Bluehost web hosting was founded in 2003, built on an open source technology. With more than 1.5 million customers and 2 million hosted domains, Bluehost grows to become one of the world's largest providers of web hosting solutions. The guys from Bluehost undoubtedly know what they're doing, and you'll estimate their service to be competent and reliable, winning 5th place in our charts of the best UK web hosting companies and 1st place of the top 5 WordPress hosts.
Features - BlueHost has been recommended by WordPress.org as a number 1 hosting provider since 2005. In addition to optimized shared hosting for WordPress, BlueHost offers Wordpress Managed hosting, Reseller hosting, VPS, and Dedicated solutions for Joomla, Drupal, Concrete5, Trendy Site Builder and Soholaunch. Support for eCommerce websites include Magento, ZenCart, CubeCart and osCommerce.
Support - Bluehost offers 24/7, 365 days a year - phone, mail, chat and ticket technical support, which is 100% in-house team. Another thing most people failed to point out is that BlueHost runs a huge knowledge base for its customers. The company operates a YouTube channel to deliver informative video tutorials and provides extremely detailed documentations for its services. Among Bluehost facilities are secure hardware, advanced systems and technologies, network redundancy, on-site support employees.
Control Panel - One of the things that you need to take into consideration as a website administrator when choosing a web hosting service provider is the type of cPanel that the web hosting company uses. Bluehost recently enhanced the server management app to make the page loads faster with easier to navigate. In the new cPanel you'll find information about your IP, your system password and your system upgrade setting. The "Addons" section contains all the options available to enhance your hosting service, domain privacy, SSL Certificates and many more professional services. With the new customize cPanel from Bluehost, you could easily add new features to your hosting account.
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
- 100% backup power in place - 30 minutes of spare power from UPS units and unlimited from 3 diesel generators
- Full network redundancy
- Servers life cycles hover between 3 to 6 years
- Fully monitoring system - Zabbix both for internal and external monitoring
- Full and incremental backups
- Complete protection due to automatic email monitoring for virus detection and cleaning
- 24/7 security staff
- Shared hosting accounts have multiple SSL certificates
- Only one data center - in Provo, Utah
- 24/7 Technical Support
- 24/7 Email Support
- Phone Support
- Ticket Support
- Live Chat Support
- Rich Knowledge Base
- 100% In-house Team Support
- Live Chat Average Wait Time: 30 mins
- Slow ticket respond time - within 24 hours
- Anytime Money-back Guarantee - 30 days for a full refund
- Cancel at any time and receive a prorated refund for the remainder of your current hosting term
- Starts from £3.05/mo.
Web Host Performance
For this review, we used some of the tools to evaluate Bluehost's metrics. Firstly, we checked Bluehost's usage statistics, which means how much sites are hosted by Bluehost. As you could see from the picture below, Bluehost takes 1.3% from the web hosting market or around 3 875 000 millions of the hosted websites.
The list below ranks websites based on the number of people in the world who visit each site within a month. It includes sites with estimated traffic as well as sites with traffic that Quantcast has independently verified and are hosted by Bluehost. We picked the website: cardsagainsthumanity.com and test it thoroughly.
We choosed the website: cardsagainsthumanity.com /randomly picked, hosted by Bluehost/ and test it thoroughly: Traceroute test network connectivity to a server; Load test; Ping test from several locations; Uptime monitors and many others.
For small businesses, Bluehost is definitely a value for money, built well, has great tutorials for beginners and intermediates alike, and most of all the customer support is outstanding. We won’t deny that you will probably find some slightly cheaper hosting options than Bluehost - but we’re fairly sure you won’t be as happy with what you get for your money!
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- Performance (7.5/10)
- Support (9.5/10)
- Price (6.5/10)
- Reliability (7/10)
- User Friendly (7/10)
- 10/10User Friendly
- 4/10User Friendly