How to install WordPress on your domain from Bluehost CPanel?

You bought a domain and a hosting from Bluehost, now What?

You want to install WordPress as it is one of the best blogging platforms, but how and where? If you are searching answers for those questions, you are at the right place.

In this post, I am going to explain step by step procedure on How to install WordPress on your Bluehost CPanel.

Step 1: Login to your Bluehost CPanel.

If you have bought Hosting and domain from Bluehost, you might have received login credentials to access your Bluehost Cpanel. After logging in, you will be able to see exactly the same as shown in the picture below.

 

Step 2. Click Install WordPress button under Website section

Inside your CPanel, you can see a particular section “Website”. You just need to click the button “Install WordPress” inside that section. That is the beauty of Bluehost, for its simplicity features and easy to install Content Management System like WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla etc.

Step 3. Select Your domain for installation

In this step, you have to choose which version of your domain you want to install WordPress. As pointed by the arrow 1, you can see different versions of your domain like, with none- www, and with www. You can choose any of it as there are no rules for that. (If you choose none-www, your site will be yourwebsite.com and if you choose with www version, then it will be www.yourwebsite.com.) If you have purchased and installed SSL, you can see additional options, i.e. Https:// or Http://.

If are confused which one to choose, just go ahead with one with www (www.yourwebsite.com) as it looks more professional and most websites have that version, including Facebook.

In regard with Https:// and Http://, skip this part as you don’t need it as a beginner and it is beyond the scope of this post to explain in detail.

In the second part, the box numbered 2, keep it blank. Keeping it blank will install WordPress in the root of your domain. For example, if you have entered the “blog” in the box, you have to type www.yourwebsite.com/blog in the browser to access your blogs. But in the other way, if you keep it blank, you can directly type www.yourwebsite.com and you can access your blog.

In the lower part, you can see an option, Let a Pro do it for you (Recommended). Go ahead if you have the budget but trust me, you can do it by yourself.

Step 4. Enter details for your WordPress Login credentials

  1. Name of your site, for example, mine, would be Blogging On My Mind as my domain is https://www.bloggingonmymind.com.
  2. Enter the username, that you going to use to login into your WordPress.
  3. Enter your email id.
  4. And then, the admin password. Keep a highly secured password to protect your site from getting hacked and filled with spam logins. Mix your password with Uppercase, Lowercase, symbols, and numbers.
  5. In the fifth part, check all the boxes, shown with a circle and numbered 5 in the image above.
  6. And finally, click the button, Install.

Wait for few minutes for the magic to happen.

If you see as shown in the image below with the installation complete notification, that means, you have correctly installed your website with WordPress and you are ready to go with the blogging.

Step 5. Login into your WordPress

This is the final step. You have successful installed WordPress in your domain and is ready for you to start blogging.

To Login into your WordPress, there are two options.

1. Type your domain and followed by forwarding slash and wp-login.php. (www.yourwebsite.com/wp-login.php)

2. In the second method, type your domain and followed by forwarding slash and wp-admin. (www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin)

Both of the methods will take you to the same page.

Now enter your Username or email address and your Password that you used during WordPress installation.

Bingo, that’s it. You will be inside your WordPress Dashboard and ready to rock and roll. If you have any questions and doubts regarding this process, just hit me a comment or contact me anytime.

How to buy a domain and web hosting from Bluehost?

If you want to start a self-hosted WordPress blog, you know you need a domain and the web hosting. But being newbie in the blogosphere, it is extremely overwhelming and confusing. To avoid such confusions and making mistakes that can cost you more money, in this post, I am going to show you step by step on how to buy a domain and hosting from Bluehost.

There are many other companies providing hosting and domain registration but Bluehost is the most recommended hosting providers today. Be it for a beginner or multi-million dollar company, they have a go and it is one of the affordable and reliable hostings as well.

I have been personally using Bluehost to host my blogs as well as for my clients. It has been a great experience, smooth, fast and easy to use and access. Therefore, I too recommend you to go with Bluehost as it is easier and it takes only 15 minutes for your website to be ready.

Let’s get started.

Step by step to buy a domain and hosting from Bluehost.

1. Check domain availability.

To proceed further, check whether your domain in your mind is available or not. All you need to do is, enter the domain name below inside the box and click the check availability button.

If your preferred domain is not available, you will see a text saying that the domain is not available for registration, and they will suggest alternatives with a different suffix like .net .org and other names as well. But go with .com suffix as it is easier for readers and search engines to recognize properly.

If the preferred domain is available for registration, you will be redirected to the purchase page.

2. Enter Account Information

In this step, you need to enter the details for your account. Always give correct information and updated addresses as Bluehost holds the rights to cancel your account anytime if you give the wrong information and if they suspect any irregular activity on your site. Don’t be scared when I say that, it is for our own good as we know the internet is filled with hackers and spammers. So give correct information to prove that you are not one of those hackers and spammers.

