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Bluehost web hosting

Bluehost offers five different types of web hosting, so you can get exactly what you need for your website.

About Bluehost

Bluehost’s web-hosting infrastructure was developed in 2003 based on open-source code and has been an active contributor back to other open-source projects. The company now hosts more than 2 million websites.

While Bluehost is officially recommended by WordPress, you’re not limited to just a few website platforms. Bluehost can optimise more than 80 open-source website platforms to fit your specific needs. In addition, Bluehost guards your site by blocking spammers and pornography as well as isolating heavy-traffic sites so they don’t bog down your loading speed.

To help you navigate the many options Bluehost provides, it has an info-packed knowledge base and 24/7 technical support via phone or chat.


Bluehost pricing and plan options

Web hosting planBasicPlusPrimePro
Price (USD)$3.95/month$5.95/month$5.95/month$13.95/month
Designed for1 website1 website with unlimited sub domains1 website with unlimited sub domains1 website with unlimited sub domains
Bandwidth (traffic capacityUnmeteredUnmeteredUnmeteredUnmetered
Space (storage capacity)50GBUnmeteredUnmeteredUnmetered

Prices last checked: July 2018

What web hosting types does Bluehost offer?

Shared

  • Four plans are available: Basic, Plus, Prime and Pro.
  • At the time of writing, prices start at US$3.95 per month for the Basic plan.
  • All plans include a free website builder, a free domain name, 24/7 technical support, storage and email accounts.
  • Features such as SpamExperts, domain privacy, Site Backup Pro and SSL certificate are available for an additional fee or included in some higher level plans.

Cloud

  • Three plans are available: Starter, Performance and Business Pro
  • At the time of writing, prices start at US$6.95 per month for Starter plans.
  • All plans include data mirroring to help protect your website from data loss.

WordPress

  • Four plans are available: WP Standard, WP Enhanced, WP Premium and WP Ultimate.
  • At the time of writing, prices start at US$19.99 per month for WP Standard.
  • Managed WordPress hosting makes creating your website as fast and simple as possible.

VPS

  • Three plans are available: Standard, Enhanced and Ultimate.
  • At the time of writing, prices start at US$19.99 per month for Standard plans.
  • All servers use SSD storage.

Dedicated

  • Three plans are available: Standard, Enhanced and Premium.
  • At the time of writing, prices start at US$79.99 per month for Standard plans.
What hosting types are not offered by Bluehost?

Bluehost does not offer reseller web-hosting services. However, Bluehost customers are entitled to significant discounts off reseller plans from ResellerClub. ResellerClub hosting plans start at US$12.29 per month, at the time of writing.


Pros and cons of Bluehost

  • Standard, WordPress, Cloud, VPS and dedicated hosting plans are available
  • More than 80 open-source platforms to use
  • Unmetered traffic capacity on all plans
  • Free domain name
  • Scalable plans to accommodate website growth
  • #1 recommended web-hosting site by WordPress.org
  • 1-click WordPress installation
  • In-house tech support available 24/7
  • Storage space on Basic plan is limited
  • Security solutions cost extra
  • Best advertised price requires a three-year upfront commitment
  • No reseller hosting plans are available

How to open a Bluehost account

  1. Register your domain. Decide whether you want to register a new domain or transfer one you already have. All hosting packages from Bluehost come with a free domain name.
  2. Choose a plan. Once you have determined the resources your website will require, you can select and pay for a Bluehost hosting plan. Keep in mind, you’ll have to make a three-year commitment to get the lowest advertised price. All orders come with a 30-day money back guarantee.
  3. Decide on extras. Extra features are available for purchase, focusing on added security, power, speed and functionality. This includes unique IPs, SSL certificates, domain privacy, the anti-malware SiteLock, Site Backup Pro and spam protection powered by Google.
  4. Set up your website. Now you get to design the website of your dreams! If you need any assistance, Bluehost customer support is available 24/7.

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