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Sandra Tanoto
Sandra Tanoto
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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.

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Scottie Lynd
Gibraltar
5
Great reliable webhost!

I can't say enough good things about Glowhost web hosting services. Great support that is available by phone 24x7. They offer so many useful features for successful building of web sites such as free website builder, free templates. Uptime is great, my sites are always up - I am happy with this.

5
Robby Rappa
USA
5
Very good and quick service!

Support here is great, I get answers quickly and without much hassle, I haven't experienced anything unpleasant and every single person was nice to me and has led me through process with patience. Prices are great for services I get fast and reliable web hosting. Many thanks to Glowhost team. Recommended.

5
Thad Kraatz
Iceland
5
Wonderful experience with their Hosting!

Well, it happens so that I have been using Glowhost provider's hosting for a couple of years and I have to say their service is excellent. Their techs have been extremely helpful. I highly recommend these guys. Professional web hosting provider!

5
Guillermo P.
Ireland
5
Good support.. for the price I'm happy

Top web host, glowhost service is much appreciated. The reliability is stellar, the machines aren't cramped with as many clients as possible, and the performance is top-notch. Great support with fast responses in both live support or through email (tickets).

5
Bruce Hatton
USA
5
I can recommend this host with confidence

Really Good Web host! I clicked on Glowhost Skype live support and was immediately in touch with. An IT guys spent a good 1/2 hour with me answering my questions about domains and domain transfer and the plan I was considering. My websites are in trusted hands.

5
Freddy Vossler
Netherlands
5
My website response time is really fast

Can honestly say that it is not an easy thing to choose a good web host with stable and fast servers, helpful customer support, suitable features and tools. After several weeks of my research I found Glowhost in twitter. I contacted them telling my requirements and their online support answered very fast and politely.

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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