June 19, 2024

Benefits: What I like about BlueHost hosting

  1. Reliable – Excellent hosting availability
    Average hosting uptime greater than 99.95%.
    I run a test site on BlueHost and track its performance using a self-built system called HostScore. Over the years, my test site has remained stable and consistently exceeded 99.95% uptime – it has rarely been down for more than 10 minutes.

2. Speed meets expectations – Fast page load speed

When it comes to server speed, BlueHost’s performance meets my expectations. With an average time to first byte (TTFB) of less than 600ms on the webpage test, BlueHost is rated “A” in most of our WebpageTest.org speed tests.

  1. Low price ($2.95 per month) Click here with discount price

Bluehost offers plans that give new users a great soft landing in the world of web hosting. For just $2.75/month, you get everything you need to host a single website. If you want to expand a plan to cover more than a single site, $5.45/month allows you to host an unlimited number.

These rates are lower than those generally available for entry-level hosting, as shown in our latest web hosting price survey.

  1. Recommended by WordPress.org

With over 20 years under their belt, BlueHost has a proven track record in the hosting industry and is quite well known among experienced bloggers and website owners. This is further reinforced by the fact that WordPress .org officially recommends them as one of the preferred web hosts for their platform.

  1. Comprehensive knowledge base and self-help tutorials

Since there are a lot of tutorials and self-help materials available online, it makes BlueHost much easier to learn and use if you are a beginner. I’ve been able to solve several simple problems by simply reading their articles or watching the video tutorials in the past.

  1. Beginner-friendly: easy to use for beginners

The overall onboarding experience with BlueHost has been great. My account was activated instantly and I receive a helpful startup guide via email every day for the next 5 days after signup.

The Bluehost control panel is organized and easily navigable, easy for both beginners and experienced website owners. The latter might be a bit disoriented though, as the layout differs slightly from the popular cPanel interface. Yet, the way it has been designed offers a smooth user experience.

  1. Expanded web hosting and site creation options

If your business or website is growing, BlueHost offers its users plenty of room to grow with the ability to upgrade to different hosting plans or add services at a reasonable price.

For server hosting – you can upgrade your hosting plans from shared server to VPS / Dedicated hosting. For users who want a simple website, BlueHost also offers an AI-powered website builder that lets you create websites from quick-start templates.

For businesses that find a web presence increasingly vital but don’t want to bring in a full-time team to manage it, the full service is a great option. It also offers options that go far beyond what a single development team can do. From conceptualization to launch and ongoing operations, Bluehost’s full service offers roughly the equivalent of an entire department offering development, design, content and digital marketing (including SEO). If you staff these services in-house, you’ll be looking at a big increase in fixed overhead.

BlueHost FAQ

Is BlueHost CodeGuard worth it?

CodeGuard is included with BlueHost Choice Plus and the shared plans above. If you’re on a more basic plan, there’s really no need to pay extra for CodeGuard unless you plan to run an e-commerce site or otherwise process payments.

Does BlueHost use an SSD?

Yes BlueHost uses SSD storage on all plans.

Why is BlueHost so cheap?

Starting at $2.95/month for shared hosting, BlueHost is certainly one of the more budget-oriented hosts. However, this is an introductory price and upon renewal increases to $7.99/month.

Is BlueHost good for the UK?

BlueHost only operates servers in its own Utah facility, which is not optimal for those targeting UK-based traffic. However, it generally has decent server performance overall.

Which BlueHost plan is best?

For starters, BlueHost’s basic plan offers a good step into the world of web hosting with a low cost of entry and decent features. If you need more resources, they also have VPS or dedicated hosting plans.

Can you cancel BlueHost at any time?

BlueHost offers a 30-day money back guarantee during which time cancellations can receive a full refund. After that, plans can be cancelled without a refund at any time.

Is BlueHost really that popular?

We have conducted a number of hosting surveys with our readers in the past. BlueHost is still one of the top hosts recommended by bloggers and Internet marketers. Writers, marketers and probloggers like Lori Soard, Paul Crowe, Kevin Muldoon and Sharon Hurley have recommended BlueHost hosting.