Web hosting services is very critical when it comes to building websites. Cheap web hosting has been identified to be beneficial to small businesses as it gives them an opportunity to generate enough traffic while at the same time saving on cost. The debate about which web hosting provider offers the best hosting services will continue for awhile because of the different opinions from the users. In this article, we’ll try to review both Bluehost and GoDaddy in a bid to try and come up with an outright winner. We’ll compare their services and some of the incentives these hosting companies use to lure their customers.
You cannot convincingly use price to differentiate these two mainly for two reasons. The first one is because; they both offer frequent special offers. That basically means that their pricing is at no point going to align especially in the short run. The second reason is that they both now offer tiers of service wen it comes to their shared hosting plan. A few years ago Bluehost was known for offering only 1 tier-unlimited everything for 1 price. This has so far changed. Bluehost still offers the single plan under the name ”Plus.” The new tiers are made up of super cheap but unlimited Starter plan and a Business Pro tier endowed with a number of domain upsells. The only difference existing price wise between these two is that they both offer different tiering focus for each.
Long term (after say a year) Bluehost is cheaper when compared to GoDaddy. It is always cheaper for what you are to get in features. For example, their Plus plan is generally offered at $9.99 per month. The plan features unlimited database, storage and domain mapping. However, if you register yourself with the site for a longer time period, you’ll enjoy a monthly discounted price of $3.49 for Bluehost hosting. On the other hand, GoDaddy is cheaper with specials for a small web site looking for super dirt cheap hosting services.
Whenever you sign up for a web hosting service, you are not signing up for a website. Instead, you are given the backend of a server. In as much as it is not user-friendly to operate, an individual should be able to learn how to manage and install their accounts even without necessarily having to learn programming.
Bluehost uses the so called cPanel as the backend. The cPanel has been identified as the industry’s standard backend. A typical cPanel should come with an unpolished interface that is straightforward to use. In 2014, Bluehost rebranded their backend and brought with it a whole new look. They have organised the backend and introduced different tabs that basically reduce the appearance of clutter. A number of educational options have also been added to enhance the users’ experience.
GoDaddy also uses the standard cPanel but this was after the GoDaddy’s Fall 2013 rebrand. Initially, GoDaddy had a propriety backend that was even sleeker and more straightforward than the cPanel. However, with time, it became more frustrating and limiting to users.
After the rebrand, these two web hosting services are more or less the same. Bluehost is slightly better in terms of its small educational touches while GoDaddy wins over Bluehost with its smooth integration of their heavily used products.
Both companies are well aware of the importance of an efficient customer service. They are all equipped with deep knowledgebase and FAQs and offer 24/7 chart, phone and email services to their customers. The difference comes with the wait time; Bluehost has 3 minutes wait time while GoDaddy has 11 minute phone wait time.
When comparing the two in terms of customer support, Bluehost is definitely the winner. GoDaddy offers adequate support service but Bluehost is known for its fast, reliable and fabulous services. With Bluehost, you can rest be assured of a great experience whether on call, via email or through their live chart sessions.
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Bluehost Vs. GoDaddy: Conclusion
Their seams to be a little difference existing between GoDaddy and Bluehost. Head on head, these two are almost on the same level but at the end of the day when little things tend to matter, Bluehost emerges top.