Hello everyone, when I first came up with the idea to start my blog one of the very first things I had to figure out was which hosting company I was going to use to run my blog. I wanted to make the right choice so I did A TON of research to figure out what hosting company is the best! I wanted my blog to have the best chance for success from the beginning so I knew that this was an important decision. I had heard terrible stories where people had their entire site go down with a bad hosting site and I didn’t want to have to face that reality ever! So, in order to figure out where to go I first did some research to see what hosting company all the big time bloggers were using! Have you heard that saying, if its not broken, don’t fix it? Well this is why I knew that whatever hosting site the biggest blogs out there were using would also work for me too! Then time and time again I saw it: Bluehost, bluehost, and yes you got it Bluehost! It really got to the point where I wouldn’t even consider another hosting site because I saw this one recommended too many times to count! Let me tell you…..Greatest Decision I ever made! From the beginning Bluehost was so easy to use and navigate and they have been nothing but helpful whenever I called them with a question!
So in a nutshell Why Bluehost?
–Most Popularly used hosting around (Remember if it ain’t broken don’t fix it!)
– Easy to navigate!
–Very helpful support line!
–Can Install WordPress with one click!
Bluehost is an all around amazing hosting site!
Let’s get this ball rolling! I know your eager to get your site up and running!
STEP 1) Go To BlueHost Site and click Green “Get Started Now” button!
Step 2) Choose your plan. Always go Basic in the beginning (You can always upgrade later if need be!)
Step 3) Register Your Domain Name!
The very first step is to register your domain name! Bluehost makes this very easy to do! Really quickly, here is a little advice on choosing a domain name. When I started brainstorming for my domain name I came up with countless names…but they were all taken!
After that I needed to go with what was available as long as it had three things:
1).com for me this was important as .com is still the most popular and widely used!
2) a name that is easy to remember! I wanted a site I could tell people about that wasn’t hard to spell so that if they looked up the site later they wouldn’t have trouble!
3) A name that could work with my niche and had some meaning behind it.
Those three rules was what I used to find my domain name, hope that helps!
Step 4) Create Your Account!
Then, once you click next after entering your domain name you will be directed to the sign up page! Enter all your information correctly here. After that, scroll down to confirm package deal. It will give you an option to sign up for either 12 mo, 24 mo, or 36 mo pricing. The longer you select the cheaper it will be in the long run! So if your really in it for the long haul I would choose the 36 month pricing to save some money! Then last step is to enter your payment information!
STEP 5) Congratulations you now have your own self hosted site!
Really hope you found this Bluehost guide has been helpful and if you have any questions please feel free to leave them below thanks!!