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Date Added: 6/23/2009     Reviewer: windychris
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Bluehost Description

Bluehost is a hosting company that was founded in 1996 by Matt Heaton and is one of the biggest hosting providers in the U.S. They host over 1.5 million domains, and the company has won awards – 2009 Most Reliable Hosting by Bighosts.com, Best Customer Service 2009 by Web Hosting Reviews and has been rated the Best Shared Hosting Company by Web Hosting Geeks.

Bluehost Detailed Overview

There are so many web hosting providers out there, so it really can be difficult make a decision. There are hosting companies that charge you $10-20 and others that charge you less than $10. But, it’s important to evaluate the features, service and the reliability of the company before judging quality by their pricing plans.

Today, I’m going to talk about Bluehost’s service. Bluehost offers linux hosting and has cPanel installed, making it easy for you to manage your site. cPanel is the best control panel and is an industry standard yet some webhosts still do not use it. They also support PHP 5, Ruby On Rails, SSH, Python, Cron jobs and more.

Bluehost includes Fantastico which is a great script installer that helps you install scripts quickly and without any complications. You also don’t have to worry about how many scripts you can install because Bluehost’s plan includes up to 100 MySQL Databases. This is great for the Internet marketer that uses many tracking tools, web conversion scripts and other solutions.

Although I have my own personal website tools, I found the drag and drop site builder (which comes with the hosting) easy to use and very handy for building simple pages. Beginners that want a basic site and do not have any tools will appreciate the simplicity and functionality of this tool. If you use FrontPage, you’ll be happy to know that you can upload with FrontPage extensions to build your sites.

You have access to a POP3 and IMAP with a 2,500 limit put on each (more than enough). You can have unlimited email forward accounts, email autoresponder and get the spam assassin tool built in. These features allow you to really manage your email and organize them in any customized way you want.

If you’re looking to work with content management systems, Bluehost supports programs such as Wordpress, phpbb, PHP Nuke, b2evolution, Mambo and Joomla (which are also included as plug-in scripts). Basic web stats and site tracking is included with the service.

Bluehost offers an unlimited number of addon domains, subdomains, parked domains, unlimited diskspace and unlimited bandwidth for a low monthly price. Plan structures are outlined below:

3 Months: $9.95/month + $30.00 setup fee

6 Months: $8.95/month + $30.00 setup fee

12 Months: $7.95/month (no setup fee, free domain included)

24 Months: $6.95/month (no setup fee, free domain included)

This is the only negative aspect of their service. You are locked in their service for months at a time. You should start by hosting with them for 3 months and then move on to their annual or bi-annual plan if you feel satisfied with their service. I personally see no reason why you wouldn’t go for the 12 month or 24 month plan as Bluehost provides top-notch service.

Customer service is one of the most important parts of choosing a hosting company, and Bluehost doesn’t disappoint. They have 24/7 toll free lines with well-trained staff. They also have a knowledge base, an online chat function, support tickets and a forum which you can use to ask questions. It took less than a minute to talk to a live customer service rep, and I had my support requests responded on the same day I submitted them.

Bluehost also hosts your sites on fast servers, and their uptime stats is one of the best on the market. Independent studies have showed that it averages a 99% uptime over a period of 6 months. This is actually higher than many big hosting companies who state 99.9% uptime figures but only deliver 97-98% uptime in reality.

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Overall, Bluehost is one of the best web hosting companies. I’ve had bad and good experiences with hosting companies, and I can confidently recommend their hosting to Internet marketers and small businesses. Your visitors will have no trouble browsing your site because of their fast servers, and you’ll feel safe knowing that customer service is important to them.

Again, the only thing I didn’t like was that they lock you in their contract months at a time. If you decide you want a dedicated server sometime in the future, this could get in the way of changing your hosting without hassles. If moving to a dedicated server is something you want to do in the future but want to use a shared hosting service for now, you may want to talk to the company to see if you can work something out.

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Bluehost best service in the net

Bluehost best service in the net, my favorite. You can get host for $ 3.49 and free domain first month which is more than enough to start their own business. The main thing is that with appropriate keyword your page or site may be on the first page of google which means a lot of traffic and potential customers. Site with a good reputation and many satisfied clients. Better than many other service, I recommend bluehost. Great quality and good customer service. Whoever decides to open site and started their own business I can tell him :you will not regret it.
 
