In my previous post talking on web-hosting reviews, i actually promised to write reviews on some web hosting companies that are known to me and on this article, i am writing on hostwinds hosting company and what its like to be hosting a WordPress blog with them.
Hostwinds over the years have the getting loads of reviews both by its users and its none users and these reviews have been of both positive and negative.
At first, i was quite sceptical when i wanted hosting with hostwinds as i don’t want to engage in a bad result like i had with hostgator.
As a matter of fact, i actually got to know about hostwinds after i had a bad experience with hostgator suspending my hosting account without a reasonable reason and placing their ads on my blog for like days before i moved over to hostwinds.
Features Of Hosting With HostWinds
I have personally been hosting with Hostwinds for close to a year now and have only had downtime once since i understand that no hosting company promises %100 uptime moreover unforeseen circumstances are meant to occur but when there’s someone to aid you with what’s wrong then you can sure chill and hope it gets fixed soon.
Good Support Service:
I believe hostwinds have got their opening and closing time the live chat app works on their website, you could visit at around 11am and find the chat app stating to be online and when its something around 8pm, it stats offline (just saying tho as i really haven’t got time to start monitoring how that works).
The customer care team are no doubt very calm, gentle and friendly and they help to the best they can without charging you an extra penny for it.
I recall when i had an issue with my smf forum that wasn’t cursed by the hosting account, their team had to go as far as doing a research on google for me and giving me the tutorial link to getting that fixed as that has to do with me logging into my smf admin area myself and it worked just fine.
Their replies to support tickets is very good as i get my issues fixed in just a couple of minutes although this solely depends on the time of sending a ticket but i also get replays even during odd hours so am gonna give them a 8/10 rating on that.
Free Website Transfer Service
Hostwinds also provide free website transfer service to help you move from your previous host to your new hosting account and this is done by their team so all you need do is provide all the informations required, relax and wait till the whole transfer process is done for you as no extra cost.
Cheap Web Hosting Plans:
Amongst all web-hosting companies i have used, hostwinds seem to be the cheapest so far especially if you are going for the yearly package, you get two months free.
The monthly billing cycle goes for around $3.50 or so which i would say is a cool cheap hosting company to try out.
Alright, am not gonna stand on the sides of hostwinds on this one as i have also had bad experience on this part but at same time, i really can’t say if the fault comes from hostwinds or my bank account as i only use credit cards for payment.
I wanted to open a new hosting account for one of my friend using my credit card details and my credit card account was charged but the payment never reflected on hostwinds as i got an error message when making the payment.
I immediately contacted the billing team and i was told the payment didn’t reflect in their account and uptill now i haven’t got my money back concerning that.
HostWinds Coupon Code
Sure, hostwinds allows the use of coupons when ordering for an hosting account and here is one i can give to you to use when getting an account.
The coupon ‘HostCheap‘ allows you pay as low as 0.01(1 cent) for the first month of hosting and that’s like second to free right?
HostWinds is a cool cheap hosting account with a good and reliable customer care service and I’d recommend to anyone although personally hostwinds isn’t just the hosting company am using, let’s say i don’t want to put all my bananas in one basket lol.
Have you used Hostwinds Before? Or you want to try them out, you can drop your comments and questions using the comment form.