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BlueHost Review

Rating
4.8 / 5
User Friendly
5 / 5
1 Click WP Install
5 / 5
Price
5 / 5
Support
4.5 / 5

BlueHost is one of the most known web hosts right now. BlueHost offers many hosting options to cater a large array of client types. BlueHost is known to be a very fair and reliable web host alongside with great prices, no matter what your needs are.

Below are the all the hosting options that BlueHost offers. Take a look and see which option is the best one for you. Feel free to leave a comment if you have a question regarding this BlueHost review.

The one thing worth mentioning, is BlueHost’s support system. Up to sometime in 2016 Bluehost had a ticketing option and a chat option. At some point that changed and they moved to support based only with an online chat. In most cases you won’t have to wait online too long, however – sometimes you don’t like chatting online with some random support guy, you just want to shoot out an email and let them deal with it. While this is NOT a deal breaker, I did lower the rating because of that. It would a better user experience if you could still send them an email instead of chatting.

With that said, this BlueHost review took all hosting aspects into consideration, including the online support but also all the other aspects. When concluding everything together, BlueHost is obviously at the top of their game. They have lots of plans depending on your needs, they have great technology, excellent and secure servers, blazing fast sites and much more.

Read through their hosting options below and decide which of BlueHost’s hosting plans is the best fit for you.

 

shared Rating
5
Price:
$3.95/month

Shared hosting is the first in many different types of hosting that most hosting companies have. Even though it’s the first option, it’s also the most popular and not without good reason.

Bluehost has 3 Shared hosting options:

  • Basic
  • Plus
  • Prime

Basic Shared Hosting

The basic shared option is good for very light users. It offers only 1 domain hosting, so if you are a website builder or an affiliate this one probably is NOT the one for you. However, if you are just looking for a good hosting company that can host your business’ website, this may very well be it.

There are a few more things that the basic shared program limits:

  • 50 GB space
  • Up to 5 parked domains
  • Up to 25 subdomains
  • Up to 5 email accounts
  • Up to 100 MB for each email account

Plus Shared Hosting

The plus shared hosting program doesn’t have all the restrictions the above option has, and here you get a few bonuses:

  • $200 in marketing offers included
  • Over $24/yr in extras
  • A spam expert

These are nice perks, however they aren’t what really matters here. What matters is that you have no restrictions whatsoever! You can host as many sites as you want, have as many email accounts as you want and no one will tell you anything. This option is only $2 a month more expensive.

One of these should be enough, just so you know there is a third option, you can go to Bluehost and read about it just in case you are interested.

 

BlueHost shared Hosting Features

BlueHost shared Hosting Highlights

Included Domains
1
Email Accounts
Unlimited
Money-Back Guarantee
30 Days
Other Features

BlueHost shared Hosting Prices

The first 2 options are great options if you have 1 business website or even a few of them. However, consider the fact that all the domains are managed via the same account, so if you are planning on hosting a client’s website, this is not a good option. Hosting clients’ sites is best doing on a reseller program / VPS / Dedicated server.

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Wordpress Rating
5
Price:
$19.99/month

Just to make an important point – you can hist WordPress sites on all the hosting options on this site. Any Linux server is good for WordPress hosting. This WordPress hosting option, is just a solution built solely around the WordPress platform which makes a better performance solution but is not necessarily the only option for WordPress sites.

The WordPress hosting option, is built on a VPS that was enhanced specifically for WordPress sites and as such, its performance is much better than a shared hosting option for example.

BlueHost Wordpress Hosting Features

BlueHost Wordpress Hosting Highlights

Money-Back Guarantee
30 Days
Extreme Speed
VPS power
Completely Secure
SiteLock Security
Other Features

BlueHost Wordpress Hosting Prices

WP Standard
WP Enhanced
WP Premium

If you have a WordPress site and are concerned about performance, you should probably either try this option or the regular VPS option.

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VPS Rating
5
Price:
$19.99/month

Bluehost’s VPS(virtual private servers) are built from the ground up, unlike some other hosting companies out there and they are all SSD based. The VPS hosting option gives you a very powerful tool to host your website on, gives you a lot of flexibility and power which you need in order to ensure your site is always up and running and in great shape.

BlueHost VPS Hosting Features

BlueHost VPS Hosting Highlights

Cores
1-2
SSD Storage
30-120 GB SSD
RAM
2-8 GB
Other Features

BlueHost VPS Hosting Prices

Standard
Enhanced
Ultimate

A VPS is a very powerful tool. Not all websites need one. If you are not sure if a VPS is for you, here are a few question to ask yourself:

  1. Does your site receive a lot of traffic?
  2. Do you have a WooCommerce website?
  3. Have your past hosting companies not come through in terms of speed?
  4. Are you planning on hosting clients’ websites?
  5. Do you have a website that takes up a lot of resources?

If any of the above questions were answered with a “yes”, you should probably consider going down the VPS route.

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WooCommerce Rating
4.5
Price:
$6.95/month

If you have a WordPress Woocommerce site and are not a savvy WordPress user, this option may be exactly what you are looking for. Bluehost Woocommerce hosting plan offers 24/7 Woocommerce support. The experts will chat with you and help you with any WordPress or Woo related issue.

BlueHost WooCommerce Hosting Features

BlueHost WooCommerce Hosting Highlights

FREE Included Domains
1
Money-Back Guarantee
30 Days
Dedicated IP
1
Other Highlights

BlueHost WooCommerce Hosting Prices

Starter

If you are a non savvy user, this option is great for you. However, most WooCommerce users are probably a bit knowledgeable about what to do with the CMS and how to use it. It’s a great option to have if you need it, though – only if you need it.

 

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