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Just the Facts

The "Just the Facts" section provides an objective view of each host by showing a standardized list of facts. These facts are: founded date, amount of domains currently hosted, types of hosting offered, type of support offered, and money back guarantee.

BlueHost was founded in 1996 and currently hosts over 1,585,484 websites on their shared hosting services. BlueHost guarantees 99.9% uptime, offers 24/7 American based phone support, and does not offer a money-back guarantee. Compare the full list of BlueHost features in the Essential Features Chart below. BlueHost currently has 24,592 Facebook Likes, 3,025 Twitter followers, and 3,912 Google +1's. Compare the BlueHost social media presence to other brands here. Most importantly, read what people are saying on the official BlueHost Facebook Wall and BlueHost Twitter Stream below to get a good idea how real people feel about BlueHost.
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Essential Features

Most web hosting brands offer a nearly identical set of features but rarely use the same terminology to describe them. We have simplified this by determining a standardized set of 10 features which you can compare side by side by each brand.
Unlimited BandwidthYES
Unlimited Disk SpaceYES
Unlimited EmailYES
Uptime Guarantee99.9%
Free DomainYES
Free Advertising CreditsNO
Money-Back GuaranteeNO
24/7 SupportAmerican
Free Website BuilderYES
Environmentally FriendlyNO

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Social Media Stats

We believe that social media provides great insight as to how a well a web hosting brand engages its customers. By looking at a brand's social media stats, you can tell how much effort a brand is putting into their customer interaction. By reading a brand's Facebook Wall and Twitter Feed, you can get a good idea of what customers are saying about the brand, and more importantly, how the brand is reacting.



