Setting Up Subdomains on Your Godaddy WP Hosting Account

When you are building a website, the first thing you will want to do is setup a domain name for the site. This is very simple and can be done in a few minutes by following the steps below.

Step 1: Select the region and domain name

The first step is to select the region that you will use for your domain. To do this, you will need to log in to your Godaddy account and click on the “domains” link at the top of the homepage. From here you can choose a domain name that you already own or want to purchase. You can register multiple domains with your account if you want to set up subdomains for different sites on the same hosting account.

Once you have selected the domain name, you will be taken to the next step.

Step 2: Choose the hosting plan that you want

The next step is to choose the hosting plan that you want. Your hosting plan will determine what features are available to you and how much space is allocated on your web server. There are three hosting options to choose between:

  • Basic
  • Plus
  • Pro

Each plan comes with a free domain and you can always transfer a domain you already own to Godaddy using their tool. To find out more about the differences between the three plans, click here.

Step 3: Configure the DNS settings

Once you have chosen the hosting plan, you can proceed to the final step which is to configure the DNS settings. You will need to have access to a domain name that is valid and points to your server to do this. When you have finished, click on the “Save Changes” button at the top right of the page.

This will take you back to the main page and you can now login to your hosting account and begin setting up your subdomains. To do this, click on the “sites” link at the top of the homepage. This will take you to a new page where you can enter the name of the first subdomain and click on the “create subdomain” button. You can then enter the other details for the subdomain (e.g. a label and a password) and save the settings. You can repeat this process for as many subdomains as you want and can also set up custom naming options for your domain and subdomains.

Congratulations, you now have a fully functioning website with subdomains!

Additional resources

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