Step 2: Get a hosting and install WordPress

Step 2: Get a hosting and install WordPress

Let’s get your website online!

1. Click here to head over to Bluehost and then click the green “Get Started” button.

Get Started with bluehost

2. Select your plan, click select to choose your plan (if you just starting out go with the basic plan).

Bluehost Plans

3. Enter your domain name and click next

On the next page there 2 textboxes, if you already have a domain and type it in the right textbox. If you are new and don’t have a domain name check the availability of it in the left textbox and then click next.

Select domain name

4. Complete the billing information

Bluehost Billing info

5. Select the right package and uncheck unnecessary options

Untick SiteLock Security and Codeguard which probably you don’t need it, you can also get rid of domain privacy if you want it’s only $0.99/ month though.

With all of these packages, you’ll get a free domain name for the first year, the email account for your website (youname@yourdomainname.com), WordPress installation and Webhosting.

If you think you’ll be creating more than one blog for the next 12 months it’s better to choose the recommended plan “Prime 36 Month Price” with unlimited websites. With this plan, you will get the lowest price for your hosting and that will be locked for three years.

Select Bluehost packages

6. Enter your payments details, check the box for terms and conditions and submit

Enter your payments details

7.Create a secure password for your account

Create a password for bluehost account

8. Choose a theme for your blog for now(you can change it later)

Choose Bluehost theme

At this stage, your WordPress will be installed, once it is installed click on “Start Building” to log in to your account.

At this point, you will receive an email that contains your blog login details and these login details are different from the Bluehost account.

To log in, you need to go to https://yourdomainname.com/wp-admin/