Hostwinds Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 367 reviews in 7 languages
9.3
SUPERB!

Customer score for Hostwinds

  • Reliability
    9.4 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.1 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9.3 / 10
  • Support
    9.4 / 10
  • Features
    9.2 / 10

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Ethan W.
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

Quality hosting provider!

Service used: VPS - Budget VPS Tier 3
Hostwinds 's best feature is their customer service (Elias M. is really great!). I have had a couple questions/publishing issues and the ease of access to their rep is unmatched. I would recommend them also because of their decent pricing and unlimited resources.
Thoten Konig
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.2

Hostwinds SSD Hosting offer fantastic service

Service used: VPS - VPS Tier 1
I have nothing but great things to say about our hosting experiences with Hostwinds. Every chance I get, I try to recommend their services to people that are looking for a friendly, reliable hosting company. I like Hostwinds host ...Read More
Herbert Hester
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6

With Hostwinds everything works really perfect

Service used: VPS - VPS Tier 1
When I set up my company I was complete beginners - Hostwinds has made everything simple and easy from searching and buying my domain name to hosting everything for me. It was a huge relief and they have been nothing but superb to deal with.
Mister Olivera
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

Lots of features, very knowledgeable fast support

Service used: Resellers
Bottom line, within maybe a half-hour total, I got everything I need, set up correctly!
They are always willing to take that extra step. I really recommend Hostwinds web hosting.
I am planning to use their reseller package for a long long time. Keep on the good work!
Chris F.
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 4.0
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 8.0
6.4

Good uptime but so-so otherwise

Service used: VPS - SSD VPS Tier 6
I've been with Hostwinds for 3 years and have had a decent experience, nothing outstanding. Recently however, they have changed something forcing you to upgrade to a "Cloud" VPS if you wish to add additional IP addresses, etc. to ...Read More
Douglas Toltzman
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 6.0
  • Support 4.0
  • Features 10
6.0

Uptime guarantee on unmanged VPS is worthless

Service used: VPS - VPS Tier 3
Moved from JumpLine.com
I decided to try HostWinds as the host for my VPS. In the first 10 days, the host was inaccessible for 4 hours due to a network problem at the data center. This morning, my server was stopped for no apparent reason and was down fo...Read More
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Francisco Ordaz
Did you request your money back?
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Douglas Toltzman
I did, but they told me I was not covered by any of their guarantees. VPS hosting is not covered by the satisfaction guarantee or the 60 day money back guarantee and their up-time guarantee only guarantees that the host could be r...Read More
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Francisco Ordaz
that happened with me too, I tried their service for 3 days and cancel it.
now they don't want refund my money. I just contact my credit card, let see what happen
Daso Sipraga
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

I am happy to say my site is now completely protected

Service used: VPS - VPS Tier 1
I had questions about getting our site transferred over to a VPS ($7.49/mo) on Hostwinds. Michael G. was extremely helpful and friendly and answered all of my questions clearly. I've chatted with other hosting companies and would ...Read More
D. Parkman
Czech Republic
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

I have good experience with Hostwinds.

Service used: VPS - Budget VPS Tier 1
And since then I have good experience with Hostwinds , and their service and their price is good, plus my website is also running well and fast. For me, Hostwinds is very good hosting site for low budget guy like me. And their unl...Read More

Typical Hostwinds Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting NZ$6.52 - NZ$9.42 3 plans
VPS NZ$10.87 - NZ$187.65 32 plans
Dedicated Server NZ$143.45 1 plans
SSL NZ$108.68 - NZ$289.81 3 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.hostwinds.com

Hostwinds Expert Review 2018

Written by: Angela Olaru

Hostwinds Rating

  • Reliability
    9 / 10
  • Pricing
    10 / 10
  • User Friendly
    8 / 10
  • Support
    9 / 10
  • Features
    9 / 10
9
Rated by Angela Olaru

Good hosting for a low price

Hostwinds is a good hosting company that is focused on providing affordable services to their customers, no matter which level of hosting they need. They have been in business since 2010, working out of their Dallas Texas data center.
Even though they started off as a simple provider, Hostwinds nowadays offers a variety of services, from shared hosting, business hosting to cloud, VPS and dedicated server options. Although their focus is providing a good price, they still have a good list of services which you can choose from. Their data center is nicely backed up with power supplies, network connections and armed guards on site. They also offer good technical support and friendly customer service, which makes working with this company much easier.

