Nowadays, Internet has become an integral part of our lives and we almost can’t imagine our life without it. Have you ever thought that what made us so addicted to Internet? Even I am that poor guy who is still searching for the answer 😀
The tutorial is about purchasing domain and web-hosting from Bluehost (Most Recommended Host for WordPress) for your website, so that it goes live in next few hours. This post is a bit long as I would be covering step by step guide regarding the topic and if you are in a hurry, I would recommended you to bookmark this page and read it later on peacefully.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON BUYING A DOMAIN & HOSTING :
WHAT IS WEB HOSTING?
Web hosting service allows individuals and organization to access your website through World Wide Web which means your website can be accessible from any corner of the world and to make this happen servers are leased out to people who want to make their websites available.
Think of hosting just like a place, where domain rests. There are numerous types of hosting and in the below guide I’ll explain which one would be best for you.
HOW TO PURCHASE HOSTING FROM BLUEHOST?
At the time of writing this post, GraspMyGizmo is hosted on Bluehost. It’s been more than half a year now and I haven’t faced any issues regarding the hosting and I am quite happy with the service they are providing.
No server downtime, Easy installation, quick switch to plans and the most interesting part is that their customer supports are available round the clock. Bluehost India’s dashboard is little bit outdated and in the meanwhile it lacks some features as well as user experience.
Bluehost US has excellent features and also a great user experience. Most of the things are installed within a click.
Head over to www.bluehost.com and click on get started.
This is the place where you have to choose shared hosting plans more cautiously. Shared hosting is highly recommended if you are just starting out your online business. Unless you are not a business person, I would recommend you to go for most popular plus package. There would be slight increase in your budget but overall benefits would be increased. Moreover you can also host unlimited domains on single hosting.
Depending on your needs and suitability, you can go for basic, plus or prime and click on select.
In the meanwhile, if you have already purchased your domain name, then use the black arrow box and you can claim your FREE DOMAIN in the red arrow box. Do remember, that it’s not compulsory to use your free domain now instead you can use it anytime you wish.
When you have entered your domain name, Click on next and then you will need to create your account by filling out your details like I have done it below. You can refer to the screenshot while filling out the form.
After you have completed your details above, scroll down to the next section and here you will need to choose your package information. Choose your account plan for 12 months hosting, 24 months or 36 months.
Do remember, that prices will decrease as you select a longer tenure and the most important part is that make sure you aren’t extra charged due to the Add-on. I have kept them inside the box and make sure to untick if you really do not need them.
You can make payments through Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal. If you cannot see all the payment options, just click on more payments option.
After successful payment, a confirmation e-mail is sent to your email address but before that you will be prompted to create your unique password.
Always make sure to create your password too strong and when you have done it, you need to check for message from Bluehost in your e-mail account.
In the e-mail, each and every detail regarding your domain name, username, name server details and many more are mentioned.
Go to Bluehost.com and click on login. Enter your Domain name or username as mentioned in the email and key in your new and unique password which you created above in the previous step.
Welcome To Bluehost Control Panel. 🙂
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