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Hostwinds vs Hostgator? Need specific review..

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Darius Arsalan, Jul 14, 2011.

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Hostwind vs Hostgator for ultimate basic/baby plan?

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  1. Darius Arsalan

    Darius Arsalan Junior Member

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    Looking to subscribe new hosting..

    Hostwinds (Ultimate BASIC Plan: $5.50 per month)

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    Hostgator (Baby Plan : $9.95 per month)

    Hostgator seems ok..
    but if hostwinds can provide me same specs and service at the lower rate..
    so can be considered too..

    Hmmmmm... :confused:
     
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  2. paullopez

    paullopez Junior Member

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    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Seeking for a cheap web hosting is not the best approach to buy web hosting. When you compare two web hosts, then one thing need to be considered that it's not all about price tag; at the same time you want to make it confirm web hosting provider is not overselling the server resources.[/FONT]
     
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  3. thetraveller

    thetraveller Senior Member

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    Hostgator baby. You can find many good reviews about hostgator on this forum, about hostwinds... not sure.
     
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  4. nitroxeno

    nitroxeno Newbie

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    Hostgator has been really good to me... even have received complaints for spamming a few times and they have not shut me down.

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
     
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  5. sgbatu

    sgbatu Junior Member

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    if you hosting auto blogs then go for hostgator's baby or hostwinds' ultimate business plan. Hostwinds' ultimate basic is not for autoblogs...I had only 1 auto blog with hostwinds ultimate basic but my account often got suspended due to "Excessive Resource Usage". I just transfer the blog to Justhost ($32 per year) today,just to test if it would be suspended (as with hostwinds) or not.
     
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  6. macdonjo3

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    I've been using the Host Winds business plan for months now. I have several Adsense sites up and running. You need the business plan ($6.50), instead of the $5.50/month. I use to use HostGator but was banned for using ScrapeBox on one of my domains.
     
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    I find that hard if not impossible to believe, We have some users on our baby plan with multiple autoblogs, if you have a lot of autoblogs posting a LOT, then resource usage can become an issue but unless you have around 8 autoblogs or so, then resource usage will not become an issue, If your really wanting to run an autoblog empire, then get the business package, you can run FAR more autoblogs than Hostgator would ever dream of letting you run, Hostgator would be up selling you on their top level VPS's long before you ever reach the plateau of our business plan, In fact most of the people who are using too many resources for a business plan switch to a level 5+ VPS, because any lower simply can not handle their sites. We do not overload our servers, and you can view our hefty arsenal here

    http://www.clients.hostwinds.com/serverstatus.php

    As you can see we do not oversell our servers, and are constantly buying new equiptment so we can keep your websites loading fast, and secure. We want you to be able to get Quality Speed and Price all in the same package.

    We have also just partnered with CloudFlare so that we can offer instant cloudflare setup right from within our cPanel, this will supercharge your websites, and substantioally lower the load they cause on the server ,so with cloudflare enabled you can tehoretically run substantially more autoblogs than without.
     
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  8. evilgary

    evilgary Junior Member

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    hostwinds
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    http://www.webhostingstuff.com/company/HostWinds.html
    hostgator
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    http://www.webhostingstuff.com/company/HostGator.html
    Although cheap is good but you have to look at it's uptime as well. One thing i would like to confirm is, is hostwinds a one man team company or a company with plenty of staffs?
     
  9. Hostwinds

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    We just hired our first full time US based tech support guy to help with support :)
     
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  10. drother

    drother Newbie

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    Speaking on behalf of Hostwinds I have a 4 VPS's with them and have had 0 downtime and I have 3 clients that are on their shared servers and have had one problem resulting in a 10 min downtime and it turned out to be faulty scripts.

    I am proud to be hosted by them because the owner is the first host I have been with that took any and all down time personally. even if it isn't the fault of him or his team.
     
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  11. evilgary

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    you mean a staff at the DC or just answering tickets?
     
  12. Autumn

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    You get brownie points for being a BHW member but that page isn't really a very good advertisement for your product. 5 day uptimes on your shared servers and you've only got 12 dedicated servers? Doesn't look good from a prospective customer's POV.
     
  13. xoxxx

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    Hosts winds is killer, ive been with them for over a year now. I have a regular account and one vps accounts. They are super inexpensive and have incredible USA support.
     
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    Im using hostwinds dedicated server for the past 3 months.100% uptime.Owner is available almost all time in skype.
     
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    We keep our systems up to date, we just upgraded all of our systems with the latest kernels and bug patches. We want to keep everyone sites secure, and fast so we do what it takes to keep things up todate. Kernel upgrades require a reboot.
     
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  16. ExecutiveCloser

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    get the best of both worlds. Buy my hosting which is hostgator at 5 bucks a month as im a reseller lol
     
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    I have hosting at hostgater and hostwinds, I perfer hostwinds as there cheaper. the owner is a cool guy, and they have pretty good support.
     
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    Hostwinds. :) Shifted all my sites from Hostgator to Hostwinds.
     
  19. maverick12

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    Hostwinds is pretty good if you aren't hosting autoblogs. Hostgator on the other hand, is better for autoblogs and hosting hundreds of sites. if you can afford both though, I would strongly suggest subscribing to both.
     
  20. dima054

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    I really like Hostwinds web hosting, they have done nothing but help me from day 1, I wouldn't be where I am today without their amazing support. I never tried hostgator, but hostwinds only keep improving and getting more flexible, so i'll just stay with them
     
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