Bluehost Reviews

Read our expert opinion of Bluehost, along with unbiased reviews from 16 real users

Bluehost was founded in 2003 by Matt Heaton and Danny Ashworth in Provo, Utah, and was subsequently purchased by Endurance International Group, or EIG, in 2011. It currently hosts over 2 million websites, is recommended by WordPress.org and due to its massive advertising and partnership budget is one of the most popular, inexpensive, shared hosting options available. However, there is a catch; over the last year or so, our reader's reviews have turned negative.

The problem with companies like Bluehost is their sheer advertising budget. They encourage review websites to write very positive reviews, or recommend them by paying those websites a "kickback." As a result, you will find hundreds of positive reviews around the web saying how great they are. However, if you look carefully at some of the more reputable websites that contain user reviews, you will see a trend over the last year for poor reviews, with specific mentions of slow or nonexisting support. Check out our rating over time graph in the review dashboard above, and you will see a clear contrast when our user reviews turned from high praise to outright disgust.

We first took note on how bad things had become, after the Arvixe migration debacle (another company that EIG bought), and how there was a total breakdown in the support provided by Arvixe, lost files, broken website resulting in the sacking of the majority of the Arvixe staff. This seems to be the breaking point of many EIG brands. So far, Bluehost has not suffered quite as much as some of their other brands, but issues are clearly there.

When you read our review, it may seem quite positive at times. That is because, at least on paper, Bluehost have many features that are really good. It is their service that is problematic.

Editor's note: We hate to be negative about hosting providers, especially when we have past dealings with them, but for the time being we recommend you avoid EIG owned hosting providers. Fortunately, you can filter out all EIG-owned hosting providers in our Hosting Review tables.

Bluehost key points

Top considerations

Unlimited Hosting

Platform

Linux

Control Panel

cPanel

Server Location

US

Developer features

Ruby on Rails

Specialist Plans

WooCommerce Hosting

Bluehost Shared Hosting Review

Bluehost Shared Hosting Plans — Mostly Unlimited in Nature, but with varied features

Bluehost offer four different plans for their shared web hosting, with all but the Basic Plan offering Unlimited Space, Bandwidth, and websites. You should, however, check their Acceptable Use Policy for any other restrictions.

Basic Plus Prime GoPro
SPACE 50 GB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
TRANSFER Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
WEBSITES 1 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Email Storage 100 MB per account Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
FREE SSL No No No Yes
Dedicated IP No No No Yes
SpamExperts No Yes Yes Yes
Free Domain Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pro Backups No No Yes Yes
PRICE $3.95 $5.95 $5.95 $13.95

In addition to the standard plans, Bluehost advertise specialist WordPress hosting and Woocommerce hosting. The WordPress hosting is based upon their VPS plans, and as such you will find commentary on it there. We discuss the WooCommerce plans in more detail below.

There are a couple of features mentioned in the above plans that are useful to point out in particular:

  • Email Storage — On all but the Basic plan you get unlimited email storage and email accounts. With the basic plan, you only get five email accounts, with a maximum storage of 100 MB.
  • Pro Backups — All plans have basic backups (Daily Weekly and Monthly), but that with the Pro Backups you can restore specific directories or databases, rather than having to restore the entire account. We cannot stress how important it is to have independent backups, and as such we would recommend VaultPress rather than your hosting providers premium backup service (this advice applies to every single hosting provider). Pro Backups cost $2.99 per month.
    bluehost pro backups
  • SpamExperts — This is an incoming Email Filtering Service. It is specifically designed to eliminate spam, viruses, phishing, harvesting and other email-related malware attacks by botnets and spammers. 
  • No Free Site Migration — While many other web hosting providers will offer the migration of your cPanel (all websites, emails etc.), or at least one website free of charge, with an additional fee of between $25 and $50 for additional websites, Bluehost charge a massive $149.99 for a single website migration. If you need help migrating your website, then this host becomes cost prohibitive.

We will discuss some of the other features and add-ons later in this review.

Bluehost WooCommerce Plans

The WooCommerce plans appear to be based on their shared hosting platform but provide WooCommerce preinstalled, Ecommerce Security, free SSL and Dedicated IP. They also appear to have a dedicated support line.

