Among all other Linux web hosts, BlueHost definitely stands ahead because of being very cost-effective and feature-rich.
Bluehost's hosting control panel is easy to use with a friendly user interface. Most of the web hosting companies use almost the same user friendly Cpanel that is being used by BlueHost. Cpanel features about 35 different functions which are quickly accessible. These functions include file management, e-mail management, disk usage, forums, web statistics, additional domain management, search engine submission, system security and a host of many other options.
E-mail Features and Functions
Bluehost offers 2500 POP3/POP3 Secure Email Support and IMAP/Secure IMAP Email Support, unlimited Forwarding Email Accounts and Email Auto responder. They also offer Webmail (Browser Based Email), Web File Manager, Hotlink Protection and Spam Assassin Protection.
Developer & Programmer Tools
Blue Host offers some domain name related benefits like free domain name and support International Domain Names. They also offer most effective and efficient tools for programmers and developers like 50 MySQL Databases and 50 PostgreSQL Databases, CGI-BIN, CGI Library PHP Support, Perl Support, FrontPage 2000/2002/2003 Extensions, FTP Access, Shell Access (SSH), Customizable Error Pages, Fantastico Script Support, Custom Cronjobs, Override, .htaccess Support.
E-commerce Support and Tools
E-commerce Tools provided by BlueHost include, SSL Secure Server, OS Commerce Shopping Cart, Agora Shopping Cart, Free Generated Certificate, Password Protected Directories and OpenPGP / GPG Encryption.
Plug in Scripts:
BlueHost provide some free website plug-in-scripts. They offer Bulletin Board (Message Forum), Form-mail Script, PHP Nuke, Guestbook, Chat, Bloggers (Web Blogs), Mailing Lists, Image Galleries, Poll/Survey, Web Auctions, Help Center/Support Ticket and many others.
Among the Multimedia features BlueHost supports Streaming Video, Streaming Audio, Real Audio & Video, Flash , Macromedia Shockwave, MIDI File and Add Own MIME Types .
Bluehost haves some world class technologies like High Performance Xeon Servers, Customized Apache Web Server, UPS Power Back-up, Diesel Back-up Generator, 24/7 Network Monitoring, Mirrored Storage Backups and OC-48 Backbone Connection.
They also offer some site promotion tools. They offer Search Engine Submission, Search Keyword Analyzer and Search Engine Position Report. All these are totally free.