Why I Decided to Renew My Web Hosting with BlueHost

by Fabrizio Van Marciano on October 7, 2011


Last week I just briefly mentioned that the blog had hit one-year old on the .net domain, in which I was very happy to renew my domain and web hosting service with BlueHost. Here are a few reasons why I decided to stay with BlueHost for another year.

BlueHost in terms of size and authority on the web is second to HostGator whom I’m also a fan of, I’ve used both of these hosting companies and to be really honest with you, it’s pretty hard to divide the two services, well that’s my opinion anyway.

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If I had to really choose then I’d go for BlueHost, as I’ve found their customer service support to be pretty flawless in any case. Their online support team have always been helpful, and throughout the last 12 months or so they’ve also solved some technical issues I had with my blog at the start, (where after a few months of blogging on Magnet, I accidentally deleted the whole blog altogether with no backup) luckily for me BlueHost had a backup of my blog ready to restore for me… phew!

Their uptime has been damn close to 100% throughout the 12 months, only being offline for 4 hours, due to BlueHost moving their servers to a new home, so it does exactly what it says on the tin… 99.9% network uptime guaranteed.

The BlueHost C-Panel is a godsend to play around with, offering some great tools and services, such as WordPress one-click installation using SimpleScripts, and IP Deny Manager which has come very useful for blocking unwanted IP’s from accessing the blog.

Here is a quick recap of what BlueHost can offer –

  • Unlimited Domain Hosting
  • Unlimited GB Hosting Space
  • Unlimited GB File Transfer
  • Unlimited E-mail Accounts
  • Free Domain
  • Free Site Builder w/ templates
  • Secure Shell, SSL, FTP, Stats
  • CGI, Ruby (RoR), Perl, PHP, MySQL
  • $75 Free Google Credit
  • 99.9% Network Uptime Guarantee

For $6.95 per month, both you and I know that there are far cheaper options out there, but I’m one of those people that don’t like paying cheap prices, especially for web hosting. If you value your blog then I’m sure you’ll understand :)

I’m also a BlueHost affiliate and although I don’t promote them as much as I promote DreamHost’s services, as they offer affiliates better facilities for earning revenue, I did earn a commission of $65 for a single referral made in the 12 months of being with BlueHost, so actually did save myself some money in the end.

If you’re looking for affordable web hosting for your WordPress blog project then consider BlueHost. If you’d much prefer an alternative then I’d really recommend using either DreamHost or HostGator.

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Fabrizio Van Marciano is a successful international selling artist, fulltime blogger and online entrepreneur working from his home studio in North Cornwall, England. Fabrizio enjoys sharing tips, advice and tutorials on all aspects of online marketing, small business marketing, blogging, WordPress, social media, web designing and making money online. You can follow Fabrizio on Twitter & Facebook.

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Raj October 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I have renewed Bluehost accounts for two times, and I can agree to what you say. With hosting, its very important to go with the right host the first time itself as shifting a blog (with lot of images) is going to be very difficult after a couple of years. Since I found bluehost, there is no need for me to think about shifting at all! Their customer service, as you mention, is just too good. You just need to chat with them and they solve your issues immediately.

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