Previously I explained how to install WordPress on a Digital Ocean VPS Droplet. Now Digital Ocean isn’t for everyone because not everyone wants to manage their own sever. There is nothing wrong with this because there are easier solutions out there that will more than likely accomplish what you need.
This time I’m going to explain how to install WordPress on Bluehost shared hosting.
First off, let me explain that I use both Digital Ocean and Bluehost. Bluehost is dirt cheap and damn easy to use and Digital Ocean is great when you need performance that a shared host might not be able to give.
Go ahead and create a new shared hosting account with Bluehost if you haven’t already. I’m using a single domain account because it was the cheapest offered. My needs did not require more.
In the Bluehost cPanel, click the Install WordPress button as seen in the following image:
You’ll be redirected to the MOJO Marketplace which is what Bluehost uses for installing third party services. Click the install button to start the process of installing the latest version of WordPress to your hosting account:
After clicking install you’ll be asked where you want to install WordPress. Choose the correct domain in case you have a multi-domain hosting account (the cheap plan is single domain).
Accept the license and choose to show the advanced options. We’re choosing the advance options because we want to set the password ourself.
At you choose Install Now it will take a few minutes to start installing WordPress. A progress indicator should be present. When the installation completes, you can visit your WordPress administrative panel via http://your_site_name.com/wp-admin replacing your_site_name.com with the actual domain you own.
Your WordPress site or blog is now ready to be used!
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