HostWinds Review: Things to know before you go for it (2020)

This HostWinds Review was revised and updated on June 10, 2019.

Hostwinds is a company that I’m willing to bet a lot of you don’t know much about.

You may have heard of it…but even so, Hostwinds isn’t super famous to a lot of people. Even among people who are familiar with hosting.

And that’s not surprising—Hostwinds was founded in 2010, which makes it a younger hosting company compared to some bigger names that are close to the twenty-year mark.

But the deeper you get into the hosting world, the more you’ll find Hostwinds has a strong reputation.

I guess you could say Hostwinds has been well-received:

hostwinds awards
Dang.

But of course, this doesn’t mean Hostwinds is good for everyone. And to be fair, I’ve seen highly rated companies turn out to be…well, severely overrated.

The good news is that I’ve been testing Hostwinds personally, and taking notes on the experience.

And after investigating this acclaimed underdog, I’ve got a lot to tell you.

Let’s start with the fundamentals:

Uptime

Naturally, this is the part that a lot of people want to know first, and for good reason.

After all, the whole point of hosting is to have your space on the internet…um…hosted. Taken care of.

And if your site is always down, that kind of defeats the point.

Hostwinds is well aware of this and starts with an intense promise.

Not 99% uptime, or 99.9% uptime, or even 99.99% uptime.

No, this is Hostwinds’ guarantee:

hostwinds uptime

You’re probably skeptical. I was, too.

But in the months that I’ve had Hostwinds, it’s never dropped below 99.99% uptime—so at least for myself, this promise has been kept. Yes, even with the shared web hosting plan.

Now, I’ve seen companies break promises before—to be honest, those uptime guarantees aren’t universally met.

But I, and the people I know who use Hostwinds, have had a great uptime experience.

As far as site response times go, they’re not bad, but not crazy low either. Faster than average, I’d say.

So in all, I think Hostwinds really nails uptime and performance. With the response time being average-better than average consistently, and the uptime SLA always super high—yeah, we’re off to a good start.

But just a good start—we’ve got a whole journey ahead:

Ease of Use

Ease of use isn’t a huge priority to everyone the way uptime is, and fair enough.

But even if you think you don’t prioritize it as much, ease of use can be a huge lifesaver.

Yes, even if you’re an expert—an intuitive user interface will save you tons of time. And if you’re a beginner…well, kind of obvious why you’d want the ease of use.

Anyway, Hostwinds falls short of some industry leaders when it comes to ease of use. Having said that, it’s not exactly difficult to use either, but sort of in-between.

Let’s start with the good stuff:

I’ll get into it more real soon, but something neat about Hostwinds is the shared hosting plans give you a lot of features.

Sometimes features make things more complicated (which is okay), but in this case, some of the features actually make things WAY easier.

Take this, for example:

hostwinds eou weebly

Every shared web hosting plan gets the Weebly website builder.

So you can just get started on setting up your website without needing to deal with WordPress (though you can if you want).

Keep in mind that Weebly is intended to make website building super easy. Even if the controls aren’t for you, or you want more complexity, there’s no denying that it’s quite usable.

So that’s a significant “plus” for Hostwinds in terms of ease of use.

Speaking of WordPress though—is it easy to install WordPress?

Well, to be honest, Hostwinds doesn’t really have all the WordPress features that some bigger hosts offer.

I think it’ll still be easy enough to figure out how to install WordPress—as long as you have Google—but it’s still too bad Hostwinds doesn’t have more features for making WordPress easy.

On the bright side, some general aspects of site creation are made easy. For example:

Free/included website transfers are becoming increasingly common, but they’re not universal yet. And as with Weebly, Hostwinds includes this for the first tier of shared hosting, onwards.

So that’s pretty good for user-friendliness. And in fact, that really is one area where Hostwinds is easier than a lot of other hosts.

