Let's compare...

Try Hosting Free For 30 Days

After 30 days, from $19/m for everything!

Find out more about WPMU DEV

Bluehost and WPMU DEV make similar claims about speed, security and performance, but unique pricing packages and feature lists make it difficult to compare. We want to make it easy for you to make a smart decision, so we pulled together the features and key differences so you can find the right host for your next project.

As of October 2019
WPMU DEV
Bluehost

Datacenters
The locations of datacenters where you can host your site.

USA, UK, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, India, Singapore
USA only

Dedicated Server Resources
Server memory, CPUs, and storage space is allocated to each individual site.

Yes
Additional cost

Dedicated IP Address
Each site is assigned its own IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Yes
Additional cost

Expert Migrations
If an automated migration doesn't work for any reason, experts will manually move the site for free.

Yes

Uptime Guarantee
The percentage of uptime promised in a given month. If this is not met, credit is given back to customers.

None found

Monthly Cost
For comparison, this is the expected cost of 3 average small-business sites when paid monthly (in USD).

$49
$75

Unlimited Plans

Bluehost markets unlimited sites, storage, and bandwidth for every Pro plan. But from what we found, WordPress performance, backups, security, and monitoring is only included for one site. For each additional site, you will need to purchase these services at $30 per site per month. WPMU DEV includes every premium service, across unlimited sites…even if the site is not hosted with us.

Expert Site Migration

If you are moving existing sites to Bluehost and need help, you can hire their team. They offer manual migration services starting at $149 for 5 sites. WPMU DEV offers professional migration support and will move an unlimited number of sites for you, included free with any membership.

Performance and Reliability

Bluehost charges extra for dedicated server resources that are included with each site on WPMU DEV. This is how we can commit to a 99.95% uptime guarantee where we pay you back should it not be met. Bluehost does not have any published SLA or uptime guarantee.

USA Only

The published information available is vague, but best we can tell, Bluehost only offers hosting in its USA located datacenter. WPMU DEV offers sites to be fully hosted, with all site data, in seven different countries around the world. This can be particularly important for sites needing to comply with different privacy legislation.