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Globat has been around since 2001. They are an EIG owned company. EIG owns a lot of popular hosts like HostNine, StartLogic, JustHost, HostMonster, and BlueHost. They proudly display on their site that they have over 100,000 websites hosted on their servers – worldwide. Not a huge hosts. Their goal is to provide web hosting plans for the novice to advanced site owners. Globat does offer a ton of extra features. My Globat web hosting reviews show what other site owners are saying above.
However, this is my expert Globat review. I like to look at all areas of Globat. First, will look at their features. Next, performance. Then uptime. Next, customer support. Then a summary of Globat.
Globat offers two shared plans. They only offer shared plans. No option to buy VPS or dedicated. Along with services that will help you develop a site. For instance, you can even buy domain names with them. Then buy extra marketing tools. Their two plans come with the Linux OS and use vDeck (much like iPower).
Let’s take a look at the two plans Globat offers. Then, I will look at their extra services.
GXo1. $4.44/month. 50 MySQL databases. Unlimited bandwidth, storage, domains, and email accounts. Free domain for a year. There is no setup fee, either.
GX19. $19.99/month. Unlimited bandwidth, storage, domains, and email accounts. Free domain for a year. Also, no setup fee.
Prices Go Up
Just Like StartLogic, the prices go up with your next billing period.
- 36-month term. $12.95 a month. Billed $466.20 for three years.
- 24-month term. $13.95 a month. Billed $334.80 for two years.
- 12-month term. $14.95 a month. Billed $179.40 for one year.
- 3-month term. $14.95 a month. Billed $44.85 for three months.
- 1-month term. $14.95 a month. Billed monthly.
Globat Uses Unlimited Marketing Tactic
Both packages say unlimited. Have not been a fan of this marketing tactic. Wrote an article on unlimited hosting offers which you can check out. They do limit your storage and bandwidth to 25 GB per month. Here is a discussion I had with Globat to clarify the questions and concerns I had:
- TextToGo. TextToGo is a service that is $39.95. One time fee. It allows site owners to write your content on one of your pages. For example, you are about us, home page, products page, etc. It will include a 500-word article. You must fill out a quick survey, before having a writer write your content.
- My Marketing Services. You can hire someone to manage your website. Make enhancements to your existing site. Also, you can hire them to help budget and advertise your site on Google Adwords. If you’re running a local business, they even have tools to help you get noticed by the search engines. There is no set price for these services, and it says to call them for more information.
- FaceBook Business Page. You can even have Globat develop a professional Facebook page for $149.95 (one-time setup), and then $5.95/month.
These are just a couple of the extra services you can purchase with Globat. The others are:
- Premium Support.
- Web Concierge.
- FileManager Pro.
- Web-to-Mobile Converter.
- WebSite Creator (premium and eCommerce).
- Site backups.
Can register domain names with Globat. As mentioned above domains are free with their plans. After the first year, there is a $16.99/year renewal fee. Pretty expensive. Domains are higher than GoDaddy. I do prefer to buy my domains with NameCheap.
Now that we know all the features that Globat offers. Lets see what their performance and uptime looks like.
Globat Performance & Uptime
Globat and uptime, is it 99.9%?
First, I look through their TOS page.
Could not find anything on Globat’s site about an uptime policy.
Recently, I got on live chat and talked with Akash S. I had a question about their uptime. Told me they do have a 99.9% uptime policy. I asked what happens if uptime falls below 99.9%. Told me, “We will make sure that it will not be below that.”
A lot of hosts will give you credit for the downtime. For instance, InterServer and RoseHosting have better uptime policies. I got a canned answer from Globat. It was odd. Indeed, not helpful. Did not reassure me that uptime would not be an issue.
Research shows from other Globat web hosting reviews uptime “could” be a problem. I did find some complaints from:
Is Globat a speedy host? No, and here is why.
The performance of your server matters. It has to do with how fast your site loads. Can kill your online traffic if speed is an issue. I logged onto live chat and talked with “Indira P.” Asked if Globat uses SSD hard drives. Was told, “We do not support SSD hard drives.”
Tested out Globat’s performance from many locations:
|Los Angeles||71.42 ms|
|New York||6.35 ms|
|San Francisco||71.19 ms|
After nine lookups, the average response time of your name server ns1.dnsjunction.com is 92.72 milliseconds:
Also, tested them out with speed:
|Loading Time||First Byte||Start Render||Speed Index|
Research from other Globat web hosting reviews shows you “could” also have issues with speed. Also, Globat does not use SSD hard drives, either.
Globat Customer Service
How good is Globat’s customer support?
Lacking. Well, you got a preview of it when I was reviewing Globat’s plans.
They are available 24/7. Can contact Globat the following ways:
- Live chat.
- Toll-Free. 877-245-6228
- Support ticket.
Globat does have a knowledge base.
Research shows that many other sites have complaints on support. My Globat web hosting reviews have not been positive. So, you “could” have problems with support.
Globat Web Hosting Reviews Summary
Do I recommend Globat? No. Typically, do not support EIG owned companies. Prices are low at an introductory price. Then, on your next billing cycle, they increase four times. No solid uptime policy. Performance could have issues. Support is outsourced, and I feel is lacking. So, my Globat web hosting reviews have not been good. Research shows that site owners have had issues. Not a lot of good things I can say about Globat.
Shared Hosting Recommendations
VPS and Dedicated Recommendations
Read my InMotion Hosting review. Have used InMotion for 8+ years. Also, Liquid Web is another good VPS or dedicated option. Liquid Web is more expensive than Globat, but the quality of service is excellent.
Research on Globat is down below.
Below are interviews with site owners that use Globat.