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7 hosting plans 32 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $4.99 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
4.0
4.7
Reliability 4.0
4.5
Pricing 4.0
4.5
User Friendly 4.0
4.5
Support 4.0
4.5
Features 4.0
4.5
User Reviews
4 reviews 1154 reviews
Latest positive review
Happy with the service
Jaõa Sil,
10
I have two servers, one in Amsterdam and one in California. Been a client for a little over a year and both have been runing smooth without any downtime.
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
Not recommended
simon Q,
2.0
Please be careful when choosing this company . I chose a VPS from this company and paid annually. As soon as I installed the lnmp environment, The VPS server was closed, the company support saying that I was sending spam, and... More then I filed a protest. After reinstalling the system, it turned on again. I continued to install lnmp and actively closed port 25. When I slept, I found that the service was terminated. The reason was still spam, So I asked them to investigate this situation and refund. At the time of purchase, their website clearly stated that there was a 30-day money-back guarantee. As a result, they refused my refund request. I asked them to actively check my behavior on the server because of their so-called spam, I did not send it. But they do not respond to my request.
There is another weird thing. At the beginning of the service, I could not log in to their vps server with ssh. After I sent a service order request, I could log in.
I suspect that they control the client's server for improper gain, or that the server is completely hacked.
Please be cautious.
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
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Unmanaged Linux VPS Hosting 1

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Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

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No
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Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

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Under $8

Starter

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SSL
No
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Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

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Under $8 No No
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1 of 6 0 of 6
North America No No
Europe Yes No
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
2 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 No 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
5 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 No No
ASP.NET No Yes
Database Support
2 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes 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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