Blue Host Basic, $ 2.95/mo. on Linux Shared

Basic (product #35464) has been updated on (added ), Aggregate Rating (4 out of 10 from 6 reviews)
Blue Host
10 Corporate Drive, Suite #300
Burlington , MA 01803
Phone 888-401-4678
  • Plan Name: Basic (sku #p35464)
  • Category: Shared Hosting / Linux
  • Price:$ 2.95/mo.($ 9.99 after 12 mo.) VAT exc | Setup Fee: free
  • Disk Space: 50 GB | Traffic bandwidth: unmetered
  • Server Locations:
  • Payment: Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal
Hosted domains :1
free domains :0
Dedicated IPs :0
Payment Methods :Credit / Debit / Prepaid CardsPayPal
Control Panel :CPanel
Category :BackupWordpress
Support Options :EmailHelp DeskPhone / Toll-FreeAvailable 24/7
Server Locations :United States
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Plan description

Shared Web Hosting Done Right.
When building a website, start here. Our shared service delivers a powerful, proven platform that's perfect for hosting your websites.

Free SSL: Included
Performance: Standard
Parked domains: 5
Sub domains: 25
Email accounts: 5
Email storage: 100 MB per account

Domains: Our domain manager makes it easy to track, update, transfer, purchase, and administer all of your domains in one place. Plus and Business Pro accounts support unlimited add-on and parked domains, subdomains, and even domestic and international domains.

Email: Create and manage unlimited email accounts. Advanced features include forwarding rules and account filters, Secure POP3 and IMAP support, third-party client compatibility, spam protection, and even unique user account controls.

Backups: We automatically create daily, weekly, and monthly backups of your entire account. Easily restore your complete data with the click of a mouse, or use our optional PRO backup service to restore specific files and databases.

Resource Protection: Our technology identifies websites using excessive resources and temporarily re-assigns them to isolated systems. This defends your website performance and mitigates the risk normally associated with shared servers.

Scalability: Start with what you need and move to more powerful options as your website grows. Our custom technology makes it easy to upgrade your account to VPS or dedicated servers in just a click.

Enhanced cPanel: Built on cPanel, we designed an enhanced interface with additional tools that make it easier to manage your websites, domains, emails, files, and more, all from one central location.

Multi-Server Management: Need more than one account? Add shared, VPS, or even dedicated services to your account with ease. Simply log in once and effortlessly manage all of your hosting services in one place.
Access Control

Access Control: Create unique passwords restricting access to different areas of your account. Generate one for billing and ownership information, one for cPanel and server access, and of course a master password for the entire account.

Content Delivery Network: CloudFlare is built directly into your account. An advanced content delivery network, it automatically increases the performance of your site. Enable CloudFlare instantly on any of your websites for free without any coding changes

Advanced Capabilities: Use advanced capabilities like Secure Shell (SSH) access, server-side includes, log file access and web-based managers for files, databases and email. Customize your own .htaccess files, cron jobs and php.ini files.

SSL Certificates: Powered by Let's Encrypt, each SSL Certificate provided helps secure the connection between websites and your visitors. This helps keep personal information, e-commerce transactions, and other sensitive data safeguarded.

Unique IPs: Enable advanced control of ports and further protect your account by securing an IP address assigned to your websites only.

Domain Privacy: Prevent identity theft, spam and phishing attacks by masking the personal information associated with your domain name.

SiteLock: Defend your websites against attacks and malware by detecting and fixing vulnerabilities and threats before they cause problems.

CodeGuard: CodeGuard works behind the scenes, taking daily backups and saving each as a separate version - making it easy to turn back the clock should disaster strike.

Spam Protection: Powered by Google, Postini filters out harmful and unwanted content before it reaches your inbox, isolating quarantined messages for you to review.

Editorial Review

Active since 2003 (when was started by Matt Heaton), BlueHost has become one of the leading hosting providers in the industry. In 2010, they joined the Endurance International Group family of brands and they are also an ICANN accredited registrar (used initially for but also for )

They provide the following web hosting solutions:
  • Shared Hosting;
  • VPS Hosting;
  • Dedicated Servers;
  • Managed Hosting;
  • Domain Registration;
  • WordPress Hosting;

Shared hosting packages are scalable and rich in resources. These are configured to run on SSD infrastructure, secured with SSL certificates implemented for data safeguard and operate on unlimited bandwidth. Except for their entry-level plan, the company provides a series of unlimited features:
  • Unlimited Domains;
  • Unlimited Parked Domains;
  • Unlimited Subdomains;
  • Unlimited Websites;
  • Unlimited storage;

More than that, all plans, except for the basic one, include 1 Microsoft 365 Mailbox (free 30 days) and Spam experts. The two advanced plans are also equipped with domain privacy and site backup (CodeGuard Basic).

VPS servers include one free domain name with access control and file management. These are instantly set up and come with open source technology (OpenStack, KVM virtualization).

Dedicated servers are unmanaged, meaning that you get full control and access on a wide range of resources and features. These also include the multi-server management option where you can add shared hosting, VPS or another dedicated hosting service to the current account and manage everything at once. Security is ensured with spam protection guaranteed by Google, domain privacy + protection and free SSL.

Most Recent Customer Reviews

-anonymous- (terradivision1715@g...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
Global rating
Somehow spam and flood attacks started on my site, I cleaned the comments, then I couldn't cope by myself. Well, at that moment I realized that I still needed to turn to professionals and connected to Blue Host, which I had heard good reviews from my friends not for the first time. I connected quickly enough and the guys solved the problem approximately as quickly, there is nothing more superfluous on the site, which is very convenient.
-anonymous- (jeanlabarb@g...) /
Time Hosted: 1 to 2 years
Global rating
Bluehost is excellent. I tried for a very long time to upload a WordPress premium theme, and it just wasn’t happening. Finally, I decided to call Bluehost. A very lovely young lady answered, “My name is Chris, how can I help you?” Chris took command and knew immediately how to resolve my issue. She was amazing and patient and professional. There were issues with my computer, which hindered the uploading process as well. Chris knew how to get around them and solve the problem. Bluehost is very fortunate to have Chris as a member of their team. Thank you so much.
-anonymous- (gil.shopen@g...)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
Global rating
WORST company ever! non of the word press plugins worked for two weeks ,and no one helped me . the support was terrible and even the CHAT didn't worked . Coudn't work on my website anymore, just paying money for nothing...

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