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Bluehost vs Cloudways

Comparison
Compared options Visit Bluehost Visit Cloudways
Pricing
13 hosting plans 24 hosting plans
Starting price $2.95 / month $10.00 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
2.4
4.6
Reliability 2.5
4.5
Pricing 2.5
4.5
User Friendly 2.5
4.5
Support 2.5
4.5
Features 2.5
4.5
User Reviews
255 reviews 502 reviews
Latest positive review
Great Responsive Support with a System that continues to Improve
Henry A Castillo,
10
I was someone who wanted the most affordable option, and with Bluehost I found a solution. I have used Bluehost for years, and one thing that was always of quality was their support.
Their system was not the most user friend... More ly at the beginning, but it has since made huge strides.
Reviewing my server, installing WordPress, accessing my backups; are all easy to do now with little to no struggle.
I'm so impressed with their commitments to improving their services and products that I'm here writing this review.
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A few issues
Francoise Bencke,
8.0
The platform is great. However, there is an issue with my cdn and my website and after 48 hours it still has not been resolved. I am aware that I have a standard support package but this should be part of the package as it is... More from their end. One other issue which I was not aware when I decided to go with them is that they are using a late version of PHP. Not great for speed. You have to be on the next suppôt level, to be upgraded at a cost of £100 support for at least 6 months. Not happy right now. Less
Latest negative review
They will steal your money after you cancel... and even try to steal your password!
Jullian Hartford-Smith,
2.0
I cancelled my Bluehost account in 2018, as the platform is unstable and glitchy. But alas, I was charged for the account in 2019... and 2020... and 2021. Each year I have contacted Bluehost to make sure my account is cancell... More ed, and ask for a refund of the unauthorised charges. Each year they have refused to refund.
Finally today I managed to get Bluehost to refund the 2021 charge - after 3 hours talking with their staff. They refused to refund the 2019 and 2020 charges, even though I gave them the reference number showing I cancelled in 2018.
So they still owe me approx. AU$450!
To process the 2021 refund the staff member said she needed the last four characters of my password, sent to her via chat. That is an absolute 'no-no' in IT! How dodgy is this company? Even dodgier than it appears on the surface I suspect.
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Sideways !
Genny Woods,
2.0
I could not describe a more useless understanding that this company members have of Western customers and practises.
If you want our bucks give us the service we require.
Tired of this nomadic tax havean located and low cos... More t labors greedy business model.
Technically they are just a reseller.
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Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.95 to $12.95
No
Under $4

Basic

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Basic plan
No
Under $8

Plus

$5.45 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Plus plan
No
Over $10

Pro

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Pro plan
No
VPS
3 plans from $18.99 to $59.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
No
Dedicated Server
3 plans from $79.99 to $119.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
No
Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $6.95 to $15.95 24 plans from $10.00 to $1,035.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Starter

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Starter plan
No
Over $10

Performance

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Performance plan

Vultr Starter Plan

$11.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View Vultr Starter Plan plan
Data Centers
1 of 6 5 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania No Yes
South America No Yes
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
6 of 9 7 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes Yes
Zen Cart No Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
4 of 7 1 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl Yes No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
2 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB Yes 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
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