Hostwinds: the best integrated hosting provider


Hostwinds: the best integrated hosting provider

If you want a powerful and flexible web hosting service, then Hostwinds should be taken into consideration. They offer a range of shared hosting, virtual private servers (VPS), dedicated servers, cloud hosting, WordPress hosting and reseller hosting aimed at a wide variety of groups who are interested in building websites.

What is Hostwinds

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Hostwinds was founded in 2010 and is considered a relatively new brand in the colocation industry, however, with their rich product line, excellent server performance, good customer support, and low and affordable prices, they are loved by their customers and have won many important industry awards, such as Best Managed Business Hosting, One of the fastest growing private companies in the US, 2017 Top 5 Shared Hosting of the Year, and more.

Awards received

In fact, not only does shared web hosting have a definite advantage over other competitors, but Hostwinds' VPS and reseller hosting is also one of the best options.

Shared Hosting

If your website doesn't need a high-end server to stay up and running, then shared web hosting is the right choice. Low-cost web hosting puts your website on the same physical server as someone else's, thus sharing system resources, which helps keep costs down, but you get value for every penny you spend.

Hostwinds offers attractive Linux shared hosting solutions with three types available: Basic, Advanced and Ultimate.

Basic

$3.29/month

  1. 1 site
  2. Unlimited traffic
  3. Unlimited storage space
  4. Unlimited FTP accounts
  5. Unlimited MySql Database
  6. Unlimited Email Accounts
  7. Free Website Migration
  8. Free SSL Certificate
  9. Free dedicated IP address

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Advanced

$4.23/month

  1. 4 sites
  2. Unlimited traffic
  3. Unlimited storage space
  4. Unlimited FTP accounts
  5. Unlimited MySql Database
  6. Unlimited Email Accounts
  7. Free Website Migration
  8. Free SSL Certificate
  9. Free dedicated IP address

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Ultimate

$5.17/month

  1. Unlimited Sites
  2. Unlimited traffic
  3. Unlimited storage space
  4. Unlimited FTP accounts
  5. Unlimited MySql Database
  6. Unlimited Email Accounts
  7. Free Website Migration
  8. Free SSL Certificate
  9. Free dedicated IP address

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All plans offer unlimited traffic, unlimited storage, unlimited FTP accounts, and various other unlimited features, and not only that, Hostwinds even provides you with a dedicated IP address, which is difficult for other competitors to do. For example, BlueHost also offers unlimited storage space but has a limit on the number of files; on the other hand, SiteGround has a limit on website traffic in order to ensure that the server stays in the best condition.

VPS

VPS hosting has more features than shared hosting for those who want to build their sites directly on the server. With VPS, your site still shares server resources with other users, but there are far fewer users on each server.

Although they cost more than shared hosting, they are worth the investment if you will get (or already have) more traffic. In addition, since some of the resources of a VPS are isolated through virtualization, the sites it hosts usually have a higher level of security as well.

This company offers various types of VPS plans to meet almost all of anyone's needs:.

Unmanaged Linux Package Price List

Monthly Price

CPU Cores

Memory

SSD Hard Drives

Monthly Traffic

$4.99

1

1 GB

30 GB

1 TB

$9.99

1

2 GB

50 GB

2 TB

$18.99

2

4 GB

75 GB

2 TB

$28.99

2

6 GB

100 GB

2 TB

$38.99

4

8 GB

150 GB

3 TB

$49.99

4

12 GB

200 GB

4 TB

$76.99

6

16 GB

300 GB

5 TB

$124.99

8

32 GB

400 GB

6 TB

$214.99

12

64 GB

500 GB

8 TB

$328.99

16

96 GB

750 GB

9 TB

One 3 data center option.

  1. Dallas (Dallas, Texas, USA)
  2. Seattle (Seattle, WA, USA)
  3. Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  4. Click here to test the speed of Hostwinds data center

Hostwinds even offers Minecraft VPS and also has multiple configurations with prices ranging from $10.99~$526.99/month.

Dedicated server

A dedicated server is a powerful hosting option that means you will have exclusive access to all hardware resources and your website can withstand huge loads and traffic. Hostwinds offers various types of Linux and Windows dedicated servers, and if these preset plans do not meet your needs, you can also adjust the parameters to customize them.