Starter Plus Pro
WooCommerce Preinstalled Yes Yes Yes
E-commerce Security Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated Support Line Yes Yes Yes
SPACE 100 GB Unlimited Unlimited
TRANSFER Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
WEBSITES 1 Unlimited Unlimited
Email Storage 100 MB per account Unlimited Unlimited
FREE SSL Positive SSL Positive SSL Comodo SSL
Dedicated IP Yes Yes Yes
SpamExperts No Yes x1 Yes x2
Free Domain Yes Yes Yes
Pro Backups No No Yes
PRICE $12.95 $15.95 $23.95

At the time of writing, the "?" next to "Ecommerce Security" and "Dedicated support line" on their WooCommerce hosting page does not reveal any additional information, even though we suspect it should pop up with some details. As a result, we opened a sales chat with Bluehost to query what they meant by this, and after a wait of 6 minutes (!) and a conversation lasting 10 minutes they told us the following:

1:35:43 PM — Brent A
Thank you for contacting the sales department. Please keep in mind that I am on multiple chats, so there may be a slight delay in response. How can I help you today?
1:37:01 PM — The Webmaster
What does e-commerce security and dedicated support line mean for woocommerce plans
1:37:54 PM — Brent A
So that is a SSL cert and Dedicated IP address so you can take credit card on your website.
1:38:54 PM — The Webmaster
And the dedicated support line?
1:41:19 PM — The Webmaster
What is the dedicated support line?
1:41:45 PM — The Webmaster
That is what I am asking you. It's one of your woocommerce plan features.
1:44:09 PM — Brent A
It goes to a higher level of Tech Support.

It was quite a frustrating conversation, taking a total of 15 minutes to obtain somewhat vague replies. If you are wanting specialist WooCommerce hosting, then we highly recommend SiteGround, who not only have a special plan, but it comes with various premium features such as Akismet anti-spam, VaultPress Premium backups, free SSL, NGINX, Memcached, PHP 7 and OpCache.

Bluehost Control Panel

Bluehost use one of the most popular control panels currently used for shared web hosting, namely, cPanel. You can see a screenshot below:

Bluehost control panel

Bluehost have applied their own styling, so while it may look a little different to the default cPanel styling, the majority of options are the same. There is one thing you should be aware of:

The Bluehost cPanel backup functionality has been removed

 The backup functionality in cPanel has been removed. This means that you cannot make on-demand backups, and should you wish to move to a new host in the future that uses cPanel, the process cannot be automated.

You would, therefore, need to manually move your files and databases across, although you may be able to use a WordPress migration plugin to assist if you used WordPress.

Furthermore, it significantly restricts the ability for you to take your own, off-site, backups. For example, most hosting providers will allow you to take a backup, and then download this to your own computer for safekeeping. Therefore, you would need to do this manually by downloading your files, and database separately. Alternatively, you can use a third-party service such as VaultPress or codeguard, or some other service or plugin.

Add-ons

Bluehost offer a number of add-ons at additional cost. Some of these can be purchased during the order process, whereas others can only be obtained from within the account area after you completed your sign-up.

