BlueHost is one of the best reseller hosting providers that was founded in 1996 by Matt Heaton, which is designed for personal and small businesses.
The company is highly recommended by customers for its speed, support and reliability price because of its newest cutting-edge technology and many years’ web hosting experience.
Based on hundreds of customers’ feedbacks in the real world, we have brought out a clear overall rating about the reseller hosting plans of this company as below:
BlueHost is really excellent on hosting service and has a great reputation in this field. In the following parts, we have in-depth reviewed the company with the price, features, hosting performance, and customer support, and help readers to learn more about this company.
In order to provide a high price value, this company has 3 flexible reseller hosting plans: Sky Blue, Electric Blue, and True Blue which are priced at $19.95/mo, $49.95/mo, and $99.95/mo regularly much cheaper than the majority of reseller hosting plans in the market. Besides, all of them include 1 free domain name.
|Sky Blue||Electric Blue||True Blue|
It is worth noting that customers can start with Sky Blue hosting package firstly, and then upgrade to Electric Blue or True Blue plans without any downtime.
In terms of features, BlueHost never let customers down. The company offers its customers with billing system (WHM), free private name servers, spam protection, SimpleScripts, website builder, cPanel, MySQL databases, FTP accounts, email addresses and the webmail interface. Besides, this company also has the last version of PHP, Ruby on Rails and MySQL. Check the details in the following table.
- Hosting DomainUnlimited
- Support24×7 US
- Auto RespondersUnlimited
- Web-based EmailYes
- Billing AccountcPanel WHM
- Control PanelcPanel
Scripts & Development
- Ruby on Rails3.2
- Python w/h CGIYes
- PHP5.2.17 & 5.3.10
- Perl w/h CGIYes
- Shell Access (SSH)Yes
- Cron JobYes
- .htaccess OverridesYes
- Customize PHP.iniYes
Ease of Use
The company provides customers with a flexible administration panel, which allows the customers to fully control WHM, cPanel, billing information and the support for WHM clients. Furthermore, customers can manage their web hosting clients with ease.
As the side of the client control panel, BlueHost offers a customized version of cPanel, which comes with a user-friendly interface and all the tools for the management of domain, website, email, database, and files. Besides, with the availability of an easy-to-use 1-click application installer, resellers can provide their own clients with a quick and easy way to install, update, or delete any applications.
In order to prove the statistics of 99.9% uptime claimed by the company, our editors have done a performance testing during the last 30 days with monitoring 24 hours a day as below:
As a result, BlueHost has achieved almost 100% uptime and fast server response time of 320ms on average. That totally shows up that BlueHost has an excellent hosting performance. Besides, the company powers all their super-fast hosted websites with up-to-date hardware, world-class dedicated data centers and their own customization on Linux kernel optimized for the shared web hosting.
For servers and data centers, the company uses 100% Dell servers with 4x AMD Opteron processors (4 cores), 64GB DDR3 memory, RAID 10 SATA3 and 1000MBits intranet connection to routers. Meanwhile, the company’s 20 million USD valued data centers are utilizing BGP4 auto-routing technology with 4 separate physical fiber lines and over 15,000 MBits internet bandwidth that can switch automatically away from any network providers which are experiencing problems.
BlueHost has an effective and responsive support team offering 24 hours a day and 7 days a week U.S. based technical support. Furthermore, there are multiple support channels, such as toll-free telephone, live chat and email. Therefore, customers can communicate with the experts as convenient as possible, and solve their problems in time.
Besides, this company promises the response time within 30 seconds, but less than that as we tested in practice. Thus, customers can be confirmed that whenever they meet problems, they can get help immediately.
According to our review, we find out BlueHost reseller hosting is not only a cost-effective web host but also a reliable hosting provider with excellent hosting performance. Besides, for its unmatched hosting service, the company is highly recommended by thousands of customers. Thus, if you want to start a reselling business on your own, this company is one of the best choices that you won’t go wrong.