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Bluehost vs Hostgator?

easyrider
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Bluehost vs Hostgator?

I am currently on Hostgator's Baby plan, but someone recommended Bluehost to me. It is much cheaper than my current plan, but I'm not sure whether the service is equivalent. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
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cecille.l
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I haven't tried Bluehost or any other hosting since I am content with my current webhost. I did find some user reviews on Bluehost that you might want to go through before deciding.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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jcdean
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All my sites are with Blue host.

Never had a problem, in the four years that I used them.
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jacaranda
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i have an account on Dreamhost, Hostgator, Hostmonster and Bluehost... all are good but I find Hostgator to be the easiest one to use.

What's great about Dreamhost is that each addon domain you'll put in gets a different IP.
example:
-domain1.com gets 2.1.1.23
-domain2.com gets 2.1.1.34
-domain3.com gets 2.1.1.32
-etc.

Hostmonster and Bluehost are basically the same

Hostgator is your classic cpanel but i find most easy to use and fastest to setup a site plus. When I register a domain I can have it up and online in a couple of hours... the other ones takes at least 24hrs for the dns to propagate.. For hostgator, i just setup the IP from godaddy/1and1 to point on my hosting IP and I'm good to go.

Like i said, its a personal preference... the easiest and fastest one.. (i dont want to wait a long time in the case of hostmonster/bluehost where i have to change the DNS of the domain).
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Bluehost is #1 for me. I've tried several, nothing compares to the ease of using Bluehost. They have live chat 24/7 if you have an issue, and if you're in the US you can call em. Never had a problem though. When I joined, price was 7.95 though, so back then it was whether of not you could afford it. I think there's a special deal of a 3.95 or 5.95 monthly plan going around. I think I had a link to the 3.95 one somewhere but you had to buy 3-4 years of hosting upfront. If you're interested, PM me and I'll check if I can find the link, but don't count on it in case I can't. :P

Hostgator is also good, but overall I'd choose Bluehost simply for price and simplicity of CPanel. I know many CPanels aren't as basic as Bluehost's in that you can install lots of stuff in just 1 click. Then again, I'm totally noob with all the database stuff, so it may be much easier than I think.
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Oh yeah, I have to agree in Bluehost's support which is superb... there was a time i messed up one wordpress database and the live chat support was fantastic! we got that site back up right away.
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Do you pay separately for autoresponders too?
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I know Bluehost includes an autoresponder as part of their service. They have tutorials on their help site on how you can set it up.
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I have to say, I have not used Bluehost, but if I rightly remember they did not allow monthly payments at the time, but this was a while back.

I had a bad experience with Hostgator and would never use them again, one of the servers went down and I lost my site which was still new but took a long time to make, they decided to ignore me and still charge me the monthly fee. It was still an expensive to lesson to learn that regular backups of your site is an absolute must, but they seemed to be quite rude in their response.

I have used Godaddy and cant understand how people can sift through the masses of advertising they have, which is very frustrating.

All in All, I love Arvixe, they are still winning awards and everything seems just right with their servers. Their customer service can be a little frustrating at times specifically their online chat, but their email response is always good, I kind of like the fact that in someone ways they leave you to it on the live chat, gets your thinking hat on.

I highly recommend Arvixe.

P.S I just checked my arvixe account, they are giving me $100 worth of Adwords Vouchers, does anyone want to help me make some money and we go 50/50 if its possible.
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