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Hostgator or Bluehost?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Tommy J, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Tommy J

    Tommy J Newbie

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    Which is better?
     
  2. seoguru13

    seoguru13 Senior Member

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    I'm curious to know too... Especially in terms of speeds, support and downtime. Price isn't the factor between the two.
     
  3. PinkBitz

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    I just switched from BlueHost to Hostgator.

    Bluehost support I found to be terrible and I continued to get misleading information so when I spoke to Hostgator there were really good. Hostgator also allow wildcard subdomains which makes it easy to setup WordPress Network.

    The only plus to BlueHost was they gave me a full refund without the blink of an eye.
     
  4. Tytus

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    It depend of what you need it for. If you just start than you would go for hostgator. I am with them and has no problems. You may need some help at the beginning and their support really rocks. Later you can decide if you like to change them or not. Even if so than you will go for some faster hosts and it's not bluehost. BTW I am not affiliate of hostgator; just think it's good enough to start.
     
  5. paullopez

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    When you compare any popular web host, and ask feedback, mostly you just get people leap on page and vote for the one they currently use. Personally, I use none of them, but I know there are some positives and negatives about both of them. If I want to pick one, then I will sign up a quarterly base hosting contract with any of them to check whether their services are suitable for me or not.
     
  6. JimmyConway

    JimmyConway BANNED BANNED

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    Personally, neither. I use BounceWeb. Iv never heard of any problems with them nor have I had any. I have, however, heard of alot of problems with the two you've mentioned.
     
  7. masterfl

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    the links in this page has affiliate links but this page is created to compare hostgator, host monster, blue host and fat cow.

    the features are lined up so you'll know what each hosts offers

    hxxp://addevils.com (again, the links there have affiliates but the comparative info are correct)

    i personally am a hostgator lover and have been with them for almost 2 years now (decent blog, autoblogs, fb apps, mini sites)
     
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  8. llewopsnimajneb

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    Hostgator.

    Best support you can get.

    I have never had a problem and it feels like your talking to the owners of the business when you r just talking to support staff.

    Recommend.
     
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    Hostgator are pretty supportive, never had any problems with them.
     
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    Hostgator is best considering support and speed if you are not doing any BH stuff.
     
  11. other_henry

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    I don't have any experience with Bluehost so I can't compare them.

    I think HG is good overall but my last 2 support tickets weren't well handled which is unusual for them.
     
  12. microweb

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    Why dont you try hostmonster.
     
  13. razorrazor

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    P.S. Hostgator also time time gives wrong support information, i can say it from own experience, if you have not standart situation support goes terrible, dont know about bluehost, but always was thinkig about how they are doing.
     
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    Bullcrap, hands down, HG is amongst the best hosts on the web....

     
  15. butareza

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    never try both, perhaps wanna taste them in future
     
  16. Zemanel_

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    Hostgator=quality
    Bluehost=cheap
     
  17. Black$ide

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    I would not take any of this, but from experience I can say, hostgator is better. they are still #1, and it's not just a number))
     
  18. seolaptop

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    Of course I recommend hostgator :)
     
  19. flexnds

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    I currently use both bluehost and hostgator and have had good and bad experiences with both. I also find that both can be a bit slow and unreliable sometimes.

    Conclusion: They are pretty comparable.

    I do like that bluehost is incorporating a lot of extras into their cpanel like a complete cpanel backup and a bunch of other backup options as well. They are starting to offer a lot more addons and other gimmicks which I actually kind of like. As long as they don't go all godaddy with that sh*t.

    Hostgator does offer many hosting plans including dedi and vps, so that is a definite plus in case you ever want to updgrade.

    I hate hostgators default mail URL.. Impossible to remember so you have to constantly access through your cpanel or change cname etc.. By default, bluehost gives you the good old mail.domain.com which I like.

    Pros and cons to both, I guess it all depends on what kind of sites you'll be running. If you plan on running a bunch of micro sites, I'd say bluehost and then take advantage of their performance upgrade for $19.95 per month if you find your sites are slow. If you plan on building some authority sites than hostgator may be a better choice since you could easily upgrade to a dedi if your site really takes off.

    All in all, price is about a 30$ to 40$ dollar a year difference for comparable services...

    Just my 2 cents
     
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    Host Gator FOR SURE!!!!!
    Ive never had a problem with Host Gator.
    Their Customer Service is EPIC!
    Back in my noob days, their customer service would help me with every fuck up I made with editing my webpages, helping me write files and shit. All stuff they didn't need to do. I will always back Host Gator for helping me get started when I didnt have too!
    And on the server side of things, All of my websites load with insane speed and the cpanel is real easy and simple to manage!
    I have never used Blue Host, but Host Gator has by far exceeded my expectations of a hosting company!