Welcome to Startuptadka.com, I’m Gaurav, founder of this blog, and today we are going to see which hosting is better for you Bluehost or GoDaddy.
Because if you want to start a successful blog, then getting a solid, secure and fast hosting is a very important.
So now let’s see on which basis we are going to do this comparison:
- Features and Performance
Little Background of Both Bluehost and Godaddy
Bluehost is ranked #1 in our “Best Web Hosting companies in the world (2021)” article – and it was founded in 2003 by Matt Heaton.
However he got an Idea of a hosting company like Bluehost in 1996, but he founded two hosting companies before Bluehost.com – 50megs.com and 0catch.com.
Bluehost is also recommended as the Best Hosting for WordPress by WordPress.org since 2005, just after two year of starting their business.
And in today’s date, they have more than 2 Million Websites hosted on their platform and 750+ people in their staff to help and take care of their customers.
GoDaddy is the biggest hosting company in the world founded in 1997 by “Bobs Parsons”, it was first named Jomax technologies, then they changed it to GoDaddy in 2006.
They say that their goal is to provide help and all the tools that entrepreneurs need to grow Online and create their empire.
Today GoDaddy has the biggest Market share in Web hosting Industry – and their company has 20 million+ customers with 80+ Million Domain sold.
GoDaddy also has the biggest staff in the Web Hosting Industry of 7000 People to handle their Web Hosting Empire.
Features and Performance
Now let’s compare features and performance of Bluehost and GoDaddy. but before that let’s see some essential features that you hosting provide must provide:
- Fast-Load time
- SSL Certificate
- Business Emails
- Daily Backups
- Good Uptime
So now we will see if both of them provide these essential features and then we will see what other features both of these hosting companies provide.
Load - Time of Bluehost and GoDaddy
Load Time – Load time of any website is very important because if you website loads slowly then your visitor’s will bounce back and it will give Google a bad signal.
And then Google may de-rank your website or send less traffic to your website, because of bad user-experience.
Fast-Load Time – Bluehost is one of the fastest hosting providers in the world, and they also use SSD Storage to store you data, which makes it even more faster.
One draw back that Bluehost has is that they have servers just in USA, so if your audience is from India or any other country.
Then the load time for that user would be more and it will make your site slow,
But they have found solution for this as well, they use Content Delivery Network (CDN) to tackle this problem.
Which stores your website’s data in a lot of servers all around the world, and that will make your website load even more faster.
Fast-Load Time – GoDaddy has above average load-time, and your website might load fast, but not as fast as some of the fastest hosts in the world like Bluehost.
In comparison to Bluehost, GoDaddy also doesn’t use SSD Storage to store your website’s data, they use disk space which is slow as compared to SSD Storage.
And their hosting plan doesn’t provide you Content Delivery Network (CDN) as well, and if you want to use it for your website.
Then you can use cloudfare which is the free and best Content Delivery Network (CDN) in the world.
SSL Certificate – SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer – It is a technology which build a secure and safe connection between two systems and it protects your websites visitor’s data from scammers or hackers.
And Google directly shows “Not Secure” sign on website’s which doesn’t has SSL Certificate, and that creates a bad reputation about your website in your visitors mind.
Which is also not that good, and by chance if you are trying to sell something on your website then it’s particularly gonna hurt you a lot.
Because most of your customers will doubt your website’s credibility after seeing that sign.
SSL Certificate – Bluehost provides free SSL Certificate with any of their hosting plans.
So you don’t have to worry about anything an it will also save you some money.
SSL Certificate – GoDaddy doesn’t provide SSL Certificate with their hosting plan,
But you do get Free SSL Certificate with their Ultimate plan – Which is their most expensive shared hosting plan.
Other than that all plans doesn’t come with a SSL Certificate.
But you can obviously buy it separately.
Business Emails – Business Email or Professional Email is very necessary if you are starting a blog.
Because when you start a blog, you come in contact with a lot of people like your visitors, subscribers or other bloggers in your Niche.
And to use your personal email to connect with them is very less professional as well as Business Email or Professional Email comes with world-class security, spam protection and Virus filters.
So it’s much more better to use Business Email then your personal Email.
SSL Certificate – Again Bluehost provides Free Business Emails with any of their Hosting plans.
And even with their cheapest plan they offer you 5 Business Emails.
