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SQL Server Hosting

Our ASP Ultimate web hosting package comes complete with SQL Server 2012 database support (SQL Server 2008 also available) and is perfect for use in business-critical web applications where backend database performance and stability are of the essence.

You should consider SQL Server if your web site is a critical component of your business and it's operation is dependant on a fast and reliable database. SQL Server hosting can also be considered as a natural progression path for web sites that currently utilise a Microsoft Access database. It is often the choice made by those who are finding that Microsoft Access is no longer suitable or reliable enough for coping with the increased traffic demands made to their web site.

What is Microsoft SQL Server?

Microsoft SQL Server is the industry leading database for business critical web applications. SQL Server is a comprehensive, integrated data management tool that enables individuals and organizations to reliably manage mission-critical information and confidently run today's increasingly complex online business applications.

How can I use a SQL Server database?

Microsoft SQL Server plugs into your web application just like any other relational database. There are a range of visual management tools that you can use to administer, manage and performance tune your SQL Server database to ensure you get the very best out of your web site. Many of these tools can be downloaded free of charge direct from the Microsoft web site.

What version of SQL Server to you provide?

We provide support for SQL Server 2016 databases which are hosting on our latest Windows 2012 servers. However we can also provide support for SQL Server 2008 databases hosted on our Windows 2008 servers. If you require support for a SQL Server 2008 database please request this by contacting us at [email protected] once you have placed your order and we can ensure your hosting package is assigned to the correct server.

What is the maximum SQL Server database size?

With our shared hosting packages a 500MB SQL Server database is provided as standard. Additional databases or space can be purchased at a cost of £24.99+VAT per database (or per 500MB of additional space) per year. Our shared hosting packages can host SQL Server databases of up to 2GB in size. We recommend a dedicated server for hosting databases larger than this.

Why use Storm Internet to host your SQL Server database driven web site?

 

  • Full Remote Access - Unlike some of our competitors, we allow you full remote connectivity to your SQL Server database and do not restrict access in any way. You are free to connect to your database using ODBC plus using admin tools such as SQL Server Management Studio to ensure that you get the very best from your database and consequently, from your web site
  • Easily transfer your existing SQL Server database - With our SQL Server hosting package, there's no need to rebuild your database from scratch should you wish to transfer an existing SQL Server database to us. If you already have a database hosted elsewhere, you can easily transfer the contents of your database using SQL Server Management Studio which is fully supported by our packages. SSMS provides you with an Import/Export wizard which you can use to upload your data and stored procedures with a couple of clicks. Click here for full details. Therefore you can have your database online with us in minutes rather than spending hours reconstructing it via SQL scripts.