On clicking the get started button, it will take you to the pricing page where you will have to select the plan.
If you are new to the online world and currently do not require a lot of features, I will suggest going with the Basic plan which is $2.95/month. Remember, you can always upgrade if required.
On the other hand, if you are someone that requires more features then I will advise going for the plus plan which is for $4.95/month. Once you have finalized the plan, click Select.
When you click select, it will take you to a new screen wherein you will either have to select a new domain if you do not have one (Bluehost provides free domain for a year) or enter a domain name that you own in the box labeled “Use your own domain”.
Note– If you do not have a domain name when you are buying hosting and you are unable to come up with a name, you can always skip this step by clicking “I’ll create my domain later” in the bottom of the page.
In this scenario, Bluehost will provide you with a temporary domain name that can later be replaced by your personal one. Also, if you are currently using your own domain and want to get the free domain as well, you can anytime claim your free domain.
Once you add a domain or skip this step, it will take you to a new screen where you are required to create a Bluehost account and provide information such as Your name, email, address etc.
After you are done filling the information, in the next step you need to check if you are buying the correct hosting package or not.
As you can see in the image below the pricing is $2.95/mo for 3 year package. Note- In Bluehost, you get max discount on buying longer term hosting plans which in this case is 3 years.
I will suggest you go for the 3 year package because if you currently buy for a year the pricing will be higher and the renewal cost after the yearly term will be even higher.
Secondly, once you pay for a longer term you get a good discount and don’t have to think about renewals for 3 years.
Also, I have been using Bluehost for over 2 years now and I recommend using it as I haven’t faced any problem till date.
Once you finalize the package, the next step is to remove the package extras which are Sitelock security- Find and Codeguard basic
In the next step you need to provide payment information wherein you can either pay via credit card or PayPal. Once you select the payment mode and enter the information.
In the final step you need to Agree to the Terms and Conditions and click Submit.
And that’s it you have successfully purchased hosting from Bluehost. After the purchase is complete, it will take you a new screen where you need to create a new password for your account.
Also, you will receive a confirmation email and invoice from Bluehost.
I hope you find this tutorial helpful and are able to buy hosting from Bluehost. Also, don’t forget to share this article on social media
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