Getting a WordPress website on Bluehost: FAQ

Bluehost is one of the top website hosting providers, powering millions of websites worldwide. We have been recommended directly by WordPress.org since 2005 because of our reliability and expertise in WordPress. So, how do you get your website on Bluehost? In this article, we’ll answer a few frequently asked questions about getting a WordPress website on Bluehost.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is WordPress free on Bluehost?

Yes! Setting up a WordPress website on Bluehost requires no additional costs. You only have to pay for the actual hosting fee when creating your Bluehost account.

How do I install WordPress?

It is quite simple, you can install WordPress with a few clicks! Just follow our step-by-step guide to installing WordPress. To begin, you will need to access your Bluehost control panel.

How can I build a WordPress website on Bluehost?

You can easily get started with building a website on Bluehost within 5 minutes. Check out our quick guide.

Can I install WooCommerce on Bluehost?

Of course, WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin. That means it can be installed on any WordPress website. If you’re looking to install WooCommerce on your WordPress site, we have this step-by-step guide to help you out.

Can I run an online store on Bluehost?

Of course! We even have hosting plans specifically for online store owners. We help make things easier for you by including many top features in your WordPress installation. These features include WooCommerce installation, website traffic analytics, customer discount code, payment processing and many more.

Can I disable the plugins that come with your WordPress installation?

Of course. You can deactivate such plugins yourself in your WordPress admin area. Log in to your WordPress admin area. From your left navigation bar, go to the Plugin tab. Here you can activate and deactivate installed plugins.

Can I host multiple websites on Bluehost?

Yes, you can host multiple websites on Bluehost. If you’re looking to use a shared hosting plan, our Plus, Choice Plus and Pro plan let you host unlimited websites.

Is Bluehost secure?

In addition to traffic encryption via our free SSL Certificate, our web hosting platform includes brute force protection on WordPress Logins, Bad Bot Detection/Deflection, and advanced Mod Security rules, all dynamic and designed to keep your website or blog safe!

Does Bluehost automatically backup my website for me?

We do offer complimentary backups for our customers. They are created on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. These backups are not guaranteed in any way. We highly recommend that all Bluehost customers create and manage their own backups. For more information, please refer to our account backup policy.

Can Bluehost handle large traffic?

Yes, Bluehost servers can handle large traffic. We recommend using VPS hosting or dedicated hosting for websites with high traffic.

Is Bluehost fast enough?

Speed and reliability are among the top reasons why our customers choose our service, so you can rest assured.

How do I log in to my Bluehost account?

1. Go to Bluehost.com.
2. Click on Login in the top right corner.
3. Enter your domain name or email address as the username. It can be any domain assigned to your account.
4. Enter your main account password.
5. Click the login button.
This is the simplest method for logging into your Bluehost hosting account. For a detailed guide, check out our help article.

How do I navigate the Bluehost control panel?

For a detailed guide, check out our article on how to navigate the Bluehost dashboard.

What is a staging site and how do I create one?

A staging site is a copy of your website where you can make changes that don’t alter your live website until you deploy them. Staging sites help you catch errors so you don’t end up breaking your live website. We have this step-by-step guide to creating a staging site.

What is the Bluehost Website Builder?

Bluehost Website Builder is a drag-and-drop WordPress website builder that’s easy to use and intuitive. We’ve simplified website building with this builder, so even beginners can build a website to their vision. The builder is available when you purchase any of our hosting plans.

How can I use the Bluehost Website Builder?

The builder feature is available for all Bluehost customers. You will need to access your Bluehost control panel. From your left navigation bar, navigate to My Sites. Then click on Add site. You’ll see a box with the Bluehost Website Builder option. Simply click on Start building to use the feature. The builder will ask you a few questions about your website so it can generate a basic website for you to build upon.

What are the differences between shared, VPS and dedicated hosting?

Shared hosting means you’re sharing a server with other website owners who also host their site on the same server. You will use the same database, bandwidth, and storage. It’s the cheapest, most accessible type of hosting.
Dedicated hosting means you’re getting a server all for yourself. Nobody is allowed on that server but you. This type of hosting provides you with the most flexibility, speed, and security. It is also the most expensive type of hosting.
VPS stands for virtual private server. Technically you still share a server with others, but you get a dedicated slice of it that’s just for you. You get dramatically more storage space, bandwidth and additional features with VPS hosting. It’s a middle ground between shared and dedicated hosting. Suitable for medium-large websites.

Should I choose the basic plan or pro plan for shared hosting?

You should choose the basic plan if you’re only planning to have one website. The plus, choice plus and pro plan are suitable if you want to host multiple websites. You will also get more features such as unlimited storage space for these plans.

Does Bluehost offer a free trial?

We have a 30-day money-back guarantee policy. If you cancel within 30 days, you will receive a full refund on your hosting service. Please note that our money-back guarantee only applies to hosting plans. It does not apply to most add-on products, such as domains, given the unique nature of their costs.

Does Bluehost offer free domains when I purchase a hosting plan?

Yes, every new Bluehost account includes a free new domain registration for one year.

Can I change my domain name after registration?

Yes, you can. You will need to contact us by phone or chat, we’ll help you with that. But before you do decide to change your domain name, there are a few things you need to consider. Please refer to this help article for more information.

Can I change my domain but keep the same content with Bluehost?

Yes, you can. Here’s a guide on manually changing your domain.

How is Bluehost’s customer support?

Excellent customer support is what we’re known for! Our team of experts is available 24/7 to help answer questions and solve your problems. You can always chat with us or reach us at 888-401-4678.

Does Bluehost provide any support service for my WordPress website?

Yes, of course. You can add Blue Sky support to your hosting account for a monthly fee. Blue Sky is our team of experts who help you build, grow your website and improve your skills in WordPress. We can even build a website from scratch for you if you need us.

Can I change my hosting plan afterward?

Yes, you can always upgrade or even downgrade your plan at any time from your Bluehost dashboard. Or you can contact our customer support team and we will help you with it. For more information, please visit our help article about renewing your hosting. Please note that if you change your hosting plan, you will not get the discounted pricing for the plan you want to change to.

Chat or call us if you want to know more about any aspects of WordPress website building or website hosting. We’re here 24/7 to answer all your questions and offer advice to help you get started!

Devin Sears
Devin Sears | Field Marketing Manager

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