ASP.NET Core and ASP.NET 4.6.2 Hosting

DiscountASP.NET supports ASP.NET Core on our Windows 2012 hosting platform and ASP.NET 4.6.2 is supported on our Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 hosting platform.

ASP.NET Core

ASP.NET Core (formerly ASP.NET 5) is a complete rewrite of ASP.NET from the ground up. It's a leaner, meaner .NET. Core will not always be at feature parity with the latest version of ASP.NET, but updates will roll out continuously.

  • Cross-platform ASP.NET across Windows, Linux, and Mac
  • Supports side-by-side app versioning
  • Modular framework distributed as NuGet packages
  • Single web stack for Web UI and Web APIs
  • Tag Helpers
  • Built-in support for dependency injection

ASP.NET 4.6.2

4.6.2 is the latest ASP.NET version before the official release of ASP.NET Core.

  • WPF improvements for spell check
  • Support for per-user custom dictionaries
  • Improved touch performance

DiscountASP.NET also supports many earlier versions of ASP.NET:

ASP.NET 4.5.2 hosting pricing »

  • APIs for ASP.NET applications to reliably schedule Async work items
  • APIs for ASP.NET allow better control over the HTTP headers
  • Debugging improvements

ASP.NET 4.5.1 hosting pricing »

If you are using Visual Studio 2013 to target ASP.NET 4.5.1, ASP.NET 4.5.2 is backward compatible with ASP.NET 4.5.1.

  • Async-aware debugging
  • Supported with Visual Studio 2013
  • ASP.NET App suspension
  • Easier return value inspection
  • All the goodness of ASP.NET 4.5

ASP.NET 4.5 hosting pricing »

If you are using Visual Studio 2012 to target ASP.NET 4.5, ASP.NET 4.5.2 is backward compatible with ASP.NET 4.5.

  • Asynchronous reading and writing of HTTP requests and responses
  • Support for await and task based asynchronous modules
  • HTML5 updates
  • Binding and minification of CSS and Javascript files
  • New request validation features including lazy validation
  • Web Socket support

ASP.NET 3.5 hosting pricing »

LINQ Hosting

.NET Framework 3.5 comes with the addition of Language Integrated Query (LINQ), which facilitates the process of building SQL queries. Complete with compiler and Intellisense support, LINQ makes relational data queries a first-class language construct in C# and Visual Basic.

ASP.NET AJAX 3.5 Hosting

With .NET 3.5 hosting, what was previously an extension to the ASP.NET runtime, ASP.NET AJAX is now built into the platform and makes the complex task of building cross-platform, standards based AJAX applications that much easier. With ASP.NET AJAX, developers can quickly create pages with sophisticated user interfaces and efficient client-server communication by adding a few server controls to their pages.

ListView and DataPager Controls

New ListView control provides flexibility in displaying data, by enabling complete control over the HTML markup generated. In addition, the DataPager control can handle large-record page-throughs.

WCF Support for RSS, JSON, POX

With .NET Framework 3.5 hosting, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) supports building Web services that can be exposed using standard protocols, such as SOAP, RSS, JSON, POX and more.

Visual Studio 2008 Compatible Hosting

The DiscountASP.NET ASP.NET hosting platform is compatible with the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 family suite including Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition.

ASP.NET 2.0 hosting pricing »

ASP.NET 2.0 is available on all of our Windows hosting platform environments - Windows 2012 and Windows 2008.

Data Controls

Data access can be accomplished declaratively (without code) using new data source controls. New data source controls can represent different data back ends such as SQL and XML, and there are new data-bound controls for rendering common UI for data, such as grids, details, and forms.

Login Controls

These controls provide the building blocks to add authentication and authorization-based UI. For example, login forms, user forms, password retrieval, and custom UI for logged-in users or roles.

Master Pages

This feature provides the ability to define a common structure for your site, such as a page header, footer, or navigation bar, in a common location, to be shared by many different pages from within your site.

Navigation Controls

These controls provide a common UI for navigating between pages within your site, such as breadcrumbs, treeviews, and menus.

Server Controls

ASP.NET 2.0 includes 45 new server controls that enable powerful support for data access, login security, wizard navigation, image generation, menus, treeviews, portals ...etc. Many of the new controls take advantage of core application services in ASP.NET for data access, membership and roles, and personalization.

Themes and Skins

Themes and skins allow for easy customization of a site's look-and-feel. You can define style information in a common location ("theme") and apply that style information globally to pages or controls.

Web Part Controls

Web Parts is a new family of controls that enable developers to add rich, personalized content and layout to a website, in addition to the ability to edit that content and layout directly from an application page.

There are many more administration, extensibility, management, performance, and scalability enhancements.

Find out more about our .NET hosting plan and available add-ons.