Bluehost and SiteGround are two web hosting providers that have a very strong presence in the shared hosting market. And as a consumer, it’s really quite difficult to choose between the two as both offers all the essential features.
Which is why we have came up with this comparison article which sets aside Bluehost and SiteGround as two entirely different shared hosting providers. This will make it easier for you to choose.
Bluehost and SiteGround both offers three different plans with their shared hosting package. And it’s quite clear that Bluehost is the cheaper option as their plan starts at $2.75 per month and does not exceed $5.45 per month.
SiteGround is slightly more expensive with plan starting from $3.95 per month up to $11.95 per month.
Bluehost offers 50GB of storage space for their cheapest plan and unmetered storage space for the other plans. SiteGround on the other hand offers 10GB, 20GB and 30GB for their respective plans.
This makes Bluehost to be on the lead for both price and storage space.
SiteGround has made it clear in all their plans on the monthly visits each and every plan is able to handle. Their cheapest plan is able to handle 10,000 monthly visits and their most expensive plan is able to handle 100,000 monthly visits.
Bluehost on the other hand does not include this information in their plans. So we did reach out to them and they said all their shared hosting plans has been capped to handle 200,000 monthly visits.
Once again, Bluehost has stick the landing.
Web loading performance
SiteGround offers it’s users with datacenter options. This means that you get to choose a datacenter location that is close to your website’s visitors. This makes your website load faster for your visitors.
The datacenter locations include Singapore, London, Amsterdam and Chicago.
Bluehost does not have this option. And their datacenter is only located in Utah which means that a website with visitors outside of the United States will load slower than the average website loading time.
This is where Bluehost ends it’s winning streak.
Free domain name
Although Bluehost slack in the web loading performance field, they still manage to make it up with a free domain name. That’s right — all Bluehost’s shared hosting plans comes with 1 free domain name registration that is worth $15.
SiteGround does not offer you a free domain name registration.
Bluehost has streamlined the process of creating a website with their custom user interface. In other words, their user interface is very intuitive.
SiteGround on the other hand still does it the old fashion way which can be a little confusing for beginners.
This is the only thing that is common between both Bluehost and SiteGround. They both offer an outstanding quality of support.
You can reach them 24/7 of the time in various ways including live chat, phone and via the ticketing system.
Bluehost is clearly the better option based on the above reasonings. Although Bluehost fail in the web loading performance field, there are certain actions which can be taken in order to improve it such as implementing CDN and caching features.