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Orchard shared hosting advices

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Jan 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Could you please advise which provider to use if I want to get my Orchard blog hosted? Since it's Orchard Full Trust is a major feature I'm looking for, also good performance (page loads <0,5s) which implies the former and also the perversion of being able to run PHP along with ASP.NET.

After evaluating possibilities, Gearhost seems pretty much awesome. I've seen that a few are already using it.


Jan 31, 2012 at 2:26 AM

I use Gearhost for my own websites. I have three tenants running on a single account. It works. They also do PHP.

Jan 31, 2012 at 2:26 PM
Edited Jan 31, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Thanks, that sounds just right. I see you can host multiple domains on the same account (I might need to host two - or more - tenants under even more aliases; fairly low-traffic though, so I think it would still be fair usage). Does VuLu run on Gearhost too? And one final question: does deploying needs anything special or is as simple as with any shared hosting (meaning publishing from VS through FTP), or any special setup (like not using SQL Server CE)?

Jan 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

For discount shared hosting I use Cytanium. Always have good performance and availability even when using SQL CE 4. Great set of features for the price.



Jan 31, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Yes, VuLu, and all run on the same instance at Gearhost.

Jan 31, 2012 at 6:10 PM

@David: thanks, it looks like a neat hosting for smaller sites.

@Bertrand: your sites perform great so that's more than enough for me performance-wise. Bandwidth in the direction of Hungary is thus also enough. I think I've hit cold, still came through in about 10 secs.

Feb 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM

@David: I guess runs on that hosting?

Jun 30, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Just thought I'd mention as well an outstanding host I'm currently using - I have 2 Orchard sites hosted with SoftSys hosting (who I found via the MS webSiteSpark site):

Amazing service, great performance (so far), $100 a year with 2 SQL Server DBs. Check 'em out.