Venas News has been a customer of Bluehost ever since 2015 and I would like to give my honest web hosting review.
I was hosting my website with another local hosting company. After several downtimes, I decided to move five of my seven websites to Bluehost.I was referred by a friend who was hosting at Bluehost’s shared hosting plan.
During migration I had to look for an expert to do the work for me(you can write an email to [email protected]) to get the contacts of the expert. The process of migrating the websites took two days, because one of the websites had a lot of data.
After migration was complete, I was satisfied my websites were okay. One thing that was exciting about the hosting is that all my websites were hosted in a single shared hosting plan which I purchased for $270 per year-you can see the plan here.
All my websites did not give me any headache until one of my websites,venasnews.co.ke started receiving traffic spikes.On a single day the website could receive up to 60,000 visits. Since the server resources were limited, the website started going down frequently until I decided to migrate it to Kinsta,which is the best web hosting company for WordPress sites-you can see Kinsta hosting plans here
After I migrated one of my websites to Kinsta,I left 4 at Bluehost. The four were those with low traffic.I can say up to now,I am comfortable with both Kinsta and Bluehost.
But why do I recommend Bluehost?I would say Bluehost shared hosting plan is very cheap especially for small websites.The good thing about this plan is that I pay $270 once a year and host up to 20 websites in the same plan.
The next thing I like about Bluehost is that 99.9% uptime is almost guaranteed as long as your websites are not viral, but when your website becomes viral move to Kinsta, which has powerful servers.
At Bluehost you can install an SSL certificate,SiteLock and many other security features that other hosting companies lack.
But besides the pros of Bluehost, the company has few cons.One of the problems I have experienced at Bluehost is that their Chat is not as efficient as it ought to be.You can initiate a chat and wait for their representative for up to 1 hour.Another con is that the more your sites grow the more you pay,until you are told to upgrade to Dedicated Servers
All in all, I can give Bluehost above 90 %.