Are you a Web Developer? Want to Know How to Avoid Suspicious Hosting Companies and Get More For Less??

There are tons of hosting companies available for developers to do business with. With such a huge sea of options available it can be overwhelming to try and make heads of tails of it all. In this article we are going to go focus on the difference between generic hosting companies and services like ASPnix.


If you are earnestly seeking to get the most out of your hosting provider you probably didn’t get here by accident. You likely already discovered on your own that there are a lot of companies who offer the exact same options. If it is starting to seems suspicious then you are on the right track. That’s because many hosts are nothing more than middlemen. They don’t have a datacenter, they don’t pick which options they provide. They are selling a third party service to you and collecting the markup. Companies like our own, offer white label options which resellers all around the world buy from us and sell to others.


There isn’t anything wrong with being a reseller, but many aren’t able to offer troubleshooting or technical assistance if there is a problem. They don’t have the same level of access to their computers and they often only have 1 or 2 employees. If you have an issue they may not be able to help.

It goes without saying that ASPnix has 24/7 customer support. We have our own datacenter in Denver Colorado. Many of the best rehosting companies around the world are buying white label services from us and selling a limited version of our services to you. We have discounted rates, high uptime, unlimited storage, and lightning fast bandwidth. They make a good profit and you still get a superior service with the caveat that you are paying a little more and get quite a few less options.


So this the real kicker. As we discussed there are plenty of hosting companies. Many hosting companies are just reselling our services or one of our competitors services. So what are you missing if you go through them??

The answer: A whole lot if you are a web developer.

Here is the immense list of developer options and features provided at

Development Tools

Microsoft Technologies

  • Classic ASP

  • .NET Framework v2.0

  • .NET Framework v3.0

  • .NET Framework v3.5 SP1

  • .NET Framework v4.0

  • .NET Framework v4.5

  • .NET Framework v4.5.1

  • .NET Framework v4.5.2

  • .NET Framework v4.6

  • .NET Framework v4.6.1

  • .NET Framework v4.6.2

  • .NET Framework v4.7

  • .NET Framework v4.7.1

  • .NET Core 1.0.1 – 2.0.5 *NEW


  • ASP.NET AJAX Extensions

  • ASP.NET Integrated / Classic Application Pool Modes

  • ASP.NET Full Trust by Default

  • ASP.NET Mobile Controls

  • 32 / 64-bit Selectable Application Pool Bitness

  • Enterprise Library 4.1 / 5.0

  • Entity Framework 4.1

  • IE Web Controls

  • IIS7 Rewrite Module 2.0

  • SSI (Server Side Includes)

  • MDAC 2.8

  • MSXML 4.0 Parser

  • MSXML 6.0 Parser

  • MVC v1.0

  • MVC v2.0

  • MVC v3.0

  • MVC v4.0

  • MVC v5.0 Compatible

  • MVC v6.0 Compatible

  • Microsoft ASP.Net Web Pages

  • Office Web Components

  • Report Viewer 2005 / 2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2015

  • SOAP Toolkit 3.0

  • Access Runtime Engine 2007 / 2010 / 2013

  • FoxPro OLE DB Provider

  • Visual C++ 2005 / 2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2013 / 2015 / 2017

  • WebSocket Protocol Supported

  • Web API Supported

  • WSE Runtime 3.0

  • WCF RIA Services 1.0

  • Microsoft IIS Remote Management

  • Microsoft Web Deployment

Open Source


  • Parent Paths

  • PHP 5.2.x

  • PHP 5.3.x

  • PHP 5.4.x

  • PHP 5.5.x

  • PHP 5.6.x

  • PHP 7.0.x

  • PHP 7.1.x

  • PHP 7.2.x *NEW

  • PHP Phalcon Framework 3.3.x *NEW

  • Available PHP Extensions


  • ASPCrypt

  • ASPEmail

  • ASPgrid

  • ASPJpeg

  • ASPupload


  • ImageEffects

  • ImageGlue (v7.2 and v7.3)

  • ABCocr

  • ABCpdf (v8.1, v9.1 and v10)

  • ABCUpload

  • WordGlue .Net

Dundas (ASPAlliance)

