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Upgrading a Service

Hostwinds builds to scale its products just as you should. Upgrading or downgrading a service is easily available using the Client areas and Cloud Portal areas of our system. Note: To upgrade a hosting plan on your account in this section, you must log in to the Hostwinds '...

Addons and how to purchase and activate

What is an Addon? Addons are additional bolt-on products that Hostwinds provides to upgrade our services to enable specific tasks you may need along the way. We offer these in our Client Area portal as an easy, bolt-on service that you can apply to individual servers or...

Ordering an Unmanaged Windows VPS Service

Our Unmanaged Windows Cloud VPSs give you a Windows-based server with a desktop environment. You get full access to the server, as well as dedicated resources independent of other users. This server is entirely yours to use as you wish. This server, however, does not include...

Ordering an Unmanaged Linux VPS Service

Our Unmanaged Linux VPS gives you a Linux-based server with a desktop environment. You get full access to the server, as well as dedicated resources, independent of other users. This server is entirely yours to use as you wish. This server, however, does not include any...

Ordering a Shared Hosting Account

What is Shared Hosting? Shared web hosting is the most affordable way to create and manage a website that Hostwinds provides. Shared Web Hosting plans live on servers with other websites and share resources with them. In addition, all shared packages receive a cPanel account...

Ordering a Managed Windows VPS Hosting Account

Our Managed Windows Cloud VPS provides one of the most robust and trusted systems to host. Hostwinds grants full access to the server as well as dedicated resources that live independent of other users. This server is entirely yours to use alone and includes our full tiers...

Ordering a Managed Linux VPS Hosting Account

Our Managed Linux Cloud VPS gives you the choice of your favorite flavor of Linux on one of our instances. You gain full access to the server as well as dedicated resources that live independent of other users. This server is entirely yours to use as you wish and includes...

Ordering a Cloud Hosting Service

Our Cloud Server Hosting provides you with the choice of your favorite flavor of Linux on one of our instances. You gain full access to the server as well as dedicated resources that live independent of other users. This server is entirely yours to use as you wish and...

Ordering a Business Web Hosting Account

What is Business Hosting? Business Hosting is the next step up from Hostwinds' Shared Web Hosting and offers a customized, less crowded web server in which to place your service. This decreases load times to provide better access to all the resources on your server. Business...