But beyond that, Hostwinds doesn’t do much. Setting up your account is fine, and you’ll be using cPanel, so that’s pretty standard and about as easy as any other host would be.

Actually using Hostwinds’ interface to manage your hosting account settings and such—it’s about the standard.

Can’t lie, Hostwinds’ isn’t one for the fantastic interface. It looks and sometimes feels a little clunky and outdated.

But the key thing is, it’s not difficult to use.

So I think the best way to place Hostwinds is this:

It’s not super beginner friendly, but a beginner can still figure it out. Again, the Weebly builder is a huge plus.

And anyone with some experience with another host will probably not have any real problems.

Hostwinds doesn’t cater to beginners as much as some other companies like GoDaddy or Bluehost do, so if having a clear and easy onboarding is your priority, you may want to look into the simpler and more popular hosts.

But like I said, Hostwinds isn’t difficult. While a better user interface and more CMS-friendly features would be good, Hostwinds is still quite usable.

Speaking of features…

Pricing and Features

You might have been more ambivalent about user-friendliness, but I can pretty much guarantee you care a lot about price and features.

You’ll see shortly what I’m talking about, but one thing I can say right off the bat:

Hostwinds offers a BIG assortment of products. Seriously, there’s no shortage of options with Hostwinds.

As such, I can only zoom in so much. And as usual, I’ll be paying more attention to the shared hosting—since that’s what most of you are the most about.

Okay, no need to waste your time any more. Here’s what the entry level plans look like:

Features Basic Advanced Ultimate
Space Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
Domains 1 4 Unlimited
Price $3.29/mo $4.23/mo $5.17/mo
More Details More Details More Details

This is the shared web hosting that everyone is used to looking at.

See Hostwinds Shared Hosting’s full plan here…

I’ll get into the details soon, but real quick—those are some really low prices. Even for Hostwinds’ larger competitors, this is pretty low.

Sure, the prices renew at higher prices—but they renew at pretty standard prices. So it’s okay.

Now, Hostwinds also offers shared web hosting for businesses, with higher performance:

Features Basic Advanced Ultimate
Space Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
Domains 1 4 Unlimited
Price $5.64/mo $6.58/mo $7.99/mo
More Details More Details More Details

See Hostwinds Business Hosting’s full plan here…

I know what you’re thinking—wait, isn’t this still just shared web hosting?

Yeah, technically. But:

hostwinds business web

It’s less shared. Meaning you get more of the server resources and thus a more powerful package.

To be honest, these prices are ASTONISHINGLY low. I’ve seen plenty of “higher end” shared web hosting packages, but they never go for those prices.

The renewal prices are completely standard and even lower than some competitors. The first term prices…are just insanely low.

This trend actually continues. Check out the reseller hosting:

hostwinds reseller basic plan
hostwinds reseller advanced plan
hostwinds reseller Ultimate plan

I know, I know. I keep repeating myself.

The first-term prices are incredibly low for reseller hosting. The renewal prices are also low. I mean, I’m kind of amazed Hostwinds is able to make money at all by this point.

Before we move onto the higher end hosting options, let’s dissect what’s going on here with the shared servers:

The normal shared web hosting plans, the entry level, are pretty affordable, as discussed.

But naturally, most of you will care about what you get for the price. After all, sometimes hosting plans seem cheap…but end up costing you time, energy, or even more money through flaws.

Here’s what ALL the shared web plans give you:

hostwinds shared web feats

True, Hostwinds isn’t packing crazy amounts of features into the hosting plans.

But if you really take a look, you get a really great deal in terms of resources. Unlimited subdomains, unlimited email accounts, unlimited databases, and SSD storage.

No to mention, that storage is unlimited.

And you get a dedicated IP and Weebly’s website builder included.

All of that comes with the FIRST tier onwards.

So why even get a second or third tier shared web hosting plan?

Because you can get more domains. From 1 to 4, to unlimited.

