How To Use Free Domain Forwarding Services

If you’re planning to forward your domain to a different domain name then, here’s how you can do it.

1.Login to your customer panel


2. Click on Manage Orders >> and then ‘List/Search Orders’



3. Click on the domain name and scroll down to locate ‘Domain Forwarding‘ category


4. Click on ‘Manage Domain Forwarding


5. Input the destination domain name and click on Save.


You have now forwarded your domain to a different website. Please allow 2-4 hours for the domain forwarding services to start working.

Please Note:

Free Email Services, Domain Forwarding, and DNS Management will stop working once you update your Domain’s Name Servers. 

POP/IMAP Email Client Configuration

Do you wish to use an email client (desktop or mobile device) to manage your emails? E.g. Microsoft Thunderbird, Outlook Express, Outlook 2007, Email on Phone etc. Take a look at all the settings below to help you get started

Settings POP IMAP
Incoming Mail Server pop.your-domain-name imap.your-domain-name
Incoming Server Port Number 110 143
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) smtp.your-domain-name smtp.your-domain-name
Outgoing Server (SMTP) Port Number 587 587
Devices Supported 1 device Multiple Devices
Remember: *Please use Authentication for Outgoing Email Server for both POP & IMAP


  • Enter your domain name in the settings mentioned above.
    e.g. If your domain name is, the settings will be: ‘’ or ‘’ and similarly, ‘’
  • Use complete email ID in the username section [email protected]
  • Enter the port numbers correctly for the settings.

How To Use Free Email Services

Setting up an Email Account was never this easy. Follow the steps in our tutorial below to get your Email Account setup in minutes.

1.Login to your customer panel


2. Click on Manage Orders >> and then ‘List/Search Orders’



3. Click on the domain name and scroll down to locate the Email category.



4. Click on ‘Manage Email



5. A new pop-up window will open. Click on Add User


6. Fill in the information and then click on ‘Add User‘ to create an email account. Email account password will be shown once the user is created.


  • Visit to access your email account.
  • Input your complete email ID and password.
  • Your email account is all set up. Now you can send and receive emails.




How To Locate Your Name Servers

Please follow the below procedure to locate your nameservers,

When Hosting package is with us:

1.Login to your customer panel


2. Click on Manage Orders >> and then ‘List/Search Orders’


3. Click on the domain name of whose Name Servers you want to update


4. Click on ‘Name Servers‘ under the ‘Domain Registration‘ section



When Hosting package is with a different service provider:

If your web hosting package is with a different service provider please check for an email from them that you may have received during the purchase of the product, If not,  you can contact them for the name servers. Once you have acquired your hosting name servers please follow the instructions on How to update Name Servers’.

How To Update Name Servers

Do you wish to point your domain to a hosting package? You’ve reached the right destination. Follow the below instructions to update Name Servers.


1.Login to your customer panel


2. Click on Manage Orders >> and then ‘List/Search Orders’



3. Click on the domain name of whose Name Servers you want to update



4. Click on ‘Name Servers‘ under the ‘Domain Registration‘ section


5. Remove existing Name Servers and update the new Name Servers.



Note: It will take 24-48 hours for the new name servers to get propagated worldwide. During propagation, your website and email services may not be stable which is normal.



Designing your own website can be quite a challenge. There are various themes and web builders that can help you build your site but some basic coding language can be quite useful. If you haven’t used HTML and CSS, we recommend that you take sometime and familiarize yourself with basic coding language using this cheat sheet


Introducing The All New CloudSites!

If you’ve heard of the Cloud but aren’t exactly sure what it is, you’re not alone. The term can be found all over the internet today and is often used to refer to different things.

Sometimes “The Cloud” is used simply as a metaphor for the Internet. Other times it is used to refer to the technology behind services that run on the Internet instead of your computer, such as: Dropbox, Netflix, Flickr, and Google Drive. Here at Bluehost, Cloud technology is used to host your data on multiple servers.

We specialize in providing the tools you need to have a successful presence on the web. A key part of having a blog or online store is having a place to store you data and a system whereby people from all over the world can access your data. That’s why we have powerful servers and talented tech support agents to help you manage your account.

And now with our Cloud hosting product called Cloud Sites, you have access to increased speed, storage, and protection for you data.

The Benefits of Cloud Hosting

Flexibility. Another major benefit is flexibility. Your Cloud hosting resources can be increased temporarily at a fixed rate if you are expecting a major boost in traffic.  You can scale up CPU and RAM at any time and without a reboot. This allows you to have the resources you need when you need them and at an affordable cost.

Recovery. Organizations using cloud-based computing no longer need to rely on their own elaborate and costly disaster-recovery plans. Studies show that companies who use cloud service providers are able to recover from issues almost four times faster than those who don’t.

