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9 GlowHost Reviews:

Is GlowHost the host for you?

Last reviewed Jul 5, 2016

Key features

  • WordPress
  • Uptime Guarantee
  • cPanel
  • Phone Support
  • Support Forum
  • Live Chat Support

User Reviews - Total: 9

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I live and work in Vietnam and I have known you through google.com website. When using your services I appreciate the quality of your services, as well as the support of your enthusiasm. But do I see more than satisfied with the service I think you need to upgrade to the user and better support for those who use the service outside the United States

 
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I have been looking for a time-tested web host for my new web site for about 3 weeks. It was not an easy thing to do I must say as there are so many web host in the hosting market claiming they are the best. After reading good reviews on GlowHost and getting to know they had been providing hosting services since 2002, I decided to give them a try.
Rock solid control panel, it is complete-useful-easy-to-use control panel. Support tickets are always answered promptly and clarification provided whenever needed.
They offer 99.9% uptime guarantee - they are honest on this. My site is up and running.
I like their free bonuses such as anti-spam and anti-virus, pre-installed scripts, domain registration, etc.
GlowHost could double their price and I would stay with them.
Excellent web hosting service would defenitly recommend to others.

 
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Like most I did the research and spent hours looking at reviews for the various hosts.
Finally decided to give GlowHost a try. I have had experience with several hosting companies as most have over the last 5 years or so, and this is the best one I have been associated with.
They've handled every ticket quickly, and with the responses you'd want from the very start. Very professional in approach and follow up.
Their package prices also amazed me.
My sites where all transferred free and everything went smooth.
My business has grown as a direct result of the service and support Glowhost experts offer.

 
★★★★★
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I needed an inexpensive, yet reliable host for my new project. I did some research by googling around and finally decided I would contact GlowHost via telephone after reading their reviews and what others were saying about them. I waited approximately 30 seconds before being connected to a sales agent. I had a list of questions as long as my arm waiting for him. But as fast as I read them off, he answered them completely and without hesitation. That pretty much sold me on them.

To date, I'm happy with the performance and reliability of the service. GlowHost is what I would consider to be an extremely proficient web host and usually manages to answer support tickets in 10 minutes or less every time I have had to put a ticket in to their support. I've had no issues with uptime, and speed upload of my sites is pretty fast and I am on one of the cheaper plans that they offer. Alexander, Andrew and David are all super helpful guys (though I am sure there are more) and I have even seen Matt (I think he is the owner) answering tickets.

If you need reliable hosting service along with helpful, responsive customer support, then this is one place I can recommend to those looking for a new host. Good job GlowHost!

 
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Been with GlowHost over 7 years. Nothing to complain about. The Support service is noticably fast (minutes) and accurate. They are quick with their responses and seem to be very reliable.
The uptime with them is great, I rarely have any downtime, or lag.
Well, the features fit my needs perfectly.
Sometimes saving a couple bucks a month isn't the best deal. I'm actually paying nearly half what I used to pay my old host and I'm getting much more for my money now.
They are extremely knowledgeable and very patient, GlowHost has been outstanding to work with.

 
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It took much time for me to find the most reliable host for my web site. After reading some good feedback about glowhost.com I finally decided to give them a try as I was almost tired of searching a web host.
All I can say they provide really good hosting and also support service. I use the site to run my business and check e-mail on it everyday, and the network performance is about as fast as any of the other services out there, but for about half the price.

Well, tech support replies to my tickets within 10 minutes and explains everything to me. I like it.
The admin interface is great, webmail works perfectly, and POP3 mail is quick to connect and download emails into OE.
Thats what I call professional hosting service.
So far so good.

 
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I have been using their service for a long time and can express the point that Glowhost is a solid hosting provider with services that can scale. I haven't tried their new cloud stuff, but I am excited to try it when I have a little extra money, it sounds really cool.

Their ticket support has always been very helpful. They are always available for my questions and they are quick to respond. I would rate them as a very reliable service and the price is right.

Overall, Glowhost is a great host that I would recommend. My site is always up and running.

 
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First of all, they advertise it their webhosting as "unlimited". It silly and it would be naive to think it can be unlimited, but it turned out even worse than the free webhost I was using before.

Example: I wanted to send an e-mail to all my forum members, and what happened: my whole site got suspended until I opened a ticket and swore to not send emails anymore.
Turned out they have a 100 e-mails per hour limit. That's ridiculous.

Another bad experience was that my site often went offline. Not for long periods, but this annoyed me.

What made me move away from them finally: I got my site suspended without any notice - turned out my 1 year subscription had ended - this is ridiculous, they should send their customers an e-mail a week or 2 before invoice is in, like every other host out there.

Atleast their customer support is OK, usually got my ticket replied in hour or so.

I'm now moving to Hawkhost - $3.29/year - mails limit 1000/hour and plenty of diskspace/traffic for me.

