Hostwinds Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 373 reviews in 7 languages
9.3
SUPERB!

Customer score for Hostwinds

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

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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
Sven Lindstrom
Sweden
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

wonderful service

Service used: Shared
I want to express my positive emotions caused by Hostwinds.com hosting service, they are truly wonderful!
My plan is implemented by litespeed, ssd and cpanel. All that gives me high performance an...Read More
Alexander Granerud
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6

No stability issues

Service used: Shared
I wanted to find a host with best stability and after several companies changed I found Hostwinds. With them for more than 4 month I had no troubles with uptime, everything was provided as guaranteed. The monitoring tool comes wit...Read More
Cosma Panicucci
Italy
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.6

reliable service at reasonable rates

Service used: Shared
These guys have real knowledge of server managing and providing stable servers and network for all of their customers be it shared hosting like I have or vps like my friend uses. All I see in their service that everything is worki...Read More
Eden Alden
Belgium
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

simply perfect host

Service used: Shared
Hostwinds' service is close to ideal, but as we know there is nothing perfect in the world, however their team is constantly trying to reach that point. Support is nothing but effective. The team was ready to help all 4 times I ha...Read More
Christina Mathiesen
New Zealand
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6

performance-based solutions

Service used: Shared
Their servers are best if you need highest accessibility and page loading speeds.
Network is working with no outages.
My plan is powered with cpanel and daily backups which is useful.
Support te...Read More
Jana Krechkova
Macedonia
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

brief summary of my experience

Service used: Shared
All I can say about hostwinds.com service is they are perfect, below are some details:
Support: they were available from the first contact till now and have good knowledge of hosting and servers.
Stability: Monitoring included i...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
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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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 - 2018

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 10.25 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

SSL Plans

Plan Name Features Warranty Price
1 YEAR $0.00 $75.00
2 YEARS $0.00 $140.00
3 YEARS $0.00 $200.00
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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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