Bluehost is a webhosting company that has been around since 2005 and is home to 2 million or more websites. You’ll find all sorts of businesses running their websites with Bluehost, from small Mom & Pop Shops to Large Corporations and everything in-between.
They have quite a bit going on, and in this post, we’ll cover what they have to offer. There will be links going out to articles that will deepen your understanding of topic that might be of interest to you.
Hopefully the information I provide will help you decide if Bluehost is the right place for your business too.
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The WordPress CMS is one of the most popular website building tools on the planet and almost a third of all websites run on WordPress. Is it any wonder then that more and more Companies are offering WordPress setup and management services?
Bluehost has jumped into the world of WordPress wholeheartedly and offer a range of services to get your business up and running in no time at all.
Bluehost offers their own website builder, but WordPress comes pre-packaged with the ability for you to create any type of website you can imagine. Just get WordPress installed on a domain of your choosing and then install a theme, a page builder and you’re ready to get moving in your business.
Bluehost has WordPress specific hosting packages that ensure your WordPress installation is optimized for speed and fast page loading times, databases are regularly cleaned and that your website is kept secure, with regular backups scheduled.
The WP Pro package is aimed at business. If you’re setting up your website as a business, then this is your best option for rapid growth. Many tools and unlimited features are offered, making this your perfect choice to get a business up and running quickly, with unlimited potential for growth.
The great thing about WordPress is the FREE ecommerce add-on called Woocommerce. If you want to sell from your WordPress website, then Woocommerce makes it extremely easy to do so. Load products, add tags, integrate payment systems and schedule delivery, all from the one app, with thousands of options to choose from.
Every webpage you see online has to be hosted on a server somewhere in order to be seen on the web.
Webhosting is online rental space for your online business. Bluehost keeps their range of options simple and affordable.
Shared hosting means that your website will be placed on a drive together with other websites. This is a great option for small hobby sites, or portfolio sites with minimal changes over a long time. Think landing pages or Bio Pages.
If you want more flexibility and room for growth, then dedicated hosting is for you. Your website is placed on its own drive and all resources on that drive are specifically for your domain. This is a great option with fewer restrictions, but limited control over all aspects of your business.
VPS hosting means that you rent a server. The server is pre-configured with all the software you may need. You have full control and can do whatever you want with the server. This is best for large corporations.
Every website needs a domain on which to place their web content. Bluehost offers a wide range of Top Level Domain Names (TLD’s) for rent. All the most common extensions you would expect form a world class webhosting provider.
Websites and stores
WordPress as we’ve mentioned is great for rapidly getting a business off the ground and building an ecommerce store. With the following two options, Bluehost makes it extremely easy to get your business started.
Bluehost have built a WordPress page builder which you can use as an add-on to your monthly fee. It makes building slick, professional looking websites in WordPress a breeze. With a few clicks of a mouse, you can have a beautiful looking website with minimal effort.
Using Woocommerce, Bluehost will help you setup your store, import products, assist with setting up all aspects of your online shop and also help you integrate shipping and payment gateways.
If you’re more of a “hands off” kind of person when it comes to marketing and building websites, then the following two services will be a great option for you.
Bluehost will set up and manage your website, optimize it for search, run ads and generate leads for your business. They do everything you would expect from a marketing department. But, you won’t have any of the troubles associated with hiring full-time employees.
Blue sky is a Bluehost specialty service where you can hop on a call or chat to a WordPress expert any time of day from Monday to Friday and ask questions about your WordPress site. Get guidance, help and learn to use WordPress, step by step, until you feel confident enough to go it on your own.
Every business needs professional email. Bluehost makes it easy to setup your professional email address and get access to all of the Google Apps you’ll need to run your business from anywhere.
When you sign up with Bluehost, you’ll never be left wondering how things work, where to turn to or how to get stuff done. Bluehost becomes part of your business, your mentors, friends and business partners, helping and guiding you to build a successful, online business.
Not sure what to do or how to overcome a problem. The Bluehost resource center is full of tutorials, videos and guides to help you with any aspect of your business.
If you want to know how to get around Bluehost and how to use any of the technology they supply, then their knowledgebase is a great place to start. Get answers to any questions you may have and their comprehensive FAQ answers and tutorials will show you how to use everything there is.
Bluehost maintains their blog regularly and you can catch up n the latest developments in their business. Learn about new features, hear user stories. See case studies and hear from people just like you who’ve used their services to build thriving businesses.
Plans and Pricing
Bluehost has 4 sections with varied pricing in each, the first is WordPress websites, the second is shared hosting, the third is dedicated hosting and the fourth is VPS hosting.