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Last reviewed Sep 15, 2016

Key features

  • WordPress
  • Uptime Guarantee
  • MySQL
  • Perl
  • cPanel
  • Linux

User Reviews - Total: 43

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These guys are working the way it should be and know how to deal with hosting software and hardware. Their servers are functioning properly, fast and all round the clock, with only exception in time of maintenance which is always planned and warned. That is why I am their loyal client and with this short testimonial want to thank for their dedicated work.

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This hosting provider deserves best marks from me, because of their stable shared hosting. I am receiving top-notch service from their tech staff which provides fast responses in a highly polite and knowledgeable manner, while my websites are always up and running smooth. I'd like to thank you, Hostwinds and wish you all good and develop your service. Please, do not fail.

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Hostwinds is providing A+ service. Any aspect of their solutions is at top level.
Uptime is every month close to 100%.
Performance is really high and my website is loading in an instant.
Plan is not too featured, but it has cpanel and for me it is enough.
Support team has low response time and always polite and has detailed answers.

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My impressions of hostwinds are best, because before them I have used host with really weak customer care and too much donwtimes. With hostwinds I don't have that, however I am receiving stability of top-notch provider with support who I am free to contact almost all round the clock. My ping monitoring service have shown 100% stability and no packets are lost at all. Outstanding stability for that price they charge.

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No matter how high your expectations from the perspective of my year experience with hostwinds.com ssd shared hosting I am sure they will satisfy any webmasters demands. I am stating this because I have got from them outstanding hosting uptime and really cool customer care. To be more specific: uptime has reached level of 99.97% last month and average in a year 99.94% which was caused by scheduled server maintenance of different complexity and duration. During this year I have interacted with support staff over 10 times and it was always been a pleasure of how fast they've replied and how professionally they solved everything. Overall I am happy to be user of web hosting provided by hostwinds.com.

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All I need from a company that offers hosting I have got from Hostwinds.com!
My stability is near 100% level, to be fair 99.96%!
I am using shared hosting and don't know how to run performance test without root rights, but loading of websites and files uploading is fast enough!
I don't think that support is available for real 24/7, but in fact I haven't checked it, because I want to sleep not contact some tech guys via tickets. But when I had trouble with script install they resolved it in 25 minutes, so they are rather quick.
You can judge by yourselves about how quality they are, but I have no stability troubles with them and that is most important.

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We all want something ideal from a service provider and my experience with Hostwinds is really close to it. Their technical team has great abilities of server management and network tweaking. So every customer of their service gets highest uptime of server and network for a price that is more than reasonable as for me. Also they have all needed features included in plan like autoinstaller, uptime monitoring etc. When needed help from support they will provide you assistance in minutes, at least for me two times it was really quick. Recommend them to everyone.

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They have team with rich experience in server management and hosting software tweaking, that is why Hostwinds.com is providing such stable service to my mind. Their staff knows what to do in any circumstances be it normal functioning or failure. However I haven't experienced too much downtime, but once it was for almost 10 minutes and they've reacted as fast as possible to my mind. All other time my website is up. Thanks for your professional work.

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Hostwinds are offering perfect balance between price and performance/uptime. Their pricing policy is fair. I have got all I was looking for from their basic shared plan: 99.96% monitored uptime, perfectly working control panel with included features and support with great abilities of server administration. Last time I contacted tech support was at morning and I've got first ticket response in 12 minutes, but it took near hour to solve my issue, they were polite and patient to reach full comprehension of my database trouble and than they've made everything work.

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Hostwinds is full of high-end hardware, top level customer care and variable useful features. The thing I liked most is their fast speeds of loading from any point of the world and my files/databases accessibility. They've implemented complex of hard and software to reach best performance of servers and they've definitely succeeded in that. Techies know their job well and available for clients most of the time in an instant.

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Hostwinds

hostwinds.com Location: United States Founded: 2010

Hostwinds Introduction

Specializing in low-cost hosting, Hostwinds aims to provide quality service at a fair price. The company was founded in 2010. Their servers are housed in the Dallas, Texas, Infomart, which has a fully redundant power system, a cooling network, and advanced security measures including armed guards and video surveillance.

Support

You can get help from experienced system admins any time of day, any day of the year. Ticketing is available in your client area. Response to tickets is guaranteed within one hour, but is usually within 15 minutes. They also have emergency support contact.