 
★★★★★
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II wanted to know a host that offers quality services including both space and bandwidth.
The support and high quality just that there are many requests but operators everytimes are available to help customers, if you contact support they will give you all the information to solve the problems, the level of competence is high, always resolve problems.
The problems are managed in a professional and as I said the operators are well trained to help customers.
They are suitable for the clients to the average person up to people and companies who want to extend the internet, these services are excellent
GlowHost not only recommend to my friends but to all those who want a quality service at acceptable prices

 
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glowhost.com Founded: 2002

GlowHost Introduction

GlowHost is a private company that was founded in 2002.

Today, the company trades under the company name of GlowHost.com with Matt Lundstrom as President.

The mailing address is GlowHost.com, Inc, PO Box 6361, Stuart, Florida 34997.

GlowHost has approximately 10 staff members. Its data centres are based in Atlanta, Georgia.

GlowHost uses a GNAX data centre. GNAX has a lot of backup systems in place to protect these servers. GlowHost uses multi-homed bandwidth (as opposed to single-homed), meaning that the networks and connection speeds are fast and reliable. Their choice of data centre means they have access to enough major fiber and IP backbones to prevent bottlenecks.

The host supports Linux and offers cPanel shared web hosting, reseller web hosting, and managed dedicated servers. The company targets corporate businesses and individuals.

It has won the following major awards and recognitions:

ranked at the top of the RealMetrics customer support performance listing for the year ending 2007

GlowHost uses the phrase ‘Iron-Clad guarantees’ to describe what it offers customers: a 60 day money back guarantee, a 99.9% overall uptime guarantee, and monthly uptime guarantees, variable for each hosting plan.

GlowHost talks a lot about its green web hosting. This involves a variety of environmentally friendly practices:

  • at their offices they use solar-generated electricity, provide paperless billing and recycle.
  • at their data centre they recycle the warm air from the servers to heat any manned stations, they use local well water for cooling and they recycle where possible.

GlowHost hosts the well-known website IPWatchdog.

GlowHost Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Unlimited Single Domain WordPress cPanel Uptime Guarantee vBulletin CloudFlare FFmpeg Unlimited Unlimited $6.95/month
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Unlimited Multi-Domain WordPress cPanel Uptime Guarantee vBulletin CloudFlare FFmpeg Unlimited Unlimited $9.95/month
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Personal Hosting WordPress cPanel Uptime Guarantee Soholaunch vBulletin CloudFlare 10GB 100GB $8.95/month
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Professional Hosting WordPress Dedicated IP cPanel Uptime Guarantee Soholaunch vBulletin 20GB 250GB $18.95/month
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Level I Reseller WordPress Dedicated IP cPanel Uptime Guarantee vBulletin PayPal Shopping Cart 50GB 500GB $24.95/month
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Level II Reseller WordPress Dedicated IP cPanel Uptime Guarantee vBulletin Bitcoin 80GB 700GB $34.95/month
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Level III Reseller WordPress Dedicated IP cPanel Uptime Guarantee vBulletin PayPal Shopping Cart 120GB 1000GB $44.95/month
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Level IV Reseller WordPress Dedicated IP cPanel Uptime Guarantee vBulletin WHMCS 160GB 1200GB $74.95/month
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Level V Reseller WordPress Dedicated IP cPanel Uptime Guarantee vBulletin WHMCS 200GB 1400GB $99.95/month
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1 Slice Semi-Dedicated WordPress Dedicated IP cPanel Uptime Guarantee Soholaunch vBulletin 25GB 500GB $54.99/month
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2 Slices Semi-Dedicated WordPress Dedicated IP cPanel Uptime Guarantee Soholaunch vBulletin 50GB 1000GB $109.99/month
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3 Slices Semi-Dedicated WordPress Dedicated IP cPanel Uptime Guarantee Soholaunch vBulletin 75GB 1500GB $159.99/month
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Cloud VDS Lite WordPress Firewall Protection CentOS Linux cPanel Uptime Guarantee 15GB 500GB $75.00/month
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Cloud VDS Medium WordPress Firewall Protection CentOS Linux cPanel Uptime Guarantee 30GB 1000GB $125.00/month
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Cloud VDS Heavy WordPress Firewall Protection CentOS Linux cPanel Uptime Guarantee 60GB 1500GB $175.00/month
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GlowHost Frequently Asked Questions

  • About GlowHost, do they host Windows or Linux services?

    GlowHost specializes in providing Linux (Cent OS) hosting products.

  • If I sign up will the price go higher when I go to renew?

    The company's prices are consistent whether you are a new customer or renewing your services.

  • I’m looking for dedicated servers and managed services, are they available?

    Their available plans feature 4 Linux service options and 4 Windows service option in their managed services and dedicated server lineups.

  • Do their hosting plans come with a free domain?

    You can get up to four included domains, depending on which plan you choose.

  • Do they provide domain registration services and how much is it?

    Domain registration services are available on their site. There you will find a quick search and checkout that features all the main top level domains (TLD).

  • Does GlowHost have a money back guarantee?

    The company offers customers a 91 day money back guarantee on their hosting services.

  • I need Virtual Private Server (VPS) services, do they have that?

    Three Virtual Private Server options are available for customers and they are designed to suit whatever needs a business has.

  • Do they offer phone support?

