In general, I do NOT recommend BlueHost. Be honest, BlueHost is a decent web hosting company. They have been in business since 2003. They experienced a very fast growth from 2003 to 2008. They have been a great web hosting provider in web hosting industry. But in the last couple of years, we have seen some complaints about BlueHost when the web hosting industry is getting more and more competitive.
BlueHost Web Hosting Service
Overall, they provide a pretty decent web hosting service. Their c-panel provides a very good quality control on pretty much everything you ever need for your account. Also, they provide a very decent Google search engine optimize tool which a lot of web hosting companies do not have. However, in recent years, sometimes BlueHost customers experienced some downtime, data file was unexpected changed, also their famous CPU restriction which means if your website uses too much CPU, you could get error page saying your side is down instead of showing your site. This problem should be fixed by now though.
BlueHost Customer Service
Overall BlueHost is very good at customer service. Their staff is very polite and they are really 24/7/365. You can reach them anytime. But we also see many complaints saying some of their technicians are not well trained. If there is a problem, it could take a while before they can get back to you to fix it.
Another type of complaint about BlueHost is their overselling. They tell you all types of good stuff such as unlimited space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited CPU, but when they see your website used up a lot of resource; they will put some restriction on your site. Their CPU restriction is one of these examples.
BlueHost Hosting Price
I have a complete feature and price comparison for all major web hosting companies:
Low Cost Unix/Linux Web Hosting Compare Table
As you can see, BlueHost’s plan cost $6.96 per month, $83.4 per year. I can get the same service from Hostgator for $57.38 per year, or even cheaper from IXWebHosting for only $47.4 per year. As a matter of fact, Hostgator ranked No.1 in our comparisons list because of their excellent web hosting service and superb customer service. IXWebHosting ranked No 2 because of their great service and unbeatable price.