WordPress is the largest online private publishing system that can be used to create a blog or website. Nowadays, it’s possible to use it together with GoDaddy as its main domain registrar platform and enjoy benefits such as fast browsing speeds, less downtime, and availability on multiple devices.
To simplify the installation process, GoDaddy also provides its users with easy single-click hosting options, which give you instant access to the GoDaddy Cpanel login page in just a few minutes.
Before installing WordPress, you should first be signed up to a hosting package, plus you require a domain that is compatible with your hosting plan.
The domain should be registered and approved for developing a self-hosted WordPress portal. Once your domain has been properly aligned to the hosting account, a new screen shall pop up to notify you of the update.
Steps for installation:
1. Choose your preferred domain name
First, you need to enter your account and upon clicking on your username found at the top-right corner, a menu shall pop up where you need to activate the hosting board of the particular website/domain where you would like to install WordPress.
Upon opening the hosting template, proceed to the icon written Hosted Domains’ to view the list of all hosted domains found in your profile. From here, you can pick the particular domain you want to work on, or if it’s not showing for whichever reason you can still add the domain name manually.
Likewise, it’s possible to add a subdomain to the options available, if you’d prefer them to have WordPress installed as well. After listing your preferred domains, go back to the WordPress app and follow the next steps.
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2. Proceed to install
Choose the Install Now’ button under the WordPress app showing on your go daddy website builder page. You can then customize specific settings of the page, such as adding a Directory next to the domain name where the WordPress would be put up. However, if you prefer for the link itself to be handled on WordPress as a root domain, then the directory space shouldn’t be filled but rather left blank. Basically, the directory is a network or path that allow the WordPress software to be configured.
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3. Select your preferred language
The host provides more than 20 different languages that you can choose from, in order to connect better with your site visitors. Whether you’re operating an e-commerce platform, smartphone app landing page, corporate website, blog or digital marketplace, you can always modify the language on your go daddy WordPress page to meet with the clients’ expectations. You can also optimize it to automatically translate pages if you have international operations, and would like to reach out to people from different countries speaking varying languages. Nevertheless, English is the default language on the setup page.
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4. Click on the I Accept’ button
Once you choose this option, the installation process would proceed automatically on your go daddy account. Finish by entering the Admin Name, Admin Password, Email Address, and Blog Title. WordPress shall then be fully installed onto your hosting platform, with all the options and custom features that you added.
Typically, this process takes around 24hrs, after which you’ll receive a special link in your email address that needs to be clicked on for confirmation of the entire procedure.
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5. Verify installation status
Upon making all the necessary adjustments and submitting the setup request for approval, check up the condition of your installation by choosing the Manage My Applications’ option. If everything has gone well, you shall receive a status on your account reading Successfully Installed’. However, this procedure may sometimes take a couple of hours so you need to be patient.
Similarly, you can countercheck the database creation process by going to the MySQL page, which is under the Databases setting. Once the database has been developed, the status will display Setup’ and you can now check the condition of your database by choosing the domain name.
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6. Check DNS inputs
For the final step, you need to check up your account’s DNS entries which can be found in the Zone File Editor’ page. Verify that the correct DNS entry has been configured onto your WordPress site so that it can show all the changes/upgrades which you’ve made onto the website.
To summarize, the above steps provide a quick summary of how to install WordPress on GoDaddy. They are quite simple to follow and anyone can apply them, even without requiring any technical skills.
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