3. Package Information

This step is tricky part but there is nothing to get confusion.

In this step, you need to choose your plan.

In the account plan section, you can choose the number of years that you want to subscribe to the services. More the number of years you choose, more you get the discounts.

As you can see, in total they are charging  $285. Don’t get shocked with that. First, uncheck all the extra additional features like Domain Privacy Protection, Site Backup Pro, and Sitelock Security. Don’t get fascinated with those terms as you don’t need them as a beginner and it will cost more money.

Now, this is the most tricky part. Slowly move your mouse towards the right top corner. And you will see a popup as shown in the image below. Make sure to click the claim savings button before closing the popup as it will appear for one time only.

After clicking the button, the huge discount of 65% will be applied to your plan. And you will get a domain and three years hosting plan at just $95.40. Don’t miss it as it one time offer. Check the screen shot below with offer claimed.

4. Payment Information

In the final step, you need to enter the card details. Contact your bank first and make sure that your card is accepted for online purchases as your local card may not work. Check the box to accept the terms and conditions, and click the submit button.

If you have filled all the information correctly and your purchase is successful, then you will be directed to the following page. Click the Get started button and access your Cpanel.

This is the Bluehost Cpanel where you can access your file manager, database, install content management system like WordPress, Joomla, and access other Bluehost features as well.

Wrap Up!

Well, that’s all. It is simple and there is nothing to be confused and overwhelmed. Even if you have any confusion don’t hesitate to drop me comment or you can contact me anytime. I will be glad to help you out.

What is a blog? A beginner’s information.

You must have heard the word blog somewhere or came across someone claiming to be a blogger. Or maybe you are looking information to start a blog. So what is a blog anyway?

This post will provide you the basic information about the blog.

What is a blog?

When I say “Blog”, does it sound like a geeky procedure or something which computer experts do?

It may if you are just starting out but it is simpler than it sounds.

The blog is a frequently updated online journal or diary. It is a place to express yourself to the world or a place to share your thoughts and your passions.

Sounds familiar?

If it does, that’s because we all blogs, we update our status on Facebook, comment, and write notes online, tweet and retweet on Twitter, join and ask questions on Forums, share news to friends. This is all sort of blogging.

The interesting fact, the “Blog” is derived from the word, “Web Log.”

Following are some of the examples.

  1. Personal Blog, most popular one, where a person writes personal opinions.
  2. Review Blog, showcasing reviews and detailed features of products. Most common among Affiliate marketing bloggers.
  3. Magazine web, a blog maintained like magazines and mostly used by magazine companies.
  4. News Blog, used by News Channel and Newspaper Companies.
  5. Social Media like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ etc., here people update images, status etc.
  6. Forum Blog, question and answering style of blogging.
  7. Photography Blog, a person uploads pictures, and images.
  8. Fashion Blog, updating about trending fashions and dresses.
  9. Travel Blog, blogging about places and travel experiences.

There are three terms that one needs to understand along side with What is a blog.

Blogger?

A blogger is a term that is used to describe the person who is actively involved in writing articles for publishing on a blog. The blogger may be hired by a company to main their blog or decide to establish a personal blog.

Blogging?

Blogging is a general term that is used to describe the process of writing content and publishing on the blog site. There is absolutely no limit on what you can post on the blog provided it does not break and laws or compromise the rights of the people in the target geographic location.

Most bloggers write articles for their blogs based on a personal perspective. This writing strategy helps them to connect with the readers better and at a personal level thereby passing the intended message more effectively. Most of the content management systems that are used to publish the content on the blog such as WordPress have a “comment” section at the bottom of each article that readers can use to express their thoughts about the content.

It is recommended to make sure that you respond to the reader’s comment to develop a strong bond with them. Once you have a bond, you will be able to share your ideas on a particular topic much easily. The readers can also give your thoughts on what to write in your next blog post through the comment section.

Indeed, blogging is and will continue to be one of the most efficient ways of communicating with the target audience at a deeper and personal level. Be sure to link the blog to your official website by including backlinks in each article that you publish on the blog to increase on-site SEO as well as traffic.

Blogosphere

What does the term blogosphere mean? This is one of the most frequently asked questions by people who are interested in blogging. The blogosphere is a term that is used to describe the interactive journalism presented by participants in blogs and the mutually beneficial or symbiotic relationship between traditional journalists and bloggers.

The bloggers link and use mainstream articles that are published by journalists. On the other hand, the mainstream journalists often get inspiration from blogs related to their niches. For example, a blog writer can post grassroots news on their blog. The mainstream journalists will then take the time to check out the articles posted on multiple blogs and use the content as a reference when writing a newspaper article. This relationship creates a blog biosphere or content ecosystem that helps to promote the growth of the industry.

Wrap Up!

By this, you must be clear on ” what is a blog “, and some of the terminology related to it. Feel free to comment below if you are not clear of it and I can’t wait to answer for you instantly.