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If you’re looking to set up your own website quickly and easily, look no further. Below you will find a step-by-step guide, with screenshots, explaining in detail how to do it.

The best part? You can have it up and running in a matter of minutes.

The very first step you need to do is sign up using a web host and register the domain name of your choice (if you don’t have one yet).

I’m currently using Bluehost as a domain provider and web hosting service, which I’ve laid out in the example below.

Feel free to use any hosting provider of your choice, but I prefer Bluehost for its simple usability, reliability and 1-click-installation with WordPress. It makes integrating WordPress easier than I have ever seen with any other web host.

If you’ve already have a domain name, it’s just as simple. You can still use Bluehost as your hosting provider, even if you purchased your domain name from another provider e.g GoDaddy.

The registration process takes no longer than 5 minutes from start to finish.

Once you’ve created an account with Bluehost, I’ll explain how you can install WordPress using the Bluehost control panel. I’ve also included guides for Joomla & Drupal if anyone is looking to use them.

Quick tip: When creating any website, you must have a domain name and a host. Without these, you won’t be able to create a website for users to view, browse, or shop on.

STEP 1: Go to Bluehost.com

Full disclosure: I earn a commission if you end up purchasing Bluehost through my referral links in this guide. What’s important, the price for you is not just the same – it’s lower than when you do it directly. This helps me to keep WebsiteSetup up and running and up-to-date. Thanks for your support.

To get started, head to www.Bluehost.com and click on the “get started now” button.

 · If you use this link, you’ll be able to get a FREE domain for a year, too. This discount applies to all websitesetup.org visitors (Yay!).

Website Setup Bluehost promo for visitors
Free Domain and Site Builder. 1-Click WordPress Install. 24/7 Support. 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.

A free domain (1 year), 1-click WordPress installation, and 24/7 support are included with your account.

STEP 2: Choose a Website Hosting Plan

Once you click “get started now,” you’ll be taken to a page where you can select the hosting plan of your choice.

I got the “basic” option, which is a great choice for new websites. Plus, at the moment they’re running a special discount of $2.75/mo (usually it’s $7.99/mo)

The “plus” and “prime” plans are great, but you don’t really need all the extra bells and whistles they offer unless there are millions of people flooding your site each day.

Save your hard earned cash and opt for the cheapest package to start with.

Choose your web hosting plan
Start with “basic” plan. You can always upgrade later, if you need to.

STEP 3: Secure a Domain Name

Your domain doesn’t have to end in .com. You can choose a different site ending if you wish, e.g .net, .org, .us, .biz, and .info if the first choice for your domain isn’t available.

If you’ve already got a domain name, just enter it in and click “Next” in the “I have a domain name” form.

If you aren’t ready to choose a domain right this moment, you can do it at a later point in your website setup.

Bluehost choose a domain name
If you’re not sure about the domain name yet, there’s an option to skip this step for now.

STEP 4: Fill In Your Details

To create your account, just enter your personal information on the “create your account” page.

You’ll need to add your first name, last name, country, street address, city, zip code, phone number, and email address. Your receipt will be sent to the email address you enter.

It’s optional to also add your business name in this form.

Your account information
Pretty standard stuff.


Finally, enter your payment information to continue.

Bluehost payment information
If you want to use PayPal, click “More payment options” link and you’ll see a PayPal option.

STEP 5: Check Your “Package Information” and Finish Registration

The next step in registering for a Bluehost account is to select your plan and package.

These are the last steps you’ll go through before your account creation is complete. Pay close attention to the extra options available, like Domain Privacy Protection.

Hosting Package information
Choose a plan and decide which of the optional add-ons you’ll need (all the options described below).


Consider the add-ons (optional)

Bluehost offers tons of great add-ons. Most of them aren’t necessary, but here are some add-ons to consider.

  • Domain Privacy Protection: It is only $0.99 cents more per month. It will keep your personal information, e.g. your name and address, private.
    If you want to keep your website and domain information anonymous, spend the extra $0.99 per month. If you don’t, be sure to uncheck this box.
  • SiteLock Security: This add-on verifies your email address, physical address, and phone number. If you plan to sell a product or service on your site, this feature might be helpful for proving your credibility to customers. This service is an extra $1.99 per month, or $23.88 per year.
  • Codeguard Basic: This provides extra security to your website. WordPress is very secure, but this extra feature allows you to backup your site regularly. If anything happens, or if you make a mistake, it will be easy to turn back the time and revert to one of the previous backups of the site. If you think you’ll use this feature, it’s definitely worth the extra $2.99 per month.
  • Bluehost SEO Tools Start: Bluehost claims that this tool can help you get search engine rankings. This feature is $1.99 per month or $23.88 per year.
  • Office 365 Email Essentials: A safe and reliable email platform powered by Microsoft, with online access to email and calendars from any device or web browsers. $2.99 per month.

Once you’ve selected your add-ons and signed up for a Bluehost account, you’ll be all set to build websites using your chosen or existing domain name.

Log in to Bluehost and pick the website builder of your choice: WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal.

STEP 6: How to Install WordPress with Bluehost’s ‘One-click-installation’

Bluehost offers “one-click installation” for WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal for beginner users so that you can have your site ready to go in seconds.

Just click on your preferred website software below and the guide will expand (with images).

Once you’ve chosen a domain name and you’ve registered for an account with Bluehost, you’re ready to build with WordPress.

To begin creating a WordPress site, log into Bluehost. Head on to “My Sites” and click on “Create Site.”

Bluehost create WordPress site

1) You’ll begin by selecting a WordPress theme for your website. Don’t worry too much about your selection – you can change the theme later if you change your mind.

Bluehost WordPress select theme

Once you’ve chosen a theme, log in to WordPress with the button on the left-hand side of the screen and start putting your site together piece by piece.

