.NET Core 8.x Hosting & ASP.NET 4.8.x Hosting

DiscountASP.NET supports ASP.NET 8.x Core and ASP.NET 7.x Core on our Windows 2019/2016/2012 hosting platform.
ASP.NET 4.8.x is supported on our Windows hosting platform.


ASP.NET Core is a complete rewrite of ASP.NET from the ground up. It's a leaner, meaner .NET. We support both framework-dependent deployment and self-contained deployment. We maintain a list of .NET Core versions that are installed on the servers in our knowledge base. The latest .NET Core version we support is ASP.NET Core 8.x. If the ASP.NET Core version you are using is not on the list, then you can use self-contained deployment.

  • 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

ASP.NET 4.8.x

  • Runtime – JIT, NGEN improvements
  • Antimalware Scanning for All Assemblies
  • Windows Forms – Accessibility Enhancements
  • UI Automation enhancements - LiveRegions Support in Labels and StatusStrips, Notification Events
  • High DPI enhancements
  • Introduction of ServiceHealthBehavior

ASP.NET 4.7.x

  • Performance and reliability improvements
  • Garbage collection improvements
  • HIgh DPI support
  • Enhanced cryptography support

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

ASP.NET 4.6.1 hosting pricing »

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

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.

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.