BlueHost Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 43 reviews in 5 languages
5.2
DECENT

Customer score for BlueHost

5
12
SUPERB!
4
2
Good
3
4
DECENT
2
7
POOR
1
18
STAY AWAY

Detailed Scores / Summary

Reply to {{name}}

This is just for security measures, your email will not be used or published.

Share this review

Write a Review on BlueHost

Click here to upload a file
Remove screenshot
+ Add a screenshot
Submit Review Every review is being checked by our team.
If found proper & real it will be posted in up to 48 hours.
Our user’s trust is our #1 priority! So Hosting Companies can't pay to change or delete reviews.
Ina Loreno
United Arab Emirates
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0
NEW

ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC - STOLE MY MONEY AND DOMAIN - NO REFUND

Service used: Dedicated Server
They do not give back my domain although they agreed to my cancellation. Now they also won't refund my money if I won't send over plenty of personal documents (which I see no point to do in) and that means I have lost my domain an...Read More
Heerma Reshma
Australia
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0
NEW

Sh***** service ever!

every time have problems with my emails and when you contact live chat - she don't understand english and repeat the same question over and over and only wasted peoples time and refuse to put me through to someone else to help me and simply stayed quiet for hours

very sh** service!!
F W H
United States
  • Reliability 6.0
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 6.0
  • Support 6.0
  • Features 4.0
6.0

This Host Is Declining In Value

Service used: Shared
Been with BlueHost for 15+ years. They have been good until now. This past year they have shut off my AWSTATS twice. Been in contact with support. They gave me the run-around. Then today, found out from a tech support person, that...Read More
Mark VPS Account
United Kingdom
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0

Appalling Service Each Time We Contact Bluehost

Service used: VPS
Beyond belief the level of incompetence of the support. Don't get me wrong, if you happen to stumble upon a good support person you are ok but it's rare. The chat support is outsourced and they simply don't care. I have often been...Read More
Chuck Carmaicel
Poland
  • Reliability 6.0
  • Pricing 4.0
  • User Friendly 6.0
  • Support 6.0
  • Features 8.0
6.0

My experiences

Service used: Shared
I used this platform for several months. I personally believe that it is disqualified by the number of available functions. Beginners may have trouble finding themselves. The second issue is the 36-month plan. And if someone needs...Read More
Sandy sun
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0

Liar ! Stay away!

Service used: Shared
I find this company very tricky.
First you have to pay first before you can get to browse the website templates.
They give you a free domaine name for 1 year but and policy says that you can cancel in 1 month but then when you cancel in 1 week, they charge $27 for domain name and privacy...
Henry Walter
Bulgaria
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0

Worst host ever!

Service used: Shared
Do not purchase anything from them. I had the worst experience ever and will stay away in future! Support is terrible, communication is terrible, terms and condition terrible, canceling an account - TERRIBLE!
Tae Noyb
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0

Bluehost is the worst company and always try to get you to pay more

Service used: Dedicated Server
Bluehost is HORRIBLE. fair warning. They took my sites down for 2 weeks about Malware issues. After I removed everything over and over again for 4 days, they still told me every time I called that they need to rescan and to have m...Read More
 

Typical BlueHost Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $2.95 - $5.45 3 plans
VPS $19.99 - $59.99 4 plans
Dedicated Server $79.99 - $119.99 3 plans
Cloud Hosting $6.95 - $15.95 3 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.bluehost.com

BlueHost Expert Review 2017

Written by: Max Ostryzhko

BlueHost Rating

  • Reliability
    9.2 / 10
  • Pricing
    8.3 / 10
  • User Friendly
    5 / 10
  • Support
    5 / 10
  • Features
    8 / 10
7.1
Rated by Max Ostryzhko

BlueHost: Well-Established, Simple Hosting

BlueHost is one in a group of four hosts all run by the same person (others in the group are HostMonster, JustHost, and FastDomain). BlueHost, the original host established in 1996, is one of the oldest; with over 1 million domains managed, it’s also one of the most popular. But the other services in the group pretty much provide the same features, so just pick the one with the best pricing for you, and realize that you’re tapping into the same resources and brains on the back end. Comparatively, BlueHost is the most expensive, but it has the best name recognition. The company knows what features are most popular, and they offer a low price for those features. The basics are provided – unlimited domains, emails, bandwidth, and disk space – and BlueHost throws in the free domain name when you purchase a year of hosting. For users who want the capability to handle mega-bandwidth, like businesses with robust e-commerce needs, there is a more expensive pro-level plan with SSL, a dedicated IP address, and a stronger CPU.

Uptime & Reliability

Compare
9.2

Basically Perfect

Bluehost doesn’t promise a specific number in terms of uptime percentages, but they claim to be the best in the business. Our tests show 99.9% uptime for BlueHost.com. Users can boost security with SSL and SSH encryption, their servers utilize 10 GB connections, they have a UPS power backup system, and a super-strong server. Still, there’s a plethora of former customers out there who gripe about the slow load time.

