now you're in your bluehost cpanel so just scroll down until you see this part that says a site builders and you want to click on WordPress all right now scroll down until you see this area here under blogs it says WordPress just want to click on that all right now the next screen you want to scroll down again to the very bottom and you want to install a brand-new version now here it's going to ask you where you would like to install WordPress now if you and you just signed up you're just going to have one domain under bluehost so it should be listed there for the purpose of this example I'm installing WordPress for a new website for my new app so I'm going to find it here so calculator X app com that's where I want to install WordPress step 2 it asks for a site name or title I'm just going to type in what the name is for iphone and ipad now if you know you can change that later on inside WordPress so if you're not quite sure what you want name it just name it something at first now click the click here to display to expand this area here you want to select an admin username typically it's just going to be an email address and then you want to create a password or here in this example it automatically created a password if I want to keep it i can copy and paste it somewhere safe so i know what it is in the future or you can create your own you want to make sure the automatically create a new database box is checked in step 3 you can uncheck all these because you don't really need that and then step 4 just check that box and then click complete all right now it has finished installing wordpress on my website so here is the site URL the login where you can login to your WordPress dashboard and then your username and password again you want to write down your password especially and your username but your username should usually just be your email address now you can click on the login URL here to go to your brand new blog and lets just hear let's copy this password here so I won't have to try to memorize it all right so I'm going to paste and login see now we have wordpress setup all done for us took us less than five minutes to really set it up now let's just take a look at our brand new blog here to see what it looks like now you have your own self-hosted wordpress blog all set up .
To learn more about how to set up your WordPress blog and get started like a pro, check out my tutorial.
Setting up a self-hosted WordPress account might seem hard to do, but when you sign up for Bluehost, they make it really easy with a one click install. I show you how to do that in the video.
Why would you want to use WordPress? Well if you want to start a blog, WordPress is the best platform out there. When you self-host it, as opposed to getting a free blog like at WordPress.com, you control everything. It's yours. You can do whatever you want to it. When you have a free blog, if you violate the terms of service, they could remove your blog instantly.
If you are just starting out and don't know much about blogging, go with a free blogging account. However, if you're more serious and want to do it long term, then go with a self-hosted WordPress blog on Bluehost.