How to Get a Self Hosted WordPress Blog with BlueHost

by Deepak Kanakaraju on May 17, 2017

Starting your own website is one of the best ways to learn digital marketing. Because you will learn all the modules in digital marketing with increasing complexity over time, by applying the principles on your own website.

HTML websites are not easy to make, but you can create a self-hosted WordPress blog on your domain name in no time. You can open a free blog at or but you will not be able to grow your website and make money from it. Because most of the free blogging services are not for commercial use.

If you want to have your own website, a self-hosted WordPress blog is one of the best ways to go about it. First, you need to choose a topic for your blog and then you should register a domain name. You can get a .com or .in domain name or any of the hundreds of extensions available. Then you should buy hosting and install WordPress on it.

In this article, I want to show you how to get a self-hosted WordPress blog with BlueHost, one of the most reputed and reliable hosting services on the web.

Step 1: Sign Up for a Hosting Plan

There are many hosting companies offering hosting plans. BlueHost has a good reputation for quality and support.

Click the following banner to visit BlueHost or you can click here. Web Hosting $3.95

BlueHost gives you a free domain name as well with the registration. On the next page go ahead and click on Get Started Now

Select the basic plan from the next screen. The basic plan is more than enough for new bloggers. The price will show as $3.95 a month but we can reduce it further in the next step.

If you have registered a domain name already, go ahead and enter the domain name there. Else, enter a new domain name that will be registered for you along with your BlueHost plan.

In the next step, you have to enter all your personal details. Move the mouse to the top right corner of the screen. They will think that you are leaving their website and will try to retain you by giving an offer. Do this and click on Claim Savings in the next screen.

Once you click Claim Savings, the page will reload and you will see a new pricing. You can sign up for the 1 year plan for just $60 or you can sign up for the 3 year plan at ~$95 (I recommend the 3-year plan for the highest savings)

Enter your credit card number in the next step. And then finish the order process. In many cases, a debit card number also works.

That’s it! Your sign up process with BlueHost is done. You have created your Web-Hosting account.

Step 2: Install WordPress with a Few Clicks

As soon as you finish the sign-up process, you will be asked to create a password. Create your password and login into the dashboard.

Once you log in, you will see a dashboard like this. BlueHost comes with 1-click WordPress install. Find Install WordPress in the website section and click on it.

On the next page, click on Continue Installation.

Select the domain on which you want to install the WordPress blog. You will get your domain name by default, you can select that.

Click next and then your WordPress blog will be installed within a few minutes.

If you have your domain name at some other registrar instead of BlueHost then you have to update your name servers on your domain name.

Your name servers will be mentioned in the welcome email that you have received from BlueHost. It is usually and

That’s it. Your WordPress blog is installed and you are ready to go! Start blogging and start learning digital marketing.

You can take a look at my WordPress blog admin area to get some inspiration of how I manage my content. Web Hosting $3.95

If you have any questions, leave a comment below! All the best for starting your own blog!

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Karthik May 17, 2017 at 5:01 pm

I have been using BlueHost for the past 1.5 years and their service has been amazing. I would recommend it to anyone looking for hosting a WordPress blog.


Deepak Kanakaraju May 17, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Agreed. But anyone getting more than 2,000 visitors a day should upgrade to higher plans or Managed WordPress hosting plans.


Abhay May 17, 2017 at 10:19 pm

What is difference between plus and prime, as it looks like same, and is that price saving tricks also work for both option?


Deepak Kanakaraju May 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Yes, it works for both the options.


Reemi May 31, 2017 at 12:30 pm

hello dipak sir i had one question if bluehost is also providing us free domain name why you are suggesting to go for godaddy and bigrock


Deepak Kanakaraju May 31, 2017 at 4:49 pm

You can get the free domain name, but don’t get stuck to BlueHost. Move it away from BlueHost after a year.


Karthik May 17, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Sir, please tell us even about Google Adsense and Blogging process.
Some tips and tricks to get easily qualified for Google Adsense. And also about Youtube Monetization and all that.


Shiva kumar May 17, 2017 at 8:28 pm

Dear Mr.deepak

I thank you very much

I read your all posts , your all posts are very unique and very straight forward

Once again thank you so much for sharing your knowledge


pugazhenthi.K May 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

Hi Deepak,

It is very good post for the people those who are going to start a blog or web site.

In the mean time, please inform me whether domain name is free in the event of booking web hosting services with Blue Host.


Deepak Kanakaraju May 19, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Yes, domain name is free when you host with them.


Vineet July 23, 2017 at 11:04 am

Hi deepak.
I am going through your lessons.
I have created a domain name from go daddy.what next I have to do.I had gone through hosator site but for three month it is charging 1800 rupees.