 


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avatar   by venadad on April 28, 2016 at 3:35 PM CST

 
 
 
No doubt that Bluehost is the best hosting provider

No doubt that Bluehost is the best hosting provider. Way better then hostgator and ugly go daddy. It's only like 12-14 bucks a month for unlimited domains. How cool is that. CHECK THIS OUT, if you google them and enter their AD that appears on the top, you first month will be only $3.49 So you can check them out for basically nothing and then if you are crazy and don't like them, you can cancel. Remember to click on the ADD that appears in front of the hostblue url.
 
 


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avatar   by shile on April 28, 2016 at 7:13 AM CST

 
 
 
Great service

Every time I've needed help with an issue I've received great help via the chat option. It is prompt and not waiting on the phone. Issues are usually resolved quickly with the help of the technicians. I appreciate that they are a good honest company who doesn't use awful ads to gain customers.
 
 


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avatar   by Emyrose on November 7, 2015 at 9:08 PM CST

 
 
 
I love bluehost site

Bluehost is one of my favorites site to get domains from. It offers domains with best keywords, it helps your site to rank in 1st google page and it is so cheap compared to other host domain providers. It also allows you to change your domain or shorten your site's domain it provides com . org ... domains go and test it !
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by yanisposey22 on October 4, 2014 at 12:33 PM CST

 
 
 
Services and Costs are out-dated!

Some c-panel features are out-dated and vulnerable to attacks by intruders. The cost for limited traffic/storage/bandwidth is expensive. Customer support is very good, but that won't fill in the rest. If you want to make a forum about your gaming clan go for it, but if you want to make anything business related do not get close to that web-host.
 
 


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avatar   by Trend on August 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM CST

If Edison would have stopped and declare he was a failure in the 999 try, he would have been what he said, but he kept being persistent, and in the 1,000 try, success.

 
 
 
Bad Company

My ten year old child used my cc without my authorization to set up an acct on bluehost.com. I was charged $178. When I received my cc statement, I called to let them know what happened and asked to have the charge reversed. They wasted 15 minutes of my time telling me the hoops I’ll need to jump through to take care of it, and switching me to three different departments. I hung up and after another hour on the phone with my cc company and bluehost, got it taken care of.

If they’ll go to such ends to keep from having to credit a client who made a mistake (or who’s child opened an acct without asking dad!), I won’t use this company in the future and can’t recommend them.
 
 


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avatar   by JamesHH on February 16, 2013 at 12:01 PM CST

 
 
 
Bluehost = No Downsides!

Bluehost is seriously one of the best hosting sites out there. I have been in the web design business for 5 years and have found very few hosting providers that offer the amount of features and the level of customer service that bluehost offers for such a low price! With unlimited disk space, bandwidth, email accounts, a free domain name... The list goes on, and on, and on.

They also offer free 24/7 tech support, which as most web designers/developers know can be a lifesaver at times.

If you are looking for a great web host, Bluehost is for you!
 
 


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avatar   by cawatson1993 on May 14, 2012 at 9:25 PM CST

 
 
 
One of the best hosting

I have created many website for my clients since 2008,

and since then I also sell web hosting to my clients.

And one of the hosting that I use is Bluehost, they are very good and they meet the criteria that I want:

-server uptime (the server should not be downtime)

-Bluehost has a reputation and great track record

-reliable tech support and easy call

-complete hosting facilities

-reasonable price and best value

That is why I still use bluehost until now.
 
 


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avatar   by bungaspsi on August 10, 2011 at 7:58 PM CST

 
 
 
Great Service, but a little pricey

Blue host has an extremely good service, however you may be paying for more then you need. There are a lot of hosting sites, and when your paying the price of blue host your money is really going towards %100 up-time with a unlimited everything plan. Which is not bad, and to be honest it's not bad at all, but when you can be paying as low as a $1 for a small site, why not take a jump at that as well?
 
 


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avatar   by CNS on June 16, 2011 at 4:09 PM CST

 
 
 
BlueHost Is Smooth and Generous!

I have a client who hired me to build her a website that does automated content fetching or commonly known as autoblogs. She asked me what hosting provider she should go to. I recommend to her Bluehost.

Well, I have been a member of several forums and most of them recommend Bluehost when it comes to autoblogging stuff. So she signed-up for an account at bluehost, gave me the access user name and password to bluehost and presto I’m in. Guess what I found out?! A totally awesome cpanel page with unlimited features to almost anything. Days later when I am trying to test the website she paid me to build, whew! My site loads like a zooming jet.