A good reason to upgrade, of course. But basically, everything else is the same—which means that Hostwinds’ shared web hosting plan is one of the BEST-FEATURED plans I’ve seen, at least for these prices.

Now, the business shared hosting is similar in that moving across tiers gives you more domains.

And most of the core features—unlimited bandwidth, SSD storage, etc, are still there:

hostwinds business web feats

So most of the stuff is the same. But you probably noticed a few things are different:

You get unlimited FTP accounts, optimized MySQL, and probably most important…the “Litespeed web server.”

This basically boosts your performance. The shared web plans are already reliable, but the Litespeed servers give you an extra dose of speed.

And a note on that Weebly site builder: I mentioned it before, but it’s a great point towards user-friendliness. More importantly, though, it has a lot of value.

Because a lot of hosts offer integration with Weebly or Wix—but those platforms aren’t included for free. This gives you access to a super usable and pretty powerful website builder, but without the added cost.

So I definitely consider this one of the stronger features/more attractive points.

Now, the reseller plans are basically the shared web hosting plans—they come with more or less the same features.

After all, you’d basically be reselling the shared hosting plans.

On some level, the price might actually be a little higher than on some other platforms—considering that Hostwinds’ reseller plans are basically their shared web plans verbatim, and other hosting companies sometimes lower the prices.

Nonetheless, it’s a good deal considering all the features I already talked about.

Also, Hostwinds brings this into the reseller picture:

hostwinds reseller discount

So I think everyone wins with that.

One last note on the shared web hosting plans. All the shared web hosting plans get this:

hostwinds shared backups

Pretty essential, but as has been the case with Hostwinds…it’s nice to see such a good feature awarded to even the entry-level plans.

Okay, let’s move onto more premium types of hosting.

First up, there’s cloud hosting. Hostwinds is more unique when it comes to cloud pricing:

hostwinds cloud price

I know, it’s not super easy on the eyes.

The essential thing to understand is that you pay per hour for cloud hosting. Although you don’t have to pay that way:

hostwinds cloud payment

But supposing you do pay per hour: the lowest price is less than $0.01 an hour (more like $0.01 every two hours), and the highest price is $0.45 an hour.

The lowest price gives you 1 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 30GB of storage, and 1TB of bandwidth—a pretty reliable and hefty amount for the price.

Then you can scale from 1 CPU to 12 or 16, and 1GB of RAM to 64GB or 96GB.

Storage maxes out at 750GB and bandwidth maxes out at 9TB.

So what’s impressive isn’t really the price, but that Hostwinds comfortably offers a HUGE range of resources for all manner of projects.

Not to mention, the quality of those resources doesn’t really suffer—storage is still SSD, for example.

One of the great advantages of cloud hosting is the scalability—and Hostwinds embraces that as well as the best companies do.

Moving on—related to cloud options, Hostwinds has VPS (virtual private server) options as well:

hostwinds vps1

Quite a few options, as you can see. Some consider this range standard for quality VPS, but a lot of popular hosts don’t offer so many options—so I give props to Hostwinds.

I won’t go into every single pricing point, but generally speaking plans range from a few bucks a month on the first year to over $20 a month on the 4th tier. They renew at $10 to $51 a month, roughly speaking:

hostwinds vps linux managed

Of course, it depends on whether you’re doing Linux or Windows and managed or unmanaged hosting.

But I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the managed and unmanaged hosting weren’t that different in price. The above is for managed Linux plans.

And this is for unmanaged Linux plans:

hostwinds vps linux unmanaged

I know, I know—it’s an eyesore. But you can see that the prices aren’t that different on the starting end.

The bigger takeaway is that you have a lot more options if you choose to handle your VPS on your own, with a sizeable range of CPU cores, RAM, storage, and bandwidth to choose from.

The Windows plans are a little more expensive, but to be honest, not that much more so. The range of resources available is the same.

And last, but certainly not least, Hostwinds sells dedicated servers too. And if you thought the other plans had a wide range of options…the dedicated servers are even more up to your discretion.

