Bluehost Web Hosting For WordPress Review

BlueHost Review

  • URL: bluehost.com
  • Price Range: $7.99 $3.95 (click for discount)
  • Founded: 2003
  • Location: Wasatch Mountains in Utah
  • Now serving: More than 2 million websites
  • Services: Shared, WordPress hosting, VPS, dedicated, reseller

Bluehost is among the largest web hosting company in the world today, boasting of almost 2 million domains under their care.

Together with their sister companies, they have gained the trust and confidence of many webmasters and owners.

Bluehost was founded in 2003 by Matt Heaton and since then, it has become a major player in the cyberspace.

The company is headquartered in Wasatch Mountains in Utah and from there; they have served many people around the globe.

Some awesome features include:

  • Free domain name for 1 year
  • Free multiple email accounts
  • Automated backups
  • Host multiple domain names and WordPress sites
  • Competitive price ($3.95 to $5.95 a month for the first year)
  • $200+ free advertising offers (Facebook Ad, Google Ad, etc.)
  • Easy WordPress setup using their one-click install. No programming skills needed.
  • Sleek and easy to understand control panel
  • 24/7 live support (chat & phone) + Email Support
  • 30 days money-back guarantee. You can cancel within 30 days for FULL refund. Plus, cancel anytime and get a prorated refund on the unused portion of your current hosting plan. Please note that this applies to “hosting plans” only.

Real Reviews From Real Customers:

BlueHost Review #1 By Betty Bite

www.bitesreviewsyoucanuse.com

Betty Bites

I have been with Bluehost for about a month now. Before that I just had a simple wordpress.com site, that I had for about five months.

This being my first month with the new blog and content, I have had 1,000 visitors to my blog (Don’t giggle too much). This information coming from the stats in the admin panel of wordpress. I am just a little blog starting out in this rocky world of review blogs.

Support: 9/10

Since taking this big step to a hosted site, I was horrified that I would do something wrong. I don’t know anything about coding! I know how to type a blog and that is about it. I am not one that runs to the phone to call support, so everything for me has been a learning process.

Bluehost has an amazing “knowledge base”, which is so very helpful. Just type in the question and about every time I have found an answer. I did have to call them once and was on hold for about ten minutes, but found the answer on my own by searching through their “knowledge base”. I would give them a 9 for support, deducting a point because I could not get them on the phone.

Features: 10/10

The features that are offered on Bluehost are really nice. The one feature that had me sold was how easy it was too put BlueHost on my site. It was as simple as a push of a button, and I was up and running. They also do offer email services, which is nice as well. So that I can have an email that is just for my blog.

Another great feature is how easy it is to find your backup files. I decided I would try out a different theme on wordpress, and BAMB, all of my information was gone. It was so easy to go right into BlueHost and reset everything like it was. I also really like the setup of the dashboard. Everything is so easy to find, even for me. I would give their features a 10/10.

Value: 10/10

I feel for what BlueHost has to offer, the value is great. I entered into BlueHost during a special they were having and I received twelve months for $35.40, and my domain purchase was free for a year.

Overall: 10/10

Even if this was at the regular price this service for me is worth every penny. I like how easy everything can be accessed and used. I would give the value of BlueHost a 10/10.

Overall Experience

My overall experience with BlueHost has been great. I would recommend their services to anyone that is looking for an easy install with a flawless dashboard.

Review #2 By Mary Jane Tauyan

www.tauyanm.com

  • Current Hosting Plan: For now, I have the one Year Web Hosting plan/package with Site back Up Pro and SiteLock Domain Security. I am thinking of getting some ad ons in the future.
  • How long have you been with them: I first bought the Web Hosting February 2, 2012 together with the Site Back Up Pro and SiteLock Domain Security. They automatically renewed all of them every year.
  • Traffic per month: 15k to 25K a month

Blue Host is my very first Web Hosting since I started blogging when I moved to wordpress before. I actually started blogging using Blogspot.com then I enjoyed the whole blogging thing then decided to move to wordpress, buy my own domain, and use blue host as recommended. It works good for me.

Support: 5/10

I needed to wait for 24 or 48 hours to resolve an issue and get help from them and by the time that they get back and answer my email they will just say that they can’t see any problem since I have already figure it out myself or with the help of others. Though, I understand that I am not the only customer, but I am blogging. As everyone knows about it, Your blog must be good and going when someone visits your site because if it looks not presentable or your blog is down then that chance that you will gain more readers is all gone.

Features: 10/10

I don’t really know much about the features but having my website back up by blue host everyday or weekly is just amazing. Though I still do manul back up myself monthly or weekly if I will remember it, But knowing that Blue host back it up for me automatically I don’t worry much like I do before.

One more thing is the SiteLock Domain Security: Based on Blue host, It Demonstrate to your customers that you are a trustworthy business by verifying your credentials such as email, phone and address. SiteLock automatically scans your website for malware to ensure they are not being blocked or spammed. Displaying the SiteLock certificate increases conversion rates on your site. It will give your business instant credibility and trust in the eyes of customers.

I don’t really see any use of SiteLock Domain Security But I got it for a low price so why not. hehe =)

Uptime, Value, Extras: 10/10.

I never had a problem with Blue Host. Unless I make my own problem trying to tweak some CSS which I don’t really know how or when I update a plug-in and it is not compatible with my theme or other plug-ins.

Overall experience: 9/10

I will Rate Blue Host 9/10. That 1 rate left is for when I have problem on my blog and I needed to wait for 1 or 2 days which I am not really happy with haha Though, I tried the Live chat like twice it all turned out good they do answer for like 10-20mins I think in a conversation, But It is still a bit slow. I am a busy mom and I don’t sit for the whole day just to wait for the only answer I needed. But I guess knowing that lots of people is having problem with their blogs and not just me so I understand their side as well. Its just that I wish they can make it more quicker. I mean more people using Blue host, then they should manage to get more people to work too for every ones convenience if thats how it works. You know how its like when you are facebook chatting with your mom and it takes like hours before she can type and finish a 3 or 5 words? It feels like that. Kinda frustrating..

Anyway, Its not that everyday that you will have problem with your blog unless you did the problem yourself, So I recommend blue host. The fact that it does all my blog back-ups and renew my domain and host automatically it is such a great host to use and I feel so much confident and just blog away.

Bluehost Web Hosting For WordPress Review reviewed by on July 23, 2014 rated 4.6 on 5.0

Comments

  1. says

    My blog will be 4-weeks-old tomorrow (lol–sound like the mother of an infant) and I purchased my domain and host via Bluehost. So far so good. No hiccups of any kind and I am at almost 1,700 views for the month. I love it!

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