Bluehost Cloud Hosting Review

Bluehost.com Are a Genuine Contender

Overall Review

As a great hosting provider, Bluehost continues to bring exceptional offerings to the customer. With a wide array of features and service offerings, Bluehost handles every aspect of the customer’s hosting needs both now and moving forward. Closely competing in the same market area as FatCow, Bluehost has become a solid choice for small, medium and even large sized organization.

Bluehost continues to bring exceptional offerings to the customer

With solid technology at their backbone and an excellent customer service record, Bluehost is capable of supporting customer needs both now and in the future. Remember, as with any provider, it’s always important to review the detailed service and hosting offerings. Although Bluehost certainly has a wide array of services, these are not all encompassing and do have some limitations.

Feature Set Review.

A truly feature-rich provider, Bluehost brings numerous tools to the customer. By leveraging various components within the Bluehost management portal, the user is able to easily build their website, manage statistics, and optimize SEO.

In fact, one of the few lacking features within the Bluehost management interface is the lack of marketing development tools. Still, there are numerous other key features which users can leverage.

  • Bandwidth – Unlimited
  • Storage – Unlimited
  • MySQL Usage – Unlimited
  • Hosted Domains – Unlimited
  • Email Mailboxes – Unlimited
  • FTP Accounts – Unlimited

Although very thorough, both International Domains as well as the Windows Hosting platform are not supported as of yet. Bluehost would have received an almost perfect rating if these things were in place.

Usability and Scalability Review

Scaling with the Bluehost platform couldn’t be easier. With numerous unlimited components, customers are able to add and scale their hosting needs as their business requires. Furthermore, Bluehost representatives are always ready to help with specific feature additions and package modifications. The site is easy to manage and navigate and the user management console is very intuitive.

Although scaling is made simple by Bluehost – it is limited. Remember, the following two components are not quite there yet for Bluehost:

  • International Domain Support – No
  • Windows Hosting Support – No

The workaround is easy – simply plan around your deployment and ensure that your plans will not be affected by these small limitations.

Support Review

Bluehost has an expansive support offering which will never leave the customer out in the rain. As a growing organization, Bluehost prides itself on the customized ability to help out each and every prospective and current customer. Outside of a blog/forum, Bluehost has every other customer and technical support option. Their support offerings includes the following:

  • Email Support – Yes
  • Phone Support – 24/7
  • Video Tutorials – Yes (these are brilliant)
  • Knowledgebase – Yes
  • Live Chat/Interactive Support – Yes

Their tutorials are thorough and the knowledgebase is easy to navigate should there be any questions. Outside of that, reaching a support representative is quick and painless with the answer usually coming from the front-line person.


BlueHost is quickly establishing itself as a growing market leader in the provider space. Their great support staff and easy-to-navigate site make creating a cloud presence all that much easier.

  • Small and medium organizations
  • Some large enterprises
  • Linux environments
  • Start-ups
  • Sole-proprietors
  • E-Commerce sites

Bluehost has been providing quality web hosting solutions to businesses and individuals since 1996.

“Our goal is to provide outstanding services for the best possible price. To achieve these goals we are constantly innovating and upgrading our services at no additional cost to our customers. Come and join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how we can help you with your site.”

Bluehost facilities include our 50,000 square foot headquarters with two secondary data centers locations totaling over 20,000 square feet of data center space. “We provide UPS power, diesel generators, and multiple 10 gigabit fiber connections to locations all over the world. We want you to be a success with your website and hope that our first rate facilities, technology, and great people will be the solution that will help drive that success!”

Bluehost’s technology is really what sets them apart from other companies. Bluehost has their own datacenter, built their own servers, they have their own nationwide fiber network, and they built their own custom Linux kernel. In short, because Bluehost handles every aspect of your hosting you can feel confident that if there is a problem that you won’t have to deal with 5 different companies to get your problem solved.

 

Bluehost offer a great feature they call the “Online Demo Site” where you can
basically test drive the cPanel. Take a look at it here.

Certified and Independent Review

Bluehost.com cloud hosting review conducted by the BestCloudHosting.com industry analyst team in February 2014.