They focus on providing exceptional customer support. All support is U.S.-based. Additionally, Hostwinds has a live chat feature.

Features & Specializations

Hostwinds' offerings include basic shared hosting, business-class shared hosting, reseller packages, virtual private servers (VPS),  cloud servers, dedicated servers, and Minecraft SSD servers. All plans offer:

  • Anytime upgrades within client area
  • 60-day money back guarantee
  • Instant setup
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Free migration & transfer support
  • 24/7 Support

Shared Hosting

Hostwinds gives users choices in both basic web hosting and business-class shared hosting. Business plans offer a greater share of server resources for increased speed and reliability. All shared plans include:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Softaculous
  • cPanel

Reseller Hosting

  • Free Enom reseller account; offer domain services to your clients
  • Web host manager complete solution (WHMCS)

VPS Hosting & Dedicated Servers

  • OpenVZ virtualization
  • Choice of Linux distributions; CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Scientific, SUSE
  • Windows VPS options also available

Cloud Server Hosting

Scalable solutions with powerful features that help you avoid overpaying. Hostwinds provides all the standard features you would expect in cloud services such as instant upgrades and downgrades, plus unique features such as:

  • Upgrade and downgrade instantly
  • Dedicated network; no sharing with other cloud servers or overselling
  • Hostwinds Tornado Tracker; advanced infrastructure monitoring

Our Verdict

Hostwinds offers plans for individuals up to medium-sized business. Their focus on quality customer service and transfer support makes them a good fit for folks looking to replace their current host.

Hostwind Pros

  • Strong emphasis on customer support
  • Monthly Billing
  • Truly unlimited plans
  • Live support options
  • No outsourced support

Their plan selection covers a broad spectrum of service. You’re likely to find one that suits your needs. Beyond shared, business, reseller, VPS, cloud and dedicated plans, they have some specialized options worth looking at including Windows VPS and Minecraft servers. 

Included with their affordable plans is live U.S.-based tech support. If that’s an important feature for you, Hostwinds is one provider you’ll want to look into.

Hostwinds Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Shared Basic WordPress Dedicated IP Linux cPanel Perl MySQL Unlimited Unlimited $4.50/month
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Shared Advanced WordPress Dedicated IP Linux cPanel Perl MySQL Unlimited Unlimited $5.50/month
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Shared Ultimate WordPress Dedicated IP Linux cPanel Perl MySQL Unlimited Unlimited $6.50/month
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Budget VPS WordPress PHP Fedora Shell Access Debian Java 25GB Unlimited $7.50/month
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Windcast SHOUTcast Media Instant Activation PayPal Bitcoin Streaming Audio/Video 10GB Unlimited $8.75/month
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Minecraft SSD Server VPS Uptime Guarantee Minecraft Transfer Support Instant Activation SSD 15GB $8.00/month
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Windows VPS ASP ASP.NET PHP .NET Framework MSSQL Windows 50GB Unlimited $13.50/month
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Windows SSD VPS ASP ASP.NET PHP .NET Framework MSSQL Windows 25GB Unlimited $13.50/month
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Hostwinds Features

All Features

  • 4images
  • bbPress
  • BIGACE
  • Bitcoin
  • BuddyPress
  • CGI Access
  • CiviCRM
  • Coppermine
  • CubeCart
  • dasBlog
  • DocFaq
  • DokuWiki
  • Dolphin
  • Dreamweaver
  • Drupal
  • Exif Support
  • File Manager
  • Flat Calendar
  • FlatPress
  • Free Shopping Cart
  • Gallery
  • GD Support
  • GTChat
  • Instant Activation
  • Invision Board
  • Joomla
  • KompoZer
  • LiteSpeed
  • Magento
  • MediaWiki
  • MyBB
  • PayPal
  • phpMyAdmin
  • phpMyChat
  • phpMyCounter
  • phpMyFAQ
  • phpMyVisites
  • phpPgAdmin
  • PHProjekt
  • Shared Hosting
  • Softaculous
  • Transfer Support
  • vBulletin

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My website account was delivered in an instant and sales team was helpful in any field of their competence. After that their techies guided me through initial setup and service configuration, it was helpful in terms of getting my website up. I don't have any heavy technical solutions in my website, just a basic php site with several databases. I just need it to be online 24/7 with acceptable loading speed. Hostwinds.com are providing that demanded features at a highest level.

