Hostwinds United States Seattle Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting Test and Review

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Hostwinds United States Seattle Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting Test and Review

In this review, we’ll put HostwindsSeattle-based, United States, Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting under the test. This server is empowered with an Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz Processor with specifications including 1 Core CPU, 2 GB RAM, 50 GB SSD Storage, 1 Gbps Internet Port, 2 TB Traffic, and provisioned with 1x IPv4 and 1x IPv6 Address.

We will conduct a series of stringent tests for comprehensive and accurate results. First, we’ll use the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark, providing essential metrics. Then, we’ll perform the Global Node Test that allows an in-depth network evaluation. We’ll also be measuring latency through the Global Ping Test.

Moreover, we assess regional accessibility via the Media Unlock Test and connection quality using the CloudFlare Internet Test. Lastly, we’ll conduct web performance evaluations using industry-respected services such as PageSpeed Insights and the GTmetrix Performance test. Through these comprehensive evaluations, we aim to provide deep and rich insights into the server’s overall performance.

About Hostwinds

Hostwinds is a customer-centric web hosting solutions provider. Founded in 2010, it is based in Seattle and offers various hosting services, including shared hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated servers. The company is known for its feature-packed products that cater to almost every type of user.

Hostwinds’ shared hosting stands out as exceptional. All plans include unlimited bandwidth, disk space, email accounts, databases, subdomains, and more. They also come with full SSD storage, the Softaculous one-click installer, free site transfers, the Weebly website builder, and more. Prices for shared hosting start from just $5.24 a month for a Basic plan, which supports the creation of one website.

Regarding VPS hosting, both managed and unmanaged options are available. Prices start from just $4.99 a month for an unmanaged or $8.24 a month for a managed plan, and you can choose between Windows and Linux operating systems.

One of the key features of Hostwinds is its focus on WordPress hosting. WordPress is an online and open-source website builder written in PHP programming language. It was originally designed to make data-driven blogging websites and has since grown to be used by millions of websites across the internet. WordPress allows the installation of various Plugins to add any functionality lacking from the base installation.

Regarding performance, Hostwinds had an LCP (Largest Contentful Paint) of 0.774 seconds, which is acceptable for all but the most speed-sensitive sites. All services provided by Hostwinds are backed by their 24/7/365 Award-Winning Support Team, ensuring that help is always available when needed. This commitment to customer service has helped Hostwinds build a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy web hosting provider.

Official Website: https://www.Hostwinds.com

BasicBench: Server Profile, I/O Speed, Upload and Download Speed

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz
 CPU Cores          : 1 @ 2499.854 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Enabled
 Total Disk         : 49.1 GB (2.2 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 1.9 GB (113.8 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 12 min
 Load average       : 0.10, 0.07, 0.05
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 6.1.0-0.deb11.7-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : Online / Online
 Organization       : AS54290 Hostwinds LLC.
 Location           : Seattle / US
 Region             : Washington
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 267 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 273 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 270 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 270.0 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    919.34 Mbps       935.17 Mbps         0.45 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  902.96 Mbps       868.97 Mbps         26.72 ms    
 Dallas, US       865.50 Mbps       619.18 Mbps         54.70 ms    
 Montreal, CA     759.73 Mbps       902.59 Mbps         69.58 ms    
 Paris, FR        499.25 Mbps       924.75 Mbps         160.82 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    548.93 Mbps       675.23 Mbps         147.92 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     166.51 Mbps       249.41 Mbps         209.26 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      329.63 Mbps       655.34 Mbps         169.43 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     5.01 Mbps         0.77 Mbps           160.67 ms   
 Singapore, SG    552.44 Mbps       728.50 Mbps         148.72 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        447.28 Mbps       546.55 Mbps         171.58 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 22 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-09-21 22:06:27 EDT

YabsBench: Disk Speed, iperf3 Network Speed, Geekbench 6 Benchmark

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 38 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz
CPU cores  : 1 @ 2499.854 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 1.9 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 49.1 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 6.1.0-0.deb11.7-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Hostwinds LLC.
ASN        : AS54290 Hostwinds LLC.
Host       : Hostwinds LLC
Location   : Seattle, Washington (WA)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 69.88 MB/s   (17.4k) | 223.72 MB/s   (3.4k)
Write      | 70.07 MB/s   (17.5k) | 224.90 MB/s   (3.5k)
Total      | 139.95 MB/s  (34.9k) | 448.63 MB/s   (7.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 239.54 MB/s    (467) | 275.45 MB/s    (269)
Write      | 252.27 MB/s    (492) | 293.80 MB/s    (286)
Total      | 491.82 MB/s    (959) | 569.25 MB/s    (555)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | busy            | 248 Mbits/sec   | 137 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 724 Mbits/sec   | 311 Mbits/sec   | 145 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | busy            | 146 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | 254 Mbits/sec   | 245 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 847 Mbits/sec   | 733 Mbits/sec   | 68.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 884 Mbits/sec   | 643 Mbits/sec   | 82.9 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 855 Mbits/sec   | 651 Mbits/sec   | 29.7 ms        

