BlueHost vs WP Engine

Below, we’ll compare two very different web hosts. WP Engine specializes in WordPress and managed WordPress hosting, while BlueHost is more of a do-it-all, standard web host. We’ll break down their differences and similarities below, and at the end, let you know which host we prefer.

Similarities:

  • Linux-based plans
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Solid reputations

Major Differences:

  • BlueHost has a 30 day money-back guarantee, while WP Engine offers a 60 day money-back guarantee
  • BlueHost uses the industry-standard cPanel
  • BlueHost has a far wider-range of plans to choose from
  • BlueHost does not have month-to-month payment plans
  • WP Engine has slightly faster page-loading speeds, and slightly more reliable uptime
  • WP Engine specializes in WordPress hosting
  • WP Engine has premium customerĀ support
  • WP Engine is more expensive than BlueHost

Plans:

BlueHost hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress
WP Engine hosting:
  • WordPress
  • Managed WordPress

Prices:

BlueHost has far cheaper plans to choose from. With BlueHost, you can get plans for as low as $2.95/month, while WP Engine’s cheapest WordPress plan costs $29.00/month. That being said, WP Engine offers premium WordPress hosting.

Conclusion:

There’s no clear winner here. While WP Engine has slightly better performance, including better uptime, faster page-loading, and premium customer support, they also charge more. On top of this, WP Engine offers only 5 plans total, all WordPress oriented. BlueHost, on the other hand, can satisfy many more customers with their range of hosting options, and for much cheaper. BlueHost is no slouch in the performance department either, and is probably a better value for what you would be paying. However, if money isn’t too much of an issue, and you’re more concerned with top-performance WordPress hosting, WP Engine is the better option.

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