Maintenance. A UK study revealed that businesses spend 18 out of 30 days on average just managing on-site security issues. We take care of this for you. Our experts deal with maintaining languages, security patches, port access, and more.

Cloud Sites at Bluehost

With our Cloud Sites hosting your website is more reliable. Your data is automatically mirrored across three distinct devices. If a hardware device falters, your site is automatically switched to another server.

Our failover technology automatically designates one copy of your website to keep functioning while the other two copies work to rebuild. That way you have no delays or downtime.


Cloud Sites offers you faster load times. Along with premium hardware and low-density servers, our cloud platform includes a varnish caching layer and global cdn to ensure your server resources are focused where they should be.

Static website content is managed more efficiently so dynamic requests can be processed quicker than ever.


The control panel for Cloud Sites lets you understand your site’s performance at a glance. Simple yet useful dashboards provide a quick view into usage trends, page download speed, uptime, global reach, and more. And with instant resource management, you’ll never need to worry about your site going down due to traffic spikes again.


More web traffic should never slow you down. As your online presence grows, amp up your cloud usage with the click of a button. Either pick a more powerful plan, or add CPU and RAM a la carte as needed.

All without having to worry about reboots, cryptic usage fees, or downtime.


We are thrilled to offer this new product and look forward to helping you have a faster more reliable website by hosting with Cloud Sites. Call our friendly support staff anytime to get started at 1-800-267-0667 (toll free)

10 Useful WordPress Plugins Worth Having

One of the huge advantages of the WordPress platform is the vast ecosystem of plugins.  There are literally thousands of plugins providing features you didn’t even know existed.  Below is a quick roundup of ten WordPress plugins that might add some utility or just a little fun to your site.

Visual Composer – Designing a beautiful site without touching any code is now a reality.  Visual Composer is a drag and drop site editor that makes it drop dead simple to build a WordPress site with no programming knowledge required.

Real 3D FlipBook – Create a beautiful 3D Flipbook from a pdf or image quickly and easily.  This is an easy way to bring static PDFs to life or showcase your images in a more interesting, engaging style.

Monarch Social Sharing – It’s essential that all your content is enabled for easy social sharing.  The Monarch social sharing plugin not only makes it easy to add these sharing features, it provides one of the cleanest looking social sharing solutions.  From floating sidebar options to pop-up or on image options, Monarch makes it easy to share your fantastic content.

Gravity Forms – Forms may not be the sexiest element of your website, but it’s important that they look good, work well and are not a huge headache to create.  Gravity Forms makes it easy to create beautiful forms for your site quickly and easily.

Adsanity – At some point you may consider monetizing your website with advertising.  Adsanity can help you implement advertising on your site without a lot of complexity or expense.  Their solution is beginner-friendly but can scale as your business grows.  An excellent solution for making a little revenue from your hard-earned traffic.

WPtouch – Even a responsive WordPress theme doesn’t always provide quite the right mobile experience.  WPtouch allows you to customize the mobile experience users have with your site so you can be sure users have the optimal experience with your site regardless of what device they’re using.

Webba Booking – Allow users to book appointments with you online with this slick little plugin.  Your customers will love the convenience and you can have this feature up and running in no time.

Inbound Brew – Inbound marketing is all the rage but many of the inbound marketing platforms are expensive and beyond the reach of many small businesses.  Inbound Brew provides a simple, WordPress-based solution that turns your site into an inbound marketing machine.  A fantastic alternative you can have up and running quickly.

Polylang – Chances are good, even for a small business, that your customers are coming from all over the world.  At some point the option to provide your site content in multiple languages could be useful or even essential.  Polylang provides a multitude of options for adding multiple languages to your site to support a more global audience.

The Force – This one is just for fun.  Install this plugin and you’ll see random Star Wars quotes in the top right of every admin page.

The plugins mentioned here don’t even scratch the surface of the WordPress plugin universe.  If you have something in mind chances are good that someone has built what you need.  A comprehensive directly can be found here.

7 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Website Right Now

People are looking for answers to their problems and you may very well have the best solution in the world, but if people can’t find you or they do find your website but can’t easily navigate it, then you might as well not even have a site.

Optimizing your website helps people find your business faster and makes it easier for the bots to index and rank you so that you will appear higher up in the SERPs. You can be sure that your competition is already doing everything they can to get to the top of search results pages so you have to make sure that your website is working just as efficiently. And even if your site is receiving plenty of visitors, are you seeing favorable conversions?

If you’re not seeing the traffic or conversions that you ought to, it may be time to comb through your site and make improvements.

Here are 7 things you can do to improve your website right now:

#1 Focus on User Experience

By 2020, a customer’s experience will be more important than price or product when it comes to choosing one brand over another.

