Hostwinds Reviews and Expert Opinion

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9.5
SUPERB!

Customer score for Hostwinds

  • Reliability
    9.6 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.2 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9.6 / 10
  • Support
    9.6 / 10
  • Features
    9.3 / 10

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Mary Yarbro
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6
NEW

Great company and excellent customer service.

Service used: Shared
Wow, what a refreshing change from my previous host!

Was having a hard time trying to find a new host, but cottoned on to HostWinds via word of mouth and the overclockers forums. On the surface they're pretty standard fare, but...Read More
Elmer K. W.
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 8.0
  • Features 10
9.2
NEW

Hostwinds is simply the best hosting company

Service used: VPS
I really been very impressed with the support provided by HostWinds.
Every time I have a problem they always respond within minutes (sometimes seconds, i'm serious!) and go the extra mile to help out. Special shout out to Adam wh...Read More
Anna Porkowska
Poland
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10
NEW

nice features, high stability

Service used: Shared
Hostwinds provides lots of features within hosting account and my account comes with really high uptime, never monitored any slow performance or downtime. Their technical support has always been fast, concise and most importantly for me, patient and kind. Keep up good work, Hostwinds!
Matilda Gunning
Australia
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 6.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.2
NEW

Consistently high level of service and support

Service used: VPS
Hostwinds customer care and server performance have been nothing but excellent. The only my concern is their price I pay for not many resources, but overall stability and technical support make me feel comfortable and safe with th...Read More
Mladenka Peric
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6
NEW

Top of the Line

Service used: Shared
To my mind Hostwinds is definitely quality host with top-notch customer care and solid server hardware. Their support guys are working 24/7 and they are friendly, patient and truly knowledgeable. Uptime is 100% for me, network wor...Read More
Hieronim Jokovic
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10
NEW

I am always very happy with the tech support Hostwinds provides.

Service used: VPS
I am always very happy with the tech support Hostwinds provides. I wanted to have my two domains transferred in and the tech person was very helpful and told me exactly what to do. It was a very easy process after speaking with the tech support.
Crescent Dube
  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 8.0
  • Features 8.0
8.4

Good Features. No major problems. Very professional staff

Service used: VPS
I have now moved all the websites for my clients to Hostwinds. Some of my clients have mentioned to me that their websites seem to run faster. I can thoroughly recommend hostwinds as an excellent company that is highly responsive and customer-focused.

Typical Hostwinds Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $4.50 - $6.50 3 plans
VPS $7.50 - $129.50 32 plans
Dedicated Server $99.00 1 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.hostwinds.com

Hostwinds Expert Review 2017

Written by: Angela Olaru

Hostwinds Rating

  • Reliability
    9 / 10
  • Pricing
    10 / 10
  • User Friendly
    8 / 10
  • Support
    9 / 10
  • Features
    9 / 10
9
Rated by Angela Olaru

Good hosting at a discount price

Hostwinds is a good hosting company that is focused on providing affordable services to their customers no matter which level of services they need.  They have been in business since 2010, working out of their Dallas Texas data center.

They offer shared hosting, cloud hosting, VPS and one dedicated server option.  While their main focus is on providing a good price, they still have a good list of services that you can choose from.  You won't, however, find the high end servers and other resources that many other hosts are offering.  That being said, the equipment that is used will still be more than enough for most customers looking for good hosting.

Their data center is very nice with backup power supplies, network connections and armed guards on site.  They also offer good technical support and friendly customer services, which makes working with this company much easier.

Uptime & Reliability

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99.9% uptime guarantee

This company has a surprisingly reliable service and includes a 99.9% uptime guarantee.  Many people would expect that a discount hosting company would oversell their shared hosting services, but that doesn't actually seem to happen with this company.

Another nice perk here is that they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee with the 60 day money back guarantee available.  This makes them a great option for anyone who is looking for good services at a low price.

Features

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Many different features to choose from

Most of what you see in their hosting packages is fairly standard.  Some of the hardware is not quite as powerful as you may expect at other companies, but the price they charge makes up for that fact. In addition to their normal services, they do offer some nice upgrade options, including the ability to have your hardware upgraded quickly and easily.

