WordPress is one of the most popular platforms for blogging and used by the majority of bloggers community in the world. But sometimes installing WordPress to hosting account correctly becomes complex process. Same as in case of Bluehost, many Bluehost users & buyers can’t find exact correct way to install WordPress on Bluehost. Bluehost is rated as top shared hosting for running a WordPress blog. Starting at $4.95/month, and offering unmetered bandwidth and storage, along with 1 free domain, Bluehost is an idle hosting choice for majority of WordPress users. In this guide, I will be sharing how you can install WordPress on your Bluehost hosting account. If you still not pointed your domain you can read our guide about how to point a Godaddy domain to Bluehost. Using this tutorial anyone is able to install WordPress easily.
How to Install WordPress on Bluehost
Here we provide 3 easy step guide to installing WordPress from Bluehost cpanel. Just follow these steps to successfully complete the installation process without any error or bugs. I assume that you already have your Bluehost login details with you. So, now we can start the process, just follow the following steps.
1. The First thing you need to go to Bluehost.com and click on account login and use your credentials to login to your Bluehost cPanel. Now from your home dashboard you see Install WordPress button under website section. Just click on it and you will be redirected to the WordPress installation page which Bluehost provide to their customers.
2. Mojo marketplace script for installing WordPress is provided by Bluehost to their customers. On this screen you just need to click on install button simply like below image.
On the next page, you need to select domain where you want your WordPress blog to be installed and installation destination in the hosting directory. If you want to install WordPress in somewhere else other than the home page (on specific folder) provide its destination ahead of the main domain.
If you want to install your blog under sub category you can write that page name in the directory section. It will create a separate folder in your public html to install WordPress on it. Though, most of smart users these days, use a static page as the homepage, and keep their blog under a separate page, instead of installing it on sub-directory. You can read more details about it on WordPress codex.
If you don’t want to change the WordPress installation destination, no need to provide the directory name simply left it blank. Then click on check domain and you are proceeding further to the next page, which looks like the below image.
3. In this step you are requested to enter some details about your blog and which is necessary for WordPress installations. These details are described below:
Site Name or Title: Set the site name you want to you. This site name and title appears on top left corner of the homepage, page and every post. You can also change it later if you need to from Appearance>customize option.
Admin Username: It’s the name which you used to login to your admin panel in WordPress. Note: keep it other than “admin” because admin is very common and will be used for brute force attack.
Admin Password: Keep password strong which contains all types of characters.
Admin Email Address: It’s the email address which may be needed in the future to recover your password. If you forget the old one.
That’s it, now select the terms and condition box, then click on install now button. After this WordPress installation is started and it will take around 40 to 60 seconds to complete the installation. After completion of the process, you will see a success message on the same screen. Then go to yourdomain.com/wp-admin and use your login details, to log in to your WordPress blog and start making changes according to your preference. You will also need to read how to set up Email accounts in Bluehost Hosting to properly set up your website.
Pro tip: Change your login page to something else to prevent from hackers and brute force attack. There is many plugins like “Rename WP-login.php (Unmaintained)” which easily do that for you.
These are the 3 easy steps in the Bluehost WordPress installation guide, with lots of useful information for the beginners. If you find this useful keep sharing it with your friends on social media platforms. If you still have a query about any related topic, feel free to let me know via comments.
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