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Hostwinds Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 190 reviews in 5 languages
9.5
SUPERB!

Customer score for Hostwinds

  • Reliability
    9.7 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.3 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9.6 / 10
  • Support
    9.6 / 10
  • Features
    9.2 / 10

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Bilal M
Pakistan
  • Reliability 4
  • Pricing 8
  • User Friendly 4
  • Support 4
  • Features 6
5.2
NEW

Support doesn't work much on Saturdays and Sundays

Service used: VPS
It is good these guys have a chat window on their website, as I constantly have to ask them to update the ticket no X. Even then it is difficult to get these guys to reply to a ticket on a Sunday. What kind of service is this ? Ti...Read More
Johnny Homicidal
United States
  • Reliability 8
  • Pricing 8
  • User Friendly 8
  • Support 8
  • Features 8
8.0

Solid Company But Not My first Choice

Service used: Shared
I have had VPS with this company and they do have cool features that allow you to scale pretty much anything instantly, CPU cores, Ram etc. The support is OK though will say I have seen better I would say they are in the middle of...Read More
Blake Scissors
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

No regrets

Service used: Shared
I am with hostwinds for a year and have no complaints on how my website works. Everything is running smooth and fast. Support is also quick in replies. For not so high price I am receiving really quality hosting services and just wanted to thank their staff for that, you rock guys!
Genevieve Huriet
Monaco
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

Hostwinds is solid hosting company.

Service used: Shared
By now I had never have a down time of my websites. The best of all is the Hostwinds team, they are very professional and kind. Their support department is key benefit that makes you to stay with them. I really appreciate their cu...Read More
Eva Ferguson
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

Responsive kind support.

Service used: Shared
Finally, after so many hosts for now I feel I have found hosting provider that I will stay for long with. The main reason of my satisfaction as a customer is their support. They will happily explain things to you in a professional...Read More
Winston Kean
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8
9.2

I recommend

Service used: Shared
I am using them since May and by far had no troubles with their staff, these guys are kind and helpful.
My website is stable and loading in an instant, I believe they have done huge work to reach that low time of loading.
If nee...Read More
John Ingelbert
Canada
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

simply perfect service

Service used: Shared
According to my experience I am sure that Hostwinds is decent provider, they know methods to reach success. They are able to provide great technical aspects and client care at top level. Their control panel is easy to navigate and...Read More
Carol Speeders
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8
9.6

highly trained support

Service used: Shared
Hostwinds is comfortable to deal with for such a novice in hosting like me. They have polite staff who interact with customers in high professional manner. I have always been helped the first time around from very knowledgeable consultants. I genuinely couldn't have asked for more.
Aila Korpela
Turkey
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6

They are targeted on performance.

Service used: Shared
The main reason I have moved my websites to Hostwinds was low performance of my previous host. For the price they are providing enough resources and performance-optimized plans built on SSD with Litespeed that is really great for ...Read More
Helga Polonsky
Switzerland
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

solid servers

Service used: Shared
First contact with sales was easy and kind. They were quick and polite.
I have decided to use their basic plan at first to see what their services are.
Now I can conclude that uptime and performance are their strongest sides. No...Read More
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Jesse Jacobs
Glad to hear you are enjoying your services with us! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. If you have any questions or concerns please let any of us know! Thanks again Helga :]
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paul
My site does not index on Google. You must release DDos to the googlebot IPs. Other people are talking about it. This is the only failure of hostwinds

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.

Service Exist Price Range
Shared Hosting $4.50 - $6.50 See Plans
VPS Hosting $7.50 - $129.50 See Plans
Dedicated Server $99.00 See Plans
Cloud Hosting $13.50 See Plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.hostwinds.com

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 Price
Basic Unlimited Unlimited $4.50
Advanced Unlimited Unlimited $5.50
Ultimate Unlimited Unlimited $6.50

VPS Hosting Plans

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

Dedicated Server Plans

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

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM Bandwidth Price
Premium VPS 50 GB 1 x 3GHz 1 GB Unlimited $13.50
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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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