There are a few different types of servers to choose from, with different starting prices:

hostwinds dedicated

But you can customize many different aspects of the plan:

hostwinds dedicated

Dang. You can control practically everything you care about—the OS, the version, you can add resources, RAID, and so on.

And what’s kind of mind-blowing is that the prices are relatively low, despite being dedicated servers.

And yeah, usually that means the quality is suspect—but to be honest, Hostwinds doesn’t really suffer that much as far as quality goes.

In fact, that’s kind of the case overall for Hostwinds. Hostwinds has many different hosting plans to choose from, many of them tweakable if you wish.

But, they all tend to be priced either normally or lower than usual…without seriously suffering in performance.

And don’t even get me started on features. Hostwinds has seriously blown my mind by offering such a wide range of power.

And if you’re really looking at those shared hosting plans, I’ve got to say that Hostwinds has some of the best bargains around. The prices are, as stated, on the low end, but you get a lot of advanced features.

To put it succinctly, Hostwinds has nailed the pricing and features of its hosting plans.

Of course, the story isn’t over yet:

Customer Support

Like the ease of use, not everyone gives top priority to customer support. But I don’t think anyone can really say it’s unimportant, either.

At the end of the day, a beginner will need it for…uh, beginning. And even a pro will need it for the unexpected technical glitches that come up.

So let’s take a look at Hostwinds’ customer support.

Here’s one example of a live chat conversation:

hostwinds chathostwinds chat

As you can see, the representative was very quick to respond.

Granted, the question was simple—but it was still a fine response.

Of course, more complicated questions would be best for ticket or phone support. And Hostwinds offers both:

hostwinds contact support

Now, I have the same general opinion for all the methods of Hostwinds’ methods of contacting support.

The support is good in that it passes the bare minimum, but it’s never super stellar or memorable. A lot of people don’t care about that extra mile of support, and some do.

Of course, sometimes you get a great rep, but usually, it’s pretty standard. So while contacting support staff isn’t bad, it’s really just average.

That’s not the end of Hostwinds’ support though. There’s a lot of on-site information:

hostwinds knowledge base

Hostwinds’ knowledge base is simple and clearly organized.

It’s easy and effective to search:

hostwinds knowledge base2

And the articles are usually very in-depth, or at least suitably in-depth:

hostwinds knowledge base

Now, remember that ease of use section? Remember how I said that Hostwinds isn’t difficult, but also isn’t as catered to beginners?

You can see that in the support system too.

For example, Hostwinds does have support for people who are getting started, as you’d expect:

hostwinds knowledge base

But it’s not super intuitive or accessible. It’s not as clear cut as, for example, Bluehost’s support is.

So total beginners will probably have to do a little more reading and navigation on Hostwinds’ knowledge base.

But overall, I think Hostwinds’ onsite support is pretty good. Contacting reps is reliable, if not stellar. The onsite info may not be organized to everyone’s liking, but there’s a lot of great detail and diversity of topics.

Which leads us to one of the last legs in our journey:

Security

Ah, security. It’s one of those things we all know we need to care about, but in practice, only a few really do.

Well, I don’t want to be a buzz-kill but security is super important for just about everything online.

And if we’re talking about the resources your website is using, and the information traveling to and from your site, then security only gets much more essential.

As I said, I know not everyone cares about security. But the good news is…

Hostwinds does. So even if you don’t care, you can pat yourself on the shoulder if you use Hostwinds (kind of, don’t take that too seriously).

Hostwinds has three data centers: one in Seattle, one in Dallas, and one in Amsterdam.

Right off the bat, that’s great news. It means there’s a backup handy even in the case of a natural disaster.

And, the data centers have all been audited—a huge plus.

The Amsterdam data center doesn’t appear to have a ton of physical security the way the Seattle and Dallas locations do, unfortunately.

