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

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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. Hi Harsh, I tried to purchase hosting plan for my blog but I couldn’t do that because they don’t allow us to pay via debit cards. Second thing, that if I select hosting plan for a year then the pricing becomes high. Tell me what should I do? Please

  2. I think bluehost India for WordPress really need to improve their support.

    @GAURAV SINGH yes bluehost India accept debit card as mine was accepted without any problems.

  3. I’ve tried them (Bluehost India) for one of my blogs that has 90% of the raffic from India, But the blog was too slow to load, even while moving from one section to other in the dashboard.

    Glad that you are bringing up the issue and I hope they learn their mistake soon enough.

  4. I am new in blogging world. Earlier I was thinking to buy domain name and hosting from Bluehost india. But after reading blog here about Bluehost India, I switched to Bluehost.com and satisfied with the service… Thanks Harsh

  5. Hello harsh,
    As you and other friends have clarified that Bluehost India is no good as Bluehost US.

    But tell us ,Which Hosting has a quality server within India, So that we will be able to improve our seo for Indian users.

    And please tell us , Does Server geographical location effect seo for that region?

    1. I would recommend you to go with hostgator.in if you’re looking for best web hosting in india. As they have good customer support 24×7 and Yes, Server geographical location affect SEO for a particular region. If your server is from India then most of the audience/visitors will come from india.

  6. Prakhar Shrivastav

    Hey Harsh,
    I’m currently using Bigrock Web hosting for my website and looking forward to migrate on bluehost. I agree with all the points mentioned above. I think that bluehost is best and flexible web hosting for WordPress bloggers. Anyways thanks for sharing.

  7. bluehost.in is the worst so far, i wish i had come across this post a few days ago,
    i purchased a vps server and from the day one onwards there are a lot of problems, today is the 14th day and yet the problem is not being fixed, i am tired of making calls to them everyday and telling them to fix the issue, all they say is they will fix it, but they haven’t so far, i have wasted my money with this useless company

      1. Hello, sir I have 600 posts and my blog is still on blogger. I get around 8000 pageviews per day. However most traffic is indian but I also receive traffic from USA. I want to know If I target USA traffic by content articles would Indian hosting negatively affect my site rank in US. I can’t afford US hosting and don’t have credit cards. And I write only one article per day. I don’t want to be a super blogger but just want to keep site user friendly and more productive nd want to target US traffic via my genuine articles. So what would you suggest me sir.

  8. I am to move my custom blogger domain to wordpress (yet to decide on bluehost / hostgator etc on wordpresS). what are your recommendations for this ? look forward to ur response ! Thanks in advance !

    Cheers….

  9. hey harsh,
    is hostgater.in better than bluehost.in? i am in a pretty confused state right now, as to which one to choose, since I don’t have any any provision for international transactions.

  10. hello Harsh sir!
    Bluehost india is offering US hosting too?
    should I buy US host from bluehost.in or from bluehost.com?
    I’m very confused, please help me.

  11. They are the worst believe me worst support their support don’t even know what caching is they’ll hold you for 30 mins and then hang up not recommended at all! VPS is worst than shared plan, shared plan and VPS get tons of downtimes

  12. Gowardhan Doddi

    Harsh

    I have purchased blue host hosting business plan- 3 domains thinking its blue host .

    But now I am facing difficulty adding domains to hosting and installing wordpress. their service is also poor.

  13. Hi Harsh, i am also looking to buy hosting and a bit confuse, which one should i take!!, godaddy, hostgator, or bluehost, as my site’s targeted country is india, so i am looking to have my servers in indian location, so kindly suggest me which is best for me.

      1. You are right Harsh. Bluehost in is horrible and support team is equally pathetic.I had terrible experience with their support team. Bluehost.com should be better and I will go with it in case of future requirements. Thanks a lot for explaining and clearing the doubts.

  14. Hi Harsh Just want to know I have setup a medical preparation website the traffic would be mostly from india and i am using bluehost india hosting right now.
    can you suggest me which hosting is best for me as my website traffic would be indian students and i want good response time
    or as we are just startup so need to know how much traffic bluehost india can handle, i have bluehost india business plan 3 domains plan.
    waiting for your revert!
    Many Thanks!

    1. Gowardhan Doddi

      Blue host India dashboard is poor, and their customer support is very much poor, I have already lost 10k , opting for 3 years hosting from them,

      Go with blue host.com they are good. I am hosting my website with a traffic of 1500 page views per day, till date I experienced 99% up-time.

    2. If your daily page visits is less than 10k then you can go with bluehost.in or bluehost.com they both are good (use WP Super Cache, Gzip).

      If you’re getting more than 10k visits per day that you should go with VPS or Cloud server…. If your visitors are from India and Asia Pacific region than I will suggest you to use Linode(Singapore Data Centre), DevCloud by Bluehost(Mumbai Data Centre), Digital Ocean (Mumbai data Centre), AWS (Mumbai data Centre, though it’s costly) etc.

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