Super70s/Awesome80s.com Switches to MaximumASP
April 15, 2005
We have made the switch! After eight years with Intermedia.net, we have
finally moved on to the world-class hosting provided by MaximumASP.com.
The incredible year-to-year growth in traffic as well as our development
plans required a more scalable and reliable level of service than
Intermedia was able to provide at any price.
If you are about to sign up for a MaximumASP.com server and just need a
code to save $20, enter this Referral ID: EJTA-3845
The move has actually been in the making for close to three years.
While it may well move my ranking on the Geek 100 list to near the top, I
must admit that I have been lusting after a MaximumASP server since 2002.
The solitary reason that I did not make the switch earlier was cost. I was
paying $34.95 a month with Intermedia and this move was going to cost me
an additional $165 per month. Fortunately, revenues for the sites
increased to a point in late 2004 were I could justify spending the
Of course, it's early and I may feel quite differently after I have
been with them a while. Intermedia seemed great in 1998. I will let you
know how happy we are in 90 days or so.
Update: July 20, 2005
If I had to rate how pleased we are with MaximumASP.com on a scale of 1
to 10, I could not give it anything less than a 10. I was expecting them
to perform as a world class ISP and they certainly have. There have been
glitches, most recently with a faulty switch, but they kept me informed
and always aware of any potential downtime. And the downtime has not been
noticed - no complaints anywhere. As a former Microsoft employee and IT
manager myself, I know these kinds of issues arise. I just expect the
MCSE's they have hired to be able to deal with them rapidly and
I also worked in tech support for six years and can tell the difference
between someone who will "blow you off" versus someone who truly
wants to help you, even if it means going beyond the required level of
service. And as someone who used to help people write Excel macros over
the phone - though we did not have to go that far - I appreciate the high
standard of support I get from MaximumASP.
With Intermedia, I actually had to run a script for the last two years
that would restart the Web services nightly. I had begged them to do
something about that server, but they essentially told me to check my
script, because it must be something in my code. Well, my code has been
running unmodified on my new MaximumASP server without crashing the WWW
Publishing Service once. In fact, the only reboot in the 90 days
was due to an update from Microsoft, which said it required one.
If this all sounds like a sales pitch, well, it is! The fact is that if
you are considering moving your site(s) to a premier Microsoft ASP/.Net
service provider, you should consider MaximumASP.com. If you
decide, as I have, to go with them, please use the following code when
signing up. Why? Because you will receive $20 off your first month
and Super70s.com will receive a discount on hosting this site. As I
provide Super70s.com and Awesome80s.com free of charge (and always have),
you would be doing us all a big favor and saving yourself some cash as
well. Here's that MaximumASP.com ReferralID:
Just use this "referral code" when signing up for your
account and we'll both win! If you have any trouble entering the code,
just email their sales team. They want your business and will work with
you if you have any special needs.
If you think I just wrote this to make money, think again. I rely on my
sites to generate revenue and I would not pay extra to MaximumASP if they
did not provide outstanding service and value. I have to remain
with them for these referrals to mean anything as the only compensation I
get from this code is a reduction of my monthly fees. Do you think I'd
stay with them for $199 a month if they were only as good as
Intermedia.net (which was $34.95)? I have never regretted the decision to
switch and, if you are serious about your Microsoft-based site (with or
without SQL Server), neither will you.
If you want to learn more:
Here's a link to their dedicated
Here's a link to their virtual
They also have "used"
servers that have been complete reformatted that you can get a truly great
Any of these are eligible for the referral program discount.
As always, thanks for visiting!