Bluehost is cool and awesome. Use it for a better and reliable existence of your websites online.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by deign23 on September 4, 2010 at 5:22 PM CST

 
 
 
Disappointed

I had Bluehost from 2000-2006. They are good when your site is up and running. However, I had a situation where they falsely accused me of spamming. Someone had hacked my account and was doing it as me.

Instead of confronting me or sending me an email or anything, they just shut down my account! I found out when I checked my site and nothing was there. Went to HostGator and have been satisfied ever since.
 
 


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avatar   by cscarpero on July 29, 2010 at 10:48 AM CST

 
 
 
Great Host, Reasonable Price, Thumbs Down To Automatic Billing

I used bluehost in the past but moved when I found a hosting company that offered better hardware at a little better price for their servers. I'm not saying that bluehost has sub-par hardware by any stretch though. They're Xeons (if I remember right) according to the phone rep which should be enough for most people. As for uptime, over the course of the year I had bluehost, they were down at the beginning of one day for less than an hour. The hosting comes with the standard cPanel/Fantastico management system which I wasn't surprised with. I was bummed that they didn't offer Windows as the server operating system, but it wasn't a big deal to me. One feature I was especially impressed with was simplescripts. It's a piece of software that they have that makes installing many popular scripts (such as vbulletin, phpbb, wordpress, etc) a one click speedy process. I was very glad that they offered this. However there is one aspect of Bluehost that I wasn't impressed with which was the automatic account renewal. I don't remember seeing that mentioned anywhere, even in the TOS (but I guess they could have changed them since I first read them). I had transferred my domain name and switched hosts and hoped to just let my account at bluehost expire. But to my horror I saw that another year of service had been charged to me. I called phone support and canceled it and got my money back; but the process still took longer than I would have liked it to and was a little bit inconvenient. This still doesn't stop me from giving Bluehost a B+ as they were an awesome host otherwise.
 
 


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avatar   by nookupeous on July 20, 2010 at 9:19 AM CST

 
 
 
Great host!

I have used Bluehost for multiple sites I have had in the past. Nothing but good quality and great customer service.

I have had experiences where my website would be hacked, I would just contact support and they would help me bring it right back up.

I went with Bluehost for the price and friends referring me to this host, I expected downtime and weak to no support. I have experienced the exact opposite with a year using Bluehost. I had 100% uptime through my experiences and great customer service.

Whether you are a beginner web designer, blogger, or an experienced pro I would definitely refer Bluehost hosting.
 
 


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avatar   by iclownn on February 24, 2010 at 9:13 PM CST

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My Sites are Always Up

I got 13 sites running great at Bluehost. Before, I got no idea that web hosting varies from each other. As I go on and have grown matured in web design and hosting, I found out that you should have the best hosting in order for your site to be up all the time thus getting all of the possible visitors.

My past hosting provider didn't deliver that. I encountered times where I can't login to my Wordpress admin because the entire site is down and when I browsed for the other sites I have they are all down too so I was disappointed that it went over 30 minutes of downtime!

That's when I really looked for another hosting provider that can meet my points of being cheap and have great ratings. That's when I picked Bluehost, they are up almost all the time I logged in and make corrections an editing for my sites.

Even my clients sites are always up running at Bluehost and I got less than an hour support email when I asked questions. This company is top-quality in terms of uptime service and superb support.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by johncarmichaels on February 19, 2010 at 3:51 PM CST

 
 
 
One of Best Out There!

I have used this hosting provider when I setup a blog for my employer on a freelancing site. That project was the first time I dealt with bluehost. As I am working with the blog, I found out that my needed software on the server is not yet installed and I have to request for it.

When I asked for a support, they replied to my email in about 2 hours and they installed the software in 5 minutes. That was great! Very quick and very friendly support.

Compared to other hosting providers, their uptime is virtually 100%. That's every time I visited every site on the same server, it's always up. Knowing that the basic price is a bit high, there's no reason not to have business with this company. Very true professionals.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by sheringan on February 1, 2010 at 1:03 PM CST

 
 
 
Terms to suit and maximize profit

Bluehost offers a quality product in my experience, however after contacting them prior to purchasing a hosting solution, making references to the website/wordpress blog I wanted to use their service to host and following their confirmation they could host my solution as it was directed towards over 18's, I went ahead and purchased a hosting solution from them.

