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In this Kinsta Vs Bluehost post, both the host Kinsta and Bluehost are compared in terms of performance, features, pricing, and support.

Kinsta Vs Bluehost – Introduction

Kinsta is the premium Managed WordPress Hosting provider founded in 2013. Kinsta is powered by Google Cloud Platform. It includes Managed WordPress hosting features Automatic updates, WordPress expert live customer support, MyKinsta dashboard, daily backups & restore, free Kinsta Edge CDN. Their WordPress hosting plan starts at $35/month.

Bluehost is the most popular Web Hosting provider founded in 2003. The company is known for its affordable shared hosting plans starting at $2.95/month. The company also offers VPS, WP Pro and Dedicated server hosting services. All their plan comes with free domain, free CDN, backups and customer support.

Kinsta Vs Bluehost Pricing

Kinsta

  • Starter: $35/month, 1 WordPress install, 10GB storage, 25,000 visits
  • Pro: $70/month, 2 WordPress installs, 20GB disk space, 50,000 visits
  • Business plans starts at: $115/month, 5 WordPress installs, 30GB disk space, 100,000 visits
  • Enterprise plan starts at: $675/month, 60 WordPress installs, 100 GB storage, 1,000,000 monthly visits

All the Kinsta plans come with some important features in common, and they are:

  • Google Cloud Platform with 35 global locations
  • Cloudflare Globla Edge caching
  • Hack and malware removal
  • Multi-user environment
  • APM Performance-monitoring tool

Bluehost

  • Basic: $2.95/month, 1 Website, 10GB Storage
  • Choice Plus: $5.45/month, Unlimited Websites, Unlimited SSD Storage
  • Pro: $13.95/month, Unlimited Websites, Unlimited SSD Storage

All plans have these features in common:

  • Free Domain – 1 year
  • Free CDN
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Custom Themes
  • 24/7 Customer Support

Kinsta Vs Bluehost Performance

TTFB Test

KinstaBluehost
Average TTFB (Based on 3 months data)378 ms409 ms

Uptime

KinstaBluehost
Total Downtime25 minutes4 hour 28 minutes
Total Outages168
Average Uptime (Based on 3 months data)99.99%99.95%

Load Testing

KinstaBluehost
Average load time to handle 500 simulatoenus visitors (lower score is better)27 ms438 ms

Global TTFB

KinstaBluehost
Average Global TTFB
(lower score is better)
654 ms597 ms

Kinsta Vs Bluehost Features

CDN

KinstaBluehost
CDN ProviderCloudflareCloudflare
Based on Cloudflare APOFree Cloudflare
Locations275+ global locations275+ global locations
Edge CachingYesNo

Datacenters

KinstaBluehost
Server ProviderGoogle Cloud PlatformOwn Datacenters
Total Server Locations356

Website Migration

KinstaBluehost
Free Migrations YesNo. Starts at $149
Premium Migrations1-5No. Starts at $149

Backups

KinstaBluehost
Backup retention14 – 30 daysNo information
Premium Migrations1-5No information

Staging sites

Kinsta offers staging areas and allows you to test different modifications on a staging site without affecting the production site. It is pretty easy to create a copy of your live site and experiment with it. 

After you finish, and if you have any changes that you would like to have on your production site, you can push them seamlessly to the production site. Kinsta offers the Staging area feature on all its plans.

Just like Kinsta, Bluehost also provides staging sites on all its plans. The process of creating a staging site on Bluehost is more or less the same, and you will find the Staging option right on the Bluehost dashboard.

Security

Kinsta has robust security in place with resource isolation, DDoS protection, and Hardware Firewalls.

Bluehost has been a pretty secure service so far. If we look into the security features, it has its experts on constant monitoring of the server and network to resolve vulnerabilities in no time.

However, when it comes to dedicated security features, they are all paid add-ons. For example, SiteLock is a feature to protect your account against hackers, but the feature is not available for free.

Support

As far as the Customer Support service goes, both Kinsta and Bluehost have done an equally commendable job over the years. Most importantly, both the hosts have teams with the most experienced executives. 

Kinsta offers brilliant support through 24×7 live chat and ticketing. Bluehost offers decent assistance through 24×7 live chat, phone, and email. 

Conclusion

Kinsta and Bluehost are two top-rated web hosting services at the moment. You can choose any of them, but before you choose one, it is important to ensure that the service has everything that you need for your project.

Both the services have their strengths and weaknesses at different places. For example, Bluehost is cheaper than Kinsta, but again, Kinsta has better security and performance than Bluehost.

Another important aspect to consider is that Bluehost free backups are not up to the mark unless you choose the paid add-on, CodeGuard. Going by the test results, I would recommend Kinsta over Bluehost since I found it better than Bluehost in many places. 

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