The best hosting provider is the one that understands your project’s needs and knows how to address them. Furthermore, such a company should be well-acquainted with the service and has the knowledgeable staff to prove it. In that sense, A2 Hosting, Liquid Web, and Fastcomet are a few hosts which offer both cheap dedicated servers and top-notch assistance.
Hostwinds is a Seattle-based provider that offers a full range of hosting services — from small shared accounts all the way to budget dedicated servers.
The highly redundant network is one of Hostwinds most notable benefits, ensuring a 99.9999% uptime for all clients.
Hostwinds Hardware & Features
I absolutely loved the Hostwinds dedicated server hosting page. It was the only host that replaced the standard fixed deals with a user-friendly tool, letting you try out different configurations and see how that affects the final price.
That’s as comprehensive as you can get.
As far as features go, there are nightly automated backups, but no other significant extras…well, none that comes for free at least.
Still, if your project doesn’t rely on any fancy add-ons, you can get both quality and affordability with Hostwinds.
The majority of hosting clients are happy with Hostwinds’ services. Users are reporting exceptional speeds and uptime, which is a pleasant surprise, given that most servers are US-based.
- TrustPilot score — 4 / 5 (60% excellent reviews)
- HostAdvice score — 9.2 / 10 (779 reviews)
Again, billing policies concern clients the most, but Hostwinds puts enough effort into clearly pinpointing discounted and regular fees.
- USA (Seattle, Dallas)
- Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Hostwinds Plans and Pricing
- E3-1270 v2 — from $90/mo* — 4 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, 10 TB traffic
- E3-1270 v3 — from $90/mo* — 4 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, 10 TB traffic
- E3-1271 v3 — from $105/mo* — 4 CPU, 24 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, 10 TB traffic
- 2 x L5420 — from $75/mo* — 4 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, 10 TB traffic
*Prices are for the initial period only and carry a 33% discount from the regular monthly fee.
Just as their shared services, dedicated server hosting is very affordable with Hostwinds. You can rent an entire machine for as low as $75/mo. The renewal price for the same server would be $115/mo.
Total prices vary greatly as you can customize pretty much everything on your machine — CPU cores, RAM, and storage space. Dedicated IP addresses are also subject to an additional fee.