In our Bluehost review we found that Bluehost has been in the hosting industry for nearly 15 years. They currently have a volume nearing 1 million accounts! Quite remarkable. Hostgator on the other hand has been in the hosting industry since 2002 and is also very near the 1 million mark, falling just a little under 20,000 accounts behind Bluehost. With more than 5 years less time to generate close to the same number of accounts, this may be really saying something about Hostgator.
Another thing that we found interesting is that while Bluehost’s CEO hums and haws about who he really wants to “lead” his company, our Hostgator review found that they are being proactive and announced a $100,000 donation to the Red Cross for relief in Haiti. Of course that has no effect on who provides the best web hosting service to their clients, but it does give you an idea of who is behind the scenes of the overall operation.
Bluehost appears to be kind of a catchall that has found a ton of success in what they do and do well. If you have a business website, Bluehost’s unlimited plan will most likely meet your needs. Hostgator has also become very successful but is a little more flexible in what they do and in what they offer. If you have a personal site or just want a few more dynamics in your web hosting, you may want to check out Hostgator. Whichever you choose you can rest assured that both have proven themselves successful and reliable.