Blog hosting comparison has been a task and an activity for bloggers and web-masters, especially the ones who’re just new in the town. That said, this post will hold a ‘match’ between Bluehost vs Godaddy and finally come to a conclusion whether or not to choose one of the two, and the reason for the same. At the end, it’s your own choice whether you would like to choose GoDaddy or Bluehost.
To let you know (before you come up with any questions) – I’d been using Godaddy for about a year, and have also used Bluehost for a few months. This comparison, hence, contains my own opinions for the companies mentioned above. Following are my observations during my usage.
Which Is More Convenient?
As I mentioned in my previous article that one reason for me to use Godaddy as the first host ever was the flexibility of the management of every element inside an account. Be it the domain manager, file manager, emails manager, database manager or any other manager – Godaddy provides an excellent control panel to make it quite easy for the users to understand everything. At many instances, you’ll find quick tips on what it is and how does it work. Therefore, it should be more feasible for new users to use Godaddy.
Bluehost, also, has a very well designed control panel. If compared to Hostgator, it is much better to navigate. Even though it uses the same platform as Hostgator i.e. cPanel for controlling and handling all the hosting requirements, it makes it much more easier for the users to navigate around the different platforms. Compared to GoDaddy, which doesn’t make the use of cPanel for its shared hosting plans, Bluehost is almost similar to it.
Winner - It’s a draw.
Installation Of Apps/Software
As mentioned in the previous comparison, Godaddy provides a clear and visible area where applications such as WordPress, Joomla etc. can be installed with one click.
On the other hand, Bluehost has the same way when it comes to the installation of software. A sector in the cPanel titled ‘Services’ contains the leading apps, from where they can be installed.
Winner - It’s a draw.
As you know, this is one factor that gets the highest priority when it comes to hosting. No matter how good or bad the other factors are, the performance completely stands out from other factors.
Godaddy has been pointed at many times for getting millions of sites down – sometimes together! In the previous article (link in the beginning of this article), I’ve mentioned about an incident which led people leave GoDaddy. That incident was responsible for getting millions of sites down for almost a full day! This not only made it loose thousands of potential customers, but also the current customers.
Bluehost hasn’t had any such major server crashes so far. This gives it a major attention because that’s what every site owner wants – no downtime no matter what. Also, many have experienced that the blog’s loading speed has been better with Bluehost than Godaddy.
Winner – Bluehost.
One more factor that matters for most of the users. The following table compares the pricing of Bluehost vs Godaddy. Please read it carefully, as one might be very beneficial for you depending on the requirement(s). Many believe that Godaddy charges a higher price than Bluehost, but isn’t worth it because they are getting better features and services in Bluehost for a lesser price!
The above prices clearly show that with a lesser price, Bluehost offers better features than Godaddy. While Godaddy limits the email accounts to 500, Bluehost permits unlimited email accounts, and same is the case for the space.
Winner – Bluehost
Undoubtedly, GoDaddy has by far been the best domain registrar for millions. Not only does it provide the domains for cheap, but also gives amazing deals with the purchase of domains. Deals such as “Buy a .com and get a .info free!” are very usual for Godaddy. You might want to check out all the deals that GoDaddy offers for domain registration. Please visit using the button below.
Bluehost, on the other side, doesn’t have any good deals for domain names. All the domains, regardless of what it is (e.g. .biz, .net, .com etc.) are priced at the same amount, and that is $12.
Winner – GoDaddy
GoDaddy, to my experience, has given great support. Not only do they call you back if your phone is disconnected unexpectedly, but they also send you an email about the broken conversation. Hence, you don’t need to start the whole matter again. Also, GoDaddy has a huge base of documentation which answers almost all the simple queries. And other queries are answered in the GoDaddy Support Forums.
Bluehost has one feature that everyone wants – live chat support. Yes, when compared Bluehost vs Godaddy, Godaddy doesn’t have a live support feature which makes it difficult for the users to get their questions solved. Bluehost also has a calling,email ticket system and a forum, just like GoDaddy. But yet, the live chat facility just gives more weight to the support center of Bluehost.
Winner – Bluehost (by some distance.)
Winding Up – Who Wins?
After all those competitions mentioned above, we can clearly see that the results between Bluehost vs Godaddy are as follows.
- Two Draws
- GoDaddy Wins One (1)
- BlueHost Wins Three (3)
Therefore, the winner is Bluehost and the main factors that made it a winner are the performance quality and the pricing offered. But when it comes to domains, GoDaddy should be the first choice for users like me.
By now you should’ve read a comparison between three hosting service providers i.e. GoDaddy, Bluehost and Hostgator.