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Bluehost vs FastComet

Comparison
Compared options Visit Bluehost Visit FastComet
Pricing
13 hosting plans 15 hosting plans
Starting price $2.95 / month $2.49 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 3 coupons
User Ratings
2.4
4.8
Reliability 2.5
5.0
Pricing 2.5
4.5
User Friendly 2.5
5.0
Support 2.5
5.0
Features 2.5
5.0
User Reviews
262 reviews 1168 reviews
Latest positive review
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.
I really like fastcomet services, excellent service and great service. I recommend it to everyone.
Claudio Andrade,
9.6
I really like fastcomet services, excellent service and great service. A server with daily backup and always works in the restore. I recommend it to everyone.
Latest negative review
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.
FastComet is the WORST I've EVER - 3 year customer
Roy Tousignant,
3.2
As I'm finally slamming the door and leaving FastComet behind me, I'd like to warn others to find another host. I just looked back at my support tickets with them since 2018, and it's atrocious. In that time, FastComet has ma... More naged to corrupt and destroy months worth of our data multiple times and by multiple means. If they weren't just rebooting our server half a dozen times a month, (crashing our nodeJS application in the middle of write-to-disk operations) then they were letting the shared server's disk drives fill up while our paid account still showed 15gb's "free." (also crashing write-to-disk operations)
FastComet: They'll sell you the disk space whether they've got it or not.
Worse though is that in attempting to resolve these issues, support staff entered our account, looked through our application's code, and instantiated multiple instances of our script -- without our request or authorization. In other words, FastComet's support had no concern for the privacy / security of our intellectual property as it exists in our code, not to mention that of the data we collect. FastComet support breached our account that day because whoever was working the desk - with a spectacular act of ego - just assumed that these continuous, repeating crashes and errors we'd been reporting must be a problem in the code /we'd/ written. Rather than a problem in their fly-by-night server management -- selling disk space they don't have, with server up-time claims they can't actually produce.
And when they started trying to "fix" our script, (instead of their borked server configurations) they apparently didn't notice or care that there was already an instantiation of our script running. So we ended up with multiple scripts running in parallel, (which the script was not written to accommodate) each triggering on the same conditions in a cascade, competing with each other for read/write access over the same files, putting our data at risk yet again. Which all happened while we were LIVE with the endpoint that our nodeJS application serves. All this... as a support response, days after their disk space issue corrupted months of our data.
Now, that was some time ago. (2018) And I would've left FastComet then and there had they not given us a year of free hosting to apologize. (Ultimately, the application and data being collected is supportive / non-critical.) And while I can say things have improved since then (one should hope so!), I'm still sitting here closing out our account. At least once a month I still end up having to reboot the script, their billing department is a nuisance, phoning me at the end of every month to remind me to send payment. (because I refuse to authorize them with recurring billing) And this month, when the script went offline and I went to restart it, I found that I couldn't 'term' into the server over SSH anymore, for some reason. Haven't been able to for two weeks.
And I'm just sick of trying to figure out what's gone wrong /this time/ with FastComet. So I'm sitting here waiting for my entire directory structure to download via FTP, so I don't have to deal with them anymore... Which I have to do by FTP, because FastComet's near-useless backup systems don't allow you to just download one of the zipped backups. You can only restore them in place. Brilliant.
So yeah: If you're looking for a host... There's a ton of 'em out there. FastComet is one you can cross off the list immediately, and keep looking.
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Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.95 to $12.95 3 plans from $2.49 to $4.99
Under $4

Basic

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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FastCloud

$2.49 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8

Plus

$5.45 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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FastCloud Extra

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 35 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

Pro

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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No
VPS
3 plans from $18.99 to $59.99 4 plans from $38.95 to $90.94
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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VPS Cloud 1

$38.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
3 plans from $79.99 to $119.99 4 plans from $90.35 to $226.85
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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DS 1

$90.35 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $6.95 to $15.95 4 plans from $38.95 to $90.94
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Starter

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

Performance

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud 1

$38.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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Data Centers
1 of 6 4 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceânia No Yes
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
4 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No No
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
2 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB Yes Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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Winner

Winner

Winner: FastComet

Aviran Zazon HostAdvice COO

FastComet and BlueHost are both well known, and highly respected hosting companies with great reputations. When comparing them head to head, however, FastComet is the better choice. FastComet ranks almost perfectly in all five of the areas we evaluate (reliability, pricing, user friendly, support, and features), and beats out BlueHost in each of them. They are also very well-known for offering some of the fastest and best technical support in the business. Perhaps most importantly, user ratings also favor FastComet much more often, which is why they are the winner in this comparison.