BlueHost Review

BlueHost Review Summary

With excellent performance in both speed and uptime, BlueHost already has two key aspects of great hosting going for it. It also has great scalability and a knowledge base that is hard to beat. It is also recommended by WordPress.org and as many great features to recommend it.

https://www.bluehost.com/
HostScore
85.92%
Response Time
66.64ms
Uptime
100.00%

BlueHost Pros

  • Recommended by WordPress.org
  • Powerful and easy-to-navigate knowledge base
  • Daily backup and easy restore
  • Powerful custom control center
  • Good range of plans for scaling
  • Cloudflare access is built into control panel
  • Add VPS storage space on your own
  • $100 Free ad credits with all plans

BlueHost Cons

  • Renewal fees can be significantly higher
  • Many upsells on additional features
  • Add-ons can get expensive
  • No free site migration

Editor's Review & Recommendation

As a top-tier service provider, I find that BlueHost has relatively competitive pricing. It offers steep sign-on discounts that allow you to reduce your initial investment in hosting and only ups the rate when you need to renew your plan.

Strong performance in terms of both speed and uptime make them a solid choice in a variety of use cases. This is supported by an overall extremely scalable platform that you can grow with. New site owners can start out with very basic shared hosting at a cheaper price and from there, the sky is the limit.

Impressively, BlueHost also offers some very nice extras for all its customers, such as free SSL and domain name. These are given irrespective of plan chosen, so even their most basic plans come with these useful benefits.

For Newbies and Individual Bloggers

BlueHost offers extensive support documentation useful for both newbies and more.

Bloggers can feel right at home with BlueHost for several reasons. There is the capacity to scale up, cheap starter plans, WordPress hosting plans and best of all a very comprehensive and useful knowledge base.

Key features which make BlueHost the web hosting choice for bloggers include daily site backup, $100 in free ad credits, spam experts and domain privacy protection. More is available, but mostly as add-ons you need to pay extra for.



BlueHost Performance

BlueHost Shared Hosting Uptime

Shared hosting uptime for BlueHost is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 100.00%.

BlueHost Shared Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for BlueHost is 129.10ms. BlueHost shared hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

BlueHost VPS/Cloud Hosting Uptime

VPS/Cloud hosting uptime for BlueHost is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 100.00%.

BlueHost VPS/Cloud Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for BlueHost is 4.17ms. BlueHost VPS/cloud hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

BlueHost Plans & Pricing

BlueHost Shared Hosting
Basic
$3.95
/per month
1 website
50 GB SSD storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free SSL
1 included domain
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Plus
$5.95
/per month
Unlimited websites
Unlimited SSD storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free SSL
Unlimited domains
Spam experts
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Choice Pro
$6.95
/per month
Unlimited websites
Unlimited SSD storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free SSL
Unlimited domains
Spam experts
Domain privacy
Sitebackup - CodeGuard Basic

BlueHost VPS/Cloud Hosting
Standard
$19.99
/per month
2 CPU cores
30 GB SSD storage
2 GB memory
1 TB data transfer
1 IP address

Enchanced
$29.99
/per month
2 CPU cores
60 GB SSD storage
4 GB memory
2 TB data transfer
2 IP addresses

Ultimate
$59.99
/per month
4 CPU cores
120 GB SSD storage
8 GB memory
3 TB data transfer
2 IP addresses

BlueHost User Satisfaction

    "Bluehost has been a great home for my Wordpress blog!"

    Bluehost is the third web hosting company I’ve worked with and the clear advantage is reliability. It really is a case of out of sight, out of mind because I haven’t had to worry about outages other kinds of problems that plagued me with the other companies I tried.

    I will say that when I first made the switch over I heard all kinds of stories about how awful the customer service is, and the few times I had to contact them I found that to be true. However, recently I had had some technical issues I needed help with and I was really pleased with the change in service – truly night and day level difference. So with that, I can honestly say that I am happy to recommend Bluehost.

    Yes, recommend

    Marina Barayeva

    "Great solution for blogs and company sites"

    Easy to use hosting even if you’re not very technical. It’s recommended by WordPress and they have special features for WordPress users such as more detailed analytics, themes, and a tutorial series to help you to set up everything.

    Also, one of the useful tools is a daily backup. It saved my site another day when I installed a plugin that wasn’t compatible with some existing plugins and the site stopped working. I didn’t have a backup but could restore everything with the help of customer service. A few years ago they had problems with customer support and it took time to get any replies. But looks like they improved their service.

    Yes, recommend

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