This Bluehost review has revealed a lot of great things that the web host has to offer people looking for hosting. They have options for WordPress users, businesses, and people looking for the high control allotted by VPS and dedicated servers. Although their WordPress plans are slightly more expensive than other companies, like HostGator, they include features that make up for this.
I am not incredibly savvy when it comes to creating and managing a website, so I was confused about the different levels of purchase available. I was not sure what level of traffic I would receive on my blog, or the type of advertisement options I might want available. I also was not sure about affiliate programs. Blue Host also prompts you to use Word Press, which is fine for my site, but may not work for others. I think the push to use this specific secondary source as a blog site might interfere with the work you do online.
I have been with Bluehost for 6 years now and I cannot be happier; the initial pricing that I signed up for was very reasonable, I still remember price shopping around and noticed that Bluehost was recommended by many influencers in the industry; they are also the top recommended host on WordPress; going with them was for sure the right choice. I love how they do the auto update for my WordPress site, i have had an issue with a couple of bad plugins, but with the current auto update, things cannot be more secure. I learned that they recently started offering free SSL, soon i will be selling a couple of products on my site, having the free SSL cannot be better.
It’s worth noting that BlueHost offers tons of latest security and performance features – NGINX architecture, custom server cache, HTTP/2, SSD storage, etc. However, these features are only available for those who are willing to pay extra. GoPro, BlueHost’s highest performance shared hosting plan, costs $13.95/mo on signup ($23.99/mo on renewal). WordPress Hosting (which is officially recommended by WordPress.org), now with a new dashboard and integrated marketplace, costs $19.99/mo (and $39.99/mo on renewal).
When you look at the other plans, things get slightly more complicated. But the key feature to call out is databases. BlueHost doesn’t limit them on the Plus plan. GoDaddy caps them at 25 on the Deluxe (which otherwise is comparable to the Plus plan). On the flip side, GoDaddy’s Unlimited plan does do unlimited storage, databases, and domains – but also adds SSL certificates and Premium DNS to the plan. Both of these are not really necessary for a non-eCommerce website…and are usually cheaper and better if you buy them separately anyway (ie, like domain registrar).
I'm not very good with this kind of stuff but was astonished by how much the student was able to do that BlueHost was not able to do. The student also showed me that there were much cheaper hosting plans I could have gotten, and sure enough he was right, so I don't think the value is great for this host. Other than all that, the first setup of the website was really easy, only a few clicks and it was ready. Everything went smoothly and although the site isn't super fast, it is up 100% of the time (or very close, I don't know what happens when I'm not on it.)
Formed in 2003, Bluehost has long since been a hosting innovator and leader. Today, the company powers more than two million websites and carries the official seal of approval given by the WordPress.org team for their managed WordPress services hosted on their VPS platform. With years of experience, competitive pricing, and excellent support, Bluehost is a pick you can take to the bank in the VPS hosting space.”
Dev folks will be pleased to hear that GoDaddy offers Root access, so you can install PHP, modules, and proxy servers via the command line with ease. Plans also include cPanel, so you can easily manage your hosting service. Meanwhile, the GoDaddy team will monitor your server 24/7, including handling patches and backups should you select one of their managed plan options.
Websites often run very slowly on Bluehost servers, where they ran very quickly on our local and live development servers. I've had numerous clients complain that their website goes down frequently, or that they have email problems. We had a client recently switch to a more reliable host because their email problems became too much to handle. Frankly, the ups and downs of the servers and the headaches that come with that aren't worth the cheap price.
Last week I received an email from them stating that ‘Emergency Maintenance” was required on my box, and that it would entail 30-90 minutes of downtime. Not so. They completely broke my site, and I am unable to get through to their technical support, so I have critical data trapped in a database I can’t access because they scrambled the configuration. I can’t even put up a temporary site on a dynamic host to keep my business running! SO PISSED right now.
You’ll find the cPanel login details in the “welcome email” you got when you first signed up. When you have setup the nameservers (i.e. pointed your domain name to their servers) you can login to your control panel by typing this URL into your web browser: http://example.com/cpanel/. If you prefer secure logging, then the login URL is: https://example.com/securecontrolpanel. (FYI replace “example.com” with your actual domain name).
One main feature of Bluehost is they offer unlimited bandwidth. This is perfect for budding bloggers whose traffic would grow over time. Many other hosting don’t offer unlimited hosting & they shut down website once traffic grows. With Bluehost this is a big relief as you can focus on growing your blog rather than worrying about other hosting issues.
