If you’re planning to start your online business in 2019 or set up a website, the first common question you might ask would be, ‘which host is the best for you?’
“Whether should I go for GoDaddy or BlueHost?”
…or should I check out the alternatives like HostGator, SiteGround and others?
GoDaddy vs BlueHost: Which is a Better Hosting Platform in 2019?
But after one year of using GoDaddy, I decided to shift to BlueHost to test the experience. The experience was good however the cost for one year package was high in comparison to GoDaddy.
I purchased hosting for this website last year and this time I chose GoDaddy again to go with their Economy Package. Because they offered me a huge discount and guess what, I saw a huge change in their customer service. Ever since I’ve signed up with this domain, I had no issues with the downtime and the site is running smoothly.
So, now since you know my journey of changing hosts, let’s get into details which hosting platform could be a game-changer for you in 2019, with my insights.
My Insights on GoDaddy and BlueHost in 2019
If you would ask me a straightforward question, Which Hosting Platform should I recommend?
I would clearly say, it will depend on your project and demand. However, BlueHost is highly recommended by most WordPress users, but there are many bloggers who use GoDaddy for their blogs.
If you’re looking to host for short-term plans, let’s say you’re creating an event and you need a website, GoDaddy is the best option for you because:
- It is cheap and affordable (if you’re using for the first year).
- 99.9% uptime and good customer service
- Give you a domain free if you buy … package
- Offers heavy discounts with some packages
- Best for portfolio sites, business websites.
For long-term plans, like a blog which has to be there forever or at least for 3 years minimum, BlueHost is your best hosting platform to go for… Here’s why:
- BlueHost is WordPress Friendly, Highly Recommended by Bloggers
- Helps in Boosting the speed of your website
- Offers Free domain while purchasing
- Free SSL Certificate while purchase (Very Important)
- Heavy Discount if you buy a three years package
So hope you got the idea about starting a long-term and short-term business that can help you decide your hosting platform. However, this is not the only way to determine the best platform. But could be very effective if you’re tight in budget.
Now that you gave a look upon my insights, let’s breakdown the analysis and talk about the technical aspects to decide which one’s best for you.
Uptime and Speed: Nobody likes the websites/blogs to go down, especially during its peak hours when you are doing well with your blog. Bluehost does not claim any guarantee for its uptime, however, it offers a significantly high uptime percentage of almost 99.9%.
Godaddy, on the other hand, guarantees their uptime percentage to be 99.9%. However, reading the reviews and analysis shows that BlueHost ranks slightly better than GoDaddy when we talk about their uptime comparison.
Customer Support Analysis: I had a good personal experience with GoDaddy customer service. They have always helped me whenever I needed. To be honest, I didn’t use Bluehost customer service yet, so I can’t comment about it. But my analysis after reading over 15 reviews, shows that they had a better experience with BlueHost than GoDaddy because the latter hosting network keeps you waiting for a long time.
Now, I think this might be because of the surge in the GoDaddy user-base (just an assumption). But anyway, I can’t really distinguish out here, without my experience.
Performance: BlueHost runs its system on AMD power-centres, while GoDaddy runs their server on Intel Core i7 processors. Both are well known for their robust-performance services. Comparing one of them and to call it better, could be difficult.
Money-Back Guarantee: Bluehost offers a 30-Day window to refund money, in case the customer is not happy with their hosting services. This refund policy is only eligible on the hosting plans and not any add-ons you buy on the network.
Whereas, Godaddy stretches the window to 45-days, which shows the confidence in their services.
GoDaddy vs Bluehost Review: Overall, I see GoDaddy is a good web-hosting platform when it comes to hosting for startups, or professional websites, agencies etc. BlueHost outsmarts GoDaddy when it comes to WordPress Hosting. They also provide a Free SSL and a Free domain with their service.