Installing WordPress

WordPress is my content management system of choice, as it is easy to use, learn, and scale.

Additionally, Blue Host enables it to be installed at the push of a button.

Now that your hosting account is all set, go ahead and login to get WordPress installed.

This will bring you to your cPanel, which is short for control panel.

Then scroll down to the Software/Services area, and click the WordPress icon with the big, white W.

Blue Host cPanel

Next, click the left “Install” button for a brand new version of WordPress.

Click to install WordPress on Blue Host

After this page, you'll see three steps for Installation Preferences, Advanced Options, and Legal Information. There is no need to change anything here. Just check the agreement box and then click the “Complete” button.

Final steps to install WordPress on Blue Host

Next, you will see that the installation process is underway. Your login url is there, which is your domain and then /wp-admin, as well as your user name (admin) and password.

WordPress is installing on Blue Host

You will also get this information in an email.

WordPress access information via email

Check your domain and you should see the default version of WordPress installed.

Default WordPress homepage

Next, we will change install a WordPress theme.