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This listicle-style blog post was written to examine the pros and cons of Bluehost as a host for blogs.
AN OVERVIEW OF BLUEHOST:
Bluehost has been an available platform since 2003 and remains one of the best hosts for new bloggers in 2020. It hosts over 2 million sites and offers a number of different options for starting a new blog or website. These options - at varying prices - are under three main categories:
10 REASONS WHY BLUEHOST SHOULD BE YOUR HOST IN 2020
1) Diversity of Services.
Pros: Bluehost offers a range of different options for the type of website you are aiming to create. There are Shared, VPS, and Dedicated website hosting options to choose from, each offering different payment plans to suit your budget and needs.
Cons: If you are looking for an option without a shared web hosting arrangement, prices will rise.
2) Shared Hosting Options
Pros: Shared Hosting is where resources on a server are shared between multiple websites. It is a much more affordable and accessible way of starting a new blog site, making Bluehost perfectly suited to new bloggers who may not yet have the funding to use other pathways.
Cons: Shared Hosting does mean that your website performance can be affected by others on the server. However, the Shared Hosting option remains an extremely popular choice.
Pros: Bluehost offers large discounts for your first year. This allows you to spend time determining if the site is offering you what you need before paying the full price after this year-long period.
Cons: Be aware of renewal prices - after your first year of discounted prices, you will be paying the original costs per month.
4) Free Domain Name
Pros: Your domain name is free for the first year of use. This is a unique domain name that people will associate with your blog. It sets your blog apart from those on free web-building platforms and gives your blog a professional appearance.
Cons: Be aware that after the first year of use, normal charges will be introduced.
Pros: The site offers generous amounts of storage for your websites. There is no stated limit to your storage, even on the cheaper shared hosting platform.
Cons: As with any website host, if there is excessive usage of this storage, Bluehost can intervene.
6) Unrestricted Website Traffic
Pros: Bluehost does not limit your website traffic. This means that your new blog can grow without any limitations, with unmetered bandwidth.
Cons: On a shared platform the frequency of your website traffic can be affected by others using the same platform. This is not an issue found on their individual hosting platforms.
7) Creative Freedom
Pros: You have freedom in choosing the website builders to best fit your Bluehost domain, allowing you great freedom in choosing the style, layout, and overall aesthetic. This helps you personalize your blog to make it unique and recognizable.
Cons: You will rely on your own research to know which platform is best suited to your needs.
8) Migration Services
Pros: If you have originally started your blog on a different website, it is easy to migrate to using Bluehost. They offer a concierge migration service that allows you to transfer over all of your records. A process that would originally be complex and incredibly time-consuming is made simple by Bluehost.
Cons: This particular service has to be paid for separately to your main Bluehost pathway.
9) Email Services
Pros: All plans on Bluehost include the offer of Office 365 email services, free for 30 days. This email address will be directly tied to your website domain.
Cons: This service has to be paid for after the 30 days.
10) Money-Back Guarantee
Pros: If you are not satisfied with Bluehost, you can cancel within 30 days, and be refunded for your hosting service.
Cons: You cannot be refunded for add-on products or domains.
Bluehost remains one of the best hosts for new bloggers in 2020. It provides a diverse range of services to adapt any newcomer and guide them to success.
Hannah Marie ZT is a writer from London. She has a strong love of politics, dogs, and tv shows, and will always be up for pizza and a movie at the end of the week