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Bluehost Review

Since way back in 1996 Bluehost has been providing web hosting solutions to thousands of businesses and personal websites across the world.  They’re still going strong today, in fact stronger than ever. These guys are one of our top web hosts, and have been for several years.

Starter plans help small businesses and individuals get their websites up and running smoothly at a very reasonable price indeed. They are also known for providing some of the best hosting for personal and business blogs.

We know that most people who need web hosting need it for their small business, and that’s why we like what BlueHost offers and their approach to hosting.

Our rankings of the best web hosting services puts BlueHost hosting within our top hosting choices.  Through BlueHost.com, you pretty much get all the disk space, bandwidth, and domain hosting you need. They also give you a domain at no charge. All of this for just $3.95 each month.

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However our research and analysis of the BlueHost reviews shows some customers are complaining lately of down time and having to pay more for additional bandwidth beyond 1GB.  Of course, we don’t like hearing those complaints, but it’s our duty to report them.  This company has had a difficult period in the last quarter of 2010 when a lot of these complaints started to crop up.

(*Update 2011:  We’ve been hearing from new hosting reviews that BlueHost has definitely cleaned up their act as far as their support and bandwidth.  Here’s the real insider scoop on bandwidth — every hosting company claims unlimited bandwidth, in reality that’s just not possible.  The larger your site is and the more power you need, and the more you’re going to pay in hosting fees, eventually.  Don’t let anyone tell you different.)
Prices as of Today:

$3.95 each month for two years with our BlueHost Coupon

$4.95 each month for one year

BlueHost Makes it on Our Top Blog Hosting Page

BlueHost remains in our top ten hosting choices because of their great service and the awesome blog hosting they offer.  This is a great website hosting service overall and is one where you will get good customer service, good hosting products, and very attractive prices.

In addition, BlueHost just hosted its one millionth website, which is an amazing feat for any website hosting business.  So, yes, they are one of the big boys.  We believe that they may be experiencing some growing pains right now and that they will get their act together in 2011.  (Our reviews have definitely been better in the last few months, so we do feel like they have addressed concerns brought up by reviewers at the end of 2010).

(*Update 2012: As of right now, May of 2012, BlueHost is completely out of the woods and back to offering amazing service at a very low price. They went through some growing pains and with the addition of new servers and staff members, they have climbed back to the top. We rate them as the top choice for blog hosting and give them two thumbs up overall)

Every hosting company goes through some growing pains and drops the ball from time to time, what matters is to they improve and fix the situation quickly.  We can honestly say that these guys are always working on their game and that is what we like to see.  No hosting company is perfect, no matter what you might read, but handling complaints and ugly situations with class is the right way to do business. 

Bigger Not Always Better

When compared to other website hosting companies BlueHost may be a bit more expensive than the competing companies. Many of the user opinions seem to think they are very similar to HostMonster, and we agree that their business models are similar. This is not surprising since they are owned by the same parent company.

You will want to watch this hosting website closely, as they might earn a higher spot on our list very soon. **Thanks to its high customer satisfaction level, BlueHost.com just jumped onto on our list of top 10  web hosting websites.  We hope to hear much better things in the future about their up time and leveling with new customers about the web hosting packages.

The Small Business Site Builder Offered at BlueHost

Bluehost’s site builder seems to be a good one, not any better than any of the other web hosts in our top 10 but certainly serviceable.  If you need a site builder to put a few quick sites without buying any additional software then you can certainly do that with their application.

Sure it won’t come close to a DreamWeaver site but we realize that many people, especially small business folks, don’t really need anything too slick. They just need to put their cyber shingle up and service existing customers.  Well, this site builder is definitely good for that.  The site builder that Bluehost has is perfect for a new small business, and we know there are a lot of folks looking for something like this, if that’s what you’re looking for, this could very well be your host.

Customer Reviews about BlueHost

bluehost review 3 star rating from reviewer

Bluehost could be better…

The servers have been sort of up and down lately, which scares me.  I’ve been with the company for a few months (since Oct. 2010) and I have noticed that the customer service is great, they are very responsible and responsive…but I’m worried about performance.  I have been adding new domains lately and everything is fine, no bandwidth problems on anything like that at all.  I’m a patient person, and I hope that these outages are just a minor glitch, I believe that they probably are, this is a very old and respected  company.  But, I can’t in good conscious give them a 5 start review at this point.”

bluehost reviews - another 3 star rating from a customer

Sites Have Been Down A Bit Lately.

Ok, so my sites on Bluehost load fast, and that’s great because as we know site load time is important in rankings now, at least for Google…are there any other search engines that really matter?  LOL.  But, here’s the deal my sites have been going down for an hour or two a day for last several days.  Sure, I’ve got the shared hosting packages so I realize that it’s not going to be perfect, but I expected a little bit more than this.  When I contacted customer service they were pretty helpful and patient, however their suggestion was that if I wanted perfect uptime that I upgrade to a dedicated server.  I’d love to, but I just don’t have the money right now.  Maybe this is how it is at every web host, but I’m a bit disappointed.”

bluehost review - 3 stars, average to good hosting company

Bluehost Under attack??

Is this some sort of wiki leaks conspiracy to bring down the internet or something more?  I’m a web developer so I need good hosting for my client’s.  I’ve got a fairly large reseller account and a lot of websites up with Bluehost…but lately I’ve been experiencing more down time problems.  It seems to me that they are ungoing maintenance during regular business hours — that is a big no-no in my book.  They have been a solid business partner for me for many years, and I appreciate that, but lately they have been dropping the ball.  I’m going to stick with them for another month or two and see what happens!