The service they provided was very good, the uptime, speed, bandwith limitis and storage was of superior quality.

However after 30 days my account was suspended, after contacting them they said it was as I was using their service for content aimed at adults, which I had pointed out prior to purchasing their service which they had clearly agreed the content was acceptable.

They had purely agreed to accept my custom and then after the 30 day cancellation period had expired decided to suspend me in attempt to render a refund impossible.

Nasty trick!

However after several emails and phone calls, I managed to get a refund.

Good service but if looking to host any content that is not 100% user friendly then do not choose this solution.
 
 


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avatar   by LouiseLloyd on February 1, 2010 at 1:02 PM CST

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Good service

I used this web-hosting last year when I read a review that said BlueHost is the cheapest on the web. When I've tried to sign up with their service, I was quite surprised that I'll need to have at least one year contract to be able to join this service. But after thinking for some time, I decided to join this site anyway especially because I have a special $25 off discount from one of their affiliate.

Within about 6 months experience of using this web-hosting service, I haven't encountered any problem regarding to their service. Until now, I've only encountered 3 downtimes that only lasted for half an hour so their 99% uptime guarantee is completely true. The features they have are comparable with other major web-hosting service but the Unlimited domain limit is completely great considering the fact that I only pay about $3 per month.

The cPanel and Sitebuilder interface are just like most of other web-hosting services and it will require you to learn some basic web-designing knowledge before you can use it properly. I'm still using this service to host one of my websites and I would recommend this to anyone who wanted a reliable web-hosting service.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by Avaxier on January 31, 2010 at 3:03 PM CST

 
 
 
Recommended Hosting Provider

In my experience as a web designer, I've dealt with many web hosting companies. BlueHost is definitely on my top 10 list.

Not only do they offer the right features for the right price, but they also have a support staff that is knowledgeable and tends to their support tickets quickly.

They utilize a cPanel/Linux setup, and they also have Fantastico available, which is a major plus as many of the most popular scripts can be installed with a few clicks.

Their cPanel administration is customized enough to make it user friendly, yet still leaves advanced configuration features available to the end user.

A combination of features, price, and usability make BlueHost an idea hosting provider for small personal sites and larger business sites alike.
 
 


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avatar   by cpalko100 on January 25, 2010 at 11:17 AM CST

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Renewed Hosting

I host many of my sites with BlueHost, not all of them though because I don’t like to put all of my eggs in one basket. BlueHost is the best hosting I currently have though and the benefits are endless. I am on an annual package which I pay less than $7 a month for. I just recently renewed my hosting package a week ago and I will do so again next year. With the renewing of my package, I got a free domain as well as yahoo and Google advertising credit just like I did when I first joined. They always send me great domain discount coupons which I use frequently. I use their blog builder a lot because I like it better than wordpress, overall very recommended.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by Lisarolos on January 18, 2010 at 1:35 PM CST

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Top Ten Hosting Sites

This site is definitely one of the best ten hosting site in the world. Their servers never down for a second and they are also very helpful because they always received my calls and replied my emails regularly. I highly recommend you to try their hosting service because I have used their servers for 5 months and I never have any problem with their servers. The most interesting part is that they also give you a free domain name with your hosting account. They have their own affiliate network. And you can earn a lot of money by joining their affiliate network. Their hosting is really great. They also have fantastico and Cpanel. They accept all types of Scripts.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by niloyak on January 8, 2010 at 1:49 PM CST

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Great company-Great price

I used to use Bluehost a couple months back.

I really liked the structure of the site, everything is easy to understand and is very usable.

The thing that I didn't like is that you have to pay in full for a year, I made a mistake and got the 1 year plan thinking I was going to pay only about 7 bucks a month, but no, I got charged for the whole year in advance.

I quickly called them and they were excellent at their customer service, that's one of the main reasons I stayed with them for a while.

Overall they have everything you need for hosting, and they are good at their service, so I would definitely recommend them, just be careful and with the pricing structure, it can be tricky.

