SharkHosting vs Hostwinds

Comparison
Compared options Visit SharkHosting Visit Hostwinds
Pricing
8 hosting plans 33 hosting plans
Starting price $2.13 / month $0.00 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
4.3
4.7
Reliability 4.5
4.5
Pricing 4.5
4.5
User Friendly 4.5
4.5
Support 4.0
4.5
Features 4.0
4.5
User Reviews
76 reviews 1154 reviews
Latest positive review
Their support is great and also the prices for the hosting services are very much affordable
Prakash Kshetri,
8.8
I was facing problem for creating new mail accounts and was having issue with Contact Form 7.
I raised a ticket for that and it was solved by the Support team on the same day.
Their support is really great. Also, I never face... More d issues while creating my websites using their Hosting Services. Less
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
Unnecessary stress from beginning to end
Jack C,
4.4
Generally, a chaotic and disorganised website host. As you can probably imagine given their relatively low-price point, they are a reseller, of Stablepoint to be precise. Sad as it is you often get what you pay for, and this ... More is one such occasion.
Harsh as it may sound, its unnecessary stress from beginning to end with Shark... Clunky website, poorly maintained (yet often referred to) knowledgebase and constant networking and configuration changes... Sometimes with little or no notice. Personally, for me, the last point is a biggie. This has left sites and services offline or not working correctly on more than one occasion, requiring immediate or short-term remedial effort to get things standing up again and thoroughly tested.
Combine these points with generally poor communication... When there is notice of a change it often provides little notice, an ultimatum, or focuses on the mid/long-term benefits to the business, rather than the client right now... So, it is all rather messy.
It is always good practice of course, but do make sure you properly read the product-specific terms and conditions if registering, as there is at least one service offered which is essentially useless when you marry it up to its Ts & Cs.
The one-man-band that is Chris at Shark / Net87 / Chick etc is decent in fairness if you read this line again and take it in context alongside the price.
If you, your company, group or organisation *need* service dependability, technical support with real answers and that is 24/7, or general calmness and peace of mind I respectfully recommend trying elsewhere. If your operation is small and reasonably happy with 'cheap and cheerful' then Shark Hosting may well work out fine for you.
Best of luck.
Less
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
Shared Hosting
5 plans from $2.13 to $8.51 6 plans from $6.74 to $14.24
Under $4

Blue Shark

$2.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 5
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No
Under $8

Tiger Shark

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • 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

Adult Shark XXX

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Advanced

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 4
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VPS
1 plan from $12.76 to $12.76 17 plans from $0.00 to $42.74
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

Custom KVM VPS

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 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
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
2 plans from $6.38 to $12.76 3 plans from $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Cloud 1 - 1 Year

$6.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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1 CPU 30GB

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
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Over $10

Cloud 1 X - 1 Year

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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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
3 of 6 2 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
3 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes No
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
6 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes No
Django No Yes
Perl Yes No
Ruby on Rails Yes No
ASP.NET No Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
3 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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