100% uptime in our 15 days of testing
Free rebuild of Operating System
Failed to resolve the issue we had reported
10.92 seconds to respond to 500 concurrent connection
Do not provide pre-installed hosting tools
The best part of their services is their uptime.
We could have chosen the uncomplicated way out, and simply collated data from the provider’s respective websites. That’s lazy, though. Instead, we undertook, and continue to undertake, an extensive research program to reach a far more objective and scientifically authoritative conclusion for users of our VPS hosting directory. The above analysis indicates some of the information we analyze, and to perform it, we leased a Windows VPS server from Hostwinds and conscientiously monitored it to evaluate their services over a duration of approximately one month. All critical elements were rigorously examined: uptime, backup procedures, support skills, load capacity, as well as any other relevant key features.
The URL used to test the load.
This URL was setup and hosted on Hostwinds Windows VPS's server and all tests were performed using this URL.
.Net application hosted.
The application that we hosted on Hostwinds Windows VPS's for stress testing.
Nopcommerce with sample data was hosted while we tested it.
Total number of users were simultenously online for stress testing.
Total time span lasted to carry out this test.
Load time recorded.
Total number of seconds taken to respond to each connection.
It took to respond to each request when there were 500 concurrent users
Test server location.
Location of the load generating server.
The testing server was located in
Location of Hostwinds's VPS server.
Hostwinds Windows VPS's server was located in .
Rating - Overall load handling capacity
Service desk rating.
Overall performance of their support team.
Service desk availability.
Availability of their support team on live chat, ticket system and phone support.
Average time consumed to send the first acknowledgement of a new issue received at their end.
Within 0 to 3 Minutes
Above 3 Minutes
Error reported to their service desk.
The error that we reported to their service desk.
Error resolution time.
The time taken by their service desk to resolve the error.
Within 1 Hour
Within 1 to 4 Hours
Within 4 to 6 Hours
Within 6 to 24 Hours
Within 24+ Hours
What is the frequncy of taking backup of your VPS? Daily, weekly , monthly?
How do they backup your VPS? Whether they backup your VPS as a virtual disk or they take file level backup?
Free / Complimentary
Virtual disk level backup
File/Folder level backup
Virtual disk backup
File/Folder level backup
We requested them to restore our data from the available backup.
What was the result of our data restoration request?
Server uptime rating.
The URL used to monitor uptime.
This URL was setup and hosted on Hostwinds Windows VPS's server and all uptime tests were performed using this URL.
Uptime test duration.
Total time span lasted to carry out uptime monitoring test.
Server uptime recorded.
Total server uptime recorded during the test period.
Uptime monitoring tool.
The tool that was used to record uptime of Windows VPS server.
Server roles installed.
List of the server roles that were pre-installed by Hostwinds when the Windows VPS was setup.
List of the application softwares that were pre-installed by Hostwinds when the Windows VPS was setup.
Document processing tools like Notepad++
MSSQL Db server
MYSQL Db server
Email Server(SmarterMail or MailEnable or similar)
PHP & PHP Manager IIS
Free usable disk on VPS.
The amount of usable disk space after the installation of operating system and other applications.
54GB out of total 70GB
Do they offer unlimited bandwidth option?
File upload speed to their server
File download speed from their server
Rebuild of operating system.
Do they offer rebuild of operating system at no additional cost?
Free domain name registration.
Do they offer free domain name registration with your Windows VPS order?
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Published on Dec 07, 2017
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