Good Hosting company though.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by luis on January 5, 2010 at 2:52 PM CST

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I love it, Highly recommended

This is the best webhosting company I have ever seen. I promote a lot of products from different affiliate networks and having a reliable and dependable webhosting is must for me and thank god I found Blue host. One thing that I really love about this is for less than 8$ you will get unlimited number for hosting and bandwidth. That means you can create unlimited sub domains and main domains without paying a penny after your initial fees. Apart from that, Bluehost has amazing varieties of onboard tools you can use that are free and work very well. You will be provided with a free website building tool, an autoresponder which can be configured or pre loaded with your custom made messages and emails and a central tracking module where you can track you web stats in real time. Blue hosting supports all the latest industry standard scripts and services like Word press, PHP, HTML etc. I really like the website. It is extremely easy to navigate and very clean and intuitive. If you want a time tested hosting service with great onboard tools, unlimited domains and sub domains with minimal fees, superb customer support, and great reliability then look no further. This is the best.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by Rockstar4 on January 4, 2010 at 9:08 AM CST

 
 
 
Very Good Service

I think this is the best among the Paid Hosts. I've used them for three months and there were hardly any downtimes. Websites hosted with them load faster than most other paid hosts. Of course they are a little pricier than other hosts, but one should remember good service always comes at a high price. I'd recommend them to anyone who has a lot of money and is looking for a very good host.
 
 


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avatar   by carolhayes on January 2, 2010 at 6:06 PM CST

 
 
 
Definitely the best web host

I've been a loyal Bluehost customer for over 5 years now. I use them for most of my websites as they are reliable, efficient and insanely cheap. I love their CP panel and like that I have unlimited email accounts, unlimited domains etc. In the beginning it was not possible to load files on their servers, but now they have enabled that feature so that's a bonus.

But I think what separates Bluehost from most web host companies is that almost all their services have unlimited packages and their customer service is superb. I also like that their hosting is compatible with most major blogs and other websites, so it’s free to transfer your hosts. I've not had any problems with them so far and I'm happy to subscribe to their 2 year hosting plan.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by jellymonty on December 27, 2009 at 10:22 PM CST

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Great Customer Service, Descent Prices,

I used Bluehost to run a small website a couple years ago because the prices were reasonable (less than $7 per month + a free domain name) and they advertised unlimited storage and bandwidth.

However, although they offer unlimited storage and bandwidth, you are only allowed to use those resources for things directly related to your website (i. e. you can't store personal files on their servers). Also, they limit the amount of CPU resources you can use, so if you want to run any intense server-side scripts, look somewhere else. If you just want to run a couple blogs or message boards though, you don't have to worry.

What I really loved about Bluehost is their customer service. Whenever I had a problem, I could call their toll free customer service number and talk to a real human (though with a few minutes of waiting if you call during peak hours... ) and they solve it quick. They aren't even afraid to admit when it's a technical problem on their end!
 
 


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avatar   by undecim on December 27, 2009 at 12:20 PM CST

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Have Been Using It For More Than A Year

Bluehost is the main hosting company I use to host all of my 27 domains and I have been using it since December of last year. I get unlimited everything for only $6.95 a month and I am on a yearly package. I am currently hosting 40 sub domains and 10 add on domains, as well as the 27 domains I already mentioned. I have never had any of my sites go down or any other issues with Bluehost. I use their auto response to email my leads and I use their filter options as well to filter out unwanted emails. Highly Recommended!
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by Eddie on December 24, 2009 at 8:00 AM CST

 
 
 
Use it for mailing

I have been using BlueHost for over a year now and I only pay $7 a month. I get unlimited hosting of everything including domains, sub domains and add on domains. The feature that I use the most is their mailing future, I use my domain emails to mail all of my CL leads. I send out about 200 emails per day without any trouble or any errors. I also use their auto responder sometimes; it always comes in handy to have this backup auto responder whenever my main auto responder isn’t working. They also have great support so I really recommend that everyone tries them out.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by LaureHere on December 23, 2009 at 9:44 PM CST

 
 
 
Whats all the fuss about?

Why are their so many reviews on the internet saying this is the best hosting company on the internet when they clearly are not. It was the great reviews that lead me into starting my first website with them, and I did not know anything about hosting. But now when I look back and see all the money I wasted, it's a lot. $30 set up fee, and almost $10 a month is not worth the quality of service you get. Don't get me wrong, it's good enough to host a small website, but their customer service is rubbish in my opinion. It takes them ages to reply to a simple question.

