WordPress.com vs Bluehost

Comparison
Compared options Visit WordPress.com Visit Bluehost
Pricing
5 hosting plans 16 hosting plans
Starting price $3.50 / month $2.95 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.4
2.8
Reliability 2.5
2.5
Pricing 3.0
3.0
User Friendly 2.0
3.0
Support 2.0
2.5
Features 2.0
3.0
User Reviews
12 reviews 342 reviews
Latest positive review
Advanced iframe
chushan xiaocao,
8.4
The advanced iframe pro is good to embed a frame in the template page.
TinyWebGallery offers professional advice and suggestion.
Knowledgeable and professional
Finis Massey,
10
The Rep was very knowledgeable, helpful, and professional. He was patient and went the extra mile to resolve my issue. He even provided additional technical guidance.
Latest negative review
negligent, irresponsible, careless (and cheerful about it)
n. kummer,
2.0
Wordpress.com are irresponsible scoundrels. They forgot to tell us that if we move our site to them without first moving our email, we would be without email for the entire 5-7 days of the transfer. What are they doing about ... More it? "Oh, we really should tell people that and put it in our literature. We will give you a free month, and the supervisor will call you to see if he can speed up the transfer" No one contacted me. Unbelievably irresponsible and unprofessional. Less
Questionable service and support
Robert Liroff,
5.6
Service is friendly, but overall site support is definitely mixed - not sure if the long-term price is worth it.
I am concerned that I was not alert to a feature offering me SSL layer protection for my site, the absence of wh... More ich may have steered away potential clients. I only found out today, upon calling for a break in my site's functioning today, and inquiring about such protection, that it had been offered in my plan for a while but never turned on!
A real problem in communication with your customers. It was only due to the extremely helpful support person whom I contacted today that I satisfactorily resolved the two issues troubling my site.
Less
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $3.50 to $20.90 4 plans from $2.95 to $119.99
Under $4

Free

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: 3 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View Free plan

Basic

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Basic plan
Under $8

Premium

$7.66 / MO
  • Space: 13 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View Premium plan

Choice Plus

$4.45 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
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Over $10

Business

$20.90 / MO
  • Space: 200 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
View Business plan

Pro

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Pro plan
VPS
No
3 plans from $2.95 to $119.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Standard

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Dedicated Server
No
3 plans from $2.95 to $119.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Standard

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 512 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard plan
Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $2.95 to $119.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Starter

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Starter plan
Over $10 No

Performance

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Performance plan
Website Builder
1 plan from $3.50 to $20.90 3 plans from $2.95 to $119.99
Under $4 No

BASIC

$2.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View BASIC plan
Under $8

WordPress Starter

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 6 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View WordPress Starter plan
No
Over $10 No

PRO

$9.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View PRO plan
Data Centers
1 of 6 2 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
2 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat No Yes
Phone Support No Yes
Email Support No Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
1 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla No Yes
Drupal No 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
0 of 8 4 of 8
PHP No Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
0 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
1 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: Bluehost

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

Comparing BlueHost with WordPress.com is only really difficult because they are so different. WordPress.com is focused only on providing hosting for those who want to have their WordPress site hosted on their servers. BlueHost, on the other hand, is a great option for people no matter what type of site they want to run. Even for WordPress based sites, however, BlueHost has better quality hosting. They are faster, more stable, and provide better support, all of which adds up to name BlueHost the winner of this comparison.