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Bluehost vs ScalaHosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit Bluehost Visit ScalaHosting
Pricing
13 hosting plans 19 hosting plans
Starting price $2.95 / month $3.95 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons 1 coupon 3 coupons
User Ratings
2.4
4.8
Reliability 2.5
5.0
Pricing 2.5
5.0
User Friendly 2.5
5.0
Support 2.5
5.0
Features 2.5
5.0
User Reviews
255 reviews 240 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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TTFB and speed are amazing.
Warrane Perillard,
10
TTFB and speed are amazing, I just compared them on bytecheck with bluehost, siteground, and a few others and no one can come even close. Prices are alsl affordable for my modest budget.
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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Beware of this red flag hosting
Dennis Zaman,
2.0
Beware of this company dont believe any fake reviews
I purchased managed vps hosting from this hosting company and after receiving my payment they refused to activate my account they said until I send them a picture of the cr... More edit card, i did that and since then I've been laying complaints they have not even replied to one.
I think this company is a fraud I mean what will they do with my credit card details and even after submitting all of that i raised several support tickets and they refused to even reply me.
Please stay away from them.
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Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.95 to $12.95 3 plans from $3.95 to $9.95
Under $4

Basic

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

Mini

$3.95 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Mini plan
Under $8

Plus

$5.45 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Plus plan

Start

$5.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Start plan
Over $10

Pro

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Pro plan

Advanced

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Advanced plan
VPS
3 plans from $18.99 to $59.99 4 plans from $9.95 to $63.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan

Managed Cloud VPS Start

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Managed Cloud VPS Start plan
Dedicated Server
3 plans from $79.99 to $119.99 2 plans from $145.00 to $250.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan

E3-1230

$145.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View E3-1230 plan
Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $6.95 to $15.95 4 plans from $10.00 to $49.00
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

Self-managed Cloud VPS 1

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Self-managed Cloud VPS 1 plan
Resellers
No
4 plans from $10.95 to $42.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Scala1

$10.95 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Scala1 plan
SSL
No
2 plans from $30.00 to $149.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

RapidSSL

$30.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View RapidSSL plan
Data Centers
1 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania No No
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
6 of 9 8 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal No Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes Yes
Zen Cart No Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
4 of 7 7 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails No Yes
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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