Bluehost vs GlowHost

Comparison
Compared options Visit Bluehost Visit GlowHost
Pricing
17 hosting plans 11 hosting plans
Starting price $2.95 / month $3.47 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.9
4.8
Reliability 3.0
5.0
Pricing 3.0
5.0
User Friendly 3.0
4.5
Support 3.0
5.0
Features 3.0
4.5
User Reviews
366 reviews 17 reviews
Latest positive review
Good service!
Taylor Rogers,
10
I requested consultation, they attempted to call me several times but I never answered(totally my fault) but they definitely did try to reach me. Time differences just always had the calls coming in in the middle of the night... More for me. I figured out what I had needed. Thank you Less
Phenomenal Support!
Julia Gormley,
10
If you are like me and need a good support team for your Internet presence, then GlowHost.com is the hosting company for you.
I was looking for a hosting company that would allow me to upload my Dreamweaver files and GlowHost... More was one of the top companies recommended in my Internet search. Uploading my files to GlowHost servers was slick and easy as it could be. I was online immediately!
I ordered GlowHost’s “Search Engines and Social Media Starter Bundle,” and they quickly set about setting this up. They even took care of things I had not even thought of, like setting up a free SSL Certificate and even creating the redirect for me from http:// to https://.
Wow! I am impressed. Their communication is detailed, but concise. Their support is phenomenal!
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Latest negative review
The worst hosting service ever, don't use it!
Giulio Coraggio,
2.0
My website has been down for over a week to date, I contacted the customer support 10+ times, they always argue that the matter has been escalated to a higher support team that will respond in further 24-72 hours. Also, back-... More up data are apparently stored in the same servers as the production data, which is the most incompetent move ever. I have never seen such a poor service. Less
Not for me
John Cellar,
4.4
I chose Glowhost because they offered Shoutcast and web hosting in one package. Directly after ordering, I noted that my entire control panel was in Chinese. I then had to work with support for hours before my site could be p... More ublished, and was asked to scan and send copies of government issued identification. My Shoutcast server went down on the second day, requiring me to contact support a second time. My streaming specifications were also not as advertised, which I had to contact support to resolve. When it came to building my website, I would have liked to have seen more tools to create a professional looking site. Ultimately, I decided to find a more trustworthy host that could provide better tools to actually build my website. When I tried to invoke Glowhost's Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee, I was told that I'd be charged for my domain name that was originally offered for free, and that the charge would come out of my hosting refund. I was sent links to terms and conditions that differed from what I'd already read. After mentioning my intentions of sharing my experiences, I was then told that they could offer me the full refund as an "exception." I replied that I had no intention of withholding details of my experience, and the offer was revoked. In short, Glowhost was not for me. I felt misled by the Satisfaction Guarantee and was dissatisfied in the amount of issues that arose within my first week alone. For anyone looking for web hosting services, Glowhost has timely technical support but was far from pain free for me and abides by the same fine print any cheaper, more popular, professional, and easier to use host does as well. Less
Shared Hosting
5 plans from $2.95 to $119.99 4 plans from $3.47 to $514.00
Under $4

Basic

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Unlimited Single Domain

$3.47 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Under $8

Plus

$5.45 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Personal Hosting

$6.97 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 100.04 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

Pro

$13.95 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Professional Hosting

$12.57 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: 256 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
3 plans from $2.95 to $119.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Dedicated Server
3 plans from $2.95 to $119.99 4 plans from $3.47 to $514.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 512 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Intel Xeon E3-1230v2

$129.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $2.95 to $119.99 3 plans from $3.47 to $514.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Starter

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Over $10

Performance

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud VDS Lite

$49.95 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Website Builder
3 plans from $2.95 to $119.99
No
Under $4

BASIC

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Under $8

CHOICE PLUS

$5.45 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Over $10

ONLINE STORE

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Data Centers
3 of 6 5 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceânia No Yes
South America No Yes
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes No
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
5 of 8 7 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes Yes
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
2 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB Yes No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 5 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No Yes
Bitcoin No Yes
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