Bluehost VPS Plans Review

Bluehost



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.

It has datacenters in:
  • USA

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Last updated on March 9 2020.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  No
DDOS Protection  Yes
Backups  Yes
Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  1
Number of Datacenter Continents  1
Monitoring Charts  No
Admin REST API  No
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Reverse DNS  No
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  No

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 

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.

Bluehost Extra Services

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
GPU instances

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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
86400s 86400s 86400s 1

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Plan Specifications

URL https://www.bluehost.com/hosting/vps
Price per month $29.99
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Discount
Discounted monthly price: $23.99
Minimum continuous use for discount: 365 days
Disk GB 30
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 1000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 48

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D D C C D
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Performance Test Results

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.

Web Runs Web Test Network Transfers Remote Timing Test Sysbench Test Endurance Test
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Performance trials run on the Standard 2GB plan

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

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