But, those American locations do seem to be pretty well-equipped. This is how the Seattle center is protected, for example:

hostwinds security

The Seattle and Amsterdam centers seem to have the best redundancy in power and cooling, but the Dallas data center is still pretty secure.

A lot of hosting companies talk about how secure they are. But when Hostwinds says this:

hostwinds security

I believe them. After all, my uptime has been fantastic, and they seem pretty confident in their uptime guarantee.

I wish there was more information on the digital security infrastructure, but at the same time, Hostwinds does seem the type of hosting company you can trust a little more. At least, with those results.

So all in all, I’d say Hostwinds is pretty secure, even if more information would be ideal.

Pros

  • Fantastic uptime and performance.
  • Really great entry-level prices (shared web hosting packages) for the first year, normal prices afterwards.
  • Building on that: across the board, Hostwinds has some of the LOWEST PRICES I’ve seen on a range of hosting products, from high-end shared hosting to reseller hosting, and even VPS. The renewals tend to be pretty normal or on the cheaper end.
  • Despite the low prices, the shared server plans come with a lot of great features—including unlimited SSD storage, dedicated IPs, nightly backups, and Weebly’s website builder.
  • Wide range of options for premium hosting, such as Cloud, VPS, and dedicated hosting. This means a wide range of resources/power as well. Plus, the pricing is decent.
  • In particular, the dedicated servers are highly customizable.
  • Overall solid customer support.
  • Good security, with lots of redundancy and multiple data centers.

Cons

  • Not as focused on beginners and newbies, not the simplest host.
  • Not a ton of special features for installing or integrating with popular CMS like WordPress.
  • The on-site information/support could be more beginner-friendly.
  • The Amsterdam data center seems like it could use better physical security.
  • Most of the info about Hostwinds’ security concerns physical security and redundancy. That’s great, but I want to know more about digital protection against hackers and the like.

Conclusion: Do I Recommend Hostwinds?

So I think it’s time we wrap up here.

Before I started using Hostwinds, I was a bit skeptical. The website was lackluster, the company was a bit young, and I didn’t know much about it.

But then I actually gave it a shot. And I realized that even if it’s not for everyone, Hostwinds is easily one of the MOST UNDERRATED hosts out there right now.

I say this for a few reasons, but basically:

It does everything right, and it’s not too above the budget.

Hostwinds has a huge range of products available. Just about all of them are at least reasonably priced, if not a bit less expensive than average.

On top of that, many of them come with great features or are highly customizable.

The shared web hosting in particular has fantastic features at the entry level—one of the best deals I’ve seen for shared web hosting.

Not to mention, the performance is spectacular—or at least it was for me and for most people—and the security seems solid.

So when it comes to Hostwinds, the real question is:

Who do I not recommend Hostwinds to?

And the answer would basically be total beginners or people who want a super easy and simple time hosting.

Hostwinds might be overkill on performance and features for people who don’t care about that stuff, and other hosts could be easier in terms of onboarding and daily use.

Although, that Weebly website builder is a pretty solid incentive for beginners…

Anyway, Hostwinds now stands in my book as one of the best hosts I’ve reviewed—and definitely one with fantastic bargains.

If you’re not sure, that’s understandable—but you can always try it, risk-free!

Happy hosting!

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GHANA
Pablo Hemenes
http://thenuist.com/


May 28, 2019

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I enjoy my hosting experience dealing with Hostwinds team. They have met my expectation and requirements which makes me feel very happy. Their staffs are very active and responsive. Whenever I found any issues they solved quickly. It's truly amazing how inexpensive yet fast and reliable Hostwinds guys are.
ANDORRA
Donato Cruz
http://ducinf.com


May 22, 2020

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Highly recommend Hostwinds SSD hosting services. Speaking about customer service, I was impressed by the human touch. Let me explain: at the beginning, the payment was made via bank transfer, with about a 1-week delay. Three years in a row they took my word that the transfer was underway. I hope the will be around for a long time to come. I recommend them to everyone.
IRELAND
Lovel Vincent
http://kevrashidjoh.com


