Price (1 year): $20.95/mo ($251.4)
Type: Shared Cloud Hosting
Features: Daily Backups, Data Mirroring, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Privacy, Resource Scaling, Unlimited Websites, Unmetered Bandwidth, Varnish Cache
Shared CPU: 6 Cores
Shared RAM: 6 GB
Optional extras: Bluehost SEO Tools Start, Expert WP Support, SiteLock Monitoring, Website Migration.
Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back
Yearly or longer billing cycles
1 year prepaid billing cycle required to get the listed price. 2 years billing cycles adds a discount to the price and for 3 year billing cycles you get even more discount. There are no month-to-month billing options for this plan, unfortunately, which can be a pretty big drawback. If you want to pay monthly I would suggest to check out TMDHosting which has very similar shared cloud web hosting plans or even the premium web hosting company Liquid Web which only offers monthly billing!
Cloud plan benefits
You data on a cloud server like this is more reliable, it is mirrored 3 times to help withstand hardware failures and retain uptime. Loading speed benefits include the choice of 5 different levels of caching. If your traffic grows and you need more resources in the future then you can easily allocate more server resources or move to another plan all with the click of a button, all without restarts of your server or downtime at all. You can easily see how much resources you are using and if you should upgrade. Every cloud plan comes with a free domain name.
The Daily Backups extra costs $2.99/mo (included with the Pro plan) and lets you select backups from daily, weekly or monthly when and if you need to recover files. You can select only a couple of files and folders or the entire site depending on what you need. Domain Whois Privacy is $0.99/mo (included with the Pro plan) and lets you hide your personal name and contact information from your domain information that will be posted on lots of sites on the internet. Search Engine Jumpstart is a bundle with SEO resources and tips and costs $2.99/mo. You can get a lot of SEO tips for free online though, check out our guide and lists with resources here. The SiteLock Monitoring scans daily for lots of bad stuff like malware. It costs $1.99/mo.
Control panel integrated w/ marketplace and WordPress
The Bluehost shared cloud plan control panel is deeply integrated with WordPress and the Mojo addon marketplace. Ideally, you should use WordPress to get the most out of this hosting plan. It comes with easy installation of WordPress which is nice. The integrated marketplace offers lots of different products including expert WP support which costs $29/mo for the cheapest option and $149/mo for the most expensive option. If you think that you need that service you might want to compare plans that include WP support without charging extra for it. Other services includes Site Migration for $149, G Suite for $5/mo and much more.
You can also add more resources in the marketplace.
Even though this is the most expensive Bluehost cloud plan it is the one that gives the most bang for the buck. It includes SSL, dedicated IP, whois privacy for the free domain, and backups. No SSD storage though which is a pretty big drawback to all the Bluehost shared and cloud hosting plans.
Similarly priced options
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Price (3 years): $19.99/mo ($719.6)
Price (2 years): $24.99/mo ($599.8)
Price (1 year): $24.99/mo ($299.9)
Price (1 month): $29.99/mo
Type: VPS Hosting
Features: cPanel, FREE Domain, Managed, SSD Storage
CPU: 2 Cores
RAM: 2 GB
Space: 30 GB
Optional Extras: Bluehost SEO Tools Start, Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring.
Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back
All of the Bluehost web hosting plans include a FREE Domain. Domain Whois Privacy costs an extra $0.99/mo with this plan which is pretty expensive compared with some domain name registrars that give away this for free. All their VPS plans come with SSD storage included in the price. SiteLock Monitoring is another $1.99/mo and can be very useful to have - at least if you really need your site to always be 100% healthy and to reduce the potential downtime from malware and virus attacks by hackers. The SEO extra feature costs $2.99/mo and is not something I would recommend considering how the product (which consists of SEO guides) can easily be replaced by free info found on reputable sites online - More info here.
Data center location
Servers are located in the USA, in Provo in Utah.
Lots of power at a low prices ranks the Bluehost VPS plans as some of the best value plans you can get. Decent amount of SSD storage, a free domain and also live support are great benefits for choosing this plan.
