Afrihost vs Hostwinds

Comparison
Compared options Visit Afrihost Visit Hostwinds
Pricing
0 hosting plans 34 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $4.99 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
1.8
4.7
Reliability 1.5
4.5
Pricing 2.0
4.5
User Friendly 2.0
4.5
Support 1.5
4.5
Features 2.0
4.5
User Reviews
99 reviews 1155 reviews
Latest positive review
Router mafia
Carl Nel,
8.0
After being a hosting and ADSL client since 2007, bidding them farewell for forcing the use of routers of their choice on Fixed LTE subscribers.
Great Support and Price
Grant Oakes,
9.2
I've used Hostwinds for nearly 2 years and they have been excellent during my stay. However, I am looking at leaving because they have IP issues, mainly, some of the major (Gmail, Outlook, MSN, etc) ISP's block email traffic,... More claiming it's SPAM. Apparently, they have some SPAMMERS on their servers and some IP blocks are blacklisted. I have been forced to get a Gmail account so I can send outbound emails, which is a major pain. I've raised this issue with tech support too many times to count but the problem persists. I'd love to stay with them but I have to move on. Less
Latest negative review
15 yrs still get rip off!
JS du Toit,
2.0
I can never recommend this company for anyone. Tried them on and off for last 15 yrs and each time there something that happend or something horribly go wrong! There support staff reading off manual what to say to client and ... More even lies to there clients about anything. Thats why left again this year this stupid company. There email server was last year hacked and 40 000 rand of bank detail fraud was commited and they still denied it and showed people outside afrihost had access to there servers backbone. This sad and cost alot for us and will never recommend to host or use there services at all. I can tell you alot of stories bud trying to keep short and simple . Stay away! Less
Terrible hosting
STEPHANIE GILLUM,
2.0
Terrible hosting. Even one Wordpress site does not work on the "Ultimate Business" tariff plan!!! The support service does not solve the problem! When I don't use the site, the RAM is not used. As soon as I work with the site... More , I do elementary things: creating a new Wordpress page, adding a product, then the RAM is working at maximum and the site gives a 503 error. This can't be on a simple Wordpress site. Your hosting works disgusting! Less
Shared Hosting
No
6 plans from $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Basic

$5.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Over $10 No

Ultimate

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
No
17 plans from $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4 No

Start for free

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No

Unmanaged Linux VPS Hosting 1

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

Fully Managed Linux VPS Hosting 1

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
No
1 plan from $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Dedicated Servers

$122.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
4 plans from $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4 No

Free trial

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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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 $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Basic

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

White label

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: whm
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SSL
No
2 plans from $4.99 to $328.99
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 2 of 6
North America No Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East Yes No
Support Services
0 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support No Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase No Yes
CMS support
2 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
1 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No Yes
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
1 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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