Many web hosts have complicated price structuring that limit their cheapest packages in various ways. The standard service from BlueHost is totally unlimited and comes as a single monthly flat rate. There are also a range of Virtual Private Server (VPS) packages that provide different levels of storage and speed and include the full range of functionality that you need to manage multiple websites or databases. There is also a choice of three dedicated server options that come with the complete range of BlueHost’s services and features.
The standard shared hosting package comes complete with unlimited bandwidth and storage space and includes all of the features that you need to get your website online quickly with only a minimum amount of computer skills. Every account comes with a range of one click script installations, a free website builder and all of the functionality that is required to manage as many websites as you want to set up. Every account comes with one year’s free domain registration for one URL as well as a marketing package that includes $100 of AdWords credits and free directory listings on sites like YellowPages.com. There are a few added extras like SSL certificates that cost extra, but almost all of the features are included in the monthly fee of $6.95 and this is usually discounted for new customers to give them a honeymoon period in which to get their websites established.
There are four levels of VPS service available beginning at $29.99 per month but, once again this is heavily discounted for new customers. The four levels of service correspond to the amount of storage space available and start at the single core, 2GB RAM, 30 GB storage with 1 TB per month of data transfer. These increase incrementally according to the speed and storage available with the dual core, 4 GB RAM, 60 GB storage package at $59.99 per month, the triple core package at $89.99 per month and the top priced quad core deal costing $119.99 per month. The VPS packages come with all of the features provided by the shared hosting deal as well as enhanced cPanel, integrated cloud services, root access and guaranteed server resources. The instant provisioning and super high speed servers ensure that you will be up and using your VPS services immediately.
The dedicated servers provide even greater levels of connectivity and reliability. These are offered in three levels that are determined by the storage space, RAM and data transfer limits. The basic dedicated server account starts at $74.99 per month and provides 4 GB RAM and 5 TB per month of data transfer. The mid priced package includes double the amount of RAM and monthly data transfer for $99.99 per month while the Premium service is $129.99 per month for 16 GB RAM and 15 TB of data transfer included.
These prices include all of the functionality that you need and this is the key to the cost effectiveness of BlueHost pricing. Compared to the cost of upgrading a standard package from their major competitors this service offers genuine value for money because of the unlimited features that are included as standard.