?10 Critical Features Analysed In The Bluehost VS Wealthy Affiliate Comparison | Which Hosting Platform Scored The Highest??

10 Critical Features Analysed In The Bluehost VS Wealthy Affiliate Comparison | Which Hosting Platform Scored The Highest?
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

 

INTRODUCTION

When I searched and identified 10 Critical Features which must be present in all WordPress hosting platforms, and Analysed their presence in The Bluehost VS Wealthy Affiliate Comparison, one platform stood out with distinction. Which Hosting Platform Scored The Highest?

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RESULTS

BLUEHOST WEALTHY AFFILIATE
4.5/10
8.8/10

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#1. 10 CRITICAL FEATURES ANALYSED IN THE BLUEHOST VS WEALTHY AFFILIATE COMPARISON. WHICH HOSTING PLATFORM SCORED THE HIGHEST?

 

Let’s get straight into things and uncover those 10 critical features analysed in the Bluehost vs Wealthy Affiliate comparison, and determine which hosting platform would score the highest:

 

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Online Business Friendly Hosting Features

Total Score A Score Achieved HOSTGATOR B Score Achieved Wealthy Affiliate B

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1 Web Hosting With Forum 7 0 7
2 Best Support Web Hosting 5 5 4
3 WordPress Compatible Website Builder 5 0 5
4 Premium Free Trial 15 2 12
5 Free SSL Certificate 5 5 5
6 Web Hosting With Training 6 0 6
7 Web Hosting With Free Domain 5 1 0
8 Web Hosting With Unlimited Email 5 5 5
9 WordPress Hosting With Maximum Security 10 2 10
10 Speed Booster 15 15 15
TOTAL SCORES 78 35 69
TOTAL SCORES CONVERTED TO A SCALE OF 10 (B/A * 10) 4.5 /10 8.8 /10

 

Wealthy Affiliate is the hosting platform that scored the highest mark in terms of overall WordPress hosting features.

 

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#2. DETAILED EXPLANATIONS TO TABLE

 

 

1.1. Comparing Bluehost And Wealthy Affiliate Forums

 

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1.1Comparing Bluehost And Wealthy Affiliate Forums

 

Click the image A Forum Exists Free Private Blogging Space Free Private Messaging Contact The Owners Directly Live 24/7/ 365 Create Tutorials And Get Paid Is It Free To Join? Score

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0/7

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7/7

 

Bluehost has not included any forum feature with their WordPress hosting packages.

Wealthy Affiliate, on the other hand, has actually included a wide variety of forum features as you can see from the table above. Their platform was recently upgraded to become mobile responsive. Check out the image below to see what I’m talking about:

 

 

And it gets even better. They recently upgraded one more time, to give premium members of the forum, the possibility to offer constructive comments on other fellow members’ websites and make some money for themselves off the comments offered.

As of today, I’ve already made $28 and counting. Do you know that you could use this feature to pay your hosting fees with Wealthy Affiliate? This is freaky amazing indeed. I just drop there from time to time and leave some comments. Just imagine if I had to do this full time.

Take look at the screenshot below:

 

 

This feature was launched less than a month ago, and I’m $28 richer.

 

 

JOIN WEALTHY AFFILIATE FORUM NOW AND START EXPLORING. IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE. SIGN UP NOW AND GET STARTED

 

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1.2. Comparing support Features

 

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1.2Comparing Support Features

 

Click the image Free Live Chat Support Free Phone Support Free Ticketing Support Free Technical Support For Hosting Related Issues Support Available 24/7 Score

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5/5

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4/5

 

Bluehost has implemented all the features I was verifying, unfortunately, Wealthy Affiliate does not have any phone support implemented. I always make sure to inform my readers about testing the effectiveness of the support put in place, as a great majority of the hosting platforms I’ve had to review include great support features.

Most especially, test response times and the willingness for the support team to help you out, not forgetting the competence of their services. You will know they are competent when their proposed solutions actually help to solve your problem.

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1.3. Comparing Website Builders

 

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1.3Comparing Website Builders

 

Click the image Name Of Website Builder Free With Hosting Package Compatible With WordPress Build An Unlimited No Of Pages Access Free Unlimited Email Accounts No Of Templates Available Score

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0/5

SiteRubix

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3 500+ 5/5

 

Bluehost does not offer any specific WordPress compatible website builder, besides the generic WordPress Dashboard. This could make the building of WordPress websites by nontechies difficult here.

Wealthy Affiliate, on the other hand, has included their SiteRubix builder which is 100% compatible with WordPress. I’ve observed online that very few WordPress hosts include this feature in their hosting packages, free of charge.

