Hostwinds is a relatively new web hosting company that was established in 2010 by Peter Holden. He noted that the cheaper web hosting companies offered substandard services and support. He therefore sought to rectify this by focusing on providing great hosting services and support at affordable prices. The company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma state, and it offers shared hosting, virtual private server and dedicated servers for both small and large organizations.
Shared Web Hosting Packages
The company offers attractive and reasonably-priced shared hosting plans and which are in 3 categories-basic plan, advanced plan and ultimate plan.
The basic plan is priced at $ 4.5 per month and it provides unlimited (monthly) data transfers, unlimited storage, free IP address and single domain hosting. The advanced plan is initially priced at $5.5 and it allows customers to host a maximum of six domains while with the ultimate plan (starting at 6.5 per month), you can host unlimited domains in addition to the features in the basic plan. The ultimate plan is superb because it gives room for growth. If a customer signs up for several months, the company offers an attractive discount.
Dedicated Web Hosting Packages
The company offers ready-made or customizable servers. The ready-made server service is priced between $100 and $200 each month, while customizable servers cost between $100 and $250 each month. This, however, depends on how the customer configures them. The server package is inclusive of a maximum 3 Terabytes (TB) of storage, 64 GB RAM and 100TB of data transfer every month.
VPS Web Hosting Packages
Hostwinds VPS packages offer SSD Linux VPS, SSD Windows, premium and budget hosting. The company offers a useful slider that enables clients to explore configurations within specific tiers.
The budget tier is priced from $7.50 each month, and includes 25 GB disk space,1 GB RAM, half a CPU core, unlimited transfer of data each month and unlimited email. You can upscale to $172 each month and this will include 600 GB space, 28.5 GB Ram, unlimited email, data transfers and 8 cores of CPU.
The high-end and exclusive SSD windows package starts at $13.5 every month, and includes 25GB Disk space, 1GB RAM, unlimited email and data transfers.The company also offers the Minecraft video game server-hosting service which enables customers to choose a pre-configured server. The entry-level tier is initially priced from $8 per month, and can be configured for up to 10 players. The high-end category starts from $160 each month and can host up to 350 players.
Building a Website
Hostwind provides Trendy Tools to help you build a website. The tool enables customers to incorporate their own code for enhanced customization. You can also install the WordPress content management system.
The company provides the Softaculous library which comprises an e-commerce app called Magento. Through it, users are able to design an attractive-looking store using the drag-and-drop store builder.Hostwind also provides the latest c-panel (website control panel) to help customers manage servers, sites and so on.
Hostwind offers advanced monitoring of websites for an extra $1.50 per month. This monitors a customer’s website throughout and it auto-creates a help ticket for the customer in case of any downtime.
The company offers round-the-clock phone, customer support tickets and webchat. It offers a 100% customer support guarantee.
Money back guarantee
Besides its affordable packages, the company offers a money-back guarantee, valid in the first 2 months (60 days).Therefore, in case you are not satisfied you will get a full refund of your money.
The company guarantees a 99.9% uptime. The company’s data center, located in Dallas, Texas, is equipped with cutting-edge cooling and security systems and is continuously monitored by highly-trained staff.
To sum up, Hostwinds is an outstanding webhosting service that provides feature-rich hosting plans at an affordable cost.