WordPress is one of the largest blogging platforms in the world, it is very easy and flexible to use. WordPress is used by pro bloggers as well as beginners and this blog is also running on WordPress platform.
WordPress is a fully content management system and these days WordPress is also a great platform to build any kind of websites. In recent years, WordPress developers have developed all types of WordPress themes like for e-commerce, business, portfolio, magazine etc.
The modernwpthemes.com blog is also hosted on Bluehost web hosting. So now here I will show you how much easy you can get your blog or website up and running quickly in less than 5 minutes with Bluehost.
Start A WordPress Blog In 5 Minutes With Bluehost
Step 1:- Choosing A Web Host
There are a number of web hosting companies are available for hosting WordPress blog / website but Bluehost is the first choice for most of the people. Bluehost is the officially recommended by WordPress and it is the no 1 hosting service provider for WordPress platform for almost 10 years. There are so many reasons for why people highly recommend Bluehost hosting, so below are few reasons:
- Premium customer service, reliability and usability.
- Easy-to-use control panel.
- Custom-built servers to provide the most stable and reliable hosting environment.
- Quickly get started with one-click WordPress install provided by MOJO Marketplace.
- Expert, in-house technical support provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Unlimited websites, email accounts, and domains – all on one account at an affordable price.
- No gimmicks, no contracts. Enjoy the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee and the option to cancel at any time.
And to sweeten the deal, even more, if you sign up through this tutorial you will get a special offer on shared hosting plan at $3.95/month for 36-month and also you will get a free domain for one year!
Follow the below steps to set up your Bluehost hosting account faster and easily. To speed up this process you need to think of domain name which you want to use and also ready your payment by having your credit card before you start the process of purchase hosting account.
Step 2:- Set Up Your Hosting Account
Afer that you need to choose a domain name for your blog/website. If you have your domain name then you need to go through few extra steps to point out your DNS to Bluehost. If you don’t have your domain then no worry you can be able to purchase a domain name through the sign-up process. And the best thing is that it comes free with your new WordPress hosting account for one year.
After entering your domain name you need to fill up your personal information.
Once you submit your personal information then you need to choose the hosting package. The hosting package price is available at 12-month, 24-month and 36-month terms and also for the long term you purchase you will get the lower monthly rate. For example, if you buy shared hosting plan for 36-month, you will get a rate of $3.95/month or if you purchase shared hosting plan for 12 months, you will get a rate of $5.95/month which you can see in the below image. Also, if you need to upgrade your shared hosting account then Bluehost easily upgrade to VPS or Dedicated server from inside control panel.
There are few more offers are there when you choose the hosting plan which you can add if you want. But here one we recommend you is Domain Privacy which is a paid service and it will keep your personal information private on WHOIS database.
After fill up all the information and choose the hosting package then you need to click on the Next button to complete your purchase process. Once you complete the purchase process you need to create a secure and strong password and it is necessary to have capital and lowercase letters, a number and a special character in your password.
Now you are able to log into your account and you can be able to start installing WordPress!
Step 3:- Installing WordPress
You may think that it is the most complicated task but the Bluehost has made your work so easy by using of its One-Click Installs for installing WordPress and other applications. In your cPanel, scroll down to the “Website” section and click on the “One-Click Installs” button.
After click on the “One-Click Installs” button it will take you to the page called “Install Websites and Applications“. At the top, you can see the “Blogs & Website Builders” section where you need to click on “WordPress icon“.
After click on the WordPress icon, it will open the installation window. Now you need to click on the “Install” button, so it will start the process of WordPress installation. After click on the “Install” button, it has few simple steps.
Step 1: Choose Where You Want To Install The WordPress:-
It can be your any domain on your account or a subdomain or a folder for one of your domains, after choosing the path where you want to install the WordPress click on the “Check Domain” button. So it will check your domain is assigned and point to your account or not. In this process if you are overwriting the files you may get a warning but if you don’t add any website yet then check the box and continue.
Step 2:- Show Advanced Options:-
In this section, you need to set up your WordPress username and password. It is necessary to use a different username rather than “admin” and also create a strong password. To make sure that the “Automatically create a new database for this installation” box is checked. If you have already created the database for your WordPress installation then don’t check the box of “Automatically create a new database for this installation”.
Step 3:- Agree Terms And Conditions:-
After reading the terms and conditions check the box and then click on “Install Now” button.
Now you can see the WordPress installation process and it will take a few minutes. Once WordPress is installed it will provide you, your site URL, admin URL, admin login URL, your username and password. You will get all the information via email but without a password. So keep this information safe.
After finishing above all the steps now you can be able to log into your WordPress account by open the admin login URL, enter your username and password then click on “Log In” button. So it will open your WordPress dashboard and from there you can be able to control everything related to your WordPress blog like creating pages, posts and changing the blog appearance etc.
Here I remember you again if you sign up through this tutorial, you will get a spacial offer on shared hosting plan at $3.95/month for 36-month and also a free domain name for one year!