BlueHost specializes in shared and dedicated web hosting, cloud hosting and virtual private server hosting, WooCommerce and WordPress hosting. There are four shared web hosting plans but one is the Pro Package which is more like dedicated hosting with a few exceptions. The shared web hosting plans are Basic, Plus and Prime. The third is also known as Choice Plus. The BlueHost Plus hosting plan is for medium sized websites. It is a step up from the Basic plan which is mostly for starters. The Plus web hosting plan is the second most affordable proposition from BlueHost.
Features of Plus Hosting Plan of BlueHost
The Plus web hosting plan is normally priced at $10.99 per month. There is a promotional offer wherein you can sign up for the package for $5.45 per month. You would get to host unlimited websites, in other words domains. There is unmetered website storage space and unmetered bandwidth. A free SSL certificate is included in the price and you can expect standard performance of one or more websites with the plan. Only one domain is included in the plan that covers registration. You can migrate other domains you own or you can purchase new domains and host them using the unlimited websites feature assured by the Plus web hosting plan. You would get unlimited parked domains, unlimited sub domains, unlimited email accounts and unlimited storage space for emails. There are marketing offers worth a total value of $200.
Promotional vs. Regular Plus Hosting Plan
Neither the promotional nor the regular Plus plan has free domain privacy or free dedicated IP. MySQL databases are unlimited but with some applicable terms. You would get SpamExperts but for only one domain. Other domains would not have such support. The promotional offer for Plus hosting plan includes a free SSL certificate but the regular plan does not. You would need to pay for the SSL certificate after the promotional offer is inapplicable beyond the first term. While the registration of one domain is included in both promotional and regular versions of the plan, the latter will have additional costs for registering subsequent domains.
Similar to the Basic plan and others, the Plus hosting plan of BlueHost has three terms. You may choose a twelve months, twenty four months or thirty six months term. The Plus hosting plan of BlueHost, without the promotional offer, costs $12.99 per month for a twelve months term, $11.99 for a twenty four months term and $10.99 for a thirty six months term. You would be paying $5.45 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.
The standard add-ons are available for all clients choosing any of the shared web hosting plans. You can choose to have a dedicated IP for $5.99 per month. You can pay for SSL certificates for sufficient encryption. The cost is $49.99 per year. If you need SpamExperts for more than one site then you can pay $2.99 per month per domain or website. There is no free domain privacy so you can choose to pay $14.88 per year per website. Other add-ons such as SiteLock is priced at $23.88 per domain, Site Backup and Restore Pro costs $35.88 a year and expired Plus accounts are reactivated for $30.00.
Many of the standard terms and conditions are applicable for all shared web hosting plans. You should read these terms and conditions to know the scope of service, the limitations that may or may not be imposed and the obligations on your part. BlueHost Plus hosting plan is a considerable upgrade from the Basic option as it comes with support for multiple websites with unmetered bandwidth and unmetered storage space. The storage space and bandwidth would likely be capped at some stage if your website or websites take up way too much of the available resources. However, the Basic plan will be limited in its utility if you have multiple websites or if you intend to host a website for a massive target audience. Busier websites will fare better with the Plus hosting plan compared with the Basic option. You should also check the availability of the promotional offer at the time of signing up.