They offer a 60 day money back guarantee, which is twice what most other companies are providing.  They also have instant setup options for their hosting packages and free migration from virtually any other hosting company.

All their hosting packages come with unlimited bandwidth and disk space, though of course if this is abused your account can get suspended.  They also don't limit FTP accounts, email accounts, subdomains or MySQL accounts.

Support

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Qualified US based tech support

If you run into any type of problem you will be able to contact their US based technical support team 24 hours per day.  There have been some complaints from current and former customers that their support teams can take a little longer than desired to get an issue resolved, but overall the support teams seem to do a good job.

 

Pricing

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Excellent pricing for all their hosting options

The pricing is clearly where Hostwinds is looking to compete with the other options out there.  They have great prices for all their packages, which is nice to see.  The most impressive option that I saw was at their VPS level, which starts at under $10 per month.  Of course, whenever you work with a discount company, the quality has to give in some areas.  In this case, it is some of the server specs that you'll get.  Fortunately, however, most people who are looking for web hosting don't actually need the high end servers that many other hosting companies use.

Summary

Very nice hosting at a great price

The overall user experience with this company will be good.  There have been very few complaints about the company on their social media accounts or other online locations.  The fact that they are a low priced option would normally have raised some flags, but it seems that they do a good job balancing price and quality of services.

Pros:

  • Excellent prices
  • Many great features
  • Hosting options at all levels
  • 60 day money back guarantee

Cons:

  • Server specs slightly lower than competition
  • Limited number of dedicated server plans

 

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Hostwinds Prices, Plans & Features - 2017

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Number of Sites Price
Basic Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $4.50
Advanced Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $5.50
Ultimate Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $6.50

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
Budget VPS Tier 1 25 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB $7.50
VPS Tier 1 50 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB $13.50
SSD VPS Tier 1 25 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB $13.50
Budget VPS Tier 2 50 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 2 GB $17.50
VPS Tier 2 70 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 2 GB $21.50
SSD VPS Tier 2 30 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 2 GB $21.50
Budget VPS Tier 3 75 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 3 GB $25.50
VPS Tier 3 80 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 3 GB $31.50
SSD VPS Tier 3 40 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 3 GB $31.50
Budget VPS Tier 4 100 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 4.5 GB $30.50
VPS Tier 4 90 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 4.5 GB $41.50
SSD VPS TierS 4 50 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 4.5 GB $41.50
Budget VPS Tier 5 125 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 5 GB $37.50
VPS Tier 5 100 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 5 GB $47.50
SSD VPS Tier 5 60 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 5 GB $47.50
Budget VPS Tier 6 150 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 6 GB $44.50
VPS Tier 6 120 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 6 GB $55.50
SSD VPS Tier 6 60 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 6 GB $55.50
Budget VPS Tier 7 175 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 8 GB $54.50
VPS Tier 7 140 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 8 GB $65.50
SSD VPS Tier 7 80 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 8 GB $65.50
Budget VPS Tier 8 200 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 9.5 GB $64.50
VPS Tier 8 160 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 9.5 GB $75.50
SSD VPS Tier 8 90 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 9.5 GB $75.50
Budget VPS Tier 9 250 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 10 GB $74.50
VPS Tier 9 180 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 11.5 GB $93.50
SSD VPS Tier 9 100 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 11.5 GB $93.50
Budget VPS Tier 10 300 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 12 GB $88.50
VPS Tier 10 200 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 15 GB $105.50
SSD VPS Tier 10 110 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 15 GB $105.50
SSD VPS Tier 11 120 GB 6 x 3.00GHz 16.5 GB $117.50
SSD VPS Tier 12 130 GB 6 x 3.00GHz 18.5 GB $129.50

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
Dedicated Servers 2 TB 4 x 2.00GHz 16 GB $99.00
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Server Locations

Dallas Seattle

A few words from Hostwinds

Hostwinds is one company in a sea of hosting providers - but our clients know why we stand apart from the rest. We provide great products. We provide great customer service. We go the extra miles for our clients. We are a company that not only provides, but one that truly serves.

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