Hostwinds Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 436 user review in 8 languages
9.2
SUPERB!

Customer score for Hostwinds

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

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František Novák
Afghanistan
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10
NEW

They are cool.

Service used: VPS - SSD VPS Tier 2
They are cool. Hostwinds is a perfect example of a company with intuitive, smart, fast, easy and excellent value. Tech support is efficient, to the point and took a few extra steps to save me some hassle later. It’s a pleasant cha...Read More
Carey Midyett
Honduras
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10
NEW

Great hosting with helpful techs

Service used: Shared - Advanced
Superb technical support - I host four sites, all at Hostwinds ssd host. This host is simply superb. It's the first one who has my site up and running in no time, where I can define virtual directories myself, all in full trust an...Read More
Cody Farleigh
Romania
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10
NEW

Even I’ll highly recommend them for hosting solution!

Service used: VPS - Budget VPS Tier 1
Very happy with the supports of Hostwinds! As I’m getting all that I need from a hosting provider, so don’t want to leave it. Even I’ll highly recommend them for hosting solution!
Davor Brnic
Uganda
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10
NEW

Everything works fine with Hostwinds

Service used: VPS - VPS Tier 9
Never had any unscheduled downtime, my experience with support has been outstanding (and quick), and the Skype is a helpful support option. Hostwinds is really good and professional SSD Web host. In the months that followed the su...Read More
Christian Yuen
Bulgaria
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

The best and most reliable.

Service used: VPS - VPS Tier 3
Easily is the best website platform you will ever be able to use for your own site. Worth every penny of it, and they value your time and effort that you put into your website.
Alonzo Eggebrecht
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

100% satisfied using Hostwinds hosting service

Service used: Shared - Advanced
This is a great website. It's easy to use and HostWinds tech customer support is the best I've ever seen. It's almost like walking right up to the owner and asking them for help. Nothing bad to say, although they should except oth...Read More
Emmitt Halter
Botswana
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

I am very happy about their services

Service used: Shared - Advanced
I've been with Hostwinds for 5 months. I am very happy about their services. Space and BW is unbelievable but true. I have 5 sites on 1 vps hosting (ssd) account. My site s using lots of resources because of its multimedia content...Read More
Gareth Smile
El Salvador
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing10
  • User Friendly10
  • Support10
  • Features10
10

Tech customer center is quick and perfect

Service used: Shared - Advanced
I was looking for a hosting provider offering high amount of traffic for a reasonable price. Googling and reading several forums, including this one, I have chosen Hostwinds. Can add that tech customer center is quick and perfect,...Read More

Typical Hostwinds Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting NZ$6.57 - NZ$9.49 3 plans
VPS NZ$10.95 - NZ$189.03 32 plans
Dedicated Server NZ$144.51 1 plans
Cloud Hosting NZ$19.71 1 plans
Resellers NZ$4.80 - NZ$7.55 3 plans
SSL NZ$109.47 - NZ$291.93 3 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.hostwinds.com

Hostwinds Expert Review 2019

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

Expert Overview

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

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

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

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

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 - 2019

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Unlimited Unlimited NZ$6.57 7.3
Unlimited Unlimited NZ$8.03 9.2
Unlimited Unlimited NZ$9.49 5.8

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
25 GB 1 GB NZ$10.95 9.2
50 GB 1 GB NZ$19.71 9.0
25 GB 1 GB NZ$19.71 9.1
50 GB 2 GB NZ$25.54 9.9
70 GB 2 GB NZ$31.38 7.3
30 GB 2 GB NZ$31.38 10
75 GB 3 GB NZ$37.22 10
80 GB 3 GB NZ$45.98 9.5
40 GB 3 GB NZ$45.98 7.4
100 GB 4.5 GB NZ$44.52 8.9
90 GB 4.5 GB NZ$60.58 10
50 GB 4.5 GB NZ$60.58 10
125 GB 5 GB NZ$54.74 9.2
100 GB 5 GB NZ$69.33 10
60 GB 5 GB NZ$69.33 9.2
150 GB 6 GB NZ$64.95 9.2
120 GB 6 GB NZ$81.01 9.2
60 GB 6 GB NZ$81.01 6.4
175 GB 8 GB NZ$79.55 9.2
140 GB 8 GB NZ$95.61 9.2
80 GB 8 GB NZ$95.61 9.2
200 GB 9.5 GB NZ$94.15 9.2
160 GB 9.5 GB NZ$110.20 9.2
90 GB 9.5 GB NZ$110.20 9.2
250 GB 10.25 GB NZ$108.74 9.2
180 GB 11.5 GB NZ$136.48 10
100 GB 11.5 GB NZ$136.48 9.2
300 GB 12 GB NZ$129.18 9.2
200 GB 15 GB NZ$153.99 9.2
110 GB 15 GB NZ$153.99 9.2
120 GB 16.5 GB NZ$171.51 9.2
130 GB 18.5 GB NZ$189.03 9.2

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
2 TB 16 GB NZ$144.51 3.8

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM Bandwidth Price Score
50 GB 1 GB Unlimited NZ$19.71 9.2

Resellers Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Basic Unlimited Unlimited NZ$4.80 9.2
Advanced Unlimited Unlimited NZ$6.17 9.2
Ultimate Unlimited Unlimited NZ$7.55 9.2

SSL Plans

Plan Name Features Warranty Price Score
1 YEAR NZ$0.00 NZ$109.47 9.2
2 YEARS NZ$0.00 NZ$204.35 9.2
3 YEARS NZ$0.00 NZ$291.93 9.2
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Server Locations

Dallas Seattle

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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