Reviews and expert opinion GlobeHosting

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
GlobeHosting, founded in 2001, provides a comprehensive range of hosting services. The shared hosting plans run on HDD and there’s limited advanced level features, however, new website owners will love the affordability and the beginner-friendly tools.


GlobeHosting-overview1GlobeHosting, founded in 2001, currently hosts more than 40,000 websites. The servers are collocated in the U.S. and Romania, and the company works with Key-Systems GmbH, a German company, to provide services. The website is available in a mix of English and Romanian.

Features and Ease of Use

GlobeHosting offers a comprehensive range of hosting services. The shared hosting plans include the following core features:

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee (not backed by SLA)
  • R1Soft backup, incremental backup, every 24 hours on a remote server
  • Domain registration
  • Up to ten add-on domains (Linux hosting plans)
  • SSL certificates available for purchase
  • From 1000MB to unlimited disk space
  • From 15GB to unlimited bandwidth limits

The amount of choice available from GlobeHosting is notable. You can choose from servers collocated in the U.S. or in Romania, you can choose between Linux and Window operating systems, and you can choose between e-commerce or regular CMS hosting plans. There are options for all kinds of website owners.

Digging into the Linux hosting plans, as these are generally the most popular, you’ll find that the plans use cPanel (which you can demo before you buy), a reliable and easy to use control panel and CloudLinux which, for security, isolates websites in a shared hosting environment with Lightweight Virtualization Environment (LVE) technology.

The hardware is robust with branded Dell and HP servers, with RAID 10 configuration. However, oddly, only HDD and not far faster SSD is in use. All plans come with a 99.9% uptime guarantee, although with no corresponding SLA, it’s a bit gimmicky.

The plans support a beginner-friendly Softaculous one-click installer with more than 260 programs and, for a small additional monthly fee, RV Site Builder with more than 600 ready-made website templates. There’s even a free CDN to sweeten the deal.

Experts may be let down by support for PHP 5.3 (not the twice as fast version 7) and cURL, rather than other advanced coding languages such as Ruby on Rails, Python, etc.

Pricing and Support

The GlobeHosting prices are affordable. The base plan “Initial” comes with 1000MB disk space and 15GB bandwidth for an extremely cheap price. SSL certificates, domain registration, and website building tool are all added extras, but that’s okay given the price.

Plans (for hosting and the website building tool) can only be purchased in one or two year terms and there is no discount for purchasing a longer period upfront. Again, it’s understandable with a budget brand, plus there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee, which helps to counter the risk of the relatively long contract lengths.

The website does advertise 24/7 support by phone, live chat, and email, however, in my experience, there are a few caveats.


First, I could not find a phone number on the website, and, second, live chat was offline when I contacted them during the daytime, mid-week.  Finally, I sent them an email (via the offline live chat) and the operator did not respond, despite the fact that I waited four days for a reply.

If you like to solve problems without contacting support (or while you’re waiting for support), you’re in luck. There’s a substantial knowledge base with both Romanian and English articles.



Web Hosting

Plan NameStorageBandwidthNumber of SitesPriceInitially1000.04 MB14.95 GB1$0.56More DetailsStart1.95 GB30 GB1$1.13More DetailsEconomic5.86 GB60.01 GB5$2.82More DetailsPremium9.77 GBUnlimited8$5.64More DetailsBusinessUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited$11.28More DetailsSSD-Initial2 GB100.04 GB3$1.12More DetailsSSD-Start5 GB199.99 GB5$2.24More DetailsSSD-Economic10 GBUnlimited10$5.63More DetailsSSD-Premium20 GBUnlimited15$11.27More DetailsSSD-Business40 GBUnlimited20$22.55More DetailsRS-015 GB150.02 GB$11.28More DetailsRS-130 GB224.97 GB$22.56More DetailsRS-245 GB374.99 GB$33.84More DetailsRS-360 GB525 GB$45.12More DetailsRS-475 GB675.02 GB$56.40More DetailsWindows RS-05 GB49.97 GB$11.28More DetailsWindows RS-110 GB74.96 GB$22.56More DetailsWindows RS-215 GB125.03 GB$33.84More DetailsWindows RS-320 GB175 GB$45.12More DetailsWindows RS-425 GB224.97 GB$56.40More DetailsDomain Validation SSL Certificate$10.14More DetailsWildcard SSL Certificate$111.66More DetailsMulti Domain SSL Certificate$50.76More DetailsRapidSSL$16.92More DetailsRapidSSL Wildcard$104.90More DetailsQuickSSL Premium$55.27More DetailsSSL 123 Certificate$50.42More DetailsSecure site$295.52More DetailsSecure site Pro$672.24More DetailsSGC SuperCert$278.54More DetailsTrueBusiness ID$73.32More DetailsTrueBusinessID Wildcard$506.44More DetailsWeb Server Certificate$123.45More DetailsGlobeSSL EV$214.31More DetailsGlobeSSL PROMO EV SSL$168.06More DetailsGlobeSSL EV SGC$580.88More DetailsCOMODO EV SGC SSL$580.88More DetailsCOMODO EV SSL$360.94More DetailsSecure site Pro with EV$1267.79More DetailsSSL Web Server EV$496.29More DetailsTrueBusinessID with EV$472.60More Details
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Bottom line on GlobeHosting

GlobeHosting, with some big names in its portfolio such as Credit Europe Bank and Banca Transilvania, has been providing hosting since 2001. While experts aren’t really catered to and the uptime guarantee appears to be a bit of a marketing ploy, the plans are affordable with some good value beginner-friendly tools.


  • There are some affordably priced plans
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Beginner-friendly one click installer and website building tool
  • Lots of choice e.g., operating system and server locations


  • HDD and not the far faster SSD
  • Support was offline despite being normal business hours

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Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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