This page is about why Bluehost is a rip off. The company is often referred to as the Bluehost Scam.
Blue Host Problem 1: CPU Limits
Bluehost Sucks. A couple of days after I started hosting with Bluehost, I noticed performance issues, combined with messages that displayed every 15 minutes, informing me that I was exceeding their CPU limits. So I made some modifications to resolve this issue. Since my websites are dynamic, I built in a cache to ensure that unchanged parts of the site were saved into cache files. Although this was a good move, the problem persisted.
Bluehost Scam 2: Bad Support
After many unsuccessful attempts to decrease the CPU usage I contacted the Bluehost Scam support team. After 2 hours on International hold I spoke to a lady who told me that the issue was due to a software problem. I believed her. However, my hosting account continued to be plagued with unreliability issues. At times the site would simply time out for unknown reasons. Bluehost sucks, for me it's a scam.
Bluehost Scam 3: Outdated.
Later I discovered that Bluehost is using an outdated server setup. I found an article in the company's knowledgebase that describes that they implemented a 20 processes limit. This weird limitation was the cause! The fact that they don't display this very important limitation on their homepage is pure commercial fraud. Bluehost sucks.
Bluehost Sucks 4: Not Unlimited At All.
Finally the Bluehost Scam Team decided to pull out the plug and they even didn't tell me! This is the most unprofessional behavior I have ever seen from a web hosting provider and it is nothing more than a scam. After talking about the issue of unlimited space with a support representative, I finally got the answer I needed: "It’s not really unlimited, because not many customers need as much space as you". So what she actually said is that they claim unlimited space with the intention to lure people like me into giving them a credit card. Need I say more? Anyway, since I'm hosting with Linux Hosts Inc. the issue never came back. I am very happy with my new host and I'll never leave them!
This is an actual Bluehost Sucks customer story submitted by Harold Trunkers - Australia.
Company: Blue Host
Service: Web Hosting
Review URL: http://weloveourhost.com/bluehost.html
Description: The Bluehost Scam. This host decided to cancel the customer's hosting account and they even didn’t inform their customer about this! This is the most unprofessional behavior the client had ever seen from a website host. After talking about unlimited space with a representative, he finally got the answer he expected: "It’s not unlimited, because not many clients need as much space as you do". So what the representative actually said is that they offer unlimited web space with the intention to lure people into opening an account.