Everleap Shared Cloud Customer
Q&A with XIGLA SOFTWARE
XIGLA SOFTWARE is based in Medellín, Colombia, and makes function-specific apps written in .NET and Classic ASP to add functionality to websites. Some of their products include a newsletter manager, banner manager and calendar, among many other .NET software solutions.
After years on a classic shared hosting plan with our sister company DiscountASP.NET, XIGLA recently decided to move to our cloud based hosting platform Everleap. We wanted to learn a little more about what prompted the shift, so we talked with XIGLA CEO and Production Engineer Juan David Arbeláez to get the scoop.
Everleap: What made you choose DiscountASP.NET initially for your web hosting needs?
XIGLA: When we started XIGLA SOFTWARE our aim was to develop affordable yet great Classic ASP software solutions that customers could just plug into their sites. We were just a couple of dreamers with a bunch of ideas, a whole lot more requirements and unfortunately, not a lot of money.
When looking for hosting for our web site, we had to deal with a simple (yet complex) dilemma - either pay a lot to get great technical support or don’t pay much but don’t ask for much.
We tried both routes. At first we went with a cheap hosting company and soon we were facing all kinds of troubles: the site going down, security issues, you name it. Then we went to the other extreme and hosted with one of the most expensive shared hosting companies around. Yup, great support, but was it ever expensive!
Then we found DiscountASP.NET. With their focus on Classic ASP developers and a great price, we thought, let’s give them a shot! And so, here we are 7 years later and we haven’t considered any other host since then. It has just been perfect!
Tell us about your experience with the DiscountASP.NET team.
These people know what they are doing and that’s something that is really appreciated in the software development business. We went there to host our classic ASP solutions and then when ASP.NET took over, DiscountASP.NET was ahead of the game.
In fact, they have always been. They offer you the chance to test new technologies as they are about to be released, so that you can be sure that everything will work flawlessly on D-Day.
Support time is fantastic and I haven’t had any issues with them at all. Sometimes, when the issues have been our fault (yes people, we the customers make a lot of mistakes too, and usually blame our providers for them), they have taken the time to let us know and even followed up to see how are doing. Amazing!