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WPBeginner users Get a Free Domain and 50% off Bluehost Web Hosting

Looking to start a new blog, switch hosting providers, or transfer from WordPress.com? Let us make it easy for you. Our friends over at Bluehost has agreed to offer all WPBeginner users a limited time deal: 50% discount and a free domain name.

Bluehost .95 Special

You can start your blog for as low as $3.95 / month which is their lowest price ever → Claim this Offer ←

Why Bluehost? Because they are an official WordPress recommended hosting provider.

Bluehost is one of the oldest web hosting companies on the web (started in 1996 – older than Google). They are the largest brand name in WordPress hosting and host millions of websites including several of our own.

Full Disclosure: When you purchase using our referral link, at no additional cost to you, we will receive a small commission. We would get this referral fee for recommending just about any other company, but we only recommend products that we personally use and/or believe will add value to our readers.

Who is this offer great for?

Well everyone, but in particular: those starting a new blog or switching from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog.

We have written a full article on WordPress.com vs WordPress.org, but here’s the summary of why you should use self-hosted WordPress:

  • You get a free domain name (only if you go with Bluehost)
  • You have access to more themes and design customization options.
  • You can install plugins.
  • You can run your own ads without any restrictions.
  • You can create your own store.
  • You own and control your content (whereas on WordPress.com you are restricted to their Terms of Service, and they often show ads to your users unless you pay them not to).

Not convinced yet?

Bonus offer: Our expert team will help you get started. Bluehost promised us that if you signup using our referral link, then they will compensate us to do the blog setup for you. We will even migrate your WordPress.com blog over to self-hosted WordPress. Here’s how to claim this offer:

1. Signup using our referral link

2. Fill out the form on this page and that’s it!

Who Shouldn’t Use this Offer?

This offer is not good for everyone. Our goal at WPBeginner is to guide the users to make the best decision regardless of whether we get paid or not.

The biggest catch here is the term “unlimited space and bandwidth”, and we want to explain that.

The way these shared hosting companies are able to offer such affordable prices is by allowing multiple users to share a large server. By having multiple sites on the same server, it allows them to reduce costs for everyone.

Think of the savings as riding a bus vs your own car.

Having that said, there is no such thing as unlimited. While it says unlimited, you still have usage restrictions. If your site starts to take up substantial server load, then they will politely force you to upgrade. If they don’t take this action, then it has negative effects on the overall performance of every other site sharing the same server.

As conventional wisdom goes, your overhead costs will grow with your business!

If your website is getting millions of pageviews per month, then this $3.95 hosting plan won’t work for you. You should look into getting a VPS or even managed WordPress hosting.

However if you are just starting out or have a small business website, then there is no reason for you to pay hundreds of dollars each month for resources you won’t use. You should absolutely definitely take advantage of this shared hosting offer.

→ Signup with Bluehost Now ← – Lowest prices ever + a free domain name.

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  1. I have blog on wordpress.com and now planning for self hosted blog.
    As per your article I have selected Bluehost but I am concerned about what all Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy they have (For which I am selecting the checkbox at bottom). I tried reading those policy but got lost in the sea of words.
    Could you please help in simplifying the ones which actually significant for a first time blogger.

  2. I need a theme where I can have a magazine embedded woo commerce for a store and top top it up a forum or page where students across the country can share their various school events and upcoming events too like a forum but more like a page where every school has itz own sub category to post pictures and videos of ceremonies and also report any uncomfortable activity going on in their various schools across the country as well advertise items which they also want to sell to same studnets within their various school categories too, thanks so much please I don’t mind paying 300 dollars to get this kind of special theme

  3. I visit that page but unable to understand.From where i can send my datails.How will you help me to setup my blog.

  4. I want to start a new wordpress blog.How much it will cost?will you do all necessary setups for my blog?please reply….

  5. I’d like to move my blog from WP.com to WP.org. After the move, will the posts, comments, links and scheduled posts be unaffected? Also, for how long will the domain name provided by Bluehost be free?

    And on the Bluehost signup page, there are options like ‘Domain Privacy Protection’ and ‘SiteLockSecurity’. Will it be a problem if I don’t opt for them?

    Lastly, the free WordPress blog setup deal is still valid, right?

  6. But bigwigs like Indian Express are on WordPress.com. Do they at least get a warning before deletion?

  7. Hi. What if you use the paid version of WordPress.com? Can they delete such a site anytime as well?

  8. if i get started in bluehost and i need a migration after the contract, could i move the free domain taken by the promo?

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