Bluehost WordPress Log-in

2) Next, you’ll be prompted to select which kind of website you’d like to set up. Select whether you’re looking to create a “Business” website or a website for personal use.

Bluehost WordPress Business or Personal

3) Once you’ve made a selection, fill out the Site Title and Site Description of your choice.

Bluehost WordPress Site Title and Site Description

4) Moving on to the next step, you’ll be prompted to select whether you plan to update your site with news and blog posts.

Bluehost WordPress update with news or blog posts

If you don’t, you can move on to the next step. If your site will be updated regularly with news and blog posts, select what visitors will see on your homepage.

You’ve got two options here: your most recent news and updates, or a static welcome page.

If you plan to use your website as a blog or news source, I recommend choosing the first option so that users will see your new posts as soon as they visit your page.

Bluehost WordPress welcome page most recent news and updates or a static

5) Build a basic “Contact Us” page if you want to provide users with a form to contact you or your company.

Bluehost WordPress Contact us page

6) Finally, you’ll need to connect your Jetpack profile to WordPress to improve security, grow traffic, and track statistics.

You can choose to do it later, but I recommend connecting Jetpack to WordPress as soon as possible to speed up your site creation process.

Bluehost WordPress connect Jetpack

Approve the connection process for your website and Jetpack by clicking the “Approve” button.

Bluehost WordPress connect Jetpack Approve

Then you’re almost ready to launch your site! Add your business information or click “Not now” if you want to add it later.

Bluehost WordPress add business address

7) Be sure to install WooCommerce if you plan to sell products or services on your website.

Bluehost WordPress Install WooCommerce

8) Now you’re all done and your website will be ready to launch!

If you decide you want to customize more options before you launch, this is the time to visit the “Customize your site” area to double check your selections.

Bluehost WordPress customize your site

You can go back to your Bluehost dashboard by clicking “Bluehost” on the left side of the control panel.

Bluehost WordPress dashboard control panel

When you’re happy with your selection and you’re ready to launch your site, hit the “Launch” button!

Bluehost WordPress launch site

Once you hit this button, your WordPress site will be live.

That’s it, your website is up and running now!

For more information about changing a theme, adding content to your website, tweaking, editing and adding new posts/pages, go to my homepage and see step 3.

How to Install Joomla or Drupal with Bluehost’s ‘One-click-installation’

In addtion to WordPress, Bluehost also offers “one-click-installation” for Joomla and Drupal.

Just click on your preferred website software below the guide will expand (with images).

+ Joomla one-click-installation tutorial

+ Drupal one-click-installation tutorial

Once you have a domain name, web hosting and website platform installed, you can go ahead and start reading my in-depth guides for editing your website, adding new content and making it work.


If you’re looking to set up your own website quickly and easily, you can have it up and running in a matter of minutes.

Start with signing up with Bluehost and following the steps outlined above. Their one-click WordPress installation is as simple as it gets.

Guide by Nick Schaferhoff

Last updated: March 12, 2019

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    So does this mean if I sign up I will need to keep paying or can I opt out if I find it to difficult. Can I try building a site prior to deciding? It seems I require practice first?

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      Nick Schäferhoff Verified

      Hey Denis, thanks for the excellent questions! Bluehost has a 30-day money back guarantee, so you can always opt out during that time. Note, that that doesn’t extend to the domain. If you get a domain from Bluehost and then cancel within the first 30 days, they will deduct $15.99 for the yearly domain fee.
      If you want to try out WordPress without making any commitments, you can set up a local installation using XAMPP or Local by Flywheel. The programs allow you to create a virtual server on your computer so you can create a WordPress website on your local machine.
      Hope this answers your questions!

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    Hello. Thank you for all this information and making it look easy to set up a wordpress website.
    My question: will I need to pay Bluehost and WordPress separately; or is the fee from Bluehost also covering the WordPress fee? Because on the wordpress site, they offer plans which also have a cost, for example the premium plan or business plan. So, if I go through bluehost, will I get the same benefits as when I sign up and pay on wordpress? ie. no ads, storage, etc. OR do I need to pay twice?
    Please let me know so I can understand the pricing system better.
    Thank you

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Diane, WordPress itself is 100% free to use. There’s a different version at wordpress.com which does have paid plans, but when you go through Bluehost you won’t have to pay anything for WordPress.

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    I tried this and got confused as soon as I tried to install WordPress. Also bluehost charges over $200 initially for set up.

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Sally,

      It’s not a separate charge for setup. It’s the fee for web hosting, charged upfront. Meaning there won’t be any monthly payments later. Also, you can disable the optional add-ons to keep the cost down, if you only leave Domain Privacy on (which I’d recommend) then the price would go down by half.

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    Hello WebsiteSetup Editorial,
    Firstly thanks for posting this wonderful article which has inspired me (A complete novice) to WordPress to have a go at creating my website! I am a audio engineer by profession so need my own web presence of course. I have got so far on my own but have a question, i need to change the “hover” colour on my home page menu items but most of the tutorials i find online say you need to customise the css style etc? forgive me if this is inaccurate i am a complete beginner here, and this has been causing me some trouble, can you advise on how to achieve changing this in terms i can understand? any help would be much appreciated
    Many Thanks

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    Hi! i had two existing domains (.com) hosted at WordPress.com and moved them over to bluehost assuming that I would be migrating to WordPress.org. But Jetpack connects to WordPress.com… And WordPress is prompting me to upgrade so I can take advantage of premium features. I moved to bluehost because I thought self-hosting would allow monetization etc but it looks like I’m right back where I started! I’m so confused – What do I need to do that I didn’t do? Thanks for your help!

