|Host||Host Name||More Info||Pricing||Support: 24/7 Phone||Support: Live Chat||Support: Email/Ticket||Uptime||Server Response Time||Free Domain or Transfer||Disk Space (GB)||Unlimited Bandwidth||Websites on 1 Account||Data Backups||Email Addresses||Free Migration||Windows Servers||cPanel||MySQL Databases||Subdomains||FTP accounts||Free Website Builders||1-Click Application Installs||Advertising Credits||Money Back Guarantee|
|Bluehost||Visit Site Special Offers||$3.95||100%||320ms||50GB||1||5||Paid Option Only||Yes, Enhanced cPanel||25||25||Unlimited||None||30 Day|
|Godaddy||Visit Site Special Offers||$4.99||99.89%||784ms||100GB||1||Unlimited||No||Yes||10 x 1 GB||25||50||No||45 Days for annual products |
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Godaddy wins: 3
Bluehost wins: 10
You can be rest assured that no matter which host you decide to go with: both are great hosting companies. Godaddy was established in 1999 and Bluehost in 2003. They have stood the test of time and survived long enough to be doing something right.
Now you have already seen the comparison chart and you know Bluehost beats out Godaddy 3 to 1. But if any reason were the most important, it would be performance and support. Both provide great support. Godaddy not providing ticket support anymore would put off a few people. Sometimes it’s just easier to submit a ticket and go while you do other things. Instead of having to get on the phone or sit in a live chat and wait. Sometimes people can simply write out their issues clearer than they can speak them. Either way, both provide great support so you can’t go wrong with either one.
Uptime and Server Response Time are 2 big factors. You will find tons of complaints online for Godaddy slow servers or sites. Go ahead, do a search and you will find endless complaints! Neither of these companies are without downtime. Out of 17157 IP’s that Bluehost services. Only 7 of them were reported to have gone down during the Nov 29, 2015 – Dec 28, 2015. Godaddy’s was 10417 with 13 reported to have gone done. Each IP usually has about 20-40 sites hosted on it. You definitely want to go with the host that is going to keep you up at all times. That’s Bluehost, especially when it’s during the biggest shopping season of the year.
Bluehost also reports faster load times at a speed of 320ms. Compared to Godaddy chugging along at a speed of 784ms. 0.564 seconds may not seem like that big of a difference. But it is especially when it is part of Google’s ranking algorithm. Which decides where your site is ranked in the search results.
If you’re still not convinced? Check out how both of these hosting providers stack up against 9 other hosting providers. Just to mention a few of who they will be competing with is Hostgator and 1and1. See who stands out among the rest when they’re compared side by side. Who wins in speed and performance in a WordPress environment?