  • G Suite — This will add the premium version of the Google Apps to your hosting, including the ability to use Gmail with your own domain name. If Bluehost manages your DNS, then the configuration will be completely automated. It costs $5 per user per month.
    g-suite
  • SiteLock — Depending on the plan chosen (pricing ranges from free, to $20.83 per month), this provides a content delivery network, dynamic content caching, Web Application Firewall, and daily scanning \ blacklist monitoring.
    sitelock
  • SpamExperts — By default, some of the plans come with SpamExperts as part of the hosting package. If you have multiple email addresses you can order additional SpamExperts services at a cost of $2.99 per month. 
  • PaymentSphere — This is a third-party payment solution that enables you to accept credit cards.
  • JustCloud — With Bluehost, you get 1 GB of free cloud storage that enables you to save and sync files from your desktop. We do not know why you would use this over Google or OneDrive, but the option is there.
  • SoloSEO — This is quite an interesting service designed to help you with Search Engine Optimization. It includes things such as Rapid Indexing, Site Checkup Report, Keyword Research Tool and DIY SEO E-Book. Higher level plans include more keyword research available, plus other tools and even Reputation management.
    SoloSEO
  • CloudFlare — If you point your domain to the Bluehost nameservers, then you can setup CloudFlare in just a few clicks. You can read more about CloudFlare here, or follow our in-depth WordPress Tutorial to make the most of it here. While the automated setup can be appealing, you may wish to configure setting up CloudFlare directly to make the most of all the features, including Anycast DNS.
  • SSL Certificates — Bluehost offer Premium SSL certificates starting at $4.17 per month. This appears to be a little on the expensive side, with other hosting providers usually charging a yearly fee for this. Furthermore, with Let's Encrypt becoming more and more popular, many providers now offer free SSL (although these don't come with Warranty/Insurance).
  • Site Backup & Restore Pro — We touched on this near the start of our review, but in a similar way to R1Soft (another advanced backup system seen in shared hosting), it allows you to restore databases or individual files and directories. At just $2.99 per month, this seems quite good value, but we would stress this does not negate the need to have your own off-site backups! (Here is an example of why!)
  • Dedicated IP — Dedicated IP's are $5.99 per month. With SNI technology, you no longer require a dedicated IP to install an SSL certificate, but occasionally there are reasons why you may want your website to use a dedicated IP, such as concern over email blacklisting, or third-party SEO products inability to crawl over SNI (i.e. Moz). Unfortunately, you may require an SSL to justify a dedicated IP (ARIN rules).
  • Constant Contact — This is a premium email marketing product, that starts at $10 per month for up to 500 contacts. You may be better off using a free \ premium solution like MailChimp.
  • Site Migration — If you need help migrating your website to Bluehost you can purchase a website migration of $149.99. This is, quite frankly, extortionate pricing. Many hosts will migrate your first website, or your entire cPanel for free, with subsequent websites at a third of the cost.
  • Design Services — This is Bluehost's own design team that will produce a website for a one-off fee of $799.99. The website does not include custom images, logo, or content. Unfortunately, there are is no showcase of the kind of website you would receive, to we recommend proceeding with caution, and asking them plenty of questions before proceeding. The only indication of the quality is a small image we have included below:
    bluehost website design
  • Site Doctor — The problem with Bluehost is that if your website is hacked they will literally turn off the switch and put your account offline. The only way to get it back online is to pay for their Site Doctor service that will remove the malware. This costs $249.00, which is fairly expensive for a one-off fix. The problem you have is that it may take several days for them to get around to cleaning your website. You can read an interesting account of this service in action here.

    Ideally, we would have migrated a backup (you are keeping off-site backups right?) to a new host, and if necessary paid for Sucuri. This would have got you back up and running within the day.

Bluehost Support

This is perhaps where Bluehost perform really badly. You will see from our user's reviews that it is the support that they have been complaining about. Furthermore, their Twitter account is full of complaints, with slow live-chat response times, or tickets that haven't been replied to in days making the top of the list of complaints. You can see a few examples below:

Slow Chat times:

And of course, the irony of Bluehost saying users should be able to get through to support chat with a 30 minute wait (as if that is the norm!):

General complaint about the support:

Ticket Support

While updating our review and fully expecting to find many complaints on Twitter of Ticket response times in the days or weeks we found something even more interesting.

It would seem that as of December 2016, Bluehost has discontinued Ticket support.

bluehost ticket support ended

With their ticket support so terrible it actually makes a great deal of sense to get rid of it. GoDaddy, for example relies primarily on Telephone-based support and does ok. This also explains the high wait times on live-chat support.

While this is likely to improve the responsiveness of the support team in dealing with issues, clearly from Twitter, and our own user reviews they still have not improved their support service sufficiently. Having to actively wait for up to an hour to speak to someone about an issue is much more frustrating than waiting passively for a ticket response. If they can get their live-chat wait times down to a few minutes we may change our mind, but for the moment, and from looking at their Support Twitter account, it looks horrendous.

Performance

There are a number of things we look out for when it comes to the speed and performance of a web hosting provider. This includes the hardware (such as SSD, Raid, Network), server configuration (PHP7, OpCache, NGINX (or as a reverse proxy), CloudLinux) and whether it appears to be overloaded based on user feedback. We will go through all these points in turn:

Hardware and Network performance

Details of the hardware used by Bluehost is detailed below:

Bluehost hardwareA couple of things really jump out:

  • This is clearly old information, as we know Bluehost offer PHP 7, and they advertise a very old version.
  • They have their databases on SSD storage for increased performance.
  • They are (or at least were) using AMD processors, which are slightly inferior to Intel Xeon servers, but this should have minimal impact.

