Bluehost vs Hostinger

Comparison
Порівняні варіанти Bluehost Hostinger
Ціни
16 тарифних планів хостингу 18 тарифних планів хостингу
Ціна від 2,95 ₴ / місяць 1,99 ₴ / місяць
Безкоштовний домен Так Так
Купони Ні Ні
Оцінка
2.8
4.6
Надійність 2.5
4.5
Ціни 3.0
4.5
Зручність 3.0
4.5
Техпідтримка 2.5
4.5
Можливості 3.0
4.5
Відгуки користувачів
343 відгуки 2420 відгуків
Останній позитивний відгук
User Friendly
Peter Leung,
9.2
It is easy for me to build and mountain my website while I am using the plugin and writing the post via wordpress; however, more step-by-step teaching videos will let me more easily to use, thank you!
Пользуюсь 1 месяц, пока все нравится
Vlad Pecherytsia,
10
Отзывчивая, вежливая поддержка, решает вопросы быстро и понятно объясняет. Пока все супер!
Останній негативний відгук
Questionable service and support
Robert Liroff,
5.6
Service is friendly, but overall site support is definitely mixed - not sure if the long-term price is worth it.
I am concerned that I was not alert to a feature offering me SSL layer protection for my site, the absence of wh... Розгорнути ich may have steered away potential clients. I only found out today, upon calling for a break in my site's functioning today, and inquiring about such protection, that it had been offered in my plan for a while but never turned on!
A real problem in communication with your customers. It was only due to the extremely helpful support person whom I contacted today that I satisfactorily resolved the two issues troubling my site.
Згорнути
Хостінгер - ето развод! НЕ РЕКОМЕНДУЮ!!
Алексей Федорчак,
2.0
Хостингер - это худший сервис из всех что я попробовал, абсолютно не рекомендую, это просто развод!
Дважды сняло деньги за домены которые я не продолжал, поддержка - тупая, не смогла решить проблему, дублируют мои личные данн... Розгорнути ые в своей системе и затем повторно снимают деньги.
Баги в системе
НЕ РЕКОМЕНДУЮ !!!
Згорнути
Віртуальний хостинг
4 тарифні плани від 2,95 ₴ до 119,99 ₴ 3 тарифні плани від 1,99 ₴ до 77,99 ₴
Менше 4$

Basic

2,95 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: 10 ГБ
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
  • Панель: cpanel
  • Кількість веб-сайтів 1
Переглянути тарифний план Basic

Single Shared Hosting

1,99 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: 50 ГБ
  • Пропускна здатність: 102.4 ГБ
  • Панель: other
  • Кількість веб-сайтів 1
Переглянути тарифний план Single Shared Hosting
Менше 8$

Choice Plus

4,45 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: 40 ГБ
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
  • Панель: cpanel
Переглянути тарифний план Choice Plus
Ні
Понад 10$

Pro

13,95 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: 100 ГБ
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
  • Панель: cpanel
Переглянути тарифний план Pro
Ні
VPS
3 тарифні плани від 2,95 ₴ до 119,99 ₴ 9 тарифних планів від 1,99 ₴ до 77,99 ₴
Менше 4$ Ні

Plan 1

3,49 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: 20 ГБ
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
Переглянути тарифний план Plan 1
Менше 8$ Ні

Plan 2

4,99 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: 40 ГБ
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
Переглянути тарифний план Plan 2
Понад 10$

Standard

19,99 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: 30 ГБ
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
Переглянути тарифний план Standard

Plan 4

9,99 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: 80 ГБ
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
Переглянути тарифний план Plan 4
Виділений сервер
3 тарифні плани від 2,95 ₴ до 119,99 ₴
Ні
Менше 4$ Ні Ні
Менше 8$ Ні Ні
Понад 10$

Standard

79,99 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: 512 ГБ
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
Переглянути тарифний план Standard
Ні
Хмарний хостинг
3 тарифні плани від 2,95 ₴ до 119,99 ₴ 3 тарифні плани від 1,99 ₴ до 77,99 ₴
Менше 4$ Ні Ні
Менше 8$

Starter

6,95 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: 100 ГБ
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
Переглянути тарифний план Starter
Ні
Понад 10$

Performance

8,95 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: Необмежено
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
Переглянути тарифний план Performance

Startup

9,99 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: 200 ГБ
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
Переглянути тарифний план Startup
Конструктор сайтів
3 тарифні плани від 2,95 ₴ до 119,99 ₴ 3 тарифні плани від 1,99 ₴ до 77,99 ₴
Менше 4$

BASIC

2,95 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: Необмежено
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
Переглянути тарифний план BASIC

