Choosing a Domain name and installing WordPress
Do you need a Hosting Provider?
If you want to host your own site and you don’t have a hosting provider yet, we recommend that you sign up for BlueHost.
They provide a very competitively priced hosting plan ($6.95/month) that comes with a free domain name and allows you to install WordPress with one click. They also provide 24/7 U.S. based support.
You can of course host your WordPress Website with other hosting providers. Check with your hosting provider if they support WordPress! You may also want to inquire with your provider about “one-click” WordPress installs such as Simpel Scripts or Fantastico.
Tip: If you already have a domain name (lets say at Godaddy) but you want to have Bluehost as your hosting provider you can do so by changing the “Nameserver” Settings in your domain registration admin panel. Check with your provider on how to change the nameserver to Bluehost.
Step-by-Step Guide for installing WordPress on Bluehost Video
Step-by-Step Guide for installing WordPress on Bluehost Guide
1) Go to BlueHost to get a domain and hosting account if you don’t have one already.
2) Search for your desired domain name in the left box.
Note: Even if you don’t have company name – think of this domain as your testbed and playground. You will be able to install multiple instances of WordPress by using subdomains too.
3) Click “Next” and complete the Sign Up!
Bluehost Cpanel and Installing WordPress
1) Log in to your Bluehost account.
2) Scroll down to the “Software / Services” box and click on “Simple Scripts”
3) Click on the WordPress icon found under the “Scrip List” and “Blogs”
4) Click “Install”
5) Follow the on-screen instructions.
5.1) Leave the field behind your domain name empty unless you want to intall WordPress in a Sub-domain.
5.2) Expand the “Advanced Options” tab
5.3) You can change your blog title later within WordPress
5.4) Choose your admin name and password.
5.5) Check box to automatically create a database
5.6) Check box for legal info
5.7) Click “Complete”
Check your Install – Visit your Website
Type your domain name in a web browser of choice. You should see the default WordPress Theme.