Even if you’re not ready to hire a branding expert, there is a wealth of information out there about improving the user experience—so take advantage of it. Check out articles, posts, and e-books for research that demonstrates what digital consumers expect today, especially in your field. That means making sure your page load time is as close to 2 seconds as possible (and faster would be great), using colors that resonate with your target audience, cleaning up the design of your homepage, and testing your links and buttons for functionality.

If you want to know what frustrates your visitors, spend some time engaged with your website from the other side of the glass. Try to make a purchase, send an inquiry to your customer service team (and measure the response time), and read your content with a critical eye. You may be surprised at the things you learn. UserFocus recommends you run a usability test.

#2 Modernize Your Pages

If you have a website that is several years old, it’s time for an update. Fresh, current content sends a message that you are investing the time and resources to stay ahead of the competition.

Replace outdated photos with new images, add a video or two (welcome, product demo, tutorial) update leadership profiles, post relevant industry news, and invest in some epic blog posts that prove you are the industry’s go-to expert. Basically, show your visitors that you are an innovative and “in-the-know” company about everything that matters to your customers.

Did you know that today’s users prefer scrolling web pages (rather than different pages that you have to click on in a drop-down menu)? saw a 15% drop in bounce rates when they switched to infinite scrolling. So check every detail: content, color, font, etc. Your visitors should receive your information in a seamlessly integrated package that is easy to navigate and explore.

#3 Take Your Analytic Tools Out for a Spin

Every single website has back office analytics these days, so there’s no excuse for not knowing what’s going on with the performance of your site. And your web hosting partner probably provides proprietary tools, too. The Google Analytics wheelhouse has tools to help you dig deep into the data to discover who is visiting your website, where they come from, which pages they browse, and how long they stay on your site.

Invest a few hours exploring this hidden treasure because these insights can turn data into actionable information that you can use to enhance user experience, boost engagement levels, and improve click-through rates. Check out this list of 11 best analytics tools for your website.

#4 Create a Clear Call To Action

Your content must be compelling and crafting a killer Call To Action (CTA) is imperative. The CTA is the last part of your landing page, newsletter, or blog post where you reel the reader in after having captured their attention for the entire article. A properly-written call to action can be the deciding factor between a reader and a customer. In fact, studies show that e-mails with a powerful CTA get 371% more clicks than those that don’t have one.

Tell your story in a way that leads your readers to take the specific action that you want them to. Buttons should clearly explain what’s in it for the reader and why right now is the time to take the next step. Every business has its own goals, but consumers are looking for a reason to build a relationship with your company. Make your CTA personal and benefit-rich whether you want to generate high-quality leads or motivate website visitors to buy your products.

#5 Master SEO

You probably already know that building a website that attracts traffic and generates solid leads relies on SEO content that boosts page ranking. Learning the “logic” behind proper keyword placement, crafting tags and headlines, and using linking strategies to your advantage can be overwhelming. This blueprint from MOZ is a couple of years old, but it still has relevant and valuable information about creating your own SEO strategy to move up the search rank ladder.

You don’t have to start from scratch, though. If you have well-written content on your site, you can optimize your existing copy with WordPress plugins that simplify the process. There are dozens of plugins that offer diverse benefits from identifying long-tail keywords with low-competition scores but high-conversion potential to plugins that add video thumbnails on search result pages. Check out this list of WordPress SEO plugins for inspiration.

#6 Reconsider Your Content Management System

Many small business owners are still using “transaction oriented” CMS technology. To give website end-users the “best” experience (and make sure your site is functional for administrators), consider switching to a scenario-driven approach. This approach doesn’t ignore transactions; rather, software responds to what really matters: how the technology will be deployed every day.

If you aren’t sure how to get the most out of your CMS, or you are still in the website development stage, get the facts on finding a best-fit CMS from Theresa Regli over at INC.

#7 Motivate Mobility

Last year when Google announced they were adding a mobile-focused label to search results to enhance user experience, marketers and SEO professionals panicked. But nailing the mobility challenge isn’t really that difficult. Google just wants people to be able to find websites that are readable on mobile devices.

According to Google, web pages are eligible for their “mobile-friendly” label so long as they:

  • Avoid non-mobile-friendly software (like Flash)
  • Use easily-legible fonts that don’t require zooming
  • Make sure the design eliminates having to zoom or scroll horizontally
  • Position links with enough space around them for easy tapping

In order to ensure that your website meets the “mobile-friendly” criteria:

Optimizing your website doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You can take steps today to improve user experiences and boost search rank. And one simple step you can take is to make sure that your web hosting partner has the tools to power your business pages without interruption 24/7. If you need a better hosting service, check out Bluehost for unparalleled customer service and budget-friendly service packages.



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