Unleashed

3,90 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: Необмежено
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
Переглянути тарифний план Unleashed
Менше 8$ Ні Ні
Понад 10$

PRO

9,95 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: Необмежено
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
Переглянути тарифний план PRO

eCommerce

9,90 ₴ / МІС
  • Простір: Необмежено
  • Пропускна здатність: Необмежено
Переглянути тарифний план eCommerce
Data Centers
3 з 6 5 з 6
Північна Америка Так Так
Європа Так Так
Азія Так Так
Океанія Ні Так
Південна Америка Ні Так
Африка і Близький схід Ні Ні
Послуги
6 з 6 4 з 6
Онлайн-допомога Так Так
Допомога по телефону Так Так
Допомога по Email Так Так
Допомога на форумі Так Ні
Відео довідники Так Ні
База знань Так Так
CMS
5 з 6 5 з 6
WordPress Так Так
Joomla Так Так
Drupal Так Так
Magento Так Так
Softaculous Ні Ні
PrestaShop Так Так
ОС
1 з 2 2 з 2
Windows Ні Так
Linux Так Так
Мовна підтримка
4 з 8 3 з 8
PHP Так Так
Java Так Так
Python Так Ні
Node.js Ні Так
Django Ні Ні
Perl Так Ні
Ruby on Rails Ні Ні
ASP.NET Ні Ні
База даних
2 з 3 3 з 3
MongoDB Так Так
MySQL Так Так
PostgreSQL Ні Так
Спосіб оплати
2 з 6 2 з 6
PayPal Так Так
банківські картки Так Так
Skrill Ні Ні
банківський переказ Ні Ні
Webmoney Ні Ні
Bitcoin Ні Ні
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Другий

Winner

Переможець

Переможець: Hostinger

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

With technology being our present age’s front runner, it’s no surprise that practically every part of a business is conducted online. Websites and blogs, of course, are included. Web hosting is the go-to solution if you want an excellent and fast-running website or blog. And the web hosting industry is a big one.

As a result, it’s unsurprising that individuals have trouble deciding which service to choose. There are many options currently available when it comes to providers. As a result, I decided to create the Vendor vs. Vendor series. And in this installment of the series, I’ll compare two well-known web hosts: Hostinger and Bluehost. One is the cheaper choice currently accessible, while the other is the most reliable one. As a result, a question arises: is it better to pay a higher price, or is it better to pay a lower price?

So, today I will help you make a decision more readily by comparing Hostinger and Bluehost and deciding whether one is better than the other. I’ll make my decision based on speed, features, price, and other vital factors.

Let’s start!

About Today’s Providers

First, let’s get to know today’s competitors a bit more, starting with Hostinger. Hostinger is a little younger than Bluehost, being founded in 2004. It is a privately held company with over 29 million users and is based in Kaunas, Lithuania, with 178 subsidiaries worldwide. The company was initially known as Hosting Media, and it wasn’t until 2011 that it was renamed Hostinger.

In 2021, investors purchased 31% of Hostinger’s equity from employees and became members of the board of directors. With over 20,000 new users signing up every day, Hostinger is ICANN-accredited. Since its inception, Hostinger has been an enormous success.

Hostinger offers shared web hosting, cloud hosting, WordPress hosting, cPanel hosting, VPS hosting, Minecraft hosting, and CyberPanel VPS hosting. All Hostinger plans include free SSL certificates, backups, built-in caching, and other features. Online stores can also benefit from eCommerce hosting.

screenshot of Hostinger home pageNow it’s time for Bluehost. It is a private firm based in Provo, Utah, that was established in 2003. The Endurance International Group purchased it in 2010. It has amassed almost 2 million websites in its 18 years of existence. Bluehost has been a long-time supporter of WordPress, having done so for over a decade. It’s also a WordPress-approved provider.

In addition to WordPress hosting, Bluehost also offers shared hosting, virtual private servers, and dedicated server hosting, which it launched in 2013. It also provides WooCommerce hosting as well as other marketing services.

screenshot of Bluehost home pageBoth providers have a lot to offer and are among the top picks in their field; however, if you want a provider with lower prices and faster loading time, Hostinger has the right features. On the other hand, if you want a provider with unlimited resources and better support, Bluehost’s features would be a better fit for you.

But let’s not make any decisions yet, and let’s see what these two providers have to offer in more detail.

Lightning Speed – Who’s Faster?

Your website’s uptime and performance are shown in the server network. As a result, it is a critical consideration when selecting a web hosting service. It’s best to go with a web hosting provider with a high uptime and speed level. Otherwise, your website’s content will load slowly. This being said, let’s see how today’s providers do in the speed field.

