In this post, we will see how to buy domain and hosting from Bluehost step by step.
By following this Bluehost domain and hosting tutorial, not only will you be signed up with Bluehost in just a few minutes but you will receive a free domain name plus up to 63% off your Bluehost hosting purchase.
Let Us Get Started
The first thing you want to do is head over to Bluehost.
Bluehost is where we will be getting a free domain name and our exclusive up to 63% off web hosting discount. Make sure you click this link get this great Bluehost deal. You can also enter https://digimartcentral.com/bluehost in the search address bar of your browser.
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Once you click above link or enter https://digimartcentral.com/bluehost, you’ll be at the Bluehost home page. You’ll see the get started now button on the page. Click the button.
This is where you can select your hosting plan. You’ll see four different options. You’ll see a Basic plan, Plus plan, Choice Plus plan, and a Pro plan. We recommend going with the basic plan, and then you can always scale up whenever you’d like. If you have more than one website, then you’d want to choose either the plus plan or choice plus plan. The Pro plan we would recommend upgrading to in the future once your site gets running and starts bringing in lots of traffic and revenue.
We will choose the basic plan for this tutorial as this is most common. Go ahead and hit the select button on whichever plan you would like to use.
We are now brought to a domain page where we can choose the domain name that we want completely free. Or if you already have a domain name, you’d enter it in over on the right.
For the new domain you can select if you want it to be a .com, .net, .org, etc.…
.com is the most popular domain extension so we’d recommend going with a .com if you can. Type in a domain here and click the next button. You are now brought to a create your account page.
This is where you will input your information. We have first name, last name. Business name is optional. Put your country, address information. Put a phone number and lastly the best email for you as you’ll get emailed a receipt of payment and a copy of your login credentials.
Below that you will see package information. You’ll see account plan. This is where you can select the term for your hosting package. You have 12 months, 24 months, 36 months, and 60 months. As you can see you’ll save money the longer you purchase your hosting for. We will select the 12 months package. Domain registration is free. Let’s Encrypt SSL is free. This SSL feature is a free SSL Certificate which makes your site secure with the greenbar and with the https.
Next, you’ll be at package extras which is Bluehost’s addon services that are optional to get.
Domain Privacy is an addon that we highly recommend. It will prevent telemarketers and marketers getting a hold of your personal contact information and bugging you with their services. The domain privacy will show Bluehost’s information for the site and not yours. Sitelock security is security for your WordPress website and protects it from hackers. We will unselect this as there are really good free alternatives.
You’ll also see Codeguard. Codeguard creates daily backups and allows you to restore your site with a click of a button in case something happens. There are free alternatives that work just the same. SEO Tools Start you can keep unselected. This addon will submit your site to search engines and provide a report on your site ranking and keyword rankings. Submitting your site to search engines you can do for free. This isn’t necessary to have. Office 365 Email Essentials is the email software Microsoft Outlook provides and that is commonly included with Microsoft Office. If you’d like to have your email powered by this Microsoft addon feel free to keep this selected. This isn’t necessary to have. All of these addons are completely optional and up to you to get. As you can see you’re saving a lot for this hosting package. Below that you will input your payment information.
You will be directed to a congratulations page. Click the blue login button to log in to Bluehost. Bluehost is also going to, at this time, email your dashboard login information to the email address you provided.
You will now see pick your Theme. Bluehost has a bunch of awesome free themes to choose from. You can select a theme now if you want to or you can click skip this step.
If you choose a Theme now, you can always change the theme you pick without any problem at a later date. Once you choose your free Theme or click skip this step you’ll be at the page stating all done.
Click the button that says start building to start building your site on WordPress.
And that is our Bluehost domain and hosting tutorial on how to buy domain and hosting from Bluehost. If you have any questions, just post a comment and we will get back to you.