Bluehost Wordpress Hosting Plans and Free SSL


Author: Amit - SEO Expert
Bluehost Wordpress Hosting Plans and Free SSL
There are many Web hosting companies out there, and each one has its pros and cons. I mostly deal with web hosting for WordPress, and when it comes to shared hosting, there are many companies that offer top-notch hosting a WordPress blog.  Bluehost is one such hosting company.
 
Bluehost has created a name for itself with outstanding server performance & in the past 16 years, they have contributed a lot to the WordPress eco-system. Today I will be sharing a detailed analysis & complete review of Bluehost hosting, and you can decide if this hosting is right for you or not.
 

What should we look for in web hosting service?

  • Reliability to keep site always running
  • Affordability so that it doesn’t screw up our budget
  • Support when we face technical issues.
  • Hardware offering to ensure we are using the best server quality
  • SSL secure

Review of Bluehost Shared Hosting:

 
Bluehost offers various hosting packages including shared hosting, VPS hosting, WordPress managed web-hosting and dedicated hosting. Bluehost’s shared hosting package is perfect for your new blog & it comes in 3 different packages.
 
Before I get into detail regarding Bluehost, let me start with the basics. As a WordPress blogger, whenever I evaluate a hosting company I measure its value based on several parameters:
 
  1. Hosting optimized for WordPress
  2. Pricing
  3. Disk space
  4. Email
  5. Ease of use
  6. Custom Support

Is Bluehost a reliable hosting for WordPress?

 
Bluehost’s easy installation and nice, simple interface allowed me to install WordPress in less than five minutes! You can read more in this guide on how to install WordPress on Bluehost.
 
The best thing about Bluehost is that their servers are well optimized for a WordPress blog, and this is one of the reasons they are a top recommended hosting service on the official WordPress hosting resource page (see the above screenshot).
 
For a reliable WordPress host, apart from running the latest version of PHP and MYSQL, servers should be configured to handle the extra load that typically occurs with WordPress.  I can verify that Bluehost handles it all very well.
 
Is Bluehost a reliable hosting for WordPress?
 
Bluehost’s easy installation and nice, simple interface allowed me to install WordPress in less than five minutes! You can read more in this guide on how to install WordPress on Bluehost.
 
The best thing about Bluehost is that their servers are well optimized for a WordPress blog, and this is one of the reasons they are a top recommended hosting service on the official WordPress hosting resource page (see the above screenshot).
 
For a reliable WordPress host, apart from running the latest version of PHP and MYSQL, servers should be configured to handle the extra load that typically occurs with WordPress.  I can verify that Bluehost handles it all very well.
 

Free SSL Certificate:

 
Google is very serious about the security of netizens & this is why they have made an SSL certificate as one of the search engine ranking factor. Bluehost offers free SSL certificate to every new & existing user. This is very important for any blogger who is starting a new site on Bluehost or migrating an existing website to Bluehost.
 
For the new site, Bluehost will automatically install & configure SSL certificate. 
 

How much does Bluehost cost per month?

 

Basic ₹199.00/mo

1 Website

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Plus ₹299.00/mo*

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Choice Plus ₹399.00/mo*

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Depending upon the plan you pick, it could cost you starting from Rs.199 onward. Since Bluehost introductory price is applicable only on the first term, you should get hosting for 2-3 years term to make most out of this special pricing.
 
Bluehost Monthly payment option:
Bluehost only offers the following terms for hosting purchase:
 
  • 12 months
  • 24 months
  • 36 months
  • 60 months
Unfortunately, Bluehost does not offer a monthly payment option.
 

Bluehost Uptime:

There is one rule of any reliable hosting “Your website should never go down due to hosting issues”.
 
I have heard mix reviews about Bluehost Uptime, fortunately, my experience on a Bluehost shared hosting package has been pleasant.
 
With zero downtime in last 178 days is worth a praise. The credit goes to their recent server architect improvement. Usually, I don’t have high expectations from EIG owned companies, but Bluehost has turned out to be the black swan of EIG owned hosting company.
 
However, you should definitely keep a check on how you are designing your website. Especially a lot of WordPress users end up using too many plugins which eventually lead to the server crash.