20 hours ago, Sven Groot wrote
Hm? My site runs on discountasp.net shared hosting, and literally all I do is click publish in VS. I've also used other shared hosts and never had any problems with it.
Depends on the features you need, I guess.
IMO, the main weakness of the stack is represented by the fact that IIS is tightly integrated with the OS, which makes upgrading more difficult and more expensive for the hosting companies. I still remember having to wait until 2010 before IIS7 could be taken for granted and, even then, I still hit a couple of problems with a "locked down" configuration that wouldn't allow some specific features to be used.
With a little luck, we'll soon have a cloud provider that seriously competes with shared hosting...