Bluehost is one of the largest web hosting companies in the world, with more than 2 million domains hosted on its web servers. Its headquarters are in Orem, Utah.
Bluehost appeals most intentionally to small businesses with its shared hosting plans that start at $2.95 per month for the first year. The cost goes to $9.95 per month after the introductory 12-month hosting period.
Bluehost also offers a free domain registration for the first year of being a customer with them.
Like most of its competitors, Bluehost has many different hosting options to choose from, ranging from inexpensive shared web hosting to VPS web hosting and dedicated server web hosting solutions.
WordPress Hosting with Bluehost
One thing that’s an appealing reason to consider Bluehost as a web hosting provider is that it is on the list of recommended web hosts from WordPress itself. (Dreamhost an Siteground are the other two recommended by WordPress.) Bluehost touts a one-click WordPress installation and has several other features in its hosting dashboard for clients that are focused on WordPress websites.
Bluehost Uses cPanel
Bluehost uses cPanel for performing hosting admin tasks, such as managing files on your hosting server, setting up email addresses, managing databases, inspecting server performance, and other tasks commonly associated with a web hosting account.
Bluehost Hosting Review
The video below presents a 10-minute review of Bluehost by Panda Tech, the reviewer discusses the pros and cons of hosting a website on Bluehost.
As mentioned before, Bluehost offers three main categories of web hosting products, the same types of hosting most web hosts offer:
I have provided links to the descriptions of each of those types of web hosting in case you need context on the difference between them.
Bluehost’s flagship product, WordPress-centric hosting, is normally set up on shared or VPS hosting accounts, where it’s easy for beginners and others without a ton of hosting knowledge to get their WordPress website up and running easily, without much need for configuration.
Bluehost Shared Hosting
Bluehost shared hosting accounts start at $9.99 per month (after the 12-month promotional period) and go up to $28.99 per month (again, after the promotional period has ended). The more expensive shared hosting accounts at Bluehost offer more features and performance upgrades from the cheaper ones.
You can see more details about the pricing for Bluehost shared web hosting accounts on the Bluehost shared hosting pricing page.
Bluehost VPS Hosting
Bluehost has three different types of VPS hosting plans. The least expensive starts at $19.99 per month during the intro period (which is 3 years compared to only one year intro pricing for the shared plans) then $29.99 per month after that. Their recommended VPS plan (Enhanced) is $29.99 during the 36-month introductory period, and $59.99 per month afterward. The highest level VPS plan (Ultimate) is $59.99 during the intro pricing period, then $119.99 afterward.
To see more details about Bluehost’s VPS hosting packages, see their VPS pricing page.
Bluehost Dedicated Servers
While the majority of Bluehost clients are on shared and VPS accounts, Bluehost also offers dedicated server hosting that offers much more flexibility and performance capability than their shared and VPS plans, which are tailored towards those who are publishing using WordPress.
Bluehost dedicated server plans start at $79.99 per month during the 36-month introductory pricing phase. Their Standard dedicated server plan is normally $119.99 per month outside of introductory pricing. Blushost’s Enhanced dedicated server plan is normally $159.99 per month. Their Premium dedicated server plan is normally $209.99 per month.
For more information about Bluehost’s dedicated server plans and features, visit their dedicated hosting pricing page.