My name is Caleb, and I am currently a student in College. For a recent class project, I decided to create a website for a fictional English Lit course(http://finalproject.calebcthomas.com). I wanted full control over the aesthetics of the site, as such, I knew that self-hosting would be my best option. After researching and comparing many hosting services I settled with BlueHost.
I first heard of BlueHost through the recommendations of several podcasts I frequently listen to. Aside from being recommended by sources I trust, I also really liked the lack of limits on customers–unlimited number of domains, sub-domains, hosting space, file transfers, and email addresses. Also, by purchasing my hosting through the affiliate link of a podcast that I love, I was able to receive a discount on a purchase I already intended to make, and financially support the podcast at the same time.
The user experience is great–its simple to add more domains, create email accounts, access files from your server, and anything else you would need from your hosting company. They also have a one click, super simple, WordPress install, which makes building a WordPress site quick and easy.
At times my site seems to load a little slow–but I am not sure if this is a problem with BlueHost’s shared servers being overwhelmed, or a problem with the coding of my site itself. If this was a site I was trying to increase traffic to it might be something I would need to check into, but as this was simply a class project there was no need.
Overall, I am definitely happy with my service with BlueHost, and recommend their service often. I give them a 4.5/5.