Bluehost CodeGuard Not Worth it: Alternatives

The in-built Bluehost backup is pretty pathetic. Even worse than Hostgator's. So obviously you need something to help protect your website when something goes wrong. The Bluehost CodeGuard add-on starts at $2.74/m. But in my opinion, it's just not worth it. Too little disk space, and the basic plan … [Read more...]

GreenGeeks vs Bluehost: The Servers are Different

The biggest difference between GreenGeeks and Bluehost, is that all GreenGeeks servers use LiteSpeed and MariaDB instead of Apache and MySQL. Bluehost on the other hand, just uses the normal LAMP software stack. There are other differences too as explained below. 1. LiteSpeed Makes Things Faster … [Read more...]

Bluehost Managed WordPress vs “Regular” WordPress

The ordinary Bluehost WordPress plan is just regular shared hosting with a few WordPress specific features like automatic installation and updates. No big deal. By contrast, the Bluehost managed WordPress package is a lot more powerful and provides a more advanced experience for WordPress users. … [Read more...]

The Bluehost WordPress Plan is Just Shared Hosting!

Until sometime in early 2018, the Bluehost WordPress plan was special. It stood out from regular shared hosting by being far more capable and could handle a huge number of visitors without stuttering. It also had a price to match. For marketing reasons, they were forced to add "ordinary" WordPress … [Read more...]

Bluehost Price Increase to $4.95/m: A Warning?

Big news coming out of Bluehost - they've increased the pricing on all their shared hosting plans by $1/m. Here's a screenshot of the price increase even for the full 36-month duration: New Pricing of $4.95/m with Bluehost This effects almost all the current Bluehost coupons, including the … [Read more...]

How to Point a Domain Name to a Server’s IP Address

When you buy a VPS server, you can access it with an IP address. This tutorial will show you how to access the server with a domain name instead. Setup: Domain Points to Something Else Say you have a DigitalOcean VPS, and an IP address to access it. For example, I've just set up Apache on a … [Read more...]

Bluehost: How to Transfer a Domain to Another Registrar

There are two situations when you want to transfer a domain from Bluehost: To another registrar like SiteGround, Hostgator, or some other web host. To another person - like if you sold the domain name or something In both these situations, the process is the same with only one difference … [Read more...]

Bluehost Limits: Disk, Bandwidth, and CPU Restrictions

There was a time when Bluehost used to give detailed information about CPU resource usage and throttling. Sadly, that information is no longer available. However, you can still check your other resource usage stats. This is a tutorial on how to do that with the new interface. The resource usage … [Read more...]

How to Get The Bluehost Special Offer $2.95 Deal

Sometimes when you visit their page, there's a Bluehost special offer at $2.95/month pricing. Here's a screenshot: However, it isn't always available. Most of the time you see the $3.95/month pricing instead: Maximizing your Chances of Getting the Discount To increase your chances of … [Read more...]

Bluehost Free SSL Finally Arrives – Will GoDaddy Follow?

I woke up this morning to the good news that Bluehost free SSL is now available with Let's Encrypt for ALL its hosting plans - not just WordPress. This is great. I went over to check their website, and it's true: Going through Twitter, I heard that Hostgator was also in the process of … [Read more...]