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      Hey Karen, thanks for the question! Yes, Jetpack connects to WordPress.com, but you can use it with a free account. You only need to upgrade if you want to use premium Jetpack features. Aside from that, if you have installed WordPress on Bluehost, moved over your content, and pointed your domains, you should be good to go.

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    Our company has an existing web page set-up from WordPress via an IT company. The contracts expired and I need to maintain and edit the web page. What steps do I need to do or download to be able to edit the existing website?

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    I just found your page and I’m loving your info. Thank you!
    I want to build a new wordpress website for a company that already has a domain name and old joomla site running. How would this work? Would I buy hosting through bluehost and work on the site through wordpress without connecting it to the domain until the end? At what point would I connect the new site to the domain in use?

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      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Laurie,

      That would work but it would be expensive since you’d have to pay for a new hosting plan just to have a testing ground for WordPress. Instead you could try installing WordPress offline to your computer, building up the site there and once ready you could use the existing hosting and remove the Joomla site and replace it with the new WordPress one. This article should help with the details and you can also ask the hosting company for help when you get to replacing the site: https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-create-a-local-wordpress-site-using-xampp/

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    Hi! I just came across this post. You have very helpful information here.

    I am a bit stuck.

    I signed up on bluehost.com and I installed wordpress. But, I also signed up on wordpress.com. On bluehost, my website domain name is blahblahblah.com however, on wordpress, I see blahblahblah.wordpress.com! I have a few questions:

    1. Why are they different and how can I remedy this (meaning have the same URL)?
    2. Both websites LOOK different because I picked themes on both. I thought if I created on bluehost (since I installed wordpress on there), it would make my wordpress blog look the same as it appears on my bluehost.
    3. Do I just work in bluehost now? Do I need my wordpress login since I installed it to my bluehost account?

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      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Kiran,

      You should only work with the version of WordPress that you got from Bluehost. The one at wordpress.com is a completely different version and there’s no need to sign up there so you can safely delete or ignore that site. You can access your Bluehost site by typing /wp-admin at the end of your domain name (blahblahblah.com/wp-admin)

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    I already have one website through Bluehost, but when I tried to add a second, independent domain the WP wizard says “It looks like there is already a site at ccotechnology.com. Please select a different location.” Any idea how to help?

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Bo,

      Best bet would be to contact Bluehost’s customer support, they can tell you what the exact problem is.

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    Celeste Burningham

    I’m a little confused about launching/using WordPress. I got Bluehost, downloaded WordPress. Should I be able to log into WordPress directly now or does all the editing and updates to my WordPress go through my Bluehost user account?

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Celeste,

      Once you’ve installed WordPress through Bluehost your site is created for you, to access it you just have to add /wp-admin at the end of your domain name to access its control panel and start editing it. So if your domain name is example.com then you’d be able to log in by visiting example.com/wp-admin

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,
    Great site: I’ve just used your instructions to sign up with Blue Host and a create my first website – without your simple guide I would have been stressed. Thanks. More websites to follow.
    For a total newbie the BH/WP interface is not exactly intuitive, but I’ve been recommended to use a plug-in, Thrive Architect, as a simple drag-and-drop site creator (I also need to transfer across my wife’s commercial site from Squarespace to increase her market share).
    How do I add the Thrive Architect plug-in to my WP website? The BH Plug-in Upload feature states:
    If you have a plugin in a .zip format, you may install it by uploading it here.
    Is there a non-zip format way of uploading it?

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      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Steve,

      It’s also possible to upload plugins manually via FTP but that method is not as simple as the others. If you buy a plugin they should all give you a .zip file that you can upload right from your WordPress dashboard (“Plugins” -> “Add new” -> “Upload plugin”)

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    you mentioned signing up for Woocommerce and jetpack – are these free? Specifically for Woocommerce, can you set it up now, even if you don’t intend to use it for a few months? I’m a real newbie, I want to just blog about my topic for awhile and see who’s interested

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial, If I understand it correctly, I will be able to completely form my website using WordPress.org. I’m going to go with BH and already have a domain name. So, by signing up with BH and using WordPress, will I need anything else in order to create my website? Will I have to create the content elsewhere and then put it onto WordPress, or is WordPress the only thing I need?

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Le, you don’t need to worry about anything else. Once you have hosting from Bluehost and WordPress installed then you’re all set, WordPress has all the tools you need to start building a website.

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      Nick Schäferhoff Verified

      Hey Jessica,

      switching from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress is pretty easy. You can learn about it here. It also totally makes sense if you want more control over your site, own your content completely and be able to choose your own web host. Let me know if you need any help.


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    Hi, thanks for a great page! A couple of quick questions… 🙂

    1. The site doesn’t look https, is this correct? Shouldn’t all sites in 2017 be secure, if not, is that asking for trouble?

    2. Some people are talking about installing WordPress, this refers to a local PC install? Are there any benefits doing this over just working on the site in a browser online?

    Many thanks,

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      Nick Schäferhoff Verified

      Hey David,

      thanks for the comment! Here are my responses:

      1. I am not sure which site you are talking about. But you are right that most websites these days should have encryption enabled. If you are handling any financial transactions, it’s a must to keep customer data safe. However, for all other sites HTTPS also offers plenty of benefits. You can learn more about it in this article.

      2. You can install WordPress both on a server (so that other people can access your site) and locally on your machine (with a virtual server). In the second case, you can make design changes, test plugins and other things without anyone noticing (because it doesn’t happen online). For development work, it also helps because it is faster. If you are interested in that, look into XAMPP or Local by Flywheel.

      Hope this answers your questions.

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    HI there, and thanks. One question. If I sign up for the 36 month Bluehost (and to secure domain), do I also need to pay WordPress (to be able to use my url without the wordpress add on, and without wordpress ads, and to have my own ads)? Thanks much!


