Have 10 minutes to spare ? Then let’s get your wordpress install up and running.
Let’s show you how to go about it with just a few simple clicks on Bluehost. Many hosts have easy backend systems that will make the installation process a breeze, we will use Bluehost as an example, feel free to type in the url on your browser or click through our sponsored link below.
Install WordPress Using Bluehost as Hosting Provider
Okay, there is a huge chunk of text below, 11 steps in all, and I know what you’re thinking, “That doesn’t look very easy!”
Here is the magic – it takes just 7 clicks and not a single stroke of the keyboard for a basic install. The entire process takes less than 5 minutes.
The text below is designed to explain the process in such a way that even someone with no knowledge of computers, aside from pointing and clicking, will be able to install WordPress using Bluehost with no outside help. Really, only the last sentence of every bullet pint, or the last part of every single-sentence line is an actual step.
Bluehost makes it extremely easy. I just broke the process down for you.
– Ready ? Let’s get started:
- Log into your Bluehost Control Panel (cPanel) account. If you still don’t have one the go ahead and register for one, then log into your cpanel account.
- This opens your cPanel homepage. Near the top of this page is a box with the header ‘Website’. Under ‘Website’ is an orange icon above the words ‘Install WordPress’. Click on the icon.
- This takes you to the WordPress installation page. You will see a green ‘Install’ button just below the header. Click on it.
- The text on the button will change from ‘Install’ to ‘Loading’ then take you to a page with a drop-down list of your domain name(s). Select the domain on which you want to install WordPress by clicking on it.
- Beside this drop-down box is a slash (/) and a text box that says ‘directory‘.
- you have already created your website, specifying a page name in this text box installs WordPress on that page only. To install on the domain name’s main page, leave it blank.
- Click on the green button below the drop-down box that says ‘Check Domain‘.
- You might have to wait a short while as Bluehost completes the check. Once the check is complete, you will be shown to the last step – Advanced Options and acceptance of the terms and conditions. Click in the check box beside ‘Show advanced options‘.
- You will now be shown a panel where you can edit your username, password and email addresses. Change them as required.
- Read the licensing terms and service agreements and check the corresponding boxes.
- If everything is in order, click on the green ‘Install Now‘ button.
- Again, the text on the button will change from ‘Install’ to ‘Loading’. You will be automatically redirected to a page whose header reads ‘Your install is underway!’ beside a progress bar. The install should take less than a minute, after which the header will change to ‘Your install is complete!’
That’s it – you know have successfully installed WordPress on your Bluehost-hosted website all by yourself!
If you reached this page as part of another tutorial you were on and you needed an active hosting server available to continue, once all is said and done here, feel free to return to the original tutorial.
To everyone else who only needed to install wordpress; Congratulations – you are now part of a club over 75 million strong that publishes in 72 languages across the globe. At your fingertips now are almost 50,000 plug-ins that allow you to edit, analyze, protect and publicize your words and creations for an international audience of over 409 million people per month.