When you are running a small business website and your budget is fixed, the price for hosting your website is a major concern. BlueHost is hands down one of the most affordable hosting service providers. The basic plan for shared hosting starts for just $2.95 per month which is quite economical. This plan is good for blogger, authors, etc to start their website right away. It lets you host one website through your account.
Choosing the best web hosting for a small business website is one of the most important steps you’ll need to consider to get off on the right foot. Our themes are app themes so they will run much faster on a host which values speed for its customers. We also consider value for money whenever we recommend any best WordPress hosting company to our valued customers.
There are two options to move your site. You can either do it yourself for free by manually transferring your files over to Bluehost. Alternatively, you can use the Website Transfer service to migrate up to five sites and 20 email accounts from your former hosting company. This service costs $149.99. Don’t forget; you’ll need to add the FTP option to your hosting package before you can migrate an existing site.
Hostgator has three shared web hosting plans: Hatchling, Baby, and Business. Although features obviously ramp up with each, the baseline features are strong. All plans offer unlimited disk space, 99.99% uptime, and extensive support. It take these commitments seriously; if it falls short on uptime, for example, HostGator will add one month of credit to your account.
impossible answer to an impossible question: is this host good? in short, yeah, sure. but can you give money to a corporation which singlehandedly ruined the business and then still sleep at night? hope not. i’ve been putting this off for far too long but it’s time to switch hosts. so can i recommend bluehost to you? sure. if you can sleep at night after that, of course? do your own sanity a favour, fellas.
Absolute trash of a service. Multiple issues that land squarely within Bluehost's circle of responsibility and they have precisely zero interest in looking to help. Bluehost exploits people with little to no technical knowledge and refuse to offer adequate support or assistance. When challenged by a someone with solid technical knowledge, it quickly becomes apparent that Bluehost do not know what they are doing by asking inane questions and assigning blame to third parties to dodge responsibility to their clients. Avoid using Bluehost at all costs. Even a free service isn't good value if it doesn't work and they refuse to help you.
I have used Bluehost for over 12 months and have been very happy with the service they provide. For the money you get extremely good value – I host over 10 sites on the one account and have never had any problems with being told that I have gone over resource limits or used too much bandwidth. I have only needed to contact support a few times and they were always very quick to respond and help solve the issues, although it has to be said they were quite simple problems.
To help prime your site launch for success, Bluehost offers a plethora of unlimited freebies, including a free domain, unlimited domain hosting, unlimited email hosting, and unlimited storage, bandwidth, and databases. This, coupled with their several options for site building services, is everything a new website owner needs to get started — and the cost is hard to beat.
Apart from their knowledge base, they also have a pretty active YouTube channel which covers a lot frequently-asked support topics. So, if you're more comfortable with videos than plain text, their YouTube tutorials should come in handy. Take a look at the video below to get an idea of the kind of support videos they upload on their YouTube channel:
People often think that a web host is the main cause of a slow website but, this is often not the case. When picking a provider, it's important for find a hosting provider that is close to your users and has a good amount of RAM and fast CPU power. Beyond that, it's often the way the website is set up that slows it down for users. To ensure that your website speed is optimal for users you need to make sure you pay attention to the following:
When canceling your Bluehost account prior to your accounts end of term or down grading your account to a term for less than a year; you forfeit the Domain Registration coupon and Bluehost deducts $15.99 from your final refund amount to cover our costs for registering your new domain on your behalf for one year. Subject to the terms of your domain registration agreement, you will retain ownership of your domain until the end of its registration period.
Sites hosted on the GoDaddy entry level Basic Managed WordPress Hosting plan are automatically backed up every day, but, unlike SiteGround — who only store one version — with GoDaddy, 30 backup files are kept at any one time. You can restore these backup files in just a few clicks through the GoDaddy customer dashboard, and, when doing so, you have the option of restoring the files, the database or both.
To be fair, their support has been awesome in the past, and hopefully it will be better in the future—and of course, this is just my opinion. Their support as it stands now is not bad per se, but it just used to be better from my perspective. HostGator was the first commercial hosting that I’ve ever bought, and I have multiple accounts I’m using with them now, so they’re definitely a host I trust, it’s just that I’ve been a bit disappointed with their support recently.
Just left bluehost, and thank god I finally did. Wanna talk about price jumps ? I went from paying a little under 100 a year roughly to 200z my site was down endless amounts of times. A customer service lacks. Anytime I’ve called, it takes easily an hour to get ahold of anyone. And I recently called about my renewal, and the customer service agent snapped at me. I was completely baffled that I was treated that way by someone who is taking my money. I’m now with SiteGround.