Reviews and expert opinion GlowHost

Sandra Tanoto
Sandra Tanoto
Web Hosting Expert

GlowHost is an American web hosting company that was founded in 2002. They excel in customer support and offer a range of high-quality web hosting packages for businesses. Before you make any final decisions, you should check out Hostinger’s cheap plans.


Overview

GlowHost is an American web hosting company that was founded in 2002. They excel in customer support and offer a range of high-quality, fully transparent web hosting packages for businesses of all sizes.

Features and Ease of Use

GlowHost’s shared hosting plans vary primarily in the number of connected domains allowed and the provision of FFmpeg support, a dedicated IP address, and their OptimumCache software, which enables faster loading times and server responsiveness.

Beyond that, GlowHost divides their shared hosting plans in terms of a few “unlimited” features, the type of file storage, and the version of the SohoLaunch website builder offered. All shared hosting packages have the industry-standard cPanel installation and run on CloudLinux OS.

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Their Unlimited Single Domain and Unlimited Multi-Domain plans have unlimited disk space and bandwidth, but are restricted to SATA storage drives and the Basic version of the SohoLaunch website builder. These plans cater to more experienced website creators who want more leeway with their storage space and file transfer.

Their Personal Hosting plan, on the other hand, comes with 10 GB storage and 100 GB monthly bandwidth, but are hosted on super fast SSDs and provides users with access to the Pro version of the SohoLaunch website builder. The

Their Professional Hosting package is similar, but storage is increased to 20 GB and monthly bandwidth to 250 GB. These plans cater more to professionals and businesses that require greater performance and accessibility.

Alternatively, customers requiring enterprise-grade hosting solutions may opt for one of their semi-dedicated, virtual dedicated, or managed dedicated server packages. If you’ve never heard of the first two terms before, the semi-dedicated servers operate much like shared hosting plans, except that each server is limited to 30 sites or fewer and therefore can achieve the maximum performance allowed by a shared hosting environment. Virtual dedicated plans are like VPS hosting plans, but deliver much greater performance, speed, and stability.

GlowHost also offers managed reseller hosting packages, as well as a few uncommon services such as toll-free numbers, trustmarks and badges, hack prevention, and hack repair services.

Pricing and Support

GlowHost’s plans aren’t the cheapest, but offer excellent value in each package. Smaller businesses would be well-advised to opt for either one of their Unlimited packages or their Professional Hosting packages. The latter is  recommended for businesses that cannot afford to hire a professional web designer and programmer, and need to quickly launch and maintain a website.

GlowHost does not have a free plan available, but they do offer a number of freebies with their hosting packages as well as a stunning 91-day money back guarantee. These freebies include:

  • Domain registration
  • Private SSL certificate
  • McAfee Secure with Site Seal
  • SohoLaunch website builder
  • SEO tools
  • 1500+ professional design templates
  • $75 of Google AdWords credit

Support is available via live chat, support tickets, email, or their pre-sales forum. Their telephone hotline is open 24/7, as is their support ticket system. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to type, their live chat is highly responsive – upon initiating the chat, I was connected with an agent within 20 seconds, and the questions I had with were all answered within 10 minutes. Overall, I was very impressed with their support.

How much does GlowHost cost?
GlowHost offers plans from $5 to $18. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which GlowHost plan should I get?
My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. GlowHost can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from GlowHost here.
How good is GlowHost’s customer support?
GlowHost is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of GlowHost being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.

Pricing

4.6

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5.0
Kermit B.
Great Britain
July 02, 2020
Reasonably priced and well supported

We have found Glowhost to be a user friendly, adaptable system for web hosting. It’s really easy to add email addresses, check usage, and change plans if need be. We like the fact that they were proactive when the new .org domain names launched, and the process of reserving ours was made really simple. On the few occasions we have needed assistance, the communication from this web host has been extremely prompt and helpful.

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5.0
Duncan Alderete
Denmark
June 25, 2020
The speed is amazing, very reliable

Glowhost shared hosting has provided this safe haven from day 1. Migrations from our development server to live deployment has become a cinch since working with Glowhost shared hosting. Everything gets done quickly. The attention, client support and security we get from thsi web host is outstanding.

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5.0
Ruben Gochenour
Germany
June 05, 2020
Works well for Open Cart!

Spoke with Glowhost's representative and I was VERY satisfied with his help. I use them for hosting my web site. It is for now just a fun thing. However over the years I have used several other companies with upsetting results. The process with his assistance was smooth and fast. I am very happy with his professionalism and would be happy to recommend your service to anyone who requires hosting services.

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5.0
Xavier Esses
France
June 02, 2020
Reliable service and affordable prices

Not all hosting providers look after you the way Glowhost does. Pretty neat hosting, good speeds, never had any bigger issues, highly recommended. Excellent service, no fuss no bother and quick reaction times. Transferred my site and domain name from another host with no hassle. Supported a few Joomla issues I had and my site was up and running in no time.

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5.0
Chris Seabury
Turkey
May 29, 2020
My Sites Are In Good Hands!

Glowhost offers experienced support, understand technical matters, all my problems are responded and resolved quickly. Awesome Hosting Provider. Very fast response with good information, they followed up with me, and ensured my satisfaction. What a difference from my previous hosting company and one of the reasons I recommend this web hosting service to others.

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5.0
Jerold Bodiford
Bahrain
May 12, 2020
Very quick responses to tickets

I think I'll be sticking with Glowhost for a long time to come, and the customer support will be the main reason why. I really appreciate the level of service I get from this Web Hosting. You've got a great support team. I must congratulate you on the continually outstanding level of customer service - we realise that we are pushing the limits of the shared environment and you and the support staff have done an amazing job accommodating us!

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Bottom line on GlowHost

GlowHost has much to offer as a web hosting provider. Although they do not have the lowest prices, they set themselves apart from the competition with their stellar support and high-quality hosting services.

GlowHost might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

  • Scalable hosting for businesses of all sizes
  • Many freebies with each hosting package
  • 91-day money back guarantee
  • Highly responsive support through multiple channels

Cons

  • Not the cheapest plans
  • Shared hosting servers located only in the U.S.
Sandra Tanoto
Sandra Tanoto
Sandra is a writer and editor based in Singapore. Sandra keenly understands the need for businesses to remain on the cutting edge with the latest technologies and enjoys researching and the newest developments in tech.

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