Squarespace vs HostMonster

With so many web hosts out there, it can be difficult to decide which to use for your hosting needs. Reading up on head to head hosting comparisons can help narrow down your search. The following will compare Squarespace hosting with HostMonster hosting. At the end, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 support

Major Differences:

  • HostMonster uses Weebly site-building software
  • HostMonster has the industry-standard cPanel
  • HostMonster does not have month-to-month plans available
  • Squarespace offers a 14 day free trial, while HostMonster’s plans come equipped with a 30 day money-back guarantee.
  • Squarespace functions as an all-in-one website builder
  • Squarespace  is ideal for designers, portfolios, photographers, boutique businesses, online shops and bloggers
  • Squarespace is known for their aesthetically pleasing design templates

Plans:

HostMonster hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress available for installation
Squarespace hosting:
  • Personal
  • Business
  • Basic
  • Advanced

Prices:

HostMonster’s cheapest plan is their ‘Basic’ shared plan, which starts at $10.99 per month. HostMonster does offer a first term discount, which lowers the price to $4.95 per month. Meanwhile, the cheapest plan with Squarespace costs $12.00/month.

Conclusion:

In terms of pure hosting, we’d recommend HostMonster over Squarespace. Although Squarespace is a popular site-builder, HostMonster outperforms Squarespace in uptime, page-loading speeds, and technical support. On top of this, HostMonster has less expensive options.

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