Bluehost vs Hostgator Discounts and Price Comparisons

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Here are price comparisons between Bluehost and Hostgator for shared, WordPress, VPS, and Cloud Hosting. As you will see below, the various Bluehost deals reduce the price of hosting vis a vis Hostgator by quite a bit! Here’s the complete Hostgator coupon code list.

Note: These prices have been standardized for “per year” billing cycles. Normally, it’s very difficult to compare prices across providers because they use different time bases for their prices. Bluehost and Hostgator both show prices for 36 months on their homepage, whereas providers like SiteGround have one year renewal prices.

In order to compare prices in a standardized way, I have included only the yearly web hosting prices. That is why they look more expensive than those you see on the frontpages of these sites. Don’t be mislead! The prices you see here are the real comparisons.

Bluehost vs Hostgator Shared Hosting Prices

Basic Plan Advanced Plan Premium Plan
Hostgator Shared Hosting 2.58/month
With 60% off Coupon code: WPTWEAKSHOSTING
With 60% off Coupon code: WPTWEAKSHOSTING
With 60% off Coupon code: WPTWEAKSHOSTING
Bluehost Shared Hosting $4.95/month

Once the hosting plans for these two have been standardized to one year prices, the price difference between them isn’t that much.

Both Bluehost and Hostgator provide one free domain each. This is unlike other providers like SiteGround and GoDaddy where a domain name is not included. Of course, if you’re only looking for bare hosting, this won’t make any difference to your decision. You can read more about the pros and cons of Hostgator in my Hostgator review.

Hostgator hosting also includes a free website transfer, whereas this is a separate package in Bluehost. In addition, the Hostgator business plan also includes a free dedicated IP address. This allows it to have what is known as a “Positive SSL”. Which means you can get the coveted “green bar” in addition to the lock symbol on your website. This inspires more trust in customers.

One interesting anomaly between Bluehost and Hostgator is when it comes to disk space. Whereas the advanced and premium plans of both offer “unmetered” disk space, the basic Bluehost plan caps it at 50GB. Hostgator on the other hand keeps it as “unmetered”. But one has to assume that there’s some upper limit here, since they mention compliance with their terms of service. So look out!

You can read more about Bluehost’s “Unlimited” promises in my Bluehost review.

Bluehost vs Hostgator WordPress Hosting Prices

Basic WordPress Advanced WordPress Premium WordPress Super Premium WordPress
Hostgator WordPress Hosting $7.95/month
With 60% off Coupon code: WPTWEAKSHOSTING
With 55% off Coupon code: WPTWEAKSHOSTING
With 48% off Coupon code: WPTWEAKSHOSTING
Bluehost WordPress Hosting $29.99/month

The first thing that stands out is that Bluehost WordPress hosting is a LOT more expensive. The article in the link will explain why this is so.

Bluehost vs Hostgator VPS Hosting Price Comparison

Basic VPS Advanced VPS Premium VPS
Hostgator VPS Hosting $49.95/month
With 55% off Coupon code: WPTWEAKSHOSTING
With 46% off Coupon code: WPTWEAKSHOSTING
With 43% off Coupon code: WPTWEAKSHOSTING
Bluehost VPS Hosting $23.99/month

Again, the prices Hostgator displays on its website are for 36 months – just like Bluehost. Once we standardize these prices to a base of 1 year, they become much more comparable!

A couple of interesting details. Hostgator offers a lot more disk space in their VPS plans compared to Bluehost. The flip side is that Bluehost’s disk space is SSD, unlike Hostgator’s. Also when it comes to bandwidth, the tables are reversed. Bluehost offers unlimited bandwidth on all its VPS plans, whereas Hostgator meters it.

Bluehost vs Hostgator Cloud Hosting Prices

Basic Cloud Advanced Cloud Premium Cloud
Hostgator Cloud Hosting $7.95/month
With 73% off Coupon code: WPTWEAKSHOSTING
With 71% off Coupon code: WPTWEAKSHOSTING
With 60% off Coupon code: WPTWEAKSHOSTING
Bluehost Cloud Hosting $10.95/month $15.95/month $20.95/month
Both Bluehost and Hostgator’s prices on their website are for 36 months. Bluehost in particular claims that its cloud products are discounted, but I haven’t been able to find that. As far as I can tell, there’s no discount for Bluehost cloud offerings.