aPlus.net vs Hostwinds

Comparison
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Pricing
3 hosting plans 37 hosting plans
Starting price $9.95 / month $4.99 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
1.5
4.7
Reliability 1.5
4.5
Pricing 2.0
4.5
User Friendly 1.5
4.5
Support 1.5
4.5
Features 1.5
4.5
User Reviews
31 reviews 1155 reviews
Latest positive review
Been with APlus.net and predecessors since the 1990's
Paul Snyder,
8.4
I see mostly very negative reviews for APlus. They seem to be mostly from novice users who want wordpress like sites to geeks who want bleeding edge tech. We have been using APlus and the predecessors for some 20 years. We ha... More ve had maybe 5 hours downtime and no major issues. APlus may not be great, but for us it has proven to be 99.9% reliable and extremely cheap ($9.00 month legacy plan for 8 active websites). The only issue is that they offer premium Comodo SSL certificates, which makes it more expensive for https (typically $90 a year). The good part to the Comodo certs is that they include lots of extras not available with plain vanilla ssl. Less
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
If you value your sanity - STAY AWAY!
Sunil Lala,
2.0
Probably the WORST host around. Stay away from these guys.
Their support team doesn't know. They don't learn. They don't care.
Every single time I have a support issue with them, the first thing I hear is - oh, your site isn'... More t hosted with us! Why? Because I have SiteLock for my security (their partner, by the way) and so SiteLock's IP is in the A record. It's a redirection. But no - no one in their team has figured this out in the last two years.
So then we go through the same nonsense every time - back and forth emails, back and forth phone calls, manager, senior tech person whatever. This is before they can ever GET to the actual support issue!
If you value your sanity even slightly - STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!
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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
3 plans from $9.95 to $29.95 9 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

Business

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: 200 TB
  • Panel: other
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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

E3-1270 v2

$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
2 of 6 2 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
4 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django No Yes
Perl Yes No
Ruby on Rails Yes 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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