Once Bluehost was the darling for bloggers to launch their site with their cheapest shared hosting plans. However, the quality went so bad over period of time that people started moving away from this popular hosting company. Now under the new brand name called Newfold Digital, Bluehost has really a modern look much better than other cPanel service providers. Let’s see how can you easily signup for the lowest price and create your first WordPress site in minutes.
Signing Up for Bluehost
Go to the Bluehost website and click on the “Get Started” button. The price of the hosting plan may vary based on your country. As you can see the price in the below screen is showing as $2.95 compared to the original hosting price of $10.99 per month.
Choosing the Plan
After clicking on the “Get Started” button, you will see the next screen showing pricing of various plans. Bluehost offers four plans – Basic, Choice Plus, Online Store and Pro.
The plans are offers under 12 months and 36 months contract terms. Click on “36 months” tab to see the comparison of the pricing between the terms.
Obviously, they will push you to purchase 12 months contract for $2.95 per month as you need to renew it for $10.99 per month after a year. Click on the “Select” button on the plan you want to signup. On the next signup screen, you will be prompted to select the domain. You can either register a free domain with Bluehost or use your existing domain registered elsewhere.
The domain you use for signing up is a primary domain for your account. If you are confused at this point of time, click on “I’ll create my domain later” link. Bluehost will setup your account on the temporary domain. Don’t worry; you can change the primary domain at any point of time by discussing with Bluehost support representatives.
If you don’t see the “I’ll create my domain later” link, without entering a domain name, just move the mouse to the browser’s title bar nearer to closing button. You will see a popup triggered showing “Choose Free Domain Later” message.
Click on the “Choose Free Domain Later” button to go to next payment screen. Sometimes, Bluehost also show this pop-up directly when you land on the domain registration signup page.
Signing Up for Cheaper $2.65 Price
As you can see, the total price for 36 months contract is $249.96 with $4.95 per month. This price includes SiteLock Essentials and CodeGuard Basic, which you can disable.
Now move your mouse nearer to the close button on the browser. This will trigger the exit pop-up again and show you the reduced Bluehost signup offer price of $2.65 per month as below.
Click on the “Claim Savings” button to get the cheapest $2.65 per month shared hosting plan. So the final price for 36 months contract will become $95.40 with the total savings of 73% as shown below.
We believe this is the lowest price you can get among any other hosting provider.
Not Seeing Offer Pop-up for $2.65
The pop-up with lower price is called exit intent which appears as Bluehost tracks the custom’s action and detect that you are going to close the page without purchasing. This is a common trick followed by many hosting companies to show reduced offer price when you try to close the browser tab. Try the following, if you are not seeing the $2.65 pop-up offer.
- Delete the browser’s history and check again. This will remove the cookies and allow you to visit the page as a new customer.
- Use another browser or device to check. You can check with incognito or in-private browsing mode.
- Try connecting with VPN and check the offer price from another country.
Logging to Your Hosting Account
Once you got the lowest $2.65 per month offer, enter you credit card details or pay with PayPal your account. After successful payment, you will be prompted to create a password for your account.
Click on the “Create your password” button and generate a login password for your hosting account.
After successful password creation, you will see a success message like below.
Click on the “log in” button to enter into your hosting account.
Creating Your First WordPress Site
Bluehost will ask you to select a theme for your WordPress site. Choose a theme you like or skip the step to install WordPress with the default WordPress theme. The setup will take few minutes to complete. After successful WordPress installation, you can either go to the WordPress dashboard by clicking on “Start Building” button or go to hosting account by clicking “go to my Bluehost account” link.
You can navigate in the dashboard to add subdomains, emails and setup other details.
Points to Remember
- You will get the account username in the registered email or find it from the account profile.
- Similar to basic plan, you can also get the lowest price for other premium plans.
- If you don’t like Bluehost after purchasing, chat with the support representative to get full refund within 30 days from the day of signing up.