Bluehost is one of the top-rated shared hosting service providers out there. They provide cheap (affordable) and reliable hosting solutions for the WordPress user. When I’m starting blogging, I have selected a Bluehost shared hosting plan. Because they are price is reasonable and provide totally free professional service after the sale via chat, email as well as phone. Apart from that, they provide WordPress one-click install facility. As a beginner, these are really useful. Moreover, they have higher uptime than other shared hosting competitors.
In this Bluehost WordPress tutorial, I’m going to show you how to automatically install WordPress on Bluehost shared hosting account easily. This tutorial has mainly two parts one-click auto install and manual install. If you are a beginner to the self-hosting, it’s better to follow the one-click automatic method.
They provide cPanel accounts for all the users with all the necessary features. It’s easier than other solutions. Apart from that, some users can see a popular fantastico installer in the cPanel account. In addition to that, they give unlimited disk space, bandwidth and WordPress optimized database, and much more.
Pointing domain name DNS records to the Bluehost.
If you purchase domain names from another registrar, before beginning the installation, we have to point the domain name DNS records to your new hosting account provider. Otherwise, the automatic installation will not work. Although manual installation can start without pointing DNS, in order to access your site, after the installation you have to do it. Therefore DNS pointing is a must and it takes several minutes to complete the propagation. However, if you purchase the domain name from Bluehost, you don’t need to follow this step.
- Log in to your domain name provider DNS management account.
- Different providers have different steps to edit the DNS. Therefore, carefully follow your provider’s instructions.
- Pointed name server to following name servers.
- Wait for a few minutes to complete the propagating. Normally it takes 5 minutes to 1 hour. You can use this tool (in here) to check the propagation progress.
Install WordPress on Bluehost Automatically [ Guide ].
- Once registered for an account using the above discount link, login to your hosting account using a user name and password.
- Once login success you will be redirected to the cPanel account.
- In the cPanel scroll down until you see the “Website Builders” just like the following screenshot.
- Next, click the “WordPress” link in there.
- Then you will be redirected to the mojo marketplace. Choose the Start button for a brand new install.
- Under the “Select which domain you would like to install to:” choose your domain name. If you added multiple domains you have to select the correct one.
- Then click the “Check Domain” button. It’ will take a couple of minutes to verify everything OK to begin the installation.
- The next step is providing a site name, admin user name, password, and email address. Click on the “Show advanced options” checkbox and submit them carefully. Also, make sure that you have created an unguessable user name and password to maximize security. Moreover, check the terms and conditions checkbox to continue.
- Finally, click on the “Install” button.
- Installation takes several minutes and it will automatically create a database for you. Finally, when it shows completed you can log in to your site.
- Congratulation you have just installed WordPress on Bluehost shared hosting account.
- Now it’s better to check the end of this post tutorials to optimize the site for best performances.
Above steps video Tutorial.
Manual install WordPress on Bluehost tutorials [ Guide ].
If you are interested to manually install WP on the Bluehost cPanel account, you can follow this tutorial. In the manual method, you have to create a database and a database user. This method little bit longer than the automatic system. I have earlier published how to manually install WordPress using cPanel. You can read that tutorial in here.
Once you have created a site, it’s better to read and follows the below tutorials to optimize the site for better security and performance.
- Best Useful WordPress (WP) Plugin for SEO, Social Media, Security.
- Rename WP MySQL database tables prefix easily.
- Rename WP MySQL database and user name.
- Backup WP site to Dropbox, GDrive, Amazon S3 etc Free.
In case if you face any trouble while installing WP you can submit a support ticket or use a chat service on their support site. However, they are not proving support for site issues. Also, I can help you as I can (via this post comment).