BlueHost is one of the most popular web hosting providers on the market with almost 15 years of experience in the industry. Each month 20.000 new customers choose BlueHost as their personal web host. This was a good reason for us to check if BlueHost is suitable for hosting Magento website.
BlueHost offers a wide range of features that can make the management of you Magento website very easy. We liked very much that BlueHost offers a 1-Click-Installer for Magento, which is very convenient if you can’t do the installation manually. Under the Software / Services section in BlueHost’s Control Panel you have to select “Simple Scripts” and simply follow the instructions to install Magento.
SimpleScripts will create the database for your website and your Magento store will be set for use in only few minutes. We found it is very convenient to use. With this 1-click-installer you can also add multiple Magento installation in order to use one as a test for new Magento features, so you don’t have to mess up with your live store.
If you do have the knowledge to install Magento yourself, you should have the following in mind. It is very important to change the PHP version of your account to the latest PHP version as required by Magento. You can change the PHP you are using from Software / Services section by selecting PHP Config. This way you will speed your site up and also solve problems with permissions every time you upgrade.
For the manual installation it is also important to enable SSH access on your account. In order to do this you will have to scan or photocopy your driver’s license and send it to BlueHost. This might take up to 2 days, but will make your future work much easier.
After the installation was successful we had no trouble to add new products, configure the payment and shipping modules, and to manage the shop.BlueHost Review: Over 20.000 New Customers Every Month!,