Bluehost Web Hosting Review (2018)

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Web hosting is a technical service provided by a web host/hosting service provider that enables individuals or organizations to post a website or webpage on the internet. In other words, these companies provide space on special computers called servers owned/leased by clients. The websites are stored (hosted) in servers and can be viewed via browser software using the website address or domain name. Out of the many hosting brands we will give Bluehost Web Hosting Review.

Bluehost is a very popular organization which is famous for providing quality hosting solutions and services. Ever since its inception in 2003, the company has been a virtual giant in the realm of web hosting providers. Dealing with over 2 million websites, it has expanded in the last few years and currently provides 24×7 live support to both shoppers and customers. It is one of the three global enterprises to win the coveted recommendation of WordPress. A part of the Endurance International Group, its partners include HostGator, BigRock, Domain.com, and Constant Contact.

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Like we said before, the customer support service is one of the best in this line of business and the support staff is always ready to help you with your queries, even in the most awkward hours of the day. The technical team provides you with 24×7 specialized assistance, live chat support, phone support, e-mail support, and an excellent WordPress Support Team. Unlike most other web hosts, these facilities are available to all and not just for the higher- priced plans’ users. Sweet!

In addition to the best support services, Bluehost boasts of an extremely user- friendly panel design- something that is expected of almost any web hosting provider. The Bluehost WordPress dashboard is actually enjoyable to use, owing to its simple and congenial interface.

Using this, you can conveniently integrate several apps, plug- in features and scripts into your website which will tweak your online business. Some of these apps include WordPress themes, discussion forums, image galleries, marketing tools, customer support tools, shipping calculators, e-commerce platforms with shopping carts, and other professional services like design, development, marketing, and advertising.

Bluehost comes in real handy for those who wish to work out their own problems before dumping it on the customer support base. It entertains you with a profound knowledge base of helpful articles in its Self- Help page. The page provides you with useful articles, catchy guides, numerous how-to’s and instructions which you will find more than sufficient to answer your queries. It is worth mentioning here that the nice organizing of this page contributes to the goodwill of the business; you can pick out any topic article that you wish to find or search the entire system for specific questions.



However, Bluehost is more than just a web host. It offers many other facilities such as:

  • Setting up a website on WordPress
  • Free consultation with Bluehost professionals regarding website design
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) solutions with a boost in search rank
  • Content marketing with an aim to upgrade a site’s SEO
  • A mobile app called ‘Tapp’ that connects a user with small and large businesses alike (with built-in digital trends, expert advice, and instructions)
  • If you are a software developer or thinking of hiring one, Bluehost will give you- SSH access, FTP access, and unmetered MySQL databases.

Now when we come to uptime and server response time, our views are in for a glitch. Unlike many other organizations, Bluehost doesn’t make an uptime guarantee. Meaning? Mr. B is not consistent in providing good uptime to their customers. If you are a small-scale business owner, downtime can critically affect your sales. To compensate for any such inconveniences, Bluehost follows some basic protocols to keep in business. They don’t charge for canceling a contract if it’s due to downtiming and refund the value of unused hosting term; they notify customers of possible downtiming due to server maintenance via e-mail and strive to let it affect the least number of clients. Anyway, it would seem that Bluehost has quite an issue with downtime.

All Bluehost plans come with unlimited e-mail accounts and advanced e-mail features such as spam protection, unique user account controls, and third-party compatibility. But it can take up a lot of storage space and that means you will be limited by the amount of permissible storage in your specific plan.

You can opt-in for the Basic plan which includes –

  • Free Domain
  • Free SSL (For protection of Website)
  • 1 click WordPress install
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Upto 5 email accounts



To sum it up all, we have a great number of good things Bluehost provides with options for WordPress users, businessmen, people searching for VPS plus dedicated servers. In spite of the slightly more expensive plans, the built-in features makeup for the money. Having a good website hosting can also help increase website traffic. Owing to the ease of use and navigability, a dedicated technical support staff Bluehost easily makes it to among the top 5 companies dealing in web hosting.

 


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