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IONOS vs Bluehost

Comparison
Compared options Visit IONOS Visit Bluehost
Pricing
34 hosting plans 13 hosting plans
Starting price $0.50 / month $2.95 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.5
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 2.0
2.5
User Friendly 1.5
2.5
Support 1.5
2.5
Features 1.5
2.5
User Reviews
205 reviews 265 reviews
Latest positive review
Good platform for web hosting
Briana Garrett,
9.2
I find them very good platform to purchase web hosting services. I will surely recommend them with some other good options like Hostinger, Godaddy and Domainracer to make a best choice.
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
Very bad service
Umida Djalalova,
2.4
Staff trained wrongly, they say lies, cheating on you constantly. I cannot get rid of this company now, they keep on attacking you with offers and don’t let go easy, putting additional charges, very annoying people, my nightmare!
Great Tech Support!
Nate Hedgeman,
4.8
I know this because I call them nearly every day because that is the only way to get anything done. The user portal is WIDLY inconsistent. Sometimes buttons work, sometimes they don't. Sometimes they just completely disappear... More for a while.
I have been with them for over 10 years and they have been going downhill but as of a few months ago it's just been TERRIBLE. I hate that I just renewed with them, I wish I hadnt't
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $0.50 to $8.00 4 plans from $2.95 to $12.95
Under $4

Essential

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Essential plan

Basic

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

Expert

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View Expert plan

Plus

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

Pro

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Pro plan
VPS
5 plans from $2.00 to $18.00 3 plans from $18.99 to $59.99
Under $4

Virtual Server S

$2.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server S plan
No
Under $8

Virtual Server L

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: 120 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server L plan
No
Over $10

Virtual Server XXL

$18.00 / MO
  • Space: 240 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Server XXL plan

Standard

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $40.00 to $150.00 3 plans from $79.99 to $119.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

A8i

$40.00 / MO
  • Space: 1.95 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View A8i plan

Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Cloud Hosting
12 plans from $4.00 to $220.00 3 plans from $6.95 to $15.95
Under $4

Cloud Server XS

$4.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud Server XS plan
No
Under $8

Cloud Server S

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud Server S plan

Starter

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

Cloud Server M

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Cloud Server M plan

Performance

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Performance plan
Website Builder
3 plans from $1.00 to $10.00
No
Under $4

Starter

$1.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Starter plan
No
Under $8

Plus

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Plus plan
No
Over $10

Pro

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Pro plan
No
SSL
3 plans from $20.00 to $200.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

SSL Starter

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View SSL Starter plan
No
Data Centers
2 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes No
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
3 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes No
Magento No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
5 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes No
ASP.NET 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.