Imagine this: You’re so keen to start your website and finally makeup your mind with Bluehost, you search for the right domain name, fill up all the hosting/billing issues, and make your payment.
Obviously, the next thing comes into mind is how soon you can get your hosting account running after the payment is done. Who wants to wait more for a product that you’d already purchased?
Starting a new website at Bluehost
Question is, how long does it take to get a new website to go live at Bluehost?
Basically Bluehost will have your website online the same day you purchase your hosting.
The hosting account will be installed within the first hour of your order and you will receive the hosting account information via email. At this point, you’re ready to get started – start uploading web files, installing web apps, and so on to get your website running.
Nevertheless, the website DNS might take a little longer to process. Depending on whether it is a new registration or a domain transfer, DNS might takes 24 – 48 hours to be fully sorted out.
Thus it would be wise to expect a day or two for the website to be visible in front of your users.
Here’s something you might not know: I’m cranking out some funny jokes on Bluehost’s hosting plan where I show how downloading the Internet might be possible.
The joke is picking up in Stumble and that particular web page is receiving a few hundreds visits per day, not bad huh?
Find out about the joke at here.
“How can I upgrade my Bluehost features in my old account?” This is a frequent asked question by new Bluehost customers whenever Bluehost offer a new hosting features or hosting plan.
In case you signed up for a BlueHost account days, weeks, or even months ago and realized that Bluehost is offering additional features to new clients, you can always contact Bluehost Helpdesk and have them to upgrade your account with the updated features.
For example, I used to have only 5 addon domains in my quota. My request for upgrades to unlimited addon domain is granted as soon as I shoot an email to Bluehost Helpdesk. This works the same to any other hosting features – disk sapce, bandwidth, web promotion voucher, and so on. Be assure that Bluehost treat their new and old customers the same thus don’t be hesitate to ask for what you deserve with them.
It should be noted, however, that this will require some downtime as they move your files from server to server. Also, if you do not have a real need for these features, it probably isn’t worth the effort. BH does monitor account usage and if they believe that you have a need for the additional features, they will automatically move you (to the server with upgraded features).