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Network Solutions opinion?

I am an asp.net developer and I respect all of your opinions in this
newsgroup.

Any opinions on how good Network Solutions is (support, hosting, speed,
reliability, etc...)?

Thanks!
Dec 19 '07 #1
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I would use Network Solutions to host my domain name, but not my web site.
Usually the domain registrars like Network Solutions and GoDaddy don't do
the best job at complex hosting. They're used to hosting non-dynamic sites.
There are a lot of complaints in the FrontPage and Expression Web newsgroups
regarding the support from GoDaddy and the lack of knowledge they have with
their hosting systems.

I would tend to recommend someone who is primarily in the business of
hosting instead of a company that is trying to sell add-on services to
domain registration. I've used CrystalTech for a lot of my sites the last
couple years due to their excellent support and price-point. Brinkster has
also offered some very reasonable rates and support for ASP.Net hosting as
well, though I have far less live experience with them.
--
Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Microsoft MVP - Expression

"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:Oj**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I am an asp.net developer and I respect all of your opinions in this
newsgroup.

Any opinions on how good Network Solutions is (support, hosting, speed,
reliability, etc...)?

Thanks!
Dec 19 '07 #2
I totally agree with Mark - on top of that, I'm converting my last 2 domain
names from Network Solutions to Godaddy (although I also wouldn't host
there, expecially with SQL Server), mainly because of the MUCH cheaper
prices

David Wier
http://aspnet101.com
http://iWritePro.com - One click PDF, convert .doc/.rtf/.txt to HTML with no
bloated markup
"Mark Fitzpatrick" <ma******@fitzme.comwrote in message
news:2D**********************************@microsof t.com...
>I would use Network Solutions to host my domain name, but not my web site.
Usually the domain registrars like Network Solutions and GoDaddy don't do
the best job at complex hosting. They're used to hosting non-dynamic sites.
There are a lot of complaints in the FrontPage and Expression Web
newsgroups regarding the support from GoDaddy and the lack of knowledge
they have with their hosting systems.

I would tend to recommend someone who is primarily in the business of
hosting instead of a company that is trying to sell add-on services to
domain registration. I've used CrystalTech for a lot of my sites the last
couple years due to their excellent support and price-point. Brinkster has
also offered some very reasonable rates and support for ASP.Net hosting as
well, though I have far less live experience with them.
--
Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Microsoft MVP - Expression

"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:Oj**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I am an asp.net developer and I respect all of your opinions in this
newsgroup.

Any opinions on how good Network Solutions is (support, hosting, speed,
reliability, etc...)?

Thanks!

Dec 19 '07 #3
Thanks.

For CrystalTech, how do they handle pointing additional domains to
subfolders in the account? What I would prefer is to purchase 1 account
then point domains to subfolders, like:
www.abc.com to /websites/abc
www.bcd.com to /websites/bcd
www.efg.com to /website/efg
etc

Do they charge extra for each new website?

Plus I would like to have email/webmail for each domain, like mail.abc.com,
mail.bcd.com and mail.efg.com.

I called them but the salesperson was not technical at all and was mostly
confused.

"Mark Fitzpatrick" <ma******@fitzme.comwrote in message
news:2D**********************************@microsof t.com...
>I would use Network Solutions to host my domain name, but not my web site.
Usually the domain registrars like Network Solutions and GoDaddy don't do
the best job at complex hosting. They're used to hosting non-dynamic sites.
There are a lot of complaints in the FrontPage and Expression Web
newsgroups regarding the support from GoDaddy and the lack of knowledge
they have with their hosting systems.

I would tend to recommend someone who is primarily in the business of
hosting instead of a company that is trying to sell add-on services to
domain registration. I've used CrystalTech for a lot of my sites the last
couple years due to their excellent support and price-point. Brinkster has
also offered some very reasonable rates and support for ASP.Net hosting as
well, though I have far less live experience with them.
--
Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Microsoft MVP - Expression

"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:Oj**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I am an asp.net developer and I respect all of your opinions in this
newsgroup.

Any opinions on how good Network Solutions is (support, hosting, speed,
reliability, etc...)?

Thanks!

Dec 19 '07 #4
Where do you host David?

"David Wier" <dw@dw.comwrote in message
news:eI**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I totally agree with Mark - on top of that, I'm converting my last 2 domain
names from Network Solutions to Godaddy (although I also wouldn't host
there, expecially with SQL Server), mainly because of the MUCH cheaper
prices

David Wier
http://aspnet101.com
http://iWritePro.com - One click PDF, convert .doc/.rtf/.txt to HTML with
no bloated markup
"Mark Fitzpatrick" <ma******@fitzme.comwrote in message
news:2D**********************************@microsof t.com...
>>I would use Network Solutions to host my domain name, but not my web site.
Usually the domain registrars like Network Solutions and GoDaddy don't do
the best job at complex hosting. They're used to hosting non-dynamic
sites. There are a lot of complaints in the FrontPage and Expression Web
newsgroups regarding the support from GoDaddy and the lack of knowledge
they have with their hosting systems.

I would tend to recommend someone who is primarily in the business of
hosting instead of a company that is trying to sell add-on services to
domain registration. I've used CrystalTech for a lot of my sites the last
couple years due to their excellent support and price-point. Brinkster
has also offered some very reasonable rates and support for ASP.Net
hosting as well, though I have far less live experience with them.
--
Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Microsoft MVP - Expression

"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:Oj**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>I am an asp.net developer and I respect all of your opinions in this
newsgroup.

Any opinions on how good Network Solutions is (support, hosting, speed,
reliability, etc...)?

Thanks!


