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Site5 vs Bluehost

Comparison
Compared options Visit Site5 Visit Bluehost
Pricing
13 hosting plans 16 hosting plans
Starting price $4.95 / month $2.95 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.6
2.4
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 1.5
2.5
User Friendly 1.5
2.5
Support 1.5
2.5
Features 1.5
2.5
User Reviews
158 reviews 277 reviews
Latest positive review
Works great for me
Rodrigo Campos,
9.2
I have 4 years of using it and works perfect, support works, uptime works, they give me whm, etc...
Bluehost is one of the most popular web hosting
Gagan Dias,
8.4
Bluehost is one of the most popular web hosting companies in the world, especially among people launching their first site.
They offer great rates, and a beginner-facing platform that makes every aspect of running a website e... More asy.
Most of the time Bluehost will walk you through a task the first time, like setting up a blog or email account on your site.
If you get stuck or have a problem, they have 24/7 support by phone or live chat. They list their support number and live chat options right on their site, so you can reach out for help within two clicks.
Gagan - https://www.webhostwinner.com/
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Latest negative review
Lots of restrictions. Payment method fraudulent. Charge when automatic payment is disabled. Very slow support.
Mario Latendresse,
2.0
I asked to have an upgrade of Python so that I could installed Django and it was denied. Their shared server has Python 2.7, and Python 3 was denied to be installed, which has been the standard version for many years (you are... More give a jail shell that restricts most installation). Their basic plan is way too restrictive. You have to get a non-shared server to get any serious work done there and pay lots of money. There is also no way to stop a payment once the invoice is done six weeks in advance. Turning off automatic payment does nothing once the invoice is done and there is no way to remove a credit card once added to do payments. Less
Unreliable with terrible support
James Alba,
2.8
Blue Host is a joke. My server went down for over 12 hours and I had to contact support to find out that there was an attack on the server? I asked for a supervisor, no one got back to me. I asked for a compensation and was t... More old by the chat support that it will be fixed soon. Tell that to everyone who was unable to go to my website for 12H ++.
They do not take outages and attacks on servers seriously. This is bad business. And the chat rep I talked to, did not seem to take his job seriously.
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $4.95 to $11.95 4 plans from $2.95 to $12.95
Under $4 No

Basic

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

hostBasic

$4.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostBasic plan

Plus

$5.45 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Plus plan
Over $10

hostPro

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View hostPro plan

Pro

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Pro plan
VPS
7 plans from $55.00 to $325.00 3 plans from $18.99 to $59.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

VPS2

$55.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VPS2 plan

Standard

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

Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Cloud Hosting
3 plans from $20.00 to $36.00 3 plans from $6.95 to $15.95
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Starter

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

Plus

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 102.4 GB
View Plus plan

Performance

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Performance plan
Website Builder
No
3 plans from $2.95 to $24.95
Under $4 No

BASIC

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View BASIC plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

PRO

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View PRO plan
Data Centers
4 of 6
North America Yes
Europe Yes
Asia Yes
Oceânia No
South America Yes
Africa & Middle East 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
4 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes No
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
1 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET No No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 0 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: Bluehost

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

Site5 and BlueHost are two fairly popular hosting companies that cater largely to the entry level hosting niche. While Site5 is a fairly average hosting company, BlueHost is a nice step above that. They have very reliable hosting services, and their technical support is very impressive. Despite the fact that they offer better hosting than Site5, they are able to keep their prices even lower, which is why we named them the winner in this competition.