BlueHost vs Synology Performance Stats

bluehost vs Synology Performance Stats

Is it better to buy a website hosting plan on BlueHost or host your own website directly from home on Synology Nas? After some tests I arrived at the conclusion that hosting from home via Synology is extremely convenient from a financial point of view and offers long-term benefits.

Let’s compare a mid-high-end “Ultimate VPS Hosting” BlueHost hosting plan against hosting on Synology DS718 +.

BlueHost Hardware: 8 GB Ram – 120 GB SSD (unknown vendor) – 4 Core CPU (unknown vendor) – Standard SSL Certificate – 3 TB (Terabyte) Data Transfer.
BlueHost price: 119.99 dollars per month multiplied by 12 months adds up to a total of 1,439.88 dollars a year.

HTTP/2 support: Unknown.
SSD support: YES.
Free SSL Certificate: YES.
Linux Server: YES.
Dedicated IP: YES.
Price: 1,439.88 dollars / year without VAT.


Synology DS718+: 8 GB Ram – 250 GB Crucial MX500 SSD – 4 Core CPU – Free SSL Let’s Encrypt Certificate – Unmetered Traffic and Data Transfer via fiber connection.
Synology DS718+ price: 420 dollars box + two SSD disks at 50 dollars each + 8GB RAM expansion. Total price: 700 dollars (one-time payment). 200 dollars if you add an UPS. Total cost: 900 dollars, a one-time payment.

HTTP/2 support: YES.
SSD support: YES.
Free SSL Certificate: YES.
Linux Server: YES.
Dedicated IP: YES.
Price: 900 dollars / forever

It’s easy to see the difference and realize that Synology Nas has lower costs than BlueHost’s plan, especially long-term. Synology offers all packages needed to start a website and makes updates on a regular basis. Because it’s a Linux heart inside the box, choosing Synology means choosing security and stability.

What about power consumption? Synology DS718+ power consumption is 20 Watt. You will pay a maximum of 20 dollars a year, but costs may differ slightly depending on which country you live in.

What about power failure? In my case, I’ve added an awesome product to my home web-hosting set-up and it’s named UPS. CyberPower UPS to be exact. Adding an UPS to your Synology set-up means you won’t experience any power failure; by doing this, you will also be extending the life of your Synology Nas.

Winner: Synology DS718+

Last Updated on by Marius Bogdan Lixandru

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