We’re going to disclose almost everything about Bluehost hosting throughout this article, one of the leading hosting providers in the world.
After going through this you’ll be clear enough to decide why you should go with Bluehost.
Throughout this article, whenever you find something messy, or trouble just contact me for your help. I’m always there for you.
Bluehost is already an ideal choice for a lot of people out there in the market.
Bluehost hosting company starts their plans in four different categories including shared hosting, VPS servers, WordPress managed and dedicated servers.
If we talk about their cheapest plan, then it starts from $2.65/month and this is ready to go plan for even beginners as well who don’t have a lot of money in their pocket.
Bluehost provides some freebie’s also for their new customers which we will disclose further in this article.
Bluehost web host company was founded in 2003. And almost in the past 20+ years, Bluehost contributes a lot to blogging and especially to the WordPress community/eco-system of WordPress blogs.
As myself a blogger working in this field, I’m aware of the hosting needs for a beginner as well as a professional when it comes to making their site or their official blog to share something.
We always look forward to a hosting company which provides:
- Reliable up-time of almost 99.9%, So that our site keeps running 24X7
- Affordable, so it doesn’t get heavy for our pockets.
- Good technical support in case we need to connect.
- Of course, the quality of support.
- Hardware offering to ensure getting the best server quality required.
These are the requirements of a user which Bluehost already fulfilled. But, away from these, there are a lot of features which Bluehost company provides in a better way itself.
We’ll cover them one by one throughout this article. And you’ll get to know, why you should go with this.
Bluehost hosting company provides plans to consumers in four different ways including, shared hosting, VPS hosting, WordPress-managed hosting and dedicated servers.
Each of their plans comes under three to four subcategories.
Most of the newly launched sites are good to go with shared hosting as it gives us all the minimal functionality plus features which are required to make our business live & of course in running mode.
As a WordPress blogger and a professional WordPress web designer, I always evaluate any hosting company on a basis of several parameters.
These parameters are maybe different for someone. But these are minimal which should be there even in the basic plan itself.
So, the parameters on which I always evaluate the basic and even premium plans are:
- WordPress Optimized Hosting or not
- Email Hosting
- Customer support
- User-friendly interface
We’ll cover all of them in detail throughout this article. Although maybe, you’re here to confirm only this availability, then you’re good to go with Bluehost.
Now, Let’s move on to the explanation of Bluehost, a complete review of Bluehost hosting. So, you can decide whether it is right for you or not.
Purpose of Review
Every work we do has to be a desired outcome. This review has also the same.
Throughout this article, I, Rahul Chaudhary want you to get aware of Bluehost hosting provider and whether it is a good web host for you or not.
I’ll cover Bluehost’s practical uses, features (mainly free), downtime & uptime ratio, customer support and plans comparison to find the better deal for you.
I’ll provide you with in-depth research and analysis plus my experience of using Bluehost as a Blogger/Affiliate marketer and for my clients as well.
You’ll get to know about the pros and cons of Bluehost hosting as well.
Bluehost is already a good-to-go deal for you especially if you’re a beginner. No doubt!
But, if you’ve. Just stay with this till the end.
The most awaited topics I’ll cover in this article are:
- Is Bluehost a reliable hosting for WordPress?
- Features of Bluehost
- Bluehost performance and speed review
- Bluehost pricing and plans overview
- Pros & Cons
We’ll cover them one by one till the end of this post. And you’ll be much clearer about whether you should choose Bluehost for your website and blog or not.
First, let’s start with the reliability of Bluehost hosting.
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Review of Bluehost Shared Hosting
Let’s move on to the review part now. From its founding year in 2003 to today, Bluehost evolves a lot with its features and customer feedback.
Features comparisons may happen with other competitors once in a while.
But, the customer support and the quality of support is a massive success of Bluehost to making it a top web hosting provider by WordPress.
of course, We’ll cover all of them one by one in this article.
Bluehost provides four different plans overview to customers named as shared hosting, managed WordPress hosting, VPS servers and dedicated hosting.
Each of the plans is subdivided into three categories named basic, plus and choice plus.
Every plan gives you a free domain as an offer comes with a discount to its users for their first-time enrollment into their customer database.
We’ll cover them in detail in the plans and pricing section.
Is Bluehost a reliable hosting for WordPress?
As we’ve already evaluated the Bluehost hosting with some basic parameters in the above section. This is already a good-to-go decision for you if you’re just conforming to their availability in Bluehost.
Else, you can check the pros and cons section for having Bluehost as a beginner also.
To manage your site effectively you need a powerful and managed c-panel with a simple user interface.
Most of the cloud hosting providers don’t provide you with that in their basic plan. And that results in you having difficulty managing your site more effectively.
