Hostwinds Reviews and Expert Opinion

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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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The flexibility of the ssd Hosting is fantastic

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 tickets that were answered in less then one hour. Great job, hostwinds team!
Olin Carollo

Published on Jul. 20, 2018
  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 8.0
  • Features 10

Money back guarantee is meaningless

Quickly I learned that PHP 7.1 or 7.2 was not available to resellers. I immediately canceled, or tried to cancel. Hostwinds acknow... Read More
Joseph Williams

Published on Jul. 18, 2018
  • Reliability 4.0
  • Pricing 4.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 6.0

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James Bowden
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  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 10
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8.4

Email Trouble

Service used: Shared
I had just purchased the basic shared hosting plan so I could set up my word press blog. My domain had finally propagated but I was not receiving any emails on my outlook. I got into live chat with one of the support techs at Host...Read More
Marcus Adams
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.6

Prices and service that are hard to beat

Service used: VPS
After dealing with Hostgator, Hostwinds has been an extremely pleasant change of pace. They are attentive and engaged, and make me actually feel valued. I'm still learning, and if I'm stuck they are always there to try and help me...Read More
Buck Craig
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.6

Best host I have ever had!

Service used: VPS
I have a Windows VPS and a Linux based VPS with Hostwinds, and I have yet to experience any issues with either VPS. I Primarily use my Windows VPS to host a game server (Minecraft), and I have to say that I am very impressed with ...Read More
John Low
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6

Best Hosting Ever!

Service used: VPS
I like having full admin/root access to my VPS.

The ability to change from centOS to Open SuSe and back is a big plus for me.

With my own IIS, or 3cx server hosted on their network, I no longer have to fret about setting it up on my own.
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Heather Boyko
This gentleman works for this company... nice review though. I tried to get help migrating, and they were completely useless to me.
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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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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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