It is estimated that one in five newly active domains is attached to a website that is powered by WordPress. This ubiquitous blogging platform has become the industry standard application for designing and managing weblogs. Because so many people want to use this versatile software BlueHost have optimized their service to make it compatible with WordPress sites for their customers.
The shared hosting deal from BlueHost is a simple flat rate that provides unlimited services that you often have to pay extra for from other providers. There is no limit to the number of domains that you can host on your BlueHost account and so you can keep as many blog sites as you want to at no extra cost. You can also install a large number of instances of WordPress and can have as many as 100 WordPress sites on one single account. The application is installed with a single click via the Fantastico script installation application in cPanel, the website management system that comes as standard with all BlueHost web hosting accounts.
WordPress is a very user friendly blogging platform that makes it easy to create anything from a simple blog page right through to complicated Content Management Systems (CMS). Because it is an Open Source application there are a huge number of plug-ins that allow you to quickly and easily extend the functionality of your site. There are also thousands of widgets, many of them for free, that you can use to add images, text and or any of a wide array of applications to the sidebars of your website.
Installation is a simple process but if you intend to install multiple instances of WordPress to a single domain you will have to create a database and a sub domain address to use. Otherwise, for single installations it is a simple matter of choosing the right domain and the Fantastico installer will create your new blog in its root address. Following that you will be able to manage your new WordPress blog straight from your domain’s administration dashboard without ever having to visit your website manager again.
Of course if you do encounter problems with your WordPress installation BlueHost’s technical staff can provide the customer support and advice to help you to sort it out. BlueHost also makes any WordPress upgrades available through cPanel within 24 hours of their release so that your website will always be running the best version of the script that is available. Upgrading your WordPress script is easy to do straight through cPanel and in most cases it won’t take longer than a few minutes to have the new version powering your blog.
There are other options for blogging platforms but few of them provide the power and flexibility that WordPress does. Because there is a huge community of users there is a good level of online support to augment the technical advice that you can get from BlueHost’s customer support team. When you consider the variety of themes, the range of proprietary plug-ins and the thousands of free widgets available it all adds up to make hosting your WordPress blog on BlueHost a sensible choice.