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Pricing
3 hosting plans 32 hosting plans
Starting price $5.74 / month $4.99 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
1.1
4.7
Reliability 1.0
4.7
Pricing 1.4
4.7
User Friendly 1.0
4.7
Support 1.0
4.7
Features 1.0
4.7
User Reviews
3 reviews 1152 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
No Support & Never Gave Refund for my 11mths I paid in Advance
Jay Wesley,
2.4
It took 3wks for them to answer my first email, then they suspended my service even though I paid 12mths in advance as my domain: phorum.ws was classified as 'malicious' by google, and was such when I started hosting with the... More m. It had no been hosted for 2yrs so was in the middle of working with Google in getting it removed from this malicious list as it was there by accident, as they only thing it was ever hosted as was a phpBB forum - no malicious whatsoever. So I told the Admin I would change the domain to a different one (newly registered similar to phorum.ws) but they did not reply to email and waited the timeframe I could not complain to google for refund and deleted my account altogether!!
THE WORST SUPPORT, NO EXISTENT! And Frankly have ZERO interest in working with their customers to fix problems....
In my 19yrs online, this is the worst host by far! Stay Away please!
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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
3 plans from $5.74 to $17.34 6 plans from $6.74 to $14.24
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Basic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 10
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Basic

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

Medium

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 20
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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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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
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
North America Yes
Europe No
Asia No
Oceania No
South America No
Africa & Middle East No
Support Services
2 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
1 of 9 4 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla No Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento No Yes
Fantastico No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 7 3 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python No 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
1 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No Yes
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