|Disk Space & Type|
|Disk Space & Type||10 GB NVMe SSD||Unlimited SATA HDD***||10 GB** SATA SSD||Unlimited NVMe SSD||100 GB NVMe SSD|
|Memory (RAM)||1 GB||2 GB||512 MB|
|Number of Files|
|Number of Files||No Limit||100,000 (200,000)||50,000 (200,000)||600,000||250,000|
|Disk I/O (MB/s)|
|Disk I/O (MB/s)||5||10|
|1-Click Installs (400+ Scripts)|
|1-Click Installs (400+ Scripts)||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Month to Month (No Commitment)|
|Month to Month (No Commitment)||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Free 30-Day Backups & Restore|
|Free 30-Day Backups & Restore||✔||✔|
|cPanel Certified Service First Support|
|cPanel Certified Service First Support||✔||Partial||Partial||Parial|
|Free Migrations from Anywhere|
|Free Migrations From Anywhere||✔||✔|
|Money Back Guarantee (Days)|
|Money Back Guarantee (Days)||45||45||30||30|
Data Disclosures, Notes, and Sources
All data was collected on July 6, 2022 and is believed to be true and accurate. We collected this information directly from each of the hosts. You can see how each of these hosts presented their pricing from the screenshots taken on this day: NodeSpace, HostGator, Bluehost, A2 Hosting, and GoDaddy.
*Price: We looked up the price for month-to-month service. In most cases, these providers only allow you to sign up initially at least annually, but we’re not 100% sure. Bluehost doesn’t seem to know what they charge – we found $9.99 listed on their main product page but $10.99 listed in their help files. GoDaddy doesn’t appear to allow monthly signups. For A2 Hosting, we used their lowest tier “Turbo” plan as that plan offers NVMe storage, like our hosting.
**Just like their pricing, Bluehost is confused as to how much disk space you get. Either you get 10 GB or 40 GB. We’re not sure. The help documents contradict the sales pages.
***As of June 2022, HostGator was migrating to new servers that apparently have SATA SSD drives. We think until the migrations are done, they are using SATA HDDs, but this data is unavailable. They mentioned in their migration details that their new servers are all powered by SSDs.
If a value is blank, it either means that feature is not available or the actual value is unknown. HostGator doesn’t publish any RAM or I/O limits and appears to only migrate cPanel sites. Bluehost doesn’t publish CPU, RAM, or I/O limits and does not offer any type of free backup. They won’t migrate your site from anywhere. They also lack a money back guarantee. A2 Hosting doesn’t publish their disk I/O limits. GoDaddy doesn’t seem to offer a 1-click installer with as many options and they also seem to require long term commitments. They offer free backups, but not 30 days worth. They do not seem to have any cPanel Certified support. They don’t appear to offer free migrations.
HostGator, Bluehost, and A2 Hosting have cPanel Certified techs, however the number of certified techs does not equal the (estimated) number of employees they have (the ratio of course enrolled employees vs certificates issued is too low according to cPanel University’s leaderboard). All NodeSpace technical employees are required to get and maintain cPanel Certification.