If you’re interested in self-hosting a WordPress website for your small business, we recommend using Bluehost. Not only are they recommended specifically by WordPress.org, they offer 24/7 support with staff who will be able to answer any of your WordPress questions or concerns. You get a free domain, a free SSL certificate, their interface is user friendly, and you can install a WordPress website with just one-click. You also have 30 days to change your mind and request a refund if you’re not satisfied. Follow these simple steps to sign up now.
1/ Visit Bluehost.com, and click the green button, “get started now”
2/ Select your plan. If you’re a small business with 1 website, the Basic plan is likely your best choice (you can upgrade any time if you want or need).
3/ Choose your domain. Your domain is your website address (ours is thebordenformula.com). You can register a new domain on the left, or enter a domain you already own on the right.
4/ Enter your Account Information. Fill out your account information. When selecting your package information, we generally skip the add-ons, however you might be interested in Domain Privacy Protection to keep your personal information private (this option only appears if you registered a new domain in step 3) .
5. Complete your setup. Choose a password and save your login somewhere you can easily access.
6. Open WordPress. After setting your password, click the blue “log in” button to open wordpress.
A new page will open to prompt you to choose a free theme from Bluehost. We do not recommend using a free theme for many reasons, mainly because they’re often not kept up to date, and are extremely limited in their ability to customize. At the bottom of the page, click “Skip this Step.”
7. Start Building. Click the blue “Start Building” button.
Now the real fun begins!