I have worked with other hosting companies since Blue Host which have been over half the price and twice as good. If you are wanting to start your own website, I suggest you do a little bit more research before choosing your hosting company, unless you prefer to pay "Over the top" prices.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by Jukey123 on December 22, 2009 at 9:13 PM CST

 
 
 
If they can improve their customer support, then this would be the best

I personally promote around 23 click bank products. So having an unlimited hosting is absolutely must for me. This is where Blue Host shines. For just 7$ you will get unlimited bandwidth and hosting. Also you can add unlimited domains and sub domains along with auto responder email, which is very good when considering the price. One of the best things about Blue Host is it's price. The prices are amazingly cheap and affordable. You will also have a great tutorial to get you started even if you are completely computer illiterate. You will receive newsletters which contain jam packed tips and updates which will help you a lot. Apart from that, building your website is never so fun using the onboard tools in Blue Host. The inbuilt tools are absolute fun to use. However, the only drawback is their customer support. Sometimes they are just clueless about some issues that I faced personally. I have to get them resolved myself by lots of trial and error. But don’t get me wrong, Blue Host is amazing webhosting company. All in all a best webhosting company. I strongly recommend this.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by Sangold on December 21, 2009 at 9:42 PM CST

 
 
 
Decent hosting company, could be better

I tried Bluehost for a year to host my websites. I liked the fact that they had the perk of getting a free domain when you sign up. That got me started well, so they started off with a good reputation. I only payed 6.95 a month, but wasn't too happy about paying for the whole year up front. My last hosting company let you pay each month. I have no complaints about the actually hosting, my website was always up and live and there were no connection problems. Support could never answer my questions directly in the chat thing. I heard to many, "I'm not sure's" when they were supposed to be solving my problems. Other than that, I enjoyed hosting with them, but decided to go back with my old hosting company. Decent hosting company and a lot of features!
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by areevez on December 20, 2009 at 6:00 PM CST

 
 
 
Good For A Lot Of Domain Hosting

I used Bluehost back in April when I first stared marketing on blogs and building many sites. I needed unlimited space and hosting for a very cheap price and that is exactly what I got with Bluehost. For less than $7 a month I got unlimited domain hosting, sub domains and add on domains. I was promoting CB products at that time so I had to host many blogs and web sites. Also I got an autoresponder which I was in great need of for my craigslist and YouTube traffic. So if you want unlimited everything, Bluehost is the right place for you.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by CarolKK on December 20, 2009 at 10:16 AM CST

 
 
 
Cheap But Lack Of Customer Service

The reason why I hosted some of my websites in the past with BlueHost was because of the low price. I got practically everything unlimited for less than $7 a month so I was very happy with them. I got an email autoresponder which is something I really needed for my forum campaigns, I also got to host unlimited add on and sub domains which is something I was really in need of but could not afford with other hosting companies. I believe that their service is overall good but I did leave them because of their lack in customer support. I used to contact them and it would take them three days to get back to me, so one time all of my sites were down for three days because I couldn't reach them. I recommend them if you know your way around cpanel and you don't need much support, they are cheap and you get a free domain which is completely awesome.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by Manbrown on December 15, 2009 at 11:39 AM CST

 
 
 
A good hosting service

I purchased hosting with Bluehost a few months ago after being referred to it by a friend. I was impressed with the cheap price and large amount of disk space and bandwith available. The cPanel is very useful and is bundled with many other features offered, such as their easy website builder. I have experienced quite a few moments of downtime although over time, they stay close to their promise of 99.9% uptime. I found that their support system was not very helpful. I have waited for long amounts of time only to have them tell me useless knowledge. Nonetheless, Bluehost gives a solid hosting service that I can recommend for most users.
 
 


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avatar   by iskover on December 11, 2009 at 4:52 PM CST

 
 
 
Everything Is Unlimited

I used BlueHost a few months back to host a few of my health & beauty websites. I chose to host with them because they are very cheap, I paid less than $7 a month and on top of that I got a free domain. With my hosting package I got unlimited storage and I got to host an unlimited number of domains which is what I needed at the time.

My package also included an email autoresponder which I used every single day to email my craigslist leads. This autoresponder saved me 5 hours of work every day, and I have always loved automation. I also had unlimited sub domains and add on domains which I used for all of my blogs. Overall what BlueHost offers for less than $7 a month is an amazing deal that I think everyone should take advantage of.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by Ladyv on December 10, 2009 at 10:07 PM CST

 
 
 
A good hosting company, but not too many options

I tried this hosting company because a colleague of mine was on it and enjoyed his stay with him. It has all the standard features you'd expect of a hosting company-- CGI scripting, MySQL, etc., as well as parked domains, add on domains-- the works. They do not offer much variety in the hosting packages, however, and that is one thing that I did not care for. The prices are good though, and the customer support decent. Overall a good hosting company, and recommended if you are not too specific on the detailing of your hosting plan. Enjoyed hosting with them despite that however.
 
