This is the quick and easy tutorial to create a blog. If you want to read the detailed tutorial, check this link to find out how to start a blog.
Creating a blog using WordPress is a simple task. However, before doing that, you would need to sign up with a web host. In this article, I will show you how to sign up with a Web Host (and get a free domain name). After that, I will show you how to install WordPress on your web host.
I would recommend BlueHost for hosting your blog/website. All my blogs (including StartWordPressBlog.com) are hosted on it and I am really happy with their service. They have always been very reliable since I started creating websites and blogs. I also had great experience with their 24×7 live chat – whenever I had any queries.
Disclaimer: If you sign up with Bluehost using my affiliate link, I will earn a commission. Obviously there are several other web hosting companies. Years back when I started blogging, I did extensive research and chose bluehost. Since then, I have been hosting my blogs and websites with them. If you do make a purchase using my affiliate link, thanks so much for your support!
How to Signup for Web Host
As a new blogger, all you need is a shared hosting plan. Go to BlueHost by clicking the link. Click on the signup button, as shown in screenshot1.
As shown in screenshot2, you will see a screen where you need to specify a domain name. Under the box “I Need a Domain Name”, enter the domain name that you would like to register (it’s free with hosting account). Here you need to enter a domain name that is not already registered by anyone else. Click Next once you are done.
In next screen, as shown in screenshot 3 and 4, you will be required to enter Account Information and Billing Information. Choose account plan as per your liking. To start off, you are good with a 1 year plan. You may not need any other feature such as Site Backup, Domain whois privacy, Site lock security etc. Once you are done with entering the information, click Next button.
Once these steps are completed, you will receive a confirmation email and login information.
How to Install WordPress on Your WebHost
Watch this video to Install WordPress on your bluehost account (Video by WordPress.tv)