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In general the service at Hostwinds is good. However, I had several problems when it comes to their competence regarding the DNS. We do host our mail server there and we have both IPv4 and IPv6 configured. Unfortunately, we faced several issues related to the correctness of the DNS records. The first issue was that the reverse DNS record was not set (for both IPs) - but they managed to fix this. The second issue was that the IPv6 AAAA record was not set. After several interactions where the support was escalated to "management" and the assurance that the problem was fixed by their "senior networking engineer", the record in the DNS is still not set properly. At this point, we asked to reset the inverse records (PTR) to point to one of our own domain and we will properly manage the DNS ourselves. So far, the ticket we opened more than 6 days ago is still not resolved (!!!). Not being able to set an AAAA record is quite surprising and made us doubt their real competence when it comes to IPv6 (or DNS in general). It is a source of concern, so if you plan to run also IPv6, stay away from this service - so far, their demonstrated competence in the area is really low.

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So far the support team has been wonderful. They are always give informative fast replies and best ways to handle issues. I cannot recall any unexpected technical troubles and uptime was always ideal. Software is always up-to-date and their team is working on optimizing it for best stability of servers. They are doing excellent server maintenance measures to keep servers up and truly fast. Hostwinds.com is one of the best company to deal with.

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Their server is working for me perfectly. I had literally no technical troubles and I and avoiding networking lags. I really love their support team that is available 24/7, however I only contacted them just 2 times and response was in 10 minutes. I just wanted to say thanks and recommend them to anyone who needs performance-oriented solution.

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i'm using 2 business hosting on hostwinds, 1 business hosting for 1 website that using my custom cms, and another 1 is used for some wordpress sites.
their business hosting only can handle 4 wordpress sites with traffic around 200k uv/day. and it's giving me email about using too much resources several times.
their support was great, but always recomend to upgrade to vps (their vps is little bit expensive than others), as i don't want to upgrade to their vps, 1 of my hosting got suspended.
Since my account got suspended, i can't backup all data myself and contact their support to give me last backup of my data.
first time backup they're giving me wrong backup file. and then i contact again and get the right backup within some hours.

overall if it's only used for landing pages or simple websites then hostwinds could be the best, but if you use too much resource scripts like wordpress, etc then it's not recomended to be used hostwinds. they will ban/suspend you within a few hours after some email notification.

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Hostwinds is AAA host! They are giving their customers just what they want. Personally I have received only high quality services and fastest speeds I've ever dealt with. They are responding to any ticket of any priority really quick, about 20-30 minutes depending on daytime. Server hardware has never been down, but one time networking has issues with packet loss according to ping monitoring, but in couple of hours everything was fixed and I was notified that it was due to ddos attack. These guys know how to do their job done in highly professional manner!

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I really believe that Hostwinds is top-level host and one of the best hosts available in the market in terms of performance and uptime. They have servers totally suitable for any webmaster because they are tweaked for fastest speeds and file accessibility. Support is also know how to manage business and deliver stable service. They are available all the time and offering fast knowledgeable assistance. Pricing is ok for me.

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Hostwinds.com is one of the more stable services I've used. I can remember only two occasions of downtime which only took place during planned upgrades. I got what I paid for. Features and guaranteed options promised to me are fully available for me to use. Communication with their support is professional and to the point. As brief summary: Great service and A+ Support.

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Here is a brief summary of my experience using hostwinds shared hosting.
Customer service - from the initial interaction staff was fast in replies and comprehensive with details. Technical team are stubborn and ready to spend lots of time until all your questions would be solved.
Stability - in accordance to pingdom monitoring my websites are available 99.97% for the past month. Downtime is connected with planned technical server works.
Performance - their servers are well tweaked for better performance because of litespeed and ssd implicated, no issues with performance at all.
Prices - I pay only 4.5 per month and sometimes I see they are offering nice discounts from new customers. But, you can be sure that even that price is totally worthy.
Features - standard set of features like cpanel, backups, monitoring and softaculous

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My overall experience with hostwinds is ideal from any perspective, be it stability or customer service. If anyone is looking for reliability of hardware and software - they would perfectly fit. Personally I have never faced hardware failure and my websites are solid as rock. For the price they ask their customer service is really perfect. You are free to contact them anytime and receive quick and detailed reply and be sure they won't stop until your issue is resolved.

