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How To Create WordPress Blog on Bluehost In Next 5 Minutes

How To Create WordPress Blog on Bluehost In Next 5 Minutes

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 sale 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 Bluehost

One thing which 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 sign up link, which will also let you grab discount on Bluehost.

Complete guide to Install WordPress Blog on BlueHost:

Self hosted WordPress is one of the best platform 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 way to install WordPress or you can use manual WordPress installation method. Though, for the ease of installation process, I would suggest to use Fantastico. So, I assume you already have a Bluehost account and you are ready to move ahead with this tutorial.

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

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

WordPress Website builders

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.

Install WordPress on Bluehost

On the next page there are three options, carefully examine all the options. The major one is option 1 and option 2.

Option 1.

In this step you can select how do you want your blog to look like. You can make it look like

  • www.shoutmeloud.com or
  • http://shoutmeloud.com

Though, I’m using www for my site, but for future WordPress installation on Bluehost or any other hosting company, I recommend to choose without www, as it’s short and shorter the URL, better it is.

WordPress without www

Option 2

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 complex password. Also keep a check mark on Automatic create a database.

Bluehost WordPress Setup
On the next page it will start installing WordPress. Don’t close the page until unless it shows Processing complete. It it gives error saying “Oops! Directory exists! Are you sure you want to overwrite its contents”,  select the checkbox infront of “Directory exists! I understand that continuing will overwrite files.”, and deselect everything in Step 3, and click on complete. It will take not more than 1 minute for bluehost WordPress script to install WordPress blog on your newly bought Bluehost server. 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 which you should always do and here I’m linking to my other guides, which you and every beginners should follow.

What next ?

Things to do after Installing WordPress for 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 own 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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  • sainaresh

    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

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Sainaresh
      You can follow this guide to transfer your blog from one hosting to another: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/how-to-move-wordpress-site-to-new-host-zero-downtime.html

      Regarding Domain name transfer: You can simply update the name server and point to your new hosting. But, if you have to transfer the domain to different domain registrar (Which is not really necessary), you need to unlock the domain at your current domain registrar, get the EPP code and on new domain registrar, select the transfer domain option and follow the simple steps.

      Reply
  • Tanmoy Das

    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 !

    Reply
  • Taposh Kapuria

    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.

    Reply
  • sangeetha menon

    Harsh,

    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.

    Reply
  • Marty

    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!

    Reply
    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Marty
      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.

      Reply
  • Surender Sharma

    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 ?

    Reply
    • Neel Patel

      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.

      Reply
  • mostlyBlog

    hey good post harsh, also write one post about migration from one host to another host.

    Reply

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