If you are still wondering which one to choose from between Bluehost (www.bluehost.com) and Hostmonster (www.hostmonster.com), then the first thing you should know is that Hostmonster is the sister brand of Bluehost, both of them are operated by the same management team, use the same data center and share all the other resources from marketing to customer supports. Besides these, the features of their service are the same as well.
Difference between Bluehost and Hostmonster
In a recent communication with James Grierson, VP Business Development in Bluehost, he clearly stated the difference between Bluehost and Hostmonster as below:
The service list is the same for both companies. The only real difference is the brand name, BlueHost is better known in the USA and therefor we can charge a premium price for it.
Based on above, we could find that except Brand and Price, there is no difference between Bluehost and Hostmonster.
Why we Prefer Bluehost over Hostmonster
Price is the Same after Promotion
It’s right that Bluehost charges higher list price($6.95/month) than Hostmonster($5.95/month), but both companies are promoting their service now. With Bluehost Coupon and Hostmonster Coupon, you could sign up either one at $3.95/month only.
Brand does Matter
Obviously, Bluehost is a better brand than Hostmonster. It has more customers, and hundreds of thousands of webmaster have shared their experience on it, with which you could easily find the answers for the issues you might meet when using Bluehost.
More than this, as their company has invested a lot on building the brand of Bluehost, they will put the needs from Bluehost on higher priority in case something unhappy happens. To certain degree, better brand means better protection.
If you really have narrowed down the PHP Hosting choice to Bluehost and Hostmonster, then go with Bluehost.