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3 Essentials vs Hostwinds

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Pricing
20 hosting plans 32 hosting plans
Starting price $4.00 / month $4.99 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.0
4.7
Reliability 1.0
4.7
Pricing 1.0
4.7
User Friendly 1.0
4.7
Support 1.0
4.7
Features 1.0
4.7
User Reviews
1 review 1151 reviews
Latest positive review No reviews yet
I am fully satisfied
Silvano Berardi,
10
Your sites will be in good hands, dudes. Personally, I'm a fully satisfied Hostwinds customer. They are rock. High 99% uptime and very fast servers. I developed my Wordpress Website with optimum speed using the available soft... More aculous addon in the Cpanel. Well done! Less
Latest negative review
3 Essentials has worsened to a dangerous level for any Digital Marketing agency.
Carlos ascensao,
2.0
3 Essentials has worsened to a dangerous level for any Digital Marketing agency.
I have been a customer of 3 Essentials Hosting since July 2011.
For a while they did what they were asked to do: working websites and emails and... More available, competent support.
Lately they have failed in every way.
I have 5 websites down since 4 days due to an attack.
There had already been 2 more attacks that knocked down other sites in the last month.
Their support can't bring the sites online, nor does it give me the opportunity to migrate the sites to another hosting company.
A real terror.
I'm hostage to a bunch of incompetents without knowing why, because I've never done them harm. I always paid them on time and more expensive than the market average.
Less
Nickle and Diming
Brian W,
3.6
I signed up for $10.99 per month because of the good reviews. My first month was discounted 25%. Then I notice that they are charging me $3 extra per month just to have backups. That is just plain nickle and diming. BACKUP SHOULD BE INCLUDED!
Shared Hosting
6 plans from $4.00 to $24.00 6 plans from $6.74 to $14.24
Under $4

Economy

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 GB
  • Bandwidth: 20 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
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No
Under $8

Dev

$7.16 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Basic

$6.74 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Over $10

Standard

$9.00 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: 100 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Advanced

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 4
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VPS
11 plans from $8.00 to $256.00 16 plans from $4.99 to $42.74
Under $4 No No
Under $8

1 GB

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Unmanaged Linux VPS Hosting 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10

2 GB

$16.00 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Fully Managed Linux VPS Hosting 1

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
3 plans from $100.00 to $150.00 1 plan from $179.00 to $179.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Core i3-2130

$100.00 / MO
  • Space: 250 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Servers

$179.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

1 CPU 30GB

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
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Over $10 No

2 CPU 100GB

$28.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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Resellers
No
4 plans from $5.24 to $10.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Basic

$5.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Basic plan
Over $10 No

Ultimate

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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SSL
No
2 plans from $75.00 to $150.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

1 YEAR

$75.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
1 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No No
Asia No No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
4 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 9 4 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Fantastico No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
0 of 7 3 of 7
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No Yes
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
0 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
0 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No Yes
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