Both Bluehost (www.bluehost.com) and GoDaddy (www.godaddy.com) are well-known brands in web hosting industry, who have hundreds of thousands of customers. In this article, we will compare these two companies from features, price value, uptime, speed, and customer support to see whose web hosting is better.
Godaddy Offer more Hosting Services than Bluehost
GoDaddy offers relatively comprehensive hosting solutions from shared hosting, VPS hosting, to Dedicated Server on both Linux and Windows platform. Besides hosting, Godaddy is also the world largest Domain Registrar and SSL certification service provider.
Compared with Godaddy, Bluehost is managed by a group of people who are the fans of open source technology and is is very dedicated to Linux-based hosting service. What they offer are Linux-based shared hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated Server.
Bluehost has Better Price Value than GoDaddy
People might be surprised that Bluehost has better price value than GoDaddy since GoDaddy is well-known for its cheap hosting service.However, this is true actually, we have to say GoDaddy advertises itself very well.
|Bluehost||GoDaddy Economy||GoDaddy Deluxe||GoDaddy Ultimate|
|Number of eMail||Unlimited||100||500||1000|
|Language Support||PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby||PHP||PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby|
|Free Marketing Credit||$100 Free Google Credit||$50 Facebook® Credits|
As you could see from above table, Bluehost offers more features than Godaddy at a lower price. Surprisingly enough, even the price of the entry level hosting package from GoDaddy is close to 30% higher than what Bluehost charges.
Bluehost is Much Faster than GoDaddy
As a company operated by Linux experts and Web experts, Bluehost understands the needs from its customers clearly, and all its web servers are well-optimized for all types of php&MySQL based applications, such as WordPress, Joomla or Drupal.
Compared with Bluehost, GoDaddy doesn’t do well in optimizing the connection between its database servers and web servers, which causes serious issues when running WordPress or Joomla (or other MySQL-based web applications) in its web servers. And we have received many complains on it from GoDaddy customers already.
Bluehost is More Reliable than GoDaddy
Both Bluehost and GoDaddy guarantee 99.9% uptime. And according to our monitoring data, Bluehost is a little bit better than GoDaddy on uptime. According to our uptime monitoring data in the past 12 months, Bluehost uptime is 99.95% and GoDaddy maintain a data at 99.81%.
Bluehost Offers Better Customer Support than GoDaddy
Bluehost is a very customer-focused company. It offers very comprehensive customer support channels for its customers, which include Online Live Chat, Toll-Free Phone Call, Online Support Ticket, Online Knowledge Center, and Customers Support Forum. It also guarantee the hold time of Live Chat and Phone Call is less than 30 seconds, which you don’t normally see from the other web hostings.
Compared with Bluehost, GoDaddy doesn’t offer Online Live Chat, it also doesn’t guarantee anything on hold time.
When to customer satisfaction rate, Bluehost has a much better record than Godaddy, and we seldom heard about the complaint of this company. However, it’s very easy to find negative reviews on their service.
Bluehost or Godaddy
Bluehost has done much better job in offering hosting service when being compared with Godaddy. If you need a high quality WordPress hosting, obviously, Bluehost is a better choice. Now, with this special promotion link offered by Bluehost, all its new customers could receive 50% off, after which the price is only $3.95/month, to know more about the deal, plesse visit www.bluehost.com or further read our Bluehost Review.