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If you are looking for a great web host for your website or blog, then two options you are probably considering BlueHost & GreenGeeks. Both are great web hosting options that offers a lot to customers that most web hosts won’t (such as free e-mail and unlimited bandwidth) and for incredibly affordable prices. But there are differences between the two web hosts. You can see that in the following chart, where you’ll see the difference in the plans, pricing, features, etc. I refer to GreenGeeks as “GG” in the following chart:
|BlueHost Basic||GG Ecosite Starter||BlueHost Plus||GG Ecosite Pro||BlueHost Choice Plus||GG Ecosite Premium||BlueHost Pro|
|# of Websites||1 Website||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Premium SSL||No||With Addon||No||With Addon||No||Yes||Positive SSL|
|Free Website Transfer||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Max. Emails per Hour||500||100||500||300||500||500||500|
|Usage Offset by Renewable Energy Credits||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
*Please note that these prices are based upon doing a 36 month term and if your initial contract is for a smaller amount of time, you will pay more per month.
So, as you can see, they are quite similar, but there are a few things to consider from this chart when choosing your plan.
One reason to choose GreenGeek would be the commitment to renewable energy. It was rated as the most environmentally friendly web hosting option, so if that is something that matters a lot to you, you should choose GreenGeek.
One reason to choose BlueHost would be if you are already planning on spending a lot on marketing (like ads to get at the top of search engines) because the marketing credits would save you a lot while you’re starting out (which is great).
If you already have a website and are looking to switch from another web host to BlueHost or GreenGeeks and you want the website transferred for free, then GreenGreek would be a great choice. It costs you $150 to get BlueHost to transfer the website for you, but you can do it yourself; we have a tutorial on how to move your website to BlueHost here.
If you want the cheapest option, then I would go with GreenGeek because the cheapest option for BlueHost does hold you back (only 5 email accounts, limit of MySQL Databases, limit of storage, etc.) although if you just want one basic simple website and are looking for a cheap option, then BlueHost would be the cheapest.
And if you want the best premium option, BlueHost would be the best because their premium option is cheaper than GreenGeek’s premium option.
So while both are great options, hopefully this blog helped you figure out which would be the best web host for you.