Hostwinds VPS Plans Review

Hostwinds


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Hostwinds was founded in 2010.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers Shared, VPS and Dedicated hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Netherlands
  • United States

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  No
DDOS Protection  No

DDOS Protected IP Addresses available for $25/month.

Backups  No

Available for $1/month.

Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  3
Number of Datacenter Continents  2
Monitoring Charts  Yes

Looks like memory usage only.

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit card, PayPal, AliPay, cryptocurrencies
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  Yes

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 
Quality of Service 

Hostwinds Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, Hostwinds also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block storage   Object storage   Load balancer   Floating IP addresses  
Team Management Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection   Kubernetes
GPU instances

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Hostwinds VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
75s 60s 90s 2

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Hostwinds Plans


Plan Specifications

URL https://www.hostwinds.com/cloud/cloud-hosting
Price per month $4.99
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 30
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 1.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 1000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 24

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
F F D E D
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Note: A low grade on a low price VPS does not necessarily mean the VPS is underperforming, the server may still perform better than other servers at the same price. Use the Price Weighted Grades or the Best VPS 2020 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.

Performance Test Results

We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Hostwinds - Cloud 1GB 1 core. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Cloud 1GB 1 core plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud 1GB 1 core plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Apr 27 2020 Intel Xeon E3-12xx v2 (Ivy Bridge, IBRS) Dallas, USA E

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.hostwinds.com/cloud/cloud-hosting
Price per month $18.99
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 75
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 2000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 32

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E E D D E
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Note: A low grade on a low price VPS does not necessarily mean the VPS is underperforming, the server may still perform better than other servers at the same price. Use the Price Weighted Grades or the Best VPS 2020 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for Hostwinds - Cloud 4GB 2 cores. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the Cloud 4GB 2 cores plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud 4GB 2 cores plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Aug 26 2020 Intel Xeon E3-12xx v2 (Ivy Bridge, IBRS) Seattle, Washington, USA E

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