Bluehost has a simple and very easy-to-install WordPress process throughout. You can easily install WordPress within under five minutes even if you are a beginner.
Because the server optimization of Bluehost is way better for WordPress blogs.
WordPress features Bluehost as a top web hosting provider on its WordPress web hosting resource page itself.
To make your site more reliable and running 24X7, A web host should be configured to handle some extra load.
Apart from running the latest PHP & MYSQL all the time, Bluehost web servers are better configured to handle this problem. You’ll get 99.9% uptime as compared to other hosting providers.
In fact, In my career in blogging and affiliate marketing. I’ve seen blogs hosted on Bluehost and getting more than 20000+ visitors/day and running without downtime.
Note: Just use Bluehost’s in-built ‘Caching & Cloudflare to speed up my blog option and stay as it is even without customizing the setting of caching and all.
The most important and lovable use of Bluehost is the easy-to-use interface and up-time loyalty with their customers.
Amazing Features of Bluehost
Bluehost is a reliable hosting & this is something we’ve already evaluated in the above section with practicality.
Now, we’ll cover some amazing offerings of Bluehost which is a WordPress top-notch web-host provider.
Some of the amazing features of Bluehost are as:
1. WordPress Hosting:
Maybe it sounds repeatable to you. If I know then why I’m making this mistake.
Let me tell you, there is a reason behind this.
Most of the web hosting providers in the market give you hosting without their server optimization, especially for WordPress blogs.
Bluehost gives you that freedom.
Bluehost web hosting servers are way more designed and optimized to give more flexibility for users to install WordPress in one click.
Installing WordPress with Bluehost is as simple as it takes less than five minutes to complete your process of installation and to make your site live.
Server optimization also helps the website/blog to rank quickly in the search engines with minimal effort.
So, Making a website/blog using Bluehost web hosting never would be a mistake for sure.
2. Free Domain Registration:
Domain registration costs us around $10 if we buy it separately from any domain registrar including Godaddy or Namecheap.
But, the best part is if you buy the Bluehost hosting with the offers they provide.
You can even get a domain free of cost. You’ve to just buy the hosting plan of your choice.
If you’ve made the decision of buying a hosting plan from Bluehost, but you do not have decided on the brand name (domain name) yet.
Don’t worry! Your free coupon for 1 domain for 1 year will be kept in your account securely.
Feel free to buy whenever you made the decision. You don’t have to pay any extra amount at that point in time.
3. Free SSL Certificate:
SSL stands for secure sockets layers, a layer on your website to make it secure for users.
So, that they can provide their critical information like passwords, and debit/credit card details to you willingly.
An SSL is a protocol layer on your website/blog for web browsers and servers that allows for credibility, authenticity, end-to-end encryption and decryption of data sent over the internet.
For cloud hosting providers like CloudWays, SSL can be installed by Let’s encrypt for free. But, for shared hosting, we’ve to majorly buy this.
Bluehost gives us the SSL absolutely free of cost with the hosting plan you choose of your choice along with the free domain.
Just navigate to “My site > Security > Free SSL (turn on).
The best part of Bluehost for me is the simple and clean user interface. This will help a lot of newbies without getting in trouble with HTTP or HTTPS.
Just turn this on and you’re good to go.
4. Email Hosting:
To make yourself and your business more trustworthy, you need a professional email to communicate with customers and even for professional connections.
A professional email gives you more authority and credibility even in the first reach out.
It stands awesome!
Bluehost gives you the opportunity to buy that and host that peacefully. So, that our connections and networks with like-minded grow like anything.
Hopefully, it’ll be an easy task to set up the mail and integrate it with your Gmail.
But in any way, if you found any trouble. Just connect with me on Instagram. I’ll be there for you always.
5. Customer Support:
Good Customer support gives the brand a legacy in the industry.
After even knowing the fact, A hell lot of brands fail to maintain this more effectively with their customers.
Bluehost is not like them.
You’ll get amazing support, and hand-picked help from the care people, whenever you found something messy to maintain or buy from Bluehost.
Availability: Availability matters a lot. When you reach out to Bluehost via their official website, they will get in touch with you in a few minutes. You’ll not feel any time wastage over there.
Quality of service: What if the person is available, but he doesn’t know how to help in a better way? No worries! Bluehost care personalities are not like them.
The quality of service you’ll get is awesome.
Bluehost performance and speed review
The performance of a website mainly defines by the speed and availability (means uptime) of the site.
In my blogging career, in my experience, I never get disappointed with Bluehost till today.
Speed and the Availability of a site are mainly defined in two ways:
- Uptime of Server
WordPress web hosting is reliable or not is mainly defined by the uptime past records.
Let me share the screenshot of the results I get from Bluehost:
P.S.: I never get disappointment.
