My first post here. I develop apps in Silverlight, ASP.NET & ADO.NET, WPF, and I'm looking for the best web hosting company for programmers. Right now my server is pretty much the developer server built into Visual Studio 2008, running locally on my PC. My machines are either a Windows 7 modern PC or an older Windows XP PC, both running Visual Studio 2008 with SQL Server Express.
There are a lot of web hosting companies out there, but after emailing some of them I get the impression what they do is host a front page for a business (i.e., index.html), and/or a one particular app that a company has developed, but they don't host lots of apps (I develop a new app every few weeks or months). I need a place that will hold my hand when I want to publish my app. Turnaround time is not that important, in that even if the IT guy gets back to me within a week that's fine. I just want to have that support.
Can anybody recommend a "programmer friendly" web hosting company? One that will support you if there's a minor glitch? Also I need for them to run SQL Server in the background since my apps use a database.