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Bluehost vs IX Web Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit Bluehost Visit IX Web Hosting
Pricing
13 hosting plans 9 hosting plans
Starting price $2.95 / month $3.95 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.4
3.8
Reliability 2.5
4.0
Pricing 2.5
4.0
User Friendly 2.5
4.0
Support 2.5
4.0
Features 2.5
3.5
User Reviews
255 reviews 48 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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Friendly staff
Anabela Ferguson,
10
IX! I was not sure how to add a review in your site, I was truly disappointed by some of the reviews
I read in some other sites. First, I would like to start by saying, you have always taken care of me, from allowing me to kn... More ow
months in advance if my domain's expiring, or hosting my site and allowing me enough time to have the year cost. Your company has always set a high standard with my small business when I first started with you nine years ago. My technical helper, Mandy helped me set up my website
with your help. She was very pleased with your company, she used it for her own site. That sold me immediately. Your fees are very reasonable, and the few times I had to be on the phone with you, you have had a friendly staff answering phones and helping with unique questions. A while
ago, I was helped in a very personal way about what to put in certain areas in my site. This person, was remarkable and funny too. She helped me with my wordpress site, by mentioning one or two things I never thought I would know on my own. I don't remember her name, but we laughed and
joked a little. Left a very pleasant image of your company.
There is always a unique person on the other side of the line when I have called. I believe this company has taken very good care of all our sites, by updating it, and taking no more than 24 hours to update living it safe and protecting it from harm. Thank you Ixwebhosting, you are truly an
amazing company to be associated with.
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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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Worst cr** i ever had!
mathias berglund,
2.0
I had this a few year, and it worked fine, but now everything is down on my webpage. Expensive, and totaly crap! my site was up again a short time 2 weeks ago, and they filled my guestbook with spam! and my email to. Avoid them!
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4 plans from $2.95 to $12.95 5 plans from $3.95 to $9.95
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  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Linux Expert Plan

$3.95 / MO
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Over $10

Pro

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  • Panel: cpanel
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Windows Unlimited Pro

$9.95 / MO
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VPS
3 plans from $18.99 to $59.99 4 plans from $54.95 to $104.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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X4 Linux

$54.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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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
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No
Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $6.95 to $15.95
No
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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No
Data Centers
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North America Yes Yes
Europe No No
Asia No No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
6 of 9 3 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento Yes No
Fantastico Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
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 1 of 3
MongoDB Yes No
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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