Server Configuration

Bluehost use CentOS operating system with Apache, PHP 7, MySQL as standard. Also available is Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL,

Overloading

This one is very difficult to assess, and having a look around the web there are some reports of slow websites (here and here are just a couple). With a very popular web host, such as Bluehost, there are bound to be more complaints than a smaller host, so it is difficult to draw too many conclusions there.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine the exact cause (a website using significant resources on a web host that throttles high usage could give the same end result as an overloaded server). Equally, a complaint of a slow server might be caused by bad bots bombarding the website (you can't see these in Google Analytics), or a badly configured website.

Ultimately, you should rely on the user reviews at the end of this article for their impressions.

Value for Money

Bluehost pricing is very reasonable, especially if you sign up for three years in advance. However, with SSD Hosting coming as standard on many web hosting providers who charge a similar fee, and who do not make you sign up for three years to get that great price, you may want to make some comparisons before buying.

Refund Policy

Bluehost offers a 30-day money back guarantee. This means you can try them out for 30 days risk-free, and you will receive a full refund (minus any domain fees or any extra add-ons). If you cancel after 30 days you will receive a prorated refund as

If you cancel after 30 days you will receive a prorated refund as credit to your account.

Do we recommend Bluehost?

Almost everything on paper makes Bluehost look like a great provider. They have decent hardware (except no SSD Storage), the latest software, the ability to throttle user resources to prevent resource hogs. They have a great upgrade path to either Cloud Sites, VPS or Dedicated, and even have special plans for WooCommerce users. There are a large number of add-ons that you can purchase to help with security, marketing or even website design.

The problem is, is that all of these great things are overshadowed by the elephant in the room; dubious support and service. This is not just an intermittent problem but has been going on for several years, with some of the parent company's brands (i.e. Arvixe as an example) having significant problems that have caused lost data, weeklong delays for a response to a ticket, and more.

As a result, and primarily due to the reports of lackluster and slow support on many EIG brands, we would advise against signing up with them or any other EIG hosting provider. If you need help choosing, you can follow this link to pre-filter our web hosting reviews to remove EIG-owned hosts.

We also highly recommend reading our readers reviews below.

Bluehost Frequently Asked Questions

What Support Methods Do You Offer

They only offer Telephone and Live chat support. Ticket support was discontinued in July 2016.

What control panel does Bluehost use?

Bluehost offers cPanel on all of its plans.

Is bandwidth and space unlimited on BlueHost's shared hosting plans?

BlueHosts offers unmetered space and bandwidth on many of its hosting plans. However, please be aware of the terms and conditions which apply fair use limitations, and may even restrict usage in other ways, such as number of files stored or CPU.

Does BlueHost offer an uptime guarantee?

No, Bluehost does not offer any guarantee as to its uptime. This is quite unusual for shared web hosting.

Does BlueHost offer a money-back guarantee?

Yes. You can cancel your new Bluehost account within 30 days and receive a refund. After 30 days, you can still cancel at any time for any reason and receive a prorated refund for the rest of your term as a credit to your account. Any refund only applies to web hosting, and not to domains (any free domain will be charged for at the prevailing rate) ofr any add-ons. 

What people are saying

Find out what people are saying about Bluehost below, or alternatively, if you have experience with them yourself, feel free to leave your review.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: No

3.8
Support
1
Features
6
Speed
1
Uptime
1
Value
10

Horrible customer service and bad UI. I just spent around 4 hours in live chat on and off. Even when you connect it takes around 3 times as long as it should do. The people chatting are clearly helping other customers at the same time, and there are long waits every time you are transferred to different people.

Our emails are down, and I had to quit the chat and move to a different hosting provider because that was faster than getting help. DO NOT USE BLUEHOST.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: No

6.6
Support
1
Features
8
Speed
8
Uptime
8
Value
8

Worst Customer Service I've Ever Received. Anywhere. Ever.
It makes you realise how fake most of the reviews are around the web, with many proclaiming how great the support and service is at Bluehost. I am dumbfounded at the ridiculously bad service I have just received at the very first problem I had.

The technical issue was very easy to fix, but that didn't stop them trying to upsell me other services before they decided to look at the issue.

They literally spent an hour trying me to purchase an update, and when I finally relented they couldn't even install it because the website was down. The fix took just 5 minutes.

