Don’t regret your decision for buying hosting and domain name from unreliable source. I will guide you step-by-step in this article for buying hosting and domain name from reliable source.
I will show you why and how to buy hosting from Bluehost.
I recommend this hosting service for your blogs. You get one free domain name which is an added advantage on Bluehost. You will start saving money right from the start.
- Free Domain Name
- Free Site Builders
- One click installation of WordPress on Bluehost hosting. Recommended by WordPress.org
- 24/7 support. In House trained experts are available for 24/7 to resolve your issues.
- Money back guarantee. If you don’t like Bluehost hosting then they will repay your money.
- You can manage everything from one place.
Now, we will see how to buy hosting and domain name from Bluehost.
Step-By-Step Guide For Buying Hosting
Before we begin, have a domain name in your mind. Domain name is a address of your blog/website. You will get one free domain with Bluehost, or you can use your own domain name if you already have purchased some. You can use your free domain later if you don’t want to use it now.
To begin, head over to www.bluehost.com and press on “get started now” button.
Next, three plans will be displayed. Select anyone.
Select package as per need.
- Basic Package: If you want to run one site.
- Plus Package: If you want to run multiple site.
- Prime Package: If you want to run multiple site with SSL certificates and dedicated I.P.
I recommend you to use plus package as you can run multiple site. If not now you can run multiple sites later. It is an added advantage. To select package click on select button with green background.
Choose Domain Name Or Use Existing One
Now, you can select free domain from Bluehost or you can use your existing one.
You can use your free domain later. If you enter your existing domain name then you need to update Bluehost NameServer as:
Clicking on next if you are done with domain section.
On next page, you need to enter your account information to continue. Enter all the information needed and don’t forget to mention correct email address as receipt will be sent to your email address.
On same page you need to select your package again i.e. plan of one year, two years or three years. You will notice that cost of three year plan is less than cost of one year plan. So, select anyone option as per requirement.
Remember to deselect Site Backup Pro, Search Engine Jumpstart and SiteLock Security as you don’t really need them.
On the same page, after select hosting package you need to enter credit card information to continue. You can also use your paypal account by clicking on more payment options.
Before submitting the information I suggest you to recheck all the entered information.
Now, you can submit the information.
After submitting the information you will be shown available domains page which you need to ignore. Just click on complete button and continue.
After completing confirmation will be displayed on next page with Welcome message as shown in the below screenshot. Click on Create your password.
This is final step for purchasing your hosting.
You just need to set the password for your hosting account. You can choose your own password or you can generate system password which is complex. I recommend you to use Password generator. Copy and Paste this generated password at safe place. Click on Create and you are almost done.
After clicking on create button in previous step, you will receive a receipt from Bluehost with all the information. This confirmation email of your purchase.
Goto www.Bluehost.com and click on login button situated at the top right position of the page. Login window is displayed as shown below. Use your credentials or you can use your google account for login.
Bluehost cPanel is displayed on next page. Click on Install WordPress and install wordpress on your hosting.
Get hosting and domain name and start blogging.
THAT’S IT! You have successfully purchased hosting and domain name.
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