This tutorial is for those who want to set-up WordPress on a brand new hosting account with BlueHost.
But in case you’re wondering why I’m focusing on BlueHost over other web hosting providers, it’s because it’s one of the most beginner-friendly web hosting providers out there and you can easily install WordPress on a hosting account with this provider. If you’re stuck on something or have a major problem with your website, BlueHost even has 24/7 customer service (888-401-4678) with little to no waiting time and they are very newbie friendly as well.
BlueHost has WordPress as a one-click application. What this means is that all you have to do to install WordPress on a BlueHost hosting account is locate the relevant icon for the WordPress installation and click. Then select a couple of simple options, fill some equally simple fields and you’ll have your WordPress blog up in less than 5 minutes.
Install WordPress is Less than 3 Minutes
You won’t get this luck with a lot of other web hosting providers; most of them don’t offer WordPress installation this easy and it can be frustrating for a beginner when instead of having your site up you’re busy trying to figure what to upload where and what ‘editing a config file’ means. On some of these other hosting providers you could spend up to an hour trying to install WordPress. BlueHost keeps it simple with WordPress installed in less than 3 minutes.
Other than easy WordPress installation you have to consider customer service.For a beginner, there’s nothing like having a problem and then the customer service department of your web hosting provider offers instructions in “geek speak” and expects you to understand it or stay stuck in limbo.
Some web hosting providers don’t even have customer service that understands anything other than the fact that you’re purchasing a hosting account. They simply take your money and then any problems you have gets a standard non-helpful response from them , some shady ones out there don’t even answer you for days while others have insanely long waiting times before you even get a response, frustrating you even further.
BlueHost is also easy to use for beginners, helps you quickly install WordPress and then backs up this ease of installation by having helpful customer service to assist you when you need help. Once you’ve signed up for BlueHost follow the simple steps below to get your WordPress blog up and running on your BlueHost platform.
8 Quick Steps
Step #1 – Click on “Control Panel Login”
The first step is to ‘click’ on the “Control Panel Login” button as shown below:
Step #2 – “Login” to your BlueHost account
Enter your BlueHost “Domain” and “Password” and click “Login” to access your Control Panel:
Step #3 – Click on “Simple Scripts”
In the Control Panel scroll down and ‘click’ on “Simple Scripts:
Step #4 – Click on “WordPress”
The next step is to ‘click’ on the “WordPress” link:
Step #5 – Click on “Install”
Go ahead and ‘click’ on the “Install” button as shown below:
Step #6 – Click on “Complete”
The next step is to agree to the terms and conditions and ‘click’ “Complete”:
Step #7 – Record Your Login Information
You will next want to put your username and password in a safe place:
Step #8 – Go Visit Your New Site
You are all done.
Make sure you put down your username and password then save it somewhere safe, there are no second takes on this. If you forget your password you might have to reinstall WordPress again and lose all the work you’ve done previously.
Once, you’re done here you can go to your domain name URL to see how the blog looks to others out there, then using the username and password login via the /wp-admin/ addition after the domain URL to get into the Dashboard and get started with uploading your theme or making a couple of posts.
Once you can successfully log in, its time to bring out the glasses and give a toast to yourself for your efforts. Congratulations! You did it.
If you want an offline copy that teaches you about setting up blogs with WordPress, download the FREE copy of the eBook on the right and you’ll have a reference document you can rely on for your WordPress blog set-ups any time you need to recall some necessary information.