BlueHost Review

BlueHost Review

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Product is rated as #4 in category Shared Hosting

BlueHost Contact Details

  • Email: support@bluehost.com
  • Phone: 1 (801) 765-9400
  • Website: www.bluehost.com
  • Address: 560 Timpanogos Parkway, Orem, UT 84097, United States
  • Server Locations Provo, United States
    Awards
    The awards that this brand receives
    - 51% BlueHost
    9.5
    (7 customer reviews)
    Prices starting from:

    $3.95

    / Month

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    9.5/10 (Expert Score)
    Product is rated as #4 in category Shared Hosting
    Experts think that the best way to find a user-friendly hosting is for any user to comment on whether they can find the information they need immediately or not. Based on that criterion, I believe that Bluehost has a very friendly interface, which I can easily find what I need, such as Cloud Sites, Shared Hosting, WordPress Hosting.
    Reliability
    9.7
    Pricing
    9.2
    User Friendly
    9.4
    Support
    9.6
    Features
    9.5

    About Hostiso




    Founded in 1996 by Matt Heaton, Bluehost is one of the top twenty largest web hosts. Together with its sister companies, HostMonster and FastDomain, Bluehost hosts over 1.9 million domains. Bluehost puts a premium on customer service, and most hold times are less than 30 seconds. Headquartered in Utah, Bluehost has two secondary data centers, and a nationwide fiber network.

    While iPage offers three major services (web hosting, wordpress, and domain), Bluehost hosting has more options for customers to choose including WordPress hosting, shared hosting, cloud site, VPS hosting, Dedicated hosting and WooComerce hosting.

    BlueHost Hosting Packages

    Bluehost is providing some hosting packages including shared hosting package, VPS hosting, managed WordPress hosting and dedicated servers. The shared hosting package is perfect for your blog, but if you have a WordPress blog or website with alot of traffic, I suggest you should to use their managed WordPress hosting package.

    For a reliable WordPress server of Bluehost, in addition to running the latest versions of PHP and MYSQL, the server is configured to handle the overwhelming load that usually occurs with WordPress. I can verify that Bluehost handles everything very efficiently. In fact, we have seen the traffic up to 20,000 per day without any interruption for my website.

    With Bluehost shared hosting packages, they have three different packages, you can choose any package that fits your specific needs.

    • If you want to create your own website, you should buy basic packages.
    • If you intend to host multiple pages, please buy the “plus” package.
    • If you need to use HTTPS, the Prime package with a dedicated I.P and SSL is need for you.

    The pricing of these hosting packages is quite cheap with the basic hosting packages only $3.95/mo when using discounts code. This is a reasonable cost for students, teachers or small businesses.

    Most users should use the “plus” package because it provides everything you need (unless you are a business package user because of the need for dedicated I.P and SSL).

    Bluehost offers unlimited storage. This means you can store unlimited files, and use unlimited bandwidth. However, keep in mind that they have a usage Policy. But the limits of usage Policy are too high so you can think it as “unlimited”.

    Bluehost shared hosting using cPanel, these panels are the easiest storage software I know. Most shared hosting companies use cPanel standard and you will be easy to use it. Actually, cPanel helps you manage your hosting account more easily. In addition, Bluehost is one of the few shared web hosting companies that allow SSH access.

    Operation time is very reliable. According to many surveys, Bluehost’s uptime is nearly 99.94%. In the first 12 months of using Bluehost, my website has taken 5 hours out of nearly 9000 operating hours. Sometimes the server crashed in February, which resulted from the DDos attack. However, 99.94% is still a good figure that you can trust.

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    The weakness of Bluehost

    Customer support response is quite slow. This is a sign that Bluehost is dealing more questions from their customers than they can. There are a few providers like Godaddy, with more larger user base but with a large number of support staff they can guarantee better customer support. There is no reason that a big supplier like Bluehost can not invest in increasing the number of employees in the customer support network and this is a big weakness of them.

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    Prices

    Promotional pricing starts at $3.49/mo for professional, instant web hosting. Includes unlimited email, unlimited data storage, unlimited domain hosting, network bandwidth and MySQL databases; no setup fee; domain registration free for one year.

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    Reliability

    The BlueHost Blog notes network outages and what the team at BlueHost did to fix the problems. However BlueHost does not have either a reported uptime or an SLA.

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    Site Builder Tools

    BlueHost has over 60 1-click installation scripts, including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Roundcube, Zen Cart, phpBB, PrestaShop, and Concrete5. BlueHost also uses Weebly, a powerful site creator with videos and pictures.

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    Editor’s Bottom Line

    BlueHost has the usual offering of shared, virtual, and dedicated hosting, as well as tools to get you started. But BlueHost doesn’t have enough niche features, powerful tools, sales, or service guarantees to stand out from the pack.

