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Digital Ocean vs InterServer vs Bluehost

Comparison
Compared options Visit Digital Ocean Visit InterServer Visit Bluehost
Pricing
13 hosting plans 66 hosting plans 13 hosting plans
Starting price $5.00 / month $2.50 / month $2.95 / month
Free domain No No Yes
Coupons No 2 coupons No
User Ratings
2.8
4.4
2.4
Reliability 2.5
4.5
2.5
Pricing 3.0
4.5
2.5
User Friendly 3.0
4.5
2.5
Support 2.5
4.5
2.5
Features 3.0
4.5
2.5
User Reviews
97 reviews 392 reviews 262 reviews
Latest positive review
Great Service
John Howard,
8.8
Digital Ocean is a highly customisable cloud hosting service with reasonable rates. The only drawback for non-technical customers is you will need to configure your server VIA the command-line – the good thing is Digital Ocea... More n has easy to follow documentation that shows you how to do this among many other things. Less
Excellent service and great value.
John Pernu,
10
I'm quite new to websites. Over the last 18 months I've had a number of problems to sort out and had no one locally to ask. Without exception, Interserver has sorted every one out promptly, and efficiently. They have provi... More ded me with a most impressive service, and I have no hesitation in recommending them. Less
Easy and productive
Marsha Hankins,
9.2
My experience with Bluehost and BlueSky Pro has been very easy and productive. I had a few problems but they were easily fixed. I could not have done this on my own.
Latest negative review
Good plan prices with bad customer service
David Littlefield,
5.6
I will say that they have good plan prices. You will need to already know how to manage a server. If you don't have to interact with their customer service team then it's great.
The customer service at Digital Ocean is an unp... More leasant mess for the following reasons:
1. It's inconsistent: You receive replies from different people every time in the same email thread. 
2. It's uncoordinated: You receive identical template responses from different customer service representatives in the same email thread.
3. It's insincere: You are given offers to provide technical assistance without them following through.
4. It's inefficient: You literally have to interact with 5 to 10 customer service representatives to answer a simple question.
5. It's self-promoting: You receive are sent paragraphs of sales copy during your customer service request without having first received any customer service.
6. It's questionable: You receive responses that repeatedly avoid or completely ignore answering simple questions about performance capabilities.
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The worst customer services ever
Ossama Salamah,
3.6
Since we migrated to Interserver.our emails are marked as spam with our recipients and I have contacted customer service several times without any solutions. I tried escalating but they don't have any escalation process. I t... More ried reaching to their leadership on LinkedIn but no one is responding. I don't recommend them at all Less
Canceled two years ago and they are still withdrawing money from my bank account
Hillary Hallman,
2.0
Contacted support on numerous occasions. Called, emailed (when it was working). I was told that if I did not renew, no charges would be made. They continue to charge my bank account. No method for reaching a human to help.
Shared Hosting
No
3 plans from $2.50 to $8.00 4 plans from $2.95 to $12.95
Under $4 No

STANDARD

$2.50 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Basic

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

WINDOWS ASP.NET

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: plesk
  • Number of Sites: 25
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Plus

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

Pro

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
No
46 plans from $6.00 to $160.00 3 plans from $18.99 to $59.99
Under $4 No No No
Under $8 No

VPS1 - Linux

$6.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VPS1 - Linux plan
No
Over $10 No

VPS1 - Windows

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VPS1 - Windows plan

Standard

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Dedicated Server
No
12 plans from $49.00 to $710.00 3 plans from $79.99 to $119.99
Under $4 No No No
Under $8 No No No
Over $10 No

Intel E3-1230V5

$49.00 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Cloud Hosting
13 plans from $5.00 to $960.00
No
3 plans from $6.95 to $15.95
Under $4 No No No
Under $8

$5

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View $5 plan
No

Starter

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

$10

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View $10 plan
No

Performance

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Performance plan
Resellers
No
5 plans from $19.95 to $69.95
No
Under $4 No No No
Under $8 No No No
Over $10 No

RS One

$19.95 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: 500.02 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View RS One plan
No
Data Centers
3 of 6 1 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes Yes
Europe Yes No No
Asia Yes No No
Oceânia No No No
South America No No No
Africa & Middle East No No No
Support Services
5 of 6 3 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes No Yes
Phone Support No Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes Yes
Video guides Yes No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes No Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 5 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes No
Magento Yes Yes Yes
Softaculous No No No
PrestaShop No Yes Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes No
Linux Yes Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 8 6 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes Yes Yes
Java No No Yes
Python No Yes Yes
Node.js Yes No No
Django No Yes No
Perl No Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes No
ASP.NET No Yes No
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No Yes Yes
MySQL Yes Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No No
Wire Transfer No Yes No
Webmoney No No No
Bitcoin No No No
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Winner

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Winner: InterServer

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

InterServer, Digital Ocean, and BlueHost all offer quite similar hosting options to their customers, which is why so many people want to choose one of these three companies. While they all have a lot to offer, with good features, and fair prices, InterServer really stands out from the other two. First, InterServer is a privately-owned company based in New Jersey. They have been focused on quality hosting since their founding, which has led them to build custom datacenters, direct connections to the Internet backbone, and much more. InterServer really is one of the best hosting providers in the USA, so it is no surprise that we found them to be the winner of this comparison.