When it comes to hosting a website, there are four main options: Shared, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated, and Cloud. Each option comes with its own pros and cons. However if you are looking to host an enterprise level website where you need a high level of uptime and performance, your best option is most likely going to be Cloud hosting. At Epreneur, we recommend hosting with Microsoft Azure’s PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) offering, particularly for websites built on ASP.NET platforms such as Kentico, Episerver or Sitecore.
The key benefits of Cloud hosting are:
The only potential drawbacks of Cloud hosting are that it can be expensive to set up, especially compared with Shared hosting, and requires significant technical expertise to implement. However, for most medium-to-large enterprises, these trade-offs are worth the benefits that Cloud hosting has to offer.
Epreneur has years of experience with all of the leading Cloud hosting vendors and our preferred partner is Microsoft Azure. The key benefits of Azure versus the other Cloud players are:
Epreneur is a Microsoft Cloud Solution Partner and we have used our expertise to develop processes and practices for using Azure. Epreneur will set up, configure and tailor the Azure solution to fit your requirements and budget, and will continue to manage and proactively monitor the infrastructure and application.
Our Hosting and DevOps team bridges the gap between Azure and clients, giving you a trusted point of contact for all website hosting relating support issues. Azure allows for DevOps best practice tooling for continuous zero-downtime deployments, environment management tooling using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) practices (including change management), role-based access controls (RBAC), and security best practices.
Epreneur is one of the world’s most experienced implementers of ASP.NET websites, including Kentico, Episerver and Sitecore. A shared .NET technology framework makes Azure the perfect hosting partner for websites built on these platforms. Azure’s native support for ASP.NET also means we can provide hosting for ASP.NET sites without the overhead of managing a virtual machine (PaaS vs IaaS). This means less overheads (with the handy flow-on effect of less cost to you, the client), faster setup times and faster deployment.
We also provide hosting services and advice to clients with ASP.NET websites hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or your Local Web Services.