Hostwinds Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 302 reviews in 5 languages
9.4
SUPERB!

Customer score for Hostwinds

  • Reliability
    9.5 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.2 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9.5 / 10
  • Support
    9.6 / 10
  • Features
    9.3 / 10

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Olga Svrckova
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.2
NEW

Very stable and reliable hosting provider

Service used: VPS - Budget VPS Tier 2
I have used Hostwinds for a number of websites now after initially hosting with another provider overseas and they are awesome. Customer service is simply outstanding; call them up on a freephone number and speak to someone in sec...Read More
Astrid Laursen
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10
NEW

I'm really impressed.

Service used: Dedicated Server
Hostwinds' support is truly world class. I have had some issues which were not actually caused by anything to do with Hostwinds, but where others hosting companies would say that I need to contact say wordpress support (which mean...Read More
Irene Aravirta
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.2
NEW

I have had a good run dealing with Hostwinds team

Service used: VPS - VPS Tier 1
I have a very reasonable basic package but I plan to upgrade in the future. I am into open source computing and I have been able to teach myself a fair bit by using HostWinds's web hosting; the packages that come with CPanel / Sof...Read More
Steve B.
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 6.0
4.0
NEW

RUN THE OTHER WAY!!!!!!!!!

Service used: VPS
I've had my site hosted with them on a VPS server that I paid thousands of dollars for over 2 years and at first they were great. Then in the last few months they started to fall apart one tech support issue at a time. The straw t...Read More
Igor Novak
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.2
NEW

They repond quickly, know how to fix problems

Service used: VPS
It is very easy to navigate the site builder and the servers are fast. I was even able to generate more income because of the free advertising that they offer. There may be times when you have to be patient when dealing with their...Read More
Rocha Ferreira
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.2
NEW

I have been impressed with their support

Service used: Shared
Good, like I knew it would be. The great value for my money is what first attracted me to hostwinds.com and it’s the reason why several years later I’m still with them and recommend them to all my friends.

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
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $4.50
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $5.50
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $6.50

VPS Hosting Plans

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

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
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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