Francis Kipchirchir Talam May 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm

I kindly would want to thank you for minute by minute guide on having a blog. Right now I I have a word press entitled Global heritage


harsha May 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Hi Deepak,
Thank you very much for this information. It helped me out a lot.


ASHISH CHOPRA May 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

hi, deepak. thank you very much and God bless.


bharat May 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm

i don’t have credit card… is there any other option….


sunil ilanthila May 19, 2017 at 5:20 pm

is the Bluehost WordPress hosting really loading very fast??
I mean speed of the website


Deepak Kanakaraju May 28, 2017 at 12:06 pm

The speed is good enough for beginner bloggers. Beyond a certain point, it becomes slow. You might have to go for managed WordPress hosting in that case.


Amal ak May 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm

Thank you Deepak.

I was just thinking about to start a blog for years. Now your article made me to start


Arba May 19, 2017 at 6:17 pm

Thanks for your article glad it was helpful thanks again


B. Sree Kumar May 19, 2017 at 6:31 pm

Yes sir. But what is the exact amount required for blue hosting INR. Is debit card safe.


Dattatreyulu Jammalamadaka May 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm

Hi Deepak
I have registered my domain name after listening to your 2nd/3rd lessons.
I am about go for hosting with 36 month plan as suggested on bluehost.
I have already a blog on Can make use of it or should I start a fresh blog.
If in the category blogging is choosen, can I start/switch to other categories in future?
please help.


Jitesh May 19, 2017 at 7:36 pm

Hi Deepak,

Not sure if this is what you intended, but I am receiving two emails from you; one from mail[at]digitaldeepak and another via Drip.

Just wanted to give you a heads-up & probably save you some money :).


Itunu kogbodoku May 19, 2017 at 8:11 pm

Justvread this on a friends phone, this is highly informative, thank you for sharing.


Bertie May 19, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Hello Deepak, It appears that the blog hosting services on your server you provided for your subscribers is the free Does that mean it can not be used for commercial purpose?

“I am also providing blog hosting services on my server. For my subscribers, I am offering 1-year hosting (with WordPress installation) at 50% Off.”


Melvin Yaah May 19, 2017 at 10:40 pm

Hi deekak thanks for the third lesson I learn a lot from it, but I won’t you to help me in choosing a topic for my website and blogs pls I’m waiting for your reply. And I will like to known how do this hole digital marketing make money. I won’t to known when start how will I make money from it.


pichai May 20, 2017 at 3:34 pm

dear sri Kanakaraju,
i have found all your lessons simple and straight. no confusion.
i am now reading your articles in the blog too.I wish you more

thanking you,


HIMANSHU SINGH May 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm

What revenue will i recieve , if
I am recieving a traffic of 2000
Visitors a day


Jagtar Dhindsa May 20, 2017 at 8:28 pm

Hi Deepak !! I m interested in creating a blog in regional language Punjabi, is it possible. How should be done for that..I purchased domain name from godaddy and changed the domain name servers to the hosting which I bought from hostgator tried to install wordpress on it now I dont know what went wrong> Can I get some help from your side.


Syed ilyas karim karachi'pakistan May 21, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Firstly thanks you sir deepak your teaching style was mind blowing
I learn digital marketing gain knowledge about these field beacuse you are with us


DUANE ALMEIDA May 21, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Could you please write an article on how to get started with a word press and after installing how to get it to actually look like how it looked before purchasing the theme.


Ravinder May 21, 2017 at 10:01 pm

It is a very good article to develop a website.Thank you very much for your wonderful information.


Felix Dixon May 22, 2017 at 3:11 am

Thanks very much for these great idea.I can’t really guess over this quick advancement Iam making free of charge. God bless you, Deepak.


Karthika May 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm

I would like to know whether it is possible to do commercial blogging through blue host free domain name.

And how is it different from other paid domain names?


Deepak Kanakaraju May 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm

Yes, it is possible!


IBONABYOSE Jean Damascene May 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm

hey? your course is very interesting me . i like it so much .keep it up


Ali HASSAN May 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm

It is a very Knowledgeable article to develop a website.Thank you very much for your wonderful information.


sunny mbiam May 30, 2017 at 2:54 am

Hi Deepak,
Thanks so much for your write up . You have really given me the much needed information i have been waiting for.
I am starting my block shortly.


Yash Dodeja June 12, 2017 at 10:13 am

How to enter our domaian name in our bluehost server if i have purchased my domain name from somewhere else?


Deepak Kanakaraju June 12, 2017 at 12:11 pm

You just need to update the name-servers of BlueHost on your domain name.


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