Step by step guide to Signing up Bluehost and Install to WordPress

Step 1: go to Bluehost.com

To sign up for Bluehost, simply go to Bluehost.com. This is what welcomes you when you visit their website.

If you are satisfied with what you see, click "Start Now" to proceed to the next step. 


Step 2: choose a hosting plan

Always remember your goal when choosing a hosting plan.

Do you create a small personal website as a hobby? A medium to large size site for your business? Whatever your goal, be sure to choose the hosting plan that provides what you need.

For this guide, we chose the "Basic" shared hosting plan. The card is a good option if you are just starting out and don't have a lot of traffic on your site yet. You don't have to spend your hard-earned money on the other plans for now; you can always update later.

If you are curious about shared hosting (also called shared server hosting), this is the most common and affordable form of website hosting. Through this type of web hosting, users share resources on a secure server or a group of servers to keep their sites running.

By subscribing to one of Bluehost's shared hosting plans, we don't have to worry about server management and platform updates.

For real:

To learn more about what they have to offer, check out Bluehost's web hosting features.

Contrary to popular belief:

Your domain name does not have to end in ".com". You can use ".org", ".net", ".us", ".biz" or ".info" for your domain name. This is especially useful if your first choice is not available. Just enter your domain and click "Next".

If you're not ready to enter a domain name, you can always follow these steps to assign a domain name if you decide to do so later.

If you already have a domain name, simply enter it in the "Use your own domain" form and click "Next".


Step 3: enter your information

The next step is simply to fill in the required information. You must enter your first name, last name, country, postal address, city, postal code, telephone number, and email address.

Please note that your proof of payment will be sent to the email address you enter.

Adding your company name is optional.


Step 4: Confirm the "Package Information" and complete the registration. The next step is to scroll down and verify your package information. Make sure to check the default plugins. Do not forget to mark the ones you need.

This is what to consider:

Domain Security: This service costs $ 0.99 more per Person. Month (billed annually at $ 11.88 / year). It helps you keep your personal information (such as your name and address) private. Get this only if you want to keep your site and domain information anonymous.

SiteLock Security: This service costs $ 1.99 each. (billed annually at $ 23.88 per year). This plugin verifies your email address, physical address, and phone number. This feature can help you prove your credibility with customers if you plan to sell a product or service on your site.

CodeGuard Basic: This service costs $ 2.99 each. (billed until the end of the accommodation period). This provides additional security for your site by allowing you to regularly back up your site. This makes it easier to revert your site to a previous save if something happens or you make a mistake.

Launch Bluehost SEO Tools - This feature costs an additional $ 1.99. Month (billed annually at $ 23.88 per year). Bluehost claims that this tool can help you get rankings in search engines.

Office 365 Mailbox - This add-in is free for the first 30 days. It is a secure and reliable email platform powered by Microsoft.

Remember that the amount indicated in each plan is billed annually. You might be surprised to learn that Bluehost has deducted a flat fee instead of the set monthly price.

We should mention that Bluehost has a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can always opt out during that time.

However:

It does not extend to the domain. remember this if you ever get your money back. Once you have completed this step, you will be greeted with this confirmation.