Compare Bluehost vs. HostGator Web Hosting

What’s the difference between Bluehost Web Hosting and HostGator Web Hosting? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: April 20, 2018
Disclosure: We receive advertising revenue from some partners. 
Learn more.
Bluehost Web Hosting
9.1 / 10 - Excellent
#2 in Web Hosting
HostGator Web Hosting
9.4 / 10 - Excellent
#1 in Web Hosting
vs

Key Facts

  • #1 Choice at WordPress.org for 10+ years
  • 1-click WordPress Installs
  • 30-day Money Back Guarantee
  • 24-hour Technical and Live Chat Support
  • Google Integration
  • Cloud Sites
  • Easy Wordpress Installation
  • Powerful Web Hosting with WordPress optimized solution available
  • 24/7 US-based Customer Support
  • 45-Day No Risk Guarantee
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Email Accounts, FTP Accounts and Sub Domains Offered

OVERALL RATINGS

 BluehostHostGator
Range of Services10/1010/10
Security10/1010/10
Customer Experience7/107/10
Price and Subscription Model10/1010/10

Bluehost Range of Services

Useful For:

Bluehost
vs
HostGator
  • Small Businesses
  • Beginners
  • Blogging
  • Small Businesses
  • Beginners
  • Developers
  • Blogging
  • Graphic Designers/Portfolio
  • Photo/Video

Operating System

Bluehost
vs
HostGator
  • Linux
  • Linux
  • Windows
 BluehostHostGator
Select Features
Unlimited Disk Storage
Unmetered Bandwidth
Unlimited Domains
Automatic Backups
Responsive Images
Dynamic Embeds
Data Transfer
Advertising Credit
Unlimited Disk Storage
Unmetered Bandwidth
Unlimited Domains
Uptime Percentage Guarantee
Automatic Backups

Number of Email Accounts

5 to Unlimited
Unlimited
 BluehostHostGator
Email Features
Webmail Interface
Integration with Google Apps
Email Forwarding
POP3 Support
iMAP Support
Autoresponder
Webmail Interface
Integration with Google Apps
Email Forwarding
POP3 Support
iMAP Support
Autoresponder
 BluehostHostGator
Archiving
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
One-Click Restore
Restore Databases and Tables
Download to Desktop
Weekly
Download to Desktop
 BluehostHostGator
Hosting
Shared
VPS
Dedicated
Wordpress
Cloud Hosting
Shared
VPS
Dedicated
Wordpress
Website Builder
Cloud Hosting
Reseller
Control Panel
cPanel
cPanel
Languages
Other
Ruby on Rails
MySQL
Perl
PHP
Python
C++
Ruby on Rails
MySQL
JSP
ColdFusion
Perl
PHP
Python

Bluehost Security Features

 BluehostHostGator
Security Features
SSL Certification
Malware Scans
Blacklist
Anti-Spam Email Monitoring
SQL
XSS
Website Application Scans
SSL Certification
Malware Scans
Blacklist
Anti-Spam Email Monitoring
SQL
DDoS Protections
Yes
Yes
Password Protected Directories
Yes
Yes

Bluehost Price & Subscription Model

 BluehostHostGator
Money Back Guarantee
Yes
Yes
Free Plan
No
No
Shared Hosting Introductory Price Range
$2.95 - $18.95
$2.75 - $16.95
Shared Hosting Standard Plan Price Range
$7.99 - $23.99
$6.95 - $16.95
Plan Term
12-36 months
1, 3, 6, 12, 24, 36 months
Auto-Renewal
Yes
Yes

Subscription Details

BlueHost will charge you the full introductory price for your ENTIRE selected term upon purchase. If you do not cancel before said term elapses, you will automatically be charged the standard full rate for the term you originally selected.

Subscription Fine Print

Introductory prices apply to the first term. Money-back guarantee applies to hosting and domain privacy. All plans and products automatically renew unless you cancel. The renewal will be for the same term length and at the regular rates reflected in your Control Panel. The payment method you provide today, or we have on file, will be used for renewals, unless you change it or cancel. You may cancel at any time by calling customer support at +1 855 984 4546.
Introductory prices apply to the first term. Money-back guarantee applies to hosting and domain privacy. All plans and products automatically renew unless you cancel. The renewal will be for the same term length and at the regular rates reflected in your Billing Portal. The payment method you provide today, or we have on file, will be used for renewals, unless you change it or cancel.

Bluehost Customer Experience

 BluehostHostGator
Year Founded
1996
2002
BBB Rating
A+
C+
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
1
3
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
93
47
Trust Pilot Rating
1.2 out of 10
0.7 out of 10
Date Collected
2018-04-06
2018-04-09

Support Hours

24/7
24/7/365

Contact Methods

Bluehost
vs
HostGator
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Chat
  • Online Form
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Chat


Company Profile

Full Name
Bluehost Web Hosting
HostGator Web Hosting
Company Website
Headquarters
10 Corporate Drive, Suite #300, Burlington, MA, 01803
5005 Mitchelldale St Ste 100, Houston, TX, 77092

Final Verdict

HostGator Web Hosting has a higher overall rating than Bluehost Web Hosting. HostGator scores better than Bluehost across: Range of Services, Security, and Price and Subscription Model. Both companies score similarly on Customer Experience.


Customer Comments & Reviews

Maciej K
10/25/2017
Bluehost Web Hosting review
I used this platform for several months. I personally believe that it is disqualified by the number of available functions. Beginners may have trouble finding themselves. The second issue is the 36-month plan. And if someone needs a hosing just for a year? Then he has to pay more. I personally use GetLark. Very simple client panel, cheap hosting packages (only $5 for one month, the more months the cheaper). Additionally, the hosting is free of charge for 3 months. Here is my referral link, thanks to which you'll be able to get one month for free: https://getlark.com/panel/aff.php?aff=45