Microsoft is offering free Web hosting to students of the United Kingdom. Reason? Well it’s simple enough. Linux/Apache based hosting is pretty much cheap but Windows hosting is unaffordable for the students. All you need is a .ac.uk (Academic UK domain) email address to get a promotional code. You can get the promotional code by posting a comment in Ed Dunhill’s Blog or by sending an email.
The UK students will enjoy these features for free:
- Windows Server 2008, IIS 7, 500 MB disk space.
- SQL Server 2005 database.
- Support for ASP.NET 2.0, .NET 3.5, classic ASP and PHP.
Well, I’ve only one question for Microsoft. Don’t we (the Indian students) deserve free hosting?
For more information please visit the Ed Dunhill’s Blog.
This is an old offer from Microsoft. However it’s still valid.