VPS Hosting is one of the types of the web hostings that you can buy to run your website and take it online, there are other types of hosting like shared hosting and dedicated hosting. VPS hosting is good for those people who run a website which has a high amount of traffic.
You should buy VPS hosting from Bluehost or any other web hosting provider only if your website’s traffic is not being handled by shared web hosting.
But in case you are currently hosting your website on shared hosting and it is handling your website smoothly then I recommend you to stay with shared hosting only.
I am telling this because I am sure you have visited websites of many web hosting service providers who are online and found different types of hosting about which I have already mentioned.
At the same time, you may have noticed that the cost of each type of hosting varies. The cost of shared hosting is comparatively very less when we compare it with the cost of VPS hosting and dedicated hosting.
So the cost is the factor I am considering now we should not spend more amount of money on the things which we don’t really need. And this is why I said you should buy VPS hosting only if your website is not being handled by shared hosting.
One more most important thing I would like to mention here and that is if you are just starting with blogging then you should go with shared hosting only.
I have published an article on Blogging Champs in which I have mentioned why shared hosting is best to start a new blog, you can read it.
In this article of mine, I will explain all the steps which you should follow to buy VPS hosting from Bluehost but before that let me explain what VPS or virtual private server is.
What is VPS Hosting?
VPS is the acronym for virtual private server, as I have already mentioned that this is one of the different types of web hosting. In VPS you get a virtualized environment, VPS is somewhat similar to Bluehost shared hosting. But in VPS hosting you are not sharing your server resources with anyone else.
Here you have to keep one thing in your mind and that is the web hosting company will not provide you a complete web server.
In simple words, I can say that it is similar to Virtual box software with the help of which we can run different operating systems on the same machine without restarting it.
There are a number of websites hosted on the same server (machine) but you will get a virtually private server space on the same machine.
You will get fixed amount of server resources i.e. RAM and Bandwidth etc. which is not shared with the other websites which are hosted on the same machine. (server)
If you wish to read more about VPS then you can read it on Wikipedia.
But wait why to buy VPS hosting from Bluehost and not other web hosting service providers? Do you have this question in your mind?
Obviously, this question arises when we are purchasing something and that’s why I have mentioned features which you will be getting when you purchase VPS from Bluehost.com
Features of Bluehost VPS Hosting.
Server Performance is Extreme.
Open source technologies like OpenStack and KVM are used by them and they offer VPS that is both powerful and easy to use. The servers are built with the best quality hardware so you truly get breakthrough server speeds.
When you buy hosting from Bluehost you can take your server up and get it running in seconds. Whereas there are few other web hosting providers which take time to allow you to use your VPS.
They utilize only high-performance components, your websites always perform at optimal levels. And thanks to their implementation of KVM hypervisor, your resources are guaranteed to be available at all times.
You can dynamically add additional storage on the fly. With Bluehost’s enhanced cPanel, the server expansions are competitively priced and enabled without requiring admin assistance.
Every VPS configuration includes improved cPanel interface. It features everything found in shared solution, along with special tools for VPS management and WHM control.
If you need more than one server then can add more VPS, or even shared and dedicated hosting services to your account and effortlessly manage everything in one place.
You can create passwords granting access to specific aspects of your account. Issue one for ownership information, one for server administration, and one master password for everything.
For advanced users, our enhanced cPanel control panel offers full access to CentOS, giving you complete control of your server.
Bluehost’s VPS servers are designed from the ground up to support everything you could need, like Secure Shell (SSH) access, server-side includes, log file access and web-based managers for files, databases, and email. Customize your own .htaccess files, cron jobs, and php.ini files.
If you ever run out of resources and need some more resources then you can add them effortlessly without any kind of administrator involvement and downtime or restart of the server.
How to Buy VPS Hosting from Bluehost?
Now you know quite many things about virtual private servers and also about the features which you will be getting when you buy it from Bluehost.
We will now move to the further part of this guide and check out the steps involved in purchasing the VPS.
The first thing you will have to do is visit Bluehost’s website you can visit them by using the link provided here.
Once you visit their official website by using the link provided above you will have to select the hosting type as VPS from the upper menu.
The next step is to select the plan which you would like to buy from them, I have mentioned the plans below.
|Server Speed (Cores)||2 CPU Cores||2 CPU Cores||3 CPU Cores||4 CPU Cores|
|Storage||30 GB SAN||60 GB SAN||120 GB SAN||240 GB SAN|
|RAM||2 GB Available||4 GB Available||6 GB Available||8 GB Available|
|Bandwidth||1 TB||2 TB||3 TB||4 TB|
Choose the plan which you think will suit your website according to the amount of traffic you are receiving on your website. You can even use the buttons which are provided above to select the VPS hosting plan of Bluehost which you would like to buy for your website(s).
After selecting the VPS plan which you want to buy click on the select button, you will be now taken to the next step where you will be asked to enter the domain name which you want to host on the server.
If you have registered a domain name already or want to move an existing domain to Bluehost VPS server then enter the domain name in the space provided and click on next.
But if you want to register a new domain name then search for the domain name by using the new domain option on the page.
Please note that you will be getting one free domain with the hosting plan. If you don’t want to register it now then you can claim your free domain name later by contacting the customer support of the company.
After that now you will have to create an account at Bluehost fill in your details like your name, address, phone number and most importantly your Email address.
We now have to move to the payment part but before that make sure you closely have a look at the package information. Select only hosting and not the other additional things so that you will not be charged anything extra for the things that you don’t need.
And finally, make the payment to the company, you can make the payment by using your credit card or PayPal account.
As soon as you make the payment you will get further details emailed to your Email address.
After buying the hosting package if you want to install WordPress on Bluehost then you can read my guide to do so using the automatic script installer.
But if you want to install it manually then read my guide to install WordPress manually.
So this is how you can buy VPS hosting from Bluehost, I hope you are clear with all the steps that are mentioned in this article. But if you have any kind of doubts or questions in your mind then comment them below, I will answer your questions and clear your doubts.