BlueHost : Beginner’s guide to buy a domain name and hosting plan

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Bluehost Beginners guide to buy a domain name and hosting
Beginner’s guide to buy a domain name and hosting plan

BlueHost: Beginner’s guide to buy a domain name and hosting plan

In this post, I will provide you a step by step guide to buy a domain name and hosting plan, as this is a beginner’s guide I am providing all steps in detail.
Step 1: Go to Bluehost.com
Type Bluehost.com in any browser and land to BlueHost homepage, click on get started now

Bluehost Home

Step 2: Select your hosting plan
You will land to a page where there are three hosting plans, click on select to choose one of the three plans.

I recommend you to start with the basic plan as a beginner and it is also cheaper than the other two plans mentioned.

Bluehost Hosting Plan


NOTE: Each hosting plans comes with a free domain name and thus you don’t need to pay for your domain name
Step 3: Choose a new ( free ) domain
Now, you will land to a page asking you for a new domain name or an existing domain name, just choose a new domain name to keep process simple.
Type your new domain name and click on next, I recommend you to start with a new domain name as it is free of cost and easy to set up.

BlueHost Domain Name

Step 4: Enter your account Details
Now, you will land on a page where you have to fill required details, First comes is the account details, just fill all required information and scroll down.

Bluehost account information

Step 5: Check package information
Check your package information, uncheck the options “Domain Privacy Protection”, “Site Backup Pro” and “Sitelock Security” as you don’t need them in the beginning and also it will increase your expense.

Bluehost Package Information

Step 6: Complete your payment
By default, you will see the option to make payment via credit card only.

Bluehost payment info


If you want to make payment via PayPal, click on “more payment options” and it will reveal the pay by PayPal option as well.

Bluehost Payment Info

Fill the required details, check to agree to terms and conditions and then click on submit.
Step 7: Create your password
After making the payment, you will land to a sales page, ignore this and click on complete.

Bluehost
source: shoutmeloud

On the next page, you will see a confirmation message and click on create your password.

Bluehost payment confirmation
source: shoutmeloud

I recommend you to use a password generator to create a complex password, copy and paste the password in a safe place and click on paste and then click on create.

Bluehost password
source: shoutmeloud
Step 8: Login to your BlueHost CPanel
Check your email inbox, and you will find a confirmation email with all of the login information for your web hosting account.

Bluehost Email
                                                                            source: shoutmeloud

Go to BlueHost.com and click on “login” at the top, in the login field type your domain name and password and click on “submit”

Bluehost login

You are Done !! now it’s time to know “How to install WordPress on Bluehost”

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