We are fortunate enough to be able to offer an exclusive deal to our readers thanks to the generosity of Bluehost. Using one of these discounts allows you to get a fantastic discount on their standard price, but they only usually apply to the first invoice. For this reason, you may want to sign up for at least a year to get the best deal.
One thing you might like to know is that they are the recommended hosting provider at WordPress.org, making them an ideal choice for WordPress and other content management systems.
New Bluehost Promo Codes for October 2016
You can find a summary of all the Bluehost offers for October below:
- $3.49 pm hosting offer – They seem to have tweaked their prices a little, and now you can get a “5 domain (parked)” plan for just $3.49, a saving of $2.50 per month. As ever the exact discount by this activation link varies depending on the length of the term, but this is the best value Coupons you will find. Of course, if you want their more popular “Plus” plan, this link activated offer will reduce the price of that plan from $9.99 to just $5.95 per month, with further savings with their “business pro” plan.
- 50% Off WordPress Hosting (first month) – It is a shame this offer is just for the first month with this very powerful WordPress hosting. Their WordPress hosting is essentially a finely tuned VPS platform that uses Nginx, and custom PHP-FPM configuration that make it very fast. The discount we think is to allow you to try it out, even though they do offer a no questions asked 30-day money back guarantee!
- 50% Off VPS Hosting (first month) – This is not quite as powerful as the WordPress hosting, which is reflected in the slightly lower specification plans and lower pricing. However, it will still give significantly more resources than the shared hosting. Again, you can get 50% off with our one of our offers, but it is just the first month.
- 50% off Dedicated Hosting (first month) – Again, if you need some intensive resources one of their dedicated plans might be worth trying. Not only can you get 50% off the first month, but they are currently doing a free upgrade where you can get 4 x 2.5GHz CPU and 1 TB of storage at no extra charge. We suspect this is not your own physical server, but dedicated resources on a more powerful server. This can be a great way of getting dedicated hosting as the hardware is often much better than a cheaper physical server. The technology behind their dedicated servers is based on OpenStack, which enables flexibility to upgrade as required.
How to use your Bluehost Coupon Code
To use the one of our offers simply click the required discount above and it will take you to their site, and automatically show the reduced price. You won’t need to enter a coupon code during the sign-up process. Check the step by step instructions below for a more comprehensive guide:
1. Click one of the required Promo Codes above
As we mentioned above, when you click the link it will take you to their website. You will see the $3.49 pm month offer show automatically, although please remember that this discounted price only applies to your first invoice.
2. Sign up
To start simply click the “Sign up now” button on their homepage. This will then take you to the order form where you can fine tune your shared hosting.
3. Complete your domain information:
The next stage is to enter your domain information. We recommend using Namecheap (see our Namecheap Review) to purchase domains, as they are in our opinion one of the best and cheapest domain registrars around. However, it doesn’t hurt to take advantage of a free domain, so we suggest you make the most of this and register a domain here now. You can always transfer it elsewhere after a few months.
4. Complete billing information, and create your account.
Enter your billing information, choose a billing cycle. Select or deselect any addons, and then create your account. To get the best deal, you will need to sign up for three years, although with the anytime money back guarantee this is not quite so bad as it would seem. As the web hosting discount is link activated, don’t worry if you do not see a place to enter your Bluehost Promo code. The important thing is to check that the discounted price shows when you first visit the site via our activation link.
Things to consider when signing up
The hosting server is located in Provo, Utah, which gives good connectivity throughout the US, but due to Utah being closer to the West side of the US it is not the best for Europe connectivity.
When you get to the package information page, you have some choices for optional extras. They have a few extras that you might find quite useful although we do not have any coupons available for these add-ons. Their Site Backup Pro, for instance, can be invaluable with taking daily, weekly, and monthly snapshots of your site with an on-click restore function. What’s more, you can even restore databases and tables. While we always recommend taking your own off-site backups this service for just $1.67 is a must have.
Do you need SiteLock Domain Security, Domain Privacy Protection or even Search Engine Jumpstart? Possibly, but that’s up to you… they have conveniently put links on the order page so you can find out more about them. Personally, we wouldn’t get any other extras apart from the backups. Because their plans are unlimited (subject to their terms and conditions), there isn’t much to choose from in terms of plans.
Finally, one thing that annoys us about individual hosts is the fact they offer huge discounts for signing up for extended periods of time. However, you need not worry here with their anytime money-back guarantee. This means you get a full refund within 30 days if you are not happy, and a prorated refund at any time during the term if you cancel after 30 days. This makes signing up for three years an incredible deal that you will be mad to pass up.
Bluehost Coupon & Billing FAQs
Can you advise which hosting plan I should choose?
Without knowing your website, and how many visitors it gets this is difficult to advise on.
If you’re starting a new website that will not be getting much traffic initially, then you should consider the Shared hosting plan. This can then be upgraded once your site grows, and is a great starting point.
If you’re looking for something more advanced already and need additional storage and bandwidth for your website, then check out the Pro Web hosting, Dedicated hosting and VPS hosting plans. If you’re looking for a plan that is more advanced and are a WordPress user, then the Optimised Hosting for WordPress is a good option.
Can I pay monthly?
Yes, Bluehost offer a variety of payment plans for all their hosting services. You can choose to pay monthly, but you’d be advised to use the coupon to buy a longer period. It applies only to your first invoice, so the discount is better used when you purchase a year or longer of hosting services.
What other billing cycles do they offer?
They offer contracts of 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months. All these can be bought using our coupon, and present a better saving than buying a shorter amount of time.
Do Bluehost offer a Free domain?
Yes, with every hosting plan there is a free domain name; you can have this free domain name whether you’re registering only for Shared hosting, or for one of the most advanced options like the Pro hosting.
What types of payment can I use to pay?
According to their website, they accept American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa and Paypal.
Does Bluehost accept Paypal?
According to their website they do accept Paypal, so you should be able to pay through a Paypal account if that works for you.
Does Bluehost accept Bitcoin?
They do not accept Bitcoin at this time. If paying by Bitcoin is essential, then we suggest Namecheap.
Is there a money back guarantee? If so how long?
They say on their website that if you cancel your account with them within three days of opening it, you will receive a full refund, and can also retain ownership of any purchased domain names too, in which case your refund has $15.99 deducted to cover domain name cost.
If you cancel in the first 30 days, you’ll get a full refund of registration prices, but you’ll have to retain any domain names and be deducted $15.99 per name.
Will my price go up when my hosting plan renews?
Yes, the cost of hosting will go up once you renew as the initial discount offered by our Coupons only applies to the first invoice. During the order process, the discounted rate and the renewal rate are clearly shown.
We recommend signing up for three years to make the most of the initial discount.
Do I need the Site Backup and Restore Pro offered by Bluehost?
In our opinion, it might be a good idea. The Site Backup and Restore Pro offered is $23.88 per year, and for that you get automatic site backups, options to restore and recover data and files from backups that happened days, weeks and months ago, and can also download and store any backed up files as .zip files to a .zip archive for further security.
If you only lose a few files from your site, you can then restore these specifically selected files, rather than having to replace your entire website. There is also a useful option to restore the entire site only one click to the latest backed up version.
This backup offering also lets you easily restore MySQL databases, and can replace your whole database if you lose it.