You have chosen the right choice to host your website, Bluehost is one of the most trusted and cheapest web hosting providers. However, newbies find thousand of fake Bluehost WordPress reviews, and that’s a risk. The company is good, but not that level that people are talking about. I’ve used Inmotion Hosting, and they’re better, faster, more reliable, and with amazing features and SSD servers.
Anyway, if you want to go with Bluehost, Today, I’ll show you in a step by step tutorial, how to install WordPress on their shared servers. You will find a clear way to understand the control panel, and start blogging today.
Bluehost WordPress install tutorial
After getting your Bluehost WordPress hosting, you can start installing the software. So, log into your account, If you don’t have it yet, sign up now and get a free domain name, and a discount with unlimited disk space, and unlimited bandwidth. You can host as many websites as you want. Then, log into the hosting account and click on the WordPress logo, or icon, as the below screenshot.
Now, you get an intermediate page, that’s the Mojo Marketplace used by Bluehost. They work together to offer a one place for everything needed like themes, and plugins, It looks like this.
Now, setting up WordPress on Bluehost will be easier and faster. You get the page you need, where you can install WordPress, you just need to select the domain name you want to install the software for it, and click the button “continue” as this screenshot example.
On the next page, you need to agree to the terms as any web hosting company and click the “Install Now” button.
You can also check the “advanced options” box and select what you need. That’s only optional and you can skip it. Later, you can add your blog or website name and description from the WordPress dashboard.
In this step, the one click install WordPress software start working. For now, the installation process will start, and the page will be refreshed. You will notice a progress bar at the top of the page, and some WordPress themes suggested by Mojo Marketplace. You don’t need that, just focus on the installation progress at the top of the page, as this screenshot.
When the installation complete, you get a message like the following one and you just need to click the link that says “View Credentials“.
And congratulation, you just installed WordPress on your Bluehost server. You will get a page with your login details, to access the WordPress admin area and start blogging. The page looks like the following screenshot with your username and password, keep them in a safe place.
This is how to setup WordPress on Bluehost, all you have to do now is to click your blog or website admin URL, as it appears in your credentials, it should be in this structure.
Login to WordPress and you will see the first admin area. By default, it comes in a dark theme and you can change that later if you want. The default blog theme is the “Twenty Fourteen” and you can change it with your own theme. Or, browse the WordPress directory from your dashboard by clicking “Appearance”, then “Themes”.
There are great Bluehost WordPress themes to choose from inside your account, however, I only recommend to get your premium theme from these trusted sources.
Now, you can learn how to write a blog post in WordPress. The post will show you a clear explanation to use the post editor, it can be different from a version to another, but the basics are the same.
The Bluehost WordPress installation is different from other hosts
As you can see, using Bluehost for WordPress is not a science rocket, Bluehost has its customized cPanel control panel that lets you manage your website files and configure everything you need. However, they use the Mojo Marketplace that is a strong corporation to give users a better result than before.
The new installation process starts with Mojo Marketplace. That’s why you need to understand how to use the dashboard and installing your blog if you’re using Bluehost for the first time.