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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,
    Thank you for the amazing tutorial. However, I do need some clarification if you might help me, please?
    1. During the course of my research, I came across a tutorial that advocated for a manual set up for WordPress (it was published in 2011) and the writer enumerated some advantages for using that process. How is the manual configuration different from the 1-step you mentioned in the manual. Perhaps, the concerns of the old automatic method have now been corrected in the 1-step?

    2. I’m trying to set up a news aggregator website, is there a plug-in that you might recommend?

    Thanks in advance.


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      Nick Schäferhoff Verified

      Hey Kathryn,

      glad you like the post! As for your questions:

      1. There isn’t really much difference in the one-click installation and the manual method. The end result will be the same. However, it makes sense to go through the manual setup process once in order to understand it. This might help you with troubleshooting later.

      2. I don’t have any personal experience building a news aggregator site but this plugin looks like a good candidate: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-rss-aggregator/

      Hope this helps! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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    Hello! I have just purchased my domain via bluehost! My question is (apologies if it has already been asked): What happens to my free wordpress blog? ie: blognamehere.wordpress dot com. Is there a way to connect the domain I created through bluehost with my free account, or can I just delete my free blog and just work through bluehost?

    I’d really love to connect it somehow, but not sure if this is possible? I await your response 🙂 thanks!!!

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi, you can transfer the contents of your wordpress.com site over to your new Bluehost + WordPress site if you want: https://move.wordpress.com/

      But other than that, you can just delete it as you have a better version of WordPress now that you can work with.

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial, is it usual for the WordPress Install to take so long? I’ve been stuck at the “Nice! Setting up WordPress for you…” loading page for a while now.

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    Do you need to have Bluehost if you signed up with WordPress first? I am new at this and am so glad I came across your article! What exactly will Bluehost do?

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        I have been researching your site here and I am so impressed with your level of clarity in helping dummies like me build a WP site and your dedicated service to all of us.
        I will buy the bluehost through you and follow your lead till my site is done. Thank you!!

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        Do I need to have any kind of WordPress account before I install it with Bluehost? Or is the installation on BH the first place that I let WP know that I exist?

        • WebsiteSetup Editorial
          WebsiteSetup Editorial

          Hi Trina,

          You don’t need a WP account beforehand, when you install WordPress through Bluehost an account will be created for you.

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    Thanks for the decent explanation.
    2 questions:
    Can I upgrade my plan before the plan expires?
    I want to choose the PLUS plan but I also need the SSL certificate service. How can I get this

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    Dear WebsiteSetup Editorial ,

    Please ignore my last post.

    In fact another staff from the Bluehost cleared all doubts and resolved all the issues. Your recommendations were appear to be very correct.

    It was also due to my ignorance on knowledge of website creation. Unless and otherwise I code my own website Bluehost staff will need access to the cPanel of my account to provide administrative and support services, without which they will not be able to support customers my like me.

    My apologies.

    Thank you though, with your website guidance I today commenced the creation of my own websites with super confidence. THANK YOU. Keep up the Good and Informative site.

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,

    Thanks for all the information that you provide.

    I have two questions about BH.
    1. The discounted $2.95/m is for lifetime as long as we use BH or for a limited time then will go up to the normal $5?
    2. BH throws in a free domain name. How long can you ‘own’ this domain name, let say, 1 year or 2 years, or for good?

    Thank you

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Lan,

      Both should be valid for 1 year. If you take hosting for longer period of time, you should be able to get $2.95 for a longer period of time, say 36 months.

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    Price sounds good until you really get into the purchase part. What starts out as $3 something a month ends up being $106 or more when all is said and done. I only want a site for for a couple months and paying by the month you’d think you could pick how long you want it. Nope. Gotta take it for a year. Now it becomes $9 something a month.

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Elaine,

      Please go through the tutorial where I show you how I eliminate all the add-ons so the final price is really low 🙂 Hope this helps.

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,
    Nice and really useful page.
    Going trough Bluehost’s packages I found a so called “WordPress hosting” optimized for wordpress. It’s19.99 USD/month. What is the point here?


    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Zoltan,

      This is for very high traffic websites (100k+ month visits). At first, when you’re just starting out – the basic package would be more than enough.

      Hope this helps,
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

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        Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,
        Thank you so much for making me understand that I can also build my website, please I want to know the if I can use the BH basic package for blogging, and if it also safe to allow people post their stories or articles on my blog and Still be the sole owner of it.
        Thank you

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial. Please help. I am new to website building and this is my first time to create a website DIY style. I followed your instructions with a twist though. First, I subscribed to GoDaddy for my domain. Then I subscribed to Bluehost for my web hosting. Now I am having a problem understanding if I installed WordPress correctly. When I installed it thru Bluehost cpanel it said wordpress installation is complete, but I think Bluehost is still making me pay or buy themes.

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial, thanks for the great site and all the info. I have a couple of questions that BH live chat were pretty vague on:

    I would like to take a package that allows me to first take the free domain and then start creating a blog website with wordpress. Then when my current hosting runs out (in a few weeks) I would like to upload via ftp 2 current websites that I have made with sandvox – possibly switching them to wordpress over time if I like the platform (2 domains and hosting is currently with go daddy). Would this be possible and do I need to transfer the domains to BH.

    Can I do this through the BH PLUS shared hosting? and what is the difference with the wordpress hosting options on the BH site?

    Thank you and I hope you can clear this up for me. Ryan

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    Hi there! Thanks for the tutorial.. when I get to the ‘1 click word press install’ step and it asks us to select our domain name that we would like to ‘set up’, there is nothing for me to click in the domain drop down box. Infact, I can’t click it at all. I can only write text after the forward slash / . Any idea?

