Bulk Buy Hosting entered the market in 2016 and is one of the commonly mentioned options in the popular Facebook groups about PBNs and SEO. Their homepage doesn't really inspire confidence since it reminds us of the web from 15 years ago. But let's dive deeper.
The feeling from the homepage unfortunately continues into the dashboard with a really cumbersome account setup. Every cPanel is opened manually and you need to wait for support to do it for you. After a while, you will get the cPanel login credentials and nameserver addresses. You need to repeat this for every domain so from the get-go, it doesn't really inspire anyone to host a large number of blogs with them.
Unfortunately, Bulk Buy Hosting does not advertise who they host with, and when asked, this is their answer:
"We use over ten different well known hosting providers, obviously we cannot give you specific numbers or names, but we have enough of a variety."
They use "over ten well known providers" but they are not giving names or specific numbers, adding "obviously".
The only thing obvious from that answer is that they are hiding their providers, and don't want you to know where they host and how many hosts they use. A big red flag.
Bulk Buy Hosting plans start at $27 per month for 10 domains. There is no free trial but they do offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.
When we analyzed 10 of our sites hosted with BBH, only 2 out of 10 IPs had a well known hosting provider attached to the IP (Arvixe and InMotion). This might give a clue on why they don't want to reveal their exact numbers or names - because they have very little to show. The only consolation is that those IPs are US-based and well diversified.
Everything else is set up properly and without footprints, so no comments there.
A common note on open ports: while well diversified, there is space for security issues.
Bulk Buy Hosting is really bare with their support. They don't offer free transfer from existing hosts. They don't have any kind of automation in place for maintenance, updates or backups nor do they have a 1-click WordPress setup or 1-click logins after install. It is like they are stuck in the old ways where one person does everything in the backend.
They also don't do anything for your sites' security (DDoS, hacking etc.) - it's all on you. This might work for someone who knows their way around this stuff, but still, a first-defense (at the very least) for the users' blogs would go a long way.
All in all, with Bulk Buy Hosting, you really just get (literally) plain old hosting.
Bulk Buy Hosting is a basic provider, with manual setup and few known hosting providers. Using them is a drag and their lack of transparency and customer support, be it automated or not, is obvious from the first email when they hide who they host with.
Since they do not have a setup that leaves footprints and because their IPs are diversified, we can recommend them if you need cPanel or ran out of space on other providers. That is, of course, if you don't mind doing everything on your own.
|Automatic WordPress updates
|Security and performance setup
|Automatic removal of deindexed blogs
|Ease of Use
|1-Click WordPress Setup
|Automatically set email mailbox
|Automatic nameserver configuration
|Tools for deindexation prevention
|Dashboard with SEO metrics
|Free transfer service