Choosing a right webhosting company is one of the first crucial thing for a blogger. A good webhost will ensure that your site remains up, and you don’t need to get into any tech hassles including hacking or managing your hosting space. When it comes to WordPress shared hosting, there are few popular name out there like Bluehost, Hostgator, Dreamhost and so on. In last 4 years, I have tried all of these hosting companies, and I know what are the pros and cons of each. One major problem which a newbie faces is, deciding which hosting to buy in between these three. Since all of them have a good reputation and great uptime. Like any hosting, they do have their downside like Dreamhost support is not as good as HG or Bluehost.
Here I will be doing a comparison between Hostgator Vs Dreamhost Vs bluehost, and will help you to decide which hosting your should go for, and which will be best for your limited budget. At the end I will conclude and rate these hosting, based on all the parameters and my experience with them. Do remember, I have only used them for WordPress platform, and this article is based on my experience with them as WordPress hosting.
All these three Webhosting companies offer unlimited webhosting resources and are perfect for hosting our WordPress sites. Though, the major difference comes in pricing and support. Dream host hosting here offers custom cPanel, where as Hostgator and Bluehost offers standard cPanel. Also, on Dreamhost, you will not find fantastico to install WordPress as they are using custom script.
Chart : Bluehost Vs Dreamhost vs Hostgator
First lets look at the chart which shows the major difference between these 3 hosting. I had shared hosting plans with all of them, and this review is particularly for shared hosting plans from these hosting companies. In this case I’m considering Baby plan from Hostgator because that has unlimited hosting.
|Domain Price||15$||1 Free Domain||1 Free Domain|
|Plans||Shared/VPS/ Dedicated||Shared Hosting||Shared /VPS/Dedicated|
|Free Google Adwords||100$||$50||75$|
|Payment Option||Paypal/Credit Card||Paypal/Credit Card||Credit card|
|Twitter Support||Yes||No||Yes but slow|
|Coupon code||WPHOSTINGDISCOUNT||Added in the link above||WPHOST|
I have worked with various Clients and most of time I work on these 3 hosting. From my experience I enjoyed Bluehost and Hostgator the most. One reason for liking Hostgator is because of their support which is the best. You can see a detailed review of Hostgator here. Though lately their online chat is getting slow, and wait time is really high.
Dreamhost vs Bluehost:
I have used Dreamhost in the past and it was good, but when I compare it with Bluehost or Hostgator, I always recommend the other two first. What dreamhost lacks is a prompt support like Bluehost or Hostgator. Also, both of them offers free domain and free adwords coupon. In the term of resource provided with the package, both are equal and good. Major different comes in Quality of service, where Bluehost is one step ahead of DH. So, my recommendation would be BlueHost over Dream host. Dreamhost is useful when you are in limited budget and need a super budget hosting. Using coupon SML97 on Dreamhost you can get 1 year hosting + 1 domain for only $22, and on Bluehost you can get one year hosting + 1 domain for around $60, with below discounted link. So the price is also a driving factor, and if you looking for a choice between these two, I would recommend to opt for Bluehost for better peace of mind.
I would rate Bluehost for being the best webhosting for WordPress at this moment, though Hostgator stand equal along with Bluehost. By the end, I will sum up this article by saying ” All these three hosting are top-notch, and do remember we are doing a comparison of best of the best”.
Do let us know which shared hosting you like the most and why?