WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world as millions of websites are running on it. The very first thing you need to start a WP blog is the web hosting itself.
Selecting a web host is a crucial step in starting a WP blog because a perfect hosting provider is the backbone of any website. And, when it comes to WordPress, you need to select optimized hosting.
Bluehost is the most reliable web hosting company in this regard as WordPress itself suggests them on their official website as the recommended hosting.
So today, you are going to learn how to install WordPress in Bluehost without sweating much.
How to Install WordPress in Bluehost?
We are going to use Bluehost’s cPanel for the installation. Hence, it will be a walk in the park for you for their cPanel is easy-to-use and clutter-free.
Follow the steps given below to install WordPress on Bluehost.
How to access Bluehost cPanel?
At first, type my.bluehost.com into the address bar of your browser. In case you haven’t logged in yet, you will see a form into which the credentials should be entered.
After that, you can see the hosting section of your account. If you don’t get into the hosting section by default, it can be done by a simple click as shown in the image.
Then, choose cPanel, which is the second option under the hosting tab.
How to Install WordPress with Bluehost
Step 1: Refer to the tiny guide given above to access cPanel in Bluehost and follow the same.
Step 2: Scroll down a bit to see Mojo marketplace section. You can see a number of icons there labeled One- Click Installs, My Installs, Themes & Templates, Logos & Graphics and Plugins & Extensions.
Here your pick should be One- Click Installs. (You can use Install WordPress as well)
Step 3: Now, you will be lead to a whole new page with icons of many CMSs like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Anchor CMS, etc.
As you are going to install WordPress, you must click on the first icon.
Step 4: You can see a new page with WordPress version information and details. The Install button will be clearly shown there. Just click on it.
Step 5: Next step is to select the domain on which you want to install WordPress. You can spot a drop- down menu there right under “Select which domain you would like to install to”. Clicking on the same will give you all the add-on domains. (If you don’t see the desired domain there, you need to go back to the cPanel main window and add it there).
The second field after the drop-down menu can be used to install WordPress on a subfolder like yourdomain.com/blog or yoursite.com/articles. If you want to make your blog like that, you must insert a text ( the popular choice is blog). In case you need your homepage to showcase the articles, just leave the field empty.
Then, hit Check now.
Note:- You can choose either the www or the non-www versions of your domain. I recommend the later as it is short and its counterpart has no added benefits.
Step 6: In this step, you are going to change the core settings of your WP blog. Tick the checkbox that says Show advanced settings to reveal that hidden features.
Site Name or Title: – The name one sees on the browser tab when he/ she visits your site. The same name is seen in search results as well.
Admin Username: – A username is needed to log into the blog dashboard. You can set it here. Do remember the fact that it can’t be changed once chosen. (The default username is admin, but I recommend going with a custom username for an extra layer of security).
Admin Password: – The password with which you will sign into the WP dashboard. Take extra care in coming with hard-to-crack password and save it as text file in your computer (Chances are you will forget it after a while. Trust me, I did it!)
You can also see two checkboxes there, ticked by default. If you see them not ticked, don’t forget to turn them on.
Step 7: After changing all the above items to comfortable ones, click that Install Now button right below.
It will take a maximum of one minute to complete the installation. Then, you will get a mail to the given email address with the login details.
Hurray! You have successfully installed WordPress in Bluehost now. It’s time to add a logo, change the theme and start writing articles.
Why should You Choose Bluehost?
Tons of hosting providers are out there. Then, what’s so special about Bluehost? Let us find out.
#1. Free domain name: – Every shared hosting customer of Bluehost gets a free domain for one year to minimize the extra charges to get started.
#2. Almost 100% uptime: – Bluehost has super fast servers that never go down. So, you will get 100% uptime no matter what. Their CPU throttling freezes sites that cross resource usage limits.
#3. User-friendly dashboard:- I have already shown you the screenshot of Bluehost dashboard. Everything is organized in such a way that users won’t find it clumsy to choose one item.
#4. Responsive customer support:- Bluehost has a vast knowledge base and a YouTube channel to help their customers overcome any chaos. And they also have a live chat support and phone support for further help.
I hope you now know how to install WordPress in Bluehost. As they offer a 5 minutes installation procedure on their organized cPanel, I don’t think you will face even a subtle difficulty to complete the process.
Of course, there are other methods for the very same purpose. But the one I have explained here is the simplest one.
Comment down below if you have any queries. Or else, start your WP blog right away on Bluehost.