Bluehost: A Plethora of Possibilities

Jun 16, 2011

Bluehost is a shared hosting company that has been around since 1996. Since then, they have grown to hosting over 1 million domain names and they add approximately 20,000 new customers daily. Professionalism as well as customer relations are keys to Bluehost’s success and they continually strive to provide a level of customer support that is unsurpassed by many other web hosting services.

What is a web host though, and why would you need web hosting in the first place? Well, everyone who wants to have a website must use web hosting services to allow their site access to the internet. Web hosting comes from businesses, i.e. web hosts, which offer the use of their servers to store, upload and maintain a website. These hosting businesses provides for a wide array of accessibility features that are explained easily in the package terms located on a web host’s site. This is true of Bluehost as well.

Bluehost prides itself in offering ways to make their services stronger and more competitive than many other hosting services available. There are a plethora of features that come with their hosting plan. In fact, they only have one base plan that is packed full of features because they want you to have the absolute best web hosting experience possible. You won’t have to spend much money, $6.95 in fact, to allow your website to have all of the tools it needs to get onto the internet. Their many options allow for nearly endless opportunities.

Some of the features that are offered with Bluehost include unlimited disk storage, free drag and drop site builder, unlimited domain hosting, unlimited GB of web site transfer, secure e-mail support with IMAP and POP3, FTP access and many more. In addition, just a few of the CGI/database applications that they support include MySQL databases, CGI-BIN, PostgreSQL databases, support for custom PHP.INI files, Python, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and Shockwave support. One of their more customizable features is that they provide SimpleScripts 1-click script installs at no extra cost through such scripts as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, phpBB, Magento, Concrete5 and a plethora more.

Unlike many other web hosting companies, they allow you to easily test drive their cPanel control panel at absolutely no charge and the most surprising thing about it is that you can utilize this demo panel without signing in or uploading anything whatsoever.

In addition, Bluehost’s e-commerce features will allow your business web site to be profitable in no time. Just a few of the possibilities with this web hosting service include an SSL secure server, at least 4 different shopping carts, password protected directories and OpenPGP/GPG encryption. If you want video and/or audio on your website, Bluehost has you covered as well. As to customer support, they are completely unmatched because they will give you 24/7 US-based support that includes toll-free numbers, live chat and a very comprehensive help center database.

If you are looking for a comprehensive web hosting provider that will give you a plethora of possibilities, look no further than Bluehost. Their features are unmatched and their shared hosting has continually been reviewed as the best available.

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