How To Make Your Own WordPress Blog on Bluehost Hosting?

There are many cheap and reliable Hosting for WordPress out there, and one of them is Bluehost. I have used Bluehost for my client sites and what I like about them is unlike many other hosting, they don’t over sell it. Also, they come up with only Shared and reseller hosting package, where you can host multiple sites. This guide is for newbie users to learn how to install WordPress on Bluehost hosting.

WordPress Blog on Bluehost

One thing that I liked about Bluehost is; they scaled their server for optimum performance when you are running WordPress on them. In case if you are not aware, Bluehost is one of the top recommended host by WordPress. They offer unlimited bandwidth, storage, premium support and, everything else you need to run a WordPress blog. Below is signing up the link, which will also let you grab the maximum possible discount on Bluehost.

Complete Guide to Install WordPress Blog on BlueHost:

Self-hosted WordPress is one of the best platforms to start blogging and making money. We have already shared a complete guide on How to start a new blog, and you can refer to it for pre-requirement for creating a successful blog. Now, we are extending the series here with Bluehost WordPress installation guide

Bluehost offers standard cPanel hosting, which comes with Fantastico. Fantastico is one of the easy ways to install WordPress, or you can use manual WordPress installation method. Though, for the ease of installation process, I would suggest using Fantastico. So, I assume you already have a Bluehost account, and you are ready to move ahead with this tutorial.

For any WordPress web host, it’s important to meet certain technical requirement and Bluehost fits perfectly into WordPress hosting need. So, if you are still wondering if Bluehost is worth for WordPress or not, my suggestion: Go for it, without a second thought. It can handle any suitable medium traffic site easily. Though, I always recommend using any WordPress cache plugin when you are using shared and VPS hosting.

So, let’s start with our tutorial for beginners and learn something new today.  Login to your Bluehost account and Click on hosting at the top, to get inside cPanel.

Bluehost cPanel

Scroll down to Website Builders> Select WordPress from the list, and it will take you to the next page.

Install WordPress Website on Bluehost

On the next screen click on Start in front of  WordPress installation pop-up. This will lead you to next page where you can make many changes.

Free WordPress installation Bluehost


On the next page,  select the domain on which you want to install WordPress:

WordPress Bluehost

Note: Here you can decide if you want your domain to be with www or without www. In 2015, it’s all about shorter URL, so I recommend select non www. (You will get this option when you click on Dropdown, refer above screenshot).

Click on Check domain & this is where you can configure final few settings to install WordPress.

Click on show advanced option: 

In this step, you can select your WordPress username and password for your login. Make sure you don’t select admin as username. Instead use some random username and use a complex password. Also keep a check mark on Automatic create a database.

WordPress advanced installation


On the next page it will start installing WordPress. Don’t close the page until unless it shows Processing complete. It will take about 1 minute for Bluehost WordPress script to install WordPress blog.

An Email will be sent to the registered Email address about the login and password which you can use to login to your WordPress dashboard
That’s it, and now you can move ahead and get started with the other set up. Here is a video tutorial, which will show you the exact procedure of installing WordPress on Bluehost:

Things to do after Installing WordPress on Bluehost:

Be it any hosting, once WordPress is installed there are few thins that you should always do and here I’m linking to my other guides, which you and every beginner should follow.

What next?

Things to do after Installing WordPress for the first time

Essential WordPress Plugins for your WordPress Blog

As you see, it won’t take more than 5 minutes to install WordPress and get your blog. If you find this WordPress blog installation useful, then don’t forget to share it on Google plus and Facebook.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 40 )

  1. says

    Hi, Harsh

    The username and password I got during this process is not working, I am not able to login to my new wordpress. I have dropped you an email regarding the same. Everything I did was similar to this video but not able to login. Tell me what should I do now.

  2. says

    Thank so much to clarify hosting plan. Next renewal time I will choose cheap n best bluehost plan as my renewal plan is expensive. Your blog is very helpful for beginners and experience people too…

  3. says

    Thanks for creating such lovely post. Your article will help to boost up the confidence. Can you tell me what is the best on BlueHost or Host-gator???

  4. Kavitha yarlagadda says

    Hi Harsh

    I have just bought bluehost US hosting for three years and installed WordPress by following your guide, I only have to add my posts and settings before it goes live. I should thank you for helping us newbies with such detailed articles, also can you please let me know with what monetising program should I go with.



    Hi Harsh,

    This article is very good. I am a newbie and going to start a blog in a or two. Please suggest whether I have to go for host gator or blue host In one article you hove suggested to for host gator.

