Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm looking for a hosting provider of IIS/ASP.NET sites that also allows access to Oracle databases (at a minimum they'd need to install the Oracle instant client plus Oracle ODBC drivers). Any ideas?

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

I would truly suggest you to have a look at ASPHostDirectory. This host provides a truly flexible hosting and they would "probably" allow you to install Oracle db and Oracle ODBC driver in case you have a decent budget.

I personally have not hosted an Oracle database before, however, I do host RIA Service (Silverlight 3) application - a very NEW technology by Microsoft - with them. Initially, I would have to request them to install it and surprisingly, they do allow me to do so. I am excited to understand that they are very flexible when coming to "understand" the customer needs.

As long as the Oracle does not cause any issue to their server, I am almost positive that they will certainly give you a "go-ahead" :)

share|improve this answer

I could offer you some recommendations but I would need a bit more information. compliance regulations? storage requirements? shared , dedicated or cloud?

share|improve this answer
1. Compliance regulations are not an issue. 2. I wouldn't need much local storage, most of my stuff doesn't persist on the server (.pdf files before they are purged, code). Anything with a few GB, or more, would do fine. 3. I'd consider any of the 3 options. I'm looking at EC2 since then I could do whatever I want but paying ~$1,000 per year is a little much for me. – tmcallaghan Jul 28 '09 at 14:10

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.