Tue 13 Oct 2015 | By:

The Pros and Cons to Using Bluehost

Bluehost PricingToday, having a website is not enough if you want to have a successful online presence. What you need is a web hosting service that you can depend on. One that won’t crash or glitch.

That’s where Bluehost comes in.

Bluehost is a web hosting firm that guarantees you of a 99.9% uptime. It ensures users that their websites will always do well in search results (SEO friendly) and you will not have to worry about technical issues or difficulties.

Bluehost also has practical features and affordable prices. Before you choose Bluehost, continue reading to understand all of the Bluehost pros and cons.

Quick Note: If you decide Bluehost is right to host your future website and would like to give it a shot for just $3.49/month, try it risk free with their 30 day month back guarantee. Enjoy!

The Pros of Bluehost

1) Affordable pricing

Bluehost has one of the most affordable plans in the web hosting industry. For just $3.49 every month, you can purchase the starter plan which has features such as a 100 GB space, 100 email accounts and 500GB email storage per account and a lot more. It’s not the lowest pricing in the industry – but it is very affordable and reliable. Which is what I find most important.

2) Offers numerous unlimited features

Everything is basically unlimited in Bluehost, it has unlimited hosting space, unlimited transfer file, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited email accounts, unlimited storage and a lot more.

3) Perks and Freebies

The longer you stay with Bluehost, the more perks and freebies you get. Even when you sign-up for their services, you get free branded emails and free web hosting domains. Bluehost also provides you with a free domain name, free site builder and free instant set-up.

4) 24/7 customer support services.

One of Bluehost’s most notable feature is its customer support services which is always available to answer questions and concerns. If you experience technical problems, you can give their customer support team a call/chat and everything will be sorted out.

5) Money-back guarantee in place.

When trying a service or a product you have to look for a money back policy so that if you’re not 100% satisfied, you can get a refund. With Bluehost, you don’t have to worry because it has a 30 day money-back guarantee in place so you can try their services risk-free. No strings attached.

6) Advertising bonuses.

Aside from its freebies and perks, Bluehost also gives you an advertising bonus; for the starter plan the advertising bonus is worth $50. But for the Plus and Business Pro they have $200 worth of advertising bonuses – which can be used on platforms such as Google, Facebook, Bing, Twitter and a lot more.

7) Has different kinds of hosting.

Depending on your hosting needs, you can choose from the following types of hosting: shared hosting, VPS hosting, Dedicated hosting, and Reseller hosting.

8) Uptime guarantee

Unlike other web hosting firms, Bluehost is true to their 99.9% uptime guarantee as you will not experience downtime, crashing and even small loading problems. Bluehost has fast and excellent service based on my experience.

9) Experienced company with proven track record.

Bluehost was established in 1996 and since then it has helped many website owners put their sites online. It has more than 1.9 million websites and growing. Your website (and mine) is in good hands.


The Cons of Bluehost

1) User complaints of slowness.

According to other user reviews, Bluehost has technical problems with their reseller accounts. However that is not the case in my personal experience.

2) Affordable but not the cheapest in the web hosting industry.

Although Bluehost offers affordable plans, it doesn’t have the most affordable price point on the market. There are other web hosting companies that have much lower prices. Bluehost is not the lowest pricing in the industry – but it is very affordable and reliable. Which is what I find most important.

3) Expensive charge for migration.

(Note: Don’t worry about this Bluehost con if you don’t have a website yet.) While some web hosting services offer migration for free, Bluehost charges $99.

4) User complaints of security issues.

Although Bluehost claims that their security measures are one of the best in the industry, there are users who complain about their websites being hacked. This is not the case in my experience, but apparently others have had an issue with security.


BlueHost pricing & guarantee:

Bluehost has three very straightforward plans to choose from: the Starter, the Plus and the Business Pro. Below is a table that has all the complete details of the plans.

Bluehost Plans and Pricing

Bluehost doesn’t have monthly billing, it will only bill you yearly so you don’t have to worry about bills coming in every month. However, in the the table above, the fees are calculated per month, you just have to calculate them according to years.

In my opinion, these prices are reasonable, even the Business Pro plan, considering that you get a lot of features along with them.

If you want the best web hosting company for your business, look into Bluehost. I have been very happy with their services, features, and pricing and will continue to be a customer while I’m still in business.

About Ryan James

Half hardworking hermit, half avid adventurer, Ryan founded Startup Savant to simplify entrepreneurship and pay it forward by donating a portion of all revenue to support children's education via DonorsChoose.org.