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.
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.
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.
We provide support for SQL Server 2008 databases (both R2 and non-R2 versions) which are hosting on our latest Windows 2008 servers. However we can also provide support for SQL Server 2005 databases hosted on our Windows 2003 servers. If you require support for a SQL Server 2005 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.
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.