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  1. 150
    Trey Says:

    Looking at overall hosting quality I believe Bluehost is good. I just used 2 other hosts in the past so I don’t have that much to compare them to and the other hosts were performing relatively well. My site was uploaded quickly using their web based tools, however you can of course use FTP if there are a lot of files to transfer. Editing the website code on the fly was easy, such as when adding stats tools and some banners right away without having to re-up the whole page. Making a local backup of the site worked well even though it was a tad slow at times to download, however the essential was that the pages loaded fast for me and the website visitors. I never called them nor did I send them email as there were no technical issues I needed help with. Price is good over all for the good services of this company.

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  2. 149
    Pierre Says:

    Compared to the past host I had, Bluehost is a lot more reliable and customer services are much more responsive. At least you get a good answer to your question in a timely manner as opposed to just getting an automatic reply that never resolved anything. When I signed up there was a promotion so I get to pay about $4 per month until next year. After that we will see what the price is and if it’s still reasonable than I will stay around with Bluehost and renew my services with them again.

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  3. 148
    Enver Says:

    Bluehost is fine but it’s a little pricy. Now that my service has been renewed I’m paying about $9 per month for their unlimited package. I know this isn’t too much but they could do better when offering renewal offers especially when you’re already their customer. But the service is very good which is why I’m staying with them at the present time for all of my websites.

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  4. 147
    Ron Says:

    Out of all hosts this has got to be the worse. Bluehost shut down my account about 5 times in the past year and it was all for the dumbest reasons. The first time they were going through all of my files to make sure that I wasn’t sharing any copyrighted content as I was offering e-books for download. The issue here is that this was all public domain material. It took them 2 days to sort this mess out. I should have left right there but I decided it would be too much trouble to leave and go to another company at that time. Then they suspended my account twice because I was apparently using too much bandwidth. In reality I was using less than 2 GB of data transfer each month. They claim it’s unlimited but it looks like they’re not telling the truth to their clients. Customer service was rude when speaking to them by phone and slow to get to you when you send them an email. Would not recommend Bluehost at all to you.

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  5. 146
    Ron Says:

    Out of all hosts this has got to be the worse. Bluehost shut down my account about 5 times in the past year and it was all for the dumbest reasons. The first time they were going through all of my files to make sure that I wasn’t sharing any copyrighted content as I was offering e-books for download. The issue here is that this was all public domain material. It took them 2 days to sort this mess out. I should have left right there but I decided it would be too much trouble to leave and go to another company at that time. Then they suspended my account twice because I was apparently using too much bandwidth. In reality I was using less than 2 GB of data transfer each month. They claim it’s unlimited but it looks like they’re not telling the truth to their clients. Customer service was rude when speaking to them by phone and slow to get to you when you send them an email. Would not recommend at all.

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  6. 145
    G Makarios Says:

    Even though I’m completely happy with all the aspects of the web hosting service given by Blue Host, I would like to put the emphasis on their customer service. This is what really amazed me with their company. Customer service is also what makes the difference between an average host and a great one and Blue Host definitely has it. Rapid answers to any question and rapid resolution of any problem that you can report to them are all what made Blue Host my first choice for web hosting. I’ve never had a different host come even close to what they provided me so far. Great in all aspects and I just hope that they will continue on that way.

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  7. 144
    Ilian Says:

    I’m done with Bluehost and my stay with them wasn’t a very good one during the whole year. First of all getting up and running was a complete mess. They disabled my site right from the beginning and then asked me to send identification and credit card copies. Had to do this twice because the first time they claimed that nothing was received. Then had problems getting the email to work with my domain. Took almost a week to get sorted out as technical support was quite useless. I wouldn’t recommend this host to anybody here. For the price that they charge now, you will find much better web hosting with different providers. Bluehost is just not worth the time wasting and frustration that you will go through if you decide to host with them. I really should have done my research more before jumping in here.

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  8. 143
    Daniel Says:

    Bluehost is a very good host. I’m now hosting 4 websites on my account with them. Their web building software was useful to create one of the sites. Very simple to use and also very reliable. Maybe not the cheapest ever, but the quality is certainly there!

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  9. 142
    Robert Says:

    With Bluehost I had excellent service and support. Even if their service costs a bit more than my old provider I really don’t mind paying more and actually getting more in exchange. So this is why I recommend Bluehost.

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  10. 141
    Clarence Says:

    I’m having an ongoing problem with BlueHost right now and I’m really puzzled as to what I should do. To be honest I can’t complain about their hsoting service in itself because it’s reliable just like they claim. But it’s my email that’s not working right. Plenty of legitimate emails that I’m supposed to receive either never arrive, are marked as spam even though they’re emails addressed directly to me and not some kind of “spammy” stuff like newsletters or promos, or arrive hours later. With outgoing email there has been similar issues as well. Some of the recipients never receive my emails, others don’t get the attachments even though I put them in and they were legitimate .DOC office documents, or the email arrives several hours late too. BlueHost support said they would investigate, but there doesn’t seem like there’s going to be a resolution. When I asked to speak with one of their supervisors, I was passed on to somebody else that told me basically the same thing. If I don’t get some idea of how to get this fixed, then the obvious solution would be for me to change hosts and ditch BlueHost. I’m satisfied with their hosting, but it’s their constant issues with email that annoy me to no end and I really need to have e-mail as part of my business. I’m just wondering if anybody here has had the same or similar issues with them right now or in the past and how it got fixed.

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