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial
    Great site, very helpful. I was wondering, when you first install bluehost/wordpress whether this has to be done on a pc or can it be done on an android tablet and does it have to be installed on every device that you might wish to work on. And, once installed is it easy to switch between devices whilst working e.g laptop to tablet when halfway through writing a post

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,

      All you need is internet connectivity and laptop/tablet to install WordPress on Bluehost.

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    If I’m going to need to build multiple websites, ie. a personal website and a business website…would it be wise to use the plus or prime version instead of the basic?
    Or should I just stick with the basic still?

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Jeremy,

      If you’re planning to build multiple websites then indeed the plus hosting package is probably more suitable for you. Hope that helps.
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

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    Hi, the free domain name that comes with BH – is this free as long as the hosting account is still active or payable at the end of the first year please? Thanks.

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,
    Following your method precisely through bluehost. I’m getting stuck at the 1 click install for WordPress. It’s trying to make me buy a theme however I’m sure you can get free ones? It won’t let me skip this step through that mojomarket place.
    Any advice is way helpful

    Thanks a lot.


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    I followed all your instructions except choosing my domain name and chose to do it later. Now when I’m trying to install WordPress it is giving me some weird domain name and I can’t choose my own. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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    Thanks for making this so simple! I’m at the point where I can design and I found a free WP theme that I’ve downloaded. How do I get that theme installed to my BH account?

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    Selvadurai Sinniah

    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,

    You have been a great help for people like me who doesn’t know anything on how to start up my own website for business purpose. I have one question, can my website hosted in multiple countries?

    Thank you and best regrads,


    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      When you go with Bluehost (or any other similar hosting provider) – your website will be available worldwide.

      Hope this helps 🙂

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    Guillermo Servente

    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial, I’m about to create my website through websitesetup.org but I don’t see whether Bluehost accepts PayPal?

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Guillermo,

      Under “Payment Information”, click “More Payment Options” and then you’ll be able to pay via PayPal on Bluehost 🙂

      Hope this helps,
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

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    I really enjoy the presentation. it is very comprehensive and for the first time I read it I can say im now a web developer.. thank you a lot Menin

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    This guide was extremely helpful, but I stopped reading about half way through ( terrible idea). I went crazy with the add-ons , and I regret it. By chance, is there anyway I can downsize my package (only purchase the suggested add-ons)?

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    I am so grateful for your help!
    I have been feeling so overwhelmed figuring everything out on my own! Some guidance is so appreciated! I almost cried when I saw you recommend BlueHost, because that was the site I already chose, and bought 3 domain names for. I read for some hosting companies if you pick their web setup guide/ service you could be stuck with that hosting company forever with your domain name. So if this is true, I was looking for the ability of flexibility if needed, and I was trying to figure out where to go next when I stumbled across this!! THANK YOU!
    I will be fallowing your advice! 😀
    Brenda Marcell

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    Hi good job. The charges for the site hosting is it paid for annually or can it be paid for monthly, especially for beginners who just want to give it a trial before launching a bigger package.

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    When my partner and I are creating our site, can we sign up as our LLC or do we need to use one of our names for the first and last name sections? We are newbies to this so I am sure that we will be asking many questions.
    Thanks for your time and information.

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,

    When choosing a domain name how do I pick one that will have the best chance of showing up on the first page of a search engine?

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,

    I do have two question, let say I want to build something like the Research gate or Facebook, If I go for Bluehost is that mean I’m losing/sharing my copyright of the idea or any expected profits? Is Bluehost got any access for my visitors database?

    Thanks in advance

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    Hi Robbert,

    Thanks a lot for this wonderful step-step guide, so interesting and helpful.

    I’ve got some question to ask as a beginner to build website, and will like to hear your advice as well. What is the best package to chose and procedure to follow if I want to build my website based on either of the following areas:

    1- A football soccer website, which I can able to predict matches result before been play for my fans to see. (It’ll also be able to show live scoreline when the match is playing)

    2- An online store website, where people can able to search, preview and place order for they like to buy

    3- A social network website, that people can own their logIn account to communicate by chat and as well make call through internet

    Thank you once again,
    Emmanuel S.

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    Hi Mr. WebsiteSetup Editorial,
    Thanks so much for this useful tutorial, God bless you!!!
    I’ve been willing to create/build a website to express my longtime idea, but I got stucked as am not a developer by profession. But with this tutorial I believed I’m good to go

    What type of package it require and procedures if I want to build a website based on either of the following;
    1- Social network; where people can chat, share file & as well make call.
    2- A football soccer website; where I can predict upcoming matches to be play for my fans. Ahead of match day
    3- Online store website; where people can place their order

    Thank you for your response in advance

    Emmanuel S

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      Hello Emmanuel, here’s my take in response to your question.

      You can use either the “plus” or “prime” package if you’re planning to build those three websites, because with those packages, you get an unlimited number of parked domains, meaning you can host unlimited websites on your server.

      As for 1) Social networks are complicated, especially the part where people could connect, communicate and share files, but I believe there are WordPress plugins out there that could help you achieve this.

      2) For the football-soccer website, you can do this with the same approach as creating a blog, since you only need to post updates of incoming games and predict the winners. To make it look more than an ordinary blog, you can choose themes to something you think would fit a sports blog. Read more on how to start a blog.

      3) For online store websites, you only need the basic WordPress setup, and an e-commerce plugin for WordPress.

      Hope this helps! 🙂

      Rol John
      Website Setup Tech Team

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    Thank you for the tutorial. We really appreciate it! This was informative enough to get us started but not overwhelming to where we felt intimidated. Quick question, it appears there is a shift towards https vs http whether you’re taking payments or not. Is this easy to set up and if so do you have a tutorial on that?

    Thanks again!!

