I have already done my cross-battle review on HostGator Vs DreamHost and this time I have written a review to help you explore different aspects of web hosting provided by other top companies like SiteGround and Bluehost.
SiteGround and Bluehost – Performance and Speed test
SiteGround was founded in the year 2004, whereas Bluehost made its entry into hosting in 2003. Both the top website hosting companies, SiteGround and Bluehost, offer 99.99% uptime guarantee. Choosing a web hosting gives you an advantage of having a website that will surely give your readers a great value and time to use, navigate and load different types of posts and pages in your website.
BlueHost Vs SiteGround – Uptime Test
SiteGround have never shown a major downtime. Moreover, they showed 100% uptime last year. SiteGround not only has a better uptime percentage then Bluehost but they too have one of the most reliable servers in the web hosting industry.
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To understand an estimate of their Uptime, we were tracking with the help of Host-tracker our websites hosted under SiteGround and Bluehost. When it comes to Uptime, the graph which I saw gave an estimate about superiority of SiteGround over Bluehost. To make it more right, I had great experience while testing a personal blog hosted on SiteGround as the whooping uptime of 99.99% for that website was great.
SiteGround vs Bluehost Server Response Time
The amount of time taken by the server to respond to your queries can help you in determining the quality of servers used by your web hosting companies.
I took the following steps to do a fair comparison between both web hosting companies.
- Each of my sites is a WordPress site with same number of images, content, pages size and with the same theme installed.
- I disabled all the plugins and catching system
- I conducted the test several times.
SiteGround’s performance was rock solid, considering the price I paid to get the website.
Response time increases with the increase of traffic. Bluehost’s performance was lackluster and highly inconsistent with high variance from one second to another.
SiteGround Vs BlueHost – Website Speed Test
SiteGround have highly efficient server, and static caching combination of these features makes your website’s speed increasingly fast. When it comes to speed and Performance, Bluehost lags behind SiteGround.
SiteGround Performed exceptionally well at Europe and US region but failed to put its mark on Melbourne.
Bluehost showed great performance at US and Melbourne region, whereas it loaded a bit slower at Europe.
All these tests prove that SiteGround offer a reliable website for all their users with 99.99% uptime, fast Speed.
Prices, Plans and Features
SiteGround provides a basic Startup plan for beginners which can be ordered at $3.95/mo for the first period allowing a single domain and 10 GB disk space.
Bluehost allows hosting unlimited domains which can be ordered at $4.95/mo for a three-year cycle. The price will be $6.95/mo, if you want to pay for one year.
SiteGround Vs Bluehost: Customer Support
- SiteGround offers a ticketing system, 24/7/365 days live chat and a toll-free call-in support. They won’t let you wait more than 7 seconds for their live chat and more than 8 minutes for the ticketing system. I have waited for more than 3 minutes for live chat on some other leading hosting companies. They boast a 10 minute wait time for their tickets. I have sent them two tickets and both of them were answered within 8 minutes and solved immediately.
- Bluehost offers an attractive chat box, the same features and friendly representatives. Their support team doesn’t have much ability and often transferred my small issues to ticketing system from their live chat team, which caused me more waiting time. They need a more efficient and speedy support team.
Both these hosting companies come with their cPanel with one-click installers for popular scripts such as Joomla, WordPress, Weebly, etc. This is a great advantage for newbie who are unfamiliar with coding aspects of the website.
Bluehost Vs SiteGround: My Verdict
SiteGround offers excellent customer support with quality hosting at an affordable cost. Their high uptime and reliability make them the perfect choice if you really want a great website in the long run.
SiteGround has been recorded as a suggested WordPress facilitating supplier on the WordPress.org facilitating page. They see this as a high assessment of the nature of their facilitating item and work with the WordPress people group.
How could that happen?
A year ago Matt Mullenweg, the establishing designer of WordPress, connected with facilitating organizations telling us that they were hoping to reëxamine wordpress.org/facilitating with another rundown of the best has for WordPress locales. To be considered for an incorporation in the rundown, they needed to round out a point by point overview, the data from which would be used as a part without bounds choice about facilitating organizations to be recorded on the page. They answered all the inquiries and now, months after the fact, they got an affirmation email that SiteGround has been chosen for the prescribed rundown.
From the affirmation email they were likewise educated that the hosts recorded there will be routinely looked into, there are no sureties for any future situation, and there’s no pay acknowledged. They were likewise educated that they were picked in light of a complete take a gander at all the choices accessible, including administration checking and “mystery customer” communications with our backing over the recent months. The motivation behind this page as per the email is to help clients really get a quality facilitating administration.
Obviously, they mean to keep keeping up the level of our administration, and building up our WordPress item to dependably join the most inventive and shrewd advancements and accommodations for our WordPress clients.
- 30 days money back guarantee
- High-speed websites for our traffic.
- High uptime record of over 99.99%
- They conduct timely automated backup.
- Innovative and speedy customer support team.