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Bluehost VS Omnis

Bluehost VS Omnis

Considered to be part of the “old guard” of web hosting providers, Bluehost and Omnis web hosting companies have a lot of experience when it comes to service and support. Both companies restrict their offerings to just web hosting – enabling them to concentrate on giving their customers the best possible service at a low monthly cost.

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Pricing

Bluehost is affordably priced at $6.95 per month. At this attractive rate, their customers can expect an account loaded with tons of unlimited features, a free domain forever and a free site builder.

Omnis offers its hosting accounts for $5.95 a month. Web hosting accounts with this company are also loaded with unlimited features, have a free domain name included and allow new customers to try out their accounts for thirty days risk-free.

Products and Services

Omnis offers domain name registration and design services in addition to its regular web hosting account. Registration for a new domain name will run about $7.95 a year and will scale down in price with bulk domain name purchases. The hosting company’s design services include a do-it-yourself sitebuilder that includes access to over 800 unique designs, more than 15,000 template options and much more. Optionally, if one is seeking design services, Omnis also offers professional site designs with a free initial quote.

Bluehost offers an affiliate program that pays out $65 for each referral. All affiliates have access to affiliate administration area that tracks click-through ratios, shows payments by sign-up, allows downloading of a personalized tracking code and enables affiliates to track commission payouts.

Web Hosting Features

When acquiring a web hosting account with Bluehost, customers are treated to unlimited amounts of hosted domains, bandwidth, and disk storage as well as many more unlimited features. All accounts are equipped with PHP 5, Perl 5, Python and Ruby on Rails. The hosting company offers a nice selection of plug-in scripts to enhance one’s web site – Moodle, PHPBB, WordPress and Tikiwiki are just a sample few of what is offered. E-commerce is supported with a choice of four different carts, SSL secure server access and a free generated certificate included.

Not to be outdone by its competitor, Omnis also offers its web hosting clients a huge number of unlimited features – disk space, data transfer, e-mail accounts and hosted domains are just a few of those offered. Hosting customers can also look forward to unlimited MySQL databases and associated users, dynamic HTML and AJAX capabilities. The list of script add-ons for hosted accounts is overwhelming. Omnis includes several different blog programs, CMS software, and much more. As the company offers both Windows and Unix hosting, the different programs and software available depend upon the type of hosting chosen.

Customer Service

Omnis’ help center houses a searchable knowledge base that includes how-to’s and FAQs. Customers have access to their account from this area, can contact tech support via a support form or even chat live with one of the company’s support team members. Omnis offers toll-free support and even gives its mailing address for those wishing to contact the company via regular mail.

Bluehost has a rather extensive help desk area that includes ticket support, a knowledge base, video tutorials and even a user forum. Support is offered 24×7 via the company’s toll-free number and a live chat option is available as well.

Recommendations

Both Omnis and Bluehost offer quite a lot for a low monthly cost. They are so similar across the board, the choice between the two may prove a bit difficult. The one area where Omnis comes out ahead slightly, however, is in monthly cost. One will receive a better deal for the money by hosting with Omnis.

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    23rd November 2009
    Posted by Web Hosting Consultant in Best Web Hosting

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