After emailing customer support later to see if I actually needed the upgrade, I never got a reply. I will be changing hosting providers once my pre-paid subscription is up.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: No

4.0
Support
6
Features
8
Speed
1
Uptime
4
Value
1

Don't believe all the positive reviews you read. I've been with Bluehost for many years, it has slowly got worse over time. They used to be incredible, and it is really dissapointing that they are good no longer.

Even basic clean wordpress installationos are really slow, with terrible page load times. Even after an upgrade to the "performance cloud", my WordPress site didn't get any faster. I would recommend choosing a different host.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: No

2.8
Support
8
Features
3
Speed
1
Uptime
1
Value
1

I have been with Bluehost for years, and historically their support has always been good. This last year though, has been a disaster, especially with email.

Their servers are black-listed but they don't do anything about it, merely advising "Try sending it again in an an hour when the servers rotate.". This affects my business, as we never know if the email will go through. This is terrible service. Their standard excuse is that because the servers are shared, this can happen.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: No

1.0
Support
1
Features
1
Speed
1
Uptime
1
Value
1

HIdden fees. They tell you setting up wordpress is easy with bluehost, but its not. TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. Tried chatting, tried calling and still have yet to talk to a single person. HELL No, ZERO for everything.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: No

3.8
Support
1
Features
4
Speed
5
Uptime
5
Value
4

You can pretty much rate any company in their industry by the level of customer support they provide. And from this perspective these guys should be rate 1 out of 10. There is virtually no way to contact them if you have a problem. They only have a telephone number and a chat feature, both of which are outsourced to India.

It took me 20 - 30 minutes in the chat queue and another 15-20 minutes to get an email contact for Bluehost.

Bluehost is the third company I have tried and thought I had found somewhere that was decent and offered a reasonable level of service by I was wrong.

medusaproperties.com

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: No

1.6
Support
1
Features
3
Speed
1
Uptime
1
Value
2

I have been a user for many years, and while I was never overly impressed with their support I stayed because the price was ok. Uptime has been good until recently.

This week my website crashed because of throttling they were doing. I was using too much CPU for the shared server, and was sold a migration to a WP optimized server and paid over 400$ for the new plan.

I was told migration would only take a few hours, but it has been three days and still not moved. Tech support is completely clueless, and the site barely works. This is the crappiest technical support around, so do yourself a favor and choose a different host.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: No

1.0
Support
1
Features
1
Speed
1
Uptime
1
Value
1

Some other features recently introduced :
– no email tech support available, chat is a joke, waiting time 30-50 minutes, closed by operator before issue solved, rude and arrogance service
– removed email filtering forced user to buy their spam software. Suddenly our company started to receive 150- 200 spam messages.

In addition, very frequent server down. No any messages available about the issue, no any word of explanation.

Definitely for the business use. Definitely untrusted service.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: Yes

8.0
Support
8
Features
8
Speed
8
Uptime
8
Value
8

I had been a very satisfied customer for right around 4 years. I was hosting several low traffic websites on Bluehost’s shared web hosting platform, with very few issues. Suddenly, all of my websites began experiencing very severe lag issues. Even fetching very simple tech space pages would take roughly 5 to 30 seconds. This may have in fact been partly due to a new site launch that we had performed using WordPress with DAP (Digital Access Pass) and also OptimizePress, but honestly I highly doubt it. At first, it was an intermittent problem for which I reached out to customer service. The only thing that they have been able to tell me is that my service was being throttled. They gave numerous tips and tricks on how to optimize websites and databases, but even after I asked multiple times, they have still been able to tell me exactly why my account was being throttled in the first place. Traffic is not been anywhere near high enough to result in me using up all of the bandwidth available on the account, and there haven’t been any processes running, according to the cPanel. If it was a matter of too much memory being used, I’m unable to see that through the cPanel, but it has never been brought to my attention by the support department.
Since I ran into so many issues, I decided to switch over to SiteGround shared hosting. Since making the change, all of the problems that I was having with my sites have disappeared entirely. There has been no optimization done to the websites, the only thing that I actually did was moved all of my domains, files, and databases over to the new hosting at SiteGround. Currently, my load times are much faster than they ever happen to be on BlueHost and I’m seeing almost no downtime for any of my sites whatsoever.
While I enjoyed my time with BlueHost immensely, I think that perhaps their new ownership has lost their ability to provide quality customer service and hosting.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: Yes

8.4
Support
9
Features
8
Speed
8
Uptime
8
Value
9

They are one of the leaders in the hosting business. I decided to give them a try after being locked into a another hosting service in which I will not name. Lets just say, they left something to be desired. The customer support was absolutely atrocious. Whenever I needed them, they would let the ticket remain open for days on end. Finally, I had enough of them and desired to seek out a better option (hopefully).

