Building your own website is exciting. There are so many options. Many options require that you get hosting. Fortunately hosting is inexpensive these days. I use HostGator and Bluehost. So who is the best website host? With such a variety of potential hosts, all preaching basically the same benefits, it can be difficult to decide which to use. For the sake of time, I am going to give a quick review of the two hosts that I would recommend to nearly 95% of people. They are Bluehost and Hostgator.

Undoubtedly, both are very good web hosting service companies. However, people who want to have the best service, need to choose the best, among the two. This article compares the services of both the companies.

User interface

The cPanel of Hostgator is very complicated than the clean Bluehost cPanel. The Bluehost uses simple scripts and easy installation process than the complicated Hostgator cPanel. The navigation through the pages is also easy, in Bluehost.


Both provide the best performance and they are very reliable. The Hostgator has three packages starting from 3.96 dollars per month. Bluehost is a bit costlier, costing $4.95 per month.

Load time

The speed test between the two providers show that the load time for Hostgator is 887ms and that of Bluehost is 1.02 seconds. The performance grade for Hostgator is shown as 91% (91% faster than an average site) and the grade is 89% for Bluehost.

Technical support

Both the service providers provide 24 x 7 service through phone, e-mail and live chat agents. In terms of reliability, both the companies are similar.

Other features

Bluehost has been in business since 1996 but Hostgator is a bit new to the industry as it started operations, in 2002. Bluehost has almost two million domains under it but though Hostgator started late, it has nine million domains.

In terms of performance and the reliability of the service, it is really hard to pick one. Given the above said metrics, it is clearly seen that Hostgator is preferred than Bluehost. Though the latter has been in business for a longer time, Hostgator managed to attract more customers with its superior features.

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