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Get Affordable and Reliable Web Hosting with BlueHost
Claiming to host over 1 million domains, BlueHost has something to say when it comes to being a leader in hosting services. Their specialty is in customer satisfaction. But in addition to their quality support, BlueHost offers a great lineup of features with their hosting plan.
A complete web hosting solution is available to anyone interested in establishing a personal or small business website on a small budget. And as one of the top hosting companies today, BlueHost is one of the oldest, providing hosting solutions since 1996. BlueHost wants to secure your patronage through solid and honest business.
BlueHost has been around the block a few times when it comes to offering features. Their list of standard “unlimited” features includes unlimited (and expanded) bandwidth, expanded disk space, hosted domains, add-on domains, parked domains, forwarded emails, and email autoresponders. And while they do not offer unlimited email accounts as many other hosting services do, they do provide 2,500 supported and secure POP3 and IMAP email accounts, which is way more than most small businesses need.
What other features do you get for free? New accounts get one free domain registration. At the time of this writing, BlueHost claims free domain name “forever” on their main landing page. One would take that to mean that all registration renewal fees will be paid by BlueHost for as long as the customer keeps the particular domain hosted by the company. But some web hosting companies have been known to say that domain registration was for the first year only, so if you set up a new account with this statement, you should keep any documentation available for future reference if needed.
A newbie to the internet can rely on a free drag and drop site builder provided by BlueHost. Other features include up to 1,000 FTP accounts, 100 MySQL databases, and 100 PostgreSQL databases. Other traditional and typical features include an account control panel, web site statistics, and SPAM protection.
E-Commerce and Multimedia Features
Business websites have plenty of help with e-commerce and multimedia features. E-Commerce includes a range of shopping cart choices, including OS Commerce, Agora, Cube Cart, and Zen Cart. BlueHost provides a free generated security certificate, as well as password protected directories, open encryption, and SSL secure server.
BlueHost is able to support over 1 million domains by using world-class technology. Their servers are Quad Processor Performance servers with UPS power backup and diesel generator power backup. All servers use Linux operating system. All accounts receive courtesy site backups.
It’s All About The Customer Support
BlueHost has hosted over 1 million domains because they make superior customer service a top priority. Support is divided into department categories: technical, sales, billing, affiliate, and terms of service compliance. Technical and sales support is offered via telephone, email and live chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other support departments are open extended hours and BlueHost offers detailed information on how to get hold of any department during business hours.
Most BlueHost customers can get the help or answers they need straight from the Help Center. Their Help Center offers everything a customer needs, including cPanel login, domain manager, upgrades, and support ticket generation. As well, customers can feel free to browse the library of articles and a wide range of support topics. There is also a user forum where customers can get together to help each other, and get answers from BlueHost monitors. BlueHost posts an updated server status so customers can check any alerts at any time. Customers also have access to video tutorials and a “get started” wizard to help with the most common tasks.
Clearly BlueHost wants their customers to have access to any and all help available. Their wide assortment of online help and anytime call-in hours assures customers that no problem will go unanswered. Customers who are thinking about purchasing a BlueHost plan are invited to try a cPanel demo where they can try out all the tools available.
And if customers are not happy? BlueHost offers a full 30-day refund guarantee, as well as uptime guarantees for their servers.
And what is the cost for BlueHost? Prices can be as little as $3.95 per month when they offer special promotions. But regular plans can be from 3 months to 24 months, and range from $9.95 per month to $6.95 per month.
Price – 4 out of 5 stars
Customer service – 5 out of 5 stars
Technical support – 5 out of 5 stars
Features – 4 out of 5 stars
Reliability/Uptime – 4 out of 5 stars
Overall user-friendliness – 4 out of 5 stars
Visit http://BlueHost.com for more information.