Phurix vs Hostwinds

Comparison
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Pricing
9 hosting plans 37 hosting plans
Starting price $2.45 / month $4.99 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
2.0
4.7
Reliability 2.0
4.5
Pricing 2.0
4.5
User Friendly 3.0
4.5
Support 1.0
4.5
Features 2.0
4.5
User Reviews
1 review 1155 reviews
Latest positive review No reviews yet
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
Very Poor Support
John Irvine,
4.0
Recently my client and I both lost our email services on a phurix host. It was reported to normal support and through their 'urgent' support route but their response was nothing, not even an acknowledgement. 10 days later and... More many emails from us and still no response.
I was on the basic personal option but my client was on small business level option and loss of emails was a serious issue for them so we had no choice but to move to another host. I changed our MX records to point to the new host and got our email functionality back instantly, then I redirect our nameservers. This issue was not the only time we've had poor support so moving hosts had already been discussed; this was the final straw though.
The new host is fastcomet.com and actually worked out cheaper than phurix as we're combining our domains onto the one host, but price is not the main concern, it's the support and so far it has been very good from fastcomet, with a support ticket and online chat options available - something that phurix used to have but dispensed with several years ago unfortunately.
Also their claimed 100% reliability is only on the network connectivity - it doesn't include server downtime!
There may be a solid reason for their total lack of support but as we don't know what this is we didn't have much choice; they've hosted several domains for me for over 10 years but loyalty only goes so far, bye bye phurix.
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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 $2.45 to $140.10 9 plans from $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4

Personal

$2.45 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: 10.04 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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No
Under $8

Family

$6.10 / MO
  • Space: 1 GB
  • Bandwidth: 30 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Basic

$5.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Over $10

Small business

$12.13 / MO
  • Space: 2 GB
  • Bandwidth: 60.01 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Ultimate

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
3 plans from $2.45 to $140.10 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

Silver

$19.40 / MO
  • Space: 4 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
3 plans from $2.45 to $140.10 1 plan from $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Entry

$77.14 / MO
  • Space: 512 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Servers

$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
1 of 6 2 of 6
North America No 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 No Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
0 of 8 4 of 8
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No Yes
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No Yes
Database Support
0 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
0 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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