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HostGator ASP.NET Hosting Review

updated on Jan 26, 2016
HostGator ASP.NET Hosting Review The in-depth review of HostGator ASP.NET hosting is written from Windows platform, .NET framework support, IIS configuration, MSSQL database, technical support, and price, based on our true experience on hosting an ASP.NET MVC3 website with HostGator in the past 10 months. Overall, HostGator ASP.NET hosting is reliable, fast, secure and affordable from our editors' opinion.

HostGator ASP.NET hosting is not well-known as its rock-solid Linux shared web hosting packages. It was launched officially in May, 2011. HostGator ASP.NET hosting is young, but the experienced technical team doesn't make clients disappointed.

HostGator ASP.NET Hosting Price

There are 2 packages of ASP.NET web hosting, Personal Plan and Enterprise Plan. As introduced by HostGator, the only difference is that the former one only allows to host 1 domain on 1 account, but the latter one allows 5. The regular price is in tier to the billing cycle of order, as following.

Plan Name 1 month 1 year 2 years 3 years
Personal Plan $9.95/mo $7.95/mo $6.95/mo $5.95/mo
Business Plan $19.95/mo $19.95/mo $18.95/mo $17.95/mo

By default, HostGator offers 20% discount to the regular price, but there is a new HostGator coupon code EUNGE30OFF for 30% discount. With this coupon code, HostGator ASP.NET Personal Plan starts at $4.16/mo for 3 years' term.

HostGator Coupon Code Activation

HostGator doesn't allow coupon code for the renewal, and it provides 45 days FULL money back guarantee. So we highly recommend you signing up the first bill as long as possible, so you can not only get the best regular price, but also leverage the power of the coupon code on saving your money.

HostGator ASP.NET Hosting Features

HostGator ASP.NET Hosting supports all latest cutting-edge ASP.NET technology by leveraging the power of Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5. In the detailed manner, it includes:
  • Classic ASP
  • .NET Framework 2.0, 3.5SP1, 4.0
  • ASP.NET MVC 2/3
  • MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express database
  • IIS7.5 dedicated application pool
  • Private SSL allowed
  • Plesk control panel 10.4.4 (See Demo)

HostGator Reliability & Speed

HostGator utilizes all DELL branded servers, award-winning The Planet and Ace data centers, and the mature Windows Server 2008 R2 system. To ensure the reliability of the service, HostGator guarantees 99.9% uptime and backs this promise with complete redundancy systems for the network and power supply. And to reduce the service interruptions to the largest possible extent, the company has assigned a dedicated team of engineers monitoring and optimizing the networks and all servers.

In addition, HostGator has built its own network which is connected to 5 network carriers. The network cores, routers and switches are purchased from Cisco, Juniper and Brocade. With all these things combined, you don't have to worry about the reliability of HostGator ASP.NET hosting.

We have tested the uptime of HostGator. Check out the statistics in the following chart.

Regarding the speed of the server response and page loads, HostGator has also been doing well. The company has sufficient facilities, so overselling should not be a problem, and it has enough power to deal with traffic spikes. The availability of CloudFlare CDN is another piece of good news for webmasters desiring fast speed for customers around the world.

As one of the largest hosting providers, HostGator can deliver fast speed required by both small blogs and business sites. The monitored server response time is presented in below.

HostGator ASP.NET Hosting Security

HostGator put the security as the highest priority on ASP.NET web hosting. Their IIS environment is configured as Medium Trust Level, but not FULL trust as some other ASP.NET web hosts. This may break the flexibility on some ASP.NET site programs invoking Windows kernel, but it guarantees the security and stability of Windows server. If your ASP.NET website doesn't rely on Windows fundamental APIs, HostGator shall be your best secure option.

HostGator is also very careful on MSSQL database security. They allow remote TCP/IP 1433 connection from the client SQL Server Management Studio, but they have a firewall to prevent the connection from unknown sources. At every time you want to manage your database by SQL Server Management Studio, you need to contact their technical support, asking them to add your local IP address to their firewall white list in 24 hours.

With these actions and the knowledgeable technical staffs, HostGator ASP.NET Hosting is very secure. So far, we haven't gotten any attack, hack, or data leak.

ASP.NET Hosting Technical Support

HostGator is a large company that has several hundreds of support representatives who are working 24x7 to help resolve the issues raised by customers. The company offers extensive support, not only on server-related issues, but also on performance tuning and business operations. The support representatives are professional in PHP, ASP.NET and Windows hosting.

You can get support easily through the ticket system in the customer portal or by calling the support team with the toll-free phone number. Live chat is also available for choosing.

In addition, HostGator has developed many learning resources including written guides and video tutorials about the control panel, domain, email, and more. The forums are also well maintained for communications and experience sharing.


HostGator ASP.NET hosting is worth a try because it is affordable, secure, reliable and fast. There are many users speaking highly of the service.