Hey guys, Bryan here and today I’m going to be showing you how to setup WordPress on Bluehost quick and easy. In this video I’m going to covering how to sign up for an account with Bluehost, choosing a hosting package, registering a domain name, and then installing WordPress on Bluehost. I’ve provided a link in the description below with the link to start setting up WordPress on Bluehost. You’ll actually get a discount with the link that I provided below. You’ll get a free domain name with your hosting package. Some other things you’ll get is a one click WordPress install, 24/7 support from Bluehost, and a 30 day money back guarantee. Now one of the advantages of using Bluehost is you’ll get better search engine rankings. Bluehost has high specs. Search engines now days put an emphasis on your site speed. So if you have a good hosting provider like Bluehost you can have quick site speed which can help you out when trying to rank your site.
Bluehost also powers over 2 million websites worldwide. They are one of the top web hosting providers. They are also the number one recommended web hosting provider by wordpress.org. You’ll also receive over $150 in advertising offers from Google and Bing. Feel free to walk through the steps with me to setup your WordPress site with Bluehost. Before we get started just a little disclosure. The link is an affiliate link. I’ll receive a commission which helps support this channel and helps us put out WordPress tutorial videos on a regular basis. Now let’s get started. First thing we want to do is head on over to Bluehost.
Safe money on your domain
I’ve provided the link in the description below so that you can get your free domain name discount. So once you find that link and click on it your going to see a get started now button on the page. Go ahead and click that button. And this is where we are going to be able to select our hosting plan. We are going to see three different options. We are going to see a basic, plus, and a prime option. Now generally I recommend going with the basic option and then you can also scale up whenever you would like. Now if you have more than one website then you would want to choose either the plus plan or the prime plan. For this tutorial I’m going to choose the basic plan. Go ahead and hit the select button when you find the plan that you want and once we do that we are now brought to a domain page where we can choose the domain name that we want completely free. Now if you already have a domain name. You’ll see you can enter it over here on the right. For this tutorial I’m going to be covering the new domain so we want to select a domain extension.
Get a .com Domain
So whatever domain name you’d like. We got .com, .net, .org, etc… I recommend going with a .com especially if your a new site just because most people think of websites and they naturally type in a .com. Now once we hit the next button here we are going to be brought to a create your account page and this is where we are going to input our information. So we are going to input our first name. We are going to put in our last name and business name is optional you don’t have to put one if you don’t want too. We want to go ahead and put in our Country address information in. We want to put a phone number and the best email for us as we are going to get emailed a receipt of our payment and a copy of our login credentials.
Select your Bluehost account plan
Alright, below that we are going to see package information. And we are going to see account plan. So this is where we can select the term for our hosting package. So we can select 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months.
Now as you can see the longer you purchase your hosting plan for your going to get a discount and it’s actually going to be cheaper. I’m going to go ahead and just select the 12 months package for this tutorial. As you can see the setup fee is completely free and the domain name is free. Your going to see domain privacy. Now you can select this or unselect this. Domain privacy is when your information is made private in the who is directory and is in return replaced by the hosting provider’s information. Now if your not to sure on whether you want to add this or not you can always wait and add it in at a later date. Alright, and we are going to see the site backup pro. I would go ahead and just leave this unselected. There are a bunch of free backup plugins that you can use for your WordPress website.
The search engine jumpstart I would keep that unselected as that isn’t necessary to have. The site lock security is basically security for your WordPress website and it protects your site from hackers. I’d leave that unselected as there are a bunch of free alternatives for your WordPress site. And as you can see here we are saving quite a bit with this hosting package. Now below that we are going to input our payment information.
Install WordPress fast and easy
Go ahead and click login and we want to enter in our account credentials and click submit. Now once we do that we are going to be in the Bluehost hosting dashboard as you can see here. We want to scroll down a bit till we see the website section. Under that section we are going to see install WordPress. So go ahead and click the install WordPress and you are now going to see a do it yourself free and on the right hand side your going to see the install button.
Go ahead and click install. And once we do that we are going to see a select which domain you’d like to install too. So just select the domain you want to use for this and where you see the directory part next to it just leave that blank and click the check your domain button. And it’s now going to check your domain name. Now, this could take a few minutes so just be patient. And once that is done we want to now go ahead and select show advanced options. Your going to see where we can change the site name or title and this is where we want to put the name of our site here.
How to change admin username
And then under that we are going to see the admin username. If you want to go ahead and change that you can go ahead and do that. And under that we are going to see the password listed. If you want to change that to something that you might remember there go ahead and change it. And we want to select the box that says automatically create a new database for this installation. And we want to go ahead and select the I have read the terms and conditions. And we want to click the install button now. So now we are going to see a page or a popup that says we are now setting up WordPress for you. So just be patient this will take just a few seconds and up at the top you’ll see a progress bar showing the progress of the WordPress installation. So once that is done it’s going to say your install is complete and you’ll see the view credentials link that we can click on.
Go ahead and click on that. And that’s going to give us the url of our website, the login url for WordPress to make edits and to create our site along with giving us the username and password that we just created. So we want to go ahead and click on the admin url link and we want to go ahead and put in that username and password and we want to click the log in button. And once we do that we are going to be in the WordPress dashboard so this is what it looks like.
And this is where we can start creating our WordPress website by adding pages, blog posts, plugins, and all different kinds of things. And up here at the top your going to see the site title that you named your website. If you click on that or if you hover over it you’ll see a view site. Go ahead and click that and that’s going to take you to your live site where you can preview it. Now as you can see now it’s under the WordPress default theme. So we haven’t added any information so it’s going to look just pretty generic.
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And that’s how you install WordPress on Bluehost. Alright guys, thanks for watching. I provided a step by step summary of this video via text in the summary below. I’ve also provided all the links so that you can get that free domain name discount with Bluehost. Give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel for more WordPress video tutorials..
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