Bluehost

7.4 hRank
Uptime, 30 days
99.963%
IPs Downtime, 30 days
~ 710h 40m
Response Time, 30 days
1047 ms
Shared IPs, today
2,792 +4
Hosted Websites, today
1,315,141 +29128
Bluehost Uptime, %
Last 30 days
3 months
All time
Response, ms
Last 30 days
3 months
All time
Shared IPs Sites
Last 30 days
3 months
All time
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Worst Shared IPs by Uptime
The domains from these shared IPs (5 random domains are being checked every 5 min from 1 IP) showed the worst uptime results for the period of the last 30 days.
Shared IP 162.241.253.30 74.220.219.57 192.163.254.101 162.241.132.52 142.4.22.236
uptime, % 79.401 92.674 94.346 95.150 95.375
response, ms 1328 1184 1915 1152 1215
hosted sites 748 793 115 64 54
downtime ~ 5d 03h 35m ~ 1d 19h 57m ~ 1d 09h 55m ~ 1d 05h 06m ~ 1d 03h 44m
Bad Shared IPs Count By Date
Here is the list of shared IPs where domains experienced downtime for the previous 7 days. The statistics is presented for each day, with the number of shared IPs and their domains' downtime data.
Date Total Shared IPs Bad Shared IPs Total Downtime Affected Sites
2019-05-25 2792 66 ~ 34h 00m 24875
2019-05-24 2792 55 ~ 10h 55m 26841
2019-05-23 2792 53 ~ 12h 40m 22683
2019-05-21 2792 79 ~ 15h 25m 38173
2019-05-19 2788 42 ~ 12h 15m 20847
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Background

Business Name: Bluehost Inc.

Year of foundation: 2003

Location: Orem, Utah, United States

BBB Accreditation: Yes

Market Size: > 1.3 million websites (#2 HRank list)

Growth Status: (by websites quantity): Increasing

Bluehost.com is a web service company from Orem, Utah, that dates back to 2003. Many people regard it as one of the most trustworthy providers.

Founded in 2003, BlueHost is the brainchild of Matt Heaton and Danny Ashworth. However, 2003 is the year when it was officially rolled out, whereas the idea of setting up a shared hosting company first came to Heaton’s mind in 1996. He did not proceed to implement it straightaway, though. It had two predecessors, namely 0catch.com and 50megs.com, but these projects implied free hosting, which prevented the team from expanding the range of services, and BlueHost became the primary focus of his business endeavors.

In 2007, the company was listed among the fastest growing companies in the world. At that time, the number of domains hosted by them made up 700,000. In 2010, BlueHost became part of the EIG brand family, but it continues to operate under its own name. Shortly after the acquisition, Heaton stepped down as its CEO to work on the platform’s design and systems. BlueHost has several sister companies. With one of them, HostMonster, it shares a large 50,000 sq ft facility in Provo, Utah.

In 2009, the CPU throttling feature was introduced: it enables the hosting provider to prevent customers from using too much server resources.

Over the years, there have been several controversies surrounding BlueHost, such as when they closed a religious website blaming sexual minorities for the 2011 Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand, or when they were accused of censoring websites run by customers from the so-called rogue states as defined by the US government. Today, however, it is one of the major industry players with an audience of over 1,270,000 sites, and together with its sister companies, it hosts over 2 mln domains.

Since 2010, they have become the part of the Endurance International Group.


Offers and Pricing

Shared Hosting Plans
Name Domains Disk Bandwidth Min Price Billing Term
Basic 1 50 Gb Unlim $7.99 36 Mo
Plus Unlim Unlim Unlim $10.99 36 Mo
Choice Unlim Unlim Unlim $14.99 36 Mo
Pro Unlim Unlim Unlim $23.99 36 Mo

The provider has 4 shared hosting plans currently on offer.

All of them can be purchased either for 1 year, or 2, or 3 years. No monthly payment options are available.

All plans have promo price offers for new customers.

The cheapest offer is $7.99/mo for 3 years of hosting.

It offers a number of options, including

  • cloud / shared / WooCommerce hosting,
  • also WordPress hosting,
  • dedicated servers, VPS and domains.

They also offer nicely 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee, which is always a good thing to know.

The bad news is that migration is not free and cheap offers are available for long-term plans only (36 months).


Support

Instant Technical Live Support: Yes

Bluehost.com support chat

According to some reviews, users emphasize cases of downtime, low startup prices, reliable customer support, handy user interface, and high security.

What we can resume is that they have got a 24/7 live chat and one can select what kind of consultation with their web experts is necessary right from the start (i.e. no need to wait to be connected to General Sales Questions if you are looking for the Web Security specialist’s support.

They also offer tech support via live chat.


Last 6 Months Performance Values

MonthHRANK# in TOPUptime, %Response, msSites, +(-)Shared IPs, +(-)
Apr 20197.95499.9711086-18259-6
Mar 20198.25399.9791122+28040+17
Feb 2019417299.8561128+9259+23
Jan 20197.48899.9641120+5706+30
Dec 20188.27599.9761074+12627+30
Nov 20187.86099.9691058-11213+13

Report for 2018

HRANK# in TOPUptime, %Response, msSites, +(-)Shared IPs, +(-)
8.14499.9751064+16741+115
  • All things considered, we could recommend this web hosting for a try, it’s performance was not altogether bad – the 44th position on our 2018 list and 8.1 HRank rating; however, it is hard to say whether all this hype and promotion is really justified.
  • Our monitoring results with regard to uptime show that hosting was not exactly stable during the monitoring period. Starting from June to December 2018 there wasn’t 100% uptime; it mostly was in the 99% range, however, never lower than 99.747%.
  • Response time from the domains on Shared IPs can’t be called slow, but we saw better, to be honest (1,000ms – 1,200ms).
  • The company increased the number of Shared IPs from June to December 2018, and the numbers of websites hosted there (which is actually quite large) also increased.
Last updated April 1, 2019
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