I’ve used bluehost as a regular customer for a number of years. I didn’t receive any special treatment because bluehost had no idea that I was going to be doing a review of their services.
A Company That Stands The Test Of Time
This company started back in 1996, Making them among the oldest hosting companies that are still in business. This goes to show that they provide high-quality services. There are so many hosting companies that come and go, there’s no way they could survive if they didn’t do a great job. You aren’t going to find a company that has a better infrastructure, and a more stable operation then bluehost does. They use nothing but the latest processors and data center equipment. They also use state-of-the-art backup systems and power generators. This ensures that your website will never go down. If any problems do occur they have technical staff that monitor everything 24/7. With their OC 48 backbone they can handle traffic over 2 GB per second.
Easy To Choose The Best Package
You’ll see lots of hosting providers offering a smaller range of hosting packages lately. Bluehost has also jumped on this trend, because it makes it exceptionally easy for their users to pick a plan when they don’t have so many choices. The fact is that the premium pack from bluehost offers all the features that you’re going to need. All but the largest websites will be covered by their standard premium plan. You’ll received 1500 GB of data space, and also 15,000 GB of bandwidth. You also get access to a wide range of other features all for just $3.95 per month.
It should also be pointed out that you can have as many domains as you want on one bluehost account by simply using the add-on domains feature. Now we are going to go over some of the more important features that are included in every plan.
A standard shared server that you can expect to see used at bluehost would have a modern Intel processor with multiple cores, up to 16 GB of RAM, and gigabytes of storage space. It will usually be running cent OS. It’s hard to beat these kind specifications when you are talking about a shared hosting plan that only costs a few bucks per month.
It’s going to be rare to see a server load that goes over one or two, and it’s unlikely that you’re going to notice the server performing sluggishly. Your site is always going to run fast, even if you tested during the more popular times of day.
Easy To Use Control Panel
I’m sure you won’t be surprised that at bluehost you are going to get access to the industry leading Control Panel software called cPanel. This makes it a breeze to manage as many sites as you can throw at it. It’s extremely easy to use, even for someone new to making websites. If you aren’t used to making your own websites by using HTML and CSS, a great way to get started is to install a content management system like WordPress. This is extremely easy to do at bluehost. You can do it in just a few clicks.
Not only could you choose WordPress though, you get access to a script called Fantastico in your control panel. This makes it possible to install tons of different scripts in just a couple clicks. You could install a blog platform, CMS, forum, survey, or a picture gallery.
If you want to install scripts yourself you’ll be able to use programming languages like Python, PHP four, Pearl, PHP five, CGI, and Ruby on rails.
24/7 Up Time
Thanks to their large allowance of bandwidth, and storage space you’ll never have to worry about the reliability of your site. If there’s one thing that all users hate it’s downtime. Once in a great while you’re going to get downtime at any host, because network maintenance is unavoidable. A good host like bluehost will let you know when these short outages are going to occur.
Honestly I never noticed any reliability issues with my site. Everything is fast and I can always count on my website being available when I need it.
If you need help with something you can always count on their excellent technical support. You can browse their extensive repository of online help information. They have articles on every subject that you could want. This is a great first step towards solving a problem you might have. If you can’t find an answer to your question then you can always open up a support ticket and get fast help from the staff at bluehost. From the support tickets that I’ve opened I’ve always received prompt and helpful answers. If you don’t feel like typing on a computer, you can always talk to a real person by calling them on their 24 hour a day phone support line. Don’t worry if you’re outside of the United States, they have a dedicated line for international callers.