Features

Compare
8

Oodles of Features

In addition to the unlimited basics, BlueHost has all sorts of neat features available like support for multiple types of coding (like PHP, Perl 5, Python, Javascript, and Flash). There’s also an easy website builder with templates, e-commerce, and media options for users who want a website but aren’t familiar with coding,

Feature Description
Disk SpaceYou are allowed unlimited disk space with all BlueHost accounts.
Website BuilderBluehost includes a slim version of website builder Weebly, which allows you to build a six page website for free, then you can pay to create more than that. Also, Wwith a single click you can install simple script applications that build sites like WordPress.
Email AccountsYou are allowed unlimited email accounts with all BlueHost accounts, plus POP, IMAP, and a trio of webmail options.
Shopping CartsBlueHost gives you the option of choosing between OS Commerce Shopping Cart, Agora, Cube Cart, or Zen Cart.t
StatsBlueHost gives you the option of choosing betwee Awstats and Webalizer to keep an eye on your website traffic.
MySQL databasesYou get MySQL 5 databases with all BlueHost accounts.t
FTP AccountYou are allowed unlimited FTP accounts and access with all BlueHost accounts.
Multiple DomainsYou are allowed unlimited domain hosting with all BlueHost accounts.

Support

Compare
5

Unhappy Former Customers

On paper, Bluehost has everything you could want in terms of support – live 24/7 chat, phone support, a ticketed email system, and a user forum – but looking at online forums, there are a lot of angry and disappointed voices, and the masses usually aren’t wrong. The video tutorial library was pretty weak.

Pricing

Compare
8.3

Standard Pricing, No Moneyback Guarantee

BlueHost’s basic package price is average, but what really stands out is the lack of a money-back guarantee. This is especially bad when you consider the big price break comes with a three year contract: if you sign up for the long-term and suddenly find that your site is down regularly, there’s no way to switch hosts or to get your money back. If you have major bandwidth needs, the pro-level plan isn’t really competitively priced. This is really a better web host for individuals and companies that never anticipate growing past a certain level.

User Friendly

Compare
5

cPanel Crowded with Promos

BlueHost uses cPanel, a familiar interface and the gold standard in control panels. However, BlueHost has so many add-on services available through promotions that they take up too much space in the cPanel, obscure what’s obviously necessary—all in an atempt to get you to shell out more money.

Summary

BlueHost doesn’t cater to any one group in particular: newbies might not get the support they need and may be confused by the crowding from promos. Advanced users might be disappointed with the weak CPU strength and miss some features they need. For the most part, BlueHost does what it says it will; it’s just not boasting of anything too exciting.   Pros

  • Low cost packages
  • Single-click installation of e-commerce solutions
  • Single-click installation of WordPress
  • Unlimited basics (domains, email addresses, bandwidth, disk space)
  • US-based live phone and chat support, plus email tickets
  • Free domain with purchase of one year of hosting

Cons

  • Base price missing lots of good features
  • Mediocre customer support
  • Issues with email service
  • Issues with slow load time
Read the full expert review Visit BlueHost See plans & pricing

BlueHost Prices, Plans & Features - 2017

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Number of Sites Price
50 GB Unlimited Unlimited $2.95
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $5.45
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $5.45

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
30 GB 2 cores 2 GB $19.99
60 GB 2 cores 4 GB $29.99
120 GB 3 cores 6 GB $44.99
240 GB 4 cores 8 GB $59.99

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
5 TB 4 x 2.50GHz 4 GB $79.99
10 TB 4 x 2.50GHz 8 GB $99.99
15 TB 4 x 3.30GHz 16 GB $119.99

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM Bandwidth Price
100 GB 2 cores 2 GB Unlimited $6.95
Unlimited 4 cores 4 GB Unlimited $8.95
Unlimited 6 cores 6 GB Unlimited $15.95
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from BlueHost
Submit a BlueHost Coupon

Server Locations

Provo

BlueHost Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • You may cancel your account anytime and receive a prorated refund.
  • Full refund with if you cancel within the first 30 days, with the exception of the below mentioned domain name policy
  • The remaining balance will be refunded to the current credit card on file. If you paid via Check or Paypal your funds will be refunded using that method.

    • If you received a free domain name from them during your signup and cancel anytime after the first three days, there will be a $14.99 charge for your domain name, which will be your domain name to keep for 1 year

See the complete and updated policy by Blue Host: https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/209‎

BlueHost doesn't suit your needs?

Check Similar Hosting Companies:
462 reviews
From $3.95 / month
539 reviews
From $3.92 / month
258 reviews
From $4.50 / month

Need help with finding the right host for your needs?

Answer a few very simple questions and you'll know Start Now