Choosing a web hosting provider is tough, and you have certainly made the right choice by going for BlueHost. Once you have signed up with BlueHost, you need to create your website using a website builder. WordPress is one of the most popular and easy to use website building tools available and installed on BlueHost. Here, we shall see the installation process in quick and easy steps.
To log in to your BlueHost account, visit the URL my.bluehost.com, and you will be directed to your control panel. In the cPanel, you will find a section named Website, where you will find an option saying Install WordPress with the WordPress icon. Click on it to get redirected to Mojo Marketplace.
Mojo marketplace is a website that offers easy, single-click installations of website applications like WordPress. They provide various applications that include site-building tools, themes, e-commerce software, and forums, among many others. With Mojo Marketplace, you can install these applications for free with an easy installation process that does not require any programming knowledge.
So, you clicked the WordPress icon in the control panel of BlueHost, which takes you to Mojo Marketplace. Once you reach Mojo Marketplace, you will see a button that says Install New Scripts; click on it.
After clicking the install button for WordPress, the next step is to enter the domain name you are installing WordPress. Besides the box for entering the domain name, you will find a backslash and a box near it that says directory. This is where you decide the directory for installing your WordPress.
If you leave the directory field blank (this is recommended), your WordPress will be installed on the root domain, giving you the address as domain.com. If you enter a word in place of directory such as wordpress, then your WordPress will be installed in that directory, and your URL will be domain.com/wordpress.
Once you have decided upon these, click the button that says Check Domain. It may give you a message saying, “it looks like files already exist in this location,” but you may ignore this notice and proceed by clicking continue.
Once WordPress installation is complete, you will be redirected to a page that displays your WordPress login credentials. This includes the following:
- Website URL
- Website’s admin URL
You will also receive this through a confirmation email. Note them down and keep it safe and accessible.
Your site will be up in about 12 hours, so don’t worry if it doesn’t appear right away.
Your WordPress installation on BlueHost is complete in just four easy steps!
You can log in to your WordPress and choose a preferred theme for your site, download and install plug-ins that will help your progress, and start publishing content.