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BlueHost Facebook Wall

This is a live view of the BlueHost Facebook Wall. Read what actual customers are writing, good or bad, and pay attention to how quickly (if at all) BlueHost responds. Click to learn how to better judge a web host by their Facebook Wall.
Bluehost Need some tips for protecting your web content? Check out our latest video about how to backup your website!
How do I backup my website? get this question a lot at Bluehost support, so we made a video with step-by-step instructions to help you backup your website data!
February 8th, 2013 at 5:41pm
Bluehost That's correct, Sally!February 26th, 2013 at 9:53amKaryn McCray this is very appropriate to what just happen to me today. with one wrong click on my website i deleted some very important content (the whole top menu links) and i immediately went into full on freak out mode. i didn't know if i was going to have a heart attack or a stroke first, and almost as fast as the hyperventilation started, i regained my composer and thought about who can i call to fix this right now!!!! that's when i called Bluehost....done. thank you Bluehost for saving my website :-) and this is obviously something i need to look into.February 27th, 2013 at 12:22pm
Bluehost We know it's been a hard week with outages! If you're still having issues, visit our Expedited Incident Support page:
Bluehost Incident Supportow.lySubmit an expedited support ticket for issues related to the recent power surge outage.
February 8th, 2013 at 1:32pm
Lorie Scali My site is DOWN againFebruary 26th, 2013 at 4:22pm
Bluehost Understanding the different types of domain names can be complicated. Check out our "Domains Explained" video for help!
Domains Explainedbluho.stWhat is the difference between add-on, parked and subdomains? We get this question a lot at Bluehost support, so we made a video explaining the...
February 25th, 2013 at 1:50pm
Bluehost Get ready for upcoming VPS and dedicated hosting by Bluehost. Learn all about them with this new infographic!
Web Hosting Comparedbluho.stIn 2013, Bluehost is launching revolutionary VPS and Dedicated server hosting, all backed by Bluehost's legendary support and technology. Learn how...
February 21st, 2013 at 6:44pm
Bluehost Looking for ways to speed up your site? Check out our new video for some tips!
How can I speed up my website?bluho.stWe get this question a lot at Bluehost support, so we made a video with a few tips to help speed up your website!
February 19th, 2013 at 4:19pm
Bluehost Fate Faith Gabriel Tajes We cannot help you with your accounts from here. Contact support by phone or chat live from our homepage. Chat is working, so if you have issues make sure your browser does not have something blocked or disabled, or try another browser. Both phone and chat are open 24/7.February 21st, 2013 at 7:39am
Bluehost In case you missed it: Learn about Bluehost tech and capabilities in our latest "Basics of Bluehost" infographic.
The Basics of BlueHostow.lyDespite explosive growth, we at Bluehost are still committed to maintaining the best, gold-standard experience for our customers and their...
February 14th, 2013 at 1:02pm
Sherrie Hay I am grateful to the wonderful techies at Bluehost who have helped me once again to access my wordpress blog. Many blessings!February 18th, 2013 at 12:53pm
Bluehost Our phone service is experiencing some difficulties. If you were just on a call and it dropped, we sincerely apologize. We truly do appreciate your patience. We are actively addressing the phone difficulties and will continue to provide real time updates.February 2nd, 2013 at 11:29pm
Besa Sulejmani Well, I posted earlier in this comments thread and came back because I wanted you all to know how I did! I lost 45 lbs in 5 weeks and am keeping it off. The results speak for themselves. This product is life-changing - thank you,76 February 17th, 2013 at 2:11am
Bluehost The new year is a perfect time to think about your small business web presence. Check out this article from the Huffington Post small business blog for things to keep in mind:
5 Things Small Businesses Should Keep in Mind When Developing a Websitewww.huffingtonpost.comMaking the transition to online business is sometimes difficult and can leave small business owners with a ton of questions. However, as 78 percent of North Americans are Internet users, the investment is likely to be a worthwhile one -- as long as a few simple things are kept in mind.
January 16th, 2013 at 6:12pm
Patrick Godknecht Better make that 6 things.....Where is your site HOSTED?February 2nd, 2013 at 9:37pmAri Yanto JIKA BTUH ANGKA RITUAL /JITU 2D_3D_4D_SGP/HK DI JMIN 100% TMBUS HUB MBAH HARYONO INI NO HPNYA 0853-1377-6616 KLIK MAKASIH ROOMNYAFebruary 10th, 2013 at 6:42am
Bluehost Looks like this is the weekend of power outages. Even the Superbowl was a victim.February 3rd, 2013 at 8:08pm
Bluehost We're still fixing a few last things, but nearly everyone is now back up and running. Here's an update regarding what happened last night. Thanks again for your patience!
Data Center Update – Official Bluehost Blogwww.bluehost.comLast night we experienced some issues in our data center that affected a portion of our clients. We wanted to take a moment to let you know what happened.
February 3rd, 2013 at 10:54am
Bluehost Down to the last 2%. Everyone is still working hard. Here comes the sun…February 3rd, 2013 at 7:43am
Bluehost 90% of affected customers are back online. We are pushing hard to get the last 10% upFebruary 3rd, 2013 at 4:23am
Bluehost Update: Many servers came back right after power was restored, but there are still some servers that need manual fixing. We have all hands on deck fixing the remaining servers ASAPFebruary 3rd, 2013 at 3:08am
Bluehost It's ok to rely on your web host! Check out our latest blog post by guest blogger Jessica Stewart from
