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.
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.
- Sign up for Bluehost ($4.95/mo unlimited hosting)
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 you will be welcome with standard cPanel welcome screen. Scroll down to Software/Services tab. Select WordPress from the list, and it will take you to the next page.
On the next screen click on WordPress installation. This will lead you to next page where you can make many changes.
On the next page there are three options, carefully examine all the options. The major one is option 1 and option 2.
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
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.
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.
Deselect all the options to install default plugins and themes, as we will be installing other essential plugins and themes after fresh installation.
Read the agreement and put a check mark and click on Complete.
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 ?
Essential WordPress tutorials After Installing WP
- 8 Essential setting after installing wordpress
- How to submit your blog sitemap to Google webmaster tool
- How to Install WordPress plugin from dashboard
Essential WordPress plugins
- Best WordPress plugins for SEO
- Google XML sitemap : WordPress essential plugin
- Meta robots : WordPress SEO plugin
As you see, it won’t take more than 5 minutes to install WordPress on Bluehost, but if you still stuck in between the process, feel free to let me know and I will try to solve your problem ASAP!. Also, if you find this post useful, then don’t forget to share it on Google plus and Facebook.
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