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      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Donzell,

      Setting up a payment system is fairly easy. I haven’t put together a tutorial yet, but will do so soon. If you need more information, get in touch with me.

      WebsiteSetup Editorial

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial. Thanks for this guide. Really helpful. I have completed all the steps up to installing WordPress. I am now being asked to pay for a theme. Should I be getting a free starter theme as part of my $118 domain name and basic hosting package or do I now have to pay for a theme on top? If so I’m not sure what theme to go for. The website is to promote an eBook I’m about to write and I’d like people to be able to pay for and download a copy from the website. Thanks. Hannah

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hey Hannah,

      No need to buy a premium theme right away. Explore with free ones first. If you can’t find anything good (which I highly doubt), head over to themeforest.net (there’s plenty of premium WordPress themes).

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    Hello WebsiteSetup Editorial

    Thank you for the tutorial. I am setting up a website for my photography, with a view to making it an ecommerce site. Is it possible to set the website up using BlueHost and WordPress, and add the ecommerce option at a later date? Does this make the annual cost of the website much more? Many thanks for you help.

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    Honestly, this is the most straight-forward free tutorial online. I went through so many sites and they left me more confused than when I started. You made it very simple. Thank you!

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    Thanks a LOT, WebsiteSetup Editorial! I got my website up and running. It took 20-30 minutes till I started to see my website/domain, but now it’s up.

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    This is really helpful. Can I create a free website on WordPress and then host it with BlueHost, or do I have to get BlueHost service first and then install WordPress before creating my website?

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hey Preston,

      First sign up with Bluehost (or any other web hosting that is reliable and offers FREE/ONE-CLICK WordPress install) and THEN install WordPress. No need to go to WordPress.com/WordPress.org. You can start everything from Bluehost :).

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    Great write up and perfect for what I might use. Looking to build a VFW website to get more interests from younger vets. I am volunteering this work to help them out and become a member of course. Thank you so much on this. Booked marked and will read more into it soon.

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    Very great information! Very helpful to me. I was worried about the huge cash I would pay Website designers before I found your article. I will soon start building my blog. Thanks a lot.

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    Thanks for a great intro to the world of websites and blogging, WebsiteSetup Editorial – this is the best guide I’ve read 🙂

    I’m just about to set up a professional website so that I can share my research with interested parties. As some of the research findings are only for participants at the moment, and so not open access, I was wondering if it is possible to have two layers of access to the site? In other words a front page with information and downloads that anyone can access, then a ‘member only’ password protected section for approved users? I see that there are lots of potential plugins that might offer this, but your advice (and recommendation) would be gratefully received. Thanks again 🙂

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    I signed up with WordPress yesterday before being here at your site. I have a domain name but no host. Really a newbie at this. Should a domain name be copyrighted?

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Lorna,

      It’s a shame that you bought a domain because you can get one free from Bluehost (just use the link at the top of my article). But don’t worry, all you need know is web hosting. Once you have it you can connect your domain with it. And no, in 99,99% of the cases you don’t need a copyright to your domain name.

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    I really like WordPress and i want to learn how i can create a website but now the challenge is how to get a domain because i don’t have any payment method, what do i do? please help, thanks

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Unfortunately, you’ll need Credit Card or PayPal account. I don’t know any other hosting provider either that doesn’t require CC or PP.

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,

    Very nice instructions! Like most people here I have my own burning question. When you register a domain, whether free or not, are you then the sole owner of that domain until the end of time, or are you actually renting the domain for a period of time? If you walk away from these particular companies in the future, what control do you have or the your domain? Is there any prof of purchase indicating ownership.

    Sorry if this sounds a bit fundamental to some, but I’d to clarify what your rights are when registering.

    Kind Regard,


    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial


      You’ll be the sole owner of your domain as long as you pay for it. You can move your domain between different registrars, too (if needed).

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    hello, im currently trying to set up a website but i am abit confused. if i use and pay for bluehost, does that include the wordpress? or do it still need to pay the wordpress fees AND the bluehost fees altogether?

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Thanks for the really informative tutorial!

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,

    I already have a domain which is registered through domain.com and when I am installing wordpress I get a message stating, “We noticed the domain you are installing at is not set up yet with your hosting provider.
    We can still install this, then once your domain is set up you will be able to see your installation.”
    What does this mean and what should be done next?

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Get in touch with Bluehost live chat – I’m sure they’ll help you out 🙂
      You’ll just need to merge your current domain with Bluehost account.
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

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    If I select the privacy option am I giving Bluehost the rights to my domain? It certainly seems as though I am with all information being in their name.

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    Before I found websitesetup.org, I was wandering through the setup jungle alone. It took me 2 weeks to sort out my web hosting and domain name! Now I feel able to take the next steps using your guide – you truly understand that there are people who know NOTHING about setting up websites – can’t thank you enough.

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    Great Article! I had a couple of questions for you. I already have my own domain which I purchased from another provider.
    (1) Do you have to switch the domain over to Bluehost in order to have the web hosting plan from Bluehost? Or can I keep it with the place I originally purchased the domain from?
    (2) If I went with the plan with the free domain, but wanted to sign up with my current domain. Can you get the free domain at a later time?
    (3) Finally, if you have two websites and they are both under Bluehost under the unlimited websites plan. Do you pay double the amount for Bluehost? Or is it the same plan for the unlimited websites?

    Thank you for your time! I am new to all of this. I have a blogger website that I’m looking to switch over to WordPress.org and it feels overwhelming.

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hey Sara,

      Good questions, I’ll answer them 🙂

      #1: You can keep your CURRENT domain with your CURRENT domain registrar. Once you’ve signed up with Bluehost, all you need to do is to change domain nameservers (https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/1)

      #2: From Bluehost you’ll get a free domain. So pick something you might want to use later (in case you already have one).

