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For new bloggers who have little experience, it is advisable to choose the starter plan. This will give you a website hosted by BlueHost with 100GB of space and unlimited bandwidth. After choosing your plan, you will be redirected to another window to enter your domain name.
The domain window will have two dialogue boxes. Type your domain name in the dialogue box at the left and click next. BlueHost will check if your domain name is available. The dialogue on the right can be used by persons that have a domain name and want to uses it for their blog. This box can however be used by people who have paid to register their domain.
For starters, if the domain name you typed is unavailable, a list of available domain names closely matching your name will appear in a scroll down. You can edit your typed domain name or choose one from the ones provided and try again. It should be easy to get a domain name. Once you get one, you will be taken to the billing or the registration page. You will fill your details in the boxes provided. It is at this time that you will choose your domain username and password.
The next step will be to choose a hosting package. A 12-month package is recommended as it gives you a chance to enjoy lower rates. Boxes for other products should be unchecked. You can however add these products later on. You then press enter to sign in and your account will be created.
A few minutes after your account is set, you can log in from the BlueHost homepage. Click on the “log in” tab and type your domain name and password set during registration.
When you are logged in to your account, make sure that you closed all pop-up windows. You are now ready to install WordPress. Look under your website or the heading “Install WordPress” and click on it. This will automatically log you in to the Mojo Markeplace and the WordPress install page. The DIY process is simple and free. Just follow the instructions.
When you click on “install”, make sure that you choose your domain name and then click on check domain. Go to the “Show advanced options” box and click on it. This gives you the room to enter the user name, site title and password. These are not restricted and you can put anything. However, remember that all these except the username can be edited in future. Set these fields in a way that you will not forget them or note them down somewhere. Check through the window again and agree to the terms and conditions and happily press on “Install Now”. WordPress takes just a few seconds to install.
You are now finished with installation. A window with your credentials will be open. It is only available for the first twelve hours so make sure you check it and note down what is important. A mail with all you log in information will be sent to your mail.
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