  • Dundas Mailer

  • Dundas Upload

/n Software

  • IP*Works! V9 .NET Edition

  • IP*Works! SSL V9 .NET Edition

  • IP*Works! SSH V9 .NET Edition

  • IP*Works! S/MIME V9 .NET Edition

  • IP*Works! Encrypt V9 .NET Edition

  • IP*Works! OpenPGP V9 .NET Edition

  • IP*Works! S/SNMP V9 .NET Edition

  • IP*Works! Zip V9 .NET Edition

  • IP*Works! WS V9 .NET Edition

  • IP*Works! Auth V9 .NET Edition

  • IP*Works! IPC .NET Edition

  • QuickBooks Integrator V6 .NET Edition

  • E-Payment Integrator V6 .NET Edition

  • Direct Payment Integrator V6 .NET Edition

  • PayPal Integrator V5 .NET Edition

  • E-Banking Integrator V4 .NET Edition

  • Shipping Integrator V5 .NET Edition

  • EDI Integrator V9 .NET Edition

  • X12 Integrator V9 .NET Edition

  • ERP (SAP) Integrator V2 .NET Edition

  • EDIFACT Integrator .NET Edition

  • SharePoint Integrator V4 .NET Edition

  • Google Integrator V2 .NET Edition

  • Amazon Integrator V6 .NET Edition

  • Azure Integrator V2 .NET Edition

  • Spreadsheet Integrator .NET Edition

  • 3-D Secure Integrator V6 .NET Edition


  • ASPSmartUpload

  • CharDirector for Classic ASP

  • Helicon APE (Apache .htaccess emulator)

  • Sub Web Applications

  • WAP Support

  • WinHTTP 5.1

  • JMail.Net

  • JMail COM (Classic ASP)

  • FreeSMTP.Net


  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 *NEW

  • Microsoft SQL Fulltext Search

  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2005

  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2008

  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2010

  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2012

  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2015

  • Microsoft SQL Server Compact v3.5 SP2

  • Microsoft SQL Server Compact v4.0 SP1

  • Microsoft SQL Server Backups/Restore (myLittleBackup)

  • Microsoft SQL Server Web Manager (myLittleAdmin)

  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Access

  • Microsoft Access Databases (Multi Language)


  • MyODBC 3.51 and 5.1 for MySQL

  • MySQL Administrator Access

  • MySQL Server 5.7

  • MySQL Web Administrator (phpMyAdmin)

  • MySQL .Net Connectors v5.0.3 – v7.0.7

  • MySQL Remote Management / Access

  • SSL MySQL Connection Available

  • Nightly Database Backups


  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (Addon available)

  • Microsoft Exchange Web Services (Free Addon)

  • Integrated XMPP Chat Services (Free Addon)

  • Temporary E-mail alias support

  • 50GB E-mail Disk Space per Domain

  • 50MB Email Attachment Size

  • Anti-Virus Protection / Hourly virus definition updates

  • Industry leading Cyren (formerly Commtouch) spam filtering

  • Auto Responders

  • Catch-All support

  • E-mail Store and Forward supported

  • Mailing Lists

  • Alternate SMTP Ports Available

  • IMAP Access

  • POP3 Access

  • Secured IMAP Access Available

  • Secured POP3 Access Available

  • Secured SMTP Access Available

  • Custom Rules / Filters

  • SSL 256 bit Encrypted WebMail (HTTPS)

  • Web-Based E-Mail Interface

  • Web-Based E-Mail Interface specifically for mobile devices


  • Adobe Flash

  • Adobe Shockwave

  • Custom MIME Types

  • MIDI File Support

  • Real Media Audio & Video

  • Streaming Audio Support

  • Streaming Video Support

  • Windows Media Video (WMV)

Control Panel

  • Access to RAW Log Files

  • ASP.Net Applications on Folders

  • Custom Error Pages (400, 401, 403, 404, 500)

  • Detailed Website Statistics – Powered by SmarterStats v11 *NEW

  • DNS Zone Editor

  • FTP Download / Upload Resume Support

  • SFTP Support (With private / public certificates)

  • Online File Management

  • Customized FTP permissions, quotas, and access levels

  • Control Panel File Manager

  • SSL Certificate Management

  • SSL Secure Control Panel Access

  • Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate Automation

  • Virtual Directories

  • Web Forwarding Domains