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Crazy Domains vs Hostwinds

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Pricing
16 hosting plans 32 hosting plans
Starting price $2.49 / month $4.99 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
4.5
4.7
Reliability 4.5
4.7
Pricing 4.4
4.7
User Friendly 4.5
4.7
Support 4.6
4.7
Features 4.4
4.7
User Reviews
479 reviews 1152 reviews
Latest positive review
Quick and easy!
Lucy Kuhn,
10
The Crazy Domain team have always sorted out any issues swiftly and drama free! The process is always straight forward, speedy, and efficient. They're probably the only customer service team I actually look forward to reachin... More g out to when I have an issue, because I know I'll get the help I need! Less
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
Crazy Domains - DONT CARE - WONT ESCALATE - BEURECRATIC NIGHTMARE
Shane Hollis,
2.0
Crazy domains dont care for clients.
Crazy domains have a reseller - who abandoned their business and left domain holders with no access to their domains.
We notified Crazy Domains about this around 6 - 8 months ago. We manag... More ed to retrieve that clients Auth code after hours of effort.
Now another person has contacted us. Their website and emails are down as their domain is no longer current.
Crazy Domains (CD) were contacted two or more weeks ago. They backed the resellers 'rights' and tried to contact him. Fair call - although after we outed this guy 6 months ago you would think they would clean up their act with him.
We requested the auth code sent to the registered owners email address. No!
We were told we need to provide photo id (passport) and a signed letter. Done.
We were told we needed to open a CD account. Done.
We were told to open it under the owners email address - done.
We verified the CD account via the owners email address. done.
Two weeks on they are requesting us to send more emails, despite the emails being verified etc.
We have raised an ICANN complaint.
We still have no access to the clients auth code.
CD could have sent it to the authorised email address. Now two weeks later, emails still don't work, web site is still down. Client is going nuts and now CD aren't responding to requests for escalation.
Complete bureaucratic twerps with no care for their responsibilities or clients businesses.
CD dont comply with ICANN or protect clients.
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Worst Support ever
Motaz Hakim,
5.2
I've moved from Shared hosting to Managed Linux VPS
The support team is sucks, i felt that I'm an auditor or QA on their jobs
They don't validate the requests.
For example, I've asked to only allow access to specific ports to... More only 1 country,
so all they did is added the country 2 letters in the CSF config page and added allowed ports to this country
and they didn't remove the ports from TCP_IN section , it means there's no restrictions here, all they did is like confirming allowing my country !!
so this ticket toke 6 hours, and ended up sending them the instructions how to do it , so !!
another issue, VPS assigned with IP address, this IP address was blacklisted on 3 major RBLs and outlook is blocking this IP too, and when i asked them to change it since we need a clean IP because we gonna sent emails from it, they said, it's extra cost option to change it ! and no gurantuee that new IP will be clean, why should i get a VPS with blacklisted IP ?
another topic
i tried to delist our ip from all blacklisted RBLs and outlook too,
but we faced a new issue, that our emails is not delivered in stays in queue for days
because our server lost connection with the remote mail server we are sending emails to.
Support answer: the remote server blocks your IP, talk to them to unblock
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another topic, suddennly with no warrnings your server CPU usage go to 100% with no running prcoess !!!
so you open a ticket and wait 2 hours for an answer that it's fixed !! node issue !!!!!! sorry for inconventict
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another major issue happened with Hostwinds
our VPS in server in Amsterdam,
after we migrate our emails/website from shared hosting to this hosting
we bought a volume storage 100GB and attached it to the server, and moved all emails files on it 70GB!
a history of emails a 7 years history. and everything was good for 3 days and at 4/10/2021 the say facebook was down, the amsterdam server had a network issue at 10PM and we lost all the the connections with the VPS
no way to day anything .. so i've opened a ticket and got no answer, go to live chat and got informed that there's network issue in amsterdam server, and we got access at 12AM but our CPU usage was 100% with no process running
and i toke screenshot from control panel that shows CPU usage and storage usage was 68% of 100GB
they sent me at 2 am a reply that the issue was fixed and they sent me a screenshot from the same cpu usage | storage usage
and i found that storage usage was 1% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i replyed to the ticket .. WHERE OUR EMAILS !!!
i supposed to sleep that time 2AM because i've work tomorrow at 8am need to wake up
and i couldn't sleep till they fix the server .
and got no replies, so i went to live chat and i'm fired !!!
from 2 am to 6 am all they said they don't know what happened to the volume storage and filesystem corrupted, maybe you got hacked !!!
WHAT THE HELL, GOT HACKED !! how ?? the server connection was down, and if we got hacked, the hacker will go the cloud volume and corrupt the file system ???? talk in more logic !!!
support answer, they have nothing to do with it , network issue won't affact the filesystem of the volume storage!!
and it's my fault that i didn't subscribe for backup plan!!!
when i asked is the backup plan includes volume storage ,and the golden answer: NO!
so we lost 7 years of emails history and they do nothing !!!
final conclution
Stay away from Hostwinds,
Support are sucks
Server Prices are very good, but no stability, no uptime 99.999999 like they said
alot of down times
delay in support reply on ticket
you need to validate every request with your self
Totally sucks
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Shared Hosting
9 plans from $2.49 to $9.63 6 plans from $6.74 to $14.24
Under $4

ECONOMY

$3.32 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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No
Under $8

PREMIUM

$5.97 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • 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

UNLIMITED WIN

$12.58 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • 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
No
16 plans from $4.99 to $42.74
Under $4 No No
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 $179.00 to $179.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

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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Website Builder
4 plans from $9.56 to $1,439.50
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

WEBSITE

$12.75 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
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
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Over $10 No

Ultimate

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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SSL
3 plans from $49.48 to $384.24 2 plans from $75.00 to $150.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

STANDARD

$66.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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1 YEAR

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