Monthly Price

CPU

Memory

Hard Disk

Outbound traffic

IP Address

$106

E3-1270 v2 3.50 GHz

8 GB

1 TB

10 TB

8

$109

E3-1230 v2 3.30 GHz

16 GB

1 TB

10 TB

8

$111.5

E3-1240 v2 3.40 GHz

16 GB

1 TB

10 TB

8

$121

E3-1271 v3 3.60 GHz

8 GB

1 TB

10 TB

8

$130

6272 2.1

32 GB

1 TB

10 TB

8

$222

E5-2620 v2 2.10 GHz × 2

64 GB

1 TB

10 TB

8

$261

6272 2.1 × 2

128 GB

1 TB

10 TB

8

$272

E5-2620 v3 2.40 GHz × 2

64 GB

1 TB

10 TB

8

$364

E5-2670 v2 2.50 GHz × 2

256 GB

1 TB

10 TB

8

For most of the plans listed above, memory, hard drives, outbound traffic, and the number of IP addresses are all customizable; for example, you can configure up to 6TB of hard drive space, or 128 dedicated IP addresses.

WordPress Hosting

If, like us, you like to use WordPress to build websites, then you should be happy to see that Hostwinds offers servers optimized for WordPress. Note that the WordPress hosting plans and prices are exactly the same as shared hosting.

Of course, if you're looking for the best dedicated WordPress hosting provider, then the best option we recommend is Kinsta, a company that focuses solely on WordPress hosting, puts your site on the secure and fast Google Cloud platform, and provides a test environment for each site.

Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting is another type of hosting that can span the CPU, memory, hard drive, and other resources of multiple servers. The advantage is obvious: your site is not dependent on the impact of a single server, and Hostwinds offers several types of cloud hosting for as little as $4.99/month.

Monthly Price

CPU Cores

Memory

Hard Disk Space

Monthly Traffic

$4.99

1

1 GB

30 GB

1 TB

$9.99

1

2 GB

50 GB

2 TB

$18.99

2

4 GB

75 GB

2 TB

$28.99

2

6 GB

100 GB

2 TB

$38.99

4

8 GB

150 GB

3 TB

$49.99

4

12 GB

200 GB

4 TB

$76.99

6

16 GB

300 GB

5 TB

$124.99

8

32 GB

400 GB

6 TB

$214.99

12

64 GB

500 GB

8 TB

$328.99

16

96 GB

750 GB

9 TB

Uptime

Uptime is an important part of the web hosting experience, and if your site is down, then visitors won't be able to find your product or service, and they may never come back. Fortunately, Hostwinds is very reliable in this regard.

Over a one-year period, we conducted continuous tracking tests on Hostwinds, and their uptime was greater than 99.99%, with an average page load time of 614 milliseconds, both well above the industry average.

Customer Service

Hostwinds offers 24/7 phone, web chat and Ticket-based customer support, and when we tested live chat on weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings, they were able to respond within 2 minutes.

The 60-day money-back guarantee is quite impressive, which is twice as long as most competitors, including our top picks BlueHost and SiteGround. however, the most generous company is DreamHost, with their money-back guarantee of up to 97 days and an affordable price of as little as $2.59/month.

Summary

We fell in love with Hostwinds when we first reviewed them and they are now getting better and better as time goes on. Excellent customer service, reliable uptime, a wide range of hosting options, and attractive pricing all combine to make them one of the best colocation providers out there. Of particular note is the fact that Hostwinds is probably the best choice in the VPS and reseller hosting space.

Advantages

  1. All shared plans offer unlimited traffic, unlimited storage, unlimited MySql databases, etc.
  2. Free website migration, free SSL certificate, free dedicated IP address
  3. Affordable price, great value for money
  4. Friendly and responsive customer service representatives
  5. Excellent VPS and Reseller Managed Hosting
  6. Provide Minecraft (My World) dedicated VPS
  7. 60-day money-back guarantee

Disadvantages

  1. Not all plans offer Windows hosting options
  2. Little to no beginner's guide provided

Conclusion

The only question is, which side are you going to pick?

Let me know in the comments.

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