WinHost vs Hostwinds

Comparison
Compared options Visit WinHost Visit Hostwinds
Pricing
3 hosting plans 33 hosting plans
Starting price $3.95 / month $4.99 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons
User Ratings
3.0
4.7
Reliability 3.0
4.5
Pricing 3.5
4.5
User Friendly 3.0
4.5
Support 3.0
4.5
Features 3.0
4.5
User Reviews
8 reviews 1154 reviews
Latest positive review
Satisfied long-time customer
Ernie T,
8.8
I've been hosting my business site on WinHost for about 15 years now. I use Visual Studio to write and deploy .NET web/server code and use their SQL Server to store data. They made it easy to install a phpBB bulletin board... More . I didn't use any of their other fancy app installs (WordPress, etc), as I mostly just write stuff from scratch in Visual Studio. I think they are generous with their storage offerings for the price, I've typically gotten good customer service, and server response times are fast. 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
Downtime with WinHost
Matthew E McFetridge,
2.8
I have had my website down 4 times in the last three months for more than 8 hours at a time. There is no redundancy whatsoever and this is there response when I asked why their website did not go down just the customers. I ha... More ve an international website with 30,000 students and this down time is too costly and ridiculous.
"The blackhole routing is for a specific IP range. The Winhost main site, as well as many of my clients, are not hosted within that range."
So their site does not go down... but everyone else does. WTF
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
3 plans from $3.95 to $15.95 6 plans from $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4

BASIC Plan

$3.95 / MO
  • Space: 3 GB
  • Bandwidth: 49.97 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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No
Under $8

MAX Plan

$7.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • 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

ULTIMATE Plan

$15.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Ultimate

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
No
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 No

Fully Managed Linux VPS Hosting 1

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
No
1 plan from $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Dedicated Servers

$122.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $4.99 to $328.99
Under $4 No No
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
View Basic plan
Over $10 No

Ultimate

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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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 Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
3 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux No Yes
Language Support
1 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes 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
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
1 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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