      #3: No, you only need to pay one fee (unlimited domains/website), no need to pay double.

      Hope that helps.
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

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        Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial – may I ask you to expand on this a bit? I purchased a domain name on GoDaddy (boy, I wish I had found your site first!), and there does not seem to be a way to access WordPress for free. It sounds like I should go to Bluehost and change the domain server as you said. My question – will Bluehost let me choose the domain name I already bought? Thank you so much – this site is fantastic!

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    WebsiteSetup Editorial

    They usually send you an email where you can set up yourself a password 🙂 If not, just get in touch with their live customer support.

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    Hello, and thank you for all you’re help. I have not done anything yet, but you make it sound so simple that I might just try and give it a shot. Quick question or two though:
    1. If you use bluehost for domain and hosting and then wordpress to build your site (basically following your instructions on how to do all this) and decide to let ads go on your website by, for example, “adsense”, or google ads, or whatever; do you get to keep the revenue from this or does Bluehost take some or all of it? And if yes, then how do you prevent that from happening?
    2. Also, say you do all this and build your website- now how do you market your business and website and have it show up in google searches, or any internet search engine for that matter?
    Thank You,

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Tony,

      #1. When you sign up with Bluehost or any other web hosting provider, you’ll be the FULL owner of your site. Meaning that no-one can take down your site or add unwanted ads (like Wix or Weebly does). You are feel to add Google Analytics, Banner ads or whatever you fancy.

      #2. I assume you are referring to SEO, more information on this can be found on backlinko.com – He teaches you how to get more traffic from search engines.

      Hope this helps 🙂

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    Hi! This has been really helpfull because I’m planning to build an online store. However I don’t have any knowledge about how online payments work. Does wordpress have a tutorial or something on how I can add payment options on my website? Thank you!

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial, thank you for putting this together.
    I am confused with the place where I buy my domain name and the hosting site.
    Why are we not doing everything from one site, as wordpress? Why using bluehost?

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Because if you buy hosting directly from WordPress.com or WordPress.org it’ll cost you much more (around $10/month). Plus, there are some limitations that Bluehost doesn’t have 🙂

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    Thanks for the awesome tutorial and the website!

    But still I have a bit of confusion, so it’ll be a lot of help if you can clear it out!

    What I wanted to know is, when we are registering our domain name via Bluehost, are we only getting a valid domain name, email etc (things that are mentioned in their package) by paying $3.49 ? Such that afterwards, when we go on to install the CMS of WordPress in our website, will we need to make further payment to WordPress for that, or is it free ?

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Arnab,

      You don’t need to pay for WordPress install. WordPress is free. But in order to set it up, you’ll need a host and a domain name. Once you have a domain/hosting from Bluehost you’re all set. You’ll just need to install WordPress through their (Bluehost) control panel which is fairly easy – I’ve also shown this on this page 🙂

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      WordPress themes are mostly free. There are certain ‘premium’ themes that aren’t free, you can find them on themeforest.net

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    Hi! Mr. Schäferhoff,
    I have just gone through your blog and I think it is really superb – it is very helpful, simple yet informative. It is easy to follow, even for a 60-yo absolute beginner like me.
    I have not started building my website – gone through the steps – but when I do, I will not look up any other guide but yours.
    Thank you very much for this tutorial/guide.

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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    I already have a domain with Namecheap.com, but no hosting. Can I transfer my domain to Bluehost.com for hosting and it is difficult to do?

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,

    Great blog. First time of me reading something like this and feeling hopeful. Can I ask if I choose a domain name through BH, is it possible to change the domain name some time later? Would it cost me something to change it? Thanks!!

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hey Jean,

      Choose your domain name carefully as you won’t be able to “change” it. You can, though – buy another/new one if you decide it’s not something you’d want to keep holding onto 🙂

      WebsiteSetup Editorial

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    Hey WebsiteSetup Editorial- what’s the difference between using the free hosting on WordPress and paying for it through a service like BlueHost?

    Also, what do you think of buying the domain through something like Google Domains at $12/yr to get the free privacy, email and other services Google Domains offers?

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      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Wolf,

      Free hosting on WordPress will be VERY limited and only giving you a subdomain (yoursite.wordpress.com) – this isn’t very professional, thus I’d suggest you to avoid that. Also, when you want to upgrade from free WordPress to paid WordPress – it’ll become very expensive (around $12/month). So it’s wise to start off with a self-hosted WordPress, with your own domain via Bluehost.

      As far as I know, BH also throws in a free domain, where you can also add free privacy.

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,
    Your site and step by step guide is much helpful for a newbie like me…I am stuck at a point deciding to use www. or not in my domain name. Can you please help me pros n cons of using/not using www while installing ?

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      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hey Pari,

      It’s completely up to you. I tend to use without www. (see websitesetup.org). However, I know many webmaster who take www. over non .www.
      To be honest, there aren’t any cons/pros of using one or another.

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    Your site has been a Godsend! Quick question: I’m getting hung up on the Sitelock Security option while selecting my bluehost package. I know I obsess too much, but is that one really necessary when you’re just starting out? I’ve gotten suckered into different security packages for my pc so I am bit wary about any add-ons.

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi McKellon,

      It’s optional. If you’re just starting out, I doubt you’ll need that. But if you site/blog grows bigger, it’s wise to tighten up your security.

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    Hi, I have been trying to set up a blog website through BH but find that because I am a UK resident (I think that is the reason anyway) I need a VAT registration number. It seems silly when I am not intending on selling anything. Is there anyway round this?
    Thanks in advance.

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    If I was too early in my business idea to actually implement and put stuff on the internet, is there a way to use wordpress and start designing/building a website without actually reserving/paying for domain and hosting service?