May 20, 2020

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Recommend Hostwinds SSD hosting. They give you features for which you can get familiar with in time when you're ready to get serious. Very good host. Their hosting space is by far the best out there beating its competitors noticeably. So far, support has been good and they've gotten back to me within half a day. It rises to the top of the heap in three areas: outstanding reliability, top-notch performance, and impeccable, results-oriented service.
CANADA
Kieron Goodman
http://perty.org/


May 19, 2020

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Hostwinds is so easy to use, I had no trouble uploading my site. As far as I know there has been no downtime. The tools available in the control panel are clear and easy to understand. I am more then satisfied with the cost.
GREECE
Costas Stefanidis
http://urtilas.com


May 15, 2020

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What a great price! I've got more with hostwinds than I have with any other hosting company I've been with, and the price they offer for their hosting package is cheaper than any of the competitors. I highly recommend them.
NEPAL
Michael Obrien
http://basgramm.com/


May 15, 2019

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Great satisfaction and reliability. Highly recommended. I've used Hostwinds for a long time and very happy. I have no complaints. Their configuration has changed quite a bit in the time I've been with them, but they've been nothing but helpful in sorting out any issues that've arisen with migration.
SWITZERLAND
Talbo Jernig
http://ckasib.com/


May 13, 2020

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I am happy with Hostwinds shared SSD hosting service. They do offer a very good price and on the half dozen or so times that I have needed to speak to them, including in the middle of the night, there has always been a technically competent support person available immediately. These guys are willing to walk not just the extra mile but five more miles with you. We had problems with domain transfer, but The IT guys have been very patient with us.
RUSSIA
Emyr Floyd
http://kimsmolg.com


May 08, 2020

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The features I like most about Hostwinds are their reliability, helpfulness and loyalty to their customers. They are always out there to help in case of necessity and it means much for me.
UNITED KINGDOM
Craig Faulkner
http://polehliss.com


May 07, 2020

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The Hostwinds support team is super responsive and I've only needed to call support once in 4 years and got an excellent help! Good solid hosting company they are!
UNITED STATES
Mark Jones
http://bascob.com/


May 06, 2019

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I've been using Hostwinds ssd host for more than 4 months and I must say I've never experienced as good services as they offer - high uptime, qualified support even for an out-of-competence questions, flexible price policy - these are just a few words from the huge list of benefits they're offering to their customers. IMHO, your sites will be in good hands if you choose these hosting services.
ITALY
Fabrizzio Lopa
http://visualdesignsite.com


Mar 28, 2019

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Hostwinds is just fantastic! I use the PayPal services and it just makes my life that much easier. Many thanks to the wonderful support staff, I reckon they can do anything! Anything I needed, they had set-up in record time! Wonderful!
UNITED STATES
Kelley Smoot
http://hostwinds.com


Mar 27, 2020

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Hostwinds stuck me with an IP Address that was trashed with spam email by the previous user. I have had minor trouble since starting with them in Sept 2019, and by Feb 2020, many of my individually-addressed, single recipient emails were beginning to be rejected by servers around the world -- ALL based off of Cloudmark's "reputation" service it sells. Cloudmark has blacklisted the IP Address based on the previous user's activities, but once blacklisted by Cloudmark THERE IS NO RECOVERY. Because Cloudmark doesn't control the lists that are generated -- but never updated -- that their clients create. So my emails to my DOCTOR and my LAWYER and my husband -- all rejected as spam, although I've corresponding with all 3 of them FOR YEARS without any problem. Hostwind's customer service has been to blame me -- without any proof -- because there IS NONE -- that I trashed the IP Address -- so reluctant are they to spend a dime to help a client who has been so harmed by their activities. DO NOT USE HOSTWINDS -- YOU WILL BE SORRY YOU DID.
MONTENEGRO
Igor Franic
http://erumlag.com


