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BlueHost has been providing top-rated web hosting since 1996, making it one of the oldest and most trusted web hosting companies available. With their experience and highest quality equipment, BlueHost offers maximum guaranteed uptime for their clients. They are confident that they can offer superior, friendly and patient support, along with the highest level of equipment and features to meet your business website needs.

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Main Features Language Compatibility Email Features
Disk Storage
Bandwidth
Free Domain Name
Add-On Domains
Sub Domains
Parked Domains
Unlimited
Unlimited
Yes
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
PHP
PHP5
ASP
Perl
CGI-BIN
Python
Ruby/Ruby On Rails
SSI
Shell Access
Cold Fusion
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
POP3
SMTP
IMAP
Webmail
Email Forwards
Mailbox Aliases
Auto-Responders
Mailing List
Spam Protection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Database e-Commerce Features Multimedia Features
MYSQL
Microsoft SQL
PostgreSQL
MS Access
ODBC/DSN
phpMyAdmin
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
SSL Secure Server
OS Commerce Shopping Cart
Cube Shopping Cart
Zen Cart Shopping Cart
Password Protected
OpenPGP Encryption
Shared SSL Certificate
Agora Shopping Cart
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MS Silverlight
Flash Support
Streaming Video
Streaming Audio
Shockwave
MIDI File Support
Add own MIME Types
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Scripting Features Highlight Features Overall Rating
Fantastico
Blogs/Wordpress
b2evolution
Moodle
Mambo/Joomla
SMF Forum
Wiki
PHPAdsNew
PHPAuction
PHP Form
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Free Site Submission
  • Support For Custom PHP.INI Files
  • Spam Assassin Protection
Uptime
Service
Bonus
Editor Rating
User Rating

Reliability (4/5)

★★★★☆

BlueHost has been around long enough to know that customers value a guaranteed uptime for their websites. When sites are down, money is lost. Period. That is why BlueHost uses quad-processor servers with UPS power backup and diesel backup generators. Using a customized Apache web server network your site is guaranteed to stay up and running 99.9% of the time.

Price Value (4/5)

★★★★☆

BlueHost knows what customers want in a single hosting plan. And for only $6.95 $4.95 BlueHost has one of the most economical plans around that suits the needs of almost any website owner. Their plan includes unlimited disk space, bandwidth, and hosted domains. New accounts receive one free domain registration, and has use of a free drag-and-drop website builder. 2,500 email accounts are provided along with 100 SQL databases, and script support for all the popular languages like PHP 5, Perl 5, Python, and Ruby on Rails. All this equals a fantastic web hosting plan at an incredible price.

Control Panel (5/5)

★★★★★

BlueHost provides a cPanel control panel, one of the easiest and most popular control panel interfaces available. Potential clients can get a free “test drive” through cPanel and test all the features. You’ll be able to see the user-friendly graphical interface that makes creating and managing your website a breeze.

Customer Support (4/5)

★★★★☆

With 14 years of proven service, BlueHost is a veteran at knowing how to satisfy customers. BlueHost gives their clients a wide range of options for getting assistance, including 24/7 live support via phone, email, and live chat. Customers can access the Help Center where they’ll find video tutorials, articles, and customer forums.

Overall Value (4/5)

★★★★☆

With the experience and expertise BlueHost has acquired over the last 14 years, you can bet that their pricing and reliability coupled with world-class support is one of the best values around.

Right now you can get reliable and professional Blue Host web hosting for a low price of just $4.95 per month with free setup and no hidden fees. Get started today and join the many satisfied Blue Host web hosting clients.

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9th December 2007
Posted by Web Hosting Consultant in Web Hosting Reviews

70 Responses to “BlueHost Reviews”

  1. Jen says:

    Blue Host has hosted some of my sites for over a year now but I am seriously considering switching over to another host. My experience with Blue Host has not always been so positive. I have had some downtime on my sites and their customer support has been slow to reply to my queries.

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  2. Lars Cruz says:

    This was the first company I used for my hosting. I never had to call customer support since my site never went down for any length of time, but I found them to be a bit pricey compared to most others, which is what made me switch.

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  3. Arther says:

    Above average, and well worth the money I put down when I was host-hopping for a good while. The only thing I didn’t like was them trying to get me to use Spam Assassin, since I’m a programmer, I was more than capable of using my own custom-tailored system to fight the Russians, which seems to be where all my spam comes from.

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  4. Lauren says:

    This is actually a really really good company. They’re compatible with just about everything, they have good service, and they have a good speed to them as well. This should really be much higher on the list, compatibility with everything solves mountains of headaches, especially for me.

