We compare bluehost and webhostinghub based hosting plan features, server performance, scalability, price and customer support. The both companies have been very hot in hosting industry because they're rated top in lots of webmaster forums and community websites. In order to get a detailed understanding of their pros & cons, we have personally signed up accounts, host test web service and do monitoring from different periods of the day. It should help you determine the proper hosting plan when comparing they two.
Brief introduction of bluehost
Started in 2002, bluehost(www.bluehost.com) has done great success based their leading technologies and trustable customer support. Their founder Matt Heaton is a core developer of linux kernel. For over 10 years, bluehost is featured with a single shared hosting plan with everything unlimited and support for SSH access. They're actually the very first company who can proudly offer such facilities. In 2011, the company was merged into but everything kept the same and even better because all hardware equipments are served in their own state-of-the-art data centers.
Quick understanding of webhostinghub
A sister brand of InMotionHosting, webhostinghub(www.webhostinghub.com) is a kind of new to many people. Although they had began to offer hosting service since 2004, there's no much popularity received. Their burst growth was started in 2008 when their team leaders put heavy marketing tactics. Webhostinghub is now recognized the standard choice for affordable and high performance shared hosting plan. For very a long time, their site only provides a single hosting solution, since the end of 2013, their team had offered Nitro upgrade and other two upgrade solutions. Everything should be ready in few months later.
Features comparison – Both win
The both companies are well known for their single shared hosting plans with everything unlimited. People get unlimited for disk space, number of hosted domains, email accounts and mysql databases. Clients also get a free domain name registration for the first year. The only difference is about the management portal. Webhostinghub provides standardsupport while bluehost provides deeply customized cpanel service that simplified the process in managing billing, website and support. Actually this cpanel system is applied to all cpanel hosting brands like justhost.
Server scalability – Bluehost wins
Webhostinghub currently provides shared hosting only no matter what the upgrade option is. Their Nitro and future Dynamo plans are still under shared environment. The difference is they will allocated more resources to your hosting account. You can't really tell how different it is comparing to their default plan.
Bluehost is different. Since 20013, bluehost provided cloud VPS and dedicated server plans at very competitive price. Except for their multiple upgrade options, they're also provide instant provision for your server. Means your server is ready once payment is confirmed because everything is scheduled from their cloud system, they don't have to involve manual action. The leading advantage with bluehost is they have their own data center space which is configured by modern technologies. Their data center is also supporting most other EIG cpanel servers.
Server performance – Webhostinghub wins
From the last 3 months uptime and response time monitoring, webhostinghub is much faster and stable than bluehost. That might be because of the mass migration in bluehost datacenters. Especially when migration started for hostgator servers, it brought serious downtime for the entire network. Just from the end of 2013, another outage occured again and brought down a large scale websites.
On the other hand, servers on webhostinghub are pretty stable and responding fast. During the last 5 years, their group leaders have tried to co-operate with many data center and CDN providers to reduce slowness. Their people also configured Max speed zone among different data centers so website will be connected by most nearby networks. Such advantage is not available from any other company.
Customer Support – Both win
They both provide 24*7*365 live person support in multiple channels and even for different support departments. Based our monitoring and testing at different periods of the day, all their support departments are set online. What most important is they indeed provide helpful assistance. For issues that don't take long time fix, their support will try to help out as much as they can. This is what impressed us mostly.
Price – Webhostinghub wins
The both sites shows up pretty affordable price. But please note, the promotional price is only for 3 years prepaying. But no matter if you choose to register one year or three years in advance, webhostinghub provides much better deal. Currently, they're promoting the best offer for $1.95/mo for the first 3 months.