Let’s start with Hostinger. The provider is pretty transparent when it comes to the location of its data centers, unlike Bluehost. Hostinger maintains data centers in the United Kingdom, the United States, the Netherlands, Singapore, Brazil, Lithuania, and Indonesia. Hostinger also allows users to change the server’s location where their data is stored once a month.

Customers can monitor the server uptime using Hostinger’s system status, which guarantees a 99.99 percent uptime. Cloudflare CDN is also available through Hostinger, ensuring that your website’s content is delivered swiftly no matter where you are.

Note: Cloudflare CDN is included with all Hostinger plans, regardless of price.  SSL Certificates are also included in all Hostinger plans at no additional charge.

Hostinger-hosted websites have an average load time of 143 ms, which is faster than most providers. This is one of the quickest response times available, and it beats the industry average of 600 ms by a long shot.

Note: The industry average response time is 600ms. Thus it would be best to opt for a provider, such as Hostinger, with a faster response time.
Note: Hostinger has one of the most well-established server networks among its competitors. Its data centers all have a 1000 Mbps connection, which assures consistent loading times.

screenshot of Hostinger siteBluehost is a global service network that offers fast and dependable web hosting to its customers. When it comes to the location of Bluehost’s servers and their number, the provider isn’t exactly forthcoming. According to reliable sources, Bluehost has data centers in Provo, Utah, Orem, Utah, Mumbai, India, London, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, and Shanghai, China.

Even though the locations of the data centers are not publicly disclosed, Bluehost automatically selects the best server for storing your data based on your geographic location. Even if you don’t know where your data is stored, this ensures that you get the most outstanding possible experience and optimization.

Note: When you sign up with Bluehost, you can select the data center where your data will be stored. After this, you cannot change the location. However, Bluehost gives free CDN to its users, so you shouldn’t be too concerned.

Now we’ll talk about speed. Bluehost offers 99.9 percent uptime. This percentage is usual for web hosting and slightly higher than the 99.59 percent industry average. As a result, it’s plausible to believe their speed is correct. As a result, the most significant possible result is 99.9 percent uptime, which Bluehost offers.

In addition, as previously indicated, Bluehost, like Hostinger, offers a free Content Delivery Network (CDN), specifically the Cloudflare CDN service, which ensures a truly high degree of performance.

Important: Your content is transferred from the closest server to your visitors when you use the Cloudflare CDN. As a result, latency is reduced, resulting in higher engagement.
Tip: Bluehost’s Cloudflare CDN suggests using a US-based server if you’re concerned about latency.

The average load time for Bluehost is 361 ms, which is regarded as outstanding and quick. However, Hostinger has a significantly faster response time.

Note: The industry average response time is 600ms, while Bluehost’s is significantly faster.

It is important to note that both providers do well in this category, as both guarantee a 99.99 percent uptime and offer CDN with every plan. However, Hostinger does a better job because it has a significantly faster average response time.

About Security

When picking a web hosting provider, security and data protection are critical considerations. This feature is more important than speed for many people because many websites, blogs, online businesses, and other services work with sensitive data that must be safeguarded from cyberattacks and backed up frequently. So, before you choose a provider, you need to know how they perform in terms of security and backup.

When it comes to these two providers, both of them offer the basic security features in their plans, such as:

  • Free Let’s Encrypt certificate installation and upgrades
  • Easy one-click Cloudflare installation
  • Basic spam protection
  • Server-level security enhancements

Also, both providers offer free SSL certificates and DDoS protection.

Note: Most providers include SSL as part of all plans, and it’s something you’ll want to take advantage of and use.

So, to see the fundamental differences between these two providers, we have to look at the more advanced features they offer.

Note: Any website security features you might need come with a price.

First up, Hostinger. Mod security, Suhosin PHP hardening, PHP open_basedir protection, and other security modules are available on Hostinger’s servers. They allow the business to provide the highest level of security currently accessible.

Free CDN, WordPress Acceleration, Cloudflare, SSH Access, and daily and weekly backups are also provided. Hostinger also has a two-factor login system in place, as well as BitNinja security for added protection.

screenshot of Hostinger's knowledge baseAs mentioned, Bluehost, like Hostinger, also offers free CDN. SiteLock is also provided by Bluehost that checks your website for malware, spyware, and other dangers daily. As a result, all corporate servers are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Anti-Spam Protection and Two-Factor Authentication are also included. SSH Access, IP Blocker, SSL/TLS, Manage API Tokens, Hotlink Protection, and SSL/TLS Status are all included in the control panel. Bluehost offers automatic WordPress updates with the latest security features, account confirmation by token for contacting customer support, daily site backups, and one-click restore from backups.