Mar 23, 2020

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What I like at Hostwinds: 1)ease of use 2)support 3)uptime 4)backend interface 5)help resource 6)support forum 7)price 8)Problem solving 9)least chance of errors.
UNITED STATES
Zden Bisch
http://va-lista.com/


Mar 15, 2019

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Great satisfaction and reliability. Highly recommended. I've used Hostwinds for a long time and very happy. I have no complaints. Their configuration has changed quite a bit in the time I've been with them, but they've been nothing but helpful in sorting out any issues that've arisen with migration.
UNITED STATES
P. Homenko
http://sexpstols.com/


Mar 12, 2019

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Great customer support and reliability makes Hostwinds the wonderful choice for dedicated hosting. They work with no glitches and I like them very much.
MOROCCO
Chris Garner
http://ilabon.com/


Mar 10, 2020

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Hostwinds guys were able to get me up and running in minutes at 1:30 am. Very professional and advanced dashboard, latest cPanel, impressive support, reasonable price, and very efficient servers. I believe that this web host will meet your needs, dudes. They've always answered me ASAP and were able to set up my webmail account through Horde in a snap, which no one else has been able to do!
UNITED STATES
Bryngeir Hermannusson
http://calmicesea.com/


Mar 04, 2020

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Very reliable uptime. Hostwinds has a very attractive pricing structure, great reliability and above all a perfect customer support. I know I'm not good at properly describing tech issues, but they always tend to find the understand and way to solve the issue. They get back to you within minutes.
UNITED STATES
Arkadiy Filimonov
http://bondknaz.org/


Mar 04, 2019

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I trust this professional host and can highly recommend Hostwinds hosting solutions to others. I know Im not good in properly describing tech issues, but they always tend to find the understand and way to solve the issue. Their server and network uptime are Great... Speed connectivity is super fast and consistent. My web site is always up, that is to consider great network uptime they provide.


Jun 19, 2019

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Careful: The refund policies of hostwinds are 'false' I purchased Basic Web Hosting hosting packages from hostwinds on last 30/5/2019. Then I request to migrate my website. But the migration team failed to do that. In such a situation, I immediately canceled the hosting package and requested the billing department to refund me the refund value 37.59 USD. In the context of this, the billing department told me about the last June 01, 2019 (GMT+6) refunds can take upwards of 5 banking days to settle in your account. Which has already passed. But I did not get back $ 37.59 USD. I think this kind of behavior is harassment to the customer. But still (June 20,2019) 'abusing' or 'harassment' to refund the money. I did not get refund. This behavior is contrary to customer's interest, tragic, unexpected and offense. I think, the hostwinds that have been done with me are the attempts to suppress the money, it is hostwinds declared anti-refund policies and customer harassment levels. All customers are advised to be careful about hostwinds' misdeeds and dishonest practices. Ref no. 1 ***Subject: Cancellation Request for Basic Web Hosting - Service ID: 510267 Ticket ID: #05312019307-3844345 Ref no. 2 ***Ticket ID: #05302019353-3843558 Subject: Cancellation Request for Basic Web Hosting - Service ID: 510267 Ref no.3 ***Ticket ID: #05312019031-3844662 Subject: FINAL REMINDER FOR REFUND
UNITED KINGDOM
Michael Smith
http://stnicholasbl.com/


Jun 04, 2019

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Hostwinds has all the bells and whistles and extras I was looking for. I'm going to have the best site ever, being the successful client of this hosting provider.
CANADA
Edmond Fingles
http://vnb-start.com


Jun 03, 2019

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HostWinds have been a breathe of fresh air compared to my last hosting company and I am very happy to be a part of hostwinds company as their plans are full-featured and servers are well-balanced.
MEXICO
Amando Gaero
http://gorastos.org


