Complete Review about One Of the Top and Cheapest Web Hosting providers Bluehost. Best Reason to choose Bluehost web hosting.
Today we will know about Bluehost hosting. We will get to know its performance, detailed review, its usage, and its alternatives. So I am going to review Bluehost.com So let’s start about knowing the company, it started in the year 2003 The company became popular due to its cheap services This was comparatively affordable to other hosting companies In the year 2010, it was acquired by EIG Group, which has taken over many other hosting companies Let’s talk about its overview.
After you Login, you will see a panel. When you click on View My Site, it will open the website. I have used the Choice Plus Package. I was searching for It took time to find out where the Cpanel was Their Cpanel shows up in the Advanced Option, which is a reskilled version of Cpanel CPanel works slow Dashboard loads very slow Server Response Time is good and their servers are located in the USA.
The speed of the servers in Bangalore slows down, but it is still acceptable, it has an A+ Performance When I did the speed tests, I got a loading time of 3.1s. I haven’t used any cache, they have an inbuilt cache, which I have activated. When I used an External Cache, I got the response time Under 2s Cache manager has Level 1, Level 2, Level 3.
So there is a simple cache plugin, through Bluehost Uptime is 100% since the last 1.5 months, I have been using it My website has not faced any downtime It has easily passed the load test, it has handled all the 50 Real-Time Users There are no spikes/errors or HTTP Failures in the response time So this website easily handles the load.
The data center is located in the USA only, which is the biggest drawback, as there are no data centers in Asia and Europe Backups are in Choice Plus Plans and Above CodeGuard Basic Backups are available, which is a good and an off-server backup It has a good interface and I am using CodeGuard Backup since a long time.
It is one of the reliable backup systems out there Inode count in Choice Plus Plan is up to 2 Lakh Pro Plan has up to 3 Lakh Inode Count I think this is less as other hosting provider give up to 4-5 Lakh Inode Count. When I asked about their support, they said it is up to 50,000 only. But they don’t take any action when it reaches up to 2 Lakh. They have not cleared as to what type of actions they would take You get Free SSL for Unlimited Websites Customer Support is 24×7 Live Chat Support. The Support is fast, they respond within 2min.
Pricing starts from $3.95 and goes up to $13.95/ month. This price is applicable only when you take their plan for 3 years. As you can see that their Choice Plus Plan for 3 years is $6.95. If I take for 12 months then its price becomes around $9. So you have to keep in mind all those things.
You have to check the Upsells options. You can enter your card details for payment You can find Credit Card and Paypal. you won’t find Amazon Pay and Google Pay. You get 30-day return Migrations are not available for free Bluehost charges $150 extra for migration. Siteground company takes $30 and Fastcomet provides 3 Free Migrations. You don’t have free migrations in Bluehost. Plus you are charged an extra $150 for the same.
So do your own migrations Talking about Software PHP 7.3 is available, you won’t get 7.4 Usually, it is set on 7.0 by default. You will have to update it. You won’t find support for Perl, Python, NodeJS, Larvel in their shared hosting. Weebly Sitebuilder is used here, and it is one of the best site builders, in any of the shared hostings.
You will get this for 1 website only, If you have taken the Unlimited Plan, you can use 1 site builder on 1 website only. In the past, Bluehost was hacked, and their servers have gone down for 3-4 days You will get 1 Primary Domain Free for 1 Year and there are some temporary domains available for testing Emails are unlimited.
Talking about its Pros: It easily handles the load, you get 50GB Free Space In their basic plan. It has a good uptime and their Customer Support is Fast.
Talking about its Cons: There are no free migrations and its data centers are in the USA. Customer Support is fast but not technical They upsell to you from time to time.
So before I jump onto the Bottom Line, there are certain important points that you should remember. The first point is related to its acquisitions, It was acquired by EIG Group in the year 2010. EIG Group is famous for acquiring hosting companies. There are 60+ Hosting Companies acquired by them. They acquire a good hosting company. Then they replace the staff with their low budget staff. They also put the load on the servers. So usually over the period of time, the quality and quantity of the customer support decreases over the period of time.
The load on the servers increases, and hosting services start to crash Most of the companies acquired by them have faced such situations Hostgator, Bluehost, BigRock is such companies that come under EIG Group I personally do not like EIG Hosting Companies but BlueHost and BigRock have certain good qualities. It is liked by most of the reviewers but generally, people do not like it Reviewers like it because it is affordable, popular and it pays high commission.
For example, to understand this, My 2 Siteground Sales would be equal to 1 Bluehost Sale. Compared it with the Hostinger, the price to sell would be up to 4-6 for making it 1 Bluehost sale, so that’s how they pay. And this is their basic commission-only. If you provide more Sales or there is a Seasonal Sale then their commission doubles.
Now jumping onto the bottom line Bluehost is the Mid Tier Option in Shared Hosting It is good but not that good as it is said by the people. It is appropriate when you have to host a single website and you need a 50GB Space. You need a data center in USA or you want to use the Sitebuilder, at that time you can take the Bluehost. If you are getting it as a discount option then you can buy it.
According to me, you will get the better value on the FastComet Plans Pricing is similar and it is cheap You get a $6.95 Choice Plus Plan whereas you would get the top plan in $5.95 They have good features, speed, support. I am done with my reviews. If you are interested to buy Bluehost plan, then just click on any of the Bluehost ads popping up in my blog and get registered. All The best