Keep in mind this was several years ago, but 1&1 has got to be the worst hosting company ever created. As for Bluehost, the technical support was lack luster. Long responses times (like 6+ hrs), and the occasional server down time made me leave Bluehost.
Honestly spend your money else where, If your the type that never requires a little help then these companies will perform, but if your planing on doing anything like OpenCart... find a company who is interested in actually helping you out (ie. SSL + dedicated IP, figuring out stuff like daily back ups, or migrating databases).
I was with them for 2 years then tried to cancel but they continued taking direct debit. Even after phoning them up to get the direct debits stopped they still sent me invoices and then send a letter saying they were going to take me to court for money owed to them! (I didn't even have a website through them at this point!) I'm forever hearing of people in the same situation with them.
Can't comment on the other company though.
I have used and recommended Hostgator for several years now, they are a world-class host for any kind of business.
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