A few days ago, I was a little bit confused in choosing between Bluehost and Hostgator, so I was looking for an experienced person to ask that which one is the best host for WordPress. A lot of people recommended me Bluehost but I was still reluctant to choose it as my blog was killed by a poor host earlier. Luckily, I came across WebsiteBabble (owned by Lisa of 2createawebsite.com) where I got a few good answers to my question from Lisa and other members. I concluded that both Hostgator and WordPress are brilliant equally; still I’ll prefer Bluehost as it is WordPress recommended which makes a big difference. Some important features, which both hosts offer, are listed below:
-Both are perfect for WordPress blogs and sites
-Both provide 24/7 live support and best hosting features
-Both Hostgator and Bluehost provide almost 100% uptime
-Both hosts are equipped with world class technology and technical staff
-Both Hostgator and Bluehost are most affordable
Bluehost is the recommended host for WordPress sites by WordPress community (developers). Where other hosts (even GoDaddy) create problems with shared plans for WordPress powered sites, BlueHost has never been found creating issues ever. Apart from the brilliant performance, the 24/7 live customer support is always there to assist you whenever you need assistance. In addition to common hosting features, Bluehost offers you 24/7 live support. The powerful servers of Bluehost are backed up by diesel generators and UPS in case of electricity loss. It ensures almost 100% uptime of your blog.
Where WordPress is unbeatable CMS of the world, it is also known for technical issues if hosted on poor servers. Bluehost has the best record in hosting WordPress sites and users are rarely found complaining any bug with it. It is the brilliant performance and best technology of Bluehost, due to which WordPress developers have recommended it as a reliable host.
Hostgator is Also Good
Hostgator is also brilliant and performs well with shared plans. Hosting starts at $3.96/month. Hostgator will also never disappoint you. Apart from the major hosting features, you can also get toll free numbers and dedicated IPs for your blog if you have a larger business.
Recently, Lisa (2creatawebsite.com) left Hostgator when her blog was compromised. She has written her experience at http://blog.2createawebsite.com/2013/01/28/blog-hacked. It is the only complain which I have read against Hostgator. Still we can’t declare it a Hostgator fault as Lisa has also mentioned it.
Conclusion: Both Hostgator and Bluehost are equally good and are the best hosts for your WordPress blogs, but my recommendation for you is Bluehost. Now it is up to you that either you choose Bluehost or Hostgator.