With Bluehost, new site owners have the drag-and-drop simplicity of the Weebly website builder and goMobi mobile site builder at their fingertips. This makes launching a new online brand, store, or personal site from scratch relatively painless. Sure, site building has its headaches for newbies, but the Bluehost team is ready and willing to assist you every step of the way.
Although I’m going to talk about the WordPress CMS every now and then, I want to emphasize that this is primarily a direct comparison between WordPress.com and Bluehost. WordPress.com is the branch of the company that handles web hosting while WordPress.org is in charge of the CMS. I think that’s an important distinction to make moving forward because we’re primarily interested in what WordPress.com has to offer.

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Formed in 2003, Bluehost has long been one of the foremost shared hosts on the planet, and they now power more than two million websites. What’s more, Bluehost is on a short list of providers with the official WordPress seal of approval, doled out by the WordPress Core team. With an experienced team, competitive pricing, and always-there support, Bluehost is King when it comes to WordPress hosting services.

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Regardless of which of the three machines you go for, you’ll have at least a quad-core @ 2.3 GHz CPU, 500 GB of storage, 4 GB of RAM, and 5 TB of bandwidth to work with. The specs will obviously be even better if you decide to buy one of the more expensive plans. In addition to access to a powerful machine, all dedicated hosting packages also include a number of very useful features. Some of the highlights include free domain names, SSL certificates, dedicated IPs, and more.
When it comes to shared hosting, Bluehost offers four packages to choose from, with prices ranging between $2.95 and $13.95 per month. Bluehost has a very cheap entry point compared to most of the other big hosting providers and even its most expensive package is quite fairly priced. Two of the four packages – Plus and Choice Plus – actually have the same price for the first term so there’s no real reason not to go with Choice Plus right off the bat. Once the first term expires, Choice Plus will become more expensive but you can downgrade to the cheaper version afterward if you wish.
WordPress is the most popular CMS on the planet and powers nearly 30% of all websites. This widespread use due, in large part, to its usability and zero-dollar cost. But, even though the open-source software is free to use to create a website, you’re going to need a robust hosting solution to power it. Our top-ranked WordPress host, InMotion, offers a number of plans built specifically to run the CMS. And the host’s proprietary site builder, BoldGrid, brings a drag-and-drop functionality to WordPress that simplifies site creation. Bluehost also provides robust hosting support for WordPress. In fact, the host is one of the few providers approved by the WordPress.org Core team. Let’s see how the two hosts fared in this head-to-head battle
Quick Tip: We taped a couple of pieces of paper together that were scaled to the exact width of the door that we had planned to build. Then we drew the top trim boards based on our measurements and "installed" the paper on the rail with the hardware. This was a GREAT way to visualize how the door would cover the closet door casing and also allowed us to confirm that the boards we were planning on using to trim the face of the door would line up nicely with the hanging hardware. I like to visualize things before completely committing whenever possible. 

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I’ve already mentioned some of the features you can expect from Bluehost and WordPress but let’s delve a bit deeper into this topic. Bluehost is known for including a lot of great features with all of its packages but can WordPress claim the same? The usefulness of some of the features listed below will likely vary from person to person but I think all of them are important and should be taken into consideration before you decide to sign up with any hosting provider.

WordPress provides eCommerce integration but only with its most expensive hosting plan. In return, you get access to everything from site monetization and SEO tools to premium storefront themes and integrations with top shipping carriers. The features you get by signing up for this plan are certainly not bad but paying $45 a month is a bit steep if you ask me. By comparison, Bluehost only charges $12.95 for its most expensive eCommerce package.


When you build a website, you want visitors to come and see what you've done. To get them there, you need a unique domain name that connects to your sites servers. Domain name registration is required to ensure that no one else in the world can claim ownership of your web site's address and to make finding your website simple. Find your one of a kind domain name.

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Before making a quick decision, we thought we would install the rail to get a good idea of how far away from the wall the door would hang, and if the trim would interfere with it at all. Bryan easily had the rail installed in less than an hour and didn't even call me in to help (using the included installation instructions). Yay Bryan! Except I was instantly confused by the placement of the rail. He used the large bolts that came with the rail kit and installed them directly into the wall studs. Which made complete sense. But, this meant that the rail didn't go all the way to the corner of the room (it was just an inch or two short). If you want to be extremely specific about the rail placement, then you actually need to install a ledger board into the studs first, and then the rail can be installed anywhere into the ledger. Bryan knew I didn't want to use a ledger board if I could help it, so he just assumed going into the studs was the answer. But then I wasn't sure if I loved that the hardware didn't land exactly into the corner. And that led to another decision to make. 

