In this article i am going to show you how to set up web hosting with Bluehost. BlueHost is now the only web hosting company that the WordPress foundation endorses. This speaks volumes because it is upon the WordPress platform that you are going to build your blog or website. It is the right platform for whatever you want to do in the internet.
Apart from the endorsement that it receives from WordPress, it is also a great web hosting company. It offers shared hosting, vps hosting, dedicated hosting, cloud hosting, and WordPress managed hosting as well. And if you are looking for any of the above hosting solutions, then BlueHost is the company you are looking for.
The first thing you have to do is to go to BlueHost and click on the link that says products. On the products list click on shared hosting, that will redirect you to a new page where you will see the hosting plans that BlueHost offers.
Step One: Choose a Hosting Plan
There are three plans you can choose from, so click the one that suits you and is according to your needs, then move on to the next step. Bellow are the plans that BlueHost offers you.
Starter: this is their cheapest package and is good for somebody with very basic web hosting needs. It caters for only one website, and gives you 100 GB of storage plus unmetered traffic to your site. If you are looking to host just a simple blog or site, then this package is right for you.
Plus: this is their most popular package and allows you to have an unlimited amount websites, and there are no restrictions to storage and traffic to your sites. You also have unlimited subdomains, email accounts, email storage. This plan is good if you need more than just a simple blog and plan to grow without any restrictions. If this fits your needs, then choose this plan.
Business Pro: as the name suggests this is the plan for business people and companies, it fits both e-commerce and large sites as well. It comes with all the features of the Plus plan, plus some new features for those who have business needs. It caters perfectly for the business person and big companies. If you are in need of a business solution for your site, then this is the plan for you. Choose this plan.
Step Two: Register Your Domain Name
In this step you have two options, which are to register for a new domain if you not have one yet, and if you have a domain, just type it in the second box and proceed to the next step. To register a domain you have to type in the domain name you want and click next for the system to search for the availability of your domain name.
Step Three: Fill Your Account Information
In this step you are going to fill your account information, fill in all your personal details in the form, and proceed to the next step.
Step Four: Package Information
BlueHost has four hosting packages to choose from which are the Starter plan that you can pay from twelve to thirty-six months, the Plus that you pay in 12 months, and the Business Pro where you pay in 12 months as well. So if you are starting out and only need a basic hosting package start with the Starter 12 month price. If you are in need of something more advanced you can consider the other packages as well.
You also have four more services which are in fact functions to your hosting account. They do not influence in your hosting package in any way, but, some of them a good to have. I am going to guide you in which ones are best for you.
Constant Contact: this is a function for email marketing which you don’t need for your hosting account. Leave this unchecked.
Site Backup Pro: this makes sure that you have backup copies of your databases in your hosting account. Check this because it is important for you.
Search Engine Jumpstart: please leave this alone, do not even bother.
SiteLock Security: security is a big issue online, so you need every bit of help to secure your data. So check this option and proceed to the next step.
Step Five: Billing Information
BlueHost offers two payment methods, you can either pay via credit/debit card or pay via Paypal. You have to choose the method that best suits you and fill in the details. If you choose the Paypal method, all you have to do is to type in your Paypal Email address.
HostGator accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discovery.
Credit Card Number: type the number of your card.
Expiration Date: type in the expiration date in both the year and month.
Signature/CVV2 Code: enter the security code of your card, it is the last three digit code at the back of your card.
After you finish with this step tick on the box field to confirm the terms and conditions and submit the form to finalize your registration. You will receive a confirmation email with the details of your new hosting account. Congratulations.
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