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StableHost vs. HostWinds

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by baovn, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. baovn

    baovn Newbie

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    Hi,

    I left hostgator and wanted to move to SH or HW. What is your idea about them? I'm using shared hosting.
     
  2. richworld

    richworld Regular Member

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    My vote goes to stablehost.It is very fast and no down times.
     
  3. lucasbraydon

    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    I have been with hostwinds now for about 6 months and I can say their hosting is very fast. I have never had a problem with them so far and no downtime either.
    Can't say anything about SH because I have never used them.
     
  4. Masterptc

    Masterptc Regular Member

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    I use hostwinds, they have great customer support.
     
  5. _clicking_

    _clicking_ Power Member

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    I have shared hosting with both of these companies. I've been with Hostwinds for about 4 years, and with StableHost for about 2 years. I also have an account with HostGator as well, so I know where you are coming from.

    Early on Hostwinds did have some problems, but they really seemed to have turned things around and I haven't had any issues with them for awhile now. Anytime I had a problem they took care of me. Their customer support was always extremely helpful.

    StableHost has been really good to me as well. They have also been extremely reliable.

    They are both solid companies. I guess the main question I would ask you is how many domains to you plan to host?

    I have Ultimate package with Hostwinds, and recently upgraded my StableHost from "Basic" to the "Stable" package.


    The major difference between the two is that Hostwinds has unlimited disk space, where as the Basic with StableHost only had 1GB and I found myself often almost running out space. But then I am hosting several sites hosted their as well. This is why I upgraded my StableHost.

    One other thing I like with Hostwinds is that if you buy your domains through them(I think they use Internet.Bs as a registar) you get the option of getting free ID protection(WHOIS Privacy).

    One thing that I really like about StableHost is their R1 Soft backups. Which is pretty important for me.

    Take all these things into consideration when deciding. If you go with Hostwinds make sure you make your own backups. Will anything happen? Maybe... Maybe Not... But you never know. Just keep that in mind.
    It truly sucks to lose years worth of work, and not have a backup and have to restart a site from scratch(I know from experience)..Live and Learn.


    I hope this information helps you. They are both solid companies which both have some pros and cons.
     
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  6. KOrnuol

    KOrnuol Junior Member

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    If you are interested in getting a quality shared hositng, use it from iFastNet.com or Leapwebhosting.com.
    Their services are resourceful, uptime is high and support is active around the clock.
     
  7. Aty

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    J-S-T Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    +1 for Hostwinds.... Good Customer Support. Have never used Stable host though.
     
  9. manking

    manking Regular Member

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    I have used stablehost, i have nothing bad to say agains them, currently using crocweb
     
  10. need4penny

    need4penny Regular Member

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    Been using stablehost,it is pretty stable and cheap.
     
  11. rrdnb

    rrdnb Newbie

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    I am a new Hostwinds customer, have nothing but positive reviews so far. The free whois privacy when you purchase a domain through them is a nice bonus too.
     
  12. relaxedsister

    relaxedsister Newbie

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    Using HW on some of my projects. Good for me. Stable, fast, reliable
     
  13. the-dream

    the-dream Regular Member

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    Never tried StableHost but currently with Hostwinds and generally don't have any problems and whenever I do, their live chat support is really helpful at solving them.
     
  14. jak19

    jak19 Elite Member

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    hostwinds all the way for me