Hostwinds Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 397 reviews in 7 languages
9.2
SUPERB!

Customer score for Hostwinds

  • Reliability
    9.3 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.1 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9.2 / 10
  • Support
    9.4 / 10
  • Features
    9.1 / 10

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Olin Carollo
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 8.0
  • Features 10
8.8

The flexibility of the ssd Hosting is fantastic

Service used: VPS - VPS Tier 1
Pricing is really great for what they offer. Hostwinds features are easy to use i.e. cpanel. I don’t mind paying the extra for the service and support that I have received. I have sent in support t ... Read More
Ralf Hartmann
Germany
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

My website response times have never been faster

Service used: VPS - VPS Tier 1
Since I came to Hostwinds for my hosting I've had nothing but fantastic service. Customer support has been great whenever I've had problems, and the live chat order assistant answered any questions I had about the service before I ... Read More
Irene Aravirta
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.2

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 ... Read More
Trois Jay
South Africa
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 6.0
  • Features 2.0
2.8

Misleading offers

On their VPS page (https://www.hostwinds.com/linux-vps.php) they state: "Our hosting comes standard with a suite of fully supported software applications you can't live without." - including cPanel ... Read More
 
Konstancja Wisniewska
Poland
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.2

Hostwinds give me all the control I need

Service used: VPS
It's perfect for both newbies and pros. I highly recommend HostWinds hosting.
Cpanel and user interface is excellent for beginners and those hosting a couple of domains on one account. In general ... Read More
Leea Marila
Finland
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6

Recommend for fast speed hosting

Service used: Shared
As for me Hostwinds is perfect option for webmasters who need fast loading and file accessibility speeds because they are using all the latest and best technologies for that in exception of database in shared plan, but with vps yo ... Read More
Hans Kupers
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.2

Hosting with high uptime

Service used: Shared
I wish all hosts provide such reliable services.
Uptime is on average 99.98%! I am excited of how they made servers to work so stable.
Plan comes with cpanel and some other features that I haven' ... Read More
Jim Morris
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6

No regrets

Service used: Shared
Really, I have no regrets at all after started using Hostwinds. They are offering me service we all deserve. Stability is top and servers are really fast, no slowdowns at all, and they even getting faster because of tech staff is ... Read More
Collin Durnel
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

Easy-to-use hosting account

Service used: Shared
Despite the fact I am using cheapest package my website is working smooth and I have no regrets I have started using Hostwinds so far. In fact I was surprised how quality they are with properly optimized servers that never go down ... 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 2018

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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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 - 2018

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Number of Sites Price Score
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $4.50 6.9
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $5.50 9.2
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $6.50 9.6

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
25 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB $7.50 9.0
50 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB $13.50 8.9
25 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB $13.50 9.5
50 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 2 GB $17.50 9.8
70 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 2 GB $21.50 6.0
30 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 2 GB $21.50 10
75 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 3 GB $25.50 10
80 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 3 GB $31.50 9.3
40 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 3 GB $31.50 7.4
100 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 4.5 GB $30.50 8.9
90 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 4.5 GB $41.50 10
50 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 4.5 GB $41.50 10
125 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 5 GB $37.50 9.2
100 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 5 GB $47.50 10
60 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 5 GB $47.50 9.2
150 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 6 GB $44.50 9.2
120 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 6 GB $55.50 9.2
60 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 6 GB $55.50 6.4
175 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 8 GB $54.50 9.2
140 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 8 GB $65.50 9.2
80 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 8 GB $65.50 9.2
200 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 9.5 GB $64.50 9.2
160 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 9.5 GB $75.50 9.2
90 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 9.5 GB $75.50 9.2
250 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 10.25 GB $74.50 9.2
180 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 11.5 GB $93.50 9.2
100 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 11.5 GB $93.50 9.2
300 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 12 GB $88.50 9.2
200 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 15 GB $105.50 9.2
110 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 15 GB $105.50 9.2
120 GB 6 x 3.00GHz 16.5 GB $117.50 9.2
130 GB 6 x 3.00GHz 18.5 GB $129.50 9.2

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
2 TB 4 x 2.00GHz 16 GB $99.00 4.9

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM Bandwidth Price Score
50 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 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

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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