Whether you are looking for a reliable, affordable place to host a brand new website, or, if you already own one or more registered domain names and need a new web host for all of them under one account, I personally recommend you consider BlueHost. Bluehost offers new customers one domain name, free for as long as you stay with Bluehost, which they will register in your name, through their own Icann accredited Registrar; "FastDomain." That means you will not have to pay for annual renewals of your domain name, as you do with most other registrars. And, should you decide to leave Bluehost after your initial hosting subscription has completed, that domain is yours to keep, either with FastDomain, or a different Registrar.
If you decide to register and add on more domains to your account, either as parked or distinct websites, they are available through FastDomain, a Bluehost company, for $10 per year, per extra domain. While your first domain is totally free, without any renewal costs (as long as you stay on Bluehost), any add-on domain names you purchase must be renewed every year. Other domain Registrars also charge for annual renewals, but they are usually more expensive than FastDomain.
With unmetered disk space and data transfer your websites can grow to their full potential. Add thousands of pages for products you sell as an affiliate, or multiple forums. Just follow the Bluehost Terms Of Service disallowing the storage without authorization of copyrighted media files, or pornographic images, or non-website related file storage and your website can get as large as possible. If you outgrow the first server they will move your websites to a less populated server, so you can continue expanding your content. Other hosting companies may shut down your account if it consumes too much disk space, or charge to move you to another server. Bluehost does not charge to move you to another server.
Some web hosting companies only allow one domain to be hosted on one account, while others may allow a few add-on domains, sometimes at an additional cost per domain. Bluehost does not charge one red cent for add-on domains! Add as many as you can afford to register! Each add-on domain is treated like an independent website and search engines see them as such. They also share your unlimited disk space ;-)
Something I discovered, in my search for a multiple domain hosting account, is that many of the hosting companies that do allow you to add-on extra domains - do not give the add-ons their own email servers. Sending email through add-on domains that are forced to use a different domain name than their own is downright unprofessional. One of the deciding factors in my original move to Bluehost is the fact that add-on domains on Bluehost servers all get their own individual domain POP and SMTP servers. That is the professional way to do email services.
With Bluehost you can host unlimited add-on domains under one shared hosting account, for as little as $6.95 /month, based on a two or three year prepaid contract ($7.95 /mo for one year). All your domains are managed through the master domain's cPanel (website control panel). This includes creating POP and forwarding email accounts for your main and add-on domains.
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BlueHost has been providing hosting solutions to thousands of business and personal web sites since 1996. Their website hosting package helps businesses and individuals get high-powered service at a fraction of the cost.
Note, that there is a "material connection" between me and Bluehost. I am both their customer and an affiliate, receiving commissions on any hosting sales I direct to them.
I work as the Webmaster for several client websites that are hosted on BlueHost servers and have spoken to the folks who manage the operations, as well as their tech support personnel. They are located in the USA (in Utah) and are friendly, knowledgable people. When the time came for me to move my multiple domains to a new host, it was a no-brainer that I chose BlueHost. I am now into my third year with Bluehost, with no major problems to report.
I want to let other webmasters know that you can run most, if not all of the scripting solutions you are accustomed to on BlueHost. This includes .htaccess overrides (incl. mod_access, mod_rewrite, XBitHack, script alias redirects), cgi scripts run from directories other than cgi-bin, and have multiple domains hosted under one account, each housed in their own sub-directory, but separate to the world and search engines.
I whole-heartedly recommend Bluehost for shared hosting solutions, at reasonable prices, with real people available if you have a problem.
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12 Month account is $95.40 - $7.95 a Month x 12, Domain included (no setup fee)
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Hosting accounts are paid for up front. You can cancel your account within the first 30 days and get a full refund. However, if you register a new domain name with your account and choose to cancel after three days of service, $10 will be deducted from the refund for the cost of the domain. You will maintain full ownership of the new domain after you have canceled your hosting with us. After the first 30 days you can still cancel your account any time and get a pro-rated refund. Setup fees, if any, are non-refundable.
Once your initial hosting term reaches 15 days of expiring, you will automatically be renewed (charged to card on file) for an equal renewal period (1 yr, 2 yrs, 3 yrs), at the current annual rate ($7.95/month in 2011). To avoid automatic renewals, log into your Bluehost Control Panel, click on the Profile/Billing tab, then on the Renewal Options button and change your billing preferences to Manual Renew, rather than automatically renewing your account.
If you change your renewal option to manual, also check the option box for: "I want to receive email reminders about my account renewal."
Prices and details quoted were in effect on December 23, 2011