We have all wanted a hosting or web design service sometime in our lives. It is imperative you use one that has clear guidelines and specifications. Bluehost and Hostinger are among the most extensive web hosting services that power millions of websites and domains throughout the internet. With such hosting services available on the internet, it is easier to create websites yourselves. In this article, we will give a detailed and thorough review of the pricing and plans, support, ease of use, features, performance, and many other relevant points of comparison of both web hosting, and web design services.
Why Bluehost? Outstanding support, speed, and flexibility. Founded in 2003 and owned by the Endurance International Group, Bluehost, hosts over two million domains.
Why Hostinger? Faster, stronger, dedicated. Founded in 2004, Hostinger collectively has 29 million users.
Let’s start with Bluehost vs Hostinger: pricing and plans.
Bluehost offers four plans:
Basic: 2.95$ per month (1 website, 50GB storage, unmetered bandwidth, standard performance, free SSL certificate, 1 included domain, five parked domains, 25 subdomains)
Plus: 4.95$ per month (unlimited websites, storage, domains, parked domains, and sub-domains, unmetered bandwidth, standard performance, 200$ marketing offer, free SSL certificate, spam experts, one office 365 mailbox free for 30 days)
Choice plus: 5.45$ per month (unlimited websites, SSD storage, domains, parked domains, and sub-domains, free SSL certificate, standard performance, domain privacy, spam experts, 200$ marketing offer, site backup-code guard basic, and one office 365 mailbox free for 30 days)
Pro: 13.95$ per month (unlimited websites, SSD storage, domains, parked domains, and sub-domains, unmetered bandwidth, high performance, free SSL certificate, 200$ marketing offer, two spam experts, domain privacy, site backup-code guard basic, dedicated IP, and one office 365 mailbox free for 30 days)
Hostinger offers three plans:
Single: 0.99$ per month. Renewal fee 2.15$ per month. (1 website, one email account, domain: not included, and weekly backups)
Premium: 2.89$ per month. Renewal fee 3.49$ per month. (Unlimited websites, bandwidth and email accounts, free domains, weekly backups, 2x processing power, and memory)
Business: 3.99$ per month. Renewal fee 7.95$ per month. (Free lifetime SSL certificate, unlimited bandwidth, websites and email accounts, 4x processing power and memory, webmail access, optimized for word press)
Bluehost vs Hostinger: features.
Recommended by WordPress: both offer easy WordPress staging sites and one-click WordPress installation.
Fully customizable websites. With already designed templates, Hostinger and Bluehost both offer customizable websites. You do not have to code a website yourself.
Built in security. Features such as spambots and spam experts guard your website not to mention the weekly and daily backups (depending on your plan), are a lifesaver when you need to retrieve information.
Fast web pages. One of your top considerations when choosing a web host is, of course, reliability and performance. We have to be sincere, Hostinger has a Cloudflare service that catches static traffic and makes it faster than Bluehost. The Hostinger response time is 78ms, the fastest loading speed. This puts Bluehost to shame with the 699ms. The server time on Hostinger leaves Bluehost lagging at least eight times behind.
Shared hosting. The shared hosting plans of Bluehost include free SSL certificates and domains, unlimited storage and websites, unmetered bandwidth, and 200$ marketing credits with Google Ads.
Pay upfront options: Bluehost offers packages for 12,24, and 6 months while Hostinger provides packages for 1, 12, 24, and 48 months respectively.
Upsells: sitelock, code guard, and SEO tools on Bluehost, and daily backups, Cloudflare protection, and SEO tools on Hostinger.
Payment method: Bluehost supports payment via Paypal and credit card. Hostinger supports payment via Paypal, credit card, and Bitcoin.
Hostinger has the following shared hosting: free domains and site migration, daily backup, free SSL certificate, unlimited bandwidth, and 99.9% uptime guarantee.
Dedicated hosting. By Bluehost only. This essentially means your website will have its own server. This type of plan can offer you faster speed and lower cost.
Bluehost vs Hostinger: ease of use and support.
Use of ease on Bluehost dashboard consists of an interactive platform where you can manage your websites, marketplace, email, and domains. It also has a one-click install WordPress suite, as well as a Bluehost menu where you can view your WordPress design.
Use of ease on Hostinger consists of a minimal but interactive space that makes it easy to use. You can easily manage all your website on an easy-to-access panel. The auto-installer will let you easily install WordPress.
Bluehost support options:
There are three main support options on Bluehost; they include:
Live chat with immediate response times and 24/7 availability.
Searchable knowledgebase with lots of tutorials and how-to videos.
Phone support where you can call customer care and speak to someone on the support team.
Hostinger support options:
Just like Bluehost, there are also three main support options on Hostinger, and they are:
Live chat which is real-time communication.
Email support. Hostinger provides an email where you can contact them with any queries. It is a ticketed system where you submit your question or query, and an agent will contact you.
After a keen analysis of the uses of both Bluehost and Hostinger, we have to settle for which we like best. Not an easy task as they are both excellent hosting and web design services, and are both trusted names in the industry.
So here is what we think. If you are looking for an overall value, reliability, and of course features, then we would recommend Hostinger.
If you have a small business, website, or personal blog, then Hostinger is the way to go. You should, however, stick to their shared options because this is what Hostinger is best known for. If you are price-sensitive (who isn’t sometimes), then Hostinger is definitely the way to go. Not to mention, Hostinger takes your web security seriously, but on Bluehost, you have to pay extra.
However, if you have to speak to customer service over the phone, then Hostinger is not for you. Bluehost offers customer support over the phone. Both web design and hosting sites are great. They do finish in a tight race when placed side by side.