If I talk about my scenario, I usually don’t feel the high expectations from EIG-owned companies, but in the case of Bluehost, it has turned out to be the black swan of EIG-owned hosting companies.
If we talk about the designing part which affects the site speed, that totally depends on the user’s work and requirements.
If a user uses full of colours sections while working on a page, it affects a lot of bandwidth and memory uses of the server and that may result in the server crash.
This is a rare thing. So, you don’t have to worry about it at all. (can be handled with the designing process).
Bluehost Pricing Overview
Bluehost offers to host in four different categories including shared hosting, managed WordPress hosting, VPS servers and dedicated hosting.
Each of the hosting plans comes with three different plans:
- Choice Plus
Each package provides you all the basic functionality, but you can choose the above plans according to your unique business needs.
Maybe, you’re somebody who wants to just make your brand or business presence online for the first ever time. Then the basic plan would be much better for you.
In this case, you may need to upgrade as the business will grow.
If you’re a beginner or even you’ve a website having minimal traffic and want to make it live 24X7, I would suggest a ‘choice’ plan.
Let me just express my thoughts on the plans, you should buy from Bluehost:
- If you’re a newbie, and you want to make only one website. Maybe for your online presence. You should go with the basic plan.
- If you want to host multiple domains even in the beginning, you should go with the ‘plus’ plan.
- If security is the main term that goes into your mind and you want to stay all your files safe using backups and all. Go with ‘choice plus’. Rather you can do the same with the ‘choice’ plan also using free plugins.
- For a dedicated IP, you can opt for the ‘Pro’ plan.
In my terms, you should always go with plus plan because everything you need to stay your business online, you’ll get even in plus plan except a dedicated IP address.
After selecting the desired posting plan which fits your brand/business. Enter the domain name you want to use.
This domain name purchase will be absolutely free of cost to you.
In case, you’ve not made any decision on the name yet. Select I’ll create later.
After this step, select the duration of purchase you want to make.
Kindly select the package sincerely, most of the valuable features you’ll get in the plus plan.
Else, it’s all up to you.
Now, create your new account with Bluehost or Sign in using your Google account.
Select any extra package one-time offer, if you need to buy. Else, you can make the purchase later also.
After entering your all details and selecting your desired package. You’ll be redirected to the payment page.
Enter your valid payment details and you’re good to go.
Congrats, you’ve successfully made a purchase.
Trust me, if you seriously want to buy any kind of hosting for your blogging, affiliate marketing or personal branding career.
Go for it & you’ll love its performance and quality.
Bluehost Hosting Cost Per Month
To be clear let me tell you, Bluehost doesn’t provide you with monthly plans.
However, the monthly average cost after making the full-fledged annual payment. It would be around $2.95/month to $4.95/per month.
To make the Bluehost introductory price more valuable and effective for your business, try to buy the hosting plan for 2-3 years.
A person who majorly works from home or wants to keep his/her home address and phone number private. Long-term plans provide us with the security to make our who [dot] is database private.
You can make the payments via the valid payment options available.
Bluehost also gives a 30-day money-back guarantee, which means you make a purchase in case you don’t like to use it further because of some issue.
You can make a request & can get your money back as per as refund policy of Bluehost.
Bluehost Monthly Payment Options
Bluehost only offers the following terms for hosting purchases:
- 12 months
- 24 months
- 36 months
Unfortunately, you can’t buy the Bluehost hosting plan as monthly renewals.
You can go with ‘CloudWays’ for monthly renewals hosting plans. (not recommended for newbies) because coding is required in this case.
Bluehost Hosting Resources
How much does Bluehost hosting resources offer? That may be your question.
Let me tell you, Bluehost hosting offers unlimited resources. That means you can host unlimited files (Disk space) and use unlimited bandwidth.
However, there is a certain fair limit of course as the Bluehost limit (Bluehost Policy) to keep things working.
To be clear, fair usage is so high that you’ll feel like unlimited.
How Easy is Bluehost Hosting to Use
Bluehost gives us a c-panel which is a one-stop solution to manage all files and databases in one click.
The c-panel we get with Bluehost is one of the easiest and most user-friendly dashboards compared with other hosting providers.
In 2022 itself, Bluehost revamped the dashboard as WordPress-centric. Trust me, you’ll feel so easy to use & navigate while managing your site.
In-Built Caching Feature
Bluehost gives us the in-built caching feature to handle the mechanism of site cache to keep your site fast.
While having Bluehost hosting, you don’t need to buy any other cache plugin from the market.
You can customize the cache settings according to your needs.
Pros and Cons
- Quality Server
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- WordPress custom panel
- WordPress Optimized
- Free SSL
- Free Domain
- In-built Caching System
- Slow Support
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