Installing WordPress on GoDaddy Managed Hosting 2016
WordPress is one of the most popular and widely used blogging platforms around. Its flexible nature and vast community means it can be tailored to suit a wide range of needs. However, many people lack the technical knowledge required to install and use WordPress successfully. Luckily, the process is actually quite straightforward, and with a little planning and research, anyone can do it. In this article, we will discuss how to install and use WordPress on GoDaddy Managed Hosting 2016. We will cover everything from the required steps to complete the process to some helpful hints.
Find The Right Hosting For You
One of the first things you should do before you start any kind of setup process is to find the right hosting for you. Not all hosting is created equal, and you need to make sure that the company you choose offers what you need and want. For instance, if you are looking for a free option, make sure that they offer that, or at the very least, that they provide a good support system. Also, make sure that they are a reputable company and have a good standing among their clients. A company with a good reputation not only offers good service, but you can be sure that they will keep their promises. You can also check out their website to get an idea of what they are like as a company and decide whether or not you want to trade off some of their features for better reliability.
The Essential Steps To Install WordPress
Once you’ve found the right hosting, it’s time to move on to the next step and start the WordPress installation process. To do this, log in to your hosting control panel and click on the Addons link. This will bring up a list of all the different add-ons that your hosting provider offers. Find the WordPress icon and click on it to get a popup menu with two options: Install or Activate. Installing WordPress is as simple as clicking the Install button and following the on-screen instructions. Once it’s installed, you can access the WordPress Dashboard by clicking on the word ‘wp’ in the URL bar at the top of your browser (or typing wp in the address bar at the top of your browser).
You’ll see the WordPress dashboard and be able to log in using your hosting account information. From here, it’s just a matter of following the on-screen instructions to set up your site with a few clicks of the mouse.
More Helpful Hints
Depending on your level of technical expertise, you may want to look into some of the additional tips below to make the process easier. In particular, if you are new to this, you may want to look into using an automated deployment tool. This will make the whole process much smoother and take some of the stress out of it. There are many WordPress deployment tools out there, and one of the best is WPDemo, which is what we will be using throughout this tutorial. To get started with WPDemo, simply click on the install button on their site or go to https://wpdemo.com/.
Once you’ve installed WordPress, log back in to your dashboard and click on the Settings link in the navigation bar at the top of your screen. Here, you can change your site’s name, admin email, and the theme that will be used for the site. To set the WordPress theme, simply click on the select button next to the theme you want to use and then click on the Install button to download and install it.
Choose A Suitable Username And Password
Now that you have a functioning WordPress site, it’s time to choose a suitable username and password. This will determine how your blog posts and other content are posted on your site, as well as whether or not you can post as a guest. For the purposes of this tutorial, we will be using ‘admin’ for the username and ‘12345′ for the password. This is a simple and convenient set of credentials that will work for our needs.
Create A Plan For Updating And Maintaining Your Site
Even though WordPress is an open source project, it is a fully functional, stable, and trusted platform for blogging. As such, you will likely want to keep it updated with the latest versions of WordPress and the various plugins that make it special. To do this, you need to create a plan for updating and maintaining your site. Before you do this, make sure that you’ve cleared out any old WordPress content. Also, take a look at your plugins and see if there are any that you no longer need or want to use on your site. When updating or maintaining your site, you will often have to go back and forth between your hosting control panel and WordPress to make the various adjustments. Using a task manager like Taskmaster or TaskApp can help you keep track of all the different tasks you need to do and help you stay organized while performing those tasks.
Back Up Your Site Regularly
Make sure to back up your site regularly. This will ensure that you have a copy of your site and that no matter what happens, you can always go back to the previous version. There are many different ways to back up your site. If you use WordPress, you can either take advantage of their built-in backup service or you can download and use a 3rd party plugin like Backup Manager or WP-Backup to create and manage daily backups that can be restored at any time. Restoring from a backup ensures that you can always go back to the previous version of your site if necessary.
Make Sure That You Practice Good Security Principles
Make sure to practice good security principles whenever you’re setting up or using your site. This means using a strong and secure password, implementing strong security measures on your site (e.g., https rather than http for the URLs, etc.), and avoiding installing outdated or unsupported plugins. When it comes to security, you must always keep your users’ privacy in mind. For example, you may want to consider implementing browser cookies to track visitor behavior and improve site functionality for future visits.
Monitor Your Site’s Performance On A Regular Basis
Make sure to monitor your site’s performance on a regular basis. This will help you determine whether or not the various changes you’ve made over time have had a positive impact on its overall stability and functionality. To do this, simply check out your site’s analytics data from Google (preferably via Google Analytics). If you use WordPress, you can access this data via your dashboard’s ‘Analytics’ link. Alternatively, you can use a 3rd party tool like StatCounter, Grapefruit Monitoring, or Moz to get an idea of what sort of traffic you’re getting and where it’s coming from. These are just a few of the things you should keep in mind whenever you’re installing and using WordPress.