Why Our Increasing Reliance on Hosting is a Good Thing! – Official...ow.lyA decade ago, many people were content to hire someone to assist with tasks they couldn’t easily manage on their own. Whether it was paying an...
January 14th, 2013 at 3:02pm
Hendon Jim Reliance???February 2nd, 2013 at 8:30pmMunir Rashid What are fallback options until Bluehost has a failover data center in another geographic location?February 2nd, 2013 at 9:48pm
Bluehost FYI: we've been trying to issue updates/responses via Twitter, but just got an alert stating we had reached our "daily limit". So until we can send out emails (or tweets again), most updates will be through Facebook only!February 3rd, 2013 at 12:39am
Bluehost Latest Update: Things are looking good. Power is restored and servers are getting back online. Keep in mind, servers might be up/down a bit until things stabilize. It will take a bit for everything to get back to normal, but it shouldn't be much longer. Again, thank you for your patience!February 3rd, 2013 at 12:36am
Bluehost Our Data Center technicians just informed us that the same servers that were down earlier are still experiencing difficulties. We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for your patience. We will continue to give you updates until this is completely resolved.February 2nd, 2013 at 11:46pm
Bluehost Looking for ways to take your website to the next level this year? Check out our latest blog post about New Year's Website Resolutions:
New Year’s Website Resolutions – Official Bluehost Blogow.lyHere at Bluehost, we have big plans for 2013. We’re hitting the ground running and want to help you do the same!
January 9th, 2013 at 4:47pm
Alexis Torrez For resolution #3: You have a great service, YES! should redesign your site, don’t use stock photos, use the same effort you did on Youtube and Facebook so it looks clean, corporate and friendly. I showed my colleagues your power generator and they got way impressed!January 28th, 2013 at 7:49amMichael J. Rowley Resolution #5.. try an not brag about uptime with big generators.. then have servers crash.. and not come back upFebruary 2nd, 2013 at 8:38pm
Bluehost Some of the servers are still experiencing some difficulties booting back up. Our Data Center technicians are working to resolve this as quickly as possible.February 2nd, 2013 at 11:35pm
Bluehost Good News! All servers that were down have now been powered back up. If your site was down it should be back up soon. It may take a moment for the data to propagate but everything will be online shortly. The phones are working and you are welcome to call in if you have questions. It may be a long wait on the phone but we are here 24/7 to serve you. Once again, we are investigating why this outage happened and we will release details as we have them. Thank you for your patience.February 2nd, 2013 at 11:06pm
Bluehost Our Data Center just experienced a power surge that has caused some of our servers and our phone network to be temporarily unavailable. Our professional 24/7 admin team is already on hand working to get those servers and our phone network back online as quickly as possible. We will post updates here on Facebook and on Twitter. Thank you for your patience.February 2nd, 2013 at 10:43pm
Bluehost Reserve your spot today and receive 40% off your first month of VPS or dedicated hosting AND be the first to know when pricing and other information becomes available!
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January 2nd, 2013 at 5:18pm
Mjayro Matsuzaka t-s-Y,bhost.January 21st, 2013 at 5:39pmAbdeljalil Tawil Waiting to open this serviceFebruary 1st, 2013 at 10:11am
Bluehost Looking for ways to attract more traffic to your website? Elements of your web design can help! Check out this post from the Worth Of Web blog about design tips that can help increase site traffic:
7 Web Design Tips to Attract Trafficwww.worthofweb.comGood design is one way of optimizing a website for search engine traffic. This article supplies seven web design tips to attract more traffic to your website.
January 23rd, 2013 at 5:32pm
James Achochi mogJanuary 30th, 2013 at 3:36amJimmy Surface Thanks for the tips!January 31st, 2013 at 2:00pm
Bluehost Check out our new infographic. See how much Bluehost can handle as one of the world's largest web hosting providers!
The Basics of Bluehostow.lyDespite explosive growth, we at Bluehost are still committed to maintaining the best, gold-standard experience for our customers and their...
January 31st, 2013 at 5:27pm
Bluehost Behind the scenes of our latest Bluehost video shoot!January 10th, 2013 at 12:24pm
Chrisant Nyakitita safi sana ktk majukumu yenuJanuary 23rd, 2013 at 2:22amGaloseveda Sofia MegustaJanuary 25th, 2013 at 7:00pm
Bluehost One reason your server runs so well: we use the frigid UT air to cool them!January 4th, 2013 at 2:56pm
Fifi Fleure magnifique paysageJanuary 21st, 2013 at 5:01amChrisant Nyakitita panaonekana kuwa ni sehemu nzuri ya kuvutia,hata kwetu TANZANIA zipo sehem nzuri za kuvutiaJanuary 23rd, 2013 at 2:26am
Bluehost This is why you never have to worry about your server going down in a power outage. Generator power of 4 million watts ready to go at all times!January 15th, 2013 at 5:09pm
Bluehost Win a free year of our upcoming VPS or Dedicated hosting solution! Hurry, contest ends in 2012!!!
FREE VPS & Dedicated Contestwoobox.comWin 1 FREE year of our upcoming VPS or Dedicated web hosting! Everyone gets a discount when the service goes live!
December 20th, 2012 at 11:32am
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Bluehost Just getting started with Google Adsense? Check out this post from the Worth Of Web blog about integrating Adsense into your WordPress site:
Integrating Google Adsense Into Wordpresswww.worthofweb.coman article that describes how to efficiently add Google Adsense to your Wordpress site
January 11th, 2013 at 5:33pm
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@bluehost Twitter Stream

