BlueHost Web Hosting
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BlueHost is not new to web hosting industry. They have been providing web
hosting services to thousands of business and personal web sites since 1996.
Within a short period of 14 years, BlueHost had hosted more than one million customer's websites. We use BlueHost for one of our websites,
Brainy-Child.com, for years now and we found BlueHost to be very reliable.
Currently, Bluehost offers up to three different types of share hosting plans, namely Basic, Plus and Choice Plus:
*Prepaid 3 year
||SiteBackup Pro & Domain Privacy
BlueHost Basic plan can only host 1 website. If you're not planning to
host many websites and looking for cheap web hosting service, you can
consider the cheap Bluehost's Basic plan ($2.95/month). Both Bluehost Plus
and Choice Plus plans offers unlimited websites hosting, unlimited diskspace, bandwidth, emails, MySQL databases and etc. The differences
between Plus and Choice Plus are Choice Plus also include SiteBackup Pro and domain privacy.
As Bluehost is offering a promotion now, the Choice Plus and Plus plan is priced equally at $5.45/month. As such, we would strongly suggest that you choose Choice Plus plan when you decide to purchase.
Hence, this Bluehost review will focus on Bluehost Choice Plus plan.
Key Hosting Features
Bluehost Choice Plus offers a very competitive and complete web hosting plan that could easily
meet most of your web hosting requirements but at a fraction of a cost of
US$5.45 per month. Bluehost Choice Plus plan offers unlimited disk space and bandwidth. Moreover, you can host multiple
domains with a single BlueHost account. In other words, you can operate unlimited unique URL websites under
just one BlueHost account at only US$5.45 per month. Recently, we just added a new website onto our BlueHost account
with no extra cost except only the cost of domain name. We're planning to add more websites onto BlueHost
to save more cost in the future.
In addition, BlueHost web hosting plan offers most of the standard web hosting features:
free International domain names, FrontPage Extension, Ruby / Ruby On
Rails, unlimited pop3 email accounts, Cpanel control panel, website statistic analysis software and more. Below are few highlights:
Free Domain - All Bluehost share hosting plans will get a free doamin name (.com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .co) for first year.
Free SSL Certificate - If you sell products or services on your website and accept credit cards online, you will need an SSL Certificate
for website security. Now, signing up any Bluehost hosting plans will give you a free SSL certificate!
Free Site Builder - Bluehost offers few free site builder sofwares such as Soholaunch, Concrete5, Trendy Site Builder ...etc.
With hundreds of free web template design, you can create your website easily and quickly without knowing any HTML knowledge.
MOJO Marketplace - The MOJO Marketplace (formerly was Simple Scripts) is a collection
of popular website plug-in scripts that can be installed into your website directly
from the control panel. Example of the Fantastico scripts that you can add
onto your website easily are Bloggers, Forum, PHP Nuke, Poll/Survey and many many more.
e-Commerce Ready - BlueHost web hosting plan is e-commerce ready. It
supports osCommerce shopping cart, Agora shopping cart, Cube shopping cart,
Zen shopping cart, generated certificate and SSL secure server. You do not have to pay extra to enjoy
these e-commerce features when you sign-up with BlueHost. However, BlueHost
does not provide merchant account services but it's ecommerce solution,
Agora shopping cart, is compatible with leading merchant account providers
such as Authroize.net and CardService.com
mySQL Database - While many web hosting service providers support
only 1 to 5 mySQL databases, BlueHost offers unlimited mySQL databases
at your disposal. You will need many mySQL if you plan to create a web site
that supports dynamic web pages, online forums or shopping cart software. BlueHost
also supports unlimited PostgreSQL databases just in case you need them.
BlueHost is renowned for its outstanding customer service (Best Customer Service
Winner, 2009 by Hosting Review) by providing various channels of
support. You can reach BlueHost's sales personnel or technical specialists
by toll-free telephone or emails 24/7 whenever you need it.
BlueHost's records showed that 75% of the
average hold time for customers on the phone were answered in less than 30
seconds and the average ticket response time for Level 1 queries was less
than 50 minutes. That is considered exceptionally good in the web hosting
" I have been a Bluehost customer for over 3 years, and
have hosted over 15 websites with Bluehost. I have been very
impressed with the knowledgeable support staff that I have spoken
to. It is also refreshing to know that when I have a question I can
quickly contact them anytime day or night and speak to someone that
does not speak broken English located somewhere across the world.
Compared to other web hosting server services that I have
used, including a dedicated server service, Bluehost has hands down
been the most reliable company I have worked with. In addition, the
amount of services that they include with their affordable monthly
service fee has been wonderful! I have referred several of my
friends to Bluehost and will continue to refer more as a result of
their competitive price, superior support staff and reliable
- Scott Jensen
Below are the awards garnered by BlueHost:
> "No.1 Affordable Web Hosting Award" - 100 Best
> "Best Web Hosting" - WebHostingTalk
> "Best Linux Hosting" - Webhosting Report
> "Best Overall Hosting" - WebHosting10
> "Most Reliable Web Hosting" - Big Hosts
> "Best Customer Service" - Hosting Review
Bluehost's Choice Plus web hosting plan is loaded with many hosting features that could be better than many of the popular web
hosting providers out there. With more than 2 millions websites hosted on Bluehost,
it goes to show that many webmasters are confident with Bluehost web hosting
service. The e-commerce ready hosting plan comes with unlimited disk space and bandwidth plus unlimited mySQL databases.
Moreover, you can host unlimited websites on a single BlueHost account. We think it is a steal for $5.45 per month.