Bluehost vs Hostgator – Is Hostgator or Bluehost Right For You?

A good piece of advise if you are thinking of #bluehost. I started hosting with them in may 2013. Just after a couple of months, my websites were down for more than 3 days. The only way to communicate with them was through Facebook. It may happen with any server, but their inability to communicate with the clients but only through Facebook is really sad. I started getting problems with my emails slowly. The emails from different domains/ different email accounts will stay in the outbox for hours before leaving. I sent them emails about it. They will reply back to me but the thread will be missing. They will keep asking silly question in their reply after a day or two. I never had any email problem sorted. I moved 5 domains to new hosting. I just do not want any other to get into this nightmare; hence wasting my time and writing this. WHen you google for #bluehost Bad service, there are many Davids, and Sharma’s talking so nicely about #bluehost in their blogs aor Hosting review sites. Beware!


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This video compares Bluehost vs Hostgator and discusses the differences between these two leading website hosting providers.

I’ve used both and can highly recommend either one. It’s just a matter of personal preference when it comes down to the one you choose. They both have excellent customer service and technical support, all for a very affordable price.

Bluehost vs Hostgator – Find Out Whether Hostgator or Bluehost Is Right For You!


  • Joseph Lautier
    Posted at 17:17h, 09 January

    I fully agree with your comparison aa I reached the same conclusion in my recent post on my blog

  • WebsitesMadeSimple
    Posted at 22:54h, 07 May

    I'm glad this was helpful for you.

    I agree. From everything I've read, and from my own personal experience, these are the best two companies.

    I use Hostgator currently and the only drawback I can see with Bluehost is that they don't have monthly plans.

    It might be worth it to make the switch from Weebly to WordPress. If you decide to go that route, there are some good articles that will tell you how to do that.

  • Lannister
    Posted at 12:39h, 12 June

    Hostigator is a cheapass host. I rather pay $10 more/year and go on bluehost. They has better servers/technology. If you want to run a small blog or smthing pretty small site feel free to use Hostigator too.

  • Asgeir Overby
    Posted at 11:11h, 28 July

    Mister, thank you for comparison; I have been checking out Bluehost, they offer $3.95 a month 3 years paid in advance. But thereupon they charge extra for some small services, that raise the price more than $3 a month. So I wonder …
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  • Anthony Godinho
    Posted at 20:06h, 28 July

    Good comparison and review. So in terms of domains, both provide unlimited domain hosting, but I'm assuming you still have to pay for the domains one needs. So let's say I need to host 10 domain names, I can host all these on both Hostgator and Bluehost, but I still have to pay for each domain that I purchase? Thanks!

  • WebsitesMadeSimple
    Posted at 03:55h, 29 July

    Hi Anthony,

    Good question! Thanks for asking it.

    You're exactly right. You have to pay for each domain that you register, but you can host as many as you want for the same monthly hosting price.

    Bluehost actually gives you one free domain for the first year, with the only drawback that you have to pay 1 year in advance and don't have the option of monthly payments.

    Good luck with your decision.


  • WebsitesMadeSimple
    Posted at 04:03h, 29 July

    Hi Asgeir,

    Great questions about the add-on services.

    You absolutely don't need the other services they're offering. All you need to pay for is the hosting. I've never purchased any of those extra services, and never had a problem.

    So I would just uncheck those, and only pay for the hosting fee.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.


  • Anthony Godinho
    Posted at 14:01h, 29 July

    Hi Todd, thanks for taking the time to answer my question. It's much appreciated – cheers!

  • Rajeem Cariazo
    Posted at 15:29h, 02 August

    bluehost is the most reputable webhost

  • J Key
    Posted at 16:10h, 02 August

    server always down

  • WebsitesMadeSimple
    Posted at 03:40h, 03 August

    Hi Rajeem,

    I completely agree with you. From my own personal experience, and everything else I've read around the web. Bluehost is one of the best shared hosting providers in the industry.

    Thanks for taking the time to add your two cents. 🙂

  • Rajeem Cariazo
    Posted at 15:22h, 12 September

    no, they aren't, the sister company of bluehost is hostmonster

  • WebsitesMadeSimple
    Posted at 04:06h, 14 September

    You're right Rajeem. Bluehost is a very reputable company.

  • Steve Paul
    Posted at 07:18h, 13 December

    HostGator are rip off merchants. I emailed them prior to the expiry date of my hosting package to say I did not wish to renew. However they still went ahead and charged my credit card. When I contacted them to ask for a refund they only refunded the cost of the package and not the $35 sales tax they had charged me. So far, after 4 weeks of emailing them to ask for a refund on the sales tax they have just completely ignored my emails.
    So now I have emailed them to tell them I do not wish to renew my domain name which still has 11 months to run but again they have ignored me. Worst company ever. DO NOT USE HOSTGATOR  

  • Michael Dooley
    Posted at 20:02h, 07 January

    Interesting…I came across this review obviously biased toward Bluehost. It looks like Bluehost finally is coming through with an Any Time Money Back gauruntee.  Thoughts?