This is a live view of the @bluehost Twitter Stream. Read what actual customers are writing, good or bad, and pay attention to how quickly (if at all) BlueHost responds. Click to learn how to better judge a web host by their Twitter Stream.

alexdecordoba @bluehost @bluehostsupport looks like mail proxies still #blacklist'd. What's a reasonable time frame to fix this?

alexdecordoba @bluehostsupport got an update on the status of @aolmailhelp's #BlackList of 2 @bluehost mail servers? Just got some failures, 1 week late!

HAILtooTheKING @bluehost can you PLEASE put our site on another server? We are premium and I'm tired of my site crashing. On the edge of canceling.

DVDBits Very odd. All of my posts from have mysteriously disappeared. Anybody else on @Bluehost having similar issues?

bluehost @paulaflalo We'd love to have you host with Bluehost, but if we like your tweets, we'll follow you regardless ;)

paulaflalo I'm 1 of 45 followers that @bluehost follows. I wonder how long this will last? Especially if I don't sign up with their hosting #twitterfun

println_Sarah rly displeased w/ @bluehost at the moment...

rUnladylike @bluehost Are you guys down right now? My site isn't working :(

smchickbigdeals @foodwinechickie @bluehost I'm thinking if using them, def will now! #SCBD

foodwinechickie Love, love, love @bluehost - if you're unhappy with your hosting company, I've had noting but great service at BH

raniacombs Really frustrated that @Bluehost servers are down again!

basilpuglisi After nine months I'm pulling all my small business clients out of @bluehost it's amazing how costly their service really is #downtime kings

mehulkar Wow, @dnsimple is so much better than @bluehost for managing domains.

werewolfnews @bluehost That's great! I just had a live chat with an agent who said I could add *one* static IP per account… can I actually add more?

bluehost @werewolfnews Yes you can! We offer dedicated IPs and SSL certificates as an add-on to your account for a small fee.

werewolfnews @bluehost Hello! Potential customer here. Can I add extra static IPs (for SSL certs) to a basic BH account for a fee?

sundijo @bluehost my website servers are down again.. Help, please..

LisaOnTheLoose @bluehostsupport, @bluehost You can msg me w- info. Please connect me w- someone helpful & w- patience. Aim to fix & keep all parties happy

LisaOnTheLoose @bluehostsupport, @bluehost Trying to call you so I can fix issue you have with my client. Keep getting busy signal. Need a direct line #.

bluehost @cathywrites4u @MichaelHyatt Welcome to Bluehost, Cathy! We're excited for you as well :) Let us know if you need anything!

bluehost @steve_tyree Glad to hear things are running smoothly!

bluehost @sparetype I know, we are such teases! We're working on it. Don't want to make promises we can't keep! ;) Glad to see the enthusiasm though!

thetomatotart I just moved to @liquidweb- same reason UG RT @byanofsky: Moving my site from @bluehost to @wpengine. Just can't handle the amount of...

cathywrites4U I wanna be a platform building prodigy ~ moved to @bluehost recommended by @MichaelHyatt. Eager to experience the change.

bluehost @MelodieGunn Hello Melodie! My name is Toinnett C. I work for Bluehost sales. Our webhosting company has been a top provider since...

bluehost @MarcoPrashad Hello! My name is Toinnett and I work for Bluehost! We have been a top hosting company since 2003! If you have questions...

roxisbrilliant @TruthfulMommy I've never had a problem in a year & a half with @BlueHost.

