How to Upload a WordPress Website to GoDaddy

I have a blog with the purpose of helping people to start their own businesses, and I also use the blog to help me stay focused and motivated in my professional life as a business owner and consultant. One of the major barriers to entry for new businesses is the lack of good websites. If you’re looking to create a WordPress website for your brand or business, then this article is for you. Here I’m going to run you through the steps to get your site live on the web.

Choose A Domain Name

It’s important to choose a name that accurately represents your brand or business. For example, if you are a fashion brand, then you might want to consider.style,.co.uk, or.com.au for your domain name. If you are a real estate business, then you could opt for.co.realestate or.com.au/realestate. Keep these considerations in mind as you choose your domain name.

Select A Hosting Package

Once you’ve chosen your domain name, you’ll need to select a hosting package. This is where your website will live once it’s online. GoDaddy offers several hosting packages and prices, so you’ll need to choose between convenience and cost. I recommend opting for the cheapest hosting package that meets your requirements. It’s also important to look for a reliable hosting provider. Check out GoDaddy’s SSL Certificates if you require secure sockets layer (SSL) security for your site.

Create Your WordPress Blog

Now that you have your domain name and hosting package selected, it’s time to create your blog. You can do this via the WordPress dashboard. Just click on the Get Started button in the WordPress dashboard to launch the installation process. Once the WordPress install kit has been installed on your computer, you can continue with the setup process by clicking on the blue Get Started button in the WordPress dashboard.

WordPress is a great option for beginner bloggers as it’s free and open-source, so you have complete control over the look and feel of your website. If you’re looking for a free platform to create and host your blog, then WordPress is a good choice. Once you’ve begun the setup process, you’ll be brought to the dashboard where you can begin adding content to your blog.

Install WordPress On A Blank Slate

If you’ve ever tried to set up a WordPress site, then you’ll know how cumbersome it can be to do so on a live website. This is why I always recommend installing WordPress on a blank slate, so you can finally begin creating your blog without any distractions or disturbances from an existing website. Follow these steps to install WordPress on a blank slate.

The first thing you’ll need to do is download and install WordPress on your computer. Once WordPress has been installed, navigate to the dashboard and click on the icon that looks like a laptop. This will take you to the Settings menu, where you can select to use a static or dynamic menu for your blog’s front page. When selecting a static menu, all of the blog’s pages will display the same menu. If you opt for a dynamic menu, then each page will load a different menu.

Configure Your Blog For SEO

After you’ve selected a menu style for your blog’s front page, you can begin configuring your blog for SEO. This will help to ensure that your blog is visible to as many readers as possible. Some of the steps here will be obvious, while others may require some research. Regardless, take your time and do this step carefully so you don’t end up harming your blog’s SEO.

If you follow these steps, you’ll ensure that your blog is able to reach its full potential. If you need help or have any questions, feel free to reach out to our friendly customer support team via chat or phone call. They’re available 24/7 to help you.

Thanks for reading! I hope this article has been helpful and provided you with all the information you need to successfully upload a WordPress website to GoDaddy. If you’ve been dreaming of creating a blog but lacking the know-how, then this article is for you. If you have any questions or need any help, then feel free to hit me up on Twitter @CurtisCobb or via email at curtis@businesstips.ca.