Bluehost vs. Hostclear
Bluehost.com has roots dating back to 1996 when it entered the internet technology industry. During the next 5-6 years it weathered a tumultuous path through the dot com boom and bust, and emerged a strong contender. Even now the company boasts millions of hosted websites with growth of over 20,000 new clients each month.
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Hostclear.com is a subsidiary to JustHost.com, which entered the hosting industry more recently in the 21st century. Hostclear’s aim is to not only recruit small business owners and individuals for web hosting with affordable plans, but also to help entrepreneurs start their own online business reselling their brand of web hosting.
With a wide open market for both of these companies, which one do you choose for your personal or business website? Read on to get our analysis below.
Bluehost offers a single hosting plan for just $5.95 per month. For $19.95 per month clients can buy up to the “Pro” plan to get an SSL certificate for eCommerce, a dedicated IP address, site backup, and additional CPU resources.
Hostclear offers three plans. The Home Plan is just $4.95 per month, the Business Plan is $5.95 per month, and the Business Pro Plan is $9.95 per month. If your dream is to become a hosting plan reseller, those options start at just $19.95 per month.
Products and Services
Bluehost has a strict aim to focus on their outstanding single hosting plan. In doing so, they avoid offering too many of the “extras”. But they do provide a bonus of one year free domain, $75 in Google Adwords credits, plus a 99.9% uptime guarantee and an anytime full money back guarantee.
Hostclear also offers a $75 Google credit, plus additional free marketing credits to Miva, MSN, and Yahoo! with each upgraded plan. They also match Bluehost with a 99.9% uptime and anytime money back guarantees.
Web Hosting Features
Bluehost puts it all in one plan. Clients get unlimited bandwidth, disk space, email accounts, and hosted domains. Their plan comes with full support for popular scripting and 3rd party plugins, plus many multi-media file types. Business can rejoice with free eCommerce solutions with a choice of shopping carts. And clients get the use of cPanel control panel, the best in the industry.
All Hostclear plans come with unlimited domains, hosting bandwidth, and disk space. The server speed increases with each upgraded plan. Like Bluehost, clients get support for popular scripting and plugins, multi-media, and eCommerce. Cpanel is also provided as the choice of control panel.
Bluehost has outstanding 24 hour support via telephone, chat, or email. They also provide a very user-friendly online knowledgebase to help with difficult questions.
Hostclear states that they are available 24/7 for technical support, but are unclear whether that is just via email or if that includes 24 hour telephone support. Their online knowledgebase is admirable, with lots of articles and video tutorials.
When it comes to affordability and dependability, we believe Bluehost has the best plan of the two. Our recommendation goes to them for a great plan with years of experience behind it.