Bluehost.com Vs Bluehost India: Should You Prefer it Over Bluehost U.S.?

Should you buy hosting from Bluehost India Or Bluehost.com.?

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They are promoting Indian servers for better speed. Does Bluehost Indian hosting provide the same quality of service as the U.S. hosting provide?

Bluehost India is the latest addition from EIG group to offer a localized hosting experience to Indian users.

  • Is Bluehost India as good as Bluehost U.S.?
  • Should You buy hosting from Bluehost India?
  • Bluehost India offers a server in the U.S., Is it better to buy from them?

These are some of the many questions many readers have asked in the ShoutMeLoud forum. While hosting is the most crucial decision of starting your blog or online business and it’s important for you to take this decision carefully.

Note: This article contains affiliate links, but every word is unbiased, and based on real-experience.

Note: This article contains affiliate links, but every word is unbiased and based on real experience.

By the end of this post, you would know: Should you buy hosting from Bluehost India or not?

Why Bluehost India doesn’t fit our quality check?

Bluehost U.S. is a popular web-hosting company for WordPress & well known for innovating CPU throttling technology in the shared hosting. They also offer free SSL certificate & an easy to use dashboard for managing WordPress. Later in 2010, EIG acquired Bluehost company.

EIG group also owns numerous hosting companies like Hostgator, ASmallOrange, Resellerclub & many more.

It would be wrong to say that EIG makes the technology decision to hamper the quality of their acquired hosting, rather they provide infrastructure & resources which helps these small hosting companies to grow big. The only problem is, EIG is more of a business company & their focus is on business expansion rather than helping their acquired companies to reach out to masses with their core innovations.

If you would notice, I started this post with the line “Bluehost India is the latest addition from EIG group” which could have been “Bluehost India is an extension of Bluehost U.S”, and this is an important line which explains a lot of things.

Bluehost India is launched as a business expansion & is not the same in anyways to Bluehost U.S.

I was expecting it to be an Indian version of Bluehost U.S., where we get the same cPanel (Bluehost customized dashboard), Server quality, CPU throttling technology & other services.

Surprisingly this is not true, and Bluehost India is using Resellerclub to sell hosting & domain packages. Resellerclub is a Mumbai-based company which let freelancers & individuals start their Domain & hosting business, you can read more about it here.

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EIG acquired Resellerclub back in February 2014 to expand its business to India. What could be better than using the existing brand value to sell something? The only thing which EIG missed here is, Bluehost U.S. & Hostgator U.S. are popular because of the hosting & service quality along with the offering.

With Bluehost India, you will find the same or better offering, but the service quality is not up to the mark.

Bluehost India user review
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I even purchased one of the hosting packages to see what’s all the buzz is about? And It was sad to see that Bluehost India is using the Resellerclub dashboard & not offering the same features as Bluehost U.S.

Here is how the Bluehost India dashboard looks like:

Bluehost India dashboard
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Bluehost India dashboard

Fun fact: You can start a website like Bluehost India by becoming a reseller of Resellerclub.

Pricing Of Bluehost India server:

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Many new users compare hosting on the pricing difference (Even if it’s negligible) which is not the right factor for deciding on your hosting options. Pricing on Bluehost India is certainly cheaper than Bluehost U.S for a fraction of the price, but their offering is not the same.

Bluehost U.S vs Bluehost India
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Winner: Bluehost U.S. for the offering & quality

Should you buy hosting from Bluehost India?

At this time It’s better to buy hosting from their U.S. site, & use free CDN like Cloudflare or MaxCDN to ensure your site loads faster in India too.

Bluehost U.S.A also offers free SSL certificate & PHP 7.0. These two features are yet to be seen on Bluehost India hosting.

I would love to see them offering the same infrastructure as they are offering for their U.S. site which would ensure your website remains up & you will get good technical support. For now, you should rather buy hosting from Bluehost U.S or Hostgator India.

For the learning purpose, you can check out both the sites of Bluehost (Indian & U.S. version) & compare the features & price yourself.

Have you or any of your friend used Bluehost India? How was the experience? What Bluehost India should do to improve their service quality? Share your viewpoints in the comment section below.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

89 thoughts on “Bluehost.com Vs Bluehost India: Should You Prefer it Over Bluehost U.S.?”

  1. is Hostgator.in better or not?

    currently they are offering Hatchling plan for just 89/month.

    is it good to proceed with that?

  2. Hi Harsha,

    Thanks for this very important information. You should think on including this info in your guidebook

    I was referring to your guidebook to buy a domain & hosting , I’m a newbie to blogging and WordPress.

