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HostMDS vs Hostwinds

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Pricing
8 hosting plans 32 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $4.99 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.4
4.7
Reliability 2.4
4.7
Pricing 2.4
4.7
User Friendly 2.4
4.7
Support 2.4
4.7
Features 2.4
4.7
User Reviews
3 reviews 1151 reviews
Latest positive review
Best Choice
Hyun Joon,
10
They have changed a lot since another company took over. new support is very helpful, taking you through every step and the service, the speed everything has improved. and of course very much worth it for that price.
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
Terrible service
Steve Thornton,
2.0
The day I changed hosts away from HostMDS.com
all of my hosting problems went away.
All of them.
My suggestion?
Do Not do business with HostMDS!
I have had a web site for 19+ years. I build web sites for both clients and my u... More se. As a result I know the differences between a good & a bad hosting company.
I recommend that you DO NOT do business with HostMDS' Toronto Data Center. In my opinion they do not know what they are doing. They just can't keep their servers running and online. Your site will be down more than they advertise and more than you would like... much, much, much more.
I tolerated this unprofessional level of service for several months before switching companies. Since then I have had no downtime and almost zero problems.
Update:I have been with my new host almost 10+ years now & I could not be happier.
This company, HostMDS, has been embroiled in a number of lawsuits. People I know personally have told me how they were treated by HostMDS and they lost money as a result.
In my opinion, the owners are very bad people.
Unfortunately I can't choose NO STARS BELOW, because that is what they really deserve, nothing.
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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
1 plan from $9.99 to $9.99 6 plans from $6.74 to $14.24
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Basic

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

NO LIMITS Hosting

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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Advanced

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 4
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VPS
2 plans from $9.00 to $14.00 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

VPS 20

$9.00 / 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
4 plans from $79.99 to $149.99 1 plan from $179.00 to $179.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 500 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
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Over $10 No

Ultimate

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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SSL
1 plan from $0.00 to $0.00 2 plans from $75.00 to $150.00
Under $4

Free SSL

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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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
5 of 9 4 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes 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
4 of 7 3 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django Yes Yes
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
2 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes 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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