When I started my WordPress journey, I had no idea of WordPress hosting, domain name etc. and all this was equal to rocket science for me. After using a self hosted WordPress blog for a long time, I now know that WordPress is one of the easiest platform to start blogging and learning. In this tutorial I will tell you how you can buy a WordPress hosting account from Bluehost. For any new WordPress blog, Bluehost Shared hosting is perfect, and you can easily handle 20,000 traffic per day. You need two things to start a new WordPress blog:
What's great about Bluehost is that, it also offers a free domain with who.is guard, so you don't need additional domain registrar to buy the domain. If you already have a domain name, you can use it to signup to Bluehost, and use the free domain feature later. You can also get special discount from Bluehost, when you will use the link given below for sign up.
Guide to buying Webhosting for WordPress blog:
Simply, follow the Bluehost signup link given above and you will be on the signup page of Bluehost.
On the next page you have to choose the hosting package that you want. Let me quickly tell you the major difference in all three plans of Bluehost:
- Starter hosting package: It is the cheapest, costing $ 3.95 / month and lets you host a website. This plan offers 100 GB storage and unlimited bandwidth. This is great when you have planned to host only one site.
- Plus hosting package: This is the pack I would recommend to you, as it has a difference of only $ 3 / month over the cost of the starter package, as it also lets you host all features + unlimited sites. More unlimited resources are like icing on cake. Harsh sir also hosts his sites on this plan.
- Business Pro: This is great for businesses that require an SSL certificate. This plan has all the features of plus hosting + Dedicated I.P. There are also SSL certificate and some more features. The price difference is $ 8, and you get what you pay for appropriately. This plan is recommended for business and eCommerce sites. For a WordPress blog or a website of an informative kind you should prefer plus package.
In the image below, you can compare all three plans:
Click on select below your preferred plan and on the next page you can claim your free domain or you can use any other current domain as well. You can use the free domain feature again at any time.
You can buy a domain name from Bluehost (the first year is free), or you can add your existing domain name to "I have domain name". In my case I am using Bluehost's free domain name feature.
Click Next, and it will take you to your Bluehost account information and payment page. Fill all the details, and make sure that the details are accurate.
Select Bluehost Package:
Now select the package you want to buy. Whenever I buy a shared hosting from Bluehost, I choose the three years plan, because I get this package at a minimum price of $ 6.95 per month.
As Bluehost is an old and reliable WordPress hosting company, this investment is better than paying discounted renewal fees next time.
While you are filling the package information column, if you want to keep the backup of your website somewhere else, then uncheck the site backup pro.
As if we don't want this for our wordpress blog, then I uncheck it. Once you have filled all the details, go ahead and make the payment. You can make payment by credit card or PayPal.
Once your payment process is done, within a few minutes you will receive the login details of your Bluehost account. Now login to your Bluehost cPanel, and install WordPress on it.
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