SHARED HOSTING

Build a website & get online. It starts here.

With Bluehost Shared Hosting, you get all the flexibility, reliability, speed and security you need to build your website and get it online for the world to see.

Plans built to suit your needs, your budget - your website.

Affordable plans that make it easy to build and get your website up and running.

All plans include.

Domain Manager

Our domain manager makes it easy to track, update, transfer, purchase and administer all of your domains in one place. Plus and Business Pro accounts support unlimited add-on and parked domains, subdomains, and even domestic and international domains.

Resource Protection

Our technology identifies websites using excessive resources and temporarily re-assigns them to isolated systems. This defends your website performance and mitigates the risk normally associated with shared servers.

Scalability

Start with what you need and move to more powerful options as your website grows. Our custom technology lets you upgrade in just a few clicks.

SSL Certificates

Powered by Let's Encrypt, each SSL Certificate provided helps secure the connection between your websites and your visitors. This helps keep personal information, e-commerce transactions, and other sensitive data safeguarded.

Advanced plans and add-ons.

Multi-Server Management

Need more than one account? Easily add Shared, VPS, or Dedicated services to your account. Simple log in and effortlessly manage all of your shared web hosting services in one place.

Access Control

Create unique passwords restricting access to different activities in your account. Generate one for billing and ownership information, one for cPanel and dedicated server access, and of course a master password for the entire account.

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

CloudFlare, an advanced CDN, is built directly into your account and it automatically increases the performance of your site. Enable CloudFlare instantly, for free, on any of your websites without any coding changes.

Advanced Capabilities

Use advanced capabilities like Secure Shell (SSH) access, server-side includes, log file access and web-based managers for files, databases and email. Customize your own .htaccess files, cron jobs and php.ini files.

Unique IPs

Enable advanced control of ports and further protect your account by securing an IP address assigned to your websites only.

Domain Privacy

Prevent identity theft, spam and phishing attacks by masking the personal information associated with your domain name.

SiteLock

Defend your websites against attacks and malware by detecting and fixing vulnerabilities and threats before they cause problems.

CodeGuard

CodeGuard works behind the scenes, taking daily backups and saving each as a separate version - making it easy to turn back the clock in case of a disaster.

Spam Protection

Powered by Google, Postini filters out harmful and unwanted content before it reaches your inbox, isolating quarantined messages for you to review.

What is
Shared Hosting?

Shared Hosting is perfect for getting started online. Built on top of a reliable platform and backed by 24/7 expert support, Bluehost's Shared Hosting is perfect to build a website, get online and scale your business. Check out our video.

Beyond Shared Hosting

Hosting options that work to your specific needs.

WordPress

Unlock the limitless design freedom of WordPress with expert support.

eCommerce Hosting

Everything you need to start selling online with plans built for e-commerce.

VPS

Gain more control and flexibility with a Virtual Private Server.

Dedicated

Give your high-value website more power and security.

SUPPORT & GUIDANCE

24/7 hosting support.

Our in-house, expert team is always on hand to help answer your questions, get you started, and grow your presence online. You can reach out to us on Chat or Phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

FAQ

What is Shared Hosting?

Shared Hosting is one of the most popular hosting packages because it provides an affordable way to get your website online. Shared Hosting works by allowing multiple users to share space on a single server maintained by the hosting provider (Bluehost). A Shared Web Hosting package can include multiple offers or combinations of features as offered by their hosting provider. Bluehost Shared Hosting is perfect for blogging, hobbies and small business websites.

What are the features of Shared Hosting?

The most alluring feature of Shared Hosting is affordability. Additionally, our Shared Hosting platform is managed, which means it takes the hassle of managing server and platform patches away from the user. Resource protection and scalability are other top-features that make Shared Web Hosting a winning solution.

What are the available Shared Hosting plans?

Our Shared Hosting Plans are available in 4 variants - Basic, Plus, Choice Plus and Pro. All Shared Hosting plans include Free Domain for 1 year. Scalability, Resource Protection and Free SSL Certificate. Depending on the plan you choose you can also get additional features and benefits like Free Microsoft Office Email for 30 days, Spam Experts, Domain Privacy, Dedicated IP, CDN, Access Control and Multi-Server Management.

How do I know if Shared Web Hosting is right for me?

If you're just getting started online, a small business or a personal website, Shared Hosting is the right option for you. It is affordable, brings in the right set of features and tools to get started, and allows you to scale. As your business grows and website requirements increase, you can eventually shift to another type of hosting. However, the bottom line remains, Shared Web Hosting is the right choice for new business and personal websites that are just starting.

How to know which web hosting plan I should choose?

There are several points to consider before choosing the right shared web hosting plan for your website, some of these important points to consider, include:

- How much traffic are you expecting on your website?
- What kind of information will you require from website visitors?
- How many websites do you need to host?
- What level of technical skills do you own to manage your website server needs?
- What are your website storage and bandwidth requirements?
- What additional features/support do you need from your hosting plan?

What are the benefits of Shared Hosting?

When you sign up for a Shared Server Hosting package, your biggest benefit is purchasing hosting at an affordable price. In addition to various features, our shared hosting platform is managed which means users don't have to worry about server management and platform patches. When you purchase a Bluehost Shared Hosting plan it also includes an SSL certificate, domain name and more!

What is the difference between Shared vs WordPress Hosting?

Anyone who has a website needs hosting to get their website online. Shared Hosting is a low-cost option for new users that is affordable and can be used wit WordPress. Any website hosted through Bluehost automatically has WordPress installed and ready to use. Shared WordPress Hosting is fully integrated with all the WordPress features to include automatic WordPress updates and installation.

What is the difference between Shared vs VPS Hosting?

When you have a Shared Hosting plan you are one of multiple users hosting their website on a web server. This means a specific allotment of resources (RAM, CPU, etc) are not guaranteed for your website. Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting provides more space and bandwidth to manage a higher influx of traffic to your website. VPS Hosting allows you to expand a website over time so you can easily scale up your website as it grows. Users have a much higher degree of control with VPS Hosting so you can customize your control configuration as you'd like.

How do I get started with Shared Hosting?

Bluehost strives to make it easy for our customers to get their website online with the purchase of our Shared Web Hosting services and packages. When you visit the Bluehost website you will select your Shared Web Hosting plan. These plans vary in prices and features. Once you select your hosting package we will automatically install the latest version of WordPress for you. Once you're logged in, it's time to get your website online!