Creating a Website With Bluehost


BluehostIn this post, I will be discussing how easy it is to create a website with Bluehost. Bluehost one of many hosting companies out there. They are my go-to site for hosting. I haven’t had any problems with them. Below I have a quick guide that helps you setting up your website with Bluehost.

Log on to


The 1st thing that you need to do is log on to the Bluehost site. With this link, you can get your hosting at $3.95. The regular price is $6.99. You can’t beat that price.

Domain Registration & Hosting

Bluehost offers a free domain name for the 1st year as long as you buy a year’s worth of hosting. That’s a pretty awesome deal. Below you can see the different plan prices.



If this is your first website I would suggest going with the starter plan. You really can’t beat that price.

The next few screen shots where you enter your domain name. It also shows that package information as well.

3-Domain Registartion 5

This next few screen shots shows you how the login area looks.

9-Bluehost login

10-cPanel 1


Install WordPress

Installing WordPress is fairly easy. The next few screenshots show you how easy it is.

You have the choice to either start a new WordPress installation or import an existing one.

You have the choice to either start a new WordPress installation or import an existing one.

Next, you select which domain you'd like to install.

Next, you select which domain you’d like to install.


The last step.

The last step.

WordPress allows you to design the website using numerous themes. There are free themes and ones that you can pay for. I’d test a few different ones before I decide to settle on one. I actually tested four themes before I settled on my current one (Smartone).

The final two screenshots show you how the WordPress login and dashboard looks.

18-WordPress Login 19-Dashboard

Then you’re finished! That was pretty easy wasn’t it? You now have an up and running website. View it on a couple different browsers such as chrome and internet explorer to make sure everything works. Also, make sure there are not any spelling errors.

Do you have a blog? Did you create it yourself or have someone else do it?

If you’re ready to create your website click here today!

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  1. Good tutorial and nice to know you’ve had a good experience with this particular company, blue host. There are so many out there, so always good to hear a review.
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  2. I’ve never created a website with bluehost. But you have done such an excellent job breaking this down step by step, that dare I say even I could figure it out? 🙂
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  3. Where were you four years ago? 🙂
    For reasons no longer remembered, I got connected to Go Daddy. There have been ups and downs along the way–I’m currently on an up, but it is good to know that there is a recommended host for the next time we have a down slope. The hardest thing for me is backing up my site offline. Beyond my tech!
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  4. I’ve been happy with BlueHost as my host, but my domain name is registered with GoDaddy. I did not have great luck with GoDaddy. Though once any blog grows, more than just the basic package will be needed.
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  5. I was unfamiliar with this.
    It seems very easy and a useful website hosting. I will do some research on it, and it might be something I will use.
    Thanks for sharing this for us.

  6. Well done and a tutorial I certainly would have enjoyed back when I first made the switch to Blue Host. I’ve been using their services for just about 2 years now and I’ve been very happy with the quality and customer care, so I am happy to add my endorsement!
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  7. Jason, you make it sound so easy and if I was setting up a new site I would follow it along just to see if I could. But unfortunately you’re a few years to late with the info. For someone wanting to get into blogging though, this would be invaluable.
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  8. Bluehost seems pretty easy to use. Thanks for the tutorial. I had someone put together my site, but I later learned that he didn’t give me a responsive theme. So I kind of feel like I wasted my money. I’ve been maintaining and adjusting my site myself, but I will eventually hire someone to change my theme. I ‘ve heard you can screw up your site if you try to change it yourself and you don’t know what you’re doing.
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  9. Nicely laid out, easy to follow steps. I don’t use Bluehost, but it’s good to know you’re happy with them.
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  10. Yes, I have a blog as you know. I used WordPress to create my blog and I have absolutely no complaints. I am learning new things each day!

    One day soon, I will create my own website.
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  11. As you and Jacquie note above, there are a lot of Web hosting companies out there. Presumably you’ve checked out some other companies besides Bluehost; if so, I encourage you to write a separate post in which you tell us which ones you said “no” to, and why.

    I’ve been a Blogger blogger for a while now. Blogger is adequate for most but not all of my needs, and at some point I will want to do the Web-hosting/get-my-own-domain-name thing – not quite yet.
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  12. This makes the process very clear and simple. Bluehost is the host that I use for all my sites. I have quite a few posted with them. I don’t like to have more than one host because they are all different and I prefer to have the same procedure for all of them.
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  13. I’m trying to decide upon BlueHost and Shopify. I’ve read the good and bad of both, but more good than bad on Shopify. However, Shopify is very expensive. I want a blog with the ability to have affiliate links, as well as my own online store. Can I do all of this with BlueHost? Does anyone have any personal success stories that you are willing to share? This will determine if I will save up for Shopify or BlueHost. FYI: With BlueHost, you have to pay for the entire year up front, not on a month-to-month basis.

    • You can have a blog with affiliate links and also have an online store with bluehost. You choose your own theme with wordpress. I’ve current had bluehost for nearly 3 years. I haven’t had any problems with them.

  14. Thanks for the detailed article on how to start a website with Bluehost. I have used them for years, and they are pretty good. I would highly recommend anyone that creates their own blog with Bluehost spring for a theme for a couple bucks to really enhance the look and feel for the readers.
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