I wanted to expand on that and provide a more detailed Bluehost review by sharing exactly what I like about them. So here goes:
- The price they offer is pretty reasonable. At the moment they have two hosting options 1) Basic, at $4-6 per month and 2) Pro, which provides more resources and speed, at around $19 per month. Within this price they provide registration for one domain free of charge. For my websites I usually start with the basic package and then upgrade to pro, once I have more visitors.
- I’ve had good experiences with the customer service so far. For me this is very important because in case I have any problems or even simple questions I need to ask my host, I want immediate/credible responses.
- So far, I haven’t had any major issues with site downtime or speed. This is important as well because I want to provide the best possible experience, to people who visit my website. Going to a website which is not available or very slow, is just irritating.
- Their any time money back guarantee is useful. There have been instances where I needed take a website down due to a change in my plans and was able to get a pro-rated refund from Bluehost within a few days.
I think Bluehost is a great medium to long-term option for most individuals and small businesses wanting to start a website.
However, do keep in mind that they provide shared hosting (i.e. the server where your website is located is shared with other websites), which does have its limitations. So if your site sees a huge growth in visitors in the future, then you’ll probably need to change hosts, because Bluehost does not provide dedicated servers/resources.
This isn’t too much of an issue – I transitioned a website of mine, after hosting it with Buehost for 1.5 years, to a web host in my city [Vodien] and the process was quite smooth/simple. The website was generating enough money and visitors, so I moved it to a dedicated server to get more speed, power and control.
Have you used Bluehost? Do share your experience.