When it comes to choosing a reliable hosting company for your website, whether for business or personal blogging use, you’ll find there’s certainly no shortage of options available today.
In fact, there’s so many hosting companies all claiming to be the “best” that choosing a host can be downright confusing.
Although I offer and provide my clients with business-class hosting on my dedicated servers, it’s not always the best fit (or least expensive option) for everyone. Over the years I’ve worked extensively with many hosting companies including HostGator, GoDaddy, DreamHost, 1&1, Network Solutions, Squarespace and iPage, to name a few, and Bluehost surpasses them all on many fronts.
Of course Bluehost provides all of the features that you would expect from any large hosting company such as;
- Unlimited domain hosting – host 1, 10 or 100 websites under one account
- Unlimited hosting space – host videos, pictures & more without exceeding bandwidth
- Unlimited file transfer – upload, share and download large files without limitations
- Unlimited email accounts – setup 1 or 100 email accounts on your domain
- Free domain name registration – get a new, free domain or use your existing one
- Free site builders – 1-click installs for WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart & more
- Free instant setup – Have your account ready for use in minutes
However, there are a few key reasons that I recommend Bluehost exclusively to all of my clients for their business or personal website needs:
Awesome 24/7 Account Support
While many companies claim “24/7 support – we’re here to help you!”, when you actually need that help you quickly find that you’re referred to an online support ticket system, or worse, transferred to an outsourced call center in a foreign country. This is not the case with Bluehost – when you call they pickup, day or night. Their support staff is friendly, knowledgeable and based in the United States. In addition, they have an excellent online chat support system.
No Hassle Money-Back Guarantee
This is a benefit that you won’t find with many hosting companies. If you’re not satisfied with Bluehost services they quickly provide a refund without a hassle. Even if you’re 6 months into your 12 month plan, you’ll receive a prorated refund for the remainder of your hosting term. This is valid not only for their hosting services but their add-on services as well. A client of mine recently stopped processing secure information over their website and no longer needed their SSL certificate – Bluehost quickly processed a prorated refund for the remaining term of the SSL before we even hung up the telephone.
No Adult, Hate or Malicious Websites
This is one of the primary reasons why I recommend Bluehost to my clients – Bluehost doesn’t allow adult or hate related websites or malicious content on their servers. This is important in a shared hosting environment when you’re sharing an IP block with hundreds if not a thousand other websites. You wouldn’t want to open your brick-and-mortar location next to an adult video rental store, right? Treat your virtual storefront in the same respect. If adult related content is what your business specializes in, then you’ll want to look at an alternative host such as HostGator or DreamHost.
Excellent Hosting Performance
Great performance is something that you would expect from any hosting company, however that’s not always the case. Many shared hosting services have much smaller operations than Bluehost, for example, and overcrowd their server nodes with thousands of hosting accounts. This reduces overall server performance including resolve times and up-times which means your website is slower and unavailable more frequently. Hosting over 2 million websites and counting, Bluehost has a massive operation with the latest hardware and software technology that’s constantly being maintained and upgraded. In addition, they provide excellent dedicated and virtual private servers for businesses that require even more performance.
My customers count on me not only for their website design and development needs, search engine optimization and other services, but also to point them in the right direction of reliable services that are beneficial for their business. As such, I’m extremely particular when it comes to recommending any products or services and is why I confidently recommend Bluehost.
You’ll typically find Bluehost’s $8.99/month package discounted to $6.99, however through the button below you can grab a discounted rate of $4.95 and sometimes $3.95/month. Click the button below to visit Bluehost and see the current discounted rate:
Not sure what kind of hosting package or provider may be a good fit for you? Drop a comment below or fill out my contact request form and I’ll personally get back to you.