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I am very happy with their services.Support is awesome and tickets are replied promptly. The uptime is extremely solid with not significant hardware or network troubles. The performance of servers is top-notch because they are using quality hardware and their techies have optimized servers with litespeed and ssd for highest speeds of accessibility. I am sure I’ll be sticking with them for many years to come!

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Nothing special, but everything is working and working fine. From Hostwinds you won't get huge variety of different free features or big promo discounts, but you will get guaranteed stability of websites and professional fast support. Tech support is definitely their strongest feature. If you need staff that knows how to do everything connected with hosting - Hostwinds is good choice. Do not expect something beyond the imagination, but expect stable reasonably-priced web hosting deals.

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Using hostwinds.com services is like feeling everyday a sunny weather: you are happy and no storms are expected. I am receiving high stability and feel totally safe knowing how skilled support is managing my server. Their servers are properly configured and optimized for best performance and stability I've ever experienced from a hosting provider. Technical staff is not only skilled, but also are great friendly guys that available almost round the clock. As a disadvantage I can only outline number of features included in package - not too much and only basic stuff like control panel and autoinstaller.

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I consider Hostwinds as a host that will meet everyone's demands because I have used their shared and vps plans and both were stable. Their price is not too low, totally moderate, but you are sure what you've paid for - the service is good. You can get not too much features with plan but totally enough: with shared plan you will only get cpanel and script auto-installer. Everything connected with support is outstanding. You are free to ask them to do anything with your account and things would be done in 20-30 minutes! The thing I like is they warn about planned server maintenance and that is the only time when my websites are unavailable.

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Hostwinds rules the hosting world! You might try to find similar hosting provider with same cool tech staff and high guaranteed uptime, but I believe you'll fail. Sure, there exist other quality companies with great services, but Hostwinds are top-notch in terms of customer care. They are offering not too overloaded with features plans for a reasonable price (for me it is 4.5$), but their team knows how to deal with clients and servers. When I contact them via ticket they are always online and do everything I need (as a host, you know). So guys if you ever will need a high uptime that is guaranteed and responsive polite support then Hostwinds would be your best pick.

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Hostwinds is delivering the service every webmaster is looking for. I am sure that every person will be satisfied with them not only because of my positive experience, but also because of experience of my mates and reviews I've read about them.
As for my personal experience I can share detailed explanation. I am using their shared hosting and get cpanel account with unlimited traffic and what more important - guaranteed uptime. When my website goes down I know about it before, because it is scheduled and I've been warned.
My communication with tech staff is also great, because they reply fast and do everything I ask for me. The average time of response on a ticket is about 30 minutes.

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I am not easy customer for the support to deal with because I submit too many tickets and always want something to modify/improve. But Hostwinds tech guys have always quickly resolved my queries in a polite manner. Every month server uptime is almost reaching 100%. My website consistently loads within seconds so I don't see any problems with performance. They are definitely worth checking out.

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This short summary of my experience with Hostwinds is just a way to thanks them for reliability. Before started using them I have researched many other hosts and some of them were cheaper and with more features provided, however I know that cheap not really frequently means quality, so I decided to give Hostwinds a chance, they are also have money back guarantee so I was nothing to lose. After my first contact with their staff I was pleased by the speed of replies and good knowledge of technical side. For now I am using their basic shared plan and have no troubles at all. All my domains are online and loading instantly. All good so far, thank you Hostwinds.

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The main reason I started using hostwinds.com basic plan is because they suit all my demands such as price, responsive staff and unmetered traffic. Initial setup was almost instant and support guided me to move all my files and setup services. Their team made me sure that their main target is making their customers happy and I am happy for now because of their high uptime and knowledgeable support. I've got fantastic experience and no regrets.

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The most impressive Hostwinds' feature is their customer care. They are aimed on client satisfaction and you can feel it from the very first seconds of interaction with them. Support guys are not only experienced webmasters and server administrators, but also polite and friendly guys with fluent language. You are free to contact them via ticket system, live chat or even on phone, furthermore they were available all the time I needed assistance even on holidays or during night time. For the price I pay they are offering really outstanding service.