Uptime & Reliability

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99.9% uptime guarantee

This company has a surprisingly reliable service and includes a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Many people would expect that this is a feature which only luxury hosts can offer, but surprisingly enough, in terms of reliability, Hostwinds does not disappoint at all.
Another nice perk here is that they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee with a 60-day money back guarantee. This makes them a great option for anyone who is looking for good services at a low price.

Features

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Many different features to choose from

Most of what you see in their hosting packages are fairly standard, but they also have some unique features, such as their top-notch resellers and white label plans, which offer some unique features for a very low price. Hostwinds has pretty much the standard hardware but with a lot of options for upgrading.
They offer a 60-day money back guarantee, which is twice what most other companies are providing. Hostwinds also has instant setup options for its hosting packages and free migration from virtually any other hosting company. Customers worried about their safety can choose to enhance it with a 256-bit encryption for one to three years at a time.
All their hosting packages come with unlimited bandwidth and disk space, though of course if this is abused your account could get suspended. They also don't limit FTP accounts, email accounts, subdomains or MySQL accounts.

Support

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Qualified US-based tech support

If you run into any type of problem you will be able to contact their US-based technical support team 24 hours per day. You have a few ways of contacting them, such as through their contact phone posted on the upper right corner of their website, via their ticketing system and through a live chat.
There have been some complaints from current and former customers that their support teams can take a little longer than desired to get an issue resolved, but overall the support teams seem to be doing a good job.
Hostwinds also has a knowledge, base which can sometimes be helpful, as it offers plenty of information.

Pricing

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Excellent pricing for all their hosting options

The pricing is clearly where Hostwinds is looking to compete with the other options on the market. They have great prices for all their packages, which is nice to see.
Hostwinds offers a lot of choice for shared, business, reseller and white label hosting, as well as cloud hosting. Furthermore, you can also choose VPN for managed/unmanaged Windows and Linux. The company used to offer only one option for a dedicated server, but now you can choose for yourself. Depending on which advanced option you choose, the pricier the server gets.
Interestingly enough, Hostwinds also offers SSL certificates, a Virtual Private Network, domains and much more. Overall, while some of the prices are just decent, others are simply a bargain. Considering the features, this company really excels in terms of affordability.

Summary

Very nice hosting at a great price

The overall user experience with this company will be good. The fact that they are a low priced option would normally have raised some flags, but it seems that they do a good job balancing price and quality of services. By improving their services and adding new solutions, they have reached a new level in this industry.

Pros:

  • Excellent prices & 60-day money back guarantee
  • Many great features
  • Hosting options at all levels

Cons:

  • Server specs slightly lower than the competition
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Hostwinds Prices, Plans & Features - 2018

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Number of Sites Price
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited NZ$6.52
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited NZ$7.97
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited NZ$9.42

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
25 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB NZ$10.87
50 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB NZ$19.56
25 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB NZ$19.56
50 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 2 GB NZ$25.36
70 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 2 GB NZ$31.15
30 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 2 GB NZ$31.15
75 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 3 GB NZ$36.95
80 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 3 GB NZ$45.64
40 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 3 GB NZ$45.64
100 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 4.5 GB NZ$44.20
90 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 4.5 GB NZ$60.13
50 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 4.5 GB NZ$60.13
125 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 5 GB NZ$54.34
100 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 5 GB NZ$68.83
60 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 5 GB NZ$68.83
150 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 6 GB NZ$64.48
120 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 6 GB NZ$80.42
60 GB 3 x 3.00GHz 6 GB NZ$80.42
175 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 8 GB NZ$78.97
140 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 8 GB NZ$94.91
80 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 8 GB NZ$94.91
200 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 9.5 GB NZ$93.46
160 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 9.5 GB NZ$109.40
90 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 9.5 GB NZ$109.40
250 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 10 GB NZ$107.95
180 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 11.5 GB NZ$135.48
100 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 11.5 GB NZ$135.48
300 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 12 GB NZ$128.24
200 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 15 GB NZ$152.87
110 GB 5 x 3.00GHz 15 GB NZ$152.87
120 GB 6 x 3.00GHz 16.5 GB NZ$170.26
130 GB 6 x 3.00GHz 18.5 GB NZ$187.65

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
2 TB 4 x 2.00GHz 16 GB NZ$143.45

SSL Plans

Plan Name Features Warranty Price
1 YEAR NZ$0.00 NZ$108.68
2 YEARS NZ$0.00 NZ$202.86
3 YEARS NZ$0.00 NZ$289.81
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Server Locations

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A few words from Hostwinds

Hostwinds is one company in a sea of hosting providers - but our clients know why we stand apart from the rest. We provide great products. We provide great customer service. We go the extra miles for our clients. We are a company that not only provides, but one that truly serves.

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