Compare HostGator vs Hostwinds

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comparison of HostGator vs. Hostwinds
based on data from user reviews. HostGator rates 3.4/5 stars with 91 reviews. Hostwinds rates 4.7/5 stars with 137 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
WordPress Hosting
Starting at $5.95
per month
Reseller
$25
per month
 
Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting
Starting at $29.95
per month
Budget VPS
$7.50
per month
 
Dedicated hosting
Starting at $119
per month
Dedicated
$99
per month
 
Shared
$4
per month
 
Business
$5
per month
 
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HostGator
WordPress Hosting
Starting at $5.95per month
Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting
Starting at $29.95per month
Dedicated hosting
Starting at $119per month
Free Trial Unavailable
Hostwinds
Reseller
$25per month
Budget VPS
$7.50per month
Dedicated
$99per month
Shared
$4per month
Business
$5per month
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
7.3
9.8
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
7.5
9.7
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
7.3
9.1
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
6.9
9.6
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
6.5
9.7
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
6.1
9.5
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
5.3
9.7
Meets Requirements
HostGator
7.3
Hostwinds
9.8
Ease of Use
HostGator
7.5
Hostwinds
9.7
Ease of Setup
HostGator
7.3
Hostwinds
9.1
Ease of Admin
HostGator
6.9
Hostwinds
9.6
Quality of Support
HostGator
6.5
Hostwinds
9.7
Ease of Doing Business With
HostGator
6.1
Hostwinds
9.5
Product Direction (% positive)
HostGator
5.3
Hostwinds
9.7

Features

Hosting Plans
Shared Hosting
HostGator
7.5
Hostwinds
9.7
Reseller Hosting
HostGator
7.8
Hostwinds
9.3
VPS Hosting
HostGator
6.8
Hostwinds
9.2
Dedicated Hosting
HostGator
7.5
Hostwinds
9.5
Colocation Services
HostGator
7.0
Hostwinds
10.0
Hosting Management
Storage Limits
HostGator
8.0
Hostwinds
9.6
Bandwidth Allowance
HostGator
8.0
Hostwinds
9.5
Email Hosting
HostGator
7.7
Hostwinds
9.1
Control Panel Integration
HostGator
8.1
Hostwinds
9.4
CMS Support
HostGator
7.4
Hostwinds
9.4
Web Framework Support
HostGator
7.3
Hostwinds
9.3
E-Commerce Integration
HostGator
7.8
Hostwinds
9.5
File Management
HostGator
7.9
Hostwinds
9.3
Database Support
HostGator
7.1
Hostwinds
9.3
Security Tools
HostGator
7.4
Hostwinds
9.3

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
69.2%
100.0%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
16.5%
0%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
14.3%
0%
HostGator
Small-Business
69.2%
Mid-Market
16.5%
Enterprise
14.3%
Hostwinds
Small-Business
100.0%
Mid-Market
0%
Enterprise
0%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Marketing and Advertising
15.4%
Internet
16.8%
 
Information Technology and Services
13.2%
Restaurants
4.4%
 
Consumer Goods
5.5%
Information Services
4.4%
 
Computer Software
5.5%
Biotechnology
4.4%
 
Media Production
4.4%
Accounting
4.4%
 
Other
56.0%
Other
65.7%
HostGator
Marketing and Advertising
15.4%
Information Technology and Services
13.2%
Consumer Goods
5.5%
Computer Software
5.5%
Media Production
4.4%
Other
56.0%
Hostwinds
Internet
16.8%
Restaurants
4.4%
Information Services
4.4%
Biotechnology
4.4%
Accounting
4.4%
Other
65.7%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
User in Marketing and Advertising

They have very friendly customer service and it is very affordable.

Francua L.
User

You guys are incredible. I currently have around five accounts with you and I am extremely satisfied. You have excellent customer service and great products. I've tried many other servers and they prove to be like the stock market (crashing every other day).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Michele G.
Administrator in Design

Their billing portal is confusing. They do not make it easy to contact them, especially if you are wanting to downgrade or cancel your services. They put you in an endless wait cycle and suddenly the chat person is no longer available.

User

Dislike due to confusing, baseless, untrue and unrecognizable statement without reference to evidence of detailed refund information.

 
HostGator
Most Helpful Favorable Review
User in Marketing and Advertising

They have very friendly customer service and it is very affordable.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Michele G.
Administrator in Design

Their billing portal is confusing. They do not make it easy to contact them, especially if you are wanting to downgrade or cancel your services. They put you in an endless wait cycle and suddenly the chat person is no longer available.

Hostwinds
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Francua L.
User

You guys are incredible. I currently have around five accounts with you and I am extremely satisfied. You have excellent customer service and great products. I've tried many other servers and they prove to be like the stock market (crashing every other day).

Most Helpful Critical Review
User

Dislike due to confusing, baseless, untrue and unrecognizable statement without reference to evidence of detailed refund information.

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