Leading WordPress Hosting Provider Bluehost Partners with Automattic to Introduce Bluehost Cloud

Bluehost Cloud Wordpress Freelancers Agencies

TL; DR: Between 2018 and 2020, Bluehost’s user base grew by more than 70%. It has also officially endorsed WordPress, the world’s leading content management system (CMS), for 20+ years. Then came the recent news that Bluehost had partnered with Automattic, WordPress’s parent company, to introduce Bluehost Cloud, which is something many of us have been waiting for. Bluehost Cloud is crafted with WordPress’s expertise to offer managed cloud hosting with unmatched 100% network uptime and lightning-fast speed.

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS), powering nearly half of all websites on the internet.

It quickly climbed the ranks since its inception in 2003 because of its open-source community and powerful creative freedom, which allows anyone with any expertise to build, brand, and market their websites, from freelance portfolios to eCommerce stores and everything in between.

In 2005, WordPress endorsed leading web hosting provider Bluehost as its choice for third-party hosting. Unless you’re new here, you know how we feel about Bluehost.

But if you are new, we love Bluehost because it works with WordPress and simplifies the hosting process. It provides automatic WordPress updates, free WordPress themes via the Bluehost marketplace, 24/7 support, a user-friendly interface, optimized performance, and a cost-effective solution for a seamless, managed hosting experience.

Bluehost logo and Bluehost Cloud landing page
Bluehost has been in the web hosting game for years. Now, it’s expanding its suite of solutions.

Finally, in March 2024, Bluehost partnered with Automattic and announced its new cloud platform for WordPress, Bluehost Cloud.

“Bluehost Cloud is a platform built to drive success for any WordPress website, but

especially those seeking speed, performance, and outstanding support,” said Ed Jay, President of Newfold Digital, the parent company of Bluehost.

Bluehost Cloud is an all-in-one managed WordPress platform that guarantees fast load times to meet the demands of performance-intensive and high-traffic sites, making it perfect for professionals and agencies who need scalable solutions without compromising performance or cost.

The Brains Behind Bluehost Cloud

Bluehost made Bluehost Cloud a reality by partnering with Automattic, the brainchild of WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg.

Automattic was created after WordPress, but it’s now an integral part of the WordPress ecosystem. Today, it runs the CMS platform and plays a big role in developing its open-source software.

Together, Automattic and Bluehost’s Bluehost Cloud guarantees unmatched performance, specifically for professionals and agencies.

“Guaranteeing uptime, site speed, security, and expert level WordPress support is top of mind, and now Bluehost Cloud users and their clients can monitor, manage, and grow their site or business with confidence and celebrate traffic spikes,” said Ed.

Unlike competitors, Bluehost Cloud handles high traffic without additional bandwidth costs; instead, Bluehost Cloud adapts seamlessly.

This is an uncommon feature in the web hosting industry. Usually, it’s the norm to see extra charges when more site resources are needed. Bluehost Cloud avoids this by powering with a redundant global server infrastructure.

“The launch of Bluehost Cloud on WP Cloud’s platform marks a milestone in hosting,” said the Head of WP Cloud, Jesse Friedman. “[It offers] the world’s best managed WordPress-first experience with distinguished service and experiences Bluehost is known for.”

Unmatched Performance and Expertise

Bluehost Cloud is specifically designed for professionals and agencies that need a robust, high-performance platform to manage and scale their WordPress websites effortlessly.

It ensures lightning-fast page load times and 100% uptime SLA (service level agreement), which means Bluehost guarantees this as the minimum performance perimeter.

So, if there’s ever any downtime, Bluehost will make it up to you.

Section of Bluehost Cloud website describing fast cloud hosting speeds
With Bluehost Cloud, the name of the game is speed.

This guaranteed uptime is thanks to the partnership with Automattic’s cloud platform, WP Cloud; Bluehost Cloud is backed by 24/7, round-the-clock support by top-tier WordPress experts.

“WP Cloud is the first hyper-cloud platform purpose-built for WordPress,” said Matt. “With thousands of high-frequency servers across 25+ data centers and points of presence, it’s designed to serve WordPress as fast and securely as possible.”

In other words, you can choose your preferred data center location to reduce latency. And since all of Bluehost’s data centers have support from an integrated global content delivery network (CDN), visitors will see no downtime.

Perfect Harmony for Freelancers and Agencies

WordPress is a great tool, but if you’re not technically inclined, tailoring PHP configurations and ensuring software compatibility will be just another headache on your to-do list when all you want to do is get your site up and running.

“At Bluehost, we’ve prioritized enhancing performance and reliability for WordPress users across the board. We’re already serving the needs of SMBs, freelancers, and agencies,” said Ed. “With Bluehost Cloud, powered by WP Cloud, we’re introducing a new state-of-the-art platform specifically tailored to meet the demands of our most discerning customers — freelancers and agencies who build websites for their clients.”

Bluehost Cloud landing page describing managed hosting
Since Bluehost Cloud is created and managed by WordPress experts, you know you’re getting the best.

Since WordPress creators and experts tailor Bluehost Cloud, you don’t have to worry about these aspects. It’s a fully managed solution streamlining every aspect of web management so you can use your favorite plugins and tools without referencing the documentation first.

Bluehost Cloud saves time and enhances efficiency by seamlessly handling monitoring, traffic reporting, updates, and security features, including automated backups.

“[We’re] excited to partner on this launch with Bluehost, who’s been partnered with WordPress.org for 15+ years,” said Matt.

The partnership with WordPress and Bluehost is one thing independent users and SMBs have been waiting for. Bluehost Cloud surely won’t disappoint those who helped make WordPress the most popular CMS in the world.

Get early access to the fastest and most reliable WordPress cloud hosting today.