The entire Bluehost platform is built on open source technology and we’ve long supported the open source community to help it thrive. In that tradition, Bluehost took a major leadership role in the 2013 OpenWest Conference, a regional IT conference focused on free and open source software. The development, quality assurance, product/project management, and Bluehost Open Source Solutions (BOSS) teams were all integral in making the conference a huge success.
Nobody likes a slow website. Poor website performance results in fewer visitors. For online merchants, slow-loading pages lead to shopping cart abandonment and loss of sales. Underlying the experiential problems, website performance has a huge impact on SEO and search rankings. When your page rank falls, the number of visits decrease, and your revenue stream will suffer. Unless you have optimized your site, it’s highly likely that some elements of your code are leaking page load time. Milliseconds add up, and the fixes may be simple. First, you need to identify the leaks. Read More »
Recently, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and will soon come before the Senate. CISPA will, in its current form, allow for the sharing of Internet traffic information between U.S. government and certain tech and manufacturing entities. CISPA is concerning to some due to its lack of limits on how and when the government may use the law to access private information. We know that many of our customers, partners and other parties are interested to know Bluehost’s stance on the bill.
Bluehost’s official statement on CISPA is as follows:
“Bluehost appreciates and supports the need for cybersecurity. However, Bluehost also believes that respect for privacy rights is critical to a free and open society. As a provider of web solutions, our customers have entrusted Bluehost with their personal and business information. Bluehost takes its responsibility for the security of this information seriously. In its current form, CISPA would make it very difficult for Bluehost to establish clear guidelines as to when information must be shared with the government. This is deeply troubling for both Internet companies like Bluehost and the customers they serve. Legislation around cybersecurity and the Internet should be crafted through a multi-stakeholder process that more appropriately balances security with the right to privacy. For these reasons, Bluehost opposes CISPA and urges Congressional leaders to include all stakeholders in the cybersecurity dialogue.”
We encourage our customers to do their own research on CISPA and participate in discussions at their discretion. If you have any questions about Bluehost’s stance on CISPA, feel free to email us.
Since the beginning, Bluehost has been built with open source technology. You could say it’s in our blood. So to expand our products and to support our customers with the best hosting services possible, we have been pioneering implementation of new, cutting edge OpenStack technology.
Recently, several members of our admin team attended the 2013 OpenStack Summit in Portland. While there, two of our senior systems architects, Jun Park (Ph.D) and Mike Wilson, presented on how we’ve been pioneering the use of OpenStack to power and revolutionize our hosting platform. The presentation was a hit so we’ve uploaded the slides here for anyone interested in reviewing the information. We’ll upload a video recording of the presentation soon. Enjoy!
**UPDATE: The video of the presentation is now available! Check it out:
Posterous may be going away, but don’t worry – Bluehost is here for you!
As they announced in February, Posterous has been acquired by Twitter and as of April 30, 2013, the platform will shut down. To accommodate Posterous users that are looking for a new place for their content, Bluehost’s expert WordPress developers have created an import tool for Posterous users to transfer all of their content from Posterous to WordPress on Bluehost without a hitch. And to make the transition even smoother, Bluehost is offering all previous Posterous users a special hosting price of $3.95/month if they transfer to Bluehost before April 30.
Using the Bluehost import tool is easy. Follow these steps and you’ll be ready to go on WordPress in no time. Read More »
If you already have a WordPress website up and running on another web host, moving it to a new hosting provider can be a little intimidating at first. Lots of people have questions: How do I get started? Will my site go down while I’m moving it? What do I do to make sure I don’t lose any files? Well, we’ve put together a guide to help you out.
How do I move my WordPress website to Bluehost?
At Bluehost, many of our customers use WordPress for their sites. So here is a step-by-step guide on how to move your WordPress site from another host to Bluehost with almost no downtime. There are a lot of steps in this process, but if you follow them one after the other, you should be able to transfer your website in no time. Read More »
Bluehost is excited to announce a BETA launch of our all-new Dedicated web hosting service! Starting now, BETA participants can sign up for a 30-day dedicated hosting trial for just $1! Read More »