Looking to start a new blog, switch hosting providers, or transfer from WordPress.com? Let us make it easy for you. Our friends over at Bluehost has agreed to offer all WPBeginner users a limited time deal: 60% discount and a free domain name.
This super exclusive offer expires on July 26th, 2016 (11:59 PM MST) and is only being offered through WPBeginner.
You can start your blog for as low as $2.95 / month which is their lowest price ever → Claim this Offer ←
Why Bluehost? Because they are an official WordPress recommended hosting provider.
Bluehost is one of the oldest web hosting companies on the web (started in 1996 – older than Google). They are the largest brand name in WordPress hosting and host millions of websites including several of our own.
Full Disclosure: When you purchase using our referral link, at no additional cost to you, we will receive a small commission. We would get this referral fee for recommending just about any other company, but we only recommend products that we personally use and/or believe will add value to our readers.
Who is this offer great for?
Well everyone, but in particular: those starting a new blog or switching from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog.
We have written a full article on WordPress.com vs WordPress.org, but here’s the summary of why you should use self-hosted WordPress:
- You get a free domain name (only if you go with Bluehost)
- You have access to more themes and design customization options.
- You can install plugins.
- You can run your own ads without any restrictions.
- You can create your own store.
- You own and control your content (whereas on WordPress.com you are restricted to their Terms of Service, and they often show ads to your users unless you pay them not to).
Not convinced yet?
Bonus offer: Our expert team will help you get started. Bluehost promised us that if you signup using our referral link, then they will compensate us to do the blog setup for you. We will even migrate your WordPress.com blog over to self-hosted WordPress. Here’s how to claim this offer:
2. Fill out the form on this page and that’s it!
Who Shouldn’t Use this Offer?
This offer is not good for everyone. Our goal at WPBeginner is to guide the users to make the best decision regardless of whether we get paid or not.
The biggest catch here is the term “unlimited space and bandwidth”, and we want to explain that.
The way these shared hosting companies are able to offer such affordable prices is by allowing multiple users to share a large server. By having multiple sites on the same server, it allows them to reduce costs for everyone.
Think of the savings as riding a bus vs your own car.
Having that said, there is no such thing as unlimited. While it says unlimited, you still have usage restrictions. If your site starts to take up substantial server load, then they will politely force you to upgrade. If they don’t take this action, then it has negative effects on the overall performance of every other site sharing the same server.
As conventional wisdom goes, your overhead costs will grow with your business!
If your website is getting millions of pageviews per month, then this $2.95 hosting plan won’t work for you. You should look into getting a VPS or even managed WordPress hosting.
However if you are just starting out or have a small business website, then there is no reason for you to pay hundreds of dollars each month for resources you won’t use. You should absolutely definitely take advantage of this shared hosting offer.
→ Signup with Bluehost Now ← – Lowest prices ever + a free domain name.