Hostwinds Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 411 user review in 7 languages
9.2
SUPERB!

Customer score for Hostwinds

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

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Amanda Kein
United Kingdom
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

Thumbs up for Hostwinds!

Service used: Shared
That is not my first web hosting provider, but they are the ones who I can name the best. Just for me of course. Nice customer service, amazing prices and superb performance and stability created my image of Hostwinds.
Recommended? – Yes!
Thumbs up!
Abdul Wajid
Luxembourg
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

Definitely Recommend!

Service used: Shared
If my opinion is important to somebody I would definitely recommend hostwinds for a person who is in search of stable affordable hosting provider. My personal experience with them began several month ago and for now I had no diffi...Read More
Zbignev Brjinsky
Poland
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

Nothing to improve

Service used: Shared
As title says they literally have nothing to improve in their service. Every side of hosting solution provided by Hostwinds.com is outstanding and I know what I am talking about: previously I have dealt with big hosts and their su...Read More
James Saintham
United Kingdom
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

absolutely trustworthy

Service used: Shared
Why people are scared of unlimited hosting plans? I am total newbie in web hosting but I believe everyone is able to recognize scam service. Hostwinds are not scam and absolutely trustworthy. First of all they are providing guaran...Read More
Tim Feldon
Australia
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

Shared hosting service is superb!

Service used: Shared
I have been using Hostwinds for 1 year. Their shared hosting service is superb! They always reply to my tickets and I have excellent service. I'm planning to buy VPS from them.
Peter Kane
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly8
  • Support10
  • Features10
9.2

unmatched service

Service used: Shared
I am not able to review professionally the technical side of their service, because I do not have enough knowledge in that field. All I can say they are good. I am experienced user of various internet services and clearly see if c...Read More
Moira Jane
Iceland
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

I've got all I needed

Service used: VPS
Within 5 minutes I received the very first reply from their sales team, it was a sign of reliability for me and I decided to give them a try. With my VPS plan everything is working pretty fast with impressive stability. I feel the...Read More
Jacques Francoix
Canada
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

Fast as wind

Service used: Shared
I have found them via hosting related forums and from that time my confidence that choice was right is growing daily. I found Hostwinds to be highly user-friendly and supportive. My initial setup was quick with no complications. I...Read More
Samuel Lonee
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features8
9.6

review for linux shared hosting

Service used: Shared
Hostwinds is the best linux hosting for Wordpress I have ever used. They caught my attention by price and now I have not only good price - I have superb service and really good support. I moved all other (non Wordpress) sites to them as well. Voted!
Monika Eisenhauer
Germany
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

I like VPS service

Service used: VPS
I like VPS services Hostwinds provide. Because they have fast servers, fast support and powerful hardware. Good prices makes their VPS services #1 for me.

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 5.8

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
25 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB $7.50 9.1
50 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB $13.50 9.0
25 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB $13.50 9.6
50 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 2 GB $17.50 9.8
70 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 2 GB $21.50 7.3
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 9.4
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 4.2

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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