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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.

Pricing

4.6
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from GlowHost

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Elroy Velasco
USA
5
Just amazing service at a very sensible price!

Satisfied using Glowhost hosting. Speaking about customer service, I was impressed by the human touch. Let me explain: at the beginning, the payment was made via bank transfer, with about a 1 week delay. Three years in a row they took my word that the transfer was underway.

5
Byron R.
USA
5
I have several hosting plans from this host

Satisfied using Glowhost provider's dedicated server hosting services. Good job! It's a real pleasure compared to my old friends at streamline who were only interested in getting a fast but usually meaningless answer back to me. Recommended.

5
Jeromy Lavender
USA
5
Their Customer Service is incredible

I can think of nowhere else I would even consider taking my business. I started with shared hosting plan 2 years ago, and am currently now at dedicated server account. I have had nothing but good experiences. Highly recommend Glowhost hosting solutions.

5
Toby Farraj
Europe
5
Server Uptime is great - thanks them a lot

I am satisfied with Glowhost’s customer service and tech support. The features are easy to use i.e. cpanel. They replaced the corrupted files from their backup and fixed my site for me and didn't charge a penny. Every conversation was pleasant and helpful.

5
Eldon Dana
Europe
5
I would recommend them to anyone

Excellent pricing and plans! In addition to Glowhost great customer service, you get plenty options, plenty of space and usage and at a great value. They continue to impress me with their high quality included web applications, powerful control panel, great reliability and excellent pricing.

5
Louis Taniguchi
Italy
5
Professional CMS Solutions

I use Glowhost for hosting images, movies, and other things did not use it much for my site just making a off site storage hard drive and it worked good for that. They host 4 web sites for me. They have been reliable, helpful and cheap. Recommended!

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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