Dec 19 '07 #5
You might also check out www.DotNetPark.com. They do exactly what you
describe and are pretty affordable.

"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:u5**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
Thanks.

For CrystalTech, how do they handle pointing additional domains to
subfolders in the account? What I would prefer is to purchase 1 account
then point domains to subfolders, like:
www.abc.com to /websites/abc
www.bcd.com to /websites/bcd
www.efg.com to /website/efg
etc

Do they charge extra for each new website?

Plus I would like to have email/webmail for each domain, like
mail.abc.com, mail.bcd.com and mail.efg.com.

I called them but the salesperson was not technical at all and was mostly
confused.

"Mark Fitzpatrick" <ma******@fitzme.comwrote in message
news:2D**********************************@microsof t.com...
>>I would use Network Solutions to host my domain name, but not my web site.
Usually the domain registrars like Network Solutions and GoDaddy don't do
the best job at complex hosting. They're used to hosting non-dynamic
sites. There are a lot of complaints in the FrontPage and Expression Web
newsgroups regarding the support from GoDaddy and the lack of knowledge
they have with their hosting systems.

I would tend to recommend someone who is primarily in the business of
hosting instead of a company that is trying to sell add-on services to
domain registration. I've used CrystalTech for a lot of my sites the last
couple years due to their excellent support and price-point. Brinkster
has also offered some very reasonable rates and support for ASP.Net
hosting as well, though I have far less live experience with them.
--
Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Microsoft MVP - Expression

"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:Oj**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>I am an asp.net developer and I respect all of your opinions in this
newsgroup.

Any opinions on how good Network Solutions is (support, hosting, speed,
reliability, etc...)?

Thanks!

Dec 19 '07 #6
Webhost4life - - http://webhost4life.com/default.asp?refid=dwier

They let me point to up to 8 domains, but if you want to point them to
specific directories, along mail for each have extra minimal charges for
each.

David Wier
http://aspnet101.com
http://iWritePro.com - One click PDF, convert .doc/.rtf/.txt to HTML with no
bloated markup
"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Where do you host David?

"David Wier" <dw@dw.comwrote in message
news:eI**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I totally agree with Mark - on top of that, I'm converting my last 2
domain names from Network Solutions to Godaddy (although I also wouldn't
host there, expecially with SQL Server), mainly because of the MUCH
cheaper prices

David Wier
http://aspnet101.com
http://iWritePro.com - One click PDF, convert .doc/.rtf/.txt to HTML with
no bloated markup
"Mark Fitzpatrick" <ma******@fitzme.comwrote in message
news:2D**********************************@microso ft.com...
>>>I would use Network Solutions to host my domain name, but not my web
site. Usually the domain registrars like Network Solutions and GoDaddy
don't do the best job at complex hosting. They're used to hosting
non-dynamic sites. There are a lot of complaints in the FrontPage and
Expression Web newsgroups regarding the support from GoDaddy and the lack
of knowledge they have with their hosting systems.

I would tend to recommend someone who is primarily in the business of
hosting instead of a company that is trying to sell add-on services to
domain registration. I've used CrystalTech for a lot of my sites the
last couple years due to their excellent support and price-point.
Brinkster has also offered some very reasonable rates and support for
ASP.Net hosting as well, though I have far less live experience with
them.
--
Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Microsoft MVP - Expression

"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:Oj**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
I am an asp.net developer and I respect all of your opinions in this
newsgroup.

Any opinions on how good Network Solutions is (support, hosting, speed,
reliability, etc...)?

Thanks!




Dec 20 '07 #7
Yes, I currently use them (for the past 3 years). I was just looking for
another solution. Their support has been terrible recently. On hold for 2
1/2 hrs, never gettings to speak to someone and disconnecting me every 20
minutes with no warning. As they grow they seem to get pricier and give
less quality support.

"David Wier" <dw@dw.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Webhost4life - - http://webhost4life.com/default.asp?refid=dwier

They let me point to up to 8 domains, but if you want to point them to
specific directories, along mail for each have extra minimal charges for
each.

David Wier
http://aspnet101.com
http://iWritePro.com - One click PDF, convert .doc/.rtf/.txt to HTML with
no bloated markup
"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>Where do you host David?

"David Wier" <dw@dw.comwrote in message
news:eI**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>I totally agree with Mark - on top of that, I'm converting my last 2
domain names from Network Solutions to Godaddy (although I also wouldn't
host there, expecially with SQL Server), mainly because of the MUCH
cheaper prices

David Wier
http://aspnet101.com
http://iWritePro.com - One click PDF, convert .doc/.rtf/.txt to HTML
with no bloated markup
"Mark Fitzpatrick" <ma******@fitzme.comwrote in message
news:2D**********************************@micros oft.com...
I would use Network Solutions to host my domain name, but not my web
site. Usually the domain registrars like Network Solutions and GoDaddy
don't do the best job at complex hosting. They're used to hosting
non-dynamic sites. There are a lot of complaints in the FrontPage and
Expression Web newsgroups regarding the support from GoDaddy and the
lack of knowledge they have with their hosting systems.

I would tend to recommend someone who is primarily in the business of
hosting instead of a company that is trying to sell add-on services to
domain registration. I've used CrystalTech for a lot of my sites the
last couple years due to their excellent support and price-point.
Brinkster has also offered some very reasonable rates and support for
ASP.Net hosting as well, though I have far less live experience with
them.
--
Hope this helps,
Mark Fitzpatrick
Microsoft MVP - Expression

"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:Oj**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I am an asp.net developer and I respect all of your opinions in this
>newsgroup.
>
Any opinions on how good Network Solutions is (support, hosting,
speed, reliability, etc...)?
>
Thanks!
>



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