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.

Overview

GlowHost is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

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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Freeman F.
Costa Rica
5.0
Pricing is quite normal according to what you get

I have used Glowhost for several months, and they have a very responsive staff. Overall, highly recommended. Let's all hope they keep it up. My experience with tech support has been good-prompt and helpful responses. I have two domains hosted at Glowhost and just renewed both for a third year after looking around for better deals and, as usual, finding none.

March 30, 2020
Alfred Dutton
South Africa
htruf.xyz/
5.0
Good service & support, signup with Glowhost

I had never hosted my domains anywhere prior to signing up with Glowhost. The support staff is amazing and friendly and well informed. They offer a comprehensive FAQ database, and even forums for their customers to intermingle with one another, staff and moderators. This is a great source of assistance for all your web building needs and questions!

March 26, 2020
Earl Mooney
Montenegro
absybb.top/
5.0
I am happy to recommend them

Having submitted support tickets a few times (purely to request changes to account settings, etc. and NEVER to complain), they've always been answered within 5 minutes! Even submitting one just now at 10 minutes past midnight, it was answered with an email response in under a minute! Recommend Glowhost hosting to others.

March 06, 2020
Efren Hesse
Finland
5.0
The server's response time is very good

I would like to say that I am glad to have found Glowhost web host. Their servers are fast. Uptime is 99.99% - great plus for them. I have been hitting diffrent hosts for my domains but finally Glowhost bound me to stick with them. If your are looking for a reliable and fast hosting, this is the right one but if you are concerned of recurring charges then find an other one.

March 04, 2020
Alfredo Nordin
Poland
infasty.xyz/
5.0
Uptime is high enough (no downtime noticed)

I am a software developer but know little about the intricacies of running a hosting server. Whenever I have had problems the Glowhost team has been excellent both in their speed of response and the helpfulness of their replies, resulting in my being able to solve the problem.

March 02, 2020
Mickey Eyman
El Salvador
5.0
My website response time is really fast

Quality and affordable hosting with an unrivaled focus on providing, in my opinion some of the best support I've seen from a web hosting provider. I always recommend my clients to go with Glowhost server hosting service. Recommend this trustworthy web host!

February 05, 2020
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Comparison

How does GlowHost match up to the competition?

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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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