Thankfully, I was pointed in their direction due to my friend using them and having a great experience. I had heard that before from my previous host and one of my friends. So I didn't really expect much. But after using them for the last 3 months and having numerous questions answered almost immediately, I honestly saw that they are one of the good guys in the industry. They did everything that I wanted out of a hosting service and I would have to say that they are very good at what they do.

I have not experienced any down town since switching over from my previous service. That was a huge change for me as my other host had me down more than 15% of the time. Also, they gave me a lot of credit when signing up to utilize Google Adwords.

All in all, I would recommend switching to them if you are tired of dealing with horrible hosting companies and having tons of billing issues. I haven't had one billing mishap since switching and everything has been smooth sailing. I for sure will be sticking with them when my hosting service plan ends because my experience has been extremely positive - to say the least. If you are in need of a new hosting provider, I would say absolutely go for it.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: Yes

10.0
Support
10
Features
10
Speed
10
Uptime
10
Value
10

About 4 months ago, I made the decision to leave my (at the time) current hosting service. They were a decent service, but I began to experience a lot of problems with them when it was about time to renew. I decided not to stick with them due to the persistent billing issues I was having.

I was in search of the top hosting providers and I came across this one. I had heard of them before, but I never really dug deeper. It turns out that not only are they an extremely well known and well respected hosting company, but they are also one of the least expensive hosting companies out there. Needless to say, I was excited but a little reserved. I knew that hosting companies typically are great until they get your money.

As time past by, I realized that I never had to deal with any type of billing issues, or any type of down time at all. In fact, things were so smooth that I had forgot who my hosting provider was at one point. I simply never needed to access the account or ask any support questions because everything was working as expected.

Needless to say, I am writing this review to let others know about the amazing experience that I have had with them. Honestly, I have never experienced such a smooth hosting company in terms of support and actual performance. Not only do they keep your website up, running, and in business, but they also have an excellent support team. I remember it took me less than a couple hours to get everything transferred over and rolling from my previous hosting company. All in all, I would recommend them over just about nay other hosting company out there. They are that good.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: No

5.2
Support
5
Features
1
Speed
5
Uptime
10
Value
5

What the hell is this host! Go to install WordPress and get redirected to some third party site to install everything. What happened to the free solution like Softaculous. I don't know whether to continue and try to figure all this out, or just refund and find another host that is more "normal"!!!! I don't need any fancy third party site trying to sell me themes or anything like that. I want a quick 20 second solution to install what I want. Not impressed at all, and first impressions count for alot in my book.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: Yes

8.0
Support
8
Features
8
Speed
8
Uptime
8
Value
8

I have had very few problems lately (which contrasts to several long downtimes at the beginning of the year) so Bluehost seems to have got their act together a fair bit. I can only give them a 3 star rating at this time, but hopefully they will continue to get my trust back from all the issues at the beginning of the year. My current hosting expires in a few months, and I will most likely look around. Seems to be great details when moving to a new host, so will probably take advantage of this.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: Yes

9.0
Support
8
Features
8
Speed
9
Uptime
10
Value
10

Went to bluehost for a mix of Wordpress and custom sites. So far have been impressed. I was hoping I could use more than one instance of services such as cloudflare without paying a la carte, but I can't really complain with the pricing being as low as it is.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: Yes

9.2
Support
10
Features
8
Speed
8
Uptime
10
Value
10

I like BlueHost as well, While no hosting company can actually offer unlimited band width, They are really is doing a good job trying to. I'm hosting a high traffic (6000+ unique visitors a day) blog, and not for once have they complained.

Review type: Shared Hosting

Overall review score

Recommended: Yes

8.0
Support
8
Features
8
Speed
8
Uptime
8
Value
8

They are great choice for anyone looking to host a website or two. They are reliable, affordable, and they have integrated cloudflare, which is great if you are looking to build a popular website on a shared hosting account.

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