    Their support team is reachable by phone, and always ready to assist customers with their issues 24 x 7.

  • What language is their customer support available in?

    Support from this company is only available in English, whether you are on the phone, in email, or through their ticketing system.

  • Where is this company located?

    The company' main offices are based in the United States out of Stuart, Florida.

  • Where are their datacenters located?

    The company maintains a number of data centers that are located in numerous locations around the United States, and internationally at data centers in Toronto and Hong Kong.

  • What Programming Languages do their services support?

    PHP, Perl, Ruby, and Ruby on Rails are the supported programming languages that are available on their hosting plans.

  • Do they offer reseller options?

    Featuring five incentive and service levels, a reseller option is accessible to the participants in their system.

  • Does they offer an affiliate program?

    The company has a robust affiliate program that pays percentage and tiered payouts for business that is referred to them.

  • Can they help with transferring an existing site/domain name?

    Absolutely, the company features a free migration assistance with all of their accounts. Customers can easily move select sites and entire sites over to their plans.

  • Can I host WordPress on their services?

    If you look at the base of installed sites, WordPress is one of the most popular installations on the company's hosting plans. It is well-supported on this company's platform.

  • Will they allow more than one domain per account on their service?

    From just one to an unlimited amount of sites, you can configure as many sites as you need under a single account because their plans allow for unlimited domains.

  • Does GlowHost include any software so that I can easily build a website?

    The company offers SohoLaunch site building software with all their hosting plans. This software helps users build sites that get built quickly and easily.

  • Are their hosting products secure?

    The company uses the security suite known as Sucuri, which is software that takes an advanced security approach to hosting environments.

  • Is their platform suitable for a Prestashop installation?

    If you have a PrestaShop installation in mind, it is easily installed on their hosting plans, as well as fully supported.

  • Would I be able to auto-transfer Joomla installs with their services?

    Joomla, the popular CMS platform is well supported on their platform. A look around their site and help indicatest hat there is a lot of information available for users.

  • Is it easy to migrate WordPress installations to GlowHost services?

    If you need to migrate WordPress installations, it is simple with their migration services. On an ongoing basis, this task is also repeatable with common tools and configurations in your control panel as well as third party tools.

  • Is their platform suitable for an e-commerce site with features like SSL?

    e-Commerce support is available on their plans and it allows purchasing with such features as SSL and shopping carts.

  • Could I host an image-heavy site on their services?

    Image-heavy sites are completely suitable on their services because of the unlimited nature of their higher level hosting plans. There are no prevalent concerns in that regard, but note this is shared hosting and some realistic limitations if you plan to be on the extreme end of things.

  • Do they support Magento or help migrate existing Magento installations?

    The famous Magento software is commonly installed throughout their environment. The e-commerce platform is supported as well as easily installed on your own services.

  • Do they provide a control panel?

    Provided with their shared plans, the web-based cPanel control panel allows customers to manage and control their environments..

  • What payment options does GlowHost offer? How about PayPal?

    Payment options include major credit cards like Visa, MasterCard, as well as crypto-currency and PayPal.

  • Do they have an uptime guarantee and do they pro-rate for downtime?

    The company has a thorough uptime guarantee that will credit customers in the event of an outage and pro-rated up to 100%.

  • Are there any special security features that come on their hosting

    In terms of advanced and optional security options, additional Sucuri services like malware scans and repair help with security status.

  • Do they have CDN services available?

    For customers that are looking for CDN services, the company has made the popular service CloudFlare available as an option on their plans.

  • Is there a minimum contract or can I get monthly terms?

    You can sign up for the year, or get your services on a monthly basis depending on your needs.

  • Do they offer whois domain privacy at GlowHost and what is the cost?

    WHOIS privacy for domains is available for an additional fee on top of domain registration.

  • What does their backup policy look like?

    Backups are made daily and weekly. This is retained by their staff at their own discretion. Therefore, it is important and advisable to back up your own data.

  • Which of the GlowHost services would be suitable to host my five websites?

    For a website package for five systems, all of their platforms (with the exception of the lowest one) could accommodate five sites easily.

  • How many email addresses do they allow and how much storage do they allow for email?

    The company's plans have unlimited email accounts and you are pretty wide open to configure it to your needs.

  • Do they offer unlimited bandwidth and space?

    Unlimited options means no practical restrictions to the disk and bandwidth on their packages. Most every hosting company has an evolved policy around the meaning of unlimited. This company reserves the right to act on what they consider abusive usage.

  • Does GlowHost offer any discounts for students, non-profits or schools?

    For these types of groups, there are not prevalent discounts to be found.

  • Can I get Google Adwords credit with my signup?

    The company provides up to $200 in Google AdWords credits for new account sign ups on their hosting plans.

  • I want to run a video streaming site, will they support that?

    Their shared hosting plans are compatible with FFmpeg technology, which allows video streaming. Despite their unlimited shared web hosting option, video streaming is quite resource intensive and it is recommended to use VPS or dedicated services.

GlowHost Features

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  • Bitcoin
  • CloudFlare
  • FFmpeg
  • PrestaShop
  • vBulletin

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