It might seem like BigRock would be a good hosting solution if you’re in India, but when I compared it to Hostinger, I was very surprised.
Hostinger vs BigRock, who will give you your money’s worth and solid performance? After testing both hosts across different parameters (e.g., pricing, features, performance, and support), Hostinger beat BigRock in four out of five categories, earning the winning title of this comparison.
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1. Plans and Pricing
Hostinger Offers Better Value for Your Money
Both Hostinger and BigRock offer pretty much the same diverse range of hosting solutions from shared hosting, WordPress hosting, and e-commerce hosting to cloud hosting and VPS. Hostinger additionally offers Minecraft server hosting.
BigRock may offer slightly cheaper shared hosting prices than Hostinger, but unlike BigRock, Hostinger offers more value-added features and freebies including a free SSL certificate for life as well as a free domain name with higher-tier plans. Hostinger also offers attractive promotional discounts.
Hostinger Web Hosting
BigRock Web Hosting
With Hostinger, you can choose to subscribe monthly (comes with setup fees), yearly, or for two or four-year terms. BigRock allows you to subscribe for one year, two years, three years, or even five or ten years. With both hosts, the longer the subscription, the cheaper it is per month.
Both hosts offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. Hostinger offers free website migration, whereas BigRock doesn’t.
Despite some similarities, Hostinger outshines BigRock by offering overall better value for money. That said, Hostinger wins the pricing challenge.
Hostinger Offers More Value-Added Features
Hostinger offers three shared hosting packages for beginners and small websites. You can host from 1 to unlimited websites and you’ll get from 30 GB to 200 GB SSD storage, weekly/daily backups, custom control panel (hPanel), 1-click installer (100+ apps), LiteSpeed powered caching, SSH access, free website builder (for 1 month), free SSL certificate, free domain (with higher-value plans), and Github integration.
With BigRock’s four shared hosting packages, you get from 10 GB to unlimited disk space (traditional disk drives), 200 to unlimited email accounts, cPanel, Softaculous installer, and SSH access. You can also host from 1 to unlimited hosted websites.
Learn more differences between Hostinger and BigRock using the following in-depth comparison table:
|Hosting Types||Shared, VPS (Linux & Windows), Minecraft server hosting, cloud hosting, WordPress hosting, email hosting, CMS hosting, Ecommerce hosting||Shared (Linux & Windows), reseller (Linux & Windows), WordPress hosting, CMS hosting, Ecommerce hosting, VPS, cloud hosting, email hosting|
|Free Domain||✓ (Depending on the plan)||x|
|Free SSL Certificate||✓||x|
|Disk Space||20 GB SSD – 300 GB SSD||10 GB – unlimited|
|Bandwidth||100 GB – unlimited||1 TB – unlimited|
|Automatic Backups||✓||Weekly with cloud hosting|
|Control Panel||hPanel||cPanel, Plesk|
|Email Accounts||1 – unlimited||200 – unlimited|
|Free CDN||✓ (Depending on the plan)||Only with cloud hosting|
|Free Site Migration||✓||x|
|Money-Back Guarantee||30 days||30 days|
As you can see, BigRock offers standard shared hosting plans as opposed to Hostinger’s feature-rich packages. The winner? Hostinger, hands down.
Hostinger Has Faster Loading Speeds
Hostinger has server locations in U.K., Brazil, U.S.A., Indonesia, Singapore, the Netherlands, and Lithuania. On the other hand, BigRock has servers in the U.S.A. and India only.
Hostinger offers Cloudflare CDN (places your website on a global network of cloud servers to boost its performance) with all its services. BigRock only offers it with its cloud hosting plans.
BigRock pre-activates Varnish Web Acceleration with all its services, which caches static and dynamic content (e.g. images, CSS, plain HTML, etc.) to speed up your page loading speeds.
Another performance-enhancing feature is the type of storage (SSD or HDD) used by web hosts. SSD disks perform much faster than traditional HDD drives. Hostinger uses SSD storage with all its services, but BigRock only uses it with VPS hosting.
