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Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Bluehost

Bluehost is a decent all-around choice for web hosting with professional web development and domain management features that are particularly ideal for WordPress websites and blogs. They have a good reputation within the industry as a company that invests heavily in new technology and platform innovation. Bluehost has made a lot of improvements to customize their back-end administration (AMP & control panel) by working to improve the usability and design of the browser interface. Bluehost is primarily focused on customers who use WordPress and we would recommend either their hybrid cloud or managed WordPress platform, which provides everything that you need to build and maintain a popular website. All in all, Bluehost is a well-established brand that continually improves its hosting products, regularly upgrades their data center hardware, and is generally considered a leader in the development of new cloud hosting platform services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudways

When you dont know how to set up a cloud server technically, (The LAMP stack or the PHP settings etc) Cloudways comes handy. You can easily modify the server settings with one click.
Less Appropriate - If you want to save costs, go for direct cloud providers. Setting up technical stuff is a one time job.
Kaushik Somaiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Bluehost

  • Customer service/tech support is simply top-notch. Being able to pick up the phone, get help, and not get charged for it is rare in the tech-support world.
  • Their Dashboard/C-panel has a wide selection of popular tools and options to make website design and all that goes with it very easy. Lots of choices; they are more than a simple hosting service.
  • Keeping their tools up-to-date. I never have to worry about upgrades or having the latest features; it just happens automatically!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudways

  • Automatic Daily One Click Restore Backups
  • Integrated CDN
  • Easy & Intuitive Alternate Interface to cPanel and WHM
  • Very Affordable for High Specs
  • 24/7 Customer Support is Extremely Helpful
  • Serve & Application Management is a Breeze
  • Choose from Multiple Server Locations
Brandon Dith-Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bluehost

  • Setting up wasn't difficult but I think for some having tutorial videos would have been better than screenshots.
  • Provide more than one free domain on the Plus plan.
  • Offer site migration - not an option I saw when I signed up.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudways

  • PayPal is not supported.
  • Some Norwegian credit cards might not work properly.
Dario Pedroni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bluehost

Bluehost 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I use Wordpress for my website on Bluehost, so I already know how it works and happy with it. I gave it this rating as I love the fact that If you do plan on creating multiple websites on Bluehost you'll be able to create specific login access for each website sites making it less likely to enter into the wrong website accounts. Which makes it even easier to manage client websites if you plan to create and host websites on behalf of your clients.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudways

No score
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Support Rating

Bluehost

Bluehost 8.5
Based on 12 answers
They are quick, easily reached, and can usually solve problems on the first try. However I noticed I had to go to customer support more often than with other providers, whether that was things breaking more often or if their customer support couldn't fix things on the first try. But in most scenarios, they are fine.
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudways

Cloudways 9.3
Based on 5 answers
It's decent. I have seen a bit of disorganization sometimes. Not sure if it's with staff turnover but despite that, it's very good, most of the time.Their bot helps you find stuff faster everyone seems quite competent and willing to have a look at your issue themselves rather than refer to someone else which is usually quite frustrating.
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bluehost

Bluehost did not stack up against HostGator; in fact, HostGator was where we ended up migrating after we realized Bluehost was not for us. Bluehost is not geared toward businesses, especially ones like ours that have a very customized site. HostGator allowed us the customization that we needed, and their prices were terrific.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudways

VPS and dedicated hosting are costly, Therefore cloud hosting provides a cheaper way to own a powerful server, and IP is dedicated as well. Cloudways was the decision because:
1) Easy to set up without any linux commands we can set up the server
2) Live chat for technical help. (Excellent agents, they helped out of the scope issues too)
Kaushik Somaiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bluehost

  • It allowed me to get my website up and running and sell services.
  • It is fairly low cost, so it was easy to recoup my investment.
  • Having to pay for a whole year upfront made it take a little longer to get the return on my investment.
Dan Hanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudways

  • Massive ROI compared to Go Daddy's Server
Brandon Dith-Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Bluehost

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Bluehost Editions & Modules

Edition
Shared Web Hosting$3.95-$26.991
VPS Hosting$19.99 - $119.992
Dedicated Hosting$79.99-$209.992
Shared WordPress Hosting$3.95-$16.992
Managed WordPress (beta)$19.953
Blue Sky Live WordPress Support$29.00-$149.004
eCommerce - WooCommerce Hosting$15.95-$49.955
  1. per month for 36 month term
  2. per month
  3. per month for 36 month term
  4. per month
  5. per month, 1 month to 36 month terms available
Additional Pricing Details

Cloudways

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$25*

* per application

Cloudways Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$10.001
Maximum Price$274.331
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Cloudways offers 1 free migration to all customers. For any further migration needs the customer can use our free WordPress migration plugin and do it themselves. Or they can request paid migration services for any PHP based application, which start at $25 per application.

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