Using Bluehost cPanel and Dashboard – Transcript
To start with, check out my earlier guide on How to buy Webhosting and domain from Bluehost, and if you already have an account or planing to get one, watch the above video.
So first, go to Bluehost.com, click on the login link at the top and now in the hosting login, write down the domain name that you used to buy the web hosting, maybe you have bought a new domain which is a free domain you get with the Bluehost or if you have used your own domain, just use the domain name, enter the password and click on submit, so this will take you to the Bluehost cPanel and you might get like some kind of marketing messages like this and I would recommend just click on “no, thanks I am not interested”.
All right, so this is what the home of Bluehost looks like, here you can do everything, so just to give you an idea, you can go to email and create your free email which Bluehost offers, if you want to install WordPress, you can simply click on install WordPress and it will take you to page where you can install WordPress with like two clicks, I’ll also do a video for the same after this video.
Now, this is most important, like the file manager in the FTP accounts, so if you want to create a new FTP account, you can create that, this is good eespecially if you are giving an access of your website to a web developer and you want him to make changes, so this will keep a track, so instead of giving your main FTP account, create another FTP account, Bluehost lets you create unlimited FTP account and this is where ,domain manager is where you will see the detail of the domain, you can add new domain over here, if you have not used the free domain here , you can also buy, you can add a free domain right now from here.
So yes, apart from that, you can also click on the links at the top, cPanel will take you to the typical cPanel that you see on different hosting which is the standard, so they have a bit of, they customize the look and feel of the cPanel but by the end of the day, it’s the same cPanel that you see on uninstall the shared hosting or on the standard hosting, similarly you can click on FTP databases and check out the databases that you have created, domains will take you to the domain manager where you can buy a new domain and see what all domains do you have, so these are the quick links, anyhow like you can access everything from the homepage or you can directly click there, so here you can click on register and start register a new domain name. Well, as I said, you already have one free domain that you can buy from Bluehost, if you have not used it while purchasing the hosting, you can use them right away, and you can use them anytime in your hosting period.
If you have any question regarding Bluehost cPanel, how to do any particular thing, you can simply drop a comment and I will do a video tutorial for you.