Bluehost & Hostgator are always tough competition for each other, and every blogger (webmaster) confuses between which hosting service is best for him/her. Today I am going to share my personal experience with these hosting services and comparing Bluehost vs. Hostgator. After reading this article, you will be able to decide which one is best suits your requirements or priorities and which one is best for you.
In Bhostbuyers, I previously shared many tutorials for Bluehost users and my personal experience with Bluehost. If you are a regular reader of Bhostbuyer then you very well know that I have used both Hostgator and Bluehost hosting services. So, In this article, I am going to share my review on Bluehost Shared Hosting Vs Hostgator Shared Hosting. I choose shared hosting as a base of comparison because it is one of the most used hosting packages by the webmasters. One of the reasons for it, because it is affordable and fits in everybody’s budget.
Before getting started, let me tell you one thing that, both the companies are part of EIG group. The “Endurance International Group” is a primary web hosting company who owns more than 65+ web hosting companies. So, from this fact, we can say that both Bluehost and Hostgator are children of the same parents EIG formally BizLand.
Bluehost Vs Hostgator Comparison
One thing I noticed about these two companies are they have very close in the competition and have many similar features and services offered. In 2016, it is going to be a tough competition between them. But we are going to compare them one by one. Overall, I think Bluehost always has an edge over Hostgator because of its years of experience and technical support, which is the biggest plus point of Bluehost.
Hosting packages and pricing
Both Bluehost and Hostgator has almost same plans and features. Both have three hosting plans in shared hosting service; Bluehost shared hosting has basic, plus and pro plan, whereas Hostgator has hatchling, baby and business plan. The main difference in these plans is that Hostgator is giving unlimited space for their all shared hosting plan, whereas Bluehost has limited web disk space in the basic and plus plan.
From the above table, you can easily compare features offered by these companies. Which looks more in favor of Hostgator but I suggest don’t flow with these big unlimited tags with features. Because sometimes you never need such unlimited amount of space and unlimited email account. Most of us only want a maximum of 3 to 5 email accounts for our website. So, don’t flow with the numbers be smart and prefer what you need more.
This is one area where one side beats other completely. Bluehost hosting has far better support than what Hostgator offers. Minimum wait time in Hostgator “live chat” system is 30 minutes from the past few months, Whereas Bluehost has still 10 to 15 min wait time which is less than Hostgator. But frankly, from my experience, it’s not all about wait time Bluehost technical team is more supportive than Hostgator. So, here is the only one winner, which is Bluehost. You can also take our special Bluehost discount deals which are only for our readers.
I don’t think this is the major factor to compare but still have importance especially for newbies. Both of them offered standard Cpanel, which is convenient to use. Bluehost has customized it, whereas in Hostgator has the standard version of it and you can customize it with different colors and themes. Below is the both Cpanel’s image which gives you a brief idea of their looks and tools position.
Website Performance and Uptime:
Our many sites hosted on Bluehost servers and some on Hostgator. So, we are regularly testing our website speed and keep an eye on uptime report of the websites. We have still not faced any major downtime from any of the hostings. So, we can say that both are up to their mark and delivers what they said. Both the web hosts have 99.99% uptime.
When we talk about the performance of web hosts, most of us focus on performance with WordPress because most of the webmasters and blogger uses WordPress as a content management system. As stated, we also test these shared hosting service performance with WordPress and both of them worked well with WordPress. But I found some issues with Hostgator which is sometimes slow when I logged in to WordPress account. Overall, it were working well for me too and had no issue with performance and speed. Both have almost same average respond time of 320ms which far better than other web hosts available in the market.
Without making this Hostgator vs. Bluehost comparison too long, we come to the conclusion of the this shared hosting comparison. From these testing results and our experience with these web hosting companies, we can say that both are best web hosting service provider in the world at affordable costs. But, because we have to choose one among them, personally I prefer Bluehost over Hostgator despite this fact that Hostgator is a biggest hosting provider company in the past.
Concerning rating if I would like to give to these two big web-hosting companies. I would give the below rating while considering all the factors.
Hope, this comparison helps you in choosing the best web shared hosting company for your website. If you still have any question relate to these hosting services and comparison, you can mention it below in the comment zone we will try to resolve it. Don’t forget to share this with your friends on Facebook and Google plus. If you are already a user of any of the above company, share your experience with us.
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