How to Install WordPress on Bluehost Hosting

Do you want to learn how to install WordPress on your BlueHost account?

You have come to the right place.

Bluehost is an officially recommended WordPress hosting provider and one of the largest hosting companies in the world. They know WordPress pretty well and have the most beginner-friendly WordPress installation process. If you haven’t heard of Bluehost, check out 5 Reasons to Choose Bluehost. You should choose Bluehost for your new site or WordPress blog.

Today’s we’ll show you in this step by step guide, how to install a new WordPress website on Bluehost Hosting Service Providers. Let’s get started with the first step of this simple process.

STEP 1: Get a Domain & Hosting Account With Bluehost

Bluehost automatically installs WordPress on your domain name when you sign up. Once you log in to your Bluehost account, you’ll find your WordPress site under ‘My Sites’ tab.

Bluehost_MySites_Listing

You can simply click on ‘Log into WordPress’ button, and it will take you directly to the WordPress admin area.

Except for their ‘Basic’ hosting plan, Bluehost also allows you to install WordPress on unlimited sites with all their hosting plans. The next step is to setup the website hosting.

STEP 2: CREATE A SITE IN YOUR BLUEHOST HOSTING

Simply click on the ‘Create Site’ button under ‘My Sites’ tab to get started.

Bluehost Create WordPress Site

once you click the Create Site button, Bluehost will ask if you want to use the Bluehost Website Builder to Build the new website, or Directly create a WordPress site on the next screen.

You can choose the latter, and click on “No Thanks. go to WordPress”. for this new website setup. A new MySQL database will be created with your new domain name. You can use your existing domain name, or get a free domain name from Bluehost during the first year. The basic plan may not include the free domain name, but higher plans do have a new domain name bundled in.

Bluehost Website Builder or WordPress

STEP 3: START WORDPRESS INSTALLATION WIZARD

This will launch the Bluehost guided WordPress installation wizard. First, it will ask you to provide a site name or site title and optionally a tagline.

Bluehost Create New WordPress Site

Click on the ‘Next’ button to continue.

After which, you will be asked to select a domain name and path for your website. If you have already purchased a new domain name, then you can select it from the dropdown menu. You can always purchase and add new domain names to your account by visiting the ‘Domains’ page from the hosting dashboard.

Bluehost WordPress Install Plugins

After selecting your domain name, you can leave the directory path blank and let Bluehost choose it for you. The installer will also show a few essential plugins that you can install.

You can now click on the ‘Next’ button to continue.

The installer will set up your WordPress site, which may take a few moments. After that, you will see a success message with your WordPress site details.

Bluehost WordPress Successfully Installed

You will also receive the admin username and related details via email. You can now click on the Login to WordPress button to enter your new site’s admin area. Make sure to take note of the secure password automatically created for you. The last step is to verify that all information is correctly keyed.

Congratulations, you have installed WordPress on your Bluehost hosting account.

All the WordPress files are set up, a new database has been created to house your WordPress CMS files, posts, images etc. Such MySQL databases are the holder of all your web data. You will now be taken to the WordPress Dashboard.

That was quite simple… yes! The whole process hardly takes 3-4 minutes in total, after your payment information has gone through.

STEP 4: INSTALL ADDITIONAL PLUGINS FOR WORDPRESS

For a better Web Design experience, we also recommend you to install these Best 5 Plugins For WordPress. A detailed review of these plugins is available on our site too.

And if you want us to design your website, in just 4 days, simply contact the Best Web Design Company in Singapore.

We can also help you to configure the advanced options as extra steps are required to properly set up the control panel, WordPress icon in the Bluehost Cpanel or the Bluehost dashboard.

Once your website is ready, you can begin to add pages and blog posts. Don’t forget to do Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to get a higher ranking in the search engines.

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Cheers,
Vinai Prakash

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