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1&1 vs Bluehost

Comparison
Compared options Visit 1&1 Visit Bluehost
Pricing
34 hosting plans 13 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $2.95 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
4.3
3.7
Reliability 5.0
3.5
Pricing 4.0
3.5
User Friendly 4.5
3.5
Support 3.5
4.0
Features 4.5
4.0
Shared Hosting
3 plans from $0.99 to $8.99 4 plans from $2.95 to $12.95
Under $4

UNLIMITED

$0.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View UNLIMITED plan

Basic

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Basic plan
Under $8

UNLIMITED PLUS

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View UNLIMITED PLUS plan

Plus

$5.45 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Plus plan
Over $10

UNLIMITED PRO

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View UNLIMITED PRO plan

Pro

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Pro plan
VPS
5 plans from $4.99 to $29.99 3 plans from $18.99 to $59.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Virtual Server S

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server S plan
No
Over $10

Virtual Server L

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server L plan

Standard

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Dedicated Server
12 plans from $0.00 to $299.99 3 plans from $79.99 to $119.99
Under $4

A8i

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View A8i plan
No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

L4i

$39.99 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View L4i plan

Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Cloud Hosting
14 plans from $9.99 to $354.99 3 plans from $6.95 to $15.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Starter

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Starter plan
Over $10

Cloud Server M

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud Server M plan

Performance

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Performance plan
Data Centers
3 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes No
Asia No No
Oceania Yes No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
7 of 9 6 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes No
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes Yes
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
6 of 7 4 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django Yes No
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes No
Database Support
1 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: Bluehost

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

1&1 and BlueHost tend to go after similar customers with their hosting services, but BlueHost really has a lot more to offer. 1&1 does have a free hosting option, but unless you are looking for the absolute lowest prices without regards to quality, it won’t be what you want. BlueHost, on the other hand, has affordable prices, quite a reliable environment, and lots of features to choose from. They are a great option for those who want entry to mid-level hosting services, and that is why they won this comparison.