Endurance International Group (EEG), which owns many hosting companies (such as HostGator or iPage) and has a significant market share, owns Bluehost. They have the financial wherewithal to invest millions in marketing. That’s most likely why there are so many (overly) good Bluehost reviews online. I read a few of the reviews, and most of the praise about their fantastic support (really? ), reasonable costs, and scalability possibilities. However, there is little mention of their genuine shortcomings in those assessments.
From domain names to dedicated servers, this US-based hosting company offers a wide range of hosting-related services. Let me quickly go over their extensive library.
Domain names: You can buy domain names straight from Bluehost, even though they are not the cheapest domain name registrar. At renewal, they start at $17.99 per year. Namecheap is a personal favorite of mine for domain names because it is less expensive and easier to operate.
Shared hosting: Unless you’re in charge of a very large project or need to fiddle with your server’s configuration, a shared hosting plan is a way to go. Consider it as sharing an apartment: you’ll share a server (flat), but you’ll have your hosting area (room) – it’ll be less expensive, but it’ll be noisy. Bluehost’s shared hosting plans range from $8.99 to $25.99 per month.
WordPress hosting: Bluehost offers WordPress-specific hosting. It’s designed for WordPress sites and includes features like a staging area. It’s a touch pricy, starting at $29.99 a month, which is more than SiteGround.
VPS: A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a hybrid of shared and dedicated hosting (read below). You’ll share a server with other clients, but your projects and theirs will be separated by a (virtual) wall. This form of hosting is ideal for individuals that require unique server configurations (e.g using a particular programming language). Bluehost offers VPS hosting options ranging from $29.99 to $119.99 per month.
Dedicated Servers that are exclusively yours: Appropriate for websites that receive a lot of traffic and/or require a high-performance server. Consider it like having your own home, with no bothersome neighbors or roommates. The cost of dedicated hosting starts at $124.99 per month.