I have used Bluehost over many years
I initially setup this web site along with all my other domains with Bluehost and have been very satisfied with the service and product as well as their control panel. Here is my affiliate link to Bluehost where I also get some % of the sales.
I chose Bluehost because it has a very low price and a good control panel to where I could manage my various domains, e-mail accounts and more. (Another good option to Bluehost is SiteGround which has a similar offering as Bluehost. Here is my affiliate link to SiteGround. )
As one enters the control panel also called cPanel which is used by many hosting companies (each company has their own way of showing the options) one is presented with a very long list of options. Instead of showing all the options I will focus on the ones that I have used the most.
The Bluehost Domain manager
Click the top domains link or scroll down to the 4th section Domain Management section and click Domain Manager (first option).
The domain manager shows domains on the left. Clicking the checkbox to the left of the domain one will see more information about the domain on the right. Since I have not clicked any checkbox a summary is seen to the right.
The Bluehost File Manager
Right above the domain management section is the file management section. The second option is the File Manager.
Here is the ftp section where one can adjust the contents of the various domain folders. When you need FTP a good option is to use the cPanel File Manager
that many hosts will likely give you access to.
I have clicked the public_html folder on the left and can see the contents inside it on the right. Showing the folders of the various domains that I have.
The Bluehost Database tools
When I create a new WordPress web site I also manually create a database for it. (One could instead go to website builders section and Install WordPress.)
I create the database as it gives me more control. In MySQL Databases section I get an overview over the databases I am using and can also create a new database for a new install
Create a New Database. Creating a new database it is added to the Current Databases list.
Modify Databases. Checks to see it the database is ok and can also repair it if needed.
Current Databases list. Showing name, size, users and actions.
MySQL Users. Add a New User and add user to database.
Current Users list.
Another section I used on occasion is:
– Mail -> Email Accounts. As here one can add a new account and modify it. One can also through the Webmail check the mail through their online web mail software.
I made this article now because Bluehost has a good push on affiliate links these days and I said heck it is about time I write something about Bluehost sharing some of my experience with them.
A ps. I switched to SiteGround in October because of better price I got with them at that time. Since I had heard of SiteGround for a while I thought why not so I am trying out SiteGround for a few years and see what I think of them compared to Bluehost.