How to Complete the Bluehost Sign up Process and install WordPress

This post will provide a step-by-step walkthrough of how to sign up with Bluehost.

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To sign up, click the Get Started Now button. If you only plan to build one website, choose the Basic plan; otherwise, select the Choice Plus plan. You can also switch from Basic to Plus or Choice Plus if you decide to build more websites.

After selecting a plan, you will be taken to a new page where you will have to enter your personal information to process the payment.

Bluehost tends to add some additional add-ons that, in most cases, aren’t necessary in order to increase the initial price of the website hosting.

The following is a list of Bluehost add-ons, their function, and WordPress plugins that can replace them.

  • Codeguard Basic: This add-on helps you backup and monitor your website. Although a premium WordPress plugin like Jetpack can be used instead of this addon, we still recommend getting the addon since Jetpack is costly.
  • Bluehost SEO Tools Start: This add-on helps you rank your website in Google search, but it isn’t worth the price due to its basic features. We recommend you uncheck this addon and install the Rank math WordPress SEO plugin instead.
  • Single Domain SSL: Aside from maintaining the privacy of your website users, an SSL certificate can also help you improve your website’s search engine ranking. We recommend that you check this addon.
  • SiteLock Security – Essential: This add-on protects your website from malicious attacks and malware, a free WordPress plugin called Wordfence is recommended instead.

Once you have checked the required add-ons, you will need to enter your credit card information to complete the purchase.

Following the successful payment, you will be taken to your new Bluehost account dashboard where WordPress is already installed

WordPress admin dashboard

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