Bluehost is a WordPress-centric hosting provider. They offer 1-click installation, and easy site management tools at an affordable price.
Get BlueHost WordPress hosting * for the price of just 2 coffees a month.
If you are getting started with your own blog or if you a new business getting online for the first time, Bluehost is an affordable hosting provider.
Note: For larger business and online shops that require guaranteed uptime and automatic daily backups, I still recommend SiteGround*.
Whilst Bluehost costs $5.50 per month for the first 3 years (and $12.20 thereafter). SiteGround costs around $7 per month for first year(and $20 thereafter).
Recommended by WordPress
Bluehost is one of ONLY 3 hosting providers recommended by WordPress.org.
Bluehost are totally committed to WordPress hosting as mentioned on their about page.
Get Bluehost WordPress Hosting
Follow these simple steps to get WordPress hosting through Bluehost
Total Time: 5 minutes
Go to Bluehost
Click on the link I’ll create my domain later at the bottom (or use the domain you own)
Select a plan that suits you.
If you don’t need multiple websites, the best plan is their basic plan at 5.36/month for 36 months. Note: After 3 years, the price will be $12.20/month.
If you are a business or if you are planning to set up multiple sites, then SiteGround Hosting (my preferred hosting provider) would be better option.
Untick all the package extras (they are not required). All plans including Basic come with free SSL.
Website set up
Provide me the username and temporary password (temporary until I finish set up).
I will direct your domain, install WordPress, required theme and plugins and design your website to your needs (and then you can change your password).
Bluehost Simple Tools to Manage Your Sites
Bluehost Portal offers simple tools to easily manage your WordPress Sites. Unlike other hosting providers, the interface is focused on WordPress hosting. All difficult web development tasks have been simplified. Go to My Sites, choose your site and select Manage Site.
You can Log in to WordPress, or manage your theme, plugins and users directly from the Bluehost Portal. The default installation of their sites is overloaded with multiple themes, 20+ plugins etc. I like to keep the client sites clean and maintenance free and help them load fast by installing minimal plugins.
For around $50 per year, you can protect your website with daily backups, site monitoring, and change alerts. With CodeGuard, you can restore your site easily. assured knowing your website is safe. I provide my clients with alternate free backup solutions using All in WP Migration or WPvivid plugins. If your sites are hacked or infected, I offer a Malware Removal Service.
Speed up website load time by serving your site over Content Delivery Network (CDN). Bluehost make this a simple 1-click process to serve your cached site via Cloudflare CDN (free).
Typical web sites are take around 5 seconds on desktop and 11 seconds on mobiles (see article Average Page Load Times for 2020).
With Cloudflare CDN enabled on Bluehost and with my page speed optimisation service, you can have a blazing fast WordPress site. I am able to load sites like FTAA.org.au in under a second (134 milliseconds).
Having an SSL Certificate is important to keep information like logins, passwords, and customers’ credit card numbers safe. Browsers display a warning when users area about to visit a site without SSL (e.g. “Your connection is not secure. Attackers might steal your information” etc).
Bluehost makes it very easy for you to enable SSL and to scan your WordPress files for issues. If your sites are already hacked or infected, I offer a Malware Removal Service.
The Bluehost Portal allows you to manage your plugins. You can easily disable any plugins that are causing issues or conflicts.
One-click to enable auto updates for WordPress core, plugins and themes. You can also manage comments and revisions.
Professional Email and Productivity Tools
A branded email creates a professional image and builds trust for your business while productivity tools help you get more done. Bluehost offers integrations with Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace.
Manage all your sites easily.
Click on Manage button to see your name servers and manage DNS and configure email settings.
Use the integrated solutions/tools for increasing traffic and engaging your customers. Set up your business listing, boost your SEO or start advertsing on Google.
Advanced Tools for complete control
For Web Developers, the traditional cPanel offers advanced features like file manager, FTP, database control, app installers and more.