How to Get to PHP in Godaddy WordPress Hosting
If you are looking for a free, no-obligation trial of WordPress, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will teach you how to install and get to the point-of-useful PHP on your WordPress websites hosted at GoDaddy.com.
Log into your GoDaddy.com account and click on the “Web Hosting Plans” tab at the top of the screen. Now, you have two options: “Basic and Free” or “Plus”. A typical website might need the Basic plan, but if you are trying to build a more complicated site with a lot of features, then you might want to consider going with the Plus plan. The free version of WordPress comes with many limitations, but if all you need is a simple, straightforward blog, then the Basic plan should be enough.
Once you’ve made your selection, you’ll see a screen asking you to confirm the domain you want to register. If you’ve already registered a domain with GoDaddy, then you’ll see two boxes: Website and Blog. Check the box for the domain and then click on the “Create Website or Blog” button.
This will take you to the dashboard for your new site. From here, you can see the amount of space you’ve got left on your disk, the uptime of your server, and many other details about your site.
Notice the footer at the bottom of the screen? This is where you’ll find helpful links to resources such as theme guides, plugins, and much more. If you see this area as cluttered, you can either choose to keep it as it is or delete it. Whatever you do, keep in mind that this is only the beginning. From here, you can continue to build your site and add more features as you go along.
Once you’ve built your site and are ready to launch it, click on the “GoDaddy Email Service” at the top of the screen. This will open up a new email address for you to use.
You’ll see a confirmation screen asking you to verify the email address. After you’ve done this, you’ll be able to send your first email to firstname.lastname@example.org and begin the transition from a solo operator to an effective digital marketer.
You’ll need to add a web address (URL) to the “Header (H1)” of your site. To do this, simply go to the dashboard for your site and click on “Settings” in the upper-right corner. In the “General” tab, you can input the URL of your site and click on the “Save Changes” button.
WordPress is almost a complete CMS (Content Management System) and can easily be customized to fit any sort of need. For instance, you can use it to create a simple blog, or a large business website with all sorts of complex features. If you’re looking for a free, open-source CMS that can be highly integrated with custom scripts (PHP, JS, and SQL), then you might want to check out WordPress.
You’ll need to purchase a good password to prevent brute-force attacks or software that guesses common passwords. If you don’t have a password manager, then you can use tools like 1Password to create strong, unique passwords. Don’t worry — we won’t ask you to do this every week. Just set it up once and leave it alone.
Once you have a strong password, you’re good to go. You can now log into the Control Panel for your site and choose to either “Secure” or “Unsecure” your connection. If you’ve chosen to keep your connection unsecured, then anyone with access to your IP address can potentially view your site’s content. If you’ve chosen to secure it, then only those with the correct password can access your site. You’ll need to make this decision based on your own needs. But, as a general rule, keeping your connection unsecure might not hurt.
To move forward with the WordPress installation, click on the “Install WordPress” button on the “Quick Install” tab at the top of the screen. This will start the process of installing WordPress into the “wp-content” folder of your site’s directory. It will also create a backup of your existing site data in case something goes wrong.
You’ll see a progress bar along with details about the process, which may take a while, depending on your network speed.
Once WordPress is installed, you’ll see a tab along the top of the screen labeled “General Settings”. From here, you can configure many aspects of your site, including the appearance, features, security, and more.
You can click on the gear icon to get to the Settings menu. Here you can control things like the site’s name, its theme, and much more. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with all of these options. They can all be configured through the WordPress interface. If you’re looking for a quick, basic overview of what’s what, then you can click on any of the settings screens and see brief descriptions of what they are and what they do. This is quite helpful, as you don’t have to hunt down support documents to figure things out. You’re in control of your own website now!
Once you’ve configured everything to your liking, you can click on the “Publish” button to go live with your site. You’ll see another screen asking you to confirm the email address you used to register with GoDaddy. You’ll also need to add a password for the super-admin account (admin) to prevent others from accessing this account. Once this is done, you can click on the “Login” button to log into the Control Panel as the admin and start configuring your site as desired.
You can use the admin area of your site to import content from various sources, add existing products and services to the cart, or simply view the order of today’s processed content. You can click on the “Import” tab along the top of the screen to get to the WordPress dashboard. From here, you can choose to either upload a compressed file or drag and drop images to the page.
If you’ve installed WordPress using the “Cloud-based” method, then you’ll need to create an account with 1and1 to get to the dashboard. Once you’ve done this, you can continue to build your site from the ground up or simply make changes as desired.
You’ll need to purchase a premium theme for your site from ThemeForest.com to keep up with the times. The premium themes are completely free, but you’ll need to pay the bills as usual. Once you’ve done this, you can use the Admin panel to install and activate the theme. Doing this from the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) files will make it much easier to keep things up-to-date. You don’t want to have to re-install the entire web-stack every time there’s an upgrade, do you?
This concludes our basic, step-by-step guide on how to install and use WordPress in your GoDaddy hosting account. If you’ve followed this guide and set up a test-site using WordPress, then you can begin the exercise of making it live. Remember, change is always good, so feel free to use the resources available to you.