Hosting Tutorial & Guide

BlueHost VS GreenGeeks | Shared Web Hosting Comparison

updated on Nov 16, 2016
BlueHost VS GreenGeeks | Shared Web Hosting Comparison BlueHost VS GreenGeeks is compared from the web hosting features, speed, uptime and technical support for WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, and their community reputation and hosting cost. BlueHost and GreenGeeks are both the reputed web hosts. BlueHost is better cost effective but GreenGeeks is eco-friendly which is higher recommended for ecosystem protectors.

Who is BlueHost

BlueHost, the largest shared web hosting firm that has only provided a single all-in-one shared web hosting plan consistently since 1996. BlueHost breaks many records in the web hosting industry in the past 15 years as following. As a web host only offering budget shared web hosting service,
  1. BlueHost is valued for 185 million USD in the capital market.
  2. BlueHost owns 3 dedicated data centers in Utah, US that has invested over 10 million USD since 2010
  3. BlueHost optimized and customized Linux kernel for better offering shared web hosting service.

So far, BlueHost has approximately 500 staffs and 5,000 servers, serving for 2 million domains and websites worldwide with 20,000 new customers for each month.

Who is GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks is the best green web hosting company that all of their web servers and network infrastructure are 300% powered by wind energy. GreenGeeks was founded in 2006 for the fact that the web hosting industry is moving toward to be a bigger environment polluter rather than the airplane industry.

In order to compensate for the power, GreenGeeks pulls from the grid and purchases wind energy credits for the energy that they consume from the grid. In fact they replace, with wind power, 300% the amount of energy used by their web hosts. So, if they consume 1X of power from the grid, they purchase 300% wind energy credits to put back into the grid.

GreenGeeks has approximately been serving for 100,000 million domains and websites. They save the emitting carbon by 5,000 tons in 2011.

BlueHost VS GreenGeeks - Feature

The following table lists the different features between BlueHost and GreenGeeks.

Feature BlueHost GreenGeeks
Free domain
Disk space Unlimited Unlimited
Email Accounts Unlimited Unlimited
PHP 5.3.10 & 5.2.17 5.2.17
Ruby on Rails
Python
Perl
MySQL Unlimited Unlimited
PostgreSQL Unlimited
Shell (SSH)
Custom PHP.INI
Eco-friendly

BlueHost VS GreenGeeks - Performance

From the comparison for server response of BlueHost and GreenGeeks, BlueHost is approximately 20% faster than GreenGeeks. Read the following chart. This difference is reasonable according to the top-level dedicated data center built by BlueHost, but GreenGeeks co-locates the data center from another company - SingleHop.


BlueHost VS GreenGeeks - Price

Billing BlueHost GreenGeeks
Plan Plus EcoPlan
Regularly $10.99/mo $8.99/mo
1 Year $5.95/mo $6.36/mo
2 Years $4.95/mo $5.56/mo
3 Years $3.95/mo $3.96/mo
How to Claim Link Activation Link Activation


BlueHost plans are starting at $7.99/mo regularly. Now they're making a compelling discount for all readers using the promotional link above - starting from $2.95/mo only. The more expensive plans are now $3.95/mo and $6.95/mo.

GreenGeeks is actually more expensive than BlueHost as they're the more expensive green energy. Their eco-friendly hosting is starting at $3.96/mo for visitors for 3-years plan, but their 1/2 year(s)' plan is absolutely not cheap.

Conclusion

If you'd like to protect the ecosystem on your hands, GreenGeeks shall be the best choice. Especially when you choose 3 years plan, the price of GreenGeeks eco-friendly web hosting is nearly the same as BlueHost.

Otherwise, BlueHost is the more cost effective choice than GreenGeeks - better price, features, performance and uptime.