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1.4. Comparing Free Trial Options With Bluehost And Wealthy Affiliate

 

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1.4Comparing Free Trial Options With Bluehost And Wealthy Affiliate

 

 

Click the image Free Premium Trial Without Credit Card No Of Days For Free Trial Availability Of Lifetime Free Account Money Back Guarantee Days Score

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30 2/15

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7

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30 12/15

 

With Bluehost, you cannot try for free without your credit card details, you don’t also have the possibility to signup for a free account and maintain it free for life, but at least you are given a 30-day money back guarantee to try things out for free. If you are not happy during this time, you can request for a refund using their refund policies.

This is the main reason why they score only a 2/15.

With Wealthy Affiliate, you can try for free for 7 days, you can also signup for a free WordPress account and maintain free status for life, and just like Bluehost, you have a 30-day money back guarantee.

Check out the table below on how scores were attributed:

 

REF DETAILS NUMBER OF DAYS SCORE
#1. Money Back Guarantee:
14 1/5
30 2/5
45 3/5
60 4/5
90 5/5
#2. REAL Free Trial Without Any Form Of Payment Information Needed ANY 5/5
#3. Lifetime Free Membership Available 5/5
TOTAL SCORE 15

 

I’ve come across only 2 platforms that offer the possibility to try for free without any need to provide your credit card details, i.e. WAHOSTING and CLOUDWAYS, whereby WAHOSTING offers up to 7 days free trial, whereas CLOUDWAYS offers 3 days.

With regards to free accounts, only WAHOSTING and WORDPRESS.COM offer that.

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1.5. Do Bluehost And Wealthy Affiliate Offer Free SSL Certificates?

 

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1.5Do Bluehost And Wealthy Affiliate Offer Free SSL Certificates?

 

Click the image Free SSL – 1st Yr Free SSL – 2nd Yr + Cost No Of Websites Covered Score

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N/A ????? 5/5

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N/A 50 5/5

 

Bluehost integrates free SSL Certificates for life with their WordPress hosting packages, but I don’t know for how many websites as this is not mentioned on their official homepage. A sales agents confirmed, however, that their Optimized WordPress hosting packages included unlimited websites. Make sure to confirm as well before you ever engage.

Wealthy Affiliate, on the other hand, offers free SSL Certificates for life, for their 50 websites, i.e. 25 premium domain websites, and 25 SiteRubix websites. Both Bluehost and Wealthy Affiliate score all 5 points.

Anyway the majority of WordPress hosting platforms today now include free SSL Certificates in their respective hosting packages.

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1.6. Do Both Platforms Offer Free Training To Help Set Up Your Website?

 

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1.6Do Both Platforms Offer Free Training To Help Set Up Your Website?

 

Click the image Free Training To Build Your Website Free Internet Marketing Training Free Live Classes Free Video Walk throughs Free Class rooms No Of Combined Training Materials Score

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500+ 6/6

 

Bluehost offers no such thing as training as their website building packages are sold on MojoMarketPlace, with prices ranging from $49/mo to $149/mo. They are however willing to provide technical support on al hosting related issues, but when it comes to developing your website, you would have to take care of that yourself.

 

Wealthy Affiliate went extra miles with regards to training. They provide 500+training materials, plus they are updated every single week with live classes, that bring together participating members from different corners of the universe, who interact during the live class sessions. You got training ranging from topics like setting up your website, to more sophisticated and complex issues like PAID PER CLICK (PPC) campaigns.

Wealthy Affiliate is literally one big university for all online business endeavors, especially for affiliate marketers. And just so you know, out of the 30+ WordPress hosting sites that I reviewed, only 17 of them included training in their respective hosting packages. Unfortunately, they were not as comprehensive as I would have loved them to be.

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1.7. Is Free Domain Available For Bluehost And Wealthy Affiliate?

 

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1.7Is Free Domain Available For Bluehost And Wealthy Affiliate?

 

Click the image Free DOMAIN – 1st Yr Free DOMAIN – 2nd Yr + No of DOMAINS Covered Cost Score

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1 $15.99 /Yr 1/5

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0 $13.99 /Yr. 0/5

 

Bluehost offers a free domain for the first year only, after which you will renew at the price mentioned on the table above. Please note. For any prices indicated on this post, make sure to verify if it’s still applicable and where applicable, obtain new prices. They are incredibly flexible, and you want to be on a safer side.

It’s important to note that you get to pay separately for their domain privacy prices, be sure to budget for that if you wish to purchase a domain at Bluehost.

Wealthy Affiliate on her part does not offer free domains for the first year, and they have never done so before. All domains will cost the price mentioned above, and you will continue to renew at that same price with ZERO UPSELLS.

That’s not even the fun part with Wealthy Affiliate. Free domain privacy is included in all the domains you purchase from their platforms, without you having to pay extra for anything.

