Welcome to the very first video tutorial of WordPress for Beginners. In this post we are going to learn how to buy web hosting with a domain name for WordPress blog. So let’s start with what is web-hosting:
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web.
Now let’s talk about domain name. A domain name is like a network address. For example, “techrrival.com”. So to setup a wordpress blog you need to buy a domain name along with web-hosting.
Many new bloggers make the mistake of buying web-hosting from unreliable hosting providers and they regret it later. So first of all you need to select which hosting provider can provide you with effective web-hosting at reliable price.
Here in this tutorial we are going to use Bluehost which is a top recommended hosting provider for WordPress. In Fact Tech Arrival is also hosted on Bluehost from the beginning. You will also get a free domain name for a year via BlueHost. So let’s get started.
Step by Step guide to Buy Web Hosting
Update : You can also buy hosting at cheap rate from www.siteground.com
Go to www.bluehost.com and click on “get started now”.
You will be redirected to bluehost plans page where you will see 3 different hosting packages that are offered by BlueHost. If you are not very tight on your budget, I will recommend you to buy the plus package. With plus package you can also host additional websites on your server. Click ‘select’ to select your plan.
Choose desired domain name or enter existing domain name and map it to BlueHost by changing it’s Name Servers to
Now click next.
Now you require to enter your details (Name, Country, Address, Phone Number, Email). Verify these details twice and then head over to package information.
Select desired plan. Price is dependent upon plan length. Higher the plan length lower the cost. Untick all other options like Domain Privacy Protection, Site Backup Pro, SiteLock Security etc. as they are not necessary and you don’t actually need them. You can save few bucks by this step. Now head over to billing information.
Verify all the details you previously entered before checking out. By default you can pay via Credit Card. But if you want to pay via PayPal then click on More Payment Option. Select desired payment option, agree bluehost policies and click submit.
You will see a purchase confirmation message. Now click on “create your password”.
Now select your password and click create. Now check your inbox for all of the hosting information.
Now go to bluehost.com and click on login. Enter your credentials(username & password) and click on submit.
Now you will logged in to the BlueHost dashboard.
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