Let’s review Pressable Vs Bluehost to find the right hosting service for your website. Pressable is managed WordPress hosting for businesses & developers.
Bluehost is one of the largest web hosting services powering over 1 million sites worldwide. In this article, I will go over the different features, prices, support, and more.
Bluehost allows you to register a domain with them free for the first year. This free domain option is not only cheaper on you but it makes setting up easier.
Both hosting providers guarantee a 99.99% uptime guarantee for their customers. The performance difference is not with their uptime. The difference is with their page load speed. I noticed that Bluehost servers are slightly faster than Pressable by over 100ms.
Bluehost uses cPanel. cPanel lays out all the features and options before you. The cPanel interface consists of metrics where you can find your website traffic information. Their domains area allows you to add-on new domain and more. Their software area is where you go to install WordPress. Cpanel is visually appealing to all bloggers. This is one of the reasons that this is the most used hosting control panel.
Pressable uses a custom control panel instead of cPanel which can be confusing for new bloggers. Pressable is less user-friendly with less built-in features.
There is a huge price difference between Pressable and Bluehost.
Pressable’s Basic plan gives you up to 5 websites and you get 60,000 shared pageviews. If you pay yearly you will get 2 months free and it will cost you $20.83/Month. If you pay monthly it is going to cost you $25.00/Month.
Their most popular plan costs $45.00/Month and it costs $37.50/Month if you pay yearly. In addition to the cheaper price you will be getting 2 months free. This plan allows you to have up to 10 websites and 200,000 shared pageviews.
Their last plan gives you up to 20 sites and costs $75.00/Month if you pay yearly. If you pay monthly it will cost $90/Month. This plan is for those with a large blog or online business. This plan allows you to hold up to 400,000 shared pageviews.
Bluehost is more than half of the Pressable price. Bluehost is either going to cost you $3.95/mo or $5.95/mo depending on the plan that you choose. Their Basic plan gives you 50 GB website space and unmetered bandwidth. Their Plus and Prime plan gives you unmetered space and bandwidth.
- Free SSL Certificate
- Server Side Optimization
- Dedicated WordPress Support
- Staging Sites
- Collaborator Access
- Daily Backups
- Malware Scanning & Removal
- Intrusion Detection Systems
- Managed Upgrades
- Dual Quad Processor Performance Servers
- Unlimited GB of Site Transfer
- New Drag and Drop Site Builder
- Diesel Generator Backup Power
- Cloudflare CDN
- Unlimited Disk Storage Unlimited
- Unlimited Domain Hosting
- Custom Cronjobs
- Spam Assassin Protection
- cPanel Account Control Panel
Bluehost has a 30-day money back guarantee which gives you time to examine their hosting service. The longer the refund date the more confidence you have in a company. Pressable gives you a 15-day money back guarantee.
lisdesign.com (B) – My first communication with Bluehost happened in 2012, when I migrated one of my client’s website from Joomla to WordPress. Bluehost’s quick and easy setup and pleasant, straightforward user interface allowed me to set up WordPress in below few minutes. I love it, and still, I am using their services.
latterrains.com (P) – I used them for six months. I had problems with the speed of requests and the service staff can take days to get back to you. They have no phone number to call and you just have to wait for an email back.
Pressable has received a lot of flak for not having any phone support. This is their biggest support disadvantage. It can take a while before you hear back from their representatives.
It’s always better when your hosting provider offers phone and chat support which is what Bluehost offers.
Bluehost is so large that it has various phone departments. Customers are given speedy 24/7 live chat support. To sum it up, both platforms give you a well-organized Knowledge-Base but only Pressable gives you 24/7 live chat and phone support.
Pressable is too expensive for me to recommend them. The price is just not worth it for me. Also, Pressable does not have a good customer satisfaction rating. Another thing that draw me away from them is that they don’t have any phone support. Phone support is crucial for beginners.
You never know when you are going to need to call your hosting provider to fix a serious issue. Bluehost is the clear winner. Bluehost is way cheaper, easier to setup, easier to maintain, they have better hosting performance, it is more popular, there is more support, etc. Below I will help you to setup your next site with Bluehost in a few minutes.
5 minute Bluehost setup
- Click on get started now.
- Choose their Basic, Plus, or Prime plan.
- Create a domain name.
- Add your account, package, and billing info.
- Once inside Bluehost go to the website section and install WordPress.
- Click on install.
- Choose the domain that you are installing WordPress to.
- Congrats you now a WordPress website with BH.