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    Hi WebsiteSetup Editorial,
    This site you have is AWESOME!! I’m wanting to start up a type of social media website with question, answer, topic forums I guess it would be. I’m wondering what add-ons, plug-ins, etc I would have to use to input this style into my website? I am as new and uneducated about this stuff as one can be but I feel I have a pretty good idea and figure wth. Also do you think the pro version 1 or 2 yr plan would be the way to go? In case (with any luck) I have lots of traffic? Any advice would be great.

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    WebsiteSetup Editorial

    Hi Bob,

    You’re right 🙂 You don’t need to download WordPress to your computer. You’ll modify and update WordPress website via your web hosting (Bluehost for example). All you need is computer and internet access.

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    Hi, your tutorial is great! But I have a question regarding installation of WordPress.
    I’m with Bluehost. The version 4.2.2. is offering “Do it yourself – Install” button and other option “Let us do it for you (Recommended)”. These two options are not connected? ”Do it yourself” option is still free?

    Thanks you very much for your time to answer!


    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Dinka,

      You can do it yourself, it’s just one click and then you need to fill your website details (email and site name). There’s no need to ask Bluehost to do the install for you. I’m sure you can make it yourself – this guide should help you get going 🙂

      WebsiteSetup Editorial

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    You say on your first page that starting up is “less than a coffee”. But when I get to Bluehost, it seems that I need to buy hosting as well, which adds more to the cost depending on my needs. So there are different “plans” and different “products” available at Bluehost. Do I need both a plan and a product?

    Also, if I start asking them questions via their live chat option, they’ll soon realize how ignorant I am about the whole process. Are they like car dealers when they find an ignorant customer, with giant gold dollar signs lighting up in their eyeballs? Will they try to sell me lots of crap that I don’t need?

    Apologies if I sound like a cynical old man who has been screwed too many times by the 21st century service industry, but that’s only because I’m a cynical old man who’s been screwed too many times by the 21st century service industry.

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      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi RJ,

      Great questions. When I say “less than a coffee” – I’m thinking about the monthly fee of Bluehost hosting which is less than $4. So in general, to set up a website, you’ll need hosting & domain. You can get them both from BH (I don’t think there’s much cheaper options available).

      Bluehost doesn’t have much upsells, and when you go to their customer chat they don’t usually start “selling”. They try to be helpful and give out some information about their hosting in general. So if you’ve any questions, feel free to get in touch with them. If you run into trouble, get in touch with me.

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    thanks for all the helpful info. I’ve clicked install and now it gives me the option of ‘show advanced options’ not sure what to do here.

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    Thank you so much. You have been great help. I have put off building a website for years because I told myself I needed money to pay an expert. But 15 minutes ago, I had an aha! moment. I taught myself to publish my book on createspace and even laid the book out inside myself… and it looks pretty good, with a few sales so far… i think I can teach myself to create a website too.

    I googled “how to create a website with wordpress” and your website was number 4 on the search results list. And here I am.

    You make it sound and look very easy. I am getting my website up and running by end of this week. Thank you.

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    Hi Rob!

    Arising from your response to Lisa’s question, I don’t seem to know much about SHARED HOSTING, and sadly, not much information about it is furnished by BlueHost (except perhaps I haven’t searched well enough).

    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Ejiro,

      Good question. I’ll do a quick recap for both of you.

      1) Shared hosting is the cheapest hosting solution (usually below $5 / month)
      2) Shared hosting is owned by 10 or so different users, but they all have their own “personal space” which shouldn’t be affecting you.
      3) Rule of thumb here: If you’re starting out, you don’t need more than shared hosting. If your site(s), start to generate 100k+ monthly visits, then it’s wise to move on see if there’s anything better out there. The next step is usually VPS or Dedicated hosting which is roughly $50 per month. Personally. I don’t see a point paying that much for a brand new site hosting.

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        I would like to buy the package from bluehost, but unfortunately I don’t have credit card. Is there any other way to make payment?

        • WebsiteSetup Editorial
          WebsiteSetup Editorial

          As far as I know most web hosting providers only accept credit cards – it’s just to avoid any frauds. However, I think Bluehost also accepts Paypal 🙂

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    Domain privacy protection means BH does not make information about me, the owner of the website, public? This is for avoiding unsolicited marketing to “help” me get my business going, correct? Or is it something different altogether?

    Another question, the Backup Pro, is that the only backup solution available? If my site is fairly static and I only want a backup in case I need to recreate it, is there a one-time backup option? Something I could do on my own, update it if major site changes were made? Doesn’t make sense to backup monthly if the site does not change often.

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      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hey Shannon,

      Great questions!

      1) You’re right. If you tick the “privacy protection” you’ll reduce the spam/unsolicited marketing that you’ll get to your email.
      2) Backup PRO is a great add-on, but at first you don’t need. Just google for “WordPress backup plugins” – this should do the trick 🙂

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    If I am building a business website and taking on-line do I need to purchase the dedicated web hosting option through wordpress? Or, can I start with the cheaper web hosting options and work up to the dedicated hosting later?


    • WebsiteSetup Editorial
      WebsiteSetup Editorial

      Hi Lisa,

      Great question. If you are just starting out then shared hosting is actually more than you need. If your site grows bigger, let’s day 1 million views / month, then it’s probably wise to move onto dedicated host (which is more expensive, though).

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    This is a really good tutorial, I love how you included all the one click installations as toggled content, I wasn’t expecting that at all, nice one!
    I am currently building a website which may be considered very similar to yours (only I will only be concentrating on WordPress, not the others like Drupal etc).

    Wish me luck 🙂

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    Thanks for this. It’s finding the notification which is tricky – eg on Mojo site – but it was really useful to know that we should expect one for login.