Reduce your costs and improve your service with Bluehost as your hosting provider.
Whether you are just getting started with your first website or are a seasoned eCommerce veteran, hosting with Bluehost represents an opportunity to improve your bottom-line and the performance of your site(s). Basic packages begin at only $3.95 per/month.
A credible choice for this reason:
Bluehost scores well with independent review services. Non-profit hosting review companies that evaluate providers on performance, reliability, customer relations, features, and control panel, typically rate Bluehost better than its competitors.
Some of the more attractive features include:
UNLIMITED! – Bluehost offers unlimited domain hosting, hosting space, file transfer, email accounts. This currently includes a free domain (1 year) with sign-up. Unlimited domain hosting means that you can operate multiple domains (websites) on a single account. This is a very uncommon offering, and by itself could save you significant sums of money.
A great Control Panel! – The Control Panel (CP) is ‘mission control’ of your online system. The Bluehost CP is packed with tools for managing security, webmail, eCommerce platforms, and your databases. The CPs of other providers pale in comparison to the number and quality of domain management options in Bluehost. If they are even available, it’s usually not without a cost. In fact, some hosting providers don’t even provide a control panel. See our blog post The eCommerce Business System: Guidance for Beginners for additional information regarding the importance of not falling into this trap.
Automated installations of supporting applications – Simple Scripts are basically single-click installations of popular web-based tools to help you manage your online presence and Bluehost offers nearly 100. This includes single-click installations of the wildly popular Content Management Systems (CMS) such as WordPress and Joomla!. It also includes single-click installation of many eCommerce platforms that CartSpan already supports, such as Magento, osCommerce, OpenCart, PrestaShop, and Zen Cart. All of this is free and represents a ‘do-it-yourself’ opportunity to potentially save yourself thousands of dollars.
Free commercial-grade caching with CloudFlare! – We all know how important it is for your website to load fast so that the attention span of your visitors is not tested. CloudFlare is a third party service (usually paid) that employs some fancy technology to ensure that your pages load as fast as they possibly can. Bluehost has partnered with CloudFlare to offer this basic service to you for no additional cost. If you want the CloudFlare advantage with another hosting provider, get ready to pay for it.
Painless Domain Transfer – Are you excited about the features you have just read about but still feeling ‘locked-in’ with your existing hosting company? Changing is not as big a hassle as you might believe. You can establish your Bluehost account and migrate your existing site to a temporary domain for testing. When you are ready to transfer your domain(s), a Bluehost representative can guide you through the process.
Optimized Hosting for WordPress
It is estimated that the WordPress content management platform powers almost 60% of all websites on the Internet. And Bluehost acknowledges this by offering hosting configurations that maximize its performance. In addition to the optimized hosting (sometime referred to as ‘managed hosting’) configuration, Bluehost does a great job of keeping up with potential threats in the marketplace that could permanently corrupt your WordPress site. Bluehost mitigates these risks by automatically upgrading your WordPress software to the latest version; which typically includes security updates for said threats. These updates are applied to standard hosting plans as well as the optimized plans discussed here. Let it be known that the optimized hosting plans do cost a ‘few dollars’ more for the incremental resources applied to your account.
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