Are you confused if your website needs WordPress hosting or shared hosting? Shared hosting is a beginner’s choice as it is affordable. Shared hosting allows you to share a server along with multiple users, making it affordable.

WordPress hosting, on the other hand, is hosting your website over a server that supports WordPress. This means you will be able to take advantage of all the WordPress features, i.e., make use of plugins, widgets, themes, and much more. WordPress is the content management system that builds your website just like you want it with ultimate customization options.

Bluehost Shared hosting vs WordPress hosting

At Bluehost, shared hosting is the most affordable form of web hosting with no compromises. It includes the WordPress integration in shared hosting as well.

Whereas Bluehost WordPress hosting is a dedicated WordPress hosting that allows you to enjoy the number 1 Content Management System features.

Difference Between Shared Hosting Plans And WordPress Hosting Plans

Shared Hosting Plans

Bluehost provides not one but four types of shared hosting plans to its users. It has a 12-month plan, i.e., renewed after 12 months, and the 36 months plan, i.e., renewed after 36 months in its original place.

The 36 monthly plan is cheaper than a 12-month one and is recommended for users looking for an extended commitment.

WordPress hosting plans

Bluehost provides three types of WordPress hosting plans. All of these plans are renewed after a month at their original price.

Difference Between Shared Hosting Basic Plan And WordPress Hosting BASIC Plan

The basic plan of shared hosting starts at $2.95/month (36 months term). The basic plan is suitable for startups and beginners with a low budget and needs just one website. It renews at the original price of $8.99/month. The basic plan:

  • Allows you to host one website
  • Provides 50GB SSD storage
  • WordPress integration provides custom themes
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Comes with a website builder
  • Provides one-year free domain
  • 5 parked, 25 subdomains
  • 20 MySQL databases
  • Free CDN included powered by Cloudflare
  • Free SSL certificate to ensure data safety.

The basic plan of WordPress hosting starts at the same $2.95/month and renews at $8.99/month. The basic plan provides:

  • Hosting one website
  • 50GB of website space
  • Free domain for one year
  • Free SSL certificate and free website caching
  • Secure WordPress installation
  • Unlimited subdomain and parked domains
  • WordPress auto-updates
  • cPanel control panel and SSH access
  • provides access to Bluehost App Marketplace
  • MySQL database unmetered
  • Free FTP site transfer

Difference Between Bluehost Shared And WordPress Hosting PLUS Plan

The Bluehost shared hosting Plus plan starts at $5.45/month and renews automatically at the original $11.99 after 36 months. The Plus plan is suitable for businesses that run multiple websites. The Plus plan provides:

  • Allows hosting unlimited websites
  • Unlimited SSD storage
  • Provides custom themes with WordPress integration
  • Round the clock customer support
  • Drag and drop functionality
  • Unlimited parked and subdomains
  • AI-driven templates
  • FREE domain for one year
  • FREE CDN and SSL certificate
  • Additional Free office 365 for 30 days

The Bluehost WordPress hosting Plus plan starts at $5.45/month and renews automatically at $11.99 per month. The plus plan provides:

  • Hosting of unlimited websites
  • Unmetered website space
  • Free one-year domain
  • All the standard features available in a Basic plan like SSL, parked domains, caching, cPanel, SSH, MySQL etc.
  • Free CDN enabled
  • Domain privacy included
  • Spam protection
  • WP staging environment

Difference Between Bluehost Shared And WordPress CHOICE PLUS Plan

The Bluehost shared hosting also provides a CHOICE plus plan suitable for large business enterprises. It starts at $5.45/month and renews at $16.99/month after 36 months. It provides:

  • Hosting unlimited websites
  • Unlimited SSD storage
  • Custom themes from WordPress integration
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Website builder
  • Free 1 year domain
  • Free CDN and SSL certificate
  • Free office 365 for 30 days
  • Additional free domain privacy (available in WordPress hosting Plus plan as well)
  • Additional Free automated backup for one year

The WordPress CHOICE Plus plan is suitable for eCommerce stores and starts at $5.45/month and renews at the original price of $16.99/month. The plan provides features like:

  • Hosting unlimited websites
  • Unlimited webspace
  • One-year free domain
  • All the standard features available in BASIC and PLUS plan
  • All the essential features available in the PLUS plan
  • Additional automated backup
  • Additional one domain privacy

The Additional Bluehost Shared Hosting PRO Plan

The PRO plan is only available in shared hosting and not in WordPress hosting. This PRO plan is for very large enterprises and starts at $13.95/month. The plan renews at the original $13.95/month after 36 months.

The 12-month plan starts at $18.95/month and renews at an even costlier $28.99/month.

The PRO plan features:

  • Unlimited websites and storage
  • WordPress integration
  • Everything included in the other plans
  • Additional free dedicated IP
  • Optimized CPU resources
  • 1,00,000 max file counts as compared to previous plans
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • $200 google ad credits
  • Unlimited database

Conclusion

If we choose one between the two, we will go with the Bluehost shared hosting plan over the WordPress plan. The prices of both plans are the same if you opt for a 36-month shared hosting plan. If you are not looking for a long-term commitment and want to give it a try, starting with a Basic WordPress plan is a great choice.

You also get a 30-day money-back guarantee with every Bluehost WordPress plan. Also, site migration is free in the case of both hosting. Bluehost provides free site migrations i.e. transferring user site’s to their host server. You can take the help of Bluehost customer service that will assist you in migrating all the files safely. Bluehost has its servers located around the world like the USA, India, etc.

Also, shared hosting plans provide free Google My Business Listing. Google My Business is an online business listing that allows users to come across your business through the details you provide.

Bluehost has recently also launched its website builder that is available for free with the shared hosting plans.