Can I Host Two WordPress Domains on One Bluehost Hosting Plan?
I love wordpress, it’s probably the #1 content management system used on the web. If you’re looking for a free, open-source solution to build your website using, you’ve come to the right place. But what if you want to run two separate wordpress sites from the same host? Can you do this and if so, how?
Before we get started, let’s make sure we’re on the same page regarding terms. When we use the phrase ‘Wordpress domain’, we’re referring to the actual.com domain. So if you have a wordpress site with the base domain ‘yourblog.com’ and you want to set up a second wordpress site on the same server, you will need to purchase the ‘yourblog.com’ domain from an established domain registrar. You will then simply need to point your domain to your server using the HOSTS file regarding instructions provided by your web host.
What Are The Limitations Of One Bluehost Hosting Plan?
As awesome as Bluehost is, it’s not perfect. If you’re looking for a free solution and don’t plan on monetizing your blog, Bluehost is probably not for you. Why? Well, Bluehost limits you to one domain and one website per account. They also offer a very basic (and free) hosting plan. So if you want to run multiple sites from the same account, you’ll need to pay for a premium plan.
Is This Possible To Do On Regular Web Hosting?
Yes, it is possible to do this on regular web hosting, but it’s not recommended. Why? Well, in order to do this, you’ll need to purchase a costly domain and use an intermediate host to point your domains to. A regular web host doesn’t provide you with these features for free. You’ll either need to upgrade to a premium plan or find a different solution.
Is There A Limitation On How Many Sites I Can Have On One Bluehost Plan?
Yes, there is a limitation on how many sites you can have on one Bluehost plan. If you go over this limit, you’ll need to purchase more hosting. But as long as you remain below this limit, you can have as many sites as you want. (Although, if you’re using Bluehost to host multiple sites, you should consider moving to a premium plan).
One important thing to keep in mind here is that you will need to purchase the domain and set up the second website manually. If you don’t have the time to do this or want an easy solution, you can’t really go wrong with Bluehost.
How Do I Set Up The Second WordPress Site On The Same Server?
If you want to set up the second wordpress site on the same server as the first, you’ll need to follow the steps below. (If you’re using Bluehost, simply follow these steps as described in the previous section).
Once you’ve purchased the ‘yourblog.com’ domain and set it up with a hosting account, navigate to the DOMAINS section in your cPanel. From here you can add the ‘secondblog.com’ domain to your account. Make sure you purchase the domain from an established, reputable domain registrar (such as GoDaddy).
As previously stated, if you’re using Bluehost, simply follow these steps as described in the previous section.
What Should I Look Forward To Once I’ve Completed All Of This?
Depending on which option you choose, you will either need to set up the second blog manually or use a tool to do this for you. (If you followed the steps above, the tool will be taken care of by the platform).
Once you’ve completed all of this and have your two wordpress blogs running on the same server, you can either continue to use the blogs individually or combine them into a single cohesive site.
I like to keep things simple and once I’ve gotten the hang of things, I prefer to use the built-in functionality of wordpress to combine my blogs into a single site. From there, I can use the tool to make my blog look more modern and put some of my own personality into it. (If this sounds good, give it a try – you can always go back and add more websites to your account).
If you followed the steps above, your second blog will already be set up for you and you can begin adding content to it immediately. If you chose to do this manually, you can expect to spend about an hour to an hour and a half setting up the second blog (just follow the instructions provided by your web host).
WordPress is a great solution for anyone who wants to create a simple to follow blog. If you’re looking for an easy solution, you can’t really go wrong with WordPress.
As you can see, there are many different ways in which you can take advantage of having a hosting account with Bluehost. But above all, make sure you purchase the domain from an established domain registrar and set up the second blog using the steps above. You’ll then be able to host multiple sites with the platform and take advantage of all that it has to offer. Good luck out there.