Bluehost is a popular website hosting service, especially among the WordPress crowd. It doesn’t offer a free plan, but its user-friendly WordPress management dashboard is a standout feature that’s well worth the cost. In it, you can monitor WordPress themes and plugins outside of the WordPress environment. If you encounter site errors due to theme or plugin conflicts and can’t log into WordPress, you can troubleshoot and recover your site quickly from the Bluehost dashboard.
You can install various website apps, such as Joomla and Drupal onto Bluehost, but it’s not as simple to manage as other services. WordPress seems to be the focus of Bluehost’s web hosting services and it truly excels here. Its Basic hosting plan supports one website, all others support unlimited websites. Bandwidth is unmetered, meaning you don’t pay based on traffic, but excessive traffic could force an upgrade to a higher plan, virtual private service (VPS) or dedicated servers.
All Bluehost plans give you a free domain SSL certificate, unlimited email accounts, free Yoast SEO tools, 24/7 phone and chat support and a helpful knowledgebase. All plans have a 30-day money-back guarantee:
- Basic: $2.95 per month paid annually;, renews at $9.99 per month
- Plus: $5.45 per month paid annually; renews at $14.99 per month
- Choice Plus: $5.45 per month paid annually; renews at $18.99 per month
- Pro: $13.95 per month paid annually; renews at $28.99 per month
24/7 live phone and chat, plus a knowledge base with tutorials and videos.
Bluehost doesn’t publish uptime statistics but claims that issues typically are resolved within 15 minutes.
Learn more: Read our full Bluehost review.
Who should use it:
Bluehost is a good choice for WordPress users who don’t mind paying for hosting and for new users who want user-friendly WordPress management and on-demand customer support.