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Vultr vs Bluehost

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Pricing
31 hosting plans 13 hosting plans
Starting price $2.50 / month $2.95 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.2
2.5
Reliability 2.0
2.5
Pricing 2.5
2.5
User Friendly 2.0
2.5
Support 2.0
2.5
Features 2.0
2.5
User Reviews
97 reviews 265 reviews
Latest positive review
Simply the best VPS I ever had in last 15 years
GJ GJ,
10
I don't understand the negative reviews. This is the reason I thought to write the truth about Vultr.
I have tried different VPS from Inmotionhosting, hostingsource, ovh, VPSGet, amazon ec2, upcloud and vultr. This was also t... More he timeline of my use. IMH was first and Vultr is current one. I was with UpCloud with literally about a week. :-) So you can imagine how bad they can be. I stayed with VPSGet just for 2 - 3 months I think. Rest all I stayed at least a year or more.
Out of all these hosting providers, if I rank them for VPS performance, then it comes like this,
1) Vultr, 2) Amazon EC2, 3) HostingSource
If I rank on customer service and support,
1) Vultr, 2) HostingSource and there is no third place unfortunately because remaining are equally bad with some worse than others. Upcloud was worst them all. HostingSource had fully managed VPS with 24/7 chat support. Which I enjoyed very much. But Vultr has ticketing system, which I was not too sure about in terms of quality of service and timeliness. But I must tell that they are damn quick in responding to my queries and I had quite a few tickets for all sorts of things I wanted to know. Just today I asked them how to get additional IP and got response in 10min with URL to follow for that. Happy to see that it is just $2/ip. Which is plus. :-)
If I rank on value for money,
1) Vultr, 2) HostingSource, 3) tie between OVH and InMotionHosting
If I rank overall. I mean if I want to get new VPS then I will go like this. If 1 not available I will go to 2 and if 1 and 2 not available I will go to 3.
1) Vultr, 2) HostingSource, 3) InMotionHosting.
If I rank overall WORST VPS providers to my experience, that I will never consider again,
1) UpCloud, 2) VPSGet (There is no 3rd as rest were ok. Amazon EC2 being most expensive of all without any reasons).
If I rank security point of view, for some reasons only time my website got hacked was when I was with InMotionHosting. I don't blame them as this was new to me with lot of vulnerabilities in code. I think all hosting providers they have security features more or less. I only used proper firewall with Amazon EC2 and then Vultr though. But never had any issues even with rest of the providers otherwise so difficult to judge.
When I joined Vultr they had free Snapshots and I was like, seriously? How can that be the case where Amazon just kept charging like crazy for it. Then last month I new from Vultr notification that these free snapshots were costing them a lot of storage and users just leaving very old snapshots stored, basicallly I think abusing free service, which is expected. :-) Human is like that afterall. Look at the pathetic state of this planet. They now removed that free snapshot service and made it quite reasonably. To me that didn't affect much because I have my robust server / DB system that helps me literally hourly backups, so never needed the snapshots anyway. I think one also need to be reasonable and see two sides of things.
I hope Vultr doesn't change their soul and keep supporting and helping their customers the way they are doing.
If so, I have no reason to leave Vultr as far as it goes.
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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
Terreble customer support, server down
Mike Calida,
2.8
Low-quality support, helpless and lazy, My server was down, even can't connect to ssh, they told me I need a copy/paste password not type it - this is all you need to know about that service
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
No
4 plans from $2.95 to $12.95
Under $4 No

Basic

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Under $8 No

Plus

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

Pro

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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VPS
17 plans from $2.50 to $640.00 3 plans from $18.99 to $59.99
Under $4

Cloud Compute 10 GB

$2.50 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Under $8

High Frequency 32 GB NVMe

$6.00 / MO
  • Space: 32 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Over $10

High Frequency 64 GB NVMe

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 64 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Standard

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
4 plans from $60.00 to $180.00 3 plans from $79.99 to $119.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Bare Metal

$120.00 / MO
  • Space: 480 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 5 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
9 plans from $2.50 to $640.00 3 plans from $6.95 to $15.95
Under $4

10 GB SSD

$2.50 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 500.02 GB
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No
Under $8

25 GB SSD

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
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Starter

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

55 GB SSD

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 55 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
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Performance

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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DDoS Protection Services
1 plan from $10.00 to $10.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Native DDoS Mitigation System

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Data Centers
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North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes No
Asia Yes No
Oceânia Yes No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
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Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes No
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop Yes Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
7 of 8 4 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
Node.js Yes No
Django Yes No
Perl Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
3 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB Yes Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes No
Payment Types Support
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PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin Yes No
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