Siteground VS Bluehost: Which host is better for online entrepreneurs?
Reliable web hosting is an important part of building a website. A web hosting company is the major step in how your website is delivered to customer. Your customers want the ability to access every aspect of your website any time of the day or night. Consider why web hosting is one of the most imperative website decisions you will make.
The two most popular web hosts today are Siteground and Bluehost. Both hosting companies are loaded with features and they seem to be equally competitive and an overall winner especially when it come to ecommerce. But hey, there will always be a winner, right?
Let’s start with Bluehost
Bluehost is the old kid on the block. They were founded in 1996 and are amongst the Top 20 of the largest hosting companies in the world hosting over 2 million websites.
They’re one of the biggest, most popular web hosting companies out there. So of course, when most writers started a blog a few years back, they opted for a self-hosted WordPress blog and signed up with Bluehost and loved their service so much.
But a few years into using Bluehost, things eventually started to go downhill. Blogs would randomly go down without any explanation; unable to load.
According to some sources, Bluehost became popular because they give out huge affiliate earnings so a lot of people promote them. But the truth is…
- They have a lot of downtime.
- You have to wait 20 mins (minimum) to get connected to somebody.
- Site speed is super slow.
Both Bluehost and Hostgator are owned by Endurance International Group and both hosts used to have a reputation of being excellent before EIG bought them out. Both hosts are now the subject of regular complaints (mainly overcrowded and slow servers, and unresponsive support that doesn't support) on a number of forums specialising in web hosting and web mastering.
Better (or best option): Siteground
If you want your website to attract ideal clients/customers, rank well in search engines, and gain lots of traffic, you need to make sure your website host is top notch, meaning little downtime and fast server response times. That meant consider switching to SiteGround.
- Customer service is amazing (very knowledgeable)
- Connects in less than a minute
- Uptime is always 99%
- Free SSLs and Transfers
- Free domain for every purchase
- Competitive price.
Their product is fantastic, pricing great, but the top notch friendly staff is what really puts the icing on the cake. SiteGround’s support team always does such a good job; it’s the one company you can always count on to actually help out properly.. They never try to pass the buck to someone else or tell me they can’t help with something. For only around $10 more, you get quality host and a safer website.