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 663 Mbits/sec   | 306 Mbits/sec   | 136 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 655 Mbits/sec   | 208 Mbits/sec   | 146 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | busy            | 146 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 673 Mbits/sec   | 1.68 Mbits/sec  | 245 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 835 Mbits/sec   | 592 Mbits/sec   | 68.4 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | busy            | 806 Mbits/sec   | 56.9 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 894 Mbits/sec   | 821 Mbits/sec   | 29.5 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 444                           
Multi Core      | 447                           
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/2708119

YABS completed in 31 min 30 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Sep 21 2023 23:50:59 - 00:19:13
1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       25793686.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     4572.1 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               1692.8 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        335388.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           93269.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        939979.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              508407.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  72566.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               4350.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   3174.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    405.4 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         353175.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   25793686.1   2210.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4572.1    831.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       1692.8    393.7
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     335388.2    846.9
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      93269.4    563.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     939979.1   1620.7
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     508407.9    408.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      72566.6    181.4
Process Creation                                126.0       4350.2    345.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       3174.4    748.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        405.4    675.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     353175.9    235.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         587.9

======= Script description and score comparison completed! ======= 

Looking Glass

https://www.hostwinds.com/company/datacenters

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 109.77 MiB/s |  878.16 Mbps  | ping   1.327ms
 Gdrive   :  41.34 MiB/s |  330.72 Mbps  | ping  21.561ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   7.15 MiB/s |   57.17 Mbps  | ping  58.931ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  57.75 MiB/s |  461.97 Mbps  | ping  18.595ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 921.18 KiB/s |    7.20 Mbps  | ping  63.646ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        : 111.73 MiB/s |  893.85 Mbps  | ping   0.947ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  36.04 MiB/s |  288.29 Mbps  | ping  65.723ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  83.68 MiB/s |  669.46 Mbps  | ping  29.421ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  37.12 MiB/s |  296.98 Mbps  | ping  61.578ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :   2.07 MiB/s |   16.59 Mbps  | ping  82.433ms
 OVH, Beauharnois, Canada   :ping: bhs.proof.ovh.net: Name or service not known
       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  14.26 MiB/s |  114.06 Mbps  | ping 139.967ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  27.74 KiB/s |    0.22 Mbps  | ping 176.387ms
 Hetzner, Germany             : 163.92 KiB/s |    1.28 Mbps  | ping 168.709ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  11.22 MiB/s |   89.80 Mbps  | ping 144.481ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  14.15 MiB/s |  113.19 Mbps  | ping 139.947ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     347 B/s |      N/A       | ping 163.145ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     364 B/s |      N/A       | ping 147.547ms
 Online, France               :   7.84 MiB/s |   62.69 Mbps  | ping 144.601ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :      75 B/s |      N/A       | ping 175.673ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :  10.05 MiB/s |   80.36 Mbps  | ping 171.018ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     227 B/s |      N/A       | ping 163.498ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   3.86 MiB/s |   30.86 Mbps  | ping 183.374ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 145.23 KiB/s |    1.13 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 844.26 KiB/s |    6.60 Mbps  | ping 160.545ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   0.96 MiB/s |    7.67 Mbps  | ping 127.229ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   7.50 MiB/s |   60.02 Mbps  | ping 174.515ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  18.80 MiB/s |  150.41 Mbps  | ping 123.646ms


 ## IO Test

 CPU Speed:
    bzip2 512MB -  90.3 MB/s
   sha256 512MB -   127 MB/s
   md5sum 512MB -   318 MB/s

 Disk Speed (512MB):
   I/O Speed  - 362 MB/s
   I/O Direct - 152 MB/s

 RAM Speed (1024MB):
   Avg. write - 1945.6 MB/s
   Avg. read  - 4881.1 MB/s

 Benchmark finished in 144 seconds

Global Latency Test

Hostwinds United States Seattle Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting Test and Review Hostwinds United States Seattle Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting Test and Review

Query: ping 104.168.198.129, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 104.168.198.129 – ARIN /17 AS54290 HOSTWINDS – United States

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu 21 Sep 2023 11:44:42 PM EDT

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Hostwinds LLC. (104.168.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Seattle, WA 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Seattle, WA  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Hostwinds LLC. (2607:5501:3000:*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               Yes (Region: US)
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: US)
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Seattle, WA 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Seattle, WA  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Hostwinds United States Seattle Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Hostwinds United States Seattle Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Hostwinds United States Seattle Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting Test and Review

Sign Up for Hostwinds

Hostwinds United States Seattle Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting Test and Review

Signing up for Hostwinds hosting is a straightforward process. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Create a Hostwinds account: You can create a Hostwinds account by ordering any of their services.
  2. Log in to your client area: After creating your account, log in to your client area.
  3. Navigate to Services -> Order new Services: This option is available in your client area.
  4. Select the hosting service you want: Hostwinds offers various hosting services, including shared hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated servers. Choose the one that best fits your needs.
  5. Follow the prompts to complete your order: You’ll need to provide some information and make a payment to complete your order.