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  5. Miles says:

    I love this company, I simply love it. I don’t get any crap from the help saying that they’re not compatible with such and such, or that XYZ is not supported. Everything I use is supported, which is why this is my company of choice just now.

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  6. Quenlin says:

    One of the few companies that kept up their 99.9% uptime guarantee promise. Several others spout lies and policy, but this one, if my site was down, they got right to fixing it. This is one I can recommend.

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  7. Snake_oIL says:

    Again bluhost stands first in customer support. Every year there have been reports and reviews about its wonderful customer support. The do-it-yourself is an eye opener. Video shows to put en end to the problems of the customers is a welcome new feature in bluehost.

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  8. Colleen says:

    bluehost is one of the best web hosting programs on the net at present and it is widely known to have one of the best customer support. The unlimited email accounts that are allowed by the company is an added advantage too. Customers have benefited by the wonderful service provided by the company.

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  9. Emile Singer says:

    A long time and one of the best web hosting service provider. I am proud to be among the non-complaining users of Bluehost’s service. It’s an never ending praise for the immediate customer support and also for the whole package.

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  10. Ashcroft says:

    I find their customer support service at lagging behind for a prompt service and then the pricing at a bit upper side. If they improve on this, then definitely none to compare with bluehost.

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  11. Richa Paul says:

    One of the long serving webhosting company and definitely a good webhosting service provider at par. Features at control panel and Multimedia are much more useful and the only drawback is the pricing which is priced at the higher end.

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  12. Ted says:

    I think that these guys do a pretty good job with everything. I’ve seen better control panels out there but this one does the job. I would say that you pretty much get what you pay for in this service.

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  13. Donald Mccolleen says:

    Well I will have to say that the overall service provided by BlueHost is pretty much what I expected and I’m pretty sure that I’ve gotten my moneys worth. Great web hosting service.

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  14. Lauren B. says:

    This web hosting service really provided everything that I was looking for in a web hosting service. Reliability, price value, customer support all met my expectations. I would recommend this service.

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  15. Elle Jones says:

    I am a photographer myself and has no idea how to making a website and choosing a web hosting. I chose Bluehost finally and have started learning to do website myself with the help of Frontpage editor. After selveral times struggled I decided to call Bluehost support and I was impressed after all. Their reaction and professionally was amazed. They do reply even on Saturday night, 10:50pm!! How could I asking for more?

    Bluehost is my recommendation for any photographer who need professional services.

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  16. Paul says:

    So far so good with blue Host I find them really good in all area of hosting, the tech support was out standing at solving issues I had. I love the cpanel as with video based tutorials. I also pointed a domain to blue host easily within 2 hours out standing
    Thank You Blue Host 🙂

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  17. Anthony R. Brandon says:

    The support is really awesome!! I have modified my database and got some error that cannot be recovered (my backup file doesn’t work). I asked them if they might have a latestback up and luckily they had. My database was restored in a couple of minutes and very up-to-date than I expected, with no addition cost of course. I had been with hostingzoom before and when I got my database messed up they required and addition payment for recovery for $15. It isn’t that much but I don’t think I should pay for it. It should be the part of support isn’t it?

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  18. James Turner says:

    I have been using BlueHost for over 5 years now, and have had practically no problems with them. I have been using their services for both my private and professional sites. I did encounter a few problems but they were handled quickly and efficiently by the services. I am impressed with their efforts. However, they use shared servers, which is a reason for occasional slow down of the network. They have kept updating the software and the servers constantly though, and I am sure this problem will get fixed soon. Pricing and support both are excellent and well worth the money.

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  19. John Decosta says:

    I am completely satisfied with this web hosting company. I am very pleased with all services and support. Their professional customer care support is the best part of their services. I am the customer of this company from the last 2 years. I have a shopping card and blog on the server of this company. I never faced any problem with their server. There is no issue of bandwidth and space. Everything is fine with this web hosting company.

    At present, I am using the shared web hosting plan but I am planning to have dedicated server for my ecommerce website as it is the main source of my earning so I want to place it on superior server.

    I recommend this company to all webmasters. Believe me; you will never face any problem with this web hosting company. They are dedicated to resolve your problems. Thank you so much guys for the wonderful hosting.

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  20. Richard R. Rodriguez says:

    BlueHost are not so rock solid anymore. After switching to BlueHost I have received a lot of downtime, like a few hours every month and sometimes for a day or so. This is really bad as having no email for more than a day hurts my business. The service was like shared web hosting. Although if you are willing to put up with a bad up time and are not reliant too much on email services, this might be a good option for you. The support they provide is quite basic with some salesmen trying to resolve technical issues. It is a good option for those looking to save some money on plans.

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