Godaddy WordPress Hosting Issues
WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) around, and with good reason. Its extremely flexible, and lets you throw together a blog or website with minimal effort. If you’re looking for a free platform to create a blog or website, then you should definitely try out WordPress.
However, like most complex applications, there are a few gotchas when it comes to using WordPress. For some, the extra work is completely worth it, but for others, it’s a frustrating experience. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most common issues people have when migrating to WordPress and how to avoid them.
Migration Is Not Always Beneficial
When migrating to WordPress, the first thing you’ll want to do is set up your domains. Moving domain names from one provider to another is very common, and most companies offer a one-click tool to make the process much easier. Once you’ve transferred your DNS records to the new provider, you can test-out the performance of your new site by trying to browse to one of your old domains. For example, if you’ve transferred the DNS records for blog.com to GoDaddy and now you want to visit that site, you’ll get a “Page cannot be found” error because GoDaddy does not know how to get to blog.com.
WordPress offers a plug-in called MigrateWorX that makes this process easier by doing the hard work for you. Once you’ve installed the MigrateWorX plug-in, visiting your old domain names will automatically redirect you to your new one. The plug-in then takes care of configuring your new account with a fresh copy of your WordPress installation so that all of your data is preserved. In most cases, migrating with MigrateWorX is a lot less stressful, and a lot more fun, than doing it the old fashioned way. It’s definitely worth the time savings alone.
Choosing A Good Hosting Service
As we mentioned above, migrating your domains means you’ll have to choose a new hosting service. Just like with your old one, your new hosting service will be the place where you store all of your data and run your blog or website from. Like your old hosting service, you’ll want to choose a good hosting service to avoid problems down the road. Thankfully, we live in an age where there are plenty of great options when it comes to web hosting, so finding the right one for you shouldn’t be hard at all.
Luckily, we live in an age where great service and support are never hard to find. As a blogger or small business owner, you’ll want to choose a hosting service that has great support when it comes to getting your site up and running as quickly as possible. Many hosts offer a one-click install using a tool called a web installer that makes setting up a new site easy. You don’t want to waste your time installing WordPress on your own or using an unsecure and unreliable method like FTP.
Secure FTP Access
Last but not least, we have FTP access. You don’t have to have FTP access to set up a WordPress account and install the plug-in, but you’ll want to have it to make updates and manage the content of your site. If you’re not sure what FTP access is, just know that it allows you to transfer files from your computer to the web host (in this case, GoDaddy) via an internet connection. Having FTP access on your own computer is very useful when doing tech support for friends and family members who are trying to get their sites up and running. They can’t always access their accounts via email due to privacy concerns or because they’re on a restricted network at work.
Having trouble accessing your WordPress site? Don’t worry, it’s probably not that bad. You’re in good company. We’ll be creating a free WordPress tutorial for you shortly where we’ll explain how to fix all of this.