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Install WordPress On Bluehost In Minutes

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:

BlueHost cPanel WordPress

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:

BlueHost Mojo WordPress

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).

BlueHost WordPress 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.

Bluehost Mojo WordPress Advanced

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.

Bluehost WordPress Login

Your WordPress site or blog is now ready to be used!

Conclusion

Bluehost is a cheap and simple solution for hosting a WordPress website or blog. You can get WordPress setup in minutes with no technical skills at all. A perfect way to start building your brand.

If you decide you want to use Bluehost for your blog, please do so via one of the Bluehost links on my blog as they are affiliate links that will give us both hosting credit.

A video version of this article can be seen below.

Nic Raboy

Nic Raboy

Nic Raboy is an advocate of modern web and mobile development technologies. He has experience in Java, JavaScript, Golang and a variety of frameworks such as Angular, NativeScript, and Apache Cordova. Nic writes about his development experiences related to making web and mobile development easier to understand.

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