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Need your opinion on HostWinds

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Masterptc, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Masterptc

    Masterptc Regular Member

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    I need your opinions on Hostwinds i want to make the switch since their having a black friday sale, but alot of the reviews im reading including on BHW is negative but at the same i see alot of positive reviews. Let me know what you think.
     
  2. Methuselah

    Methuselah Regular Member

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    Well, I got a reseller account a few years ago on a BF deal and never had any problems with them. Support has always been excellent, and they're always fast to sort any issues I have. Never had any downtime either, I would highly recommend them.

    They have also have a year-on-year loyalty discount that you get applied to your account, 10%, 20%, 30% etc. which will be applied on top of your black friday discounts.
     
  3. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I had an issue with them a couple of years ago with some technical issues and missed communications when they
    were new in the market. However since then Peter has done far more then bend over backwards to rectify the issue
    and compensate me. Thankfully the issue has never occurred again and service as well as the customer service has been
    spot on.
     
  4. AquaticGamer

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    As i've recently bought their VPS package, i can see that they have a top notch support however, due to technical issues i had to wait about 1-2 days before i could actually start using the VPS.
     
  5. Masterptc

    Masterptc Regular Member

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    Thanks im also interested in getting a resellers account, you ever had problems with high traffic websites? I dont trust the unlimited bandwidth as ive had problems with other host who promised the same thing.
     
  6. seopencil

    seopencil Supreme Member

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    its better talk with their support and told about your uses.
     
  7. Methuselah

    Methuselah Regular Member

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    None of my sites are really that high traffic, but there is no such thing as an unlimited plan. I think all hosts are only unlimited until you start using a lot of bandwidth, and then they put you on a metered plan. Hostwinds might be different, but I doubt it.

    I agree with seopencil. You should chat with their support and discuss your needs with them, they are very fast to respond on the live chat on the website, or you could PM/Skype Peter, he is usually hanging around here in the forum.
     
  8. Rokebono

    Rokebono Senior Member

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    I'm using HW for some of my sites and I could not be more happier. Never had any issues with them and support is top notch. :)
     
  9. nishat

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    If one a time BHW used Hostwinds,so it may be Good Hosting service
     
  10. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    From my understanding, BHW had to switch hosting companies due to the fact that hostwind was so unreliable. Kept getting time out errors back then.
     
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    Been with them for almost two years and would highly recommend them.
     
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    Hostwinds sucks they spam your email begging to upgrade to VPS 24/7
     
  13. natorob

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    Have used HW for over a year specifically for some high quality sites... And I have never had a problem with them. In fact, their tech support is the best I have found so far... Really fast responses to every question I have put to them.
     
  14. DotComCompany

    DotComCompany BANNED BANNED

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    I guess many false claim here.
    Hostwinds has a lot of downtimes and is known for that.
    Also their support isnt working on weekends so if something happens friday evening and your websites are off you'll need to wait till monday morning
     
  15. the-dream

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    Only been with them a few weeks but so far so good, way better than hostgator.
     
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    they are best in terms of customer support and in last 2 months not even a single downtime for me
     
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    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    So what are you saying then?
    If you are accusing members of lying please identify who and provide your evidence?
     
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    Hostwinds Power Member UnGagged Attendee Enterprise Member

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    It was not due to our lack of service as you can see from this post

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-company-prices-slashed-75-a.html#post6311771

    If I remember correctly you were our client over a year ago. We have listened to our clients and made many changes since then, I invite you to try our service again, I will give you 6 months free to test the waters and make sure you are happy. The automated resource warnings have been completely removed. We instead use a manual process with much higher limits to find users actually negatively affecting other users on the service. Rather than simply being based on RAW CPU usage. We have also switched over to litespeed web server during this time, making our shared hosting environments much faster than most of our competition do to our superior software (everyone has the same hardware at this level)


    I am sorry if you have ever had downtime with us, and yes downtime happens to all hosts, however over the past year our uptime has remained at 99.99%, unexpected downtime almost never happens.

    I do not know who told you our support does not work on weekends, however we have 24/7/365 support. We even answer the phone on the weekends between 9:00 and 6:00 CST, just give us a call on Saturday, and you can talk to one of our technicians.
     
  19. DotComCompany

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    I dont need to proof anything.You can use the search button for the thread with the extremly long downtime which was a week long.

    About support i can only say how it was some months ago when i used hostwinds.Maybe it changed because of the complaints.


    I would also recommend using the search function on bhw you will find a lot of long threads complaining about hostwinds
     
  20. deancow

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    I had all my wordpress sites hacked, support didn't give any advice or assistance, so I moved most my sites to another host and never had the problem again.
    The last straw was when they had a lot of downtime a year or so back and I left them for crocweb.