How to Add WordPress Hosting to Your Godaddy Account
You may have heard of WordPress, the world’s most popular content-management system. With over 27.5 million downloads per month, it’s the perfect fit for anyone who needs a blogging platform or a simple website.
While you don’t need a WordPress website to run your business or blog, you may need the hosting service to do so. And what’s the most popular web host these days? You guessed it: Godaddy.
Let’s dive into how to add WordPress hosting to your Godaddy account.
Step 1: Go to the Godaddy Website
First, you’ll need to visit the Godaddy website. You can do so easily by clicking this link: https://www.godaddy.com/.
On the next page, you’ll see a map of the world. To the left of the map, you’ll see a menu. Click on the WordPress icon to go to the WordPress login page.
Step 2: Log In to Your WordPress Account
Once you’re on the WordPress login page, you’ll need to log in with your WordPress account. If you haven’t created one yet, click on the ‘get started’ button to get started. You can choose either a free or a premium account. You’ll then be brought to a page with the dashboard, as shown in the following screenshot:
Once logged in, you’ll see a few links at the top of the screen. These are the main tools you need to run and maintain a WordPress website:
- Add New Post: This button is used to create new blog posts.
- Edit Posts: This button is used to edit previously created blog posts.
- Dashboard: The dashboard is where you can view and manage all of your WordPress activities, posts, and blogs.
- Settings: From the settings page, you can find and change the appearance of your blog, as well as perform other functions like importing content from other sources or posting notices to the site.
- Help: On the left side of the screen, you’ll see a few links. One of them is labeled ‘Help’. This will take you to the WordPress documentation, where you can find answers to any questions you may have about using the platform.
- Sign Up‘: On the right side of the screen, you’ll see a form. Sign up here to get started with a free account.
Step 3: Select the hosting plan that suits your needs
This next step is crucial, as you’ll only have a few minutes to make a decision. You need to select the hosting plan that suits your needs. Your needs can be met by either the basic or the professional plan. The basic plan is perfect for anyone who wants to experiment with WordPress or simply wants to create a small website. The professional plan is for those who need a fully featured website and plan on being active on the platform.
If you’re new to WordPress and don’t know which hosting plan to choose, go with the basic plan. Once you begin using the platform, you can always upgrade to the professional plan if you need additional features.
Step 4: Review the Terms and Conditions
On the next page, you’ll see a table with Terms and Conditions. Below the table, you’ll see a few paragraphs about the Terms and Conditions for using the website. Review these paragraphs carefully, as you’ll be agreeing to them before continuing. You can always find more information by clicking this link: https://godaddy.com/legal/terms.
Step 5: Click the ‘additional information’ button
On the next screen, you’ll see a few paragraphs about WordPress. Click on the ‘additional information’ button to see more. You’ll then be taken to a document explaining more about WordPress, as shown in the following screenshot:
From this point forward, everything will be very plain sailing. You’re going to create a new domain, install WordPress, and configure the hosting settings. Before you begin, take a minute to read the document explaining more about WordPress. You can get to the point faster by referring to it as needed. Once you get to the end of the document, you’ll be brought back to the main dashboard, as shown in the following screenshot:
On your way back to the main dashboard, you’ll be shown a success page notifying you that WordPress was successfully installed. Take a minute to explore the options available on the WordPress dashboard. From here, you can begin adding content to your blog or simply maintaining its current state.
Step 6: Install WordPress on the domain you chose
Once you have a successfully installed WordPress, you’ll need to make a decision regarding the name of your blog. This is one of the most critical decisions you’ll make, as the name of your blog will appear in all of your articles and on your website’s front page. Once you’ve decided upon a name, click on it on the left side of the dashboard. You’ll then be taken to a confirmation screen asking you to confirm the name you chose. Once confirmed, you can click on the Continue button to continue to the next step.
Step 7: Configure the Database Settings
The final step of the installation process is to configure the database settings. These settings will determine how your website and blog will function. The default connection information for WordPress can be found on the Settings page under the General tab. If you’re using MySQL as your database, then follow the prompts to connect to the database. Once you’ve connected, you can proceed to the final step.
Step 8: Activate WordPress
After you’ve configured the database settings, you’ll be brought to a Success page, as shown in the following screenshot. From here, you can click on the Activate button to activate WordPress on the domain you selected. Doing this will give you access to all of the features available on the platform. Congratulations! You’ve successfully added WordPress hosting to your Godaddy account.
If you have any questions about the steps listed above, feel free to contact our support team Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time. You can reach our support team by calling 888-524-5757 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.