Trying to decide between SiteGround vs Bluehost to host your website?
SiteGround and Bluehost are two of the most popular web hosts for any type of website, and both also offer lots of useful features for WordPress users. Because you’ll see so many people recommending both hosts, it can be hard to know which one is right for you.
In this post, I’m going to help you decide between Bluehost vs SiteGround. This isn’t about picking a single “winner”. Instead, I’m going to highlight the key differences and make some recommendations so that you can pick the option that best fits your needs and budget.
I’ll start by comparing them in three keys areas:
Then, at the end, I’ll make some recommendations on when you should pick SiteGround and when you should pick Bluehost.
SiteGround vs Bluehost Pricing
In general, when it comes to pricing and resources, Bluehost is more affordable than SiteGround. This is true for both the promotional prices (what you pay for your first billing cycle) and the regular prices (what you’ll pay when you need to renew).
Here are Bluehost’s prices:
And here are SiteGround’s:
Beyond looking at the pricing charts, there are a few other important things to consider here:
- Billing terms
- Free domain name
Bluehost Gives You Unlimited Resources
Another thing that makes Bluehost cheaper are the resources that you get with your plan. With the exception of the cheapest Basic plan, Bluehost gives you:
- Unlimited websites
- Unmetered storage
- Unmetered bandwidth
SiteGround does give you unlimited websites (excluding the StartUp plan) and unmetered bandwidth. However, they impose strict storage limits. For example, even the expensive GoGeek plan only gets 40 GB, while Bluehost still gives you 50 GB on the cheap Basic plan (and unlimited storage on all the others).
Additionally, while SiteGround does offer unmetered bandwidth, they do advertise a suggested visit limit. This limit isn’t a hard cap – it’s just an estimate of how many visitors you can have before SiteGround’s other limits (like CPU seconds) kick in. If you want to see the technical limitations of SiteGround’s plans, you can:
- Go to this page
- Scroll down to the bottom
- Hover over the links in the Server Resources section
I also wrote a post explaining the limitations of SiteGround shared hosting.
Note that, while Bluehost doesn’t meter any of your resources, they will still enforce fair
This article was written by Harsh Agrawal and originally published on ShoutMeLoud.