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Choosing the right web host for hosting your website is of immense importance. It plays a major role in the success of the website once it is live. Starting from downtime, performance at peak hours to security and maintenance, everything is dependent on the web host you choose. There is an array of web hosting companies available online to woo you with their plans and offers. But the two foremost goliaths in the web hosting world are Bluehost and GoDaddy. Today, we are going to give you a detailed comparison of Bluehost Vs GoDaddy and let you decide which one is the best for you.

Choosing the right web host for hosting your website is of immense importance. It plays a major role in the success of the website once it is live. Starting from downtime, performance at peak hours to security and maintenance, everything is dependent on the web host you choose. There is an array of web hosting companies available online to woo you with their plans and offers. But the two foremost goliaths in the web hosting world are Bluehost and GoDaddy. Today, we are going to give you a detailed comparison of Bluehost Vs GoDaddy and let you decide which one is the best for you.

Bluehost Vs GoDaddy Hosting Review

Both the web host started operating at the same time between 1996 and 1997, and therefore, they have the same experience in the hosting world. The main focus of Bluehost is on its web hosting services while GoDaddy is equally focused on web hosting and domain registration. In fact, GoDaddy is the world’s largest domain name registrar.

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Uptime

Uptime is the time the website is live and accessible. Ideally, your website should be live and available every second. However, some websites have minor downtime when the website is not accessible by the users. Therefore, downtime leads to bad user experience. It is totally dependent on the web host. Both Bluehost and GoDaddy promise 99.99% uptime. But in reality, only Bluehost delivers what it promises while GoDaddy’s uptime can come down to 99.85% as observed through various surveys. Therefore, with Bluehost, you can have the peace of mind with almost no downtime.

Winner – Bluehost

Speed

Speed or loading time of a website is the time it takes to get loaded completely and be fully visible to the users. The longer it takes to load, the more frustrated the users will get and leave your website. A slow website causes a bad user experience and low ranking on the sear engines. There are various tools available to measure the speed of a website like Pingdom and GTMetrix. After continuous testing, it has been found that Bluehost performs better than GoDaddy. On an average, websites hosted on Bluehost are taking less than 0.3s while that of GoDaddy is around 0.7s. This is mostly because Bluehost has better inbuilt caching mechanism than GoDaddy.

Winner – Bluehost

Performance

The performance of a web host is somewhat dependent on the plan you choose. If you choose dedicated servers, you can check the resources like processor, RAM, and compare directly and GoDaddy is better for this. For the shared hosting services, Bluehost runs on AMD powered centers, and it uses the exclusive CPU segregation technology for better performance. On the other hand, GoDaddy runs on Intel Core i7 processor. Both of them are equally effective in providing powerful performance, but Bluehost has a slight edge with its exclusive technology to improve performance from time to time.

Winner – Bluehost

Customer Support

The customer support is a major factor in choosing a web host. There are going to be issued at times where you will need the support of the technical team from the web host to fix it as soon as possible. Both the companies offer support services 24/7 throughout the year.  Even though GoDaddy has an award-winning customer support team, it is Bluehost which is more reliable. The wait time in live chat and ticket response is the least in Bluehost, and you can get a faster solution to your problem. However, the knowledgebase of GoDaddy is more vast, and you can go through that to solve your issues by yourself. As far as instant help goes, Bluehost wins but if you are talking about self-help GoDaddy is better.

Miscellaneous

Backup – Every website needs to a backup service to recover the website instantly in unforeseen circumstances. For Bluehost users, the backup facility is available at free of cost, and it automatically backs up the website weekly. However, for GoDaddy users, the backup facility is charged at $1.99 per month.

cPanel – If you are doing the web hosting yourself, you will find some difficulties on Bluehost as the cPanel is slightly complicated as compared to GoDaddy. Besides, as far as CMS and various other installations go, GoDaddy has a friendlier interface in comparison to Bluehost.

Refund Policy – There could be times when you may never up choosing a wrong web host because what you expected may not turn out to be a reality once you start using it. Therefore, the refund policy is very important from a buyer’s perspective. Both the web hosts offer 30 days refund but GoDaddy has more reputation in processing the refund faster and as promised.

As far as the bandwidth goes, both of them offer unlimited bandwidth which means your website will be able to handle heavy traffic without crashing. Moreover, you get a free domain name with most of the plans from both.

Plans And Pricing

First of all, there are more plans offered by GoDaddy than Bluehost. Secondly, most of the plans of GoDaddy in the Shared hosting, VPS hosting and Dedicated hosting are cheaper than Bluehost. However, you need to compare the specifications minutely to suit your requirement.

WordPress Hosting – Bluehost offers 3 plans against GoDaddy’s 4 plans. Bluehost offers more storage space and does not limit on monthly visitors. Free SSL certificate is available for the basic plan of Bluehost. Moreover, you get free marketing credits with any plan of Bluehost. Except for the basic plan which is for one website, with Plus and Choice Plus plan, you can host an unlimited website on Bluehost. However, setting up your website on WordPress through GoDaddy’s interface is far easier with temporary domain name option.

Winner – Bluehost

Shared Hosting – Bluehost offers 3 plans against GoDaddy’s 4 plans as usual. In comparison, GoDaddy offers cheaper plans. The basic plan is better for Bluehost, but except that, GoDaddy has better specifications. The Deluxe is of best value, but the Ultimate plan is killer with its various perks for better performance.

Winner – GoDaddy

VPS Hosting – Bluehost only offers Linux VPS while GoDaddy offers both Linux and Windows. GoDaddy’s plans and pricing have more flexibility for the users to choose from. For the basic plan, GoDaddy is better with a limited budget. However, Bluehost offers far more storage space in each plan in comparison which is highly it clearly wins.

Winner – Bluehost

Dedicated Hosting – GoDaddy is a clear winner due to cheaper and more plans to choose from. The processing power is higher with more RAM and unlimited bandwidth. Bluehost has limits in bandwidth and offers less storage space.

Winner – GoDaddy

As far as cloud hosting goes, Bluehost is the leader in the web hosting world and therefore, it is useless to compare with GoDaddy.

Conclusion

While choosing any web host, you have to check the performance, speed, uptime, customer support, along with plans and their details. If you are starting a small business with limited budget, GoDaddy is a better option for you as the plans are cheaper. Besides, GoDaddy is the most preferred web host of small and medium enterprises. However, if you want your web host to be the best in almost all parameters irrespective of the pricing, Bluehost is the clear winner.

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