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If you’re a blogger — you’re probably saying “…this is it. I’m doing it. I’m starting my own blogging site and I will have an audience with whom I can connect on a daily basis. But i need help with web hosting!”
If you’re a freelancer, small business owner, or head of a non-profit, you might be ready to take your brand, product, or service to the next level.
Good for you! Having a stable and scalable website is a great way to promote your brand, business, products, or services but more importantly — build great relationships with your audience, customers, or stakeholders.
In this guide, I will show you how to get started hosting your own WordPress site on BlueHost. Assuming you have little to no experience hosting a website or blog, I will guide you step-by-step through the initial process.
Before proceeding with these steps, make sure that your website/blog is finalized and is ready to go live. If you need help with setting up your blog or website for launch, please feel free to message me. I have years of experience with WordPress and web hosting. You can contact me here or through my website at — Pjcodes.com.
Go to the BlueHost website. (You might want to open it in a new tab).
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of information on the page, check out this article below to help you understand the BlueHost services a little better. Otherwise, skip to Step 3.
(Keep in mind that plans/services might change over time, so it is best to visit the BlueHost website for the most accurate and up-to-date information).
Choose a plan. BlueHost recommends their Choice Plus plan. The benefits of the Choice Plus plan compared to the Basic or Plus, is that you get 1 Domain Privacy & Automated Backups… (you’re not even paying that much more).
Now I think that the Choice Plus Plan a no-brainer because along with privacy, you want to keep in mind that you want your blog/business/brand to GROW with time. SCALABILITY is what will generate you more traffic and revenue over time.
Choose your domain. You can either create your own, use an existing one or decide which domain to use later. Assuming you do not have a domain name, enter your desired domain name in the field “Create a New Domain”.
(I entered a domain as myblogabc). Also, choose your TLD (Top Level Domain) name such as .com or .org. Hit Next.
Go through the form and fill out all your information accordingly, or sign in using Google to help you. Go through the form and if you have any questions regarding anything — contact BlueHost support. You can go to the chat or call section in the header of the BlueHost website.
Now you’re in! For deeper setup and/or technical support, it is probably advisable to reach out to their support team and they can take it from there since it will be more technically involved and more account-specific.
I hope this helped make sense of all the initial mumbo jumbo and saved you tons of time on research.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to message me! Thanks for reading!