Bluehost was founded in 2003.
It is headquartered in Orem, Utah and the USA.
It employs 750 people.
It offers Shared, VPS and Dedicated hosting products.
Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.
Last updated on March 9 2020.
|SSH Keys Setup||Yes|
|Total Number of Datacenters||1|
|Number of Datacenter Continents||1|
|Admin REST API||No|
|Upgrade VPS from admin console||Yes|
|Mobile Friendly UI||No|
|Accepted Forms of Payment||Credit cards|
|Hidden CPU Model||No|
Bluehost UI gives little visibility on the VPS itself but it has plenty of features for managing Apache or MySQL for example.
|Quality of Service||
The VPS comes with CentOS 7 by default. There is no option in the UI to install another OS/image. To do so requires asking support to perform the install which takes 24 hours. Once CentOS is replaced, most features in the control panel are no longer available. Support with quick to reply nd answered my questions diligently.
In addition to features included in the VPS plan, Bluehost also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):
|Backups||Block storage||Object storage||Load balancer||Floating IP addresses|
|Teams||Managed databases||Serverless||DDoS protection||Kubernetes|
For each Bluehost VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server.
See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.
|Average Provisioning Time||Min Provisioning Time||Max Provisioning Time||Number of VPS Samples|
The Screener shows all Bluehost plans side by side with their grades in 5 categories.
|Price per month||$29.99|
|Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Discounted monthly price: $23.99
Minimum continuous use for discount: 365 days
|Data Transfer GB||1000|
Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.
Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.
Overall Score: 48
We conducted 6 different types of tests during the latest trial for Bluehost - Standard 2GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.
This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Standard 2GB plan and the web response times for every one of those.
|Start of Trial||CPU||Overall Grade|
|Mar 09 2020||Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v4 @ 2.20GHz||D|
2020-04-06 21:33:34 UTC
2020-04-05 23:36:49 UTC
2020-04-04 21:33:06 UTC
2020-04-03 23:39:08 UTC
2020-04-03 00:52:07 UTC
2020-04-02 21:20:31 UTC
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