How to Choose A Web Host

This is the fourth article in our new step-by step guide on How to Start a Free Blog in 6 Easy Steps. This article is about How to Choose a Web Host.

You can read all other articles in this series:

  1. Introducing: How to Start a Free Blog in 6 Easy Steps 
  2. How to Select a Blogging Platform 
  3. How to Choose a Web Host <<You are Here>>
  4. How to Sign up with Bluehost 
  5. How to Install WordPress
  6. How to Use WordPress

Although WordPress is free, you need to choose a web host to pay for domain name and hosting to install WordPress.

Domain name is the address for your blog (e.g. and allows others to find your blog on the internet. On the other hand, web hosting provides space for storing your blog and allows others to access it over internet. Each and every blog (or any website) on internet requires web hosting.

A Domain name typically costs $15 per year and web hosting plans cost around $8 per month.

However if you use my referral link to sign up with Bluehost, then you will get free domain name and up to 60% discount on hosting.

Bluehost is one of the oldest and most reliable web hosting providers. I myself use Bluehost for all my hosting needs. Bluehost is even recommended by the team at

Other web hosting provider which is extremely reliable is iPage. By using my iPage referral link, you will get a Free Domain with hosting.

Bluehost >> Discount Link (Up to 60% discount + free domain name)

iPage >> Discount Link (Lower prices + free domain name)

(Disclosure: if you use my referral link to buy web hosting services then I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. In fact, using my referral link will get you a discount and help save money.)

Click on the above link and move to next step How to sign up for Bluehost.