 


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avatar   by tobitatsu on December 9, 2009 at 1:01 PM CST

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I had to give up after two months

I was very disappointed with ‘’Bluehost’’. The templates are not very professional. This is probably good for beginners but if you have some experience this is not for you. The templates are very basic and they really didn’t improve my sales. The only thing I like about ‘’Bluehost’’ is their low price. Another thing I don’t like is that they have downtime very often. Also some of the templates are not even working. I tried to contact their customer service but they didn’t want to help me. I had to give up after two months. This was not for me.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by stephany on December 1, 2009 at 4:54 PM CST

 
 
 
Review for Bluehost

Bluehost is great if you are just starting your venture, but if you are seeking semi-professional templates or a plethora of features to add to your page you should probably find another host. Bluehost is very basic, and not all templates work for the text and products you have visible. Sometimes it overlaps or totally disappears. There are several great things about Bluehost including affordable prices, and a user friendly site. Anyone could create and edit with ease without additional headache or money.
 
 


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avatar   by aleshiasc on November 30, 2009 at 5:51 PM CST

 
 
 
Just the best!

This is the best webhosting service I have ever used. It is really user friendly and has great support, the live chat is awesome. It has great services and I use it all the time. It is also very affordable. If you want cheap webhosting you really can't go wrong with this one!
 
 


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avatar   by Steve300 on November 28, 2009 at 2:33 PM CST

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Very good hosting service

I think it's the best web hosting service ever. I have not seen anywhere else such friendly and professional support groups in live chat! For a long time I have searched web hosting providers until I found Bluehost. It is a quality service though it is also known as spam friendly hosting.
 
 


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avatar   by aluke on November 12, 2009 at 1:57 PM CST

 
 
 
My Review of Bluehost

I've used BlueHost in the past for my high trafficked website. I can tell you that if you have a website that receives a good amount of traffic, then BlueHost is not the hosting company you'll want to go with.

They cap how much CPU you can use, so I was always going over, which isn't hard to do when you receive a lot of traffic. My site was always being suspended because of my high traffic. Downtime was also quite frequent with Bluehost. There customer service department isn't the friendliest either. So in the best interest of my community I had to change hosting.

Needless to say Bluehost might be an ok hosting alternative for smaller sites or blogs just starting out, but it isn't a good choice for established, frequently visited sites.
 
 


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avatar   by RoseDesrochers on November 11, 2009 at 6:11 PM CST

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Not the best

It is better to stay away from this hosting company. Their server went down a week ago. They told me my files cannot be recovered. When I was searching for a hosting service I saw that there were many reviews and I thought they were really the best, but that's not true. There are lots of fake reviews trying to convince you that Bluehost are the best. The price is not very cheap. However, their cpanel is good and I like their inbuilt FTP client. They also have live support, but they did not help me with my problem. There are many hosting services better than this. I do not recommend Bluehost.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by vexxx on November 9, 2009 at 11:45 AM CST

 
 
 
I started out with this hosting service

I started as a newbie with this service and I liked it! For me, it was really intuitive and easy for me to follow. I chose the 24 month plan which was about $7. That price was not bad at all! It had many features, and I was able to install some scripts easily without a hassle. It worked without a problem as well. I personally didn't experience any downtime. Also, I have talked to customer service about some problems I had and they were really helpful. They responded quickly and made sure I had it right. Who doesn't like service like that? I didn't renew my two year plan because I eventually just did not have the time for it anymore. I would recommend this service to anyone! I have referred it to family members and friends!
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by mariiii on October 13, 2009 at 9:23 AM CST

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My personal favorite hosting site yet

This site has met my hosting needs perfectly for an amazing cheap price. I've hosted 2 sites with my account and as many people have said, VERY minimal down time. The customer service is some of the best I've seen being very knowledgeable and "user-friendly". Great for people new to the area of web design due to the Cpanel that has great features and software installations (auto). I highly recommend Bluehost. Period.
 
