HostMonster Vs Bluehost: What’s the Difference?

We have already done a detailed comparison of Hostgator Vs Bluehost VS Dreamhost. Now it’s time for a comparison between Hostmonster vs Bluehost. Hostmonster and Bluehost are two popular WordPress webhosting and the catch is both the hosting are same but with different brand name.  In early days of Hostmonster hosting, one major difference was Bluehost let you host multiple domain where as Hostmonster let you host single domain, but that’s a story of past now both the hosting let you host unlimited domain and offers same resources.



One major difference between both the hosting company is the target audience. Hostmonster is more targeted to people with small websites where as Bluehost is more of a premium hosting with similar price tag. One more difference between both the hosting company (Hostmonster & Bluehost) run discount codes at different time, this means ,  if you are deciding between Hostmonster and Bluehost, check both the site and one which is running promo code at the moment, grab that one. For example, at this time you can use Bluehost promo link to get hosting for only $5.95/month with one free domain name.

Bluehost Vs hostmonster


Features of Bluehost and Hostmonster

  • Unlimited Domain hosting
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited storage
  • Free domain name
  • 3 different plan to choose from
  • Site builder
  • Unlimited addon domain
  • One click WordPress installation
  • Unlimited FTP
  • Round the clock tech support

In short they both are good in terms of feature for WordPress Webhosting and you can select any of them but my choice would be Bluehost among Bluehost and Hostmonster for simple reason, Bluehost was born in 2003 and Hostmonster was born in 2005 and in terms of market reputation Bluehost is more powerful brand with wider customer base.

So your choice would be simple:

  • If promo code is running: Grab one with discounted price
  • If no promo code: Go for Bluehost. Below link will let you grab Bluehost hosting for almost 50% off.
  • Check out Bluehost
  • Check out Hostmonster

If you looking for a recommendation between these two, I would recommend Bluehost since I have used them for few of my clients and they have been amazing with their performance. One major difference between BH and hostmonster is, BH offers some advance techniques to offer you VPS like feature in shared hosting. This means, in normal shared hosting, any single site can be responsible for taking down all the sites on that server. (What is shared hosting), where as in Bluehost hosting, your site will not be down because of other sites on the same server.

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3 comments… add one

  • vibhor April 3, 2013, 5:00 pm

    Hey i have very low budget. could you please tell me which web hosting to go for

  • rinku May 1, 2013, 3:26 pm

    HOST sounds similar, but alot of things to get between them.
    Thank you for sharing and making me clear.

  • Animish May 26, 2013, 11:53 pm

    There is no any difference between BlueHost, HostMonster, JustHost and FastDomain. All the 4 companies are sister companies and provide exactly equal level of hosting. They also do share the servers to scale up the load. So you can’t say BlueHost has some extra features than HostMonster. You can confirm this by chatting with their help staff.


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