Bluehost-Good Hosting For Affiliate Marketing

Welcome to my review of Bluehost

Bluehost is known for being one of the most popular web hosting companies because of its affordability, excellent value, great performance and being really novice friendly.


It is also one of the three hosting services that is officially recommended by WordPress align with Dreamhost and Siteground, but it's not going to be the perfect choice for everyone.


After using Bluehost myself for some years now, I have learnt what is good at, as well as the things it's not so great for.


In this review I am not only explain the different features of Bluehost and how will they perform in the real world but I will also compare them to the competition and ultimately help you to decide whether Bluehost would be the best choice for you or not.


Regarding user friendliness, this is one of the features that sets Bluehost apart as they make it really easy for anyone to manage a website, even if this is the first time you've ever had a website.


Bluehost uses cPanel, which is a web hosting control panel that offers a ton of options for integrations.

For example, you can add email autoresponders, apps to track marketing metrics, such as the number of clicks on your website and apps for automatic billing.


You can also install content management systems other than WordPress such as Joomla and Drupal.


Basically, Bluehost makes it simple and easy to add any additional apps and plugins which gives your site more features and can help to improve the experience of visitors to your website.


In the performance page you can change the cache settings which basically allows you to delete the data stored on your website so that it loads faster.

Settings page gives you an overview of any updates that have happened or going to happend.


You can also manage contents such as your blogs. For example, you can moderate comments you’ve received on your blog pages, rather than have to log into each of your sites individually. 


Then regarding performance, this is an extremely important and for some the most important feature of a good web hosting company.


Performance is basically measured on two metrics. You have the loading time of your website and the up time.


Loading time is how fast your website loads when a user opens it. A fast page loading time is ideally one that is less than 3 seconds. This ultimately means a better user experience, which means Google will give you more favor in the search results, and as result means your website will get more visitors.


Bluehost has one of the fastest loading times compared to other hosting companies, which is 2.89 seconds on average.


Then the second factor is up time. This measures the amount of time for which your website is up and running and is generally shown as a percentage. Here again, Bluehost is one of the best as well, with an uptime of 99.98% over the course of a year.


Although each hosting company experiences some downtime, Bluehost is one of the best in this regard.

In addition to performance, there are several other things Bluehost does which makes it a great value. For example, no matter which hosting plan you choose, they all include at least one free domain name for the first year, a free SSL certificate and 5 free email accounts.


Bluehost also has one click WordPress installation option which is simple and easy to use.


In addition to this, another thing that makes Bluehost great for beginners is that it gives you a check list of all the things that you may need to complete, like organize your site’s navigation or customize your design.

Also, everyone is giving unmetered bandwidth, which means that you won't be charged based on the amount of bandwidth that you use.

However, you will be asked to reduce your usage if you exceed the limits set in Bluehost terms and service.

This limit is 5000 database tables and 10 gigabytes of total database usage.

Fortunately, it's not likely you’ll ever have to worry about this as most website never exceed these limits.

Customer support

One of my favorite things about Bluehost is their customer support. Out of all the hosting companies I've been with, Bluehost has impressed me the most so far with, how great their support is, particularly over the phone.


I've had some of the most legendary support situations that literally prompted me to write letters to the upper management because of how impressed I was.


It is particularly unique these days to find a company that not only hires great people, who genuinely care about helping you, but then that company also empowers those people to do everything they can do to take care of you.

If you ever been in a situation where you're stuck trying to figure out what's wrong with your website, you know how valuable that type of support can be.

Their customers support team is available 24/7 by phone, or you can email or chat with them if you prefer. 


Pricing is another area where Bluehost demonstrates its value as a hosting company. I will highlight some of the key and most important points here in this review.


When it comes to choosing the right plan, it's important to understand that your pricing plan will be greatly affected by whether it's a shared hosting plan or a dedicated hosting plan.


Shared hosting basically means that you share your hosting space with other websites, whereas dedicated hosting means that you get to have your own hosting space.


The benefit of shared hosting is that it's cheaper than dedicated hosting and downside is that it doesn't have as much speed security or performance, but keep in mind, these shared hosting plans are what 95% of people use with Bluehost.


These are the plans I've continued to use for the past few years for dozens of my own websites.


They still perform really well especially how cheap they are. The cheapest shared hosting plan that Bluehost offers starts at $3.95/month. There's also a Plus $5.95 and Choice Plus plan which cost $6.95 per month.


The main difference is that the Choice Plus will give you a little more protection for your websites.

Also, keep in mind that when you see anything from Bluehost that talks about their shared WordPress hosting plans, this is the exact same thing as their regular hosting plans.They just use this for marketing purposes in order to appeal to those who strictly use WordPress.


Bluehost does have other more expensive plants as well. This would include their VPS or virtual private server plans or their dedicated hosting plans. I don’t recommend these plans for most people in especially anyone just starting out as you'll be responsible for managing everything yourself.

So, ultimately, the plan I’d recommend most people start with is either the Basic or Choice Plus plan. If you just want hosting for one website or want to spend the least about possible, that go with the Basic plan.

Otherwise, Choice Plus lets you have unlimited websites, unlimited email accounts, unlimited email storage, and unmetered website space for $3.00 more per month. Whatever plan you start with, you can easily upgrade or downgrade whenever it might make sense for you.


So, as great as Bluehost is, there are some reasons you may want to choose a different hosting service. First, if you're a more advanced user, than you may find the phone support with Bluehost customer service at times not be as knowledgeable as you may like.


If you are the type of person who knows more than most when it comes to web hosting, then you may want to go with a different option like SiteGround.

SiteGround isn't as friendly and helpful to those who are less experience, especially compared to Bluehost. They are more knowledgeable on average, which can make them better for those who know what questions to ask.


Free site migrations

Bluehost offers free site migrations. When you create your account, locate the Migration Services page in the Bluehost Marketplace within your dashboard and download the free migration plugin. Their team of migration experts will take care of moving your website to Bluehost.


Bluehost doesn't offer automatic site backups. The good news is that this is easy enough to get through third-party apps or services, but if it's something you want your hosting service to automatically provide, then you may want to go with a different option. 


The reason I have continued to use Bluehost myself for so many years is because of the incredible value in exceptional support they offer.


When my grandmother wanted to start her own WordPress site, Bluehost was the one I recommended to her. Not only because of how cost-effective it was, but at the end of the day, I knew that if she ever had problems or got stuck not knowing what to do, that there would be someone friendly and helpful she could talk to, who could patiently walk her step-by-step through getting her site working properly again.


That's why I love recommending Bluehost. It is especially great for beginners. It has an extremely user-friendly interface, which makes it easy to manage your website. You have outstanding customer support, that’s truly the best of experience in this industry so far.


The performance you get for even the most basic plans is truly a great value, which is ultimately the reason I continue to use and recommend them to this day.


Hopefully you found this review helpful and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. 

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