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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Fabien Aubigne
France
  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 8.0
  • Features 10
9.2

Hostwinds is one of the best services available

Service used: Shared
I have been using hostwinds for 2,5 months and I am very satisfied with the support which they provide. The overall speed of my website is excellent. Thanks to James as he helped me a lot in the pa...Read More
Aila Korpela
Turkey
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6

They are targeted on performance.

Service used: Shared
The main reason I have moved my websites to Hostwinds was low performance of my previous host. For the price they are providing enough resources and performance-optimized plans built on SSD with Litespeed that is really great for ...Read More
Helga Polonsky
Switzerland
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

solid servers

Service used: Shared
First contact with sales was easy and kind. They were quick and polite.
I have decided to use their basic plan at first to see what their services are.
Now I can conclude that uptime and performance are their strongest sides. No...Read More
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Jesse Jacobs
Glad to hear you are enjoying your services with us! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. If you have any questions or concerns please let any of us know! Thanks again Helga :]
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paul
My site does not index on Google. You must release DDos to the googlebot IPs. Other people are talking about it. This is the only failure of hostwinds
Landon Terevans
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6

The only trustworthy place to host

Service used: Shared
I've been tracking my site with uptime monitoring and haven't had even 1 second of downtime since the initial setup. My website is also loading quickly and network speed gives me ability to quickly...Read More
Lincoln Myles
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.6

terrific service

Service used: Shared
Their support is easily reachable and the quality of responsiveness surpasses the customer service of any other web hosting company I have used before. Uptime has been 100% and network/server speed...Read More
Tobby Leister
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.6

Hosting with no troubles

Service used: Shared
Hostwinds is the host that deals no damage to your online reputation and working simply outstanding. Stability of network and server reaches 100% of overall time. Also I have no complains on loading speed...Read More
Walter Sutt
Germany
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 8.0
  • Features 10
9.6

Good speed and load tme in Europe

Service used: VPS
Being located in Germany I continue using US based VPS hosting services, because I have several advantages: price (not high), site load speed - high, uptime is almost 100%. Also like their attitude to me as to their client.
Vince Vanutaru
Moldova
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 8.0
  • Features 8.0
9.2

Loads fast in Eastern Europe!

Service used: Shared
When I started with hostwinds I was worried about connection speed and site loading in my location. But once we started my site loaded fast and remain loading fast in my location. That is really go...Read More
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Jesse
Glad to hear everything is working out for you Vince! Thank you for taking the time to write about our services and how they are working out for you. It means a lot to all of us here at Hostwinds when people like you recognize the...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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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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