BLUEHOST Shared Basic

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WEBSITES 1
DOMAINS 1
PARKED DOMAINS 5
SUBDOMAINS 25
BANDWIDTH UNLIMTED
STORAGE 50 GB
DATATBASES 1
EMAIL ACCOUNTS 5

Editorial Reviews of BLUEHOST Shared Basic

teekay

9 reviews

  8/18/2016   Review of BLUEHOST Shared Basic

Editorial Review

I've been a BlueHost customer for over 3 years, running multiple sites on multiple "Basic" hosting plans they offer. Hopefully this review can help some of you.

BlueHost is a HUGE company, and as a result their service is kinda ... meh. They are a decent & cheap hosting option if you're looking to start a website, but that's pretty much all.

My experience with BlueHost has been OK, but not stellar. Most of the time, you wait on hold to get a live body for support. Email support is slow. When you buy a shared plan, they say that you have a lot of disk space and "unmetered" bandwidth, but that's actually bullshit. I've received emails from their "Compliance" department saying that the file count on my plan was over what was allowed, and the only option to keep the plan active was to upgrade to a 30$/month professional plan. So there are definitely some shady upgrade practices at that company. When they say "unlimited", they really mean ... well ... limited.

It's not all negative though. I'm not saying that they scam their users. They do deliver a working server that's easy to manage through cPanel. They also don't harass you like some other hosting companies if you want to cancel your service. You can just set an option to not auto-renew (which is set by default), and they email you a few times before dinging your credit card for the next service period. On the shared plans, site uptime is decent - the servers do go down once in awhile, but overall it's manageable. At a price point of 3-5$ a month, it's hard to beat the price.

I guess in the end, you get what you pay for. These guys are simply "OK" in my mind. If you're looking for a dirt cheap hosting option that works fairly well, it'll do just fine.

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Product Information

Company Name BLUEHOST
Company Homepage URL https://www.bluehost.com
Company Location USA
Server Type Shared
Plan Name Basic
Product URL https://www.bluehost.com/shared

Basic Features

Server OS Linux
Number of Visits (Unlimited?) No
Number of Visits 0
Number of Websites (Unlimited?) No
Number of Websites 1
Domains (Unlimited?) No
Domains Limit 1
Domains Parked (Unlimited?) No
Domains Parked Limit 5
Subdomains (Unlimited?) No
Subdomains Limit 25
Bandwidth (Unlimited?) Yes
Storage Space (Unlimited?) No
Storage Space Limit 50
Dedicated IP Address Included? No
MySQL Databases (Unlimited?) No
MySQL Databases Limit 1
FTP Accounts (Unlimited?) No
FTP Accounts Limit 1

Email Features

Email Accounts (Unlimited?) No
Email Accounts Limit 5
Email Storage (Unlimited?) No
Email Storage Limit 100.00gb

Hardware

CPU Threads 1
Number of CPUs 1
Number of CPU Cores 1.00
CPU Speed 0.00ghz
CPU Brand AMD
RAM 0.00gb
RAM Type Unknown RAM Type
Storage Type SSD, RAID

Extra Features

Server Managed? Yes
Uptime SLA 99.0000%
Free Domain Name Included? Yes
Management Console cPanel
Domain Name Privacy Included? No
SSL Included? No
SSH Access? Yes
CDN Included? Yes
Backup Solution Included? No
Amount of Backup Space 0
Root Access? No
Priority Support Included? No
Script Library Included? No
Script Library Unknown Script Library
Extras Pricing Domain Privacy - $11.88/yr, Site Backup Pro - $35.88/yr, Search Engine Jumpstart $35.88/yr, Sitelock security Find - $23.88/yr,
Server Location USA
Developers Tools List PHP, Perl, Ruby on Rails, Python, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SSI, Cron Jobs

Regular Pricing

Monthly Price 1 Month Term Not Available
Monthly Price 3 Month Term Not Available
Monthly Price 6 Month Term Not Available
Monthly Price 12 Month Term $5.95
Monthly Price 24 Month Term $4.95
Monthly Price 36 Month Term $3.95
Renewal Pricing Clearly Listed? Yes
Monthly Price 1 Month Term Discount Not Available
Monthly Price 3 Month Term Discount Not Available
Monthly Price 6 Month Term Discount Not Available
Monthly Price 12 Month Term Discount Not Available
Monthly Price 24 Month Term Discount Not Available
Monthly Price 36 Month Term Discount Not Available
First Year Total Cost of Ownership for 1 Month Term Not Available
First Year Total Cost of Ownership for 3 Month Term Not Available
First Year Total Cost of Ownership for 6 Month Term Not Available
First Year Total Cost of Ownership for 12 Month Term $71.40
First Year Total Cost of Ownership for 24 Month Term $59.40
First Year Total Cost of Ownership for 36 Month Term $47.40
New Customer Discount Information Not Provided
Payment Options VISA AMEX MasterCard Discover
Money Back Guarantee? Yes
Money Back Guarantee Term 30
Terms and Conditions BLUEHOST Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy URL BLUEHOST Cancellation Policy

Customer Service

24 Hour Support? Yes
Support Hours Not Prvided
Support Type Phone Chat Ticket
Support Location USA
Support Phone 844-460-5814
Live Chat URL BLUEHOST Live Chat
Ticket System URL BLUEHOST Ticket System
Support Email Address support@bluehost.com

Additional Information

Product Description The BLUEHOST Shared Basic hosting plan's lowest price is $3.95 / month. Offered with a 30 day money back guarantee. BLUEHOST offers 24 hour support.
Anything Else Not Provided
Product Image Screenshot BLUEHOST Shared Basic