Do you have a wordpress project that’s in need of a host or are you thinking of switching host because you’re sick and tired of the current one you have because they aren’t doing a good job well Bluehost might be a good fit for you today we’re gonna test and review to see if they’re the right hosting company for your website.
This is WordPress hosting reviews where we test and review everything related to WordPress and hosting will give you the pros the cons and everything you need to make the right decision about hosting welcome to WordPress hosting reviews I’m Stephen Johnson so you have your new WordPress site or blog or you’re considering switching hosts and you’ve heard about Bluehost but you don’t know everything about them you know they’ve been around for a while but just 100 not not 100% sure about them well we’re gonna go through them from start to finish right now so a little company overview they were founded in 1996 in Provo Utah so they had definitely had some history and well established and that’s pretty much an eternity in web hosting time.
They have over 50,000 square feet of data center or office space and data centers that total 20,000 square feet and these guys host millions and millions of websites ok so we’re gonna go through some of the pros and cons to Bluehost and then we’re gonna go through with our own personal experience highlighting what we’ve learned over the past three years first step for the pros these guys have very competitive prices they have simple well thought-out plans they host all their own servers.
Their servers are cPanel based and they offer one-click WordPress installs through simple scripts now let’s talk about the cons and there’s really a big one big one which they don’t offer any VPS or dedicated servers so they really geared themselves for the small smaller shared plant now don’t get me wrong you can still run some real traffic through their servers but if you’re talking like a big major website Bluehost is not going to be the one for you so but then again you’re not looking at you know $5 a month shared hosting for that so let’s talk about our Bluehost experience we signed up with these guys for little over three years ago the signup process was very easy straightforward got the account created and then we transferred all of our files and database over to WordPress we were able to do this ourselves without any trouble but they do have texts are able to help you with this tech support will get you up and going when you do have issues and from time to time we forgot to backup a file or something like that in tech support was there for us when we needed them you can reach tech support via phone email instant chat another advantage is they’re a very large company so they do offer 24 by 7 support which is great we talked about the pricing the prices have always been competitive they keep the plans simple so you get everything you need in just their basic plan so you aren’t a lot of add-ons and upsells they do offer a few add-ons but you don’t have to have those to get a good hosting experience is for more specific stuff like ssl certificates and things along those lines so you know we’ve had a really good uptime with Bluehost over the past three years the servers are always been fast and responsive and for WordPress it’s just been a really great fit for us now a couple of the cons that we have noticed with Bluehost if you had a really complicated site you had tons and tons of traffic or concurrent connections or you needed a VPS something kind of out of the ordinary that isn’t a standard WordPress setup well Bluehost probably isn’t going to be the best for you because they do focus on just the shared market.
So what’s good for eighty ninety percent of the people isn’t good good for that small ten percent but like if you are in that ten percent you’re probably looking at more expensive hosting with more advanced features and you might even have a tech staff that your own support staff that’s going to help your website get up and going so you know over the past three years we’ve had a really good experience with Bluehost and they’ve done a great job and particularly on the price and tech support when we’ve needed now let’s go through the prices if you commit to one year it’s going to cost you 695 per month or eighty three dollars and forty cents at signup if you commit to two years you’re going to pay a rate at five dollars and 95 cents a month or you’ll be putting out a hundred and forty two dollars and eighty cents at sign up the last option you can go for a three-year commitment which drops the price to 495 per month or one hundred and seventy eight dollars and twenty cents at signup if I were going to be looking at these prices.
I would either go for the twelve month and get in there as cheap as possible or I would probably opt for the thirty six month plan because that’s just a thirty dollar upgrade from the two year and you get a whole extra year of hosting with these plans you’re going to get unlimited disk space unlimited site transfer and all the other shared hosting plan features that are so common in this in this segment now we have the one upgrade to this plan which is going to cost you nineteen ninety five per month for a 12-month signup which would be two hundred and thirty nine dollars do it sign up and you’re going to get all the standard features plus you’ll also get more CPU you’ll get access to site backup Pro you get a dedicated IP address an SSL certificate and a few other items so that’s what you get with a pro plan now they do offer a few add-ons and you can get site lock which is domain security for $14.99 a year you can get site backup Pro for $13 12.95 a year if you go the pro plan.
You get that for free and the last add-on they have search engine jumpstart which will run you $14.99 per year so should you go with Bluehost well that’s going to be up to you to make that decision but I know for our experience over the past three years blue hostess has very good uptime the servers have been fast tech support has been very helpful and more importantly they’ve been able to answer the questions in a reasonable amount of time to get us back up and going or solve whatever issue we’ve had the prices have been competitive and for us it’s just been a really good experience and with the size of Bluehost we know they aren’t going anywhere they own their own servers and we feel very confident they’re gonna be around in the future so you know we’ve like Bluehost and we’d go with them again if we need to we keep renewing with them so that’s been good so hopefully this review has been helpful making helped you decide what the best choice for you is if you liked this video be sure to like us you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel and share this with your friends everything else if you do have questions or comments put them put them below and we’ll do our best to answer them and you know thank you very much for watching more reviews check them out at our website wptz.com so this has been Steven Johnson for wordpress hosting reviews and we’ll see you next time thanks you.