I tested both hosts’ loading speeds from different locations around the world using Sucuri. Hostinger scored a perfect A+ with most server locations showing impressive loading speeds.
When my colleague tested Hostinger for a period of three months, the results were excellent – in fact, Hostinger was the fastest shared host we tested. For more information, read our full Hostinger review.
Even though BigRock also scored an A+, not all servers showed promising numbers like Hostinger. The best loading speeds were mostly recorded from Asia and Europe while North and South America locations showed slower loading speeds.
For more detailed performance tests, see our in-depth BigRock review.
Before the tests, I honestly expected Hostinger to blow BigRock out of the water (since Hostinger is famous for its blazing-fast speeds), but BigRock proved to be a tough competitor. However, it still wasn’t fast enough to defeat Hostinger in the performance challenge.
Hostinger Offers Multiple Levels of Security
Both Hostinger and BigRock use DDoS protection to secure their servers, but Hostinger applies it on multiple levels – Wanguard anti-DDoS traffic analyzer and intelligent firewall rules on switch level, BitNinja or Immunity360 (Web Application Firewall) on each server, and custom web server rules.
Both hosts’ servers run on CloudLinux OS which isolates each account on the server from other accounts on the same server securely to protect it against any unwanted external threats targeting the other accounts. At the same time it ensures the fair allocation of server resources among all accounts.
Hostinger includes free SSL certificates with all its services and plans, but BigRock offers SSL certificates as a paid add-on. There are other security add-ons provided by both hosts at checkout, such as SiteLock.
BigRock offers free weekly backups with its cloud hosting only. In contrast, Hostinger offers weekly backups with all its services and daily backups with certain packages.
Hostinger’s multi-layer security measures and the fact that it offers more security features than BigRock make it a more secure hosting option and the winner of this round.
It’s Faster to Get Help from BigRock
Even though both Hostinger and BigRock have large and comprehensive knowledge base sections on their websites, Hostinger’s knowledge base is a little more organized and easier to browse.
Hostinger states that its customer support is available 24/7 through live chat and ticket support, but in reality, the chat isn’t always available. Even when it is, it can take some time to get connected to a chat representative. Unfortunately, getting help from Hostinger can be time-consuming.
On the other hand, BigRock’s customer support can be reached through phone, live chat, email, or ticket support. Like Hostinger, these channels are available 24/7. Unlike Hostinger, the live chat is much more responsive.
Thanks to its highly responsive customer support team, BigRock beats Hostinger in this round.
Hostinger Knocks Out BigRock
In spite of some similarities between Hostinger and BigRock, Hostinger is still miles ahead of its competitor. Hostinger’s affordable shared hosting plans provide impeccable performance, value for money, and top-quality features. On the other hand, BigRock has better customer support.
That said, Hostinger is the clear winner of this Hostinger vs BigRock battle. It’s no surprise that it’s even made it to the top of our list of the best web hosting services.
|Plans and Pricing||Wide range of budget-friendly plans. Offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.||Slightly cheaper shared hosting prices. Offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.|
|Key Features||Free domain (with some plans), free site migration, free SSL (with annual plans), up to unlimited email accounts, and SSD storage.||Up to unlimited email accounts and SSD storage (with cloud hosting and VPS plans).|
|Performance||Free Cloudflare CDN, SSD storage with all plans, Faster loading speeds with more locations||Free CDN with cloud hosting, Varnish Web Acceleration, SSD storage with VPS hosting only, fast loading speeds but from less locations|
|Security||Wanguard anti-DDoS traffic analyzer and intelligent firewall rules on switch level, BitNinja or Immunity360 (Web Application Firewall) on each server, custom web server rules, CloudLinux OS, daily and weekly backups, Free SSL certificates||DDoS protection, CloudLinux OS, SSL certificates available as paid add-ons, weekly backups with cloud hosting only|
|Support||Comprehensive knowledge base, 24/7 live chat and support ticket, slow responsiveness||Comprehensive knowledge base, 24/7, live chat, phone, email, support ticket, fast responsiveness|