Quite a handful of platforms offer free domains during the first year, but if you are a fan of such offers, please make sure to always inquire about renewal prices, domain privacy prices, and all relevant information to do with your free domain. Experience has shown that there are always sneaky conditions attached to these free offers. So be smart.

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1.8. Are Unlimited Email Accounts Offered By Bluehost And Wealthy Affiliate?

 

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1.8Are Unlimited Email Accounts Offered By Bluehost And Wealthy Affiliate?

 

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Unlimited 5/5

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Unlimited 5/5

 

This is awesome. Both Bluehost and Wealthy Affiliate offer free unlimited domain specific email accounts, as well as a dozen others.

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1.9. Security Of Both Platforms

 

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1.9Security Of Both Platforms

 

Click the image Free SSL Free Domain Privacy Free Website Security Free Spam Experts Free Backup Free Restore Free Staging Free Data Redun dancy Score

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$14.88 /Domain /Yr

$95.88 /Yr

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FREE SSL CERTIFICATES

Both Bluehost and Wealthy Affiliate offer free SSL Certificates

 

FREE DOMAIN PRIVACY

As already mentioned above, Bluehost does not include free domain privacy protections. It is an addon, worth the price indicated on the table above. Wealthy Affiliate includes free domain privacy for life, for any domain you purchase inside their hosting platform.

 

FREE WEBSITE SECURITY

Website Security also comes as an addon with Bluehost. So many reviews online wrongly state that SiteLock is free with Bluehost, which is incorrect. In actual fact, what Bluehost offers free of charge, is the Basic SiteLock CDN for speed, and not for security. Bluehost offers SiteLock protection packages: SiteLock Prevent and SiteLock detect. siteLock prevent is what has been indicated on the table above. SiteLock Prevent is worth more at $503 /Year. Don’t forget to always confirm prices.

But what is absolutely certain with Bluehost is that you would have to pay for extra security.

Wealthy Affiliate, on the other hand, took great strides to ensure that your websites are always safe, in addition to the security that already exists at the Server level. Wealthy Affiliate uses their proprietary website security package, Site Security, that includes hacking, malware, and bot-net attack protection. We keep your hard work safe.

 

SPAM EXPERTS

No additional measures implemented by Bluehost, but Wealthy uses their SiteProtect to block comments spam at the server level before it even gets to hit your website.

 

FREE DAILY AUTOMATIC BACKUPS AND RESTORES

Bluehost offers a daily backup option quite alright, but they decline any responsibility for these backups, as they refer to them only as courtesy backups, which will run only at their discretion. This doesn’t sound like something you can rely on.

Wealthy Affiliate carries out guaranteed free daily automatic backups without fail. You can restore for free with Wealthy Affiliate, but not with Bluehost.

 

STAGING AND FULL REDUNDANCY

While both platforms offer a free staging environment, only Wealthy Affiliate offers full redundancy as compared to Bluehost.

 

I was very surprised at how few WordPress hosting platforms included an additional layer of robust security around their clients’ WordPress hosting websites.

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1.10. Speed Boosters Offered By Bluehost And Wealthy Affiliate

 

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1.10Speed Boosters Offered By Bluehost And Wealthy Affiliate

 

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Name Of Speed Tool

Free With Hosting Package Score

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CDN, NGINX

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SiteSpeed Accelerated + SiteSpeed Extreme

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Both platforms have taken measures to boost the speed of websites hosted with them free of charge. While Bluehost implements a CDN and an NGINX architecture, Wealthy Affiliate has upgraded from SiteSpeed to SiteSpeed Accelerated and SiteSpeed Extreme.

Both platforms score exceedingly well with respect to speed.

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#3. CONCLUSION – WHICH ONE IS BEST BETWEEN BLUEHOST AND WEALTHY AFFILIATE?

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Bluehost is popularly known online today, perhaps as a result of the records, they have broken in the past, but can they still meet clients’ expectations? I will leave that question for you to answer. This is the only thing I have to say about Bluehost: BE PREPARED TO PAY EXTRA FOR CRITICAL WORDPRESS FEATURES.

 

Host with a more suitable platform where once you pay only your hosting fees, you unlock bonus features worth at least $1 500/ month literally. Having hosted my website here for over a year now, I lack words to explain what you will experience with this platform. I started online without even knowing the meaning of ”WordPress”, but now I know more about website development and affiliate marketing, something I wouldn’t have accomplished only within a time frame of 1 year.

 

 

 

 

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StunningBell

''Stunning Bell'' is a Digital Entrepreneur with 10 years of experience in the financial sector. She's now earning full-time online thanks to a world-class training platform she accidentally stumbled upon. Connect with her personally at Wealthy Affiliate, where, as an Affiliate Marketer of this university,she was able to make her first dollar online, which eventually transformed into a full-time income.??

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