Best Free Web Hosting Services (2022) – Forbes Advisor
Bluehost is a popular website hosting service, especially among the WordPress crowd. It doesn’t offer a free plan, but its user-friendly WordPress management dashboard is a standout feature that’s well worth the cost. In it, you can monitor WordPress themes and plugins outside of the WordPress environment. If you’re experiencing site errors due to theme or plugin conflicts and you can’t connect to WordPress, you can troubleshoot and recover your site quickly from the Bluehost dashboard.
You can install various website applications, such as Joomla and Drupal on Bluehost, but it’s not as easy to manage as other services. WordPress seems to be at the center of Bluehost’s web hosting services and it really excels here. Its basic hosting plan supports one website, all others support unlimited websites. Bandwidth is not metered, which means you don’t pay based on traffic, but excessive traffic might force an upgrade to a higher plan, virtual private service (VPS), or dedicated servers.
All Bluehost plans give you a free domain SSL certificate, unlimited email accounts, free Yoast SEO tools, 24/7 phone and chat support, and a helpful knowledge base. All plans have a 30-day money-back guarantee:
- Basic: $2.95 per month paid annually;, renews at $9.99 per month
- More: $5.45 per month paid annually; renews at $14.99 per month
- Choice Plus: $5.45 per month paid annually; renews at $18.99 per month
- Pro: $13.95 per month paid annually; renews at $28.99 per month
24/7 phone and live chat, plus a knowledge base with tutorials and videos.
Bluehost does not publish uptime statistics, but claims that issues are usually resolved within 15 minutes.
Learn more: Read our full Bluehost review.
Who should use it:
Bluehost is a good choice for WordPress users who don’t mind paying for hosting and for new users who want user-friendly WordPress management and on-demand customer support.