OfficialIndian @bluehostsupport @bluehost My blogs are not opening, it takes too much time and still not opening. What is the problem ? #bluehost

Byanofsky Moving my site from @bluehost to @WPEngine. Just can't handle the amount of downtime (in the past month, my site has been down 12 hours!)

ActiveMommy @bluehost thank you. I will contract you next week.:-)

bluehost @paulaflalo Hello! My name is Toinnett and I work for Bluehost. Bluehost has been a top hosting company since 2003. If you are...

bluehost @ActiveMommy Hello! My name is Toinnett and I work for Bluehost. We have been a top hosting provider since 2003. If you have questions...

bluehost @hannah_theend Hi Hannah! Bluehost has been in the top 10 list of hosting providers. If you are interested in hosting feel free and ask...

NinjaLikesCheez GG @Bluehost’s Steven…

NinjaLikesCheez After waiting 20 minutes I’m told by @bluehost I need to submit a ticket… to remove WHOIS…. are you serious?

NinjaLikesCheez .@bluehost also, don’t lie about your chat encryption

NinjaLikesCheez Yo @bluehost instead of saying ‘Estimated wait; fucking forever’ why not say ‘people in front of you; 20’?

24iKE @bluehost Getting 500 Internal Server Error on Sites, please help

webhostingwatch @bluehost BlueHost hosting company is the perfect solution for small websites, see more details at

sparetype @bluehost Quit being a tease and release the details on these VPS and dedicated servers. Come on, come on, come on, c'mon, c'mon, come on...

hacsu @bluehost When are we going to have our a/c reactivated? Emailed THREE times. This is ridiculous its been 24hrs #LTR-12976-442

whoismattj @bluehost saw you're listed as one of the supporters of @CloudFlare's Railgun. Anything I need to do to enable it in cpanel?

tarasm @bluehostsupport why do I get faster response from mentioning @bluehost on twitter than submitting a ticket via your support interface?

steve_tyree First time transferring a website to a new hosting service. So far, @bluehost has made it painless to accomplish!

najibov @bluehost Your server & hosted site are slower than the last hour of work on Friday!!

charmian_c @bluehost So am I. You guys are great!!

bluehost @charmian_c Glad we could help, Charmian!

ginamclaughlin @bluehost should outsource their tech support to India, maybe then there'd be some actual service. #myfellowamericanidiots

charmian_c I love @bluehost. My 301 redirect wasn't working and they fixed it! Took 45 minutes to hunt down the rogue code but they didn't give up!

dannyfsantos @bluehost is there any reason why it seems to take my WP website so long to load half the time?

bikeworldnews @bluehost is temporarily down

bwade231 @bluehost Is it just me or is your site down right now?

DanielDeceuster @bluehost Can't access cPanel, server error. You guys down? Homepage isn't even loading...

crazyeli2 RT @bluehost: @mattbrett Welcome to Bluehost, Matt!

PeoplesGeek RT @bluehost: Get ready for more power:

bluehost @mattbrett Welcome to Bluehost, Matt!

bluehost @melodeeforbes We love you too, Melodee!

itiscontagious @netsolcares Thanks for making the decision to chose @bluehost for my clients that much easier...Shouldn't have left my site down that long.

LoveSweatBeers @FueledbyLOLZ @bluehost @wordpress Yup, so that's not the issue. Wish it were that simple! :)

FueledbyLOLZ @LoveSweatBeers @bluehost @wordpress mine did today. Is it scheduled on 2013? I had to redo that LOL!

