First of all, you need to sign up for a web hosting account with Bluehost. To do so, CLICK HERE — you’ll get up to a 70% discount on the monthly hosting price + a free domain name for the first year. This is a special price I personally negotiated with Bluehost, so you can host your blog with them for as little as $2.95/month.
Once you click on the Host Your Site button, you’ll be asked to select a hosting plan (if you only have one blog, the Basic plan is probably all you need).
On the next page, type your existing domain name (the one you’ve been using with GoDaddy) in the Use a domain you own field.
Then type in your details, choose the length of your plan (I recommend the 36-month one because you end up saving quite a bit of money), opt for Domain Privacy (optional), and pay. Lastly, you’ll be asked to create an account password. That’s it!
SIGN UP WITH BLUEHOST
If you need step-by-step guidance, read my post about how to start a WordPress blog where I explain in detail how to sign up for a hosting account with Bluehost.
Why use Bluehost as your web hosting provider?
And that’s it! Your blog should now be up and running on Bluehost.
At this point, your domain is still registered with GoDaddy. You can leave it there or transfer it to Bluehost as well. It’s entirely up to you.
To transfer your domain name from GoDaddy to Bluehost, you have to complete the following steps.
Once you have the authorization code, login to your Bluehost account.
This is it. The domain transfer might take up to a few days to complete but it’s all stuff that should take place behind the scene.
Last updated Mar 30, 2022
Applies to: Domain