BlueHost is a web hosting solution and is one of the leading companies in the sector. With the various web hosting plans they offer, such as a shared hosting plan, dedicated hosting, and VPS, BlueHost is also used in online learning courses to study web hosting services. What makes BlueHost unique is the quality they impart to their services and affordability.
The only downfall with BlueHost was its inaccessibility to potential customers in other countries. This issue was resolved when BlueHost started supporting PayPal, which we will look into in detail. Apart from PayPal, BlueHost also supports all major debit cards, credit cards, money orders, and purchase orders (only for the US).
PayPal is a digital payment service that makes it easier for all your transactions, whether they’re bill payments or regular cash transactions. With PayPal, you can send and receive cash, along with buying or selling products and services. Your PayPal account needs to be linked to a credit card, debit card, or bank account. Linking to your credit card ensures faster transactions.
BlueHost supports PayPal, although it allows only Instant Payments, for which you need to link your PayPal account to your bank account or a credit card. When using PayPal to make payments in BlueHost, you automatically set it as the default payment option for any transaction/payment to BlueHost. This includes automatic renewals for your BlueHost plan. This can be changed from PayPal settings.
It is effortless to sign up with PayPal and does not require you to provide your bank account details on Sign up. To use the full features of PayPal, you’ll have to enter your credit card details. To register with PayPal, follow the following steps:
- Sign Up
Download the PayPal application (for mobile devices), or visit PayPal. At the top right corner of the web page, you will find the Sign Up button. Select the Sign Up Option and proceed.
- Get Started – Select Your Preferred Account Type
PayPal has two different account types to select from, Buy With PayPal and Receive Payments with PayPal. To move on to the next step, click the Get Started button.
If you choose a Receive Payments with Paypal account, you will have to enter your email address to proceed. The following are the steps to enter your information and data if you choose a Buy With PayPal account (which is the type of account you need to make payments in BlueHost).
- Enter Necessary/ Personal Information
This step requires you to provide your contact data and then set a minimum of 8 characters’ secure password. Proceed to the next part of the Sign Up process by clicking the Agree and Create Account button.
- Security Question
This is an additional safety measure. The security question can be used in the event you forget your password.
- Confirm Your Account
At the end of this short and quick Sign up process, you will receive an email from PayPal confirming your account setup and creation. Click on the link in the email to verify your credentials and complete account set up and activation.
These are the steps to be followed to set up a PayPal account for BlueHost Payments.