Important: Bluehost does not come with a firewall by default. If you want one, you’ll have to order one through Bluehost, which comes with a monthly fee.

screenshot of Bluehost's Website Security pageWhen it comes to security, both providers offer similar features, except that Hostinger provides more features for free than Bluehost does. However, both providers are on the same level here.

Backups are the next step, and Hostinger is the first up. Depending on the plan you choose, Hostinger can run daily or weekly backups for you. After that, you can download the backup files. As a result, you should carefully consider the plan you choose and whether it includes backup options.

Bluehost provides free daily, weekly, and monthly backups. It also allows you to recover data from backups with a single click. On the other hand, these backups aren’t assured. To ensure that their data is safe, Bluehost recommends that users create manual backups.

Another thing to keep in mind about Bluehost’s backup policy, you must purchase at least Choice Plus to receive automated backup options. Bluehost, on the other hand, would charge you $32.95 per year to do your backups.

Note: If you work with sensitive material, you should back up your files manually as often as possible or use Bluehost’s third-party backup option.
Warning: Bluehost provides no guarantees that your information will be kept safe. As a result, if you work with sensitive data, you should be in charge of backups.
Tip: Back up your data as regularly as you’d like with a third-party service like CodeGuard.

screenshot of Bluehost bannerSo, overall, neither provider really exceeds when it comes to security as they both offer basic features, which are still pretty good. However, seeing as Hostinger provides backups at a lower price, I have to say that Hostinger has the upper hand here, but only slightly.

Who’s Easier to Use?

Both providers are at the top of the list when it comes to ease of use. Because not all consumers are tech-savvy or specialists in this industry, web hosting services must be user-friendly and beginner-friendly. Let’s see if one provider outperforms the other or if it’s a draw.

Hostinger uses the hPanel control panel, which is a custom control panel. Its Site Manager provides a graphical user interface for beginners and a server control interface for developers, similar to cPanel, which Bluehost uses. hPanel is a stripped-down version of cPanel that is more user-friendly, intuitive, and accessible to beginners. You can access your WordPress dashboard and plugins with a single click.

screenshot of hPanel guideThe cPanel on Bluehost is exceptionally user-friendly. It’s well-organized and straightforward to use. Everything is clearly labeled and has a corresponding icon; all you have to do now is select the icon you want to utilize. Bluehost is in charge of the rest.

Bluehost’s cPanel is very well-integrated, and it includes a unique dashboard for novices with additional capabilities that aid website and business management.

screenshot of BlueHost dashboardSo, I will have to declare a tie for this category because, ultimately, both providers have a very user-friendly service. At the end of the day, the choice will be left for you to decide which provider you prefer based on your individual needs.

Customer Support

If a business wants to be successful, it must provide exceptional customer service. It’s no surprise that these two providers are among the finest in the industry regarding customer service. Both companies have extensive knowledge bases and can respond to any question you may have.

Hostinger provides live chat and email assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Hostinger also provides a well-organized and vast knowledge base containing tutorials and a blog, as previously noted.

screenshot of Hostinger contact us tabBluehost offers live chat, phone, forum, email assistance, video tutorials, and an extensive knowledge base, as mentioned. It has a toll-free number for phone help, and the response time is immediate, as shown in the picture below, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It does not, however, provide a feature for submitting support tickets.

screenshot of Bluehost's live chat Overall, neither provider is perfect for support, as there are things that one offers and the other doesn’t and vice versa. However, for this one, I have to give the win to Bluehost, as it has phone support. But all in all, both providers offer a reliable customer support service.

Support ChannelsBluehostHostinger
Live Chat
Phone Support
Support Tickets
Knowledge Base
24/7 Supportvia phonevia Live Chat
Email Support

Analyzing the Financials

Now that we’ve gone over the two providers’ basics, performance, and technical aspects, it’s time to look at their financial components. The number of plans available and the features included varying between these two providers. Let’s have a look at the shared hosting plans offered by the providers for the sake of simplicity.

Note: A web hosting service’s pricing is only meaningful compared to another service of comparable quality. If this isn’t the case, expect to pay more for more substantial results.

