7 Best Free Asp.Net Hosting | Try it


👤 Diwas Poudel    🕒 Nov 9 2021    📁 Fix    📜 0 comment

Generally, asp.net websites are hosted in windows server and windows server is expensive and service providers have to buy everything from Microsoft like Windows Server OS, SQL Server, and many more. So, due to expensive hosting, there are only a few free asp.net hosting providers available in the market.

Developers, Tester, and students usually use free asp.net or any hosting providers for the following purposes.

  • To Run their hobby project.
  • To just take their local host site to live.
  • For sharing the contents and projects to colleges, and to other businesses.
  • For testing the websites.
  • Before buying the services giving a try for the free tier.

My advice is to host in the free asp.net tier only

  • if do not have money to host your project
  • if you don't take care of bandwidth and performance.
  • If you don't care about the project in the future.
  • If you are ok with downtime of hosting.

There are some asp.net hosting providers which provide their best services free of cost. Some of the free asp.net hosting providers are as follow.

1 Somee.com

Somee if a free hosting initiative which provides services for windows hosting, asp.net hosting, MSSQL hosting.

somee
fig. somee basic control panel and dashboard

Some of the important features of Somee free hosting are as follows.

  • Windows 2016 and 2012R Web Server is used for hosting free web projects.
  • Can Host different frameworks of Asp.Net application like asp.net 4.8, 4.7,4.6,4.5, 4.0, 3.5, 2.0, etc. Also, support Asp.net core 2.2 and Asp.net Core 3.1
  • Different versions of Databases are supported like SQL Express 2019/2016/2014,2012 etc. 
  • Provides free SSL certificates.
  • Provides FTP support.
  • Storage Capacity: 150 MB
  • Bandwidth: 5GB /month
  • Has dedicated application pool support.
  • Has MS SQL log size:30MB
  • MS SQL database size:30MB
  • Backup storage size:100MB
  • Has IIS 8.5 support
  • 1 x Email plan "Forwarder"
  • No credit card info is needed.
  • Has their own Cpanel.

Limitation of Somee  Asp.net Host Provider

  • Somee inserts a small advertisement at the bottom of the website to show that websites and applications are hosted in Somee.
  • Free SSL Certificates are expired every 3 months so you periodically renew certificates.
  • You cannot host every type of content especially adult content, hacking and illegal content, phishing websites, etc.
  • If the websites are not active for 30days then websites and databases get removed from Somee.
  • It has low bandwidth and storage.

So, if you host a site name "techinfo" then your complete domain name will be techinfo.somee.com. so, here techinfo is a subdomain of somee.

Click here to visit the site.

2 Smarter Asp

It is one of my favorites asp.net providers which provides 60 days free trial for different packages of hosting. They are given 60 days to try the service and if users like the service can upgrade later.

smarterasp
fig. smarterasp control panel

Some of the important features are :

  • Has its own Cpanel and it is easy to use.
  • No need for credit card information for the free plan.
  • Specialise Microsoft Asp.Net Hosting
  • Web Space: 1 GB
  • MSSQL Space : 1 GB
  • MySQL Space: 1 GB
  • Number of Site/ IIS Entry: 1
  • Can have own domain in the trial period as well.
  • Provides FTP support.
  • Can Host asp.net Core 1.x to 5.x
  • Can Host asp.net 4.8, 2.0 - 4.6.c
  • Supports Classic Asp 
  • Web Socket is also allowed.
  • Crystal Report Support
  • One-click installation of various CMS like Acquia Drupal, BlogEngine .Net CMS, RazorC .Net, DasBlog, Dotnetnuke, etc.
  • No forced advertising on websites and apps.
  • Has good help and support.
  • Can create a ticket and chat with the technical team.
  • Ads Free
  • 99.9 Uptime

Limitations of Smarter Asp Free Hosting

  • Has only 60 days for trial.
  • For 60 days trial, it does not provide SSL.
  • Access to Raw Log Files is also not allowed.
  • Does not provide Schedule Tasks/ Cron Jobs.

Click here to visit the site.

Also Read: Best Free MSSQL Database Hosting Provider

3 Free Asp.Net Hosting 

If a .net developer or student looking for free asp.net hosting then Free Asp.Net Hosting can be a better choice. This hosting provider's main goal is to educate anyone who wants to learn to code and gives tools like hosting for free to help them.

In a free tier, it provides the following features.

  • 5 GB Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Dedicated Application Pool
  • Support .Net 5.0, .Net Core 3.1 and .Net Framework 4.8
  • Support Classic Asp
  • Can add a domain for free
  • No Credit Card Needed

Click here to visit.

4 MyWindows Hosting 

Like Smarterasp, MyWindows Hosting also provides 60 days free trails. It has the following useful features for free:

  • One Installation for DotNetNuke, nopcommerce,Kentico CMS,Blog Engine,Orchard CMS
  • No credit card is needed to use the free trial
  • Supports SQL server 2019, MYSQL 5.
  • ASP.Net Core 5.x
  • Asp.Net 4.8
  • 10Gb/month bandwidth
  • 1GB Disk Space
  • 1GB Web Space
  • 1GB SQL Space
  • Provides 1 FTP
  • 128 MB RAM/Memory Allocation 
  • Can create a ticket and chat with the technical team.
  • Ads Free

It has similar features to SmarterAsp.

Limitations of My Windows Hosting 

  • Has only 60 days for trial.
  • For 60 days trial, it does not provide SSL.
  • Access to Raw Log Files is also not allowed.
  • Does not provide Schedule Tasks/ Cron Jobs.

Click here to visit the site.

Also Read : Best and Top .Net CMS Platforms.

5  MyAsp.Net

MyAsp.Net has the same interface as Smarterasp. So, the owner of smarter asp and myasp.net might be the same.

It has the following important features

  • Support IIS 10. x 
  • Supports Latest asp.net 5. x
  • Supports Asp.Net 4.8.x - 2.x
  • Supports SQL Server 2019 - 2008
  • MySql 8.x - 5.x
  • Provides free supports
  • No Credit Card Needed
  • Instant Installation Facilities.

Limitations 

  • You cannot host adult content, illegal content, phishing websites.
  • Has only 60 days for trial.
  • For 60 days trial, it does not provide SSL.
  • Access to Raw Log Files is also not allowed.
  • Does not provide Schedule Tasks/ Cron Jobs.

Click here to visit the site.

6 Microsoft Azure

As C# and asp.net belong to Microsoft. So, you must be able to host any type of .net application in Microsoft Azure. You can use the free tier for 1 year and you try to upgrade then pay as

you use.

Limitations

  • Requires credit card information
  • Only provides 1 year for trial purposes.

7 Amazon Web Hosting 

Amazon also provides asp.net hosting services. It will be running on Amazon EC2 Windows Server. It provides RDP to connect to Windows Instance. You can deploy any .net application in Amazon EC2 Server.

Limitations

  • Requires credit card information
  • Only provides 1 year for trial purposes.

FAQ:

Is free asp.net website hosting any good?

Ans: It depends on your needs.If you just want your presence on the web and want to show your hobby and personal information you can use it. Also if you do not want it for the long run then you can use it.

Can I host asp.net web API for free?

Ans: Yes you can. Please try any above free hosting providers.