BlueHost Vs InMotion – Let the Battle begin!
BlueHost was founded in 2003 and has over 2 million hosted websites. It is rated A+ by BBB and is known for it’s ultra low-cost hosting solutions. BlueHost offers multiple hosting solutions to its customers such as shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting and also cloud hosting.
InMotion hosting is a web hosting company founded in 2001. It is rated A+ by BBB and offers hosting solutions such as Business hosting, VPS hosting and Dedicated servers. They’re known for their free website transfer when you’re coming from a different hosting provider.
The one that I like about BlueHost is CloudSites. With Cloudsites, you don’t have to worry about your site getting down. If one server goes down, the site on the other server will be served automatically. This advance feature is not present in InMotion Hosting.
Shared Hosting Pricing
Price of the product plays a major role when you go out buying a product. BlueHost has the most attractive pricing in the industry.
BlueHost’s most basic offering starts at $2.95 per month (Click here to get discount on BlueHost hosting) when purchased for 36 months, while InMotion Hosting is $5.99 a month to start with when purchased for 24 months.
While BlueHost has a longer service contract, the starting price makes it an attractive choice; which is probably why they have over 2 million hosted websites.
Bandwidth and Disk Space
While BlueHost’s basic hosting plan allows 1 website compared to the 2 provided by InMotion, things get different as we move one level up.
Recommended by WordPress
WordPress is the most widely used content management system in the world. A report suggests that 1 in every 4 websites on the Internet is powered by WordPress.
Subdomains are a great way to create new websites that are still part of your original website. While both allow you to host 25 subdomains with their basic plans, it’s a bit different at the next tier. BlueHost allows unlimited subdomains with their plus plan while InMotion allows a max of 100.
As websites start getting more traffic, websites owners make the move from Shared hosting to VPS hosting. While both BlueHost and InMotion are quite similar in all their VPS hosting offerings, the introductory price of BlueHost makes it a really attractive alternative.
If you’re looking to get started with VPS hosting without burning your pocket too much, BlueHost should be your choice. BlueHost’s VPS solution starts at $19.99 a month when purchased for 36 months, while InMotion VPS starts at $29.99 a month when purchased for 12 months.
BlueHost’s low cost offering gives you a good choice to test the waters before increasing your spending on VPS.
Dedicated Hosting Pricing
When you’re seeing high volumes of traffic, Dedicated Hosting becomes a must to ensure dedicated servers, bandwidth and security.
BlueHost allows you to pay using credit cards and PayPal, however with InMotion you’re only limited to paying using your credit card.
BlueHost payment options:
InMotion payment options:
Integrated Content Caching
Content caching helps in two ways: First, it greatly increased your site speed and second, it reduces the load on your server.
When enabled, your content gets distributed across multiple CloudFlare servers around the world. When a request comes in, the content is loaded from the server that is nearest to the user.
Data Backups, Moneyback Guarantee & Ad Credits
InMotion Hosting offers FREE Data backup in all plans. Whereas in BlueHost it is included in plans starting from $6.95/month.
Here’s how they compare feature wise:
|Shared pricing||Starts at $2.95 per month||Starts at $3.49 per month|
|VPS pricing||Starts at $19.99 per month||Starts at $29.99 per month|
|Dedicated pricing||Starts at $79.99 per month||Starts at $99.99 per month|
|Websites||Unlimited with plus||Unlimited with PRO|
|Content Caching||Integrated with CloudFare||Needs additional software|
|Payment options||Credit card and Paypal||Credit card|
BlueHost Vs InMotion Hosting: Conclusion
InMotion Hosting offers 90 day money back guarantee and FREE Data backup whereas BlueHost is light on your pocket for all their product offerings – shared, VPS and dedicated hosting. Being recommended by WordPress makes them a reliable choice.
Good luck and Happy Hosting!
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