If you encounter any hitches along the way, remember that Hostwinds takes pride in its 24/7/365 support team, who will be more than willing to guide you. And just like that, you can start enjoying your new hosting service! Enjoy the Hostwinds experience!

Admin Control Panel

Hostwinds United States Seattle Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting Test and Review

Hostwinds provides a Cloud Control Panel for managing your cloud servers. Here are some of the features and tasks you can perform using the Cloud Control Panel:

  • Server Overview: The Cloud Control dashboard displays a table containing your current servers. For each server in the table, you can get a brief overview.
  • Actions Dropdown: You can perform multiple tasks by clicking the Actions dropdown. This includes reinstalling using an image, rebooting your server, launching a VNC, and more.
  • Snapshot Server: You can create a snapshot of the server in its current state and with all its data.
  • Navigation Menu: The top menu has been divided into four sections that you can use to navigate through specific tasks as needed.

Do note that Hostwinds Cloud VPS and Dedicated Servers do not automatically grant access to cPanel. Nevertheless, should you need to use cPanel/WHM on your Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server, you can acquire a cPanel license for an additional cost.

Server Pricing

Hostwinds United States Seattle Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting Test and Review

Hostwinds offers a variety of cloud server hosting options, and their pricing is based on the resources you need. Here are some details:

  • Hourly VPS Options: You can deploy Hostwinds Cloud Servers at $0.006931 per hour. This equates to approximately $4.99 a month.
  • Windows VPS: The pricing for Windows VPS starts at $12.74.
  • Linux VPS: The pricing for Linux VPS starts at $8.24.

The following features are standard with Hostwinds’ hosting offerings: blazing-fast 1 Gbps Ports, high-performance Solid State Drives, convenient Snapshots, Custom ISO capabilities, robust Enterprise-level Firewall, immediate Scalability, and top-tier Enterprise Hardware.

Remember, the final investment required will be dictated by the precise resources and attributes you select for your cloud server. Should you require additional information or seek further explanation, don’t hesitate to reach out—we’re here to help!

Official Website: https://www.Hostwinds.com

Payments

Hostwinds accepts the following types of payment methods:

  • Major Credit Cards: Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
  • PayPal: Hostwinds supports PayPal Billing Agreements, allowing them to charge your account for due invoices and new orders automatically.
  • Alipay: This is a popular payment method, especially in China.
  • Cryptocurrencies: This provides an option for those who prefer to pay with digital currency.

Please note that you must log in to the Hostwinds Client Area to make any payment changes.

Coupon

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Customer Support

Hostwinds provides a comprehensive customer support system. They offer a ticket-based technical support system for items covered under their Tiers of Support at no extra cost. Their ticketing system is designed to provide a streamlined and organized approach to managing customer inquiries, categorizing them by department, date, and task.

Hostwinds offers a support system with varying levels of assistance tailored to meet each client’s plan’s specific needs and knowledge level. They have created an expansive overview of sales, technical, and billing support systems to help you achieve success.

One of the key customer support options from Hostwinds is their 24/7/365 support team. This team of experienced technical experts is always available to assist with any hosting-related issues or questions clients may have. Depending on the client’s preference, they can provide live chat, phone, or email support.

You can contact them via these phone numbers: 1888 404 1279 or +1 206 886 0665. For more detailed information, you can visit their support documentation page.

Conclusion

In this review, the spotlight is shone on Hostwinds Seattle-based, United States, Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting. The server, backed by an Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz Processor, operates on specifications including 1 Core CPU, 2 GB RAM, 50 GB SSD Storage, 1 Gbps Internet Port, 2 TB Traffic, and is furnished with 1x IPv4 and 1x IPv6 Address.

Our series of tests began with a basic evaluation where the I/O Speed registered an impressive average of 270 MB/s. During the network tests, exceptional upload and download speeds were observed in multiple locations, including Speedtest.net, Los Angeles, US, and Dallas, US, among others, indicating high consistency.

We applied the Yabs Performance Bench test to probe its performance further, and the server demonstrated notable results. The mixed read/write speed evaluations saw a peak total speed of 569.25 MB/s with a block size of 1m. The server exhibited robust read/write operations performance, demonstrating superior data handling capabilities.

Further assessments were made using the Geekbench 6 Benchmark and UnixBench tests. In the former, fairly solid scores were recorded for single-core and multi-core tests. UnixBench, which offers comprehensive insights into CPU performance, produced a high score of 587.9 – an indicator of the server’s excellent capacity to operate in intensive computational environments.

In conclusion, Hostwinds’ Hourly Billing Cloud Server Hosting emerges as a highly reliable performer, excelling in server benchmarks. From network speed to disk operations to CPU capacity—it showcases an undeniable ability to handle demanding tasks. This makes it a worthwhile choice for those seeking high-performing hosting services.

Official Website: https://www.Hostwinds.com

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