Bluehost: Used for shared and dedicated hosting

BlueHost is a web hosting company that is good for shared WordPress hosting. WordPress.org recommends Bluehost as its first choice for web hosting. It is part of Endurance International Group (EIG).

Bluehost Company Overview

Company Profile Founder Matt Heaton and Danny Ashworth
Founded Date December 2003
Parent Company Endurance International Group
Headquarter 10 Corporate Drive, Suite #300, Burlington, MA 01803
Website bluehost.com
Company Services Services Shared hosting, WordPress Managed hosting, VPS hosting, Dedicated Hosting, and Reseller hosting, etc.
Features MySQL Databases, Linux OS, E-commerce, NGINX+ Cache, HTTP/2 e.t.c
Refund Period 30 days Within 30 days of payment for services not utilized
Partnership Programs Affiliate Program Affiliate Program Login page
Reseller Hosting Reseller Hosting signup page
Bluehost Swot Analysis Strengths Acceptable among bloggers who help in marketing it
Weaknesses Limited Cpanel features in shared hosting
Opportunities Growing WordPress CMS user base
Threats Steady adoption of Aws and GCP cloud hosting by small businesses
Alternatives GoDaddy Godaddy Overview
DreamHost DreamHost Overview
SiteGround SiteGround Overview
Social Media Twitter @bluehost
Facebook @bluehost
Linkedin @bluehost
Customer Contacts Phone (866) 964 – 2867
Email support@bluehost.com
Live Chat Chat

Pricing Table for Bluehost Shared Hosting plans

Plans Price Storage Bandwidth File Count Websites
Basic Plan $8.99/mo 50 GB SSD Unmetered 200,000 1
Plus Plan $11.99/mo Unlimited SSD Unmetered 200,000 Unlimited
Choice Plus $16.99/mo Unlimited SSD Unmetered 200,000 Unlimited
Pro Plan $24.99/mo Unlimited SSD Unmetered 300,000 Unlimited

NOTE: Prices might be lower than what is indicated in the table above because of offers and discounts for new customers. We have provided normal prices without any discounts. 

Bluehost Terms Summary

Bluehost cannot be used for:

  • Storing sensitive information
  • Distribution of malicious code
  • Hosting websites that engage in pyramid schemes
  • distribution of adult content
  • hosting anonymous proxy server;
  • Hosting file sharing website
  • As a backup solution
  • Sending bulk emails
  • sending emails to purchased contacts
  • Services that cause IP Blacklisting

Good and Bad side of Bluehost

  • Good: Support. Offers 24/7 support. Live Chat support is also available to all customer for free
  • Good: Uptime. Has a good uptime for medium websites
  • Good: Freebies: Bluehost offers free ssl, free email and free domain for one year
  • Bad: Resource Limit. Bluehost is not ideal for resource intensive websites for instance file sharing websites.
  • Bad: Backup limit. You cannot create backup for websites above 30 GB in size
  • Bad: Security sensitive information. Bluehost is not an ideal web hosting service provider for security sensitive industries.

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