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SiteCloud VS Bluehost

SiteCloud VS Bluehost

SiteCloud is a newer web host that has taken cloud computing reliability and brought it to the general website owner client in an affordable package. Cloud hosting is the new wave for web hosting, and while some hosts are offering cloud hosting it is still generally too expensive for the general customer. But SiteCloud has found a way to make it affordable to the masses.

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Bluehost has been serving the web hosting industry since before the dot-com boom and bust. And today they are still growing with over 20,000 new customers a month and millions of current hosted domains. Can this old giant with a shared hosting plan compete with the newcomer cloud host?

We take a look at these two worthy web hosts side-by-side and let you know exactly what we think in our recommendation below.

Pricing

Pricing for both hosting providers is very straight forward.

Bluehost has a single hosting plan that is available for just $6.95 per month.

SiteCloud’s brand of cloud hosting is an affordable $4.95 per month.

Products and Services

Sometimes it’s the extras that set a web host apart. Both SiteCloud and Bluehost provide attractive extra products and services like marketing credits and free domain registration. SiteCloud, however, will provide a free registration for life.

Both offer cPanel control panel for customer account control software which is the best on the market. And both companies offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee. And while SiteCloud offers a 30-day money back guarantee, Bluehost has an anytime money back guarantee which is the best guarantee in the industry.

One nice extra service that SiteCloud offers is their choice to offer “Green” hosting through the purchase of wind energy certificates and an eco-friendly, carbon-neutral energy usage policy.

Web Hosting Features

Both Bluehost and SiteCloud offer great basic features such as unlimited bandwidth, storage space, email, and hosted domains. Both offer MySQL database support and offer support for all the popular scripting languages.

Bluehost also provides support for multimedia files like Shockwave, Flash, Real and Streaming audio/video. They also provide free plugin scripts like message boards, blogging, image galleries, and more. Bluehost provides their customers with free eCommerce support with a choice of shopping cart software.

SiteCloud does match Bluehost with plugin software like blogs and forums, but they fail to match the support for multimedia and eCommerce.

Customer Service

Both of these web hosts are committed to customer service and support. However, SiteCloud states on its home page that they have 24/7/365 North American support, although this is only via email or online chat. Bluehost provides true live 24 hour support via telephone, chat, email, and online help tickets.

While SiteCloud does offer a limited number of articles in its online help center, the Bluehost help center is extensive with a user-friendly format. Bluehost provides articles, video tutorials, wizards, documentation, and even an online client forum where clients can find answers to practically any problem or question.

Recommendations

Both of these web hosts offer a plan similar in price and features. However, Bluehost gets our nod with superior customer support, a feature-rich plan, and an industry leading anytime money back guarantee.

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