Weebly is one of the popular drag and drop site builder and is being offered as a white labeled solution through almost all hosting companies. Many shared hosting companies like Bluehost, SiteGround and HostGator have tie up with Weebly and allow users to install Weebly on sites hosted with them. Bluehost is also one of the formally recommended hosting company by WordPress.org. Therefore, you can purchase a hosting plan for as low as $2.95 per month from Bluehost and host multiple sites with WordPress and Weebly. In this article we will explore how to install Weebly on Bluehost hosted website.
Related: How to setup WordPress blog with Bluehost?
Buying Hosting Plan with Bluehost
Bluehost offers Weebly as a free addon for all the hosting plans. Go to Bluehost site and purchase a shared hosting basic plan. Use our special offer to get the basic plan for $2.95 per month. You can get a free domain for a year and different platforms like WordPress, Joomla, phpBB along with Weebly.
Install Weebly on Bluehost
After purchasing a hosting account, login to your Bluehost account. If you are using a old cPanel account, look for “Weebly” icon under “manage my addon products” section.
If you are using the latest Bluehost interface, then click on “Marketplace” link in the sidebar. Again, click on “Add-ons” and search for “Weebly” option.
Click on the Weebly link to get more detail on getting Weebly on your Bluehost domain.
Weebly Bluehost Pricing Plans
Bluehost offers three plans for Weebly – Basic, Professional and Business. You can get more details on the Bluehost Weebly pricing plans details in our separate article.
Choose your domain under basic plan and click on “Use Weebly” button. This will install Weebly on your Bluehost domain and take you to the Weebly editor. In case if the editor is not loading then click on the “Problem viewing?” link as shown in the below picture.
Weebly Vs Bluehost Weebly
You can go to Weebly site editor and start building your website. The basic plan has lots of restriction like restricting number of pages to six with no theme editor access. We recommend you to go for a professional plan to have all features.
Below is the summary of differences between Weebly and Bluehost Weebly, you can check out the detailed article here.
|Number of Pages||Unlimited||Unlimited||6||Unlimited|
|Latest Elements / Features||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Latest Themes / Page Layouts||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Edit HTML / CSS / Theme||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Approximate Cost per month||Free||$ 8||$ 4 - 7 (for hosting)||$ 13 – 16 (Hosting + Pro)|
|Access to Root Directories||No||No||Yes||Yes|
Related: How to Install Weebly on SiteGround?
App Center and Other Features
Remember, you will not have access to Weebly App Center as Weebly does not allow third-party to use their apps. Though you will miss apps to enhance the features, most of the Weebly apps are buggy. You can use free widgets instead of apps easily.
Other most important factor when using Weebly with Bluehost is that you will be using Weebly cloud account. You need to login to your Weebly account through Bluehost and can’t directly login through Weebly.com. However, the advantage is that you can host WordPress site in main domain and use Weebly on subdomain with the Bluehost account.
In case if you have wrongly installed Weebly or decided to revert back then check out our detailed instructions on deleting Weebly and reverting back to WordPress on Bluehost.
I built a website on weebly with bluehost and ran into the problems mentioned. So, I transfered the domain to Weebly so I would have everything in one place. Now do I need to recreate the whole website again with Weebly?
If I’m currently building a site on Weebly-integrated with Bluehost, is there an easy way to save the changes I’ve made and move it over to Weebly directly?
So can you run some of your Bluehost sites on WordPress and others on Weebly?
Yes, that’s the good option for going with Bluehost + Weebly. You can run sites with WordPress, Drupal, PHP, phpBB or any other popular platforms and also with Weebly.