Hostwinds vs PlanetHoster

Comparison
Compared options Visit Hostwinds Visit PlanetHoster
Pricing
33 hosting plans 12 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $6.04 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons 2 coupons No
User Ratings
4.7
4.8
Reliability 4.5
5.0
Pricing 4.5
5.0
User Friendly 4.5
5.0
Support 4.5
5.0
Features 4.5
5.0
User Reviews
1154 reviews 401 reviews
Latest positive review
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
A recommander tant pour les tarifs, les performances et la qualité du support
Menard Y.,
9.6
Je suis chez Planet Hoster depuis plusieurs années et je suis toujours satisfait. Tant par le service que par l'assistance.
Je vous recommande cet hébergeur qui sait proposer des services de qualité à un prix plus que correc... More t et qui sait réagir rapidement et efficacement aux demandes d'asssitance Less
Latest negative review
2 day after They don't refund my money. All web page go home link.
Bayram ARSLAN,
2.0
2 day after They don't refund my money. All web page go home link. VERY BAD HOSTING.
2 day after They don't refund my money. All web page go home link. VERY BAD HOSTING.
2 day after They don't refund my money. All web page go... More home link. VERY BAD HOSTING. Less
False advertising and customer harassment
Dan Miller,
2.0
I've used to praise these guys for many years, but lately everything went sideways. From falsely advertising unlimited disk space (in actually limited to 100 GB) to harassing clients over a 50 MB file and suspending their acc... More ounts. You read it right, if you have a file that is over 50 MB they could automatically suspend your account without notice. Happened a couple of times, and it was a log file that was part of the WordPress and WooCommerce.
Terrible support, barely write in English. Servers go down pretty often without explanation, by the time they respond the "website is live, we don't see an issues".
Their latest UI changes are terrible and they use customers to test their unfinished products, such as NOC, they recommend using NOC over cPanel, while it has tons of bugs and doesn't have basic functionality of a cPanel.
Clients sometimes got banned from their own website due to some "whitelist issues".
I can go on and on about other issues.
I have been understanding for a very good while, but their latest harassment and threats of suspending my account because of having a temporary surge of 150GB is simply unacceptable.
They can easily host 150GB of data, as I've been doing it for 3 years already, sometimes the websites I develop go over 100 GB, but all of a sudden they have a hostile attitude towards their loyal users and affiliates and choose to harass them and suspend accounts.
In 2018 you were great. In 2022 you are no more.
Goodbye PlanetHoster.
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Shared Hosting
6 plans from $6.74 to $14.24 3 plans from $6.04 to $13.42
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Basic

$6.74 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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World Platform

$6.04 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

Advanced

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 4
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HYBRID MULTI

$8.94 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
17 plans from $0.00 to $42.74 3 plans from $49.99 to $219.99
Under $4

Start for free

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Under $8

Unmanaged Linux VPS Hosting 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Over $10

Fully Managed Linux VPS Hosting 1

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Starter

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
1 plan from $179.00 to $179.00 3 plans from $281.40 to $393.96
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Dedicated Servers

$179.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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DELL PRO #1

$281.40 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $4.99 to $328.99 3 plans from $60.49 to $266.19
Under $4 No No
Under $8

1 CPU 30GB

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View 1 CPU 30GB plan
No
Over $10

2 CPU 100GB

$28.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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Starter

$60.49 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Resellers
4 plans from $5.24 to $10.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Basic

$5.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Basic plan
No
Over $10

Ultimate

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

1 YEAR

$75.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Data Centers
2 of 6 2 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia No No
Oceânia 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 Yes
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase Yes No
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 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
4 of 8 3 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django Yes No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET Yes No
Database Support
3 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB Yes No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes Yes
Payment Types Support
3 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers Yes Yes
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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