Hostwinds Tier Ten VPS
Type of server: VPS
Features: cPanel, Dedicated IP, Fully managed, USA Based Support
Show optional extras: Basic Server Monitoring, C-class IP addresses, cPanel, Daily Backups, DDOS protected IP addresses, IP addresses, Softaculous, SSD Storage, Windshield, WindSpeed.
CPU: 16 Cores
RAM: 64 GB
Space: 500 GB
Bandwidth: 9 TB
Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime
Same price whether you pay monthly or yearly. Price is currently on sale by 25% to 33% which means you get a decent discount for your first order, so choose long length billing cycles to increase your discount!
All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which give all your websites https for free and automatically. The cost of upgrading to SSD drives depends on which VPS plan you choose. cPanel VPS licence costs $13/mo and that is included in our listed price to make it easier to compare with the other plans, but cPanel is actually an optional extra. Softaculous is another $2/mo. $2 per extra standard IP address. Basic server monitoring is another $5/mo. Cloud backups makes sure your data is safe and accessible and costs only $1/mo and is performed daily. WindSpeed is a one time service offered by Hostwinds which claims to be able to provide information which can be used to significantly speed up a website. Windshield is a security extra which adds a shield to your site.
Data center location
Choose between Seattle and Dallas in the USA to be your server's location.
24/7 live support
The Hostwinds support is great and sales support is really quick to respond with the chat box on the homepage of Hostwinds. For technical support requests you need to post a ticket. The support is based in the USA and is fluent in the language as well as very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
If you need web hosting on a server in the USA then I would strongly suggest to consider a Hostwinds plan. They get good scores from me for having lots of payment options, USA based support team, long money back guarantees and the best uptime guarantees. They also allow adult content on all plans.
I would have liked to see SSD storage as in included feature at no extra cost. The possibility to scale up or down your plan (except disk space, that can't be scaled down) like in the cloud is neat. With a huge selection of 10 different VPS plans you are sure to find a plan that suits your needs.
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