Business Emails – GoDaddy doesn’t provide Free Business Emails with their cheapest plan (Starter Plan).
But you do get Free Business Emails with their other expensive plans – (Economy, Deluxe, Ultimate).
And if you want to go with starter plan then the price for 1 Professional Email for 1 year is around ₹400.
Daily backups – Keeping Daily backups of your website is very essential because everyone makes mistakes, it’s a unavoidable, universal truth.
And you might click wrong thing and delete some files or someone in your team might make mistake.
Or as an beginner you might not know what you are actually doing and accidentally delete something.
So if you don’t have a backups of your website then your have lost all the hours you put into making your website, everything would be gone just by one mistake.
That’s why it’s very important to have regular backups of your website, and believe me it’s really a nightmare, and I have experienced it, when I was just starting out with my blog.
These are some of the reasons which can make you lose your site.
- Accidentally Deleting something.
- Getting Hacked
- Computer Crash
- WordPress Updates
Quiet a few hosting companies do provide backups, but a lot of them don’t so now that again a problem. so if you hosting company provides backups then it’s good.
But if not then you have to buy daily backup feature from your hosting provider or you can also use free backups plugin like Updraft plus, but such plugins need configuration.
Daily Backups – Bluehost do provide you with free backups with their hosting.
But even then I will suggest you to keep backups of your website by yourself with then help of Updraft Plus plugin.
Daily Backups – GoDaddy doesn’t provide free Daily Backups with their hosting plan.
But you can buy it separately.
But again I will suggest you to keep your own Backups.
Uptime – Uptime means when your website is up and running totally fine, ad downtime means when your website is not up and not live.
And obviously you wouldn’t want your website to be down for quiet good time, because then no one would be able to access your website and you’ll lose your visitors and customers.
Most of the hosting companies provide around 99.9% of Uptime which means your website might go down for 8-9 Hours in a year – which is quiet good.
Then some top web hosting providers provide around 99.99% of Uptime which means your website might go down for 1:45 Minutes to 2 Hours in a year.
Uptime -Bluehost provides around 99.99% of Uptime which is one of the top Uptime in the Web Hosting Industry.
It means your website might go down for 1:45 Minutes to 2 Hours in a year.
Uptime -GoDaddy provides 99.9% of Uptime and they guarantee it and if they fail to provide then they will give you some credits to buy their products.
It means your website might go down for 8-9 Hours in a year.
Other features that Bluehost and GoDaddy Provide
All features that Bluehost provide – Free Domain for 1st Year, Free SSL Certificate, 5 Free Business Emails, Free Daily Backups, Free CDN, Free Website Builder from Bluehost, 50GB SSD Storage, 99.99% Uptime, Free Website Migration, Fast Load-time and speed and 24/7 Support.
If you buy these features separately like domain name for 1 year, free website migration, free CDN, 5 Business Emails, Free SSL and website builder then it would easily cost you around $150 – $200.
GoDaddy doesn’t provide a lot of features with their hosting, but these are the features that they provide – 30 GB Disk Space, c-panel, Fraud, virus & spam protection and 24/7 support.
Hidden Pricing Strategy that Hosting Companies Use:
Most of the hosting companies use a pricing strategy that you should be aware of before starting to compare prices of Bluehost and GoDaddy.
The starting price that most of the hosting companies shows are of long term (for 3 years or so)
It means only if you buy their hosting for 3 years then their monthly price will be very low, but if you buy it for 1 year then their monthly prices will be high.
And most of the hosting companies also give you a lot of discount at the time of first purchase, but when you renew your hosting, at that time they increase their prices as much as double.
So mainly buying hosting for long term, is a good option, because then you get a good discount at monthly price, and you don’t have to renew your hosting after 1 year again, so you don’t have to pay extra.
It saves you at monthly pricing as well as you don’t require to renew for 3 years.
|1 Website||Unlimited Websites||Unlimited Websites||Unlimited Websites|
|Free Domain||Free Domain||Free Domain||Free Domain|
|50 GB SSD||Unlimited SSD Storage||Unlimited SSD Storage||Unlimited SSD Storage|
|Domain||Free Domain (1st Year)||No|
|Storage||50 GB SSD||30 GB Disk Space|
|Backups||Free Daily Backups||No|
|Emails||5 Free Emails||No|