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Price (1 year): $39.99/mo ($479.9)

Renewal: $1079.9/year ($89.99/mo)

Type: VPS Hosting

Location: USA

Features: cPanel, Managed, Root Access, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, Website Migration

RAM: 6 GB

Storage: 150 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

Price

Go with a 1-year, 6-month, or monthly billing cycle. You need to go with the 1-year billing cycle to get the advertised price on this website. It is slightly more expensive when selecting one of the other cycles. You'll get an initial period discount on your order, so the longer your billing cycle is the more you save. You can request another discount before your web hosting is up for renewal though.

CPU & RAM

There are no hard limits on how much CPU you can use, to my knowledge. CPU is a shared resource between all of their VPS customers. This plan will automatically downgrade RAM when not needed. For instance in periods of low traffic to your websites.

Server Configuration

You can select between standard, PHP or a WordPress configuration for your server. The WordPress configuration is, according to their support, a revolutionary new class of server that uses Nginx and PHP-FPM to provide an optimized experience for WordPress sites. For Joomla, Prestashop, and OpenCart the PHP configuration is the suggested configuration.

Expensive Domains & Privacy

When purchasing your server you will get the option to buy a domain name with whois privacy. It says on their website that they include a free domain with all three of their VPS offers with a billing cycle of 6 or 12 months. At the moment they charge $12.99/year for the domain privacy. This is useful as it will help you receive less spam by having your personal information hidden. You can get this for free with another registrar though, negating the benefit of the free domain.

Data Center Location

Choose between hosting your VPS on the east coast or west coast of the USA. They do recommend one of these. For me they recommended the one on the east coast, simply because that is the closest one to my location based on my IP address.

Not for Porn or Gambling Sites

InMotion Hosting has like many other web hosts restrictions again hosting adult content like porn. In addition InMotion does not allow gambling websites either.

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Price (1 year): $35.95/mo ($431.4)

Type: WordPress Hosting

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, DDoS Protection, Expert WP Support, FREE Domain Privacy, HTTP/2, Jetpack, Nginx Web Server, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, USA Based Support, WAF, WP-CLI

Space: 30 GB

Max Websites: 2

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Optional Extras: WordPress Migration Service.

Payment: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Uptime, 30 Day Money Back

To get the price of $35.95/ mo you need to pre pay for 1 year of hosting. If you want to pay on a month-to-month basis the price will be slightly higher: $39.95/mo.

Plan features

The DreamPress hosting plans has lots of bells and whistles for your WordPress site. They will install WP for you with several plugins and themes that are considered "battle-tested" by DreamHost. They promise to serve your web pages lightning fast with features like SSD storage, Object Caching, HTTP2, PHP 7 and the Jetpack plugin. You also get access to WordPress Expert Support 24/7.

Migrating to DreamPress

The WordPress Migration Service costs $99 and promises to seamlessly move your WordPress installation over to your new hosting without downtime. It costs $99 which I think is a bit expensive considering you are also moving your hosting to this company. It could be good value though if you have lots of content and plugins that would make your site a real hassle to move and might require paid plugins to get the job done anyways.

Domain price

A .com domain is $11.99 for the first year and slightly more after that, which is great considering that the Whois Privacy is free.

Conclusion

They only accept credit and debit cards and that is a slight drawback. The 30-day money back guarantee is OK. The limiting of how many websites you can host is another drawback. Or at least it could be if you have multiple sites.

The performance features of the DreamPress plans are nice and will help your sites load fast with features like Brotli compression, HTTP/2 and the Nginx web server. Your site will also get HTTPS by default. If you outgrow your DreamPress plan you can upgrade with a simple click of the mouse unless you are already hosted with the most powerful plan.

Dreamhost states that this plan is suitable for websites with around 60.000 monthly visitors. You get the premium version of the Jetpack plugin which has a value of $299/year and you get 5 calls/mo to your own Concierge Phone Support if needed! 1-click install of Woo Commerce is an optional extra. Also, you get a staging site that you can use for testing changes to your WordPress site before making them live.

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Price (1 year): $35.95/mo ($431.4)

Renewal: $58.89/mo

Type: VPS Hosting

Location: USA

Features: 1 Gbps, cPanel, Dedicated IP, Managed, SSD Storage, USA Based Support

CPU: 2 Cores

RAM: 6 GB

Space: 100 GB

Bandwidth: 2 TB

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Optional Extras: Basic Server Monitoring, C-class IP addresses, cPanel, Daily Backups, DDOS protected IP addresses, IP addresses, Softaculous, SSD Storage, Windshield, WindSpeed.

Payment: Bitcoin, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, Skrill

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

Same price whether you pay monthly or yearly. Price is currently on sale by 25% - 33% off which means you get a decent discount for your first order. You can lock in a long billing cycle for maximum discount. Note that the longer you lock in the cheaper your renewal prices will be as well. I believe these web hosting plans will renew for the same period length as your initial order, but without the 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. SSD is optional, but we included the cost for that feature in our price. cPanel VPS license costs $13/mo, and that is also included in our listed price to make it easier to compare with the other plans. cPanel is an optional extra. Softaculous is another $2/mo. $2/mo per extra standard IP address. Hostwinds also offer DDoS protected IP addresses, as well as C-Class IP addresses. Basic server monitoring is another $5/mo. Cloud backups make 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 USA based support team

I have mostly had great interactions with the Hostwinds technical support team. For technical support requests, you need to submit a ticket. They have been amazing to me and always helped out fixing anything I've asked them. Sometimes though they can be pretty slow with their responses and fixing server issues. This is why I would think twice about using this web host for very important websites. If you are not that reliant on fast support, then you could save a bit by hosting with this host. They do have 24/7 live chat sales support on their website (popup in the bottom right when visiting their website from a desktop computer).

Conclusion

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 to be hosted with them on all of their 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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Price (1 year): $49.00/mo ($588)

Renewal: $84.99/mo

Type: VPS Hosting

Location: USA

Features: 1 Gbps, cPanel, Dedicated IP, Managed, SSD Storage, USA Based Support

CPU: 4 Cores

RAM: 8 GB

Space: 150 GB

Bandwidth: 3 TB

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Optional Extras: Basic Server Monitoring, C-class IP addresses, cPanel, Daily Backups, DDOS protected IP addresses, IP addresses, Softaculous, SSD Storage, Windshield, WindSpeed.

Payment: Bitcoin, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, Skrill

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

Same price whether you pay monthly or yearly. Price is currently on sale by 25% - 33% off which means you get a decent discount for your first order. You can lock in a long billing cycle for maximum discount. Note that the longer you lock in the cheaper your renewal prices will be as well. I believe these web hosting plans will renew for the same period length as your initial order, but without the 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. SSD is optional, but we included the cost for that feature in our price. cPanel VPS license costs $13/mo, and that is also included in our listed price to make it easier to compare with the other plans. cPanel is an optional extra. Softaculous is another $2/mo. $2/mo per extra standard IP address. Hostwinds also offer DDoS protected IP addresses, as well as C-Class IP addresses. Basic server monitoring is another $5/mo. Cloud backups make 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 USA based support team

I have mostly had great interactions with the Hostwinds technical support team. For technical support requests, you need to submit a ticket. They have been amazing to me and always helped out fixing anything I've asked them. Sometimes though they can be pretty slow with their responses and fixing server issues. This is why I would think twice about using this web host for very important websites. If you are not that reliant on fast support, then you could save a bit by hosting with this host. They do have 24/7 live chat sales support on their website (popup in the bottom right when visiting their website from a desktop computer).

Conclusion

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 to be hosted with them on all of their 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.

Visit Hostwinds

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