Hostwinds product overview
Hostwinds is a web hosting provider that delivers services tailored to meet every client’s needs. It offers various web hosting-related products, including Shared Server Hosting, VPS (Virtual Private Servers), Cloud Server Hosting, and Dedicated Servers.
Hostwinds methodically designs infrastructure to ensure full redundancy and prevent downtime. It provides a 99.9999% uptime guarantee to clients to give assurance of available networking for their internet traffic demands.
This provider operates out of three data centers in Seattle, Dallas, and Amsterdam, which gives clients disaster recovery options. If need be, clients can geographically load balance traffic between locations. Additionally, Hostwinds extends 2N to its hosting products—customers won’t have to worry about losing power. It provides power by two independent power sources that additionally have backup generators.
Pros of Hostwinds
- It allows users of any technical skill level to manage their websites with 1-step installations.
- The platform’s redundancy means it always has a backup plan to ensure hosting services remain running, regardless of the reason.
Cons of Hostwinds
- It doesn’t offer managed WordPress hosting, unlike its competitors.
Breakdown of core features
Load balancers distribute network or application traffic across a cluster of servers, improving responsiveness and increasing the availability of applications. Users can configure how traffic distributes and sticky sessions instantly from the Hostwinds Cloud Portal. With load balancers, businesses can keep applications at peak performance no matter the scale.
Hostwinds has nightly backups to make sure data is ready at any time. These nightly backups are simple to set up and perform automatically. Organizations can rest easy knowing information will remain safe at the provider and available when needed.
If an issue occurs with the cloud server, Hostwinds automatically generates a support ticket with its 24/7 server monitoring. The support ticket will dispatch engineers to fix the problem instantly.
Hostwinds’ Object Storage is ideal for ever-expanding data growth. The more data an organization generates, the more its system has to grow. Object Storage resolves durability issues when storage systems reach terabytes or petabytes without compromising stability or speed. Data stored in the system is cloned three times to three separate devices to guarantee data availability.
(Last updated on 05/05/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)