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    Available Services & Products:

    Standard Shared:

    Unlimited email accounts; unlimited storage; 50,000 file count, unlimited network bandwidth; 1 year free domain registration; unlimited MxSQL database; 1,000 database tables; no setup free; $8.99 for 12-mo term/$7.99 for 24-mo term/$6.99 36-mo term.

    Pro Shared:

    Unlimited email accounts; unlimited storage; 300,000 file count; unlimited bandwidth; unlimited domain hosting; free domain registration for life; domain privacy; dedicated IP; SSL certificate; unlimited MySQL database; 3,000 database tables; free setup; $24.99 for 12-, 24-, or 36-month term.

    Standard VPS Hosting – $29.99/mo:

    Single Core CPU; 2 GB RAM; 30 GB disk space; 1 TB/mo; free domain name; 1 dedicated IP; CentOS 6.4 (64-bit).

    Enhanced VPS Hosting – $59.99/mo:

    Dual Core CPU; 4 GB RAM; 60 GB disk space; 2 TB/mo; free domain names; 2 dedicated IPs; CentOS 6.4 (64-bit).

    Premium VPS Hosting – $89.99/mo:

    Triple Core CPU; 6 GB RAM; 120 GB disk space; 3 TB/mo; free domain name; 2 dedicated IPs; CentOS 6.4 (64-bit).

    Ultimate VPS Hosting – $119.99/mo:

    Quad Core CPU; 8 GB RAM; 240 GB disk space; 4 TB/mo; free domain name; 2 dedicated IPs; CentOS 6.4 (64-bit).

    Standard Dedicated Hosting – $149.99/mo:

    Dual core, 2.3 GHz Intel® Xeon Processor; 4 GB RAM; 2 x 500 GB HDD Disk space; 5 TB/month; free domain name; 3 Dedicated IPs; CentOS 6.4 (64-bit).

    Enhanced Dedicated Hosting – $199/mo:

    Quad core, 2.5 GHz Intel® Xeon Processor; 8 GB RAM; 2 x 1TB GB HDD disk space; 10 TB/mo; free domain name; 4 dedicated IPs; CentOS 6.4 (64-big).

    Premium Dedicated Hosting – $249.99/mo:

    Quad core, 3.3 GHz Intel® Xeon Processor; 16 GB RAM; 2 x 1 TB HDD disk space; 15 TB/month; free domain name; 5 dedicated IPs, CentOS 6.4 (64-bit).

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    Conclusion

    Bluehost is currently one of the best and most popular hosting providers, which is the advice of professional bloggers. Although Bluehost service is not as perfect as other web hosting providers. However, their quality hosting is not bad and still acceptable to maintain a fast and reliable web site for their users. Especially for small businesses without much capital.

    Specification: BlueHost

    Included Promo

    Free CDN, Free Domain, Free Migration/Transfer, Free SSL Certificate, Free Website Builder, Money Back Guarantee

    Uptime

    99.94%

    Memory (RAM)

    2GB, 4GB, 8GB

    CPU

    2 Core, 4 Core

    Server locations

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    Disk Type

    SSD

    Specialised Hosting

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    Security Features

    Automatic Site Backup, Ddos Protection, SSH Access, Two-Factor Authentication, Virus & Malware Protection

    Number of Website

    Single Website, Multiple Websites

    Money-Back Guarantee

    60 Days

    7 reviews for BlueHost

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    1. Easy to manage

      Bluehost makes it easy for us to manage our websites. With one plan we are able to host 5 domains at no extra charge. Paying the yearly rate got us some savings, but still was a hefty chunk to have to cough up at once. Wish the pricing was a bit better. But seems worth it for all stuff they offer

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    2. Highly Reliable

      BlueHost is the best web host service I’ve had the pleasure of doing business with. Great hands on customer support team that knows and understands hosting and wont waste your time when it comes to choosing the right plan. Great features and with reliable service. Offer good security and site measurement/statistics for my site which come in handy as we are always aiming for efficient scalability.

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    3. Self explanatory hosting

      Very simple, self explanatory site. The customer support rep was doing his job correctly and was hands-on. The services are fairly cheap. I haven’t really experienced any issues with my VPS. Took about 20 minutes to setup. Great Job Blue Host

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    4. Love this web host

      Love this web hosted provider. Customer service has been a big help in getting my website started and running to its max potential and I expect things to stay that way. Supports good uptime and offers many features for your site.

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    5. Great staff

      Super helpful customer service reps, very well trained. Refereed some of my friends and they are just as happy. Been a loyal member since 2018, and it looks like its going to stay like that.

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    6. Reliable

      Their Up-times are impressive, and I know we made the right move when I switched to BH about a month ago. Customer service reps were a bit difficult to communicate with but my questions were answered. Very reliable. my recommendation stands with Blue Host.

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    7. Every department

      Every department I’ve contacted has been extremely fast, professional, and very helpful.

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