Bluehost shared WordPress hosting honest Review

Review of: Bluehost
Price:
$3.95/month

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On November 12, 2016
Last modified:June 30, 2019

Summary:

Bluehost is a popular WordPress hosting company recommended by WordPress.Bluehost offers various types of hosting including shared web hosting, dedicated hosting, VPS hosting, etc.

Today I have completed two years with Bluehost shared WordPress hosting. I had migrated my blog from Dreamhost to Bluehost in August 2016. I have discussed what issue I faced during the migration. A good WordPress hosting can take your blog to the next level, which Bluehost is doing with all their two million customers.

I have shared my thoughts about the Bluehost affiliate program. Here I am sharing you my experience of Bluehost shared WordPress hosting review.

Why I choose Bluehost shared WordPress hosting?

As I told you, my blog was hosted on Dreamhost web hosting, and it was a great experience with it. I am also writing my reviews for Dreamhost web hosting stay tuned to read it. The only thing which diverted me to Bluehost is the pricing Factor. If you see the pricing of Dreamhost, it started at $7.95/month, which is not affordable for the beginners. As a beginner, I wanted to try the lowest price of WordPress hosting.

Now the question is that why I have started my blog on Dreamhost? When I have moved my blog to self-hosted web WordPress, I got a coupon for Dreamhost for a 97% discount which is a huge discount I ever got. So I would host my blog for one year on Dreamhost, and later on, I will migrate on the new hosting.

Once the year over, I have searched a lot of WordPress hosting services, and I came with the Bluehost because the WordPress itself recommends it. Also, the pricing of the Bluehost starts from the $2.95/month which I can afford.

What issue did I face after moving to the Bluehost?

I have encountered a few problems with Bluehost WordPress hosting. Here I want to share one mistake with me with all my readers. When I have migrated my blog from Dreamhost to Bluehost, my blog was not opening, showing the directory structure only. That time I have contacted Bluehost support, but they did not understand what I was trying to say. That was not mistaken from their side because I have not explained the issue in detail.

Then I tweeted that Bluehost is not great hosting and support is not able to understand our queries. I am sorry for that later I have deleted the tweet. The problem was that I had not changed the old DNS name and trying to open my blog that’s why it was showing only directory structure. One of their support team solved my problem quickly. Due to this I have asked their support for a refund of money, and even they have accepted it, but later on, I decided to continue with Bluehost.

Purchase Bluehost hosting just at $2.95/month

The second issue which I have faced with Bluehost FTP section. I don’t know the FTP file structure for Bluehost, To FTP all my data I have encountered so much issue even that problems are also from my side. One thing which I came to know about Bluehost is that you will see the file manager in cPanel itself. That’s nice no need to connect with Filezilla.

Support(On-call/Live chat)

One thing which I most like about Bluehost hosting is that their support team. They have hired very talented people for help. Mostly I use Live chat support to get a quick solution. I have contacted them a few times, and they have solved my issue within a minute.

Why I have called customer support

  • How to configure a mail client to mobile and Outlook?
  • I wanted to upgrade my plan to host more websites, so I contacted them.
  • To know more offers from the Bluehost support team

bluehost customer support

Overall I am delighted with the Bluehost support team. Overall and Live chat also.

I am using shared Bluehost hosting. Initially, I would get a more downtime because of shared hosting but its wrong. My blog is speedy and always up.

What next?

I am planning to host my new blog Bollywood Planet on Bluehost for that I need to upgrade my hosting to plus plan. I have connected with the support team, and they have offered me $70/year after deducting my current hosting price. It’s a good idea to upgrade, but I am not ready yet to set up a new blog. Currently, I am hosting it on a free blogger platform. Later on, I will move on to Bluehost hosting.

Plans

Now, I am using Bluehost shared WordPress hosting basic plan for $3.95/month. This is very popular with beginners bloggers. Most of the bloggers start their journey with this plan, and as the day passes, their blog becomes popular, they will upgrade their hosting. If you see the shared hosting plans, it starts from the $3.95, but on a particular day you will get it at $2.95, so I would suggest you wait for that specific day it will save your $12.

The basic plan has one limitation which I am facing now, and we can host only on the website on this plan. If you want to host more site, then you have to upgrade it t plus plan which offers unlimited websites to host. This is the most popular plan as people want to host more sites on the same hosting.

bluehost web hosting plan and features

Here are some exciting features of Bluehost WordPress hosting

  • User-friendly Cpanel anyone will understand.
  • Excellent support on call as well as Live chat.
  • Very cheapest web hosting that anyone can afford.
  • Plans starting from $2.95/month
  • Recommended by WordPress.
  • Thirty days of money back guarantee.

Cpanel

This is a snapshot of Bluehost shared hosting Cpanel. You can see everything is organized very well. Even the first time users will get understood easily.

In Bluehost Cpanel you will get a File manager, so you won’t need to open the FileZilla each time. You can upload and download the file from Cpanel itself.

All the applications are categorized into sections like email, marketing, SEO, etc. so that you would able to find it.

bluehost cpanel

Read my recent reviews:

Overall I am delighted with the Bluehost shared WordPress hosting. After a few days again, I will update this post with new experiences about support and performance. Meanwhile, if you are using Bluehost WordPress Hosting, then let us know your experience with Bluehost.

Bluehost is a popular WordPress hosting company recommended by WordPress.Bluehost offers various types of hosting including shared web hosting, dedicated hosting, VPS hosting, etc.
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Amit Kharbade

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Engineer, Blogger, Writer, and the man behind ScrollBucks. Amit has been contributing to ScrollBucks since 2014. He is writing about Blogging, Adsense Guide, WordPress tutorials, Affiliate marketing, and reviews.

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