updated on 17 April 2010
Website hosting nowsadays is very competitive. Many web hosting companies offer tonnes of features at very competitive rates. With so many choices in mind, how do you choose the right host? I have tried many hosts over the years and finally landed on one that I feel has the most complete features that I need at a reasonable price, ie Visit Bluehost.com.
BlueHost provides hosting features that surpass the needs of large websites:
UNLIMITED Hosting Space (NEW!)
UNLIMITED File Transfer (NEW!)
web hostingHost UNLIMITED Domains!!!
2,500 POP/Imap Email Accounts
SSH (Secure Shell), SSL, FTP, Stats
CGI, Ruby (RoR), Perl, PHP, MySQL
2000/2002 Front Page Extensions
Free Domain Forever!
Free Site Builder (NEW)
24/7 Superb/Responsive Sales/Support
and alot more…
Reliability and Performance
So far, I have no problems with the speed and reliability of the server. Most of my sites hosted by them were never down. If you have google toolbar installed, just take a look at their page rank. Bluehost has a page rank of 8 which is rare for a web hosting company. This just shows how popular they are in the web. If you look at their awards page, you will realized that they have a long history of awards. This is a plus point because it shows that they care about their customers and more importantly, their performance is consistent.
They have a good support section in the website. Based on my experience, most of their emails are answered within 1 working day. Though not the fastest around, their replies are honest and professional. Some hosts will answer you in such a way that you need to pay them more money to get your problems solved… This is when I think honesty is important.
In conclusion, BlueHost offers quality and reliable hosting for $6.95 a month with no hidden charges (There are a lot of cheaper ones out there but you pay for what you get). With generous disk space and bandwidth, it is unlikely that you will exceed the quota every month. I don’t usually promote web hosting companies or anything that I don’t have confidence with… We are happy with bluehost since 2004. The many good reviews of bluehost in the web speaks for itself.