Bluehost is one of the most affordable hosting platforms out there and is a great option for people starting out with their first website or starting a blog. There are several different Bluehost pricing plans so we wanted to share with you today the benefits and prices of each hosting plan.
Bluehost WordPress Hosting Pricing Plans
The cheapest plan you can get from Bluehost is $2.95/mo (for a 3-year contract) for one site. You also get a free domain name. This is a shared hosting plan so you won’t be able to make custom configurations to the underlying server, but it is a great plan to host your first blog or website on. We actually hosted Capitalize My Title on this plan when we first started.
You can spend a little more per month and get hosting for unlimited sites with unlimited storage. Another great option if you want to begin expanding. Make sure that you understand what contract duration you need to commit to in order to receive this discount.
Shared Website Hosting Pricing Plans
Similar to the shared WordPress hosting above, Bluehost also offers website hosting with an additional monthly hosting option that offers extra speed and a dedicated IP address.
VPS Hosting Plans
If you’re looking for more speed and control for your site, you should try a VPS (Virtual Private Server). This gives your site dedicated computing resources including processing cores, storage, and memory (RAM) so that your site can run unimpeded by other sites. These are obviously a bit more expensive than the shared hosting plans above since you are using dedicated resources from Bluehost, but the price is definitely worth it once your site has grown significantly. If you are getting hundreds or thousands of page views a day, it is time to upgrade to a VPS.
These VPS pricing plans range from $18.99/mo-$59.99/mo depending on how much storage, processing cores, and memory you need. If you only have one site, we recommend the Standard plan at $18.99/mo.
Dedicated Hosting Plans
Once your site has grown to tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of page views per day, it is time to get a dedicated hosting plan. These plans give you your own server with their own dedicated resources. You also get premium backups services like hard drive redundancy so you can be sure your websites are always live.