Bluehost History

Ever wondered how bluehost came to be? Well we found out.

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: July 24, 2012 | Updated: June 11, 2013
 

Bluehost has been a favorite in the hosting industry for many years. They have over 15 years in web hosting experience and have learned how to provide an excellent service. They offer a flat rate plan that includes all the features you need to host a website. Bluehost owns and operates their own data datacenters and builds their servers from scratch. They do everything from start to finish.

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Mission: Our goal is to provide outstanding services for the best possible price.

Headquarters:
1958 South 950 East
Provo, UT 84606

Facts:

  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Web Hosting
  • Employees: 200+
  • Current CEO: Dan Handy

Historical Timeline:

1996

Founded:
Bluehost is founded by Matt Heaton and starts on its web site hosting path.
https://www.bluehost.com/cgi/info/about_us

2003

First Signup:
Bluehost get's its first customer to sign up for hosting. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=22

2004

Vice President Interviewed:
Danny Ashworth, Vice President of Bluehost.com talks about day-to-day happenings at the company, more for less philosophy, experience with web hosting, and the future of Bluehost.com
http://www.hostsearch.com/interview/bluehostcom_interview_september_2004.asp

2006

First Blog Post:
Matt Heaton writes the introductory blog post his website, www.mettheaton.com where he talks about the genesis of Bluehost.com. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=3

New Features and People:
Bluehost announces they are hiring Senior Programmer and Systems Administrator to the staff. They also announce Ruby on Rails as part of the new features list. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=7

No Outsourced Support:
Bluehost promises never to use outsourcing for "something as critical and as complex as web hosting". http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=10

2007

Fastest Growing Company:
Bluehost reports being one of the fastest growing companies in the world. Adding 30,000 domains each month. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=71

Ping Pong Challenge:
Matt Heaton takes on #1 ping pong player in Utah and is beaten. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=79

Top Fastest Growing Company:
Between Bluehost, Hostmonster, and Fastdomain, they hosted 700,000 domains in 2007. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=113

2008

Bluehost Keeps Growing:
Bluehost announces that they have surpassed 850,000 domains hosted between Bluehost, Hostmonster, and Fastdomain. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=124

CPU Usage Policy Updated:
Bluehost extends the CPU usage per user to double to current limit. CPU limits keep users on shared servers from taking advantage of the system. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=119

More Growth:
Bluehost announces they have over 1 million domains between Bluehost, Hostmonster, and Fastdomain. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=144

2009

Largest Hosting Companies:
Bluehost makes it into the top 20 largest hosting companies in the world. http://managedftp.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/top-100-largest-web-hosting-companies-in-the-world-206-market-share/

2010

Bluehost's "Secret Numbers":
Bluehost CEO Matt Heaton reveals the numbers behind the company. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=224

Bluehost Uses Mac's:
CEO Matt Heaton talks about being a long time Apple support and a fan of the MACH Kernel. He discusses the switch to a predominately mac environment at Bluehost. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=237

2011

New Data Center:
A new datacenter is announced to the public. Bluehost/Hostmonster only take up 25% of the capacity. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=250

Blogger Reviews Bluehost:
Internet blogger, David Blane reviews Bluehost. Says they have worked well for him from 2008-2011. http://davidblanestudios.com/hosting-reviews/my-favorite-website-host-best-host-from-2008-2011/

Matt Heaton Resigns as CEO:
On his blog, Founder and CEO Matt Heaton announces resignation publicly on his blog. http://www.mattheaton.com/?p=253

2012

Top Hosting Companies:
Ranked #3 of best hosting companies by Lifehacker.com. http://lifehacker.com/5911651/five-best-web-hosting-companies

Bluehost and Weebly:
Bluehost partners with Weebly a drag-and-drop website builder that makes it easy to create websites from scratch. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9281109.htm

CloudFlare and Bluehost:
Bluehost and CloudFlare partner in order to optimize site delivery speeds and improve visitor experience. http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/Bluehost-Announces-Free-Integration-and-Support-3713478.php

Bluehost To Add VPS And Dedicated Plans:
Bluehost announced that it will start offering VPS and Dedicated plans in the beginning of 2013. Source: http://www.bluehost.com/blog/bluehost/win-a-free-year-of-vps-or-dedicated-hosting-1719

More Information:

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Steven Johnson

Steven is a Joomla web developer and worked with Joomla since the Mambo days. He has built websites for startup businesses all the way to for Fortune 500 companies. A graduate of Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering, he now happily spends his time building websites and reviewing all types of technology.

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