Bluehost.com has been the one and only hosting service for The Solopreneur Life. There are three things to know about my Bluehost experience: Bluehost works; it’s not expensive; and I NEVER, EVER have to worry about it.
WordPress is a big fan of Bluehost, and that’s why I checked it out in the first place. I compared Bluehost to other hosting services, and the value that Bluehost delivers made it my first choice, by a large margin. Features include: unlimited hosting space, unlimited file transfer, up to 2,500(!) e-mail accounts and 24/7 sales and support. The Bluehost CEO even has his own blog; it’s an ugly-looking blog, but I think it’s cool that he has one. 😉 Finally, the industry has recognized Bluehost with bunches of awards.
My criticism of Bluehost is that the user interface is not attractive at all to my Mac eyes. I have not had any reason to use Bluehost’s tech support, so I can’t offer an opinion on its quality. (Update on May 7, 2010: all of a sudden my site was taking forever to load. I called Bluehost tech support, and I got through to human being right away. Bluehost had already found the problem, they were fixing it and my site was back up to speed in 5 minutes. I was relieved and pleased.)
So, my recommendation is this: if you can find a better hosting service than Bluehost, go for it.