BlueHost Review

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BlueHost is an internet provider with all the answers. Focusing on your web hosting needs in specific, the pricing is competitive yet comprehensive for all of your needs. BlueHost takes pride on giving you reliable, quality services that you won't find anywhere else.

BlueHost started in the industry in 1996. From then on, it established itself as a long-standing and a reliable company when it comes to web hosting. BlueHost is very particular in the technology it uses. It is hands-on when it comes to managing a wide variety of servers and server platforms, including business clients. BlueHost's pricing is similar to any other, but the quality of services, including its features, is more outstanding. To date, it hosts more than 1.6 million domains.

Service Details

Disk Space: Unlimited
Traffic/Bandwidth: Unlimited
Domain Name: Free
Starting Price: $3.49/month
Money Back: Anytime
Advertising Credits: $50

Core Hosting Features

  • Free Domain Registration/Transfer
  • 100 GB Storage with Basic Account
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Email Addresses
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited add-on and parked domains, subdomains, and International Domains Supported
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Software: CentOS 6, Linux Kernel 2.6.32, Apache Web Server, cPanel 11.42.x
  • Platforms: PHP 5.4, Perl 5.10, Python 2.6.6, Ruby + Ruby on Rails, MySQL 5.5. PostgreSQL 8
  • Mail: POP3, IMAP, Mailing Lists, Web Mail
  • Automatic backups
  • FTP Manager & Secure FTP
  • 99.9% Guaranteed Uptime
  • 24/7 U.S. Based Technical Support

Marketing and Bonus Features

  • $50 Google Advertising Credits
  • Great Website Statistics Tools: Webalizer and AWStats
  • PrestaShop, WordPress, Zen Cart, Drupal, RoundCube, Joomla
  • 2 Premium Website Builders: Weebly and Concrete 5
  • Wiki: TikiWiki, PhpWiki
  • Discussion boards: SMF, and PhpBB
  • E-commerce: CubeCart, Zen Cart, OS Commerce
  • Guestbooks: Viper
  • Language, E-mail Notifications, Side Menu, and Installations Overview

Summary & Extras

BlueHost offers everything a business needs, whether small-scale or medium-scale. Its package is complete with unlimited capacity, including domain hosting, bandwidth, e-mail accounts, MySQL databases, and FTP accounts. Upon registration, each client enjoys a free domain name. BlueHost prides itself in giving clients unlimited usage for medium-sized websites--something that is not readily available to most web hosting service providers. Since 1996, BlueHost has been in the industry serving entrepreneurs and chief executives alike.

To sum it up, Bluehost is a cheap hosting company compared with other companies providing the same features. This is great for small-scale entrepreneurs and individuals who want to use a hosting company for personal reasons.

Website Building Tools

In building a website, you have a lot of options. If you already have a site, you have the option of uploading it to BlueHost's servers and from your new hosting account, you can manage it. If you have no site yet, you can build your own using BlueHost's Simple Scripts in downloading CMS (Content Management Systems), or any other tools for assistance.


BlueHost's extraordinary performance in keeping a track of its uptime is noteworthy. It does not rely on a third-party in solving a client's problem. Every issue is resolved in-house.

Pricing Concerns

BlueHost is optimal for businesses that maintain several small domains, but want to manage and have access to them under one account. With its unlimited domains from one account and single hosting provider, you have managing control for a set of big domains. Its single plan for small-sized enterprises comes with more value compared with other web hosting service providers. Included in its basic price are the registration for primary domain and setup. The basic plan comes with add-ons for more functionality. BlueHost's Pro package has additional resource access for space usage, spikes in memory, dedicated IP address, SiteBackup Pro, domain name privacy, and SSL certificate. There are other add-on extras with corresponding affordable annual fee.

Customer Support

BlueHost is proud of its customer support system. Its reputation precedes its name especially when it comes to responding to reports about lost data and outages. Generally, in most cases, BlueHost is successful in helping its clients recover from those instances. When big spikes occur in usages and the accounts are throttled, BlueHost is exceptional in resolving such issues.

Ease of Use

BlueHost uses cPanel for its control panel, but customized. Clients will never experience troubles when it comes to adjusting with BlueHost's web hosting service from another's. Truth be told, the changes, actually make everything very easy. There are no issues at all in installing Joomla, WordPress and other similarly related CMS systems. In signing up, the process is transparent and worry-free. There is only one thing you need to understand with BlueHost and that is being aware of what is billed to your account.

Money Back Guarantee

Should you be unsatisfied with any of BlueHost accounts, you may cancel your subscription within 30 days and to get a complete refund. Every account with BlueHost is non-contractual, and so, you can cancel any time and get your pro-rated refund on the remainder of the term.

Bottom Line

BlueHost has been in the business of providing high quality web hosting services to clients for more than 15 years and has so far, retained its pioneering customers. Though it may seem impossible to believe its unlimited resources, there is not a client who complained about having caps. BlueHost is committed to always to providing what is the best for its clients; through its customer support and providing real uptime at the most affordable cost.