Bluehost Web Hosting review

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If at first glance it appears that Bluehost shares some similarities with Hostmonster, this is because Bluehost is an alternate branding of Hostmonster. With similar services, the difference between the two “competitors” comes down to price.

Benefits

With Bluehost’s SimpleScripts application you can easily install add-ons to allow for blogging, forums, wiki pages, shopping carts and guestbook support. The shopping cart support is particularly robust with options such as OpenCart and Magento.

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To build your site and get it live, you can choose between the free Concrete5 tool or upgrade to Soholaunch. Each tool appeals to a different level of user, providing something for everyone.

Key features of Bluehost

Bluehost is a good choice for your web hosting service, providing you with some decent features:
SimpleScripts application
Unlimited email accounts
Lots of one-click install extension options
Shopping cart support with OpenCart and Magento
24/7 customer support
SSH support
Automatic and free search engine submission

Pricing

Priced higher than its sister company, Hostmonster, Bluehost costs $6.95/month for a one-year or multi-year plan. A bonus with Bluehost is the free domain registration, domain privacy and domain management services. A 30-day money back guarantee is offered.

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Summary

While Bluehost is price higher than some in the web hosting space, the price is justified when one takes a close look at data transfer speeds. For users with web sites chock full of graphics and photos, the extra $3/month is worth when you know that your site will be loaded quickly and efficiently.

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