BlueHost Review

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Overview

BlueHost has been a top contender in the field of web hosting since 2003 when this Utah-based company was founded. Offering well priced packages, one-click install services and a wide range of extras, BlueHost is a good choice for small, medium and big websites alike.

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Reliability

BlueHost base their hosting service on high performance in-house servers that make sure your website has a good loading speed. The company’s average uptime is one of the best within the industry – over 99.9%. Employing top notch security technologies like SSH or Secure Shell Access, BlueHost provides you with the guarantee you are managing your site within a secure environment. For your customers’ data protection, BlueHost also offers SSL servers, making sure their information is encrypted and not collected to be used for other purposes.
Another reliability boosting point is the 30-days money back guarantee BlueHost offers. Although their brand is well known and trusted, they still offer the new customers the possibility to try out their services with no financial risk.

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Control Panel

BlueHost uses cPanel, which is probably the most popular type of control panel the internet world uses nowadays. This is an important aspect to consider before choosing your web host provider as it means you won’t have to waste time learning the ropes of a new system. Although cPanel is the most common interface for Linux based hosts, BlueHost offers a full range of video tutorials that will teach you everything you want to know about using their control panel and managing your website.
A great advantage BlueHost offer, is the ability to manage more websites within one account. This makes it easier for webmaster with a portfolio of websites to take care of their online properties without having to sign in and out of different accounts.

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Extras

BlueHost’s service packages include a number of very useful extras. None more worthwhile than the free credit for Google Adwords or for Facebook marketing. However, you should know that this is only applicable to residents of certain geographical areas, potentially making BlueHost’s packages less valuable. Despite this, BlueHost offer a highly competitive range of services, this web hosting provider offers good value for the money even if you don’t take the marketing coupons into consideration.

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Hosting Packages and Pricing

Featuring a full range of professional web hosting services, BlueHost offers competitive prices, which start at $2.95 per month. At this price, you get the Starter package, which offers 50 GB disk storage space and unmetered bandwidth usage. The Plus plan provides you with unmetered website space and email storage at a discounted price of $5.45 per month.
While the Plus package is sufficient for a simple website, webmasters managing a high traffic or advanced features website might find it useful to purchase the Business Pro hosting plan. At a flat rate of $13.95 per month, you will also benefit from a dedicated IP, an SSL certificate, and professional site backup service.
With BlueHost, you also have the choice of getting a VPS (virtual private server) using the cloud technology or a dedicated hosting package for full control, enhanced security and high website performance.

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Support

BlueHost’s customer support department is one of the company’s strongest points. You can reach their agents by chat, phone or email. For the US, they offer a toll free phone number. They answer emails within hours. You might have to wait for half an hour on so on chat, but the system will let you know when an agent can take care of you. Besides, BlueHost offers a generous database of video tutorials and a comprehensive FAQs section that have you covered with most of your needs.

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Conclusion

Featuring competitive prices and one of the highest uptimes within the industry, BlueHost offers good value for your money. Most of their packages include unmetered web hosting space, bandwidth usage, and email accounts. Their control panel has a user-friendly interface, and, what is even better, you can manage an entire portfolio of websites within one single account.

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We made every effort to ensure that this review was accurate and fair, but we’re only human. If you think we’ve got something wrong, or that the review does not reflect your own experiences with the product, we’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below, send us an email, or write your own review in the Customer Reviews section.

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Christian Parker
Christian is known to be the “it” guy when it comes to web hosting. With five years of experience in web hosting engineering, Christian specializes in external web monitoring and design and implementation of web-servers. He absolutely loves what he does.
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  • Miriam Kirk

    Christian you should do your homework better. BlueHost is blocked by most internet providers because on the shared domain a lot of spam is sent out. Sure if you pay the extra 360$ per year that will clear things up, but that cost is on top of everything else that you pay for. Do better research.

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  • Mike

    Beware, popular hosting sites like bluehost do not ethically represent themselves. They offer low monthly prices but when you actually signup they nickel and dime you to death until your paying way more than what was offered. I believe back in the day this was called bait and switch too bad its such a widely accepted practice nowadays.

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  • Harold

    I have a WordPress website and I want it to be hosted with BlueHost. How do I transfer it from my current hosting provider ( I believe it’s WP hosting). Thanks

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    • Christian

      Hi Harold,
      Transferring a WordPress site from your current hosting service should be pretty straightforward. BlueHost have excellent documentation on their website to help you along, and, of course, you can always speak to their support team if you hit any bumps in the road.
      If you have a large website, or several domains, you might want to take advantage of their website transfer service. It’s a paid service, but everything will be done quickly and efficiently on your behalf.
      To get started with BlueHost, click here.
      Christian

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