How To Install WordPress on Bluehost in Just 4 Minutes

New bloggers still don’t have a clue whether to go for Blogger or Self-hosted WordPress to start a new site.

Setting up site on Blogger is easy, as you need just a domain name and its fairly easy to setup a site.

But when it comes to freedom, you don’t get that on Blogger due to limited resources; this is the reason I recommend new bloggers to go with Self-hosted WordPress.

Many do face the challenge of setting up a Self-hosted WordPress blog, but it isn’t as hard as it looks, in fact, it’s very easy. This is the reason I will be demonstrating how to Install WordPress on Bluehost Hosting in 4 Steps under 4 Minutes.

The reason I chose Bluehost is because I personally use it, and even WordPress.org recommends using Bluehost Hosting for Self-Hosted WordPress Blogs. Don’t believe it? Check here.

If this is the first site you’re starting, or need a hosting that can handle decent traffic, data and bandwidth; going with Bluehost Shared hosting is the best package.

Sign Up for Bluehost Hosting ($6.95/month with Unlimited Bandwidth, Disk Space, Websites + 1 Free Domain)

Recently I had done Bluehost hosting review, I recommend reading it before your proceed.

No other company offers free domain with hosting other than Bluehost, so this saves your money here.

Anyways, moving on to setup your Self-hosted WordPress website on Bluehost in Four simple steps… Here we go!

I’m assuming that you’re new and don’t have an account with Bluehost.

Four Steps to Install WordPress on Bluehost

Installing Self-hosted WordPress isn’t rocket science at all. In just four minutes, you’ll be able to install WordPress on Bluehost for a brand new site.

Note: If you already own Bluehost hosting, you can directly skip to Step 4.

Step 1: Chose the Right Plan and Start!

To see Bluehost plans for Self-hosted WordPress, Click This Link and select the plan right for you.

Assuming you’re starting new, I’d suggest you choose ‘Plus’ plan as it allows you to host Unlimited Sites along with Unlimited Bandwidth, Disk Space and 1 Free Domain.

Select Bluehost Hosting Package

Once you click ‘Select’, let’s move on to the next Step.

Step 2: Choosing Domain Name

Bluehost will ask you to enter a domain name.

It may happen that the domain name you’ve entered may not be available or might be a premium domain, so you may need to enter multiple times to get a good domain name that’s available.

Now that you’ve entered the domain, click on ‘Next’ to move ahead.

If you have bought a domain earlier from another registrar, you can even enter that.

Choosing Domain Name

Moving on to the next step…

Step 3: Registering with Bluehost and Making Payments

This is by far the most boring step, as you’ll have to enter your credentials like Name, Address, ZIP Code and so on…

You may get confused when it comes over Package Information but don’t worry I’ll help you through it.

Selecting Package Information

Select the Account Plan, as per you requirements; it comes with a 1 Year Plan, 2 Year Plan and 3 Year Plan. I’d however recommend going with 1 Year Plan, so as to take a good experience with Bluehost without committing for a longer duration.

I also recommend ticking the ‘Domain Privacy Protection’. Other options like Site Backup Pro, SiteLock Domain Security, Search Engine Jumpstart and Google Apps for Work, you can select as per your requirements. Click on ‘More Information’ under each option to know what it is.

The later steps will be payments and logging into your cPanel, which the company will provide you via Email.

Step 4: Install WordPress on Bluehost (FINALLY!)

If you’re logged into Bluehost cPanel for the first time, you’ll see this popup.

welcome to bluehost popup

You can click on ‘Install’ and continue.

If you don’t see this popup, you’ll see ‘Install WordPress’ under Websites, Click on it to Continue.

Install wordpress bluehost
Later in the next page, you’ll be asked to install WordPress.

Click Install

Next Bluehost will ask you to select a domain name where you’d like to install WordPress.

Choose your domain and leave the directory field ‘Empty’.

Click on ‘Check Domain’ and continue.

Wordpress Install in Progress

Now will come the Golden Minute you were waiting for.

In less than a minute, WordPress will be installed on Bluehost and you’ll be greeted with your WordPress Login URL, which will be like (http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin) your WordPress User ID and Password.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed WordPress on Bluehost.

Things to do after you Install WordPress on Bluehost?

  • Select the perfect theme for your blog. Genesis offers excellent and vibrant themes that works great and will be perfect for WordPress.
  • Install must use plugins. Want to know what I use? See my Blogging Resources to get a hint of plugins and services I use with my blog. This indeed will save a lot of your time.

If you follow this guide, it won’t take you more than 4 minutes to Install WordPress on Bluehost.

You have to commend Bluehost for making the procedure so real simple.

If you do have doubts, do leave a comment below.

Thank You!

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Satya Prakash Joshi

this is really fast way to install wordpress on bluehost… well explained…

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Kunal

Hey Ankit,
Firstly thanks for getting bluehost setup on my new blog, these were clear instructions. One thin that i would like to mention about them is their customer support which too is good and come with affordable prices. Coming to the theme, i am getting started with Genisis with Eleven forty theme.

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Ranuka

Hey Ankit,

A very simple guide for beginners. It is really easy to install WordPress because of this I click installation app. And it is better to add how to install WordPress manually guide also.

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Rahul Yadav

Awesome article as always. Bluehost is the best and reliable web hosting for starting a blog. I am also thinking that shifted to bluehost. This post is great help for me.
Thanks Ankit Bro

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Mohammad Naeem

Awesome article Anikit. Bluehost is my favorite for hosting. I converted to bluehost last month. Keep the good work go on. You always share helpful blogger tips. Happy New Year.

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Amit Kumar

Hii Ankit,

Today i was Installing WordPress on Bluehost for my friends blog and since i am new to Bluehost setup so this tutorial helped me a lot. So, i thought – I must thank you for this awesome article of “How To Install WordPress on Bluehost in Just 4 Minutes” 🙂

Keep sharing Bro 🙂

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dharmendra kumar

Dear Sir ,

I am a regular reader of your blog from long time , i had also started my blog using , godaddy hosting , but the problem is that my sites load very slowly , kindly suggest me which hosting service is best and fast , and please also post a article on how to migrate your blog from one hosting company to another.

Thank you very very much sir

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    Ankit Singla

    Hi dharmendra, I’m using Hostgator and pretty satisfied with it.
    Thanks for the content idea. I’ll surely post an article on this topic very soon. 🙂

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salek ahmed

I’m so excited to shift my blog wordpress from blogger. But the problem is, I’ve no payment option to pay the cost of hosting. I’m from bangladesh. Can you give me some suggestion?

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Duryab Aziz

Hi Ankit, This is a great post regarding WP installation on bluehost.. You have exceptionally explained every single point about the topic…

Thanks for sharing this.. You have solved my installation problem..

Regards: Duryab Aziz 🙂

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