Bluehost Hosting Review and User Ratings

Bluehost Review

Expert Review


mrexpert

Jonathan Smith

Support

Uptime

Value

INTRODUCTION to Bluehost Review


Owned by the Endurance International Group with Mike Olson as a CEO Bluehost , it is one of the largest hosting companies in the world with its sister companies, iPage, FastDomain and HostMonster.
Bluehost is a definitive choice if you want to keep everything in-house with the help of a specialized team, with its low cost shared hosting plans, dedicated, plus VPS and reseller options it helps you to make the work a lot easier and effective.
With their superb customer support of waiting time less than 30 seconds and strong security features, Bluehost makes you feel confident that your website is in capable hands.

Server Performance

  • Bluehost provides the backing up at regular basis.
  • Backing up of data via UPS and diesel generator is something what is offered by Bluehost’s custom-built data centers.
  • The most Bluehost offers a toll-free refund policy.
  • The organization does not mark any banner about the server uptime on their site, but claims to monitor their server round the clock.
  • Because of their devotion to controlling every minute detail of their hosting packages and endurance in the hosting market, invokes confidence despite the lack of any statistics.

Support

  • Everything is connected through a central help-desk portal Bluehost provide a 24*7 Customer support via E mail, Phone and Live-chat.
  • Free telephonic support for the US customers and a second number for Non-US customers.
  • Series of video tutorials and user forum are also included for the quick fixes to the problem.
  • Portal via a Knowledge Base provides useful support information, also a-glance access to the server status page.

Hosting Plans

  • Bluehost is dedicated to Linux hosting.
  • They focus on providing cutthroat price with generous web hosting package with enormous space and bandwidth limits.
  • Bluehost also provides-
  • Shared hosting
  • VPS
  • Dedicated and reseller hosting.
  • The price depends upon the length of the contract chosen, the packages are provided by Bluehost on the shared server.
  • The entire standard Linux provisions example Cpanel are included for all who need to set up their domain and emails.
  • For easy one click installs for scripts and programs, PostgreSQL , Ruby on Rails and scripting capabilities of a standard Cpanel host are included.

EXTRA FEATURES

    • BlueHost offer one click installs and an access instant setup scripts.
    • Under the Site Builder tab in the control panel you’ll also find-
      • WordPress blog
      • simple installation instructions for Weebly
      • SimpleScripts which include the smaller application package.
    • The users who sign up for the shared package can cherish the following-
      • Free domain name for a year.
      • Complimentary vouchers for Google Adwords and Facebook advertising.
      • Yellow Pages listing for free.

Free SEO report.

  • Also a generous cash payment for every referral under an affiliate scheme.

SECURITY FEATURES

  • Password protection is used to keep your information safe for the administrative area of the website.
  • To upload and transfer information to your website and for the daily backups to prevent the accidental loss of data a secure FTP is used.
  • If you are thinking about selling your products online, Bluehost offers shared and dedicated SSL certificates, which also helps in encrypting the information on website.

Money Back Guarantee

  • Bluehost offers a 30 days money-back guarantee after the account registration.
  • Following services are non-refundable once purchased :
    • Backup services
    • SiteLock and domain services
    • SSL certificates
    • SEO services
  • The cancellation policy is valid within 3 days from registration; a full refund is credited to your account except the non-refundable services.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 30 days you will be eligible for the full refund but the following conditions are applied.
    Exceptions will be deducted.
    Any free for subscriptions to extra services will be deducted.
    Domain name offered on signup becomes chargeable.
  • Cancellation request can be put forward to Bluehost via phone, email or livechat.

OUR VERDICT

With quality customer support and strong security features, you can relax that your website is in capable hands.
In the shared hosting market, Bluehost offers domain packages which are simple and competitive option.
A demo account which helps you to navigate the control panel, one-click installers for everyone and the capability of keeping everything in-house Bluehost is a definite GO!!!

Bluehost Plans

Basic Plan

Single Domain

One Click Installs

Unmetered Bandwidth

Shared SSL Certificate

$4.86 / month

Plus Plan

Unlimited Domains

One Click Installs

Unlimited Bandwidth

1 Spam Expert

$6.95/ month

Professional Plan

Unlimited Domains

Unlimited Bandwidth

1 SSL & 1 dedicated IP

2spam experts

$14.95 / month