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Bluehost Hosting Review

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Bluehost is a shared hosting company owned by the Endurance International Group and founded by Matt Heaton in the year 1996. With its foundation in Utah, it is giving tough time to its competitors when it comes to reliable hosting services. Bluehost is so much similar to its sister hosting company Hostmonster, that it seems like two websites with different templates offering hosting on the same data centers. But it is among those companies, which were studied in an online web-based analysis to be one of the top rated hosting services with high customer satisfaction rates. It has gained rich experience in the world of internet, since the time of its establishment. On an average, 20,000 new customers subscribe to their services every month. Latest technologies have been deployed to their data centers for providing an out class performance to their customers. But wait! Is it your hosting provider? Let us take an in-depth review herein:

Website: www.bluehost.com

Established: 1996

Services: Shared hosting services, Domain name, Web hosting, Domain hosting, ecommerce

Price, hosting packages and plans: They offer two hosting plans, the standard plan and Pro plan very much similar to what their sister company Hostmonster offer. They are providing their standard hosting services from $4.95/month, which is pretty much in line with the competitors. The corporate plan, named Pro Package is priced at $19.95/month. The features included in this pack have more to offer than its cost.

The shared hosting plans have lowest monthly costs at $4.95 for a minimum of 36 months or $6.95 /month for 1 year tie up. The more the number of years you opt, the better the price you get.

Control Panel: Surprisingly, Bluehost also supplies the same standards cPanel for administration of your websites. Webmasters using Linux powered cPanel would feel comfortable on being bluehost. Control Panel is popular with a number of good reasons, among which easy navigation and access is provided to the clients.

Features: Bluehost provides $100 Google Advertising credit (Adwords) to market the client’s website free of cost. Build professional websites with thousands of free templates. A snapshot of features offered to shared hosting customers is below

  • Easy one-click installation of CMS platforms WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Blogger, etc.
  • Free Billing System, spam detection, simplescripts, and website builder.
  • Multiple Languages
  • Server uptime 99.9% guarantee
  • Unlimited Domain Hosting
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited E-mail Accounts
  • FREE Domain
  • Secure Shell, SSL, FTP, Stats
  • CGI, Ruby (RoR), Perl, PHP, MySQL
  • $100 Free Google Credit
  • 24/7 Phone, Chat & Email Support

Customer Support: Bluehost is equipped with a number of professional teams that gives answers to your queries, via live chat. A large collection of FAQ’s are listed on the website giving answers to a huge variety of queries. This saves your time to get response.

Pros:

  • Unlimited hosting and bandwidth
  • Anytime moneyback guarantee
  • Good customer support
  • CPanel Linux based control panel
  • SSH access
  • Separate class C IPs

Cons:

  • CPU overage errors occur
  • Php5 only upon request.
  • Prices expensive as compared to other services
  • Website logs do not mention the specific query resulting in CPU overage
  • Not able to add domains without DNS being pointed to bluehost, so first you have to point your domain to their name servers then wait 48 hours and then add your domain. In short, a big hassle.
  • Advertising credits not offered for Facebook and Yahoo

Conclusion – Should you try it?

Whether you choose BlueHost or Hostmonster, they are both exactly same, we couldn’t find any difference between the two other than the difference in their prices. Their customer support is quite good and we are impressed.  But other than that they offer almost the same services to almost every other hosting company. So we are neither going to recommend it or tell you to stay away from them. They claim to be getting 20,000 new customers every month either shows that they privide great service or their marketing department is exceptionally great.

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Office:

Bluehost Inc.
1958 South 950 East
Provo, UT 84606

 

Contact:

24×7 Sales & Support:

Telephone: Main Line: +1 (888) 401-4678
Outside the U.S: +1 (801) 765-9400

 

Data Centers:

Provo, Utah, United States

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