Bluehost is top notch shared Web-Hosting for WordPress and it is one of the top hosting under Recommended list of WordPress hosting on Official WordPress page. Bluehost offers some of the easy ways for Installing WordPress. For example, there is always manual WordPress installation way but there is a script call Simple scripts which makes WordPress installation on Bluehost super easy.
For newbies, Bluehost offers premium shared hosting for WordPress and they have only one shared hosting plan which is optimized for WordPress Hosting. In this guide we will learn how to Install WordPress on Bluehost in 5 minutes. You don’t need to be a technical guy to perform this, as this tutorial contains step by step guide to getting WordPress on your account.
Before we move ahead, Bluehost offers unlimited resources like Unlimited bandwidth, Unlimited storage and 1 free domain. They are using latest PHP and MySQL database for faster server response. Just to let you know, their unlimited resources follow fair usage policy like any other shared hosting with unlimited resource offers. Before, we get start you can sign up directly using this link, which also includes Bluehost discount.
How to Install WordPress on Bluehost:
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Bluehost uses Simple Scripts which is a script which will let you Install lots of software’s with one click. Login to your Bluehost cPanel dashboard and click on WordPress icon under Software/Services section. This will redirect you to WordPress installation panel using simple script.
Installing WordPress on Bluehost
Click on Install to start the process.
Now, in this step of simple scripts, you can decide if you want your blog to be with www or without www. I prefer keeping it without www, as short is always sweet. Though, in this tutorial my client wanted his site to be with www, so I selected http://www option.
Here you can give your site a name, which you can change it later if you want to. For username and password, I suggest use any name as username instead of admin. Admin is default username for WordPress and for security purpose, using admin is not suggested. Keep the checkbox at part which says Automatically create a new database.
Read and accept the legal agreement and click on complete button to finish the process.
One you have installed WordPress on Bluehost, you will be getting an Email with login information and now, you should login and make basic WordPress set up to get started with your blog quickly.
Here are some of the suggestion from me:
- Disable WordPress registration
- Set up WordPress clock with your local time
- Update WordPress ping services
- Install essential plugins
- Add Robots.txt
- Set WordPress permalink