Hostwinds Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 436 user review in 8 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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Eliano Longo
Italy
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly8
  • Support10
  • Features8
9.2

nothing negative to say

Service used: Shared
Hostwinds.com techies are doing their job at best way ever possible. Their servers are working with no downtime, slowdown and not oversold. That is only because of their high professionalism and fast reaction on troubleshooting. I...Read More
Greg Van Fall
Netherlands
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features8
9.6

Superfast support

Service used: Shared
I had several issues with my web site and had to use hostwinds support. I got rely within 2-3 minutes and get issue solved in 5 minutes. That is amazing. Recommend this host to everyone!
Michael Chase
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

highly recommended company

Service used: Shared
So many reviews already posted on them so I don't really know what to say, nothing new you won't hear from me regarding hostwinds' service. I cannot professionally judge their technical side, but customer care is top. You are free...Read More
Scott McLattern
United Kingdom
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

Only pluses

Service used: Shared
Hostwinds has only pluses:
- price. Neither high nor low. I would call it affordable
- lovely guys in the support and billing department
- no downtime
Odon Swensson
Sweden
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features8
9.6

Performance we all deserve

Service used: VPS
Truly! Server performance is really high with fastest loading of websites, ftp upload/download speeds are blazing fast and high accessibility to databases. I thank skilled hostwinds staff who know how to optimize server hardware a...Read More
Mike Ubran
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

Absolutely great!

Service used: Shared
Hostwinds is really great hosting providers. I wanted to open my personal web site and signed up for them. Service is great and worth money paid!
Dani Musaldo
Portugal
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

No regrets

Service used: Shared
In reality I have no regrets of using this company. They are offering affordable deals and good services. Everyone would be definitely satisfied with them and I already did it. My websites hosted on hostwinds servers are loading q...Read More
Milosh Juric
Serbia
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
9.6

The best US VPS!

Service used: VPS
I had shared hosting account with Hostgator and was happy enough. But some time ago their services become really bad and that's why I decided to move to the VPS and started with Hostwinds. They did not have several payment options...Read More
Julia Barbosa
Spain
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

Server full of power

Service used: VPS
My VPS was purchased 2 month ago and still its uptime 100%.
Personally I love their management that is provided for free with my plan and delivered in a high quality way.
They have ticket support that is available for almost all...Read More
Fred Goretz
Australia
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

My first host. So far really good.

Service used: Shared
I used to have free hosting services for my WP blog, but 1 year ago I moved to Hostwinds and so far I;m really happy regarding the services. I do not pay that much and get in return nice customer service, fast support and really good service.
So far they are really good!

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
Resellers $3.29 - $5.17 3 plans
SSL $75.00 - $200.00 3 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.hostwinds.com

Hostwinds Expert Review 2019

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

Expert Overview

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

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

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

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

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 - 2019

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Unlimited Unlimited $4.50 7.3
Unlimited Unlimited $5.50 9.1
Unlimited Unlimited $6.50 5.8

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
25 GB 1 GB $7.50 9.2
50 GB 1 GB $13.50 9.0
25 GB 1 GB $13.50 9.1
50 GB 2 GB $17.50 9.9
70 GB 2 GB $21.50 7.3
30 GB 2 GB $21.50 10
75 GB 3 GB $25.50 10
80 GB 3 GB $31.50 9.5
40 GB 3 GB $31.50 7.4
100 GB 4.5 GB $30.50 8.9
90 GB 4.5 GB $41.50 10
50 GB 4.5 GB $41.50 10
125 GB 5 GB $37.50 9.2
100 GB 5 GB $47.50 10
60 GB 5 GB $47.50 9.2
150 GB 6 GB $44.50 9.2
120 GB 6 GB $55.50 9.2
60 GB 6 GB $55.50 6.4
175 GB 8 GB $54.50 9.2
140 GB 8 GB $65.50 9.2
80 GB 8 GB $65.50 9.2
200 GB 9.5 GB $64.50 9.2
160 GB 9.5 GB $75.50 9.2
90 GB 9.5 GB $75.50 9.2
250 GB 10.25 GB $74.50 9.2
180 GB 11.5 GB $93.50 10
100 GB 11.5 GB $93.50 9.2
300 GB 12 GB $88.50 9.2
200 GB 15 GB $105.50 9.2
110 GB 15 GB $105.50 9.2
120 GB 16.5 GB $117.50 9.2
130 GB 18.5 GB $129.50 9.2

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
2 TB 16 GB $99.00 3.8

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM Bandwidth Price Score
50 GB 1 GB Unlimited $13.50 9.2

Resellers Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Basic Unlimited Unlimited $3.29 9.2
Advanced Unlimited Unlimited $4.23 9.2
Ultimate Unlimited Unlimited $5.17 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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