How to Host a WordPress Multisite on GoDaddy – Step by Step Guide

Choose A Name

Your WordPress website will be available under a free trial for the first year. You can use any name you want for your site. Choose a name that is easily memorable and relevant to your niche. The following are a few popular WordPress names along with their meanings:

  • Airbnb: The home-sharing marketplace
  • Amazon: The e-commerce juggernaut
  • Shopbop: A luxury conglomerate
  • Dropbox: The file-storage company
  • Elago: The travel website
  • Etsy: A mega-brand in handmade products
  • Yahoo: The web search engine

After the one-year free trial, you will have to pay $5/month to keep your WordPress site online. You can install your WordPress site for free using the GoDaddy Web Hosting Panel. This way you can test out the functionality of your site and make any necessary changes before you launch it officially.

Install WordPress

GoDaddy provides an easy step-by-step process for installing WordPress. Simply click on the link provided on GoDaddy’s site and follow the onscreen instructions. When the installation is complete, you will see a success message. Copy and paste the following into the browser to view your new WordPress admin area:

If you’re having trouble viewing the install screen on this page, try going directly to http://YOURDOMAIN.com/wp-admin in your browser.

Configure The Admin Area

The WordPress admin area is where you will spend most of your time. It is the place where you will enter all of the content and settings for your site. Before you begin modifying the WordPress admin area, take some time to explore the available features. This way you will have a clear idea of what to change and how to change it. You can use the WordPress Backward Compatibility Tool to test out how your changes will affect older versions of WordPress. For now, you can leave the default settings intact and get familiar with the appearance of your new WordPress dashboard.

Set Up The Database For WordPress

Depending on the type of content you will be posting on your site, you may want to consider setting up a database for WordPress. A database is a collection of data that is organized and stored electronically. When you use WordPress, the data will be stored in a database behind the scenes and can be accessed via PHP (hypertext preprocessor). PHP is a programming language that is used to access and process data on a website. The following steps will help you set up a WordPress database on GoDaddy:

  • On the left-hand side of your WordPress dashboard, click on the Settings option.
  • Then, click on the Databases option.
  • A menu will appear with five options:
    • MySQL (MySQL is an open-source database)
    • PDO (PDO is a PHP Data Object)
    • SQLite (SQLite is a lightweight, cross-platform, relational database)
    • PostgreSQL (PostgreSQL is a free, open-source, object-relational database)
    • CSV (CSV is a file format for holding tabular data)
  • Choose MySQL from the menu and click on the Start Database Installation button.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

Once the MySQl database is installed, you can use the WordPress GUI (Graphical User Interface) tool to access it. This tool will walk you through creating a new database called blog and populating it with sample data. When you are done, hit the Create A Database button to commit the changes.

Set Up Your First Blog Post

WordPress is very flexible in the way it allows you to set up blogs. You can use the New Blogger form to create a new blog or you can browse through the pre-made templates available on the WordPress Dashboard. If you decide to create a new blog from scratch, the following steps will guide you through the process:

  • Click on the
  • New Blog button in the dashboard
  • Enter a name for your new blog
  • Choose a theme for your new blog
  • Once you have chosen a theme, copy and paste the HTML for your new blog post into the

    New Post Form

    The

    New Post Form

    is where you will enter the content of your new blog post. You can add a brief description of up to 200 words to your post. Add a photo to your blog post by clicking on the Add Media button and selecting a file from your computer.

    Once your new post is ready, click on the Publish button to post it. You will then see a success message. If you encounter any problems while using the New Blogger interface, visit the WordPress support forums for help.