How To Setup A WordPress Site On Bluehost

how to setup bluehost websitePeople often procrastinate about setting their website up because of the technical challenges.

Well, today I want to show you how to setup a wordpress site on bluehost in as little as 20 minutes!

Bluehost provides excellent hosting because of their excellent technical specifications, fast servers and great customer support. Out of all the hosting companies I’ve used over the years, bluehost reigns supreme.

See my video (if you prefer to watch) that shows how to setup a wordpress site on bluehost:

If you click here or the image below, you can get a special discount offer (a free domain included):

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I have mentioned many times in past blog posts that page speed is very important for high search rankings.

Fortunately, Bluehost gives a very fast hosting experience for your website and so this can help your SEO efforts.

And I don’t think we need to explain about the mighty WordPress! It is the number 1 choice I (and many others) recommend. It gives a versatile dynamic solution and the search engines love it. See my post here for more info.

Read on for my bluehost website tutorial and you can get your website setup in as little as 20 minutes!

20 Minute Fast Guide: How To Setup A WordPress Site On Bluehost

I will help you understand how to setup a wordpress site on bluehost and my promise is that you can get this done in around 20 minutes.

So, let’s get started!

First of all, if you are looking for a bluehost coupon or discount then you may benefit from my link here that will give you a free domain included. Or, click the button below:

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As you can see from the image below, you go to the Bluehost’s main webpage and you’ll see something like the image below.

When you go through to the Bluehost website, you’ll be able to have a look at the technical specifications of Bluehost and how it’s optimized for having fast service and things like that.

bluehost tech

This will help you have a faster running website which can help you get better search engine rankings (the search engines favour faster loading websites these days).

How To Setup Bluehost Domain

1. Click the big green button that says “Get Started Now” that’ll get you started on the path
to checking if your preferred domain name is available.

how to setup a wordpress site on bluehost

First of all, you need to decide on which of the bluehost hosting packages you want to sign up for.

Now, I think it’s totally fine to simply go on the beginner’s basic plan and (if you need to), you can upgrade later.

You then need to select the kind of domain that you’re interested in.

bluehost setup

So, have a think of the kind of domain that you want.

I have a few tips I can give you on choosing the right domain name for you.

You may want a keyword included in the domain or you may want your brand name as the domain.

Or, you may want to have a combination of the 2.

A branded domain name that includes a keyword!

If you look at my own domain name (webtrafficlounge.com), it is branded (Web Traffic Lounge) but it also includes the keyword of “web traffic” (even if that may be one of the most competitive terms out there!).

Whatever happens, you need to put some thought into your domain name and what it’s going to represent for your website.

After you type in your domain name and click “Next Step”, it will tell you if it’s available or not as shown on the screen below:

how to setup bluehost domain

 

Tips On Selecting Alternative Domain Names

If it is not available, it will suggest an alternative and sometimes this can give you some really good ideas other domain names you might like.

Or, you may be able to get the domain name you desire, but not the “.com” if it has been taken.

If the “.com” for your domain name has been taken, you may want to go for some of the following alternative domains:

– .net
– .org
– .co
– .co.uk (or replace with your country)
– .london (or replace with your own city if it is now available)!

Have a think about the various alternatives and when you’ve decided on one, simply click the domain name that you want.

You will then proceed to the order page.

You now get to decide what kind of plan you want.

You can either select 12, 24 or 36 months for your contract time.

bluehost hosting packages

Obviously, you get a cheaper rate if you select a longer contract time.

This is your choice though!

If you are completely certain that you want the website (long term) then you may want to choose a longer contract period to save some money.

Which Bluehost Add-Ons Are Worth Getting?

Before you finish your order, there are a few optional add-ons that they present to you.

Personally speaking, I didn’t go for any of them because I didn’t require them.

However, this is completely up to you and your goals/objectives for your new website.

Let’s go through them.

1. There is is the website backup option.

I don’t this is necessary because you can do a backup yourself very easily later on.

2. There is the SEO fast start add-on.

Again, I don’t really see the point in getting this. All hosting companies offer this kind of “SEO Fast Start” and I’ve always found it a bit of a gimmick.

Instead, I recommend following the “free” SEO tips I give in my free training series below:

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3. Finally, there is the SiteLock Domain Security option.

This may be useful but I have my own wordpress security processes that I follow so I don’t think it’s necessary for me.

Once you’ve filled out your details, click “order”.

Bluehost now delivers your dashboard usename and login details by email.

Now, you can collect the bluehost login details from your email inbox, click the login link and access the dashboard which will look like the image below.

bluehost how to

Don’t be overwhelmed by all of the menus and options here.

You don’t need most of them.

Bluehost Website Tutorial And Installing WordPress

This is very easy as you will see now!

Simply Click “Website” on the navigation menu.

And then click “Use WordPress” as shown below:

bluehost wordpress install theme

Now, you simply choose the domain you want to install wordpress on.

bluehost website tutorial

Assuming you are installing the website on the root domain, simply leave the box above blank, click “check domain” and you are good to go.

That’s it for installing wordpress on bluehost.

If you want more detail on installing a high quality “SEO Optimized” WordPress Theme, feel free to grab my free training series below where I show you how.

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Hopefully, this bluehost website tutorial of mine has shown you how to get your wordpress website setup in around 20 minutes.

Any questions at all, let me know in the comments.

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Comments

  1. I find your instructions very easy to follow and implement straight away. Whenever I come across techie challenges. I find your tutorial very helpful. Your knowledge, experience and insights helps newbies and procrastinators superbly. Thanks for the post.

    Pele

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