- Domain : Free For One Year.
- WordPress Compatible : YES
- 30-day money-back guarantee : YES
- 24/7 Support : YES
Features And Pricing :
The Basic Plan is $7.99 per month and comes with- Web-hosting for 1 website, 50 GB of website space, unmetered bandwidth, standard performance, 1 domain, 5 parked domains, 25 subdomains, 5 email accounts that have 100 MB each.
The Plus Plan is $10.99 and comes with- Unlimited websites for hosting, unmetered website space, unmetered bandwidth, 1 domain, unlimited parked domains, unlimited subdomains, unlimited email accounts with unlimited space for each account, $200 in marketing advertisements included, and 1 spam expert.
The Choice Plus Plan is $14.99 per month and comes with the same features as the Plus plan and adds new features like- 1 Spam Expert, 1 Domain Privacy and Protection, and CodeGuard Basic.
The Go Pro Plan has the same as the Choice Plus plan and adds- A dedicated IP, SSL Certificate, Domain Privacy and Protection, and Website Backup.
SideNote: the Go Pro version of BlueHost is worth the $23.99 a month because of the added security of SSL certificates, dedicated IP and backup/ restore features. This level of security is what customers, clients and prospective business partners look for when deciding if they want to purchase, work with, or work for an organization or company. Even with the speed and reliability of BlueHost, their security features make this service a go to for that extra peace of mind at a reasonable price.
Other Hosting Options :
Shared web- hosting : $7.99 per month with a simple and understandable dashboard interface, and full manageability.
VPS web- hosting :$29.99 per month, for moderate to high traffic, Scalable/ on demand tools and resources, full root access. Dedicated web- hosting: For high traffic websites, for resource intensive needs, with ultimate security and performance.
3 Simple steps to launch a WordPress site with BlueHost.
Step 1. Register domain and select a hosting plan. The domain name is going to be your new web address, so give it some thoughts.
Once you have figured out your future web address, you can go ahead and register it.
Go to Bluehost.com and click on Domains.
You should also decide on a DNS zone. I recommend going with .com
Now when you have your domain name, you need to choose a hosting plan. Since you are a beginner, and just starting out, ”Basic” plan would be the optimal solution for you.
Once you have registered your domain name and paid for hosting, you can move on to the second step, which is WordPress installation.
Step 2. Install WordPress.In order to proceed with installation, log in to your Bluehost account and click on ”Install WordPress” icon.
Click the green button ”Continue installation’’, then choose the domain name and click ”Next”. Then you will be asked to add the name of the website, your email address, your username and password. Once you have provided the information, click on ‘’Next’’ button and wait for WordPress for install to your website.
When installation is completed, click the ”View your credentials” button on the top right of your screen. This will give you your username and password. Next, click the ”Install Location” and log in using your WordPress credentials. Now you have a WordPress site!
Step 3. Choose a WordPress theme and activate plugins. Before picking a theme, you need to decide what kind of website you are creating. It can be, for example, portfolio website, Ecommerce website or a blog. WordPress theme can be either free or premium. You can change the theme later on if the present one does not meet your expectations any more.
To pick a theme, simply go to ”Appearance” section on your dashboard and click on ”Themes”.
Next you need to install and activate certain plugins. Plugins are used to extend functionality or add new fuatures to your wesbite. Just like WordPress themes, plugins can be either free or premium. Depending on your induvidual needs, a premium plugin may be your WordPress website smartest move.
Note: there are WordPress plugins that are recommended to install to any new site, be it a blog or a business website (for example WP Forms or Yoast SEO).