    I purchased bluehost Indian version domain & hosting services assuming it’s managed by Bluehost U.S.

    But it’s features completely mismatch with u. s. guide , which I could not understand until I raise a ticket to resolve login issues. In Indian version there is NO direct logging from hosting page, one can login from Cpanel.

    Puzzled with this I enquired & got your blog link ,which has resolved my query. 😢
    Now that I have already purchased 1 yr package, dont understand how will I use it.

  3. BlueHost is a nice hosting. It have all the best features and its easy to use.
    Support team is also good and listens to all issues. It is affordable hosting for the micro niche site.

    1. Bluehost India Support team is horrible. I had terrible experiences with them in the past. I will never trust and buy any plans or anything from bluehost india.

  4. my name is venki recently i bought a multi domain hosting on blue host india .it is worst website.how to add second domain into website and how to install wordpress on addon domain hence i want to change my blue host india to blue host US.Then what should i do sir

    1. if bluehost.com & bluehost.in they are totally different , then why , bluehost.com is redirected to bluehost.in ,, The redirection from bluehost.com to bluehost.in for india(particular location) can only be done by bluehost.com. So if bluehost.com redirects to bluehost.in , they how it is possible they r totally unknwn identity?

  5. I Will Not Recommend Bluehost VPS Plans If You Purchase this you are going to face lots of issues, I Purchased Shared Hosting & VPS Hosting, Shared Hosting the Only Issue With Inodes But VPS giving lots of issues especially MySQL error this month almost 10 days my website facing so many issues if you support a ticket you have to remind through phone else they will not check tickets.

  6. Hi Harsh,
    I am going through this article about web-hosting. I have found siteground.com gives also quiet good hosting option.
    For 1 year, I can get a startup package with a domain with $62 and I can have a free SSL with 10 GB SSD storage option, unlimited DBs.
    Its quite good compared to GoDaddy starter package.
    What’s your opinion? Is the bluehost US have better features than siteground. I have checked the starter package ($60).
    How is there support for Indian customer?

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Amrit
      I like Bluehost & Siteground both. However, there is one major difference. The major difference is unlimited & limited resources. SiteGround have cap on CPU usage which is not the same with Bluehost. So go for Bluehost USA.

  7. Thank god! i saw your post .
    I was going to buy hosting plan from bluehost.in but now after reading this post, i will prefer bluehost.com

    Thank you so much harsh 🙂

  8. I wanna ask one more thing is that should i go for US plans in bluehost.in ?
    ( Bluehost.in has 2 options : IN and US)

    Or Directly from bluehost.com

    1. @Pooja
      Better buy it from Bluehost.com as they have completely different interface & far better than Bluehost India. I hope one day Bluehost India starts offering the same infrastructure as Bluehost U.S.

  9. Jagadish Prasad B

    Thanks Harsh, You helped me a lot. I am totally confused to buy which Bluehost hosting. Now I am fixed to buy Bluehost.com Hosting for my website https://www.android mowgli.com/. But I am thinking that I should buy a 1year plan or 3years plan. If else I bought 1year plan will I get the same discount at renewal time or not. Please suggest me your opinion.

  10. Guys, to cut thing short.. pls dont use bluehost.in I am having a terrible time with the tech guys and my addon domain wordpress site is screwed up because of them.. I will try to switch to bluehost.com.. I know I will loose some money but its worth for peace of mind.

  11. Pinaki Chakraborty

    Hey Harsh, just a month ago I purchase the USA hosting plan from bluehost.in and now I realized really make a big mistake. I really have a bad experience with this hosting server, and also now I see your post too. So, I literally wants to change my hosting service with the proper USA hosting plan from bluehost.com.
    So, I wanna know, is there some kind of way to change the hosting service from bluehost.in USA plan, to the proper USA hosting plan of bluehost.com ?? Please help me out.

  12. I purchased my hosting from Bluehost.in and it was one of the worst websites I have dealt with ever. i called them to get a refund in less than a week and they told me they won’t refund my money because of the plan i purchased, so I ended up calling my credit card company and disputing the charge.

  13. Thank god! i saw your post .
    I was going to buy hosting plan from bluehost.in but now after reading this post, i will prefer bluehost.com

  14. rajesh khadkikar

    Does bluehost.in offers free SSL certificate? unfortunately I saw this post after purchased wp hosting from bluehost.in, badluck 🙁

  15. SAROJ KUMAR MEHER

    Thank God. I read your post.
    Actually, I have decided to buy a hosting plan from Bluehost.in just a hours before. But this post helped me to choose the best. I will definitely prefer bluehost.com. Thank You Harsh.

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