Either you’re a web design newbie looking out for the best web hosting service you can work with or you’re a guru at the trade of designing websites for your clients, you will agree with me that it is important to keep abreast of the slight advantages one web hosting service can offer you better than others.
It is not an easy task choosing which one to go with especially when you have two interesting offers vying for your attention.
That is why in this article I will make it easier by reviewing Bluehost Vs Godaddy and help you with good reason on which one you should choose.
General Overview Of The Hosting Plan Under Consideration
Godaddy is known arguably to be the world’s largest domain name registrar. It also gives traction to the biggest cloud space for individuals and independent & small companies.
GoDaddy was founded in 1997 by Bob Parsons and is a publicly owned website hosting company and internet domain registrar with over 63 million domain names under their belt of management. GoDaddy is quite a large market share holder.
Bluehost India is a leading cloud-based service provider that makes it possible for small and medium sized companies to establish a robust web presence for themselves.
Their packages give you freedom to buy either from their servers in India, advised for businesses with an audience in India because you get faster speeds on your website or on the US servers where you still get great value.
Bluehost India guarantees that as a client, you’ll get the same world class service that is tailored for businesses and individuals in India backed up with 10 years-plus of experience and continuous advancement in web products.
Bluehost India has in-depth customer interface and control panel that places you in command and this is effective in helping you build your brands strong and effective presence online.
#2. Bluehost And Godaddy Plans
- Standard: This plan is cool enough for web-design beginners because it offers inbuilt attributes that make for easy implementation of your website with a little technical knowledge needed. The plan affords you the opportunity to host only one website with an unlimited bandwidth. You get unlimited disk space; unlimited data transfer includes global CDN and works on high-performance servers.
The server load can only be below the CPU throttle limit. Your data is definitely safe because all Bluehost India plans are backed up every 5 days. As basic as it is, you get unlimited email accounts and also unlimited storage space for all the email accounts, lastly but also importantly; this plan allows just one domain. This plan goes for Rs. 309 each month hosted on the Indian servers and Rs. 239 on the US servers.
- Business : If you are an experienced site administrator or you already have a bit of knowledge of hosting and maintaining websites. Then this plan is for you. At Rs. 349 per month on the Indian servers and Rs. 329 on the US servers, this plan is known to be the most popular amongst Bluehost India customers.
You get unlimited resource usage for all features including the number of websites you can host, server space, email addresses (with storage space per email address), bandwidth usage, also includes global CDN and high-performance servers. If you decide to purchase this plan, you get 3 domains and a marketing offer of worth about Rs. 13000 is also part of this package.
- Pro : At Rs. 499/month on the Indian servers and Rs. 429 on the US servers, this plan is a major contender for the most powerful shared hosting plan available in the market. It has features allowing unlimited usage, free add-ons and an advanced optimization for email and e-commerce hosting.
The SSL certificate that comes with this plan is perfect for e-commerce websites and other websites that will require secure online transactions. You can enable the high maintenance capabilities of your page and give your visitors high value through an optimized delivery network by backing up your website with Site Backup Pro.
- Economy : In comparison to their starter plan, the economy plan from GoDaddy has more value added to it and at Rs.199. It is always perfect for a ‘beginner clients needs as it allows you build just 1 website while there’s a 100 GB of storage space plus 100 email accounts.
It comes with a page builder that helps you design your website without the need for any prior technical knowledge. It also allows you (to) host a blog that is able to accommodate about 300 visitors each day.
- Deluxe : This GoDaddy plan easily accommodates e-commerce websites even though it does not provide the necessary SSL security. 500 email accounts, unlimited storage and bandwidth and a unlimited number of websites. This plan will cater for most of your website needs and can handle close to 500 visitors each day on your websites. It comes at Rs.299/month.
- Ultimate : The best plan GoDaddy offers provides all things unlimited and allows up to 1000 visitors daily. With a year SSL with the best in DNS, this plan from Godaddy will cater for all your website needs. This plan comes in at Rs.549/month.
#4. Server Speed & Performance
One major thing that characterizes the websites that you build is the speed and performance they can muster, and this is a function of the server that hosts your website. Uptime is the time during which your website is accessible while response time or speed is the time it’ll take to load up contents from the server for your visitors.
Outstanding for its loading speed, BlueHost India has a responsive server that loads at an impressive 0.32s averagely, and maintains 99.9% hosting uptime.
While on the other hand, GoDaddy web hosted sites loads for about 0.7s to complete a page request which is almost 145% slower than BlueHost India.
#6. Customer Support Services
Picking which hosting service has a better customer support system is subjective especially in cases when you don’t use the customer support much. Since your email or call representative is human, at any given moment your experience might not be as good as mine.
Based on my interactions with users of GoDaddy, I’ve concluded that their support is cool enough though you have to wait so many minutes on the phone but at the end, the job is usually done satisfactorily.
While on the other hand, Bluehost India customer support is swift and excellent, be it via phone or email, I’ve received great assistance from them.