BlueHost Review : The Best Hosting for WordPress Sites
Are you researching web hosting companies? I don’t envy you at all! For all of the hundreds of web hosting companies out there and seemingly endless reviews is it even possible to find the best.(BlueHost Review : The Best Hosting for WordPress Sites)
I thought it would be helpful to share the best WordPress hosting company I’ve found. Because one thing is for sure: there are way too many options for hosting companies to try and keep them straight and they are all about the same.
After all, hosting provides the backbone of our website and online activity. It determines if your website will be able to handle traffic and visitors.
BLUEHOST is a managed hosting company, uses latest version of PHP and SQL, and here’s the unique thing about them: They focus solely on WordPress and provide a far better platform for it.
Their simplicity is their secret sauce, because everything is built for speed and reliability of WordPress based websites.
BlueHost Review : The Best Hosting for WordPress Sites
Hosting is just like virtual place to store all your website data (content, Images, scripts, and files). In all my research, I got excited about one specific hosting company that really should be looked into. We see the price is normally $7.99 but it’s on sale right now and get it on discounted price at only $3.95 per month.
BlueHost offers you with Basic Plan, Plus Plan, and Choice Plus Plan. If you scroll down, you get a pro plan as well.
In BlueHost, you’ll get free Domain name registration; free SSL Certificate included a one-click WordPress install, 24 X 7 support and 30 day money-back guarantee. If you cancel within 30 days, you receive a full refund on your hosting service only. The money-back guarantee does not apply to most add-on products, such as Domains, given the unique nature of their costs.
Basic Plan if for newbies who are just starting out creating a website or if you just want to see if a website is for you then maybe you can go with this. You will only get one website with this, but if you think you’re going to stick with this and you’re going to build more than one website than I would highly recommend going with one of the other options because you will get unlimited websites along with these facilities.
Ordering BlueHost Hosting Plan:
Let’s walk through ordering hosting from BlueHost. From the BlueHost homepage, click on green “Get Started” button and once you get here you can select your plan. Let’s go with the Basic Plan.
On this page, select your free Domain name, and see if it’s available and click the ‘Next’ button. Now, you need to do is scroll down and uncheck three extras. You can keep them if you want but just to keep things cheap and simple we’re going to uncheck them then scroll back up, here to the plan you can select the length you want, e.g. 12 months and you’ll see the price is $71.40 for the year.
But now, I’ll tell you how to get the hosting for less than $3 a month with a little secret tip and the way you do that is if you’re on a desktop computer or a laptop, just pretend like you’re going to close the page and a little discount pops up for just $2.65 a month.
Scroll back down and uncheck all the boxes again and now if you scroll back up to plans and select the Basic Plan for 12 months, you’ll see the price is just $59.40 now. So we saved a little over ten bucks which is always good.
Next, finish filling out account information and payment information. Make sure everything looks correct in your screen and agree to Terms and Services and then click ‘Submit’ button. You will receive an email with your login credentials and further information on how to set up your account.
After your account is verified, go back to the original page and setup password for your account.
Launching a WordPress Website with BlueHost:
Let’s talk to the process over how to get started in WordPress, so that you can launch a professional quality website in just a few minutes.
You don’t have to know any code to make something great for this webinar, I assume you’ve already signed up with Bluehost and have WordPress installed. At this stage where you’ve installed WordPress site won’t be published publicly to the world yet. We threw up a “Coming Soon” page on your website, so that you could look at your site get everything ready and prepared and then publish it when you’re ready.
At Bluehost.com, login to your account by clicking login button after entering a username and password. Under ‘My Site’ section is where all your WordPress sites would be. In the dashboard section, you will have two options of what kind of site you want to set up i.e Business or Personal?
Describe your website and give sites description. If any of these things you get a better idea or you want to change it later on, it’s really easy. You can just go into Settings and change all of these things.
After this, you will get an interface, what should visitors see on your homepage i.e., most recent news or updates or a static welcome page. If you want to build a starter “Contact Us” page then go with ‘Yes’ button. Now, you have a self hosted WordPress site, which is usually people describe that as wordpress.org site. The reason we’re connecting to wordpress.com is it’s going to provide some extra functionality to your website for free and it’s really handy stuff and easy.
All you do is click “Connect to wordpress.com” and proceed to “Approve” button.
There would be some of the icons on the left, so at the very top we have the Bluehost section which is kind of springboard into a lot of different things on your site. As your site ready to go live just press the ‘Launch’ button. Congratulations, now your site can be seen publicly.