Since I was going to use ASP.NET, I needed to find a Windows web hosting provider. I researched the forums on WebHostingTalk and narrowed my choices to two companies: ReliableSite.Net and SoftSys Hosting.
Both hosting companies looked good. I think SoftSys had better VPS solutions. SoftSys also was running the latest version of Windows Server and SQL Server.
In the end, the best way to pick one was to actually try them both to determine features, uptime, etc. However, I had to pick one so I went with ReliableSite.NET because it shared hosting was the cheapest. Since I am just starting out, I won’t have a lot of visitors so performance versus cost and cost won.