In this article, we take a close look at Bluehost and consider and compare the various plans they have on offer.
We also have a look at their customer service support, and explore the pros and cons of their service in an attempt to help you decide if this is the best hosting service for your website.
Recent Update: Bluehost is one of three web hosting companies that are officially endorsed by WordPress. In our recent analysis of Best WordPress Hosts, we ranked Bluehost #2.
If functionality and top-rated hosting at reasonable prices is what you’re looking for, then Bluehost is for you. This is especially true if you plan to use WordPress for your website.
As one of only three hosting sites with an official recommendation from WordPress, it is definitely a frontrunner when choosing a shared hosting service.
Bluehost provides several options depending on budget and requirements. Options include WordPress hosting, VPS, cloud hosting, dedicated server hosting and more.
Below we briefly look at each of these:
Bluehosts’ customer support centre caters to both tech savvy and novice website users. They offer 24/7 online chat, telephone and email support.
We found their support offering very fast and efficient. The combination of their support functions allow Bluehost customers to reach quick, hassle-free solutions.
Bluehost also provides plenty of how-to articles and videos on their website which are easily searchable.
Bluehost provides a variety of packages which suit different needs and different budgets. From WordPress, Cloud, dedicated, VPS or shared hosting, Bluehost has you covered with packages starting from as low as $2.95 per month.
Our view is that Bluehost performs really well in the WordPress and shared hosting space, and is therefore a great choice. But if you are looking for a solid VPS, Cloud or dedicated hosting service, you may be better served looking elsewhere.
From a WordPress perspective, Bluehost provides a rock-solid service to their clients, through combining great speed and uptime with great customer service.
Migration costs are however high and the the upsells for SSL, dedicated IP address and sitelock do add up.
Thus we recommend that you start your website with Bluehost, rather than migrating an existing website from a different service provider to Bluehost.
Devon is our resident online business and social media guru. With a background in digital marketing, Devon has worked in a consulting capacity helping small business scale their reach and engagement online. When not consulting or writing about online business, Devon can be found surfing in his hometown, Cape Town, South Africa.