 


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avatar   by Computfreak on October 12, 2009 at 9:30 PM CST

 
 
 
Love this hosting company

I've been using Bluehost since 2006 and I love their service. I've hosted 4 domains under my main account and had minimal down time. They offer great CHEAP packages and awesome customer service. I definitely recommend this site to those who are novices in the area of webpage design because they offer the Cpanel that has TONS of features and helpful auto installations of software programs like the coppermine gallery, wordpress and etc..

Try them out NOW!
 
 


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avatar   by tbeardee on October 12, 2009 at 5:44 PM CST

 
 
 
BlueHost Has Met My Hosting Needs

My experience with BlueHost has been uniformly good. I think that they provide excellent value for the small amount they charge. I have subscribed to their web hosting for many years and used their customer service from time to time, always with good results. The staff has always been courteous and knowledgeable and in each instance they were able to help me to my complete satisfaction. Although once a year or so I might find that their site is down for maintenance, usually when they are making improvements, the page they host for me has never been down that I know of, whereas other companies I have tried had frequent interruptions in service. I very highly recommend BlueHost. They have never raised their prices on me and they keep adding new and better features.
 
 


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avatar   by drann on October 11, 2009 at 9:38 AM CST

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Bluehost works pretty good for me

I used Bluehost services for my website from August this year. I have chosen their service because I saw they were offering unlimited hosting space and unlimited file transfer. Also they were offering a free domain name if you were buying their one plan which costs $6.95/mo. Till now I can say I'm very satisfied as my site wasn't down at all.

There is just one thing I don't like about their service: their online support. I entered their live chat 3 times and I got a good answer only once. The last time I was trying to find out how to protect a file using their cPanel. Their online operator told me that I should contact a web designer. I told him this is not a design matter... it's about using their cPanel. After that he simply closed the dialog box. I came back with the same question after 5 hours when there was another operator online. This one knew how I could protect a file and helped me.
 
 


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avatar   by onlinesolution on October 9, 2009 at 11:44 AM CST

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$6.95 Unlimited Web Hosting Package

I have been using BlueHost ever since it was recommended to me by a friend. Basically, my website uses a lot of resource intensive scripts and I have had my account previously suspended from many previous hosts who also offered unlimited webhosting (also on linux machines with cPanel) but for a much lower cost. And because of the cost I assume they were all overselling and I had not read the fine print where it said if I used too many supposedly "unlimited" resources my account would be shutdown. Though I am paying more for my hosting, I at least don't ever have to worry about getting disconnected from the network because BlueHost doesn't have those limitations.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by d4m1r on September 7, 2009 at 2:09 PM CST

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I like to dislike this

I honestly don't believe that this is anything for those that want to expand upon their businesses. Sure, it offers unlimited accounts, but it's much too stiff and inflexible that such grandeur becomes meaningless. Why don't they feature multiple plans for the people that might not want the $6.95 per month plan? Why don't they feature plans for those that want to get over what their primary plan offers such as reseller or dedicated server plans like HostGator or VPS as DreamHost has offered? It's too rigid.
 
 


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avatar   by Intelligentsia on September 6, 2009 at 6:53 PM CST

 
 
 
I would recommend BlueHost

When I decided to migrate my Wordpress.com blogs to a self-hosted version, the first thing I needed was a hosting plan.

First I looked at any requirements I would need for Wordpress Blogs. Not all hosts are created equal so when shopping for a host you need to know what you need.

After doing my research I decided on BlueHost. I was able to get an entire year of hosting for less than $100. For two blogs to start off with, that is a good price.

Once I had WordPress uploaded to the server, I had my blogs up in running in less than 24 hours.

Over the past few months I have only had to contact their Support people on two occasions. While upgrading Wordpress and some plug ins, I came across some memory issues. I was able to submit a Support Ticket and received a response in a matter of hours. And the instructions I got on how to fix my issues were very detailed.

Detailed instructions are perfect for those who may not necessarily know their way around FTP protocols, etc.

Overall I am extremely happy with the services I have received from BlueHost and I would highly recommended them to anyone.
 
 


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avatar   by patty1wahm on August 31, 2009 at 5:54 AM CST

 
 
 
No Complaints

I used Bluehost hosting services with a previous personal website I had. Signing up and getting started was relatively easy and painless. While using this service there was minimal downtime and support was helpful. I never had any problems getting help if and when I needed it. The tutorials are great. I have since let that domain expire and bought a new one which I'm hosting with a different company that is cheaper. I have no complaints about Bluehost though a good site to be hosted with. Very reliable with helpful staff.
 
 


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