Bluehost Packages For Hosting Your Fantastic Website

by erin on March 9, 2011

Bluehost looks like most other web hosting companies when you read their sales blurb so you tend to be a bit unimpressed at first. When you look a bit closer at the detail though, it starts to look attractive, with references to free and unlimited features. Once you see what you’re getting, even if it’s not 100% accurate, it still looks good enough to run with.

Once you read the terms and find there aren’t any extra charges, not even for setup, and a full money back guarantee, this looks like a great offer. You may have been caught out by such offers in the past, but this one could be different. At least it’s priced low enough to try it out.

Once you’ve paid your money and had your account set up, you log in to their website. Your account will be in the name of your primary domain, the one you registered with them first. Domain Manager is available via a tab on the first screen and that’s where you can assign lots of other “add-on” domains to your primary one. Each of these will have its own directory, where the domain’s home page is held.

If you need to register a new domain or transfer one, or perhaps have it assigned to cPanel, Domain Manager is the place to do that. CPanel is an amazing program, for anyone who’s never seen it. It has a very straightforward user interface, much better than the usual offerings from hosting providers. It’s very intuitive, with a relatively short learning curve. The control panels supplied by many web hosting companies are often unwieldy and take some time to get used to.

Once you look in detail at what cPanel offers you, you really begin to appreciate the value of what you’ve paid for. There are so many fantastic features that you didn’t expect to get, like SEO tools and various kinds of spam tools. You’ll see an amazing range of tools to manage your web hosting facilities.

You’ll find all the usual file handling tools, including the ever popular FTP, plus site and file backup utilities that you don’t always expect to see. You get site access logs and tools that let you manage security such as Secure Shell and directory passwords. When you include the database facilities, this is going to work miracles for your website.

Simple Scripts is really amazing. Once you click on its icon, a new world opens up with most of the open source web related software you’ve ever heard of including a wide choice of eCommerce shopping carts. WordPress is easy to install in the same way and it can be installed on each domain you have.

The Bluehost team has worked hard to earn their reputation as a reliable web hosting provider. With 24-hour support and online live chat, you have the assurance that you won’t be on your own in the event of a problem occurring. They have a hands off approach to their customers, in that they’re there if you need them but they won’t bother you if you don’t.

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