Jul 09, 2019

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I actually have a personal account with Hostwinds and also a business account - both are fast though! The business package is really fast, I have a high-traffic website and I think Hostwinds is only helping me to serve my customers better.
GUINEA
Ivan Krunichev
http://www.vinogradls.net


Jul 08, 2019

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Really good SSD hosting provider that goes the extra mile to help their customers. I feel Hostwinds prices are a little on the high side compared to what bandwidth you get. However, their support is really worth it for me. They help with things like Htacess files, and almost any web admin question you have. Support with them can be a bit slow but they there 24/7 so you don't have to wait overnight for replies, I usually get replies to my emails in about 45 minutes which is perfect for me. The site builder is awesome for someone who does not have a clue where to start with a website from scratch.
BELGIUM
Kiana Peijnenburg
http://e-freqgo.org


Feb 28, 2020

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Hostwinds ranked as my number 1 web host. Because of their outstanding rating, and they give you a long list of features and plans which is easy to use, which suit every user 100%.
ITALY
Proserpio Siciliani
http://gypsfulv.com/


Feb 20, 2020

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What a great company and people. Very fast response to any questions. They made it so easy to get my website up and running. Wish there were more companies like this!! I would recommend Hostwinds to anybody, they are very understanding, even if you are not a computer geek. They made the transition very simple and helped along the way when help was needed. They respond to questions very quickly, unlike a lot of other companies!
BAHRAIN
Renco Wigman
http://parusniisp.org


Feb 15, 2019

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I am pleased with the support and features Hostwinds provides. My business is simple and very small so all my needs are met with this company. Thanks.
GRENADA
Ivan Ciernik
http://ya-root.com/


Apr 27, 2020

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Prices are not the lowest in the industry but affordable enough. I have been with Hostwinds hosting for a while and they are really good. I do not have huge payments; I do not have to wait for a long time to get my ticket answered. My email (that is very vital for me) works fast. For me, that is enough to be happy and patient. It is recommended!
LIECHTENSTEIN
Malik Lundblad
http://nidergram.com/


Apr 26, 2019

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Usually I do not give feedback on services because usually everything is average. In this case I can not express how impressed I am with Hostwuinds Hosting. My site is extremely fast and responsive, even more than I imagined.
SAINT HELENA
Stephan Delosantos
http://www.trgeonas.net


Apr 15, 2019

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I wanna say that Hostwinds SSD host manages all my domains. They are relatively cheap, but not the cheapest because they offer a good service, and wont stitch you up! I just wanted to write to say thanks for all of your help in setting up the two Joomla sites. I have worked with a few hosting companies and yours has the best customer support, by a long way.
CROATIA
Adam Predrag
http://cronihla.org


Apr 13, 2020

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Hostwinds is one of the most powerful web hosting company I've ever seen. With low price product but and high quality of service, you cannot regret the moment you use this product. Partnership with the best company when it comes in networking area is one of the keys to success. You can trust them.
MALTA
Aspindo Coper
http://mclanker.com


Apr 11, 2019

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Excellent Service -I would like to thank Hostwinds for the excellent service. I am very proud of this company, because the speed and agility in addressing has been tasteful to me. Congratulations!
CYPRUS
Reinout Hubrecht
http://tasidmar.com/


Apr 10, 2020

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I've been with Hostwinds for over a year now and have never been so blown away by the support from a hosting provider as I have been with these fine people. Their hosting and installation of Open Source Applications and support are excellent and they set standards for customer support! The chat feature enables me to clear all my queries and doubts. I also like that you can host unlimited sites from the one account. Thanks.
HONG KONG
Kostas Andreas
http://zxuyt.com/


Apr 09, 2020

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Great, Great, Great host. I've had some experience with other hosts in the past but this one is the best so far. Of course, I was a bit hesitant at first but decided to give it a go anyway since the price is literally dirt cheap for multiple domains hosting. Now I know my money is well spent. Hostwinds is a good choice for web hosting provider in the USA.