How to host your blog on shared hosting

I am not using this method to host my blog, but I have more computer skill than most of the people. I recommended using this method if you want to host a blog without any technical problem or any technical knowledge.

Shared web hosting service refers to a web hosting service where many websites reside on one web server which is administered by the web hosting company. I recommend using Bluehost, it easy to start your on blog on it.

1. Register to Bluehost

Click here to start registering with Bluehost to host your blog.

Click on the “get started now” green button to go to the plan selection.

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Once you are on the plan selection section, you have three possibilities. Since you are starting a blog, I recommend using the basic plan. Click on “Select” on the plan you want.step 1.2

Now you have to choose the domain name you want to use and click “next”.step 1.3

For the creation of your account, you have to enter your information.step 1.4

Now you have to select the plan length you want. I recommend 36 months since you will save on long-term and a blog can take couple month to take off and this way you will not stop at the beginning of your blog. But at the end, you choose what you want.  Also, personally I will not take any of their options.step 1.5

Next step is to add your credit card information to pay your plan and click on submit.step 1.6

2. Installing WordPress on your Bluehost hosting

Step 1: This step is really easy. Go to your cPanel (you received the link in your email), scroll to the “MOJO Marketplace” section and choose the “One-Click Installs” button. Click on the WordPress icon in the Blogs section.

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Step 2: This will open the installation window. Click on the green “Start” button that will start the WordPress installation process.

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Step 3: Choose where you want to install WordPress. This can be any domain on your account. Next, click on “Check Domain,” which will make sure the domain is assigned and pointing to your account. You may get a warning that you are overwriting files, but as long as you don’t have another website built yet, you can check the box and continue.

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Step 4: Show Advanced Options. This section allows you to set up your own username and password for your WordPress install. IT is recommended to use a different username than “admin” and a very strong password. Make sure that the “Automatically create a new database for this installation” box is checked unless you have a database already set up that you want to use.

Step 5: After you’ve read the terms and conditions, check the box indicating that you’ve done so, then click “Install Now.”

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Step 6: Now you’ll see the progress page, which will show you how far along the installation is. Once WordPress is fully installed, it will provide you with your site URL, the admin login URL, your username, and password. You will get a copy of this information, except your password, in your email as well. Make sure to keep it in a safe place.

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Now you can log into your WordPress site by going to the admin login URL. Enter your username and password, then click “Log In.” This will take you to your WordPress dashboard. From here, you can control everything to do with your WordPress site, such as creating pages, writing posts, and changing the appearance.

 

Have fun on your own blog 🙂

 

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