There is a reason why this blog and many other top internet marketers are recommending Bluehost to their subscribers.
The fact remains that this company is actually great at their job.
Bluehost is one of the best hosting services you can find online. I’m saying this not just for promotional purposes but because they actually are.
If they are not, then they would not be powering millions of wordpress sites on the internet.
You can check for yourself, there are thousands of positive reviews about them online from independent site owners.
It proves that many web owners are actually satisfied with their services.
In this post we shall be talking about how you can install wordpress in your bluehost account.
If you’ve found installing wordpress confusing, never worry because we have a simple guide right here.
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What Is WordPress?
WordPress is one of the best content management systems you can find online.
It’s a blogging software that is used by millions of writers, freelancers and businesses to build their online presence.
You should know that wordpress is free and it powers more than 30% of the web. Which means one in every three website owner depend on wordpress to make their presence known online.
So your intention to install wordpress in your bluehost account as your blogging software means you taking a step in the right direction.
You are also joining the club of web owners that are enjoying the many benefits of this dynamic blogging software.
Without much ado, let us now go to the main topic of discussion – how to install wordpress in your bluehost account.
Before Installing WordPress Lets Carry Out Some Checks
Before you talk about installing wordpress in your Bluehost account, you should already have a domain name to use and a hosting account with them.
If you don’t have a domain name then never worry, creating an account with Bluehost means you get a free domain name for the first year.
Here is a simple tip to creating an account that gets you the free domain name:
First go to Bluehost Services Website.
You then make your choice of plan that starts from $3.95 per month if you intend to host only one domain name.
If you intend to have more than one domain sometime in the future, I recommend you go for the PLUS PLAN instead of the BASIC PLAN.
If you’ve chosen your hosting plan, you will be presented with two options for domain name.
One offers you the free domain name while the other is for users that already have a domain name.
After you’ve made your choice, a form will be presented to you to fill in your information.
While you are filling the form, ensure you check parts of the form that has been autochecked.
If you need the services checked you can leave them, but if not you, should uncheck them or else you will have to pay more.
After that, you will then enter your payment information to pay for the final amount.
When payment is confirmed you will receive a mail confirming your payment and activation of your account.
Your login information to your Bluehost account and your cpanel information will be sent to the email you entered during registration.
Ensure your email is secure because whoever has your cpanel information can do lots of damage to your server.
Congratulation you now have a Bluehost hosting account and you are ready to install wordpress from your account.
Installing WordPress In Bluehost: How To Do It
Now that you have a Bluehost account, the next step is to login into your account for installation of your blogging software.
This is possible with the login details that will be sent to your mail.
If you got the free domain name from Bluehost you should check if it works; you are supposed to see a coming soon page.
Your website is active and ready to go.
I believe this is better than having to connect a domain name from another account where you will have to wait between 24 – 48 hours before there is a connection.
After you’ve logged into your account, proceed to the website section.
You will find two buttons “One Click Install” and “Install WordPress”. Clicking any one of them should get you to your desired page.
When you get to the next page, you will find two buttons “START” and “IMPORT”.
I recommend you go with the start button to have wordpress installed for you automatically.
The import button is for experienced wordpress users that know how to use it.
I want to assume that you are a first timer and don’t want to border yourself with the technical process involved.
After you’ve clicked the start button, you will be presented a page to fill in basic information that will be used on your wordpress blog.
For security reasons avoid using “Admin” or “Administrator” as your wordpress login username.
Most hackers use it for “Brute Force” attacks and if your site does not have the security settings to counter this attack, your wordpress blog could be hacked.
Rather I recommend you use a login username that is unique and different – most probably your name.
When you are done, you can click install and wait for the installation to be automatically completed.
You should see the confirmation when wordpress has been successfully installed in your Bluehost account.
You should check your domain name again, you should see that something new has appeared there.
Your wordpress login details should look something similar to http://yourdomainname.com/wp-admin/
Login into the administrator area using your chosen username and password.
Congratulations you are now welcome to the club of wordpress users.
Next Step After Installing WordPress
After installing wordpress, there are certain things you need to do to ensure smooth blogging experience.
Three things you have to do after installation are:
- Install wordpress theme,
- Install basic plugins
- Carry out basic setting
The theme deals with how you blog looks like, the plugins deals with both SEO, security and other important features of wordpress while the setting also deals with other important settings.
After you’ve done them, then you can proceed to start writing those great contents that will get you the traffic you desire to make money with your blog.
Congratulations and welcome to wordpress.