LoveSweatBeers My scheduled posts aren't auto posting per schedule. Anyone know if this is a @bluehost or @wordpress issue?

ecokarenlee @Bluehost please get my site up! Not a good way to start my Monday. :(

ChimpanzeeRage welp, @bluehost is the worst, never use them to host your site, not reliable. Switching hosts this week so the site may be down at times

ChimpanzeeRage hey @bluehost, you're down again. Do I get a free month of hosting for all of this downtime? Whats the deal?

gh0stparties @bluehost hi, my server seems to be down. I can't get on to the cpanel either.

gatonauta @bluehost Hi, what is the email limit per hour ?, thanks

bwithrow @bluehost Our sites went down 15 mins ago. I'm trying to connect w/ support, but just has me waiting.

hyppester @xxdesmus @CloudFlare done! I think @Bluehost was able to help me out though

QuiltedMagnolia @pantsfreesia it's the server my website is on. Called @bluehost and they said it should be back up in 15-45 minutes. :/

MakeMySiteSG RT @bluehost: @milleti Don't forget to check out our Wordpress tutorial videos!

MakeMySiteSG RT @bluehost: @simplistamped It appears to be online to us. If you're still having trouble getting to it, please follow us so we can DM you

MakeMySiteSG RT @bluehost: @mvandemar Sorry about that! A problem came up on the server that our admins took care of. We hope everything is online for you now.

pretavoyager Big high five to Tyler at @bluehost for fantastic customer service ! Wish there was an address to send a snail mail thank you card to.

GymCoaching Gymnastics Coaching has been down a lot lately. I blame @bluehost I hope to have the site moved to a new host by end of month.

bluehost @mvandemar Sorry about that! A problem came up on the server that our admins took care of. We hope everything is online for you now.

bluehost @simplistamped It appears to be online to us. If you're still having trouble getting to it, please follow us so we can DM you

simplistamped @bluehost is the sitebuilder down? I can't seem to get to edit my weebly site? Thx!

RubyChrystal Who uses @bluehost ? Do you have any #tips for someone considering using them with @WordPress ?

mattbrett Spending my Saturday afternoon migrating my WP theme demo sites over to @bluehost. Going to take their shared service for a spin.

melodeeforbes Bluehost has world-class customer service! Simply royal experience & I will be forever loyal. THANK YOU @Bluehost!!! Seriously. Thank you!

melodeeforbes I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE @Bluehost!!!!! Patience. Excellence. Outstanding Customer Service. Todd Nelson you went OVER-THE-TOP & I'm blown away!

QuiltedMagnolia @GoMobiSolutions are you having issues with your website? Can't get your interface to load in @bluehost

mvandemar @bluehost ignore that last one, I am probably getting that due to the server I am trying to log in to being down.

mvandemar @bluehost as is

mvandemar @bluehost your server at is down.

BrittanyBDotCom Chatting w/ @Bluehost this morning. Seems to be a small hiccup w/ my #affiliate account today.

BrianHumek If anyone has a way for me to contact Dan Handy @Bluehost, please let me know. I have serious #webhosting problems I want remedied.

bluehost RT @TeamAdam76: @bluehost meh, in nova scotia we call that midly chilly:-)

TeamAdam76 @bluehost meh, in nova scotia we call that midly chilly:-)

bluehost We weren't kidding about the frigid temps!

muratozkent @bluehost i hope you's been 5 days now and all i told is to solve the issue by myself, then why do i need a support ? Regards

SpecialPhysX Dear G-d, Please give that @BlueHost tech support guy all the snow he can use! He sure did help me out last night! #24x7TechSupport! 4Real!

streetlife RT @streetlife: i miss working with @hostfw, seeing as @bluehost has chased me back into their arms

streetlife i miss working with @hostforweb, seeing as @bluehost has chased me back into their arms

WalksAndWalking@bluehost: One reason your server runs so well: we use the frigid UT air to cool them!” Is 97% uptime good? #bluehost

ajsalts are you down @bluehost? my sites are down and control panel is unavailable

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