Bluehost hosts several WordPress plans. The three big ones are called Build, Grow, Scale, all of which run on VPS. They also come with pre-installed CMS, automatic site backups, plug-in updates, CDN, and others.
As established, WordPress hosting makes e-commerce web hosting easy through Bluehost. You can create one through “E-commerce hosting” under the WordPress Hosting navigation tab.
The WooCommerce storefront is already installed, along with a free, dedicated IP address.
Plenty of Apps to Install
Apps help you build, manage, and make your website or business all your own. Lots of these apps are easy to use and fun to play with. You can find apps under your WordPress control panel in the MOJO Marketplace.
Some abilities you can add to your site with apps include:
- Create forums
- Image galleries
- Add and customize a calendar
- Event registration
- Create and sell online courses
You may also purchase professional services that go more in-depth in customizing your site. That way, you can create a better graphic design with brands and posters and such. Other services include PayPal integration and adding Google Analytics.
WordPress itself also makes it easier to build a site. You may also use the Weebly website builder or the goMobi Mobile Web Builder.
Excellent Speed and Server Performance
Bluehost usually has a 99% uptime and consistently tries to hit 100%. If you get any downtown below that score, you can cancel your hosting agreement without cancelation fees.
Their page loading times are usually great too. They average at least 500 ms each year, even with their Basic shared hosting plan, and that number continues to rise. If you think you’ll add a lot of apps or widgets to your site, a more advanced pro plan would work best.
Easy-to-Use Control Panel
Bluehost’s control panel recently got an upgrade to include more features and still be easy to use. All plans come with this control panel, which manages everything from domain name management, email addresses, and payments/billing for your services and purchases.
The control panel also gives you access to all of Bluehost’s technical support and help features. It’s also where you can manage your upgrades so you can customize and change your website’s hosting.
Although Bluehost only does security backups at its discretion, rather than automatically, it still allows you to choose what security measures you want. Some of these measures can include:
- Creating filters for email accounts
- Password-protected directories
- Manage private keys
- Create IP address blacklists
You’ll also create an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to help encrypt your website’s information. These are files installed on website pages that create a secure connection between a user and the site’s info.
You may need to submit a name or password to make that connection.
The good news is that Bluehost includes an SSL certificate in all its hosting plans, so you’re already good to go, especially if e-commerce regulations may require you to have one.
Currently, every site requires an SSL certificate, regardless of its intended purpose. However, they are essential if you are selling online because they help keep data secure and increase customer’s trust in your site.
An SSL certificate may even improve your search engine rank.