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Let's be fair, guys: everything we need from a host is just high stability and good support. All of that I am receiving from Hostwinds company. I have found them via google search at several forums where they had positive reviews, so I contacted their support directly via ticket to ask about differences between plans, I've received quick response with all needed details, so I decided to subscribe on their plan for a month to start. As I already said all I need is stability and fast support, so I was really pleased by their service and after a month I bought their yearly package, saved some cash and got assurance in my websites performance.

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I don't really understand why this host is not popular like other big-brands. They have all features of quality one provider and I will tell you everything about them. I started using Hostwinds half year ago because they have offered good pricing and big variety of plans and included features, that was attractive to me and I decided to give them a try. Order process was easy and sales staff were polite. From that time I have become their user and till now have nothing to complain about: uptime is high as promised, support is always there to help, what else should I need? That is the reason I consider Hostwinds as top provider.

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I don't always write reviews or feedbacks on products and services I use, but when I do - it is because I am truly happy with them. I'd like to share my experience with Hostwinds web hosting service. I needed stable hosting with fast database access to host my Prestashop based e-shop and Hostwinds offered all I needed according to their website. That is why I decided to purchase their plan. Now I am their devoted fan, because my websites are loading fast and available from all over the world with no outages. One of the best parts in their service is the customer care they provide. I am able to contact tech staff all round the clock and receive full solution of any issue no matter how complex it is. To summarize: Hostwinds company is dedicated to customers' satisfaction and they are constantly working on developing of their high level services.

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Fast servers and quick response time when you have a ticket but their support staff makes serious mistakes more than they do things right... They also have this disgusting sales tactic where they say you have used too much CPU and upgrade you to a VPS...

THATS RIGHT... they upgrade you without your approval and charge you 4X... I have the same sites on many other hosts with no issue... Hostwinds used to be good but they have gotten very sneaky.

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I had a grueling experience starting for the first time in May 2014 when Burst.net dropped me on Hostwinds. Burst.net said that Hostwinds would help with the migration of my data. When hostwinds tried, they could not migrate the data. So I lost a bunch of site's data due to this abrupt change. That was mostly Burst.net's fault. But I think Hostwinds could have tried harder to help with the data migration.
So I cancelled.

Then I tried again in May 2015 with Hostwinds, only to find that I was experiencing excessive downtime, and I cancelled again.

Then I got roped in today because of their "Black Friday" deals. Really good deals, really bad support.

First before I signed up, I asked their chat support if I could run "Virtual Box" on the VPS server I was choosing. They said "yes, as long as you can set it up".

When I attempted to set it up, I got an error about VT-X needs to be enabled.

I asked them if they could do that, and they said "no, you need a dedicated server". So since it says on their website "These servers are pre-configured and ready to launch within an hour". Well, they failed to give notice that dedicated servers need manager's approval before deploying. Which management is not there on weekends, nights, or holidays. So 16 hours later, they finally got a manager to respond to my ticket. He said, if I wanted to sign up, they could get the server up in a few hours. Which would have made it a 24 hour turn around, not 1 hour.

I had ordered their "advanced server monitoring service", and in the 16 hours since I originally ordered my VPS, the VPS had went offline 4 times in 16 hours, it had an uptime of less than 60% in that time.

So I will never use Hostwinds again, regardless of how cheap they are. Word to the wise, you get what you pay for, except in the case of getting services from Hostwinds.

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One thing i have always love hostwinds for is there awesome support system. They reply you at every interval of request. Their livechat is always online to answer all of your questions. I was with hostwinds for about 8 months on their shared hosting. Even though i ignored all their warnings, I can't actually count on the number of times i received warning messages from them, yet my account was not suspended.

Also, I must say that hostwinds really cares about their clients, they can consider you if you ask for a favor from them, perhaps to give you additional time to make payment for a due invoice when you are unable to pay at the time.

Though i was later upgraded automatically to VPS at the time i didńt make a request for it because of resource overuse. The bad side of hostwinds is the way they bill. I was upgraded thrice consecutively to different levels of VPS at the same time meant to pay as expected.

I was later forced to move the following month because of the charges. But i was say hostwinds is good and recommended for anyone just starting a web business, they will give you enough time for upgrade. Planning of going back to hostwinds soon!

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Had issues on all other hosts. Found hostwinds and was super happy. Even if i make a mistake they are always willing to go above and beyond to resolve an issue !!
never looked back since joining. had a few bad times but nothing to major and has always been helped out in order to sort it !!

