BlueHost Dedicated Server Hosting

BlueHost, one of the most well-known web hosting service providers in the industry, has recently expanded their web hosting services to include both VPS hosting and dedicated server hosting. This is great news for all those webmasters out there that know and love BlueHost but need more resources than a shared web hosting plan can offer. BlueHost has been in the shared hosting business for nearly 2 decades and has proven how reliable their service is; their jump into the dedicated hosting market can only benefit everyone.

As mentioned before, BlueHost is offering both VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting and dedicated server hosting. Let’s look at the difference of VPS vs dedicated hosting. VPS hosting is an in-between of shared hosting and dedicated server hosting. Like shared hosting, there will be other webmasters sharing in the resources of the server but unlike shared hosting your portion of the server is partitioned off and kept completely separate from the other accounts on the same server. This allows you the ability to run your own software, security, even reboot your portion of the server with out affecting the other accounts. It also minimizes the risk of the other accounts affecting your websites or service in any way.

In comparison, dedicated server hosting is when you own or rent the entire server for your hosting needs. You will not be sharing any of the space or resources with anyone else and you will have complete root access and control over the server. Dedicated server hosting is significantly more expensive than either shared web hosting or VPS hosting because you have an entire server to yourself. For those webmasters that are not sure which type of web hosting is right for them we will compare the VPS and dedicated hosting plans offered by BlueHost.

BlueHost VPS Hosting (currently in BETA)

Pricing for BlueHost VPS hosting starts out at just $29.99 per month (a current promo offers 50% off the regular price for the first month on any VPS hosting plan making it just $14.99 for the first month). BlueHost has four VPS hosting plan for users to choose from, let’s compare the features of the four plans to help individuals find the best plan.

Standard – $29.99

  • Single Core
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 30 GB Disk Space
  • 1 TB/month Bandwidth
  • Free Domain Name
  • 1 Dedicated IP
  • CentOS 6.4

Enhanced – $59.99

  • Dual Core
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 60 GB Disk Space
  • 2 TB/month Bandwidth
  • Free Domain Name
  • 2 Dedicated IPs
  • CentOS 6.4

Premium – $89.99

  • Triple Core
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 120 GB Disk Space
  • 3 TB/month Bandwidth
  • Free Domain Name
  • 2 Dedicated IPs
  • CentOS 6.4

Ultimate – $119.99

  • Quad Core
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 240 GB Disk Space
  • 4 TB/month Bandwidth
  • Free Domain Name
  • 2 Dedicated IPs
  • CentOS 6.4

Each of the VPS solutions make use of VPS technology to provide more features and options as well as a more reliable hosting environment. With VPS hosting you will have root access to CentOS and an enhanced control panel to give you simple, effective tools for managing your account.

BlueHost Dedicated Server Hosting

Now, let’s take a look at the dedicated server hosting plans. BlueHost has three plans to choose from: Standard, Enhanced, and Premium. All three plans come with a free domain name, KVM virtualization, and the CentOS operating system. Like the VPS plans a current BlueHost promo saves customers 50% off the first month and, like all BlueHost hosting, comes with a 30 day money back guarantee and prorated refunds anytime after that. Here are the differences between the three plans:

Standard – $149.99

  • 2.3 GHz Dual Core Intel Xeon Processor
  • 3 MB Cache
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2 x 500 GB Hard Disk Drive
  • 5 TB/month
  • 3 Dedicated IPs

Enhanced – $199.99

  • 2.5 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon Processor
  • 8 MB Cache
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 2 x 1000 GB Hard Disk Drive
  • 10 TB/month
  • 4 Dedicated IPs

Premium – $249.99

  • 3.3 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon Processor
  • 8 MB Cache
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 2 x 1000 GB Hard Disk Drive
  • 15 TB/month
  • 5 Dedicated IPs

As with the VPS hosting, all dedicated servers utilize cloud technology and provide root access and an upgraded control panel to help with management of the account. Because of the cloud technology your dedicated server will be instantly available after you sign-up. BlueHost also offers the option to upgrade your storage limits on your dedicated server: 500 GB for $39.99 per month, 1 TB for $64.99 per month, or 2 TB for $89.99 per month.

We are excited that BlueHost has entered the market for dedicated server hosting. Webmasters will now have the option to use the reliable BlueHost platform from the beginning, on a shared web hosting plan, to full-on dedicated servers. If you have any questions about which BlueHost hosting plan will best meet your needs you can contact a BlueHost service specialist via phone, email, or live chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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