Here I would like to show you the straight method to create a blog/website.
Basic process : To start a website/blog you need to a domain name and hosting. Buy domain name and hosting and then point domain name to your hosting and then finally install WordPress. That’s it.
Step by step process of starting a blog :
- Buy domain name
- Buy web hosting
- Point domain name to your hosting account
- Finally install WordPress
To make it simple, better to buy domain name and hosting from same company. Because you don’t need to point your domain name with your hosting account manually. Or if you buy domain name and hosting from separate companies, then you need to point your domain name to your hosting account manually.
Today many of the hosting companies offering free domain name. So you don’t need to waste your money and time in buy domain name. Best example is BlueHost. BlueHost offering free domain name. In this post I would like to show you how to start a blog with BlueHost.
How to start a blog with BlueHost in just 5 minutes :
BlueHost host is one of the major hosting company. It providing quality hosting plans at reasonable price. That’s why I recommending BlueHost.
Step 1 : Buy hosting plan from BlueHost
Go to BlueHost.com or click on sign up button
Click on get started button(green color)
Choose hosting plan. For
- single website/blog, choose basic package
- multiple wesbite/blog, choose plus
- unlimited wesbite/blog, choose business pro
I think plus package is good. Click on select (green color button)
Enter domain name in the new domain box and click on next to buy hosting package
Now a new widow will open, enter account, package and billing information
Enter your contact details below account information
Check/change hosting package below package information (uncheck the boxes if your don’t need those services)
Enter payment details below billing information
Click on submit and finish buying hosting
That’s it. After completion of buying hosting package, you will get hosting details to your email. Save login and name servers details.
Step 2 : Install WordPress
Login to your BlueHost account
Go to website section and click on Install WordPress
New window will open, click on Install button to get started
Select domain and click on Check Domain
Check the “Show advanced options” box
Enter your your website/blog title name in the first box, and also enter WordPress admin username and password
Check the terms and conditions box and then click “Install Now”
That’s it. Your WordPress install will complete in juts few seconds. After completion of installation, login to your WordPress using WordPress admin username and password and then configure your blog properly.