BlueHost Webhosting- Is it good?

Moolah King asked me if Bluehost is any good? Well, I am not a pro in webhosting and I do not know anything about setting up a server from scratch. But with Bluehost, I can manage to buy some domain names whenever I feel like it, set up a WordPress blog and start blogging.

Actually, I have two main webhosts. One is SapiensBryan who handles my more important blogs and domains including this blog and my personal blog. Normally, if I get hacked or something major like that, I need his expertise to solve the problems. I also need a virtual private server because my blogs database are huge and I also have a few forums that eat up a lot of resources. If you are just starting to blog, you don’t need a VPS like mine. So, let’s see what Bluehost offers…..

1) Bluehost has two years webhosting package at USD165 for the two years period. The diskspace, bandwith and all the features are more than you need. You can set up a lot of blogs and many domains on it.

2) So far, I do not experience any downtime with Bluehost.

3) You can easily purchase a domain through Bluehost for USD10 per year. However many experts advised that it is not wise to buy through Bluehost and better to get it direct from GoDaddy or other sources. But I like Bluehost because it provides me privacy status without extra charges.

4) I also read that some webhosts who hosted some ‘bad neighbourhood’ may cause your Pagerank to drop. So far, my blogs on Bluehosts are gaining PR so I am quite happy with that. A point to note – Do you notice that Kennysia, Cheeserland and some other blogs are hosted in the same server and KennySia and Cheeserland (both very popular blogs with lots of backlinks) have low PR?

5) Forking out USD165 is a bit of a pain unless you are already making money. But if you are hosted on cheap webhostings, remember that you may run into all sorts of problems like downtime, exceeding bandwith and hacking. If you are an expert in solving all these problems or moving servers, then, do buy those cheap hostings that you need to pay per month. If not, it is safer to stick to more reputable webhosts.

6) Bluehost customer service has been prompt and they provide very good tutorial. That’s how I learn to set up blogs using the Fantastico One Click software.

7) I learnt about BlueHost from PayPerPost so I guess it is a ‘rather safe’ webhost.

8) I was told that some old servers can cause your site to download very slow. So far, Bluehost is fine.

So, those are 8 good reasons to host with Bluehost. I have hosted with them for almost two years already.

Post Author: lilian

13 thoughts on “BlueHost Webhosting- Is it good?


    (August 6, 2008 - 10:43 pm)

    GoDaddy is probably the place you should keep away from when restringing domains. Their service is bloated with add-ons you don’t need and it’s a difficult job to transfer your domain if you want to change domain provider. Even when you have transferred your domain away from them, they keep on sending you spam asking you to come back. Use a more friendlier site like NameCheap. Just my 2 cents..

    Keep up the good work with this site.. :)


    (August 6, 2008 - 10:45 pm)

    I’ve been a customer of BlueHost for over two years, and if you asked my opinion, I would advise you to go ahead and use it if you do not expect high traffic to your sites/blogs.

    Frankly speaking, I’m rather irritated by how slow it loads everytime I myself go to my blogs, not to mention how it pisses my readers off.

    If you’re new to blogging/setting up websites, then BlueHost ain’t a bad choice.

    *note to lilian – aunty, promoting BlueHost thru’ their own affiliate program gives you lower commission ($65) comparing to promoting it thru’ commission junction ($90)*


    (August 6, 2008 - 10:59 pm)

    Drat, I hate the Nike ad above! *shaddap already!*

    Chris – Really? I have CJ but never use it. Now I need one more sign up on BlueHost to get my payment. LOL.

    Martin – I have one domain in Yahoo Small Business and they are doing daylight robbery of charging me USD34.95! Ouch. My stupidity for not transferring it out earlier, now I have to fork out the money to pay. Lucky they charged only USD1.99 for the first three years.


    (August 7, 2008 - 12:48 am)

    Mom, thanks a lot for giving the review about bluehost. And thanks for the link love..

    Now i have faith signing up with bluehost..

    Thanks again, mom..!!

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    (August 7, 2008 - 9:30 am)

    I am thinking to change my hosting server to a bigger one.Maybe I can consider bluehost since I’m getting serious in professional blogging.Thanks a lot for your good review.


    (August 7, 2008 - 3:15 pm)

    I’m using bluehost too, so far so good. But i do have some problems when i transfer my domains over and some of their support personnel are quite rude.

    other than that, everything is fine!


    (August 7, 2008 - 3:50 pm)

    I purchased bluehost for some of my new projects and have no problems with it. As for domains, most of them are purchased at Godaddy. Namecheap also offers domains and are cheaper in the sense that privacy is included free. I would also recommend buyers to search for coupons as it can help to lower the purchase price further ;)

    bb community

    (August 7, 2008 - 4:39 pm)

    i’ve been using exabytes. domain name only, not hosting. maybe will try out your mentioned blue hosting, or godaddy, or hostgator~


    (August 10, 2008 - 1:37 pm)

    good tips. I’m looking for a good & reliable host.


    Audiophile ASIA - Audio Gadgets, Mp3 & Music

    (August 17, 2008 - 11:01 am)

    bluehost does not have a good tech support.


    (September 27, 2008 - 5:09 pm)

    Does anybody have any idea if Bluehost offers their affiliate program to Malaysia?

    I tried looking for Malaysia in the ‘country’ drop down list, but we’re not there! Even MYANMAR is on that list!

    Lillian? Can you help? Thx!


    (December 27, 2008 - 1:29 pm)

    now, bluehost disappointing me. I’ve been using bluehost for one month, slow loading time, slow mysql query.

    Now, I’m troubling ftp-ing the ‘uploads’ folder to the local. Since my visitors mostly from Malaysia, I had signed up with datakl, the datasuper package.

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