However, the 30 day money back guarantee could be longer, and they could have accepted more payment options. They also do not allow adult content to be hosted on their servers.
Price (1 year): $25.00/mo ($300)
Price (1 month): $30.00/mo
Type: Cloud Hosting, WordPress Hosting
Location: Asia, Australia, EU, India, UK, USA
Features: CDN, Daily Backups, Expert WP Support, HTTP/2, Managed, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, Staging Site
Space: 3 GB
Max Websites: 1
Optional Extras: Cloudflare Railgun, Elasticsearch, Nginx Reverse Proxy, Redis.
You need to select yearly billing to get the listed price which includes 2 months for free.
This plan is limited to up to 20.000 monthly visitors and 1 WP installation. The included CDN is limited to 50 GB/mo. These are not hard limits, and your sites will continue to function if you exceed these numbers, it will cost extra though. $1 per 1.000 visit and $0.1 per GB CDN usage. You can also easily change into a more powerful plan, or a less powerful plan, with 1 click in your hosting dashboard.
WordPress hosted on the Google Cloud
With Kinsta you can host your WP site on lightning-fast Google data centers, all connected on their private global fiber network.
Data center location
Choose between the following 15 data centers: USA – Iowa, Oregon, South Carolina, Northern Virginia or Europe – Belgium, Germany, England, Netherlands or Asia – Singapore, India, Japan, Taiwan or Australia – Sydney or South America – Brazil or Canada.
Hosting plan features
With expert WordPress support, fast SSD storage, HTTP/2, Nginx and free CDN this plan is one of the absolute best choices for WordPress hosting. Maybe the fastest hosting of them all. The CDN is delivered by KeyCDN. Kinsta also does server-level caching and offers a custom-developed caching plugin for WordPress with auto purging when changes are made to your site.
Daily backups included is also really nice and adds even more value to this plan. With the staging area feature, you can easily create a copy of your site and test out new changes and plugins then push them to your live site with a click.
Price (1 year): $24.95/mo ($299.4)
Type: WordPress Hosting
Features: Daily Backups, DDoS Protection, Expert WP Support, FREE Domain Privacy, HTTP/2, Jetpack, Nginx Web Server, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, USA Based Support, WAF, WP-CLI
Space: 30 GB
Max Websites: 1
Optional Extras: WordPress Migration Service.
Guarantees: 100% Uptime, 30 Day Money Back
To get the price of $24.95/ mo you need to pre pay for 1 year of hosting. If you want to pay on a month-to-month basis the price will be slightly higher: $29.95/mo.
The DreamPress hosting plans has lots of bells and whistles for your WordPress site. They will install WP for you with several plugins and themes that are considered "battle-tested" by DreamHost. They promise to serve your web pages lightning fast with features like SSD storage, Object Caching, HTTP2, PHP 7 and the Jetpack plugin. You also get access to WordPress Expert Support 24/7.
Migrating to DreamPress
The WordPress Migration Service costs $99 and promises to seamlessly move your WordPress installation over to your new hosting without downtime. It costs $99 which I think is a bit expensive considering you are also moving your hosting to this company. It could be good value though if you have lots of content and plugins that would make your site a real hassle to move and might require paid plugins to get the job done anyways.
A .com domain is $11.99 for the first year and slightly more after that, which is great considering that the Whois Privacy is free.
They only accept credit and debit cards and that is a slight drawback. The 30-day money back guarantee is OK. The limiting of how many websites you can host is another drawback. Or at least it could be if you have multiple sites.
The performance features of the DreamPress plans are nice and will help your sites load fast with features like Brotli compression, HTTP/2 and the Nginx web server. Your site will also get HTTPS by default. If you outgrow your DreamPress plan you can upgrade with a simple click of the mouse unless you are already hosted with the most powerful plan.
Dreamhost states that this plan is suitable for websites with around 30.000 monthly visitors. You get the premium version of the Jetpack plugin which has a value of $299/year and you get 3 calls/mo to your own Concierge Phone Support if needed! 1-click install of Woo Commerce is an optional extra.