    Kindly clarify. As a newbie, which one be better?

  6. says

    I saw the complete guide of screenshots on wordpress installation in bluehost. This is very useful because all beginners prefer tutorials to study about it. So it plays a crucial role among them.

    Best regards Thank you!!
    Sathish Arumugam

  7. says

    This is great Harsh.. this will be helpful for the wp beginners who even don’t know how to install wp. Good job, Keep it up :) My wishes are with you.

  8. says

    Nice post. Very helpful and informative for the newbies about how to start your own WordPress website using blue-host . Enjoyed reading it. Thanks

  9. says

    hey harsh …
    really i do appreciate your work…
    if possible for you, could you please post an article or an video showing how to backup the whole blog content and how to restore it in the case of hardware /accidental failure…
    thank u

    • says

      I have added your article suggestion in my to-do article list. If you have budget for your blog, I would suggest to use VaultPress which is a paid solution (About $5/month), and this company is by Automattic. I’m using it on ShoutMeLoud from last 1 year. If you don’t want to use a paid option, I would try to come up with an alternative free solution in coming months.

    • says

      Bluehost India is quite new & right now they are using the same infrastructure of ResellerClub. This is one reason, right now It’s recommended to use Bluehost U.S. I think it will take few months before Bluehost India will have custom solution like their U.S. one.

  10. Sonali says

    hi ..

    your blog is super easy and informative. Would like to seek your help for creating blog for quotes on images,photos. Can you please guide me how to go about it. Plus is it necessary to buy a domain and hosting at initial state and bluehost offers 24 months package. Please guide.

  11. Basharath says

    Hello Harsh Bro, I bought Blue host hosting 3 domain package Today , but in this I could not find domain manager in the main menu. I registered domains from Bigrock and Godaddy, now I could not host those domains. I’m totally confused not know how to host domains at Blue host Please Bro help me …

  12. Nagaraj Belagavi says

    Sir, Thanks for your wonderful explanation about wordpress hosting on blue host and it is very very useful for young bloggers who are in the dream of becoming pro-blogger. I m writing a comment here only because of asking why you not explained any thing about wordpress hosting on So I request you, please write a post on wordpress hosting on

    Thank You

  13. sainaresh says

    very nice post harsh . as the below comment i have seen ,i got a doubt .i want to change from one host to another host and what is your suggestion to me .and how to transfer my domain name to that host.please reply anybody.
    to my mail.
    thank you harsh

  14. says

    A few days ago I just moved my blogspot blog on WordPress on Blue host hosting. Its nice to see that I have done all the steps right like this post. And the foot notes are very helpful for a newbie blogger. By the way congo for Wining Indiblogger awards !

  15. Taposh Kapuria says

    another great article from harsh agrawal. Bluehost is the best and reliable web hosting for starting a blog. I am also thinking that shifted to bluehost. This post is great help for me.

  16. says


    I have been thinking about migrating to Blue host from my current host provider. Can you do a post on it as I am sure there will be many more seeking answers for that too.

  17. Marty says

    Thanks for a great article. When do you know its time to move on to a higher end hosting package? What should you look for? Is it easy to move from shared hosting to another type of service? Thank you!

    • says

      Bluehost offers VPS and dedicated hosting too. You start on a shared hosting server, and when you need more power, you can ask Bluehost support team and they will move you to higher end packages.

  18. Surender Sharma says

    Have you installed any blog on Hostgator using auto installer like fantastico?
    According to your post BlueHost installation wizard is differ than HostGator.
    I think every hosting provider gives the installation wizard as they like.
    What about DreamHost installation Wizard ?

    • Neel Patel says

      Fantastico is a tool designed to install popular scripts. Fantastico is a program that runs with the popular online web hosting control panel “Cpanel” to offer web hosting users the choice to install popular scripts within some clicks.

      Fantastico is easy to use. Generally it is for the non technical user, but it also found huge interest from more & more geek users who want not to waste time on manually configuring many installation files to install a script on their hosting space. Fantastico is good option if you want to install something like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Xoop, PHPbb, Wiki, Zen photos or any other CMS.

      Fantastico is generally included for free in web hosting packages by companies like BlueHost, HostGator, DreamHost for the user. Web Hosts have to license the software per server, but that license fee has shown to be a great investment for them. Users like the variety of scripts that comes readily available with it. Fantastico is available for Linux hosting only.

      However there is one disadvantage of Fantastico. User depends on the hosting provider as well as on the creators of Fantastico to update their scripts regularly.