Latest positive review
Despite reading on some sites that the performance/speed isn't that great on some forums, but since every other service had an insane price increase after 3TB (and I wanted/needed 4TB) I took their offer and I've been very ha...
ppy with it ever since. Over all a great choice if you need a lot of storage sort of as a "cold storage".
In terms of reliability, basically never down, they just recently had an IP change, which was really the only downtime (apart from a user error on my side) I've every had with them.
Pricing is great. (literally nothing to add, price is just great)
While their support is a bit slow, you usually get a response the same day if not the next, during holidays it can take a bit longer. They are always trying their best and very friendly. I had an issue where something broke the bootloader and they were eager to help with mounting a rescue ISO to the VM. (It didn't work, but i was able to "sanboot" via iPXE to an Ubuntu live ISO and repaired things from there). It was during Christmas so I wouldn't call it exactly their fault for being slow.
Their customer UI is some off-the-shelf thing but works well.
I had/have an issue with upload speed sometimes being very slow but their support was always helpful with whatever weirdness was going on.
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...
aculous addon in the Cpanel. Well done!
Latest negative review
They didn't reply of tickets. They did not solve server issues. My server was down for a 1 month they didn't fix it. I have paid them 3 months in advance. Then i request for cancelation and refund of payment. Now it's 3 month...
s i didn't get the refund nor they reply the ticket.
Now, i don't have server with them still they are charging the amount which they have to refund me.
Please never trust or buy from this company.
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...
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 ?
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
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
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 !!!
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