BlueHost offers shared web hosting, pro web hosting, cloud hosting, virtual private server hosting, dedicated hosting, WooCommerce hosting and optimized hosting for WordPress. It also registers domain names. There are three shared web hosting plans to choose from. These are Basic, Plus and Prime, which is the same as Choice Plus. There is a Pro package that is also basically shared web hosting but closer to dedicated web hosting. The BlueHost Basic hosting plan is for starters. The entry level plan is the most affordable and it is suitable for anyone using WordPress.
There is a special offer for individuals or businesses using WordPress websites. The BlueHost Basic hosting plan comes with a free domain, automatic installation of WordPress and free SSL. There is round the clock support and a thirty days money back guarantee. The Basic hosting plan is usually priced at $7.99 per month but the introductory offer for new clients using WordPress is $2.95 per month.
Features of Basic Hosting Plan of BlueHost
There is a one click installation of WordPress. The ease with which you can get started with your WordPress website or migrate one from another host to BlueHost is almost unmatched. BlueHost has been rated as the best web hosting solution by WordPress.org. The money back guarantee assures full refund. The plan comes with automatic updates so you would always have the most stable and latest WordPress version. There is a free domain and it can be handy for those starting a new website. Those who have websites already can still use a free domain for any purpose they like. The free SSL certificate assures reliable encryption to protect the data on the website and the transmission between users and the servers.
The Basic plan is for only one website with a storage capacity of 50GB. The bandwidth is unmetered. If you need a standard website to perform reliably then this plan is affordable and relevant. You can host one domain and have five parked domains. The plan facilitates twenty five sub domains. You can create and use five email accounts, each with a storage capacity of 100 MB.
Promotional vs. Regular Basic Hosting Plan
Neither the promotional nor the regular basic plan has free domain privacy or free dedicated IP. MySQL databases are limited to twenty in both. There is no SpamExperts. You cannot host an additional domain with the plan. The basic plan comes with three terms. You may choose a twelve months, twenty four months or thirty six months term. The basic hosting plan of BlueHost, without the promotional offer, costs $8.99 per month for a twelve months term, $8.49 for a twenty four months term and $7.99 for a thirty six months term. You would be paying $2.95 per month for the first term using the promotional offer but the renewal of the term would be at regular prices, unless there is some discount available at the time.
There are some add-ons you can consider with all shared web hosting plans. You can host additional domains at the cost of $15.99 per year of registration. You can get dedicated IP for $5.99 per month. Additional SSL certificates are priced at $49.99 per year. You can add SpamExperts to your Basic hosting account for mail filtering at $2.99 per month per domain. The yearly cost of domain privacy per name is $14.88. SiteLock has an annual cost of $23.88 per domain. You can choose Site Backup and Restore Pro for $35.88 a year. Expired accounts can be reactivated for $30.00.
The Basic web hosting plan needs to be paid for at the time of signing up. Setup fees are not refunded but the monthly cost is refunded in full for accounts canceled in thirty days from the commencement of the service. There are other terms and conditions that are relevant for refunds and pertaining to data storage limitations. While there is a limit of fifty thousand inodes, BlueHost does not alter the available resources by any way of capping or throttling till an account has surpasses two hundred thousand inodes. The cost of the BlueHost Basic hosting plan can be higher than the figures mentioned here, both promotional offer and the regular monthly rate for different terms, in some countries depending on local taxes.