Things about Bluehost

Hello I have heard many things about Bluehost some good some bad. I can only state my own experiences with Bluehost. As a longtime web designer I have been sending my clients to Bluehost for years. In fact I started a web service at <snip></snip> that will do free setup and install of Wordpress if you open a account with Bluehost. I like to keep all my clients in one place. I have had no problems with Bluehost over the past five years. If a client’s website starts to get many hits and more traffic than a standard shared hosting account can handle I then move them over to a real VPS. But if your just starting out Bluehost and a service like mine is a good choice.

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John Sharp owner Wordpress Commando

I heard that Bluehost does not have dedicated servers, you will not be able to scale your website after a certain point of time.

Nice to hear your good experience with bluehost, though I hear some not so happy customers of them once in a while. But overall, good reviews are much more compared to bad ones. =)

I used bluehost for two of my forums once and the server I was on (shared hosting) went down and I got the short end of the stick – data loss.

Thanks for providing your experience with bluehost.

A lot of web sites are never going to need to scale to the point where they can’t use BlueHost.

I have thousands of web pages hosted on BlueHost and I figure it will take me about another 90 years to reach the file limits that the hosting has. With the sort of pages I have that is the limit I expect to reach soonest (if everyone on Earth, Mars, and Venus decide to visit my site all on the same day there may be bandwidth limits across the internet but it wouldn’t be affected by where my site is hosted). That assumes of course that I continue adding pages at ther same rate as over the past ten years.

Indeed, for most people hosting your average site out there, these budget hosts will fit the job indefinitely, and if they can keep their servers humming along, it’s all fine.

Then you have the odd heavy user that needs a VPS or a dedicated all to himself, wondering why $6 hosting isn’t cutting it anymore. All too often they make hundreds of dollars a month from their sites yet aren’t willing to upgrade, or they’re starting up some file or video hosting service, thinking that $6 will enable them to be the next Youtube.

Sure, the hosts offering so much space and bandwidth, limited then by CPU/memory/I/O, isn’t exactly helping things, but customers can be very demanding indeed.


I wonder about Bluehost…, what is Bluehost…? Then, I have also read,…that there is also a Green Hosting…

There is no one hosting provider called GreenHosting.

There are lots of hosting providers who claim to be GreenHosting who cover the full spectrum from excellent to garbage hosting providers. You cannot therefore make any c omparison of GreenHosting to other providers as many of the other good and bad providers also claim to be that same provider.

As for the term green hosting with respect to using renewable energy sources I haven’t heard of any hosting provider that is genuinely doing that yet despite many claims to the contrary.

Green Hosting

That is rather marketing tag then the definition for the web hosting company

Now I have 2 Education site in Bluehost, I think bluehost is best host. I do not have any complain about bluehost

I heard many things about Bluehost and in fact recommends it to be the number 1 hosting company for blogs.

oh… are you sure that? because i ever see the dedicated servers at bluehost
but i’m not sure because i’m never use its

I heard many things about Bluehost and in fact recommends it to be the number 1 hosting company for blogs.

Actually, what they say is:

in our opinion, the hosts below represent some of the best and brightest of the hosting world.

Until a couple of months ago, all those links except one were affiliate links. That brought them continual criticism. I think they’ve simply changed business models. I doubt that the list has very much to do with quality. I’ve used shared hosting from a number of hosts mentioned there, and there’s nothing stellar about them, in my experience.

because i ever see the dedicated servers at bluehost

Please link to the page where they offer dedicated servers.

BlueHost only offer a one size fits all shared hosting account. The only optional extras are a dedicated IP address, security certificate, and third party email filtering through Postini.

There was some talk a few years ago about their having plans to introduce VPS or dedicated hosting. At the time they did have a high CPU option as well as those mentioned above and a VPS would have been the obvious next step up. They have more recently implemented a different way of sharing the CPU that makes their high CPU option redundant and which they claim makes their regular shared account equal to a low level VPS - which makes it unlikely that they now have any plans for introducing a separate VPS plan.

If you ever want to get bluehost though, go search google for a $3.95 discount. I used that discount and it worked well. I just regret not getting three years because after my two years is gone, I will have to pay original price.

I started Blue Host in August of year 2009. I see no problems.

I use Bluehost and I haven’t had any problem with them. The only thing I don’t like is their technical support.

What sort of problem did you have with their technical support? The couple of times I have had to contact support a couple of minutes on live chat has been sufficient to get the problem resolved.

Thank you for the review.
I did not see it already mentioned on the thread, but it might be good to know that Hostmonster is Bluehost’s sister company (even the plans and the helpdesk are the same).
My only grief with them was related to the 50k files limit they started enforcing last year - but fortunately they gave me some warning so that I could handle the customers’ files properly.