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Good hosting services with good tech support and service reliability. Their shared server email IPs are all on blacklists for spamming and you will have trouble sending out emails as they will bounce back. Get their business hosting will solve that problem as it provides a dedicated IP, unless that past IP was used for spamming before.

However, be wary of their affiliate programs...I run a web design company and a lot of my clients host their websites here. When my clients ask where they should host their website, I point them to HostWinds and them my affiliate coupon code to sign up with. I racked up $100+ in a few months.

When I requested a withdrawl, the CEO of the company said no. He claimed I had broken the affiliate ToS by posting my coupon codes on coupon websites. But here's the thing, I never posted my coupon codes anywhere. The only people I gave my coupon codes were to my clients. I figured one of them must have shared it online, posted it on their sites, or given it to their coworkers/family/friends who then posted it online.

The CEO doesn't seem to understand that this type of situation could happen. And even though I brought a lot of business to their site (60+ active referrals), they refuse to give me my money. The 2 CEO's denied my withdrawl two times. I promptly made a backup of all my websites, transferred to another host and cancelled my services. Their support staff immediately emailed me saying that they would try to get an appeal to see if they could withdraw my balance. It's been a couple days and they haven't said anything so it was probably a no.

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I have a business hosting with them, it should have the double ressources as the "normal" standard hosting. Every account comes with an automatic installer, but guess what you cannot run these apps, because after you have installed them and use them you get an "out of memory" exception.
Hostwinds opinion about that is, that it is impossible to increase the memory limit and you should upgrade to a VPS. However you would lose then the automatic installer or its extremly expensive to rent the installer additional.
Their support is fast, but complete useless as that are only sales letters, not solutions for real problems.

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I would advise anyone considering Hostwinds for their next web host to seriously reconsider. Do not make the same mistake I did.

I signed up with Hostwinds after shopping around and finding their VPS hosting to be particularly well priced compared to some other competitors. Their pre-sales support was good and Michael helped me choose the correct tier of VPS suitable for my requirements. Everything went okay for the first few weeks, and then the problems started.

About a week in I realised that the transfer to them from my old host had not gone smoothly, and they had actually managed to lose ALL of my old emails in the process, despite being told the transfer had been a 100% success. Then my sites and emails started going down. I run a web design company and host my clients websites for them, and the downtime became so frequent that I lost several clients because of it. The level of support I received during this time was as good as useless - one word responses to tickets, and several hours of waiting between replies. The live chat support feature they offer is actually purely for sales, not for support. There was no explanation for the downtime until I threatened to leave, and then they offered me 1 months free hosting and told me the downtime was caused due to updates to their servers.

In the last month I was with Hostwinds my sites were going down everyday. I wish that was an exaggeration but it isn't. The response time to support tickets was now between 12 - 24 hours, and each response gave a different explanation for the downtime. No one seemed to know what they were talking about.

In my opinion the most important factors I look for in a hosting company is reliability and support - Hostwinds offers neither. This is without a doubt the worst experience with ANY company I have ever had. I am now just glad it is over, and hope I never have to deal with such a high level of unprofessional-ism again in my life.

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Have had nothing but good experiences. Would recommend to my friends. Incredibly good support that has always answered questions promptly and on time.

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Recently I was searching for a new webhosting since I was tired using free hosting I luckily found Hostwinds. I saw their homepage and I was satisfied immediately, it looks very professional and user-friendly since I'm a newbie at webhosting and such so it was easy to setup. I asked for help at the helpdes/live chat and I got really fast help from them, they said me step-by-step how to upload files on my website. They have a lot of great features that free hosing absolutely doesn't have. The prices are not expensive and they were always uptime since I didn't occure any problems! Overall it was a great experience at Hostwinds and won't hesitate to buy again hosting from them, they are a great bussines. They asked me to review their website when my subscription finished and I totally wanted to do that since I was happy with the overall result of trying out this webhosting.

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Bought a Windows VPS, good clean service, fast set up time. I WILL buy from these guys again. There support was great as well. The ability to pick and choose optional extras was very use full because I needed a faster transfer speed and more ram and it allowed me too with out me spending lots.When I got my server it never lagged, and was always on top form. Would have given it 5 stars but I could not choose the location (E.U US West/East coast) but that can be over looked. I would recommend to anyone looking to buy a VPS from these guys :D

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