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Bluehost ratingHeard Bluehost giving problems? Some say Blue host scams? Saw some issues, complaints and bad experiences? Can these negative reviews be trusted? Heard some horror stories about their limitations? READ THIS FIRST!

If you are considering to get a hosting account from Bluehost, you may want to (or probably have tried to) search for the keywords “Bluehost Sucks” on Google. However, the result may confuse you. Perhaps you have read tons of good stuff and rave reviews about Bluehost thus far.

Bluehost experiences and stories like below may make you think twice to signup with Bluehost:

  • “its true Bluehost sucks a lot, if you register a domain with them, YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TRANFER IT even if the state is UNLOCKED…”
  • “I did the wrong and i lost my money in that trash called Bluehost. Bluehost sucks man, its the worse hosting company, actually its a FAKE… ”
  • “Bluehost sucks for ever! Even they have stolen my domain also when I tried to move of out their servers. Always your sites will be down… “

If you go through each of Googles result pages, it seems there are thousands of unsatisfied customers who have been through some sticky situation with Bluehost. If you search for the keywords “Bluehost sucks”, you see that there are more than 100 results by Google. That is a lot of bad things said about one hosting (assuming all those result pages talks about why this hosting provider really sucked). There may a few more result pages when you search for “Bluehost scam”, “Bluehost issues“, or ”Bluehost problems“. Should these hate or complaint sites worry you after you have read so many positive reviews? Should hate pages make you change your mind?

Hosting Total Pages
About Web Host
Total Hate Pages
About This Host
Hate/Pages Ratio
Bluehost 1,600,000 1,480 0.09 %

Think again. Do not dismiss the fact that Bluehost is one of the top 20 web hosting in America. You have read the other Bluehost reviews elsewhere. Bluehost does what a hosting company should do. That is, Bluehost actually answers their phones, replies to their emails, responds to live chat requests, doesn’t rip you off, and provides quality hosting. So among the millions of satisfied clients, surely they will be a few who disagree. Let us look at the numbers above.

From the above number, only one out of every thousand pages about Bluehost says that this hosting sucks. This is still very good considering other hostings we have looked at have way worst ratio. The hate pages is really negligible.

We know, finding a good web hosting can be tiring and time consuming, when you should be building your blog or selling your product. So our verdict: recommends Bluehost

You have seen the numbers. You should look no further. Follow the discount link below and get a domain name for free. Hesitate no more. Bluehost is what you want to signup with today:

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Domain Tips: We highly recommend that you do not use the free domain for life offer to register your key or important web domain name. Use a separate or different domain names registration company instead. This can avoid domain transfer problem in the future. Many people will want to move to a different hosting company when the needs arises. There are many low cost domain registration services you can use nowadays. Moreover, get one of the best online backup services if you need to store non-website-related files because most web hosting are not happy to see unrelated files in their so called “unlimited” webspace.


> Even The Best Hostings Suck Sometimes

this is not true in my experience. one host that never sucks is there are others–some even better–but less well known than

btw, imho this is a more accurate way to calculate your ratio:

“bluehost sucks” = 2,070
“bluehost rocks” = 1,570

total sucks + hates = 3,640

2070 / 3640 = 0.56868

sucks / total = 56.87 %

Great idea. We have recalculated the Bluehost ratio based on your formula here:

At first, we are reluctant to use the “Bluehost Rocks” search results because we know that very satisfied customers don’t make noise as much as those who think a hosting “sucks”. So there will be less “Hosting-X Rocks” pages to look at.

Actually, we found some interesting facts from our new Bluehost Rating analysis.

However, we have to disagree with you about because their comparable package is priced at $50. That is about 10 times more expensive than Bluehost. With that price, you can get a dedicated server or 10 shared hosting accounts from Bluehost, and almost any hosting will treat you well if you are willing to pay that much 🙂

I wrote a post recently that described my BH My account was suspended because I purportedly was ‘backing up or archiving files’. I asked the question: What is a backup or archive with respect to a site? If I put zip files on the site is that a prohibited backup? This is important because BH will suspend your account WITHOUT NOTICE if it ‘feels’ you are backing up files.

So my question remains valid. BH needs to state what a backup or archive is or is not. The Terms and Conditions does not tell us.

This is very important, and a number of people have been suspended. If I have a client with a site that includes a zip or archive BH may ‘feel’ this is objectionable. Then WITHOUT NOTICE BH may shut down or suspend the ENTIRE HOSTED ACCOUNT. That’s right, every client that you sold a site to will be suspended. So there is a huge revenue concern here.

(this was a post at the BH forum). They bait and switch with the “unlimited space” advertisement . The space is limited.


I hope you don’t take the word “unlimited” to mean infinite. Realistically, it just means that you get enough space more than you ever need for a regular use, or it is something like an unreachable limit. Read their TOS. If are hosting a file/movie/photo/archive sharing, get a dedicated server! I am sure you can reason with them if only one client of yours is misbehaving and they can shutdown that one account.

The “abusers” make life of decent users like us harder than it should be, when the web hosts put more and more constraints on what we can do on our hosting account.

* We predict that the “unlimited” bytes hard-drive will never be invented, but all web hosting will offer unlimited everything in the future – go figure

I agree with you about these deceiving “unlimited space” advertising slogans. There should be a line between false advertising and otherwise acceptable “puffing”. This is not specific only to this web host. They are all doing it – they are only a few hosts not using such advertising today.

But we will grow to accept them in our life, just like we accepted phrases like “It keeps going, and going, and going…” by Energizer – Do you believe that they are selling batteries with unlimited life? Or my wireless provider is giving unlimited free landline calls – does that mean I can start calling everyone in the phone directory and sell them my homemade cookies…? I wish.

I am very happy with Bluehost’s service. I signed up with 1and1 for a client site and have been trying to cancel that account for a year and a half now. I work on the Net and my husband has a computer science degree from MIT and *we* found the cancellation process Byzantine, to say the least. Three times we were told it was cancelled, only to be billed again, one of which went into collection because, silly me, I believed the email that said it had been cancelled. And now we’re being billed for the late fee because of that collection. I will pay it, of course, but these practices are seriously edging close to being fraudulent.

We have talked with myriad people there, the most recent of which admitted that it would do us no good to complain. Good companies with good services do not treat their customers this way. As I said, I’m delighted with Bluehost and recommend them highly.

My site has been up and down all day. Midphase. Have been good until now. Was down one day last week too. Offer 24/7 support but if they are down is no good. Am thinking of going somewhere else.

Right now is down. And they keep giving me canned excuses.

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