Hostwinds vs GlowHost

Comparison
Compared options Visit Hostwinds Visit GlowHost
Pricing
33 hosting plans 11 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $3.47 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons 2 coupons No
User Ratings
4.7
4.8
Reliability 4.5
5.0
Pricing 4.5
5.0
User Friendly 4.5
4.5
Support 4.5
5.0
Features 4.5
4.5
User Reviews
1154 reviews 17 reviews
Latest positive review
Great Support and Price
Grant Oakes,
9.2
I've used Hostwinds for nearly 2 years and they have been excellent during my stay. However, I am looking at leaving because they have IP issues, mainly, some of the major (Gmail, Outlook, MSN, etc) ISP's block email traffic,... More claiming it's SPAM. Apparently, they have some SPAMMERS on their servers and some IP blocks are blacklisted. I have been forced to get a Gmail account so I can send outbound emails, which is a major pain. I've raised this issue with tech support too many times to count but the problem persists. I'd love to stay with them but I have to move on. 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
2 day after They don't refund my money. All web page go home link.
Bayram ARSLAN,
2.0
2 day after They don't refund my money. All web page go home link. VERY BAD HOSTING.
2 day after They don't refund my money. All web page go home link. VERY BAD HOSTING.
2 day after They don't refund my money. All web page go... More home link. VERY BAD HOSTING. 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
6 plans from $6.74 to $14.24 4 plans from $3.47 to $12.57
Under $4 No

Unlimited Single Domain

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

Basic

$6.74 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Personal Hosting

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

Advanced

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 4
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Professional Hosting

$12.57 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: 256 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
17 plans from $0.00 to $42.74
No
Under $4

Start for free

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Start for free plan
No
Under $8

Unmanaged Linux VPS Hosting 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Over $10

Fully Managed Linux VPS Hosting 1

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Dedicated Server
1 plan from $179.00 to $179.00 4 plans from $129.00 to $514.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Dedicated Servers

$179.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • 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 $4.99 to $328.99 3 plans from $49.95 to $149.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8

1 CPU 30GB

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View 1 CPU 30GB plan
No
Over $10

2 CPU 100GB

$28.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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Cloud VDS Lite

$49.95 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Resellers
4 plans from $5.24 to $10.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Basic

$5.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Basic plan
No
Over $10

Ultimate

$8.24 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Ultimate plan
No
SSL
2 plans from $75.00 to $150.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1 YEAR

$75.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Data Centers
2 of 6 5 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceânia No Yes
South America No Yes
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
4 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
4 of 8 7 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django Yes Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET Yes No
Database Support
3 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB Yes No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes No
Payment Types Support
3 of 6 5 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers Yes No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No Yes
Bitcoin No Yes
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