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Bluehost vs. Codero

Bluehost vs. Codero

Small and medium sized business owners usually have a simple goal with their website – that it attracts a growing number of visitors and derives profits for the company. With this in mind, the web host chosen by the business owner becomes vitally important.

Bluehost.com is a long-term veteran in the hosting industry with roots dating back to 1996. They have millions of hosted websites, and continue to grow at a rate of 20,000 per month. Codero has cloud hosting, dedicated hosting, and fully managed hosting plans that allow flexibility and scalability with growing companies.

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But which of these is the best choice for your growing company? We take a look at Bluehost and Codero side-by-side and compare them for you below.

Pricing

When it comes to pricing, Bluehost makes it easy with a single shared-server hosting plan for just $5.95 per month. For $19.95 per month clients can get the “Pro” plan that includes extras like SSL certificates, free data backup, a dedicated IP address, more disk space, and more CPU resources.

Codero offers Cloud hosting which is priced at a flexible hourly rate. This is helpful to business owners who can use more resources during peak hours, and switch off at times of inactivity. Rates start at about $0.10 per hour, or about $54 per month.

Products and Services

Bluehost doesn’t come with a lot of extra products and services. But they do offer 99.9% uptime guarantee and an industry-leading anytime money back guarantee. They provide a $75 Google marketing credit to all new clients. And they offer to pay for one year of free domain registration.

Codero offers 100% “Green” hosting through server energy efficiency and the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (REC’s). They also offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee. And for growing companies they also have services available for fully managed hosting and customized server and software configurations.

Web Hosting Features

The Bluehost plan comes with all the features most any small to medium sized business website needs including unlimited bandwidth, disk space, email accounts, and hosted domains. They offer support for popular scripting and multi-media files. Clients get a choice of shopping charts and eCommerce solutions. And cPanel control panel is the industry-leading software available to all clients.

Codero’s plans are aimed at the more sophisticated client who is ready to download and configure their own software for their website needs. The cloud hosting comes with choices of number of servers, CPU power, and RAM. And dedicated hosting clients get even more choices of features including fully managed hosting.

Customer Service

Bluehost offers 24 hour live support via telephone, chat, and email. Codero has business hours only telephone support (Mon-Fri). While Codero does offer a sufficient number of articles in their online knowledgebase, Bluehost offers a much more user-friendly online help center filled with articles, video tutorials, and wizards.

Recommendations

Codero has great options for the bigger business website. However, for the general business website looking for a plan to suit almost any need, Bluehost gets our recommendation.

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