How to Install WordPress on GoDaddy?
How to Install WordPress on GoDaddy?- I’ll teach you how to install and uninstall WordPress on GoDaddy in this article, as well as explain all of the settings and what they imply.
GoDaddy’s one-click install allows you to install WordPress in a matter of seconds.
So, let’s get started.
To begin, you’ll need a GoDaddy hosting plan and a domain that points to this hosting. The good news is that using this discount link, you can get a GoDaddy subscription for as little as £1 per month.
When you visit your domain, you should see this screen if your domain is properly linked to your hosting account:
How to Install WordPress on GoDaddy? – Step by Step Guide
I’ll be using the domain ahosting.co in this lesson (as you can see in the browser)
After that, go to the GoDaddy home page and log in to your account.
A giant menu will appear when you click on your username (upper right corner). To access your hosting account options, click the Manage hosting link.
Once there, select the hosting account where you wish to install WordPress.
This will take you to your hosting account’s control panel, where you may make changes to your project’s settings. To install WordPress, go to the Tools area and click the Open link next to the Installation software.
This will launch the GoDaddy Installation software, which is a one-click installer for all of GoDaddy’s supported applications. It’s pretty similar to cPanel’s Softaculous software.
The WordPress icon can