OK, this is another blog post you would not normally see on my blog. How to set up your site – an easy step-by-step guide explaining what more you could do with your WordPress.org site by choosing the best web hosting, Bluehost. I am definitely not a tech-savvy person, but don’t worry, this guide has been created with the help of Bluehost professionals.
Recently, I have come across a number of posts by bloggers who have decided to go self-hosted and also use Bluehost. I’ve been considering this step of my blogging journey for some time but honestly, I haven’t mustered up enough courage yet. If you’re not like me and you’re ready to go pro, you may wish to read further.
Three easy steps to set up your site and make it look just the way you want. As I mentioned above, the present guide explains how to set up a WordPress.org site. I know many fellow bloggers use the WordPress.org platform, so I hope this post would be useful.
Step 1: Select your Host
Bluehost is the #1 recommended by WordPress, offers near perfect uptime for sites, and 24/7 support.
Go to Bluehost.com and click the “get started now” button (see above). Select your hosting package that fits your needs.
Step 2: Pick out a Domain name
Type your domain name or transfer a domain if you have one already. The next step is to fill out your account and billing information.
How long you need hosting for? The biggest discount is on the 36-month term, but you can choose 24 months or 12 months.
Any additional tools for security, SEO, privacy, and many more.
Step 3: Install WordPress
Because you want to design your site.
This will take you to MOJO Marketplace where you can click “Start” to begin the download process.
Select the domain you are installing WordPress on and hit “Check Domain”.
Now enter the name of your blog/site, your preferred username, a password, and your email. Click “Install Now”.
And the installation is good to go!
Soon you can make your site look how you want!
It seems pretty simple, doesn’t it? Besides, my blogging friends who are self-hosted assure me that being self-hosted is not that scary at all. Who knows… Isn’t it about time to go pro? I think I am getting more and more tempted by Bluehost. 🙂
And you? Would you try Bluehost for your blog?
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