Think of your website as a store where you welcome customers and guide them through your product offerings. T-shirts are on this shelf, hats on that one, and over here by the window, you’ll show off your featured items. Before you opened the door for the first time, you came up with a name and rented a space where customers could easily find you. When you pay for web hosting, you’re simply renting space on a server that stores those files and delivers your content on-demand.

What is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is much the same. Your merchandise or services are represented by images, videos, and hundreds of lines of code. You’re going to need a secure place to store all of those files, where they can be easily found by customers searching for what you sell. Web hosting takes care of this for you. 

Whenever a shopper types in your web address, your domain name is converted to an IP address associated with those stored files, and voila, up comes your site. Just like you would with a brick-and-mortar shop, you’re going to need to select the type of web hosting that best suits your budget and performance requirements.

  • Shared Hosting is the most common type of cheap web hosting, with several customers sharing storage space on one powerful server.
  • Dedicated Hosting works well for high-volume businesses, giving them their own server space.
  • VPS Hosting (Virtual Private Server) includes all the features of a dedicated server without the price.

How do I Find the Right Provider?

When searching for the best web hosting services, you first need to determine what kind of website you’ll be building. Do you need a shopping cart or an easy way to update your blog? Do you publish updates yourself, or do you pay someone else?

Based on your marketing forecasts, can you estimate what kind of bandwidth you’ll need?

If you expect traffic surges in response to online promotions, you’ll need adequate bandwidth so your customers don’t experience slow page loads. Can you create email addresses using your domain? How many? As your team grows, you’ll want the option to provide them with branded email addresses.  

Do they provide SSL Certificates? And what kind of support is available if you get stuck?

Bluehost will help you choose the perfect plan for your needs. And once you decide, they’ll be available to help you every step of the way.

Who is BlueHost?

Bluehost is a leader in the web hosting industry, providing hosting solutions for over 2 million global customers. Founded in 2003 by Matt Heaton and Danny Ashworth, Bluehost has operated with a single guiding mission: to empower people to fully harness the web. By developing comprehensive tools for both novices and pros, Bluehost helps business owners thrive in an online economy.

Bluehost has remained committed to its partnership with WordPress for over ten years. An in-house team of dedicated WordPress experts provides customer support for first-time and experienced users.

With a development team experienced in optimizing over 80 open-source platforms, Bluehost is the world’s leading solution for open-source implementation and development. Often developed over collaborative public platforms, open-source software copyright holders grant other users the rights to use, alter, and distribute their source code. 

Tools and Features 

  1. Affordable, starting as low as $2.95 a month
  2. Unlimited domain hosting, file transfer, email accounts, and hosting space
  3. Free domain names, site builders, and instant setup.
  4. 24/7 support
  5. 30-day money-back guarantee
  6. $200 bonus to use on all major advertising channels (Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  7. Four different hosting options (Shared, Dedicated, VPS, and Reseller)
  8. Simplified interface with automation tools (known as a cPanel)
  9. Guarantees 99.9% uptime

Reasons to Buy

24/7 customer support, speed, security, reliability, and versatility at a cost everyone can afford. Bluehost has been a pioneer in the web hosting industry, with nearly 20 years of experience in the quickly-shifting eCommerce landscape.

 

BlueHost Fees

All Shared Hosting Plans include: 

  • Domain Manager: makes it easy to update, transfer, purchase, and manage your domains, all in one place.
  • Resource Protection: ensures your site’s performance stays protected and unaffected.
  • Scalability: start with what you need and move to more powerful options as your website grows.
  • SSL Certificates: keep personal information, eCommerce transactions, and other sensitive data safe with encrypted connections.
  • Google Ads: give your campaign an extra boost with a Google Ads match credit of up to $150 on your first campaign (valid for new Google Ads customers located in the US).
  • Google My Business: You can list your local business online, including its location and hours, to quickly connect with customers in your area.

SHARED HOSTING PLANS

BASIC

When you need just one site, you will pay $2.95/month for this plan and it auto-renews. 

Top Features
  • 1 Website
  • 0 GB SSD Storage
  • Custom Themes
  • 24/7 Customer Support
Also Includes:
  •   Free Domain (1 year)
  •   Free CDN Included
  •   Free SSL Certificate

PLUS

This plan is meant for those running multiple sites. It also auto-renews and is  $5.45/month* 

Top Features
  •   Unlimited websites
  •   Unlimited SSD Storage
  •   Custom Themes
  •   24/7 Customer Support
Also Includes
  •   Free domain (1 year)
  •   Free CDN Included
  •   Free SSL Certificate
  •   Free Office 365 (30 days)

CHOICE PLUS (Recommended)

This plan comes with added privacy and security features. $5.45/mo* and auto-renews. 
Top Features
  •   Unlimited Websites
  •   Unlimited SSD Storage
  •   Custom Themes
  •   24/7 Customer Support
Also Includes
  •   Free domain (1 year)
  •   Free CDN Included
  •   Free SSL Certificate
  •   Free Office 365 (30 days)
  •   Free domain privacy
  •   Free automated backup (1)

 PRO

Get more power with optimized web resources. $12.95/month and Auto-renews.

Top Features
  •   Unlimited Websites
  •   Unlimited SSD Storage
  •   Custom Themes
  •   24/7 Customer Support
  •   Optimized CPU Resources
Also Includes
  •   Free domain (1 year)
  •   Free CDN Included
  •   Free SSL Certificate
  •   Free Office 365 (30 days)
  •   Free domain privacy
  •   Free automated backup (1)
  •   Free Dedicated IP

WordPress Offer through BlueHost

Starting at $8.99 $2.95/month 

DEDICATED HOSTING PLANS

Standard

$79.99/month*

  •   4 cores @ 2.3 GHz
  •   500GB (Mirrored) Storage
  •   4 GB RAM
  •   5 TB Bandwidth
  •   3 IP Addresses

Enhanced

$99.99/month*

  •   res @ 2.5 GHz
  •   1TB (Mirrored) Storage
  •   8 GB RAM
  •   10 TB Bandwidth
  •   4 IP Addresses

Premium

$119.99/month*

  • 4 cores @ 3.3 GHz
  • 1TB (Mirrored) Storage
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 15 TB Bandwidth
  • 5 IP Addresses

Payline + BlueHost

Add Payline payment processing to your Bluehost website hosting accounts to provide your customers with simple and safe payment transactions. Our plans integrate easily with Bluehost Web Hosting Plans to complete your fully functional eCommerce website. Add that extra layer of fraud protection with Payline’s payment processing services.

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