BlueHost Web Hosting Review

BlueHost Review

BlueHost is a rapidly growing web hosting service that's becoming a favorite among business websites due their flexibility. Because they offer unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage space and 2500 POP3/IMAP email addresses; this high capacity makes this web hosting service a serious competitor in this market. They also offer some great features such as up to 20 subdomains.

Hosting Package:
The remarkable thing about this web hosting service is that they don't have several packages with differing feature sets. They have one plan that has all the features you would find in the most expensive package on other sites. For the low price of $6.95 per month, you can have unlimited disk space and monthly storage. Your website is going to remain safe because they back up their servers every day. They also offer password-protected directories.

Ease of Use:
Having their offerings stripped down into one plan does wonders for this service's ease of use. If you click on their Help Center, it will direct you to a section of their website that looks like another website in and of itself. Their customer service options are among the best of any web hosting service we reviewed. We found a detailed description of every possible feature they offer with clear instructions on how to master them.

Help & Support:
As stated before, this service has perhaps the best customer service of any web hosting company. In your search for answers, you are sure to find everything you want to know and learn a few things in the process. They have step-by-step guides for the most common tasks for new customers, over 60 video tutorials, a user forum, an in-depth knowledgebase and many other options to help you make the most out of their service. Their dedication in this area shows how much they care about their customers.

Site Creation Tools:
This service offers four different ecommerce options: osCommerce, Agora, Cube Cart and Zen Cart. You can create web blogs on your website and polls and surveys. The free drag and drop site builder makes creating a complex site a breeze. Their offerings in this area are too numerous for even them to list. In the features section on their website, they list several things related to site creation, but stop themselves and say they have "Many, Many Others" for that area.

Server Access:
Surprisingly, BlueHost stops short of offering unlimited FTP accounts, but they do offer 1,000 of them, which is more than ample for most websites. Also present are shell access and Anonymous FTP. If you take their superb FTP feature and couple it with their drag-and-drop site builder, constructing a site couldn't be simpler.

Marketing Tools:
For site promotion, BlueHost will submit your site to search engines free and offer you mailing lists to promote your site once it's out there. As far as marketing tools, they're nonexistent outside of the free search engine submission and mailing lists. They have a help section titled "SEO/Web Marketing," which goes over what you need to do to succeed in the search engine world in spite of their general lack of features to help you along the path.

Reporting and Statistics:
For statistics, BlueHost offers the services of Webalizer and AWStats. Webalizer is a free web server log file analysis program that produces detailed, easily configurable usage reports in HTML format for you to view on your browser. It's capable of analyzing a log file with roughly 2 million hits in the span of 30 seconds. AWStats shows you all possible information your log contains in a few graphical web pages. It uses a partial information file to process large log files quickly and often.

BlueHost offers exceptional bandwidth and storage for a low price, and if they keep up their service levels, they could become one of the top web hosting services around.

BlueHost Specifications

Our Mission
Bluehost has been providing quality web hosting solutions to businesses and individuals since 1996. Our goal is to provide outstanding services for the best possible price. To achieve these goals we are constantly innovating and upgrading our services at no additional cost to our customers. Come and join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how we can help you with your site.

Our People
Bluehost is here to secure your business. We are confident we can provide you with the highest level of support with our friendly and patient support staff waiting to address your needs. Our veteran hosting team knows what it takes to be the best and how we can help make your site a success. With hold times that average less than 30 seconds and 100% in house on site staff in our Utah offices you can be assured that the person helping with your site knows how to help and is eager to make you a happy customer.

Our Technology
Our technology is really what sets us apart from other companies. We have our own datacenter, we build our own servers, we have our own nationwide fiber network, we build our own custom linux kernel. In short, because we handle every aspect of your hosting you can feel confident that if there is a problem that you won't have to deal with 5 different companies to get your problem solved.

Our Facilities
Bluehost facilities include our 50,000 square foot headquarters with two secondary data centers locations totaling over 20,000 square feet of data center space. We provide UPS power, diesel generators, and multiple 10 gigabit fiber connections to locations all over the world. We want you to be a success with your website and hope that our first rate facilities, technology, and great people will be the solution that will help drive that success!

BlueHost Features

  • Unlimited Domain Hosting
  • Unlimited GB Hosting Space
  • Unlimited GB File Transfer
  • Unlimited E-mail Accounts
  • Free Domain Forever
  • Free Site Builder w/ templates
  • Secure Shell, SSL, FTP, Stats
  • CGI, Ruby (RoR), Perl, PHP, MySQL
  • $75 Free Google Credit
  • 99.9% Network Uptime Guarantee


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