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Site5 vs GlowHost

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit GlowHost
Pricing
13 hosting plans 11 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $3.47 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
4.8
Reliability 1.6
4.8
Pricing 1.8
4.8
User Friendly 1.6
4.7
Support 1.4
4.8
Features 1.7
4.7
User Reviews
155 reviews 18 reviews
Latest positive review
Works great for me
Rodrigo Campos,
9.2
I have 4 years of using it and works perfect, support works, uptime works, they give me whm, etc...
Good prices, nice service, fast speed
Richard Agostini,
10
As a new small business start-up it's important to me to start fast, conserve cash and yet market as efficiently as I can. Glowhost offered the most value for the services I was seeking. I am very glad I chose them as my web hosting service provider.
Latest negative review
NO NO NO!
Jorge Vergara,
2.4
Login page says "This site is restricted" I have tried to resolve the issue with 6 different support agents, spent more than 2 hours each time, and none of them has been able to help me out. Those guys are completely useless.... More Do yourself a favor and keep your stuff away from this host! 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
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 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

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostBasic plan

Personal Hosting

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

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostPro plan

Professional Hosting

$12.57 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: 256 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Professional Hosting plan
VPS
7 plans from $55.00 to $325.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

VPS2

$55.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VPS2 plan
No
Dedicated Server
No
4 plans from $129.00 to $514.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Intel Xeon E3-1230v2

$129.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Intel Xeon E3-1230v2 plan
Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $20.00 to $36.00 3 plans from $49.95 to $149.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Plus

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 102.4 GB
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Cloud VDS Lite

$49.95 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud VDS Lite plan
Data Centers
4 of 6 5 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceania No Yes
South America Yes Yes
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 5 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 7 7 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
Database Support
1 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No 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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