in a world of changing technology, when we look for places to put our apps, we're probably looking for people who are on the cutting edge of the frameworks as well. i want to draw your attention to discountasp.net. why? well, for one their feature set rocks.
- free iis7/.net 3.5 hosting during the beta (one of the early adopter hosters)
- real-time data backup tools
- great sql support with tooling as well
- silverlight support (meaning they support the default mime types)
- your own apppool
- asp.net ajax and ajax control toolkit support
- etc., etc.
but there is another reason why i like discountasp.net. they support our communities well. through my involvement with user groups over the past 12 or so years, there are many vendors that really support communities well, and these guys are one of them. in the past they've provided community organizations a free hosting account to get going and build their communities. i think this level of commitment to building and supporting a broad developer ecosystem is great.
so if you need a host, check them out and take advantage of their 3 months free for their plans!