BlueHost Web Hosting Plans, Features and Review

BlueHost was started by Matt Heaton, who also started HostMonster and FastDomain, in 1996.

Back in the 2000?s, BlueHost was so popular that the web host ranked #1 in nearly all hosting review sites and forums.

For those who have searched around – I am sure you saw dozens, if not hundreds, of reviews of BlueHost hosting on Internet. Most of these reviews talk about the same stuffs – unlimited hosting features, free domain for first year, and the almighty Anytime-Money-Back-Guarantee.

Sure, those facts are important to know as a consumer but I am not going to beat the dead horse once more in this review.

FEATURES:

  • Unlimited web space
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Host Single Domain
  • Free Domain Name
  • Includes Global CDN
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Best sevices of BlueHost:

Solid Server Performance

I have been holding a BlueHost shared hosting account for almost 10 years (old plan – Platinum Pak, hosted on Box508.Bluehost.com server). And I am impressed with BlueHost’s server performance recently. The web host scored 99.9% uptime on average in 2014 and is easily one of the most stable web hosts in my test sheets (I track more than 30 web hosts at time of writing). The back-to-back 100% uptime (you’ll see below) is outstanding and definitely not too bad a host that charges you less than $5 per month.

BlueHost Site Speed Test

Pretty good resulta.

Enhanced User Control Panel + Useful Addon

I like how user dashboard works on BlueHost (this is a personal preference though). BlueHost hosting runs on a standard cPanel with a custom-designed user interface, which makes BlueHost a lot easier to start with (see image).

It’s also worth mentioning that BlueHost offers plenty of handy add-on features that you can’t get from others (though some of these mean additional charges) – including phpPgAdmin, language preferences, 404 settings, dedicated domain management system, Spam Hammer, goMobi, Weebly, Cloud Flare, Solo SEO, and so on.

HUGE User Support Portal

Another thing most hosting review sites failed to point out is that BlueHost runs a HUGE knowledge base for customer support. The company provides extremely comprehensive documentations for its services and operates a YouTube channel to deliver video tutorials.

This is a huge time-saver for all BlueHost users as we don’t have to go to live chat or phone support every time we have problems with the web host. I have checked several BlueHost video tutorials when I was writing this review and found them quite helpful.

Anytime Money Back Guarantee

BlueHost allows users to cancel their account anytime and ask for a pro-rated refund. In other words, BlueHost has to work very hard to win businesses as it is very easy for users to snub the web host.

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