How to Install WordPress on Bluehost: 2021 Complete Tutorial

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Planning on starting your blog on WordPress?

Then this guide is for you. It’ll help you get started.

I’ve created this guide how to install WordPress on Bluehost specifically newbies to learn how to. In the guide, I’ve shared steps that you need to follow to create a blog on WordPress.

Bluehost offers unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage, premium support, and everything else you could possibly need to run a successful WordPress blog. 

They’re simple, they’re innovating new stuff to make WordPress management easier, and they’re one of the best.

A Complete Guide on How to Create a WordPress Blog on Bluehost

Starting a blog can be one of the most rewarding ventures you can take. My simple + complete guide will lead you on your way to starting a blog on Bluehost.

Bluehost  is one of the best platforms to start blogging and making money.

We already have a complete guide on how to start a blog so you can keep referring to it. So moving on,

Why Bluehost?

By building a WordPress blog on Bluehost, you get your own domain name ( looks a lot more legitimate as compared to, the freedom to customize everything on your site, and the ability to make more money with strategic ad placement and SEO tactics.

Moreover, Bluehost offers a standard cPanel hosting, which comes with Fantastic easiest ways to install WordPress.

Do you already have a Bluehost account? If yes, then you’re ready to move on with this guide. If not, get one here.

Bluehost has made their web hosting WordPress oriented . You need not create your blog manually. Bluehost automatically install and setup WordPress for you.

If you have followed the above guide and simply purchased hosting + free domain name from Bluehost, it will start installing WordPress for you automatically.

installing wordpress on bluehost

The set up can take between 5-50minutes incase you see a replica of the picture above on your screen and you are stuck, login to your Bluehost Dashboard.

When done, this is how you dashboard will look like

click on Login to WordPress to automatically login inside your WordPress Blog dashboard.

Manually installing WordPress on Bluehost

The fact that Bluehost automatically installs WordPress doesn’t mean you don’t have to learn how to manually install WordPress as for some reason, you may have deleted your existing WordPress installation or want to install WordPress on a new domain (Addon domain), you can follow the steps mentioned to do so.

  • Login to your Bluehost Hosting Dashboard
  • Click on Marketplace
manually installing wordpress
  • Click on Add Website
  • Enter details

Click on next and select the domain on which you want WordPress to be installed.

Click on next and WordPress will be installed on your selected domain within 5 minutes.

That’s it.

Create a Database and User

To install WordPress when automatic database creation is not available, you need to manually create a database, user, and assign it to the database. For more information on the process of creating a database and user, see How to Create and Delete MySQL Databases and Users. These are the basic steps.

Creating A New Database

  1. Log in to your Bluehost cPanel account.
    For Bluerock Account: Click on the Advanced tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
    For Legacy Account: Under the hosting tab, click the cpanel from the navigation menu that stretches across the top of your screen.
  2. Under the databases section, click on MySQL Databases.
  3. In the new database field, enter a name for the database.
    Note: The database name can be anything you like, but I recommend the name be something related to your site. Vague names like “database” or “wp1” may make it harder to tell what the database is for, especially if you have multiple databases.
  4. Click Create Database.
  5. Click Go Back.

Creating A New User

  1. Locate the MySQL Users section.
  2. Under Add New User, enter a username and password.
  3. Click Create User.

Assign the Database User

  1. Under Add User to Database, select the new user from the User drop-down menu.
  2. Select the new database.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Select All Privileges.
  5. Click Make Changes.

Install Through Marketplace with Database Creation Turned Off

From this point, the installation of WordPress is normal, with one exception. When you get to the installation options page, you must click on Advanced options and disable automatic database creation, then manually enter your database information.

  1. Go to Marketplace and start the installation.
  2. Check the “Show Advanced Options” box.
  3. Uncheck the “Automatically create a new database for this installation” box.
  4. Enter the new database information.Database NameThe Database Name is the name of the new database you created.
    Note: Don’t forget to include the prefix on the database name, which is your username followed by a “_.” The Database name should look something like examplec_exampledb.Database UserThe Database User is the name of the new user you created and assigned to the database with all privileges.
    Note: Don’t forget to include the prefix on the user name, which is your username followed by a “_.” The Database user should look something like examplec_user.Database PasswordThe Database Password is the password you created for your database user.Database HostThe Database Host should be left at its default value of localhost.Database PrefixThe Database Prefix is a random set of characters followed by an “_” you do not need to change this field.
  5. Agree to the terms and click install now.

The install should proceed and use the database you manually created.

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