Compare Hostway vs. Office 365 Exchange Hosted Exchange

What’s the difference between Hostway Hosted Exchange and Office 365 Exchange Online? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: January 05, 2018
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Hostway Hosted Exchange
8.9 / 10 - Excellent
#5 in Hosted Exchange
Office 365 Exchange Online
9.4 / 10 - Excellent
#3 in Hosted Exchange
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Key Facts

  • 30 day free trial
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Anti-virus and anti-spam email protection
  • No setup fees
  • ActiveSync included
  • 24/7 support
  • Anti-malware, anti-spam protection
  • Mobile access, work anywhere, anytime
  • Flexible plans and pricing
  • Admin controlled access
  • Automatic patches
  • FastTrack, onboarding service provided by Microsoft professionals

OVERALL RATINGS

 HostwayOffice 365 Exchange
Features & Specifications9/1010/10
Security9/1010/10
Pricing8/1010/10
Integrations8/109/10
Reputation & Support10/108/10

Features & Specifications

Key Details

 HostwayOffice 365 Exchange
Unlimited Storage
Max Message Size
50MB
150MB
Supports
Exchange Server 2016
Exchange Server 2016
Supported Connections
IMAP
POP
IMAP
POP
MAPI

Productivity Features

Hostway
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Office 365 Exchange
  • Control Panel/ Dashboard
  • Blackberry Support
  • ActiveSync
  • Email Archiving
  • Email Disclaimer
  • Spam Filtering
  • Control Panel/ Dashboard
  • Blackberry Support
  • ActiveSync
  • Email Archiving
  • Email Disclaimer
  • Spam Filtering

Collaboration Features

Hostway
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Office 365 Exchange
  • Resource Mailbox
  • Calendar Sharing
  • Public Folders
  • Shared Contacts
  • Resource Mailbox
  • Calendar Sharing
  • Public Folders
  • Shared Contacts

Security

Features

Hostway
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Office 365 Exchange
  • Multi-Tenant Platform Security
  • Email Encryption
  • Automatic Backup
  • Remote Device Wipe
  • Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware
  • Multi-Tenant Platform Security
  • Email Encryption
  • Security Policy Customization
  • Remote Device Wipe
  • Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware
  • Redundant ISPs

Certifications

Hostway
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Office 365 Exchange
  • HIPPA
  • FISMA
  • EU Safe Harbor Compliant
  • EU Model Clauses Capable
  • SSAE 16 Type II Certified
  • SOC Type 2 Certified
  • PCI Compliant
  • HIPPA
  • FISMA
  • EU Safe Harbor Compliant
  • ISO 27001 Certified
  • SSAE 16 Type II Certified
  • SOC Type 2 Certified

Cost Comparison

 HostwayOffice 365 Exchange
Price
Starting at $8.49
Starting at $4.00
Price Structure
per mailbox per month
per user per month
Additional Features
Additional Fee
Additional Fee
Security Features
Additional Fee
Additional Fee
Additional Storage Space
Additional Fee
Additional Fee

Integrations

Supported Microsoft Apps

Hostway
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Office 365 Exchange
  • Outlook
  • Office
  • SharePoint
  • Outlook
  • Outlook Web App
  • Office
  • Lync
  • SharePoint

3rd Party Integrations

Hostway
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Office 365 Exchange
  • ShareSync
  • Skype for Business

Company Reputation & Support

Migration Support

Hostway offers a two-step migration process that begins with inventory and analysis of the visible data and the creation and implementation of a migration plan. The company helps ensure uptime targets are met, and migrated apps are fully functional in the target environment.
Exchange Online supports several methods to migrate email, calendar, and contact data from your existing messaging environment to Office 365. Said options include IMAP migration through the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) or the Exchange Management Shell, cutover migration, hybrid deployment, staged migration, and third-party migration.

Reputation

 HostwayOffice 365 Exchange
Year Founded
1998
1975
BBB Rating
A+
A
Trust Pilot Rating
5.4 out of 10
1.4 out of 10
Date Collected
2017-10-02
2017-09-11

Contact & Additional Info

 HostwayOffice 365 Exchange
Homepage URL
Company Phone
(312) 238-0125
(425) 882-8080
Headquarters Address
100 N Riverside 8th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60606
1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052

Final Verdict

Office 365 Exchange Online has a higher overall rating than Hostway Hosted Exchange. Office 365 Exchange scores better than Hostway across: Features & Specifications, Security, Pricing, and Integrations. However, Hostway scores better on Reputation & Support.