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You get 24/7/365 basic customer support for all the plans. If you need a team of server-admin experts to support you, we offer a fully-managed support plan for an additional charge. We also provide ala carte service offerings to solve specific issues through our hosting premium support. Of course, we also offer a rich library of detailed help articles. You can learn more about the support services in our Statement of Support.

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Bluehost does offer an automatic backup system along with daily scheduled backups, albeit these are only included for free with certain hosting plans. However, you can add a backup system to the packages that don’t already include it for just $3 a month, which is a small price to pay for keeping your files safe. That, or you can simply back up your files via FTP as mentioned earlier.

For plans or packages featuring unlimited websites, domains, or email accounts, we do not enforce any official limitations. Customers are able to utilize as many of these features as they wish. That said, these are of course not infinite resources and there are inherent maximums associated with the technology powering them. For example, while email account creation is unlimited, these rely on the file storage available on the account. Therefore customers need to be operating within the Terms of Service to ensure resources are available to fully enable email functionality. Customers operating within the Terms of Service have yet to come up against technical boundaries for email, domains, or websites.

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Good news, website owners: The software that powers upward of 25% of websites is free and open for public enjoyment and customization! WordPress is ready for download at WordPress.org, and the team is actively maintaining its core code. So long as you stay current with your WP software versions and install plugins with caution, the site-building possibilities and benefits of WordPress are seemingly endless.

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Most of the time you’ll want to go with the cheapest possible hosting plan when you’re launching a new website. Unless you’re very experienced in terms of traffic acquisition, chances are you’ll probably have few visitors during the first few months. Once your traffic reaches a certain threshold, you’ll need to upgrade to a better plan and periodically repeat this process as your website continues to grow.
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If you decide to sign up with WordPress there’s quite a price difference between the company’s four hosting plans. The first two tiers are actually pretty reasonably priced (and VERY limited), but there’s a significant cost increase when you upgrade to the third tier (first tier with decent limitations, but costs $25/month and offers the exact same features at this Bluehost plan which is 8 times cheaper). To make matters worse, the final tier is almost twice as expensive as the previous one so the scalability here is anything but smooth.
Like the popular Related Posts section below each post on many themes and templates, Categories and Labels are a great tool to help your readers find what they’re looking for. And they do not want to scroll through a list of 595 Labels to find what they’re looking for. Or even a list of 20 on a single post, wondering which Category will lead them to what they’re looking for.
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If you’re serious about building a great website that attracts loads of visitors each month, you’ll eventually need to move away from shared hosting altogether. This type of hosting can definitely do the job when you’re just starting out but it’s simply not enough for websites that receive a lot of visitors. Once you’re ready to move to the next level, I wholeheartedly recommend Bluehost because they have a lot to offer for websites both small and big. WordPress, on the other hand, only offers shared hosting, which won’t be enough past a certain point.
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Bluehost is so renowned as a great hosting provider that WordPress.org itself recommends using it over its own platform. Not only that but Bluehost is actually WordPress.org’s number 1 choice. Strangely enough, the company barely mentions its own hosting services on its .org website, which is likely one of the reasons why WordPress isn’t very popular as a hosting provider. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though.
That may sound a bit confusing so let me elaborate a bit here. WordPress is best known for its CMS (Content Management System) that powers millions of websites around the world. What many people might not know, however, is that the company also dabbles a bit in web hosting. The hosting isn’t really a big part of WordPress’ business, but why? Is the hosting not very good or is it maybe too expensive?

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Unfortunately, neither Bluehost nor WordPress give users the option of paying on a month-by-month basis for their shared hosting subscription. WordPress only works with annual billing cycles while Bluehost accepts annual, biannual and triannual payments. Paying for two or three years in advance grants you certain discounts so it helps to sign up for the long haul if possible.
Before making a quick decision, we thought we would install the rail to get a good idea of how far away from the wall the door would hang, and if the trim would interfere with it at all. Bryan easily had the rail installed in less than an hour and didn't even call me in to help (using the included installation instructions). Yay Bryan! Except I was instantly confused by the placement of the rail. He used the large bolts that came with the rail kit and installed them directly into the wall studs. Which made complete sense. But, this meant that the rail didn't go all the way to the corner of the room (it was just an inch or two short). If you want to be extremely specific about the rail placement, then you actually need to install a ledger board into the studs first, and then the rail can be installed anywhere into the ledger. Bryan knew I didn't want to use a ledger board if I could help it, so he just assumed going into the studs was the answer. But then I wasn't sure if I loved that the hardware didn't land exactly into the corner. And that led to another decision to make.
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