It has been my experience that Bluehost is a hosting company you would do well to avoid. It’s hard to say that, but its the truth. The main problems are extremely slow page load time and serious security issues. Don’t be surprised of your website is shut down because it was hacked into, and then Bluehost will ask you for $300 to fix it. The thing is, it’s their servers that are insecure.
Now part of the problem is that there are so many so called guru’s that recommend them, but they don’t personally use them. The only reason they do that is because they are paid a lot of money.
Well as you have mentioned there are many security risks associated with running any kind of interactive website or CMS. There are many security practices that should be taken care of by your hosting provider, but if all else fails you should not be left alone without support. Right now I have all the security that dhosting.com provides thais includes CloudFlare proper Firewall and DDoS security and if all else fails I have access to FTP backups.
Bluehost India did not refund my money and Bluehost USA did not help.
Bluehost India did not refund my money under 30 day refund policy. They said that since I had cancelled a plan 3 months
ago, so cancelling another plan now is violating their terms and policy. They also said that I abused the system.
They just don’t want to refund the money hence they are giving false arguments.
I contacted Bluehost US team but they said that this matter involved Bluehost India and hence they cannot help.
This is total crap and totally wrong. They just don’t want to refund the money.
Please do not use Bluehost.
I was a long time Bluehost user, but my website kept getting hacked into, and they wanted $300 to remove it. Apparently this happened to a lot of people.
I have has nothing but issues with Bluehost.