Hostwinds Reviews and Expert Opinion

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9.2
SUPERB!

Customer score for Hostwinds

  • Reliability
    9.3 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.1 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9.2 / 10
  • Support
    9.3 / 10
  • Features
    9.1 / 10

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Evgenii Churbanov
Russia
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
3.2
NEW

Refund? Not really

Service used: VPS - SSD VPS Tier 1
On the front page they have "60 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE", I never ordered hosting from them before, so I was like "ok, if something goes wrong I can return my money, that's good" and then I ordered a VPS server from them (vps,lin...Read More
Jai Grimstone
Peru
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10
NEW

Better then my last provider.

Service used: VPS - Budget VPS Tier 3
Better then my last provider, and that's all I wanted. I have had some pretty terrible experiences in my past with other company. I am pleased with the support and features Hostwinds provides. My business is simple and very small so all my needs are met with this company.
Raul Gaylord
Bahamas
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10
NEW

Really nice web host

Service used: Shared - Advanced
In an age where there is so much competition, there is one sure way to retain your customers and get new ones – keep them happy so they spread the word, and Hostwinds delivers on every front! Thank you guys, for the last four years of incredible service, and I look forward to many many more to come!
Lui Mavin
Monaco
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10
NEW

Reasonable price with maximum number of features.

Service used: VPS - Budget VPS Tier 2
I went for their package and getting every support from them regularly. Reasonable price with maximum number of features makes Hostwinds as one of the best hosting provider available in online!...
Miras Vistarikis
Republic of Korea
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10
NEW

Cheap hosting from professionals

Service used: Shared - Advanced
Hostwinds is cheaper in comparison with other hosts, they look after their clients, and they are experienced companies working from many years. I have noticed that their support team is well equipped with latest customer managemen...Read More
Fred Sturtevant
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10
NEW

Good tech support. Happy with Hostwinds

Service used: VPS - SSD VPS Tier 1
When i made my order, it was manually approved for security. I am happy running my site with Hostwinds ssd hosting provider - recommend them to others. So i called tech support (only web host i have found with actual Skype support...Read More
Hafeez ur Rehman
Bahrain
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
2.0
NEW

Hidden Charges

Too many hidden charges... they will say dollar 1 for backup but will keep charging you extra for object storage.
i have hosted my sites almost 8 month and after 8 months they said you have to pay extra for SQL license and price increased 10 times.
Corbin Suiker
Tonga
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10
NEW

The best as usual.

Service used: VPS - Budget VPS Tier 2
Talking about Hostwinds services, I dare say they are really the best due to their top-notch services with high uptime and stable network and their prices are affordable for the webmasters with a modest budget.
Orville Steinfeldt
Turkey
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

Good value for money - hosting is fast

Service used: Shared - Advanced
If you want a website for you, your family, friends, blogs - it is a good hosting solution. For the money it is a great service. It is not for anyone being serious about their hosting, especially if it should be used for business ...Read More

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
Cloud Hosting $13.50 1 plans
SSL $75.00 - $200.00 3 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.hostwinds.com

Hostwinds Expert Review 2019

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 for a low price

Hostwinds is a good hosting company that is focused on providing affordable services to their customers, no matter which level of hosting they need. They have been in business since 2010, working out of their Dallas Texas data center. Even though they started off as a simple provider, Hostwinds nowadays offers a variety of services, from shared hosting, business hosting to cloud, VPS and dedicated server options. Although their focus is providing a good price, they still have a good list of services which you can choose from. Their data center is nicely backed up with power supplies, network connections and armed guards on site. They also offer good technical support and friendly customer service, 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 this is a feature which only luxury hosts can offer, but surprisingly enough, in terms of reliability, Hostwinds does not disappoint at all. Another nice perk here is that they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee with a 60-day money back guarantee. 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 are fairly standard, but they also have some unique features, such as their top-notch resellers and white label plans, which offer some unique features for a very low price. Hostwinds has pretty much the standard hardware but with a lot of options for upgrading. They offer a 60-day money back guarantee, which is twice what most other companies are providing. Hostwinds also has instant setup options for its hosting packages and free migration from virtually any other hosting company. Customers worried about their safety can choose to enhance it with a 256-bit encryption for one to three years at a time. All their hosting packages come with unlimited bandwidth and disk space, though of course if this is abused your account could 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. You have a few ways of contacting them, such as through their contact phone posted on the upper right corner of their website, via their ticketing system and through a live chat. 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 be doing a good job. Hostwinds also has a knowledge, base which can sometimes be helpful, as it offers plenty of information.

Pricing

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10

Excellent pricing for all their hosting options

The pricing is clearly where Hostwinds is looking to compete with the other options on the market. They have great prices for all their packages, which is nice to see. Hostwinds offers a lot of choice for shared, business, reseller and white label hosting, as well as cloud hosting. Furthermore, you can also choose VPN for managed/unmanaged Windows and Linux. The company used to offer only one option for a dedicated server, but now you can choose for yourself. Depending on which advanced option you choose, the pricier the server gets. Interestingly enough, Hostwinds also offers SSL certificates, a Virtual Private Network, domains and much more. Overall, while some of the prices are just decent, others are simply a bargain. Considering the features, this company really excels in terms of affordability.

Summary

Very nice hosting at a great price

The overall user experience with this company will be good. 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. By improving their services and adding new solutions, they have reached a new level in this industry. Pros:
  • Excellent prices & 60-day money back guarantee
  • Many great features
  • Hosting options at all levels
Cons:
  • Server specs slightly lower than the competition
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Hostwinds Prices, Plans & Features - 2019

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Unlimited Unlimited $4.50 6.9
Unlimited Unlimited $5.50 9.3
Unlimited Unlimited $6.50 5.8

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
25 GB 1 GB $7.50 9.1
50 GB 1 GB $13.50 9.0
25 GB 1 GB $13.50 9.6
50 GB 2 GB $17.50 9.9
70 GB 2 GB $21.50 7.3
30 GB 2 GB $21.50 10
75 GB 3 GB $25.50 10
80 GB 3 GB $31.50 9.4
40 GB 3 GB $31.50 7.4
100 GB 4.5 GB $30.50 8.9
90 GB 4.5 GB $41.50 10
50 GB 4.5 GB $41.50 10
125 GB 5 GB $37.50 9.2
100 GB 5 GB $47.50 10
60 GB 5 GB $47.50 9.2
150 GB 6 GB $44.50 9.2
120 GB 6 GB $55.50 9.2
60 GB 6 GB $55.50 6.4
175 GB 8 GB $54.50 9.2
140 GB 8 GB $65.50 9.2
80 GB 8 GB $65.50 9.2
200 GB 9.5 GB $64.50 9.2
160 GB 9.5 GB $75.50 9.2
90 GB 9.5 GB $75.50 9.2
250 GB 10.25 GB $74.50 9.2
180 GB 11.5 GB $93.50 9.2
100 GB 11.5 GB $93.50 9.2
300 GB 12 GB $88.50 9.2
200 GB 15 GB $105.50 9.2
110 GB 15 GB $105.50 9.2
120 GB 16.5 GB $117.50 9.2
130 GB 18.5 GB $129.50 9.2

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
2 TB 16 GB $99.00 4.2

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM Bandwidth Price Score
50 GB 1 GB Unlimited $13.50 9.2

SSL Plans

Plan Name Features Warranty Price Score
1 YEAR $0.00 $75.00 9.2
2 YEARS $0.00 $140.00 9.2
3 YEARS $0.00 $200.00 9.2
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Hostwinds
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Server Locations

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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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