There are many great options around for hosting a Wordpress site and Bluehost are recognised at Wordpress.org as being one of the best.
The reasons for this are:
- Good pricing - You can start your new Wordpress site for well under $100 per year.
- High performance - Bluehost offer high performance hosting and optimise it specifically to the needs of Wordpress.
- Great support - Bluehost offer 24/7 support with a team that understands and can support the needs of Wordpress users.
- Easy to use - Managing your hosting and installing Wordpress is really simple. You don't need to be a technical guru.
Keep reading for step by step instructions to set up Wordpress hosting with Bluehost.
Get started by visiting: https://www.bluehost.com/special/wordpress and selecting a hosting plan.
You can go with Basic and upgrade later if your budget is tight but I would go with one of the unlimited domain plans.
When you click on the select button for a plan you will be taken to a page where you can choose a new domain name or enter a domain you already own.
If you have already registered your domain just enter it in the "I have a domain box" and click next.
If you still need to find or register a domain name type the name and extension you want in the "new domain" box and click next.
Once you have comfirmed your domain name you will be taken a page where you can create your account.
The account creation form is fairly standard but there are a couple of things worth noting.
Firstly the longer you sign up for the cheaper the price gets , this is a good opportunity to save money.
Secondly you probably don't need any of the package extras .. buy them later if it turns out you need them.
Once you are happy with your selections click submit to confirm your order.
After you have completed the sign up process you will be taken to a confirmation page and will also recieve an e-mail containing the information you need to log into your new hosting control panel.
Make sure you file this information somewhere safe.
Click the create your password on the confirmation page and you will be taken to a password creation form.
Enter your desired password twice , read/agree to the policies and terms of service.
Then click Next.
Congratulations! You have chosen wisely.