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1/5, 1 from 7 reviews
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Overall Rating:
1/5,
Price:
1/5,
Support:
1.43/5,
Network Quality:
1/5,
Expertise:
1/5,
  1. TechBae
    Bluehost really sucks!
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Mar 22, 2016
    Support:
    4.00/5,
    Network Quality:
    1.00/5,
    Pros
    • + Support is good
    Cons
    • - a lot of downtime
    They have a lot of downtime and can degrade your visitors according to their needs. However, their Support is good, at least, better than Hostgator. Hostgator is also becoming worse nowadays. New hosting companies are doing well as compared to these award-winning companies. Siteground and Inmotion is a better choice and they know How to treat their customers.
    One member found this helpful.
  2. Carla2500
    My Review of Bluehost
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Jul 6, 2015
    Support:
    1.00/5,
    Cons
    • - They limit the number of files
    I was this company's customer for two years until I discovered a limitation I didn't know of. They limit the number of files in accounts to fifty thousand. When I reached that limit I was unable to add more videos, photo's and pages to my account and my website became slow as well. Bluehost's slow customer service was unable and unwilling to resolve my problem. That was the reason why I cancelled my account with this company.
    One member found this helpful.
  3. fattony69
    With Bluehost I got hacked, again!
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Feb 4, 2011
    Support:
    1.00/5,
    Network Quality:
    1.00/5,
    With Bluehost I got hacked and ever when I told them and they said they "fixed it", I got hacked again. Go with Liquidweb. Hands down amazing service!
  4. Oldsmoboi
    bad situation with Bluehost
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Jan 4, 2011
    Support:
    1.00/5,
    Network Quality:
    1.00/5,
    Expertise:
    1.00/5,
    Cons
    • - they have their query max runtime set way too low
    We had a similarly bad situation with Bluehost.

    They only really want basic static websites on there servers. Start doing any real business, traffic, or bandwidth and they'll shut you down.

    My problem with them was that they have their query max runtime set way too low for the servers they are running on. Someone would do a text search on the forums, it would run long, and they'd end the MySQL process on me which would mark my largest table (the posts table) as "crashed".

    Likewise I couldn't run a repair on that table because, yet again, the query would run long and they'd down the MySQL process again.

    Their response was "There is something wrong with your query"
    Me:"Uhm.. it's a standard table repair... maybe there is something wrong with the stupidly low limits you put on queries?"
    Them: "no, there is something wrong with your query"
    Me: "uhm... maybe it's because you've vastly oversold your servers so you can't let any one query take longer than 3 seconds or else your house of cards will come crashing down?"
    Them:"There is something wrong with your query"
    Me:"Screw you guys! Give me my data so I can go somewhere else!"
    One member found this helpful.
  5. HallofFamer
    Stay away from bluehost
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Jan 4, 2011
    Price:
    1.00/5,
    Support:
    1.00/5,
    Network Quality:
    1.00/5,
    Cons
    • - hosting account was suspended
    Well I went on a vacation a few days ago and returned on Jan, 2nd only to find my hosting account was suspended. I was furious that I even used many swear words against Bluehost's employee in livechat. It turned out that I was using 2101 database tables while they had set up a policy that no one would be allowed to use more than 1000. This sounds rather ridiculous to me for the following reasons:

    1. Bluehost allows 100 databases maximum, but with a limit of 1000 database, or 10 tables per database. I was running 2101 database tables with roughly 30 databases in total, 10 tables per database is too extreme of a requirement and it just doesnt even make any sense.

    2. I never ever received a notification from bluehost informing me of this change of policy and that I should lower the total number of database tables to below 1000 to avoid site suspension. I only happened to learn this limit after my site was suspended. Because I was on a vacation and took days off from my forum, it had been down for days! This is not surprising though. Looks like Bluehost never informs its customers of their scheduled downtimes either...

    3. More importantly, bluehost did not have this stupid limit atm I purchased a three year deal back in Spring 2009. This annoys me the most, since I definitely wouldnt have got such a service if I had known this limit back then. I asked the one at livechat and he said it was a policy added just a few months ago. But come on who cares? I got this hosting account about two years from now!!! I dont even think it was legal to do this, since it apparently broke their promises to customers. It is no different from a vps hosting service downgrading to shared host. Sadly Bluehost wouldnt even pay back 20% of my initial payment for breaking their promises.

    Anyway, I did manage to cut the database tables to below 1000 in total and restore my site back, but what has been lost is lost. My forum was boosting with 95+ members and 700+ visitors online everyday, and now the number is 70 and 500. I seriously wonder if my forum will ever become this popular again, thanks to bluehost. I also had to apologize to loyal members who stick to my site/forum, as if it were mostly my own fault. But what exactly was my fault other than me trusting bluehost's crappy hosting service? You got it...

    So yeah, I'd highly recommend you guys/gals to stay away from bluehost(and its sister hosting site hostmonster). Choosing an appropriate hosting service is the first step to build a successful community, I hope you wont repeat the same mistake I made...
    One member found this helpful.
  6. violet
    here I sit, with no forum.
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Sep 8, 2008
    Support:
    1.00/5,
    Network Quality:
    1.00/5,
    Expertise:
    1.00/5,
    Well, reading this post was enlightening.

    I'm trying to solve a problem with my forum hosted on Bluehost

    Friday it went down for no reason. I hadn't done anything. Support guy commented out a line of code and got it back up, but I don't think that was particularly the answer.

    Now I'm getting a 500 error and after over a half hour on the phone, I don't think they have a clue what's going on. It's throwing errors which I think have something to do with the php but I don't know enough about it to figure it out. The tech guy told me to upload all my files again, but I don't have time to do that right now, especially if I don't know if it's causing the problem.

    *heavy sigh*

    Hopefully someone on the simple machines forum will have a clue, as I've posted my sad story there.

    Earlier today I got an "exceeded CPU" error for nearly 5 minutes. I really think it's their problem, but here I sit, with no forum. :(
    One member found this helpful.
  7. crazypenguin
    My experience with Bluehost has been horrid.
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Jul 13, 2008
    Support:
    1.00/5,
    Network Quality:
    1.00/5,
    Expertise:
    1.00/5,
    I fell for Bluehost's marketing trap as well. If Bluehost's service was as good as their marketing program, they would be far the best shared web hosting company in the business. But my experience with Bluehost has been horrid. In fact it would take nothing short of a novel to begin to describe the problems I have had with Bluehost. Some of the problems with Bluehost included a lot of downtime, email that never worked, sql data base crashes, and the famous dreaded cpu exceeds errors locking me out of my account.

    I have created a blog where I have voiced my opinions about Bluehost.

    Bluehost Blues my overall experience while being hosted with Bluehost.
    Bluehost Exposed which describes where some of those "top ten" list review sites come from.
    Bluehost Cult even more insanity about Bluehost's tactics and games.
    Bluehost TOS which describes the issues with Bluehost's Terms of Service.

    Needless to say I am no longer using Bluehost as a web host.

    At present I am using Downtownhost, A2hosting, and nearlyfreespeech.net. I have had no significant problems with any of my present web hosting companies.
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