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Key Features

  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • ASP
  • Uptime Guarantee
  • MySQL

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They dont even let you use their DNS if you buy the domain from them, and wont refund it. Only option is to pay again for a transfer.

Support is pretty ignorant and condescendant. Told them what the problem was, they refused to fix it because they said it was a code problem. When I transfered everything and made the change I asked them, everything worked perfectly.

One of the worst hosting experiences I've had so far...

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WinHost Introduction

As their name suggests, WinHost is a Windows-only hosting provider. They offer cost conscious ASP.NET plans without long-term contracts. Their narrow scope of focus is evidence that WinHost sticks with delivering only what they’re best at.


When you need help, you can access a knowledge base or post in a forum. You can also access tech support through the support portal. Requests for support are answered within 24 hours.


WinHost offers a core set of features which apply to their three available shared hosting plans.

  • Quarterly or annual billing
  • Control panel, created in-house
  • Upgrade/downgrade plan from control panel
  • APS.NET expert staff
  • Fully owned servers
  • 32 GB RAM
  • Secure data center
  • UPS battery and generator power backup
  • Colocated at top tier data center
  • No unlimited* plans that could degrade service
  • Websites and SQL databases hosted on separate servers
  • 30 day money-back guarantee
  • 99.9% uptime
  • Application installer
  • Compatible with apps and scripts like Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, Dreamweaver, and Visual Studio
  • Unlimited* domains and subdomains
  • Email system, POP3, IMAP and SMTP
  • PHP5, WAP, Flash
  • SQL backup and restore
  • Free MySQL hosting
  • Free IIS manager remote access

Shared Hosting

WinHost offers just three plans to choose from. All three have a robust feature set and affordable pricing. You may also choose to register your domain with WinHost for an additional fee.

  • WinHost Basic
    • 2000 MB disk space
    • 50 GB bandwidth
    • 5 FTP users
    • 100 MB site memory allocation
    • 1 MSSQL database
    • 200 MB SQL database disk space
    • 1 MySQL database
    • 200 MB MySQL database disk space
    • 250 email boxes
    • 250 MB email storage
  • WinHost Max
    • 4000 MB disk space
    • 200 GB bandwidth
    • 10 FTP users
    • 200 MB site memory allocation
    • 10 MSSQL database
    • 1000 MB SQL database disk space
    • 10 MySQL database
    • 1000 MB MySQL database disk space
    • Dedicated SSL support
    • 500 email boxes
    • 500 MB email storage
  • WinHost Ultimate
    • 10000 MB disk space
    • 500 GB bandwidth
    • 30 FTP users
    • 300 MB site memory allocation
    • 100 MSSQL database
    • 2500 MB SQL database disk space
    • 100 MySQL database
    • 2500 MB MySQL database disk space
    • Dedicated SSL support
    • Unlimited* email boxes
    • 1000 MB email storage

*When hosts describe anything as “unlimited,” it is typically boundless except in cases of abuse. A user may be charged a penalty or be required to subscribe to a more robust package if they are overburdening the servers.


  • No lengthy contracts required
  • Upgrade or downgrade plans yourself
  • goMobi for mobile site; monthly fee applies


  • Bandwidth limits
  • No live chat or telephone support; no real-time support options
  • Only three tiers of service offered
  • Backups must be done manually via control panel

The Verdict

Clearly not a viable option if you prefer Linux, WinHost offers only Windows hosting solutions. They do not offer any virtual private server (VPS) options or cloud hosting at all. What they do offer are three streamlined Windows hosting plans with quite low prices, a money-back guarantee, and a staff with ASP.NET expertise. If you’re in need of budget-friendly Windows web hosting, look no further than WinHost.

Last updated: 2017-07-30

WinHost Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Basic ASP ASP.NET WordPress PHP Windows 2008 Firewall Protection 3GB 50GB $4.95/month
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Max ASP ASP.NET WordPress PHP Windows 2008 Firewall Protection Unlimited Unlimited $9.95/month
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Ultimate ASP ASP.NET WordPress PHP Windows 2008 Firewall Protection Unlimited Unlimited $19.95/month
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WinHost Features

All Features

  • Access Logs
  • AspJpeg
  • AspUpload
  • BlogEngine.NET
  • CGI Access
  • dasBlog
  • Dreamweaver
  • Drupal
  • Email Forwarding
  • Free Shopping Cart
  • Gallery
  • IIS 7.0
  • IMAP Support
  • Joomla
  • Kentico
  • Live Chat Support
  • MediaWiki
  • Microsoft Expression Web Support
  • Moodle
  • MS Access
  • MS DotNetNuke
  • Phone Support
  • PHP 5
  • phpBB
  • POP3 Support
  • Shared SSL
  • Shockwave
  • Silverlight
  • SilverStripe
  • SMTP
  • Spam Filter
  • Support Forum
  • Umbraco
  • Visual Studio .NET
  • Webmail

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