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All of you are certainly familiar with the term cloud by now and know that is has something to do with getting your computing done on servers placed and maintained by a third-party service provider. There are two parts to cloud web hosting. There is one where the services for your company are hosted in a cloud and run on the internet. image There is another part of cloud hosting which is hosting a company website data on a set of connected servers which form the cloud. Bluehost hosting offers you flexible packages of shared hosting, cloud web hosting, virtual private servers, and dedicated web hosting.

The cloud web hosting option is the most preferred one for the kind of facilities it offers. Companies can get the advantage of scalability with this option, at a very reasonable price. Let us see what makes Bluehost the choice of many companies. Bluehost web hosting probably offers the most competitive pricing when it comes to the cloud hosting type. They have three plans namely starter, performance, and Business Pro. Their promotional pricing is valid for your first term with the company. Thereafter, the rates will increase but still remains competitive. You can talk to the Bluehost sales team regarding this matter.

They are very responsive. image Bluehost offers one, two, and three-year terms for web hosting. The promotional pricing will be valid for the term you choose. There are some charges for registering and domain name changes. They offer free domain name for the first year after which it is chargeable. The terms mentioned above are for the cloud hosting, but the charges for the shared hosting are also one of the best among the site hosting companies. Despite the competitive pricing Bluehost hosting offers very good features. You don’t have to search for the features information which is easily available for customers to assess and decide. The transparency of the provider is one of the best features.

Bluehost offers unlimited storage for both the Performance and Business Plus plans and 100 GB for the starter plan. The bandwidth is unmetered across all the plans. The terms and conditions specify very clearly what unlimited and unmetered mean. There are no arbitrary parameters with this hosting company. If there are any issues with your usage, they contact you directly and explain the situation. Even in the shared web hosting plan Bluehost web hosting offers an excellent uptime of 99.99% which is above the industry average of 99.94%. There are very few outages. Though there were some serious issues due to many DDoS attacks they have since recovered and maintain the best uptime among the various providers. Their page loading speeds have also improved considerably in the past one year and rank third among the major providers of web host web hosting services. Bluehost web hosting offers many tools to prevent common cyber-attacks. You can password protect your directories and create IP address blacklists. Two-factor authentication facility is available with your account and token validation is integrated into your website. Bluehost hosting is one of the best for the money you pay. They offer many features for the price they charge. With excellent uptime and speeds, they are the number one web hosting provider.

For the commitment-phobic among you, Bluehost offers a 30-day money back guarantee, allowing you to take their services for a spin before committing your hard-earned cash. While this guarantee isn’t quite as extensive as other competitors, like Dreamhost which offers a 97-day money back guarantee, 30 days is more than enough time to determine whether or not Bluehost is the right provider for you. The money back guarantee doesn’t apply to add-on products like domains. 15.99 from the total amount of your refund as a domain fee. The company claims that this is to "cover their costs" while ensuring that your chosen domain name isn’t lost. It’s important to note that newly registered domains can’t be transferred until a 60 day registration period has passed.

Although Bluehost has seen an astronomical improvement in its customer support response rate in recent months (in fact they have a near-perfect internal customer review score), the quality of their customer support is still lagging behind its contemporaries. While the customer support team can now handle inquiries with lightning-fast speed, I found that some of the more technical questions eluded support representatives and required multiple inquiries to resolve. An advantage is that their YouTube channel DOES contain tons of helpful tutorial videos. So if you don’t mind rolling up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, you can probably resolve 90% of your potential problems by yourself. But just how cheap?

2.75 a month comes with a few strings attached. Namely, it requires a three-year commitment. At this point, only HostGator Cloud allows for hosting periods as short as 1-3 months. image Most of the web hosting providers we’ve reviewed will happily help you move an existing site from its current location to their service. After all - it’s a quick procedure to get you to switch companies and become their loyal customer for the next few years. Unfortunately, Bluehost is not one of those companies. 149.99 to do something that most provide gratis. And they will not transfer more than 5 sites and 20 email accounts. Again - it’s something that most hosting providers are all too happy to provide complimentary because you’re signing up for their service for the long-term.

Bluehost provides three shared web hosting options to choose from. Please note that advertised pricing below is a low introductory rate for a three-year term. Rates for shorter plans cost more and you can’t get anything with less than 12 months. Also, the word ‘unlimited’ doesn’t always mean unlimited (as discussed in the last section). Basic plan: For 2.75 per month, you get one website max, 50GB storage, and ‘unlimited’ bandwidth. You also get 5 email accounts (with a max storage of 100MB each). 5.45 per month provides 10 websites, 150GB storage, and ‘unlimited’ bandwidth. You also get 100 email accounts of 500MB each.

5.45 per month, providing ‘unlimited’ websites, storage, bandwidth, email account and email storage. You need to pay for three years at once to enjoy the advertised price for their shared hosting plans. It will cost much more if you choose a shorter duration. Please note that the minimum duration you can pay for is 12 months. Ease of Sign-up: Easy two-page sign-up process. Payment Methods: Major credit cards and PayPal. Hidden Fees and Clauses: The low introductory starting rate for three years minimum (with renewal plans that jump). And that whole, "We’ll delete your account if you go over 1,000 database tables or 3GB total database," thing.

Upsells: Some Upsells. But it’s common in the web hosting industry, so don’t worry about it. Account Activation: Most users enjoy instant activation. If the information is inaccurate or there’s suspicion of fraud, activation might get delayed. Control Panel and Dashboard Experience: Simple and easy-to-use control panel. Installation of Apps and CMSs (WordPress, Joomla, etc.): Mojo Marketplace makes app installation quick and easy! Do We Recommend Bluehost? It’s the best in uptime and reliability (next to HostGator Cloud) and the speed isn’t bad either. They’re cheap and it’s easy to get started. In overall, Bluehost is our TOP 1 host and you shouldn’t go wrong with it. P.S. Have you used Bluehost before? Please consider leaving a review below - good or bad - doesn’t really matter until it’s helpful to our visitors. Thanks for your support!

The most crucial factor, when deciding on a web hosting-host is UPTIME! Uptime ensures that, your site is up and running when someone attempts to visit you site.

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