  • Sasha zabyv
    Posted at 19:41h, 23 February

    I just did a price comparison, and with domain registration hostgator is roughly 2$ cheaper than bluehost…. so no big deal

  • Michael Potter
    Posted at 10:39h, 03 October

    Bluehost  customer support is crap! my site got malwared and BH wanted 45 bucks to clean it, I paid and my site was attacked again within 15 minutes I complained but they insisted on another 45 bucks. When I again complained they suggested I get another hosting company..and quick! they then deleted my sites! I went back to Hostgator and they reinstalled my sites and cleaned them for nothing. In my view HG is the #1 option if your just starting. Get a Baby Account, I think its around 7 bucks a month. Hope this helps

  • Zoubida Tanger
    Posted at 00:37h, 30 November

    l have already one website with Hostgator.
    20$ domain name + hosting after that we have to pay 10$ each month right ?
    My question is can l create 2 or 3 website without paying again 20$ with the same website that l have right now ?

  • Nick Lee
    Posted at 15:34h, 17 February

    It doesn't matter which one you go with, They are both owned by the same company.

    Posted at 00:08h, 08 April

    Bluehost is not allowing addon domains in their linux hosting. Check up tahe cpanel provided for linux hosting of Bluehost.

  • Lennart Linde
    Posted at 13:48h, 18 July

    Great Video, but the intro/outro is way too loud if your using headphones.

  • Donna Brooks
    Posted at 21:33h, 17 October

    It's interesting that in the very same comments section, Michael Potter talks about his horrible experience w/ Bluehost customer service, while further down the page, Steve Paul and Doug Johns talk about all the problems they've had with Hostgator. It is so hard for this newbie to make a decision. It seems to me that the free domain name for the first year from Bluehost saves more money than a 25% discount on hosting from Hostgator, and the speed & page loading time is better. On the other hand, Hostgator has a 45-day refund policy while Bluehost has only a 30-day refund policy I like that Hostgator is powered by wind energy too. That's the socially responsible thing for an energy-intensive company to do. And such a high level of uptime is appealing too.

  • tuluca tango
    Posted at 21:01h, 19 October

    Good review

  • m1s73r4nd3rs0n
    Posted at 05:08h, 11 February

    "Two Different Web Hosting Providers" now that's not a very accurate perspective !
    Bluehost & Hostgator have both been bought out by the same company, which is Endurance International Group and look who else they've aquired:
    A Small Orange,
    SEO WebHosting,
    Justhost & thereby Hostclear,
    Apollo Hosting
    Personally I wouldn't recommend going with a host that is part of a global corporate host-eating-machine like EIG !!!
    That kind of business is BAD for EVERYONE !
    and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Says it all, really. They've "eaten up" at least 212 companies and at the very least as many as 30 of those are hosting companies and at least 90 are web/networking related.. Some peole might think that's a good thing, since with such a big company they ain't gonna go bust anytime soon are they (even though that never prevented the collapse of Barings, Enron, WorldCom Inc, Gen Motors, Lehman Brothers, American Airlines, MF Global, PG&E, Thornburg Mortgage, Chrysler, Conseco, CIT Group and Washington Mutual, all multi billion dollar companies with a combined
    worth of well over $1.5 trillion, yes that's trillion !) Pardon the pun, but I wouldn't bank on it.

    The point is, all this company does is just eat up other companies and so their goal is profiteering. The technical services they offer, the customer service and the usefulness to the wider internet community is either secondary or nil. Prime focus here is money by a huge percentage and so much so that they really do not care that much about the secondary areas, but it is those secondary areas that are so important, vital in fact, to their customers. Is it really such a good idea to have a single monstrous hosting company that will eventually completely wipe out all the competition or at best two or three super massive black holes that the internet fall into. If all hosting falls under a few large corporations then there's a way of controlling the internet and the internet is the the single best opportunity for the human race to remain free. Medicine and healthcare is almost totally in the hands of corporates, food manufacturing and distribution: the same, education is well and truly on its way to becoming a tool of propaganda and the mass media, well, that really has been wrapped up for decades. Oh ! Hostgator's shit so I switched to Bluehost, then Justhost and now I'm with A Small Orange, Whoopie !!! At least there's choice out there eh ? Well there is but it seems as soon as any hosting company gets to be decent they sell out. Where are the Whatsapp's of the hosting world ? Yes I know Whatsapp sold itself to zuckerburg (for, whatwasit ? $19billion) but the whole point of whatsapp was NO Advertising and I'm pretty sure there was a clause in the contract that whatsapp, following acquisition, would remain ad-free and it still is. So, I suppose someone like Koum, being absolutely totally loaded having $7billion in facebook shares and able to raise $274 million by selling a mere 4% of them (like he did just recently) he could just get rid of EIG by buying them.

  • Luis Nogales
    Posted at 00:55h, 18 February

    im very interested in blue host but what really worries me is that malware that could happen , does host gator offer malware protect for free ?

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