Hostinger has three shared hosting plans available, with monthly promo prices for new users. It’s important to know that the rates virtually double the promotional price when you renew your subscription. Despite the higher renewal fees, the features provided by Hostinger are pretty impressive for the price you pay. Also, Hostinger has multiple payment options available for its customers, such as PayPal, credit cards, and cryptocurrencies.

screenshot of Hostinger hosting plansBluehost is a bit more expensive. Bluehost has four different shared hosting plans available, each with a 12-month or 36-month billing period. The Choice Plus plan is the one that is suggested and offers the best value for money. After the first billing cycle, the renewal fees double, just like with Hostinger.

screenshot of Bluehost hosting plans

Important: Promotional discounts do not apply when you renew your subscription. This applies to both providers.

Overall, Hostinger outperforms the competition in terms of pricing, as it offers lower prices and more features.

When it comes to refunds, Hostinger has an industry-standard 30-day money-back guarantee.

Important: Products purchased using cryptocurrencies, tokens, or digital assets will not be refunded by Hostinger.

Bluehost offers the same 30-day money-back guarantee as Hostinger.

Note: The Bluehost refund policy does not apply to add-ons such as domain refunds.
Key Takeaway: Both businesses have appropriate return policies, showing that their products are of good quality.

Now, let’s look at the affiliate programs of Hostinger and Bluehost.

You can make money with Hostinger by referring to successful signups, such as web hosting sales. It’s free to sign up, and it’s a quick and straightforward process. All you have to do is make an account, fill a form, and wait for your account to be verified. After you’ve been verified, you’ll receive a referral link that you may use to promote Hostinger products. The commissions you receive can increase once you start making 15-20 sales every month.

screenshot of Hostinger affiliate pageFor each eligible hosting sale that their affiliates make, Bluehost pays a commission to their new affiliates. The registration process is straightforward and free. In just a few minutes, you can sign up for an affiliate program and begin making money. Bluehost accepts approximately 95 percent of all applications. Bluehost will send you a unique affiliate link when you’ve been accepted, which you may use to promote Bluehost on social media and your website. The best part is that you can earn as much in commissions as you desire. By providing targeted campaigns, promotional tools, and accurate tracking, Bluehost will make the process even easier for you. Payments are made using PayPal 45-60 days after the sales are made at the month’s end.

screenshot of Bluehost affiliate pageThe affiliate programs of these two providers are excellent, and many people use them. So, be sure that you’ll earn money regardless of whose program you choose.

So, when I look at this category overall, I am confident that Hostinger is the winner as it has lower prices for both new users and renewals. Also, the fact that both providers offer similar features yet Hostinger has lower prices than Bluehost is another reason why Hostinger takes this win.

Main Features

For simplicity, let’s put the main features these two providers offer in one place.

BluehostHostinger
  • WordPress installation and upgrades are done automatically
  • Easy WordPress staging sites
  • Microsoft Office 365 available for download
  • Login credentials must be configured securely
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • Managed WordPress hosting with a staging environment
  • There are hundreds of WordPress themes to choose from
  • Both the Plus and Choice Plus plans allow you to create an unlimited number of websites at no additional cost
  • Bluehost has powerful uptime statistics, with a 99.9 percent uptime rating.
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • Recommended by WordPress
  • Offers phone support which can make solving problems easier
  • It provides a lot of disk space
  • Unlimited emails
  • Drag-and-drop website builder
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Unlimited disk storage
  • WordPress Acceleration (LSCWP)
  • Automated backups
  • 99.9 percent uptime
  • Free domains on all accounts except for the Single Shared plan
  • Free and auto-renewable SSL certs,      
  • Free domain name only on Premium and Business plans
  • Free Cloudflare CDN on Business plans
  • A limited number of one-click installs (proprietary Auto Installer)
  • Spam protection on WordPress plans
  • Weekly backups on the Premium and daily backups on the Business plan
  • Multilingual customer support

Overall Summary of Categories

CategoryBluehostHostinger
Ease of useSmoothly integrated cPanel with a custom dashboardCustom hPanel with simple integration
Uptime99.9 %99.99 %
SecurityAnti-Spam Protection, Two-Factor Authentication, SiteLockFree CDN, WordPress Acceleration, Cloudflare, SSH Access, daily and weekly backups, two-factor login system, BitNinja security
Response time361ms143ms
Support24/7 live chat and Phone24/7 live chat and support tickets
More Features

And The Crown Goes to – Hostinger!

The comparison between these two providers was quite a close call. And although Hostinger won in most of the categories, Bluehost was right at its heels, not far behind.

However, there can only be one winner, and today the winner is Hostinger, seeing as it did better in almost every aspect of today’s race. Still, I have to point out that the final decision rests on you and your specific needs.

So, Hostinger is the best option if you’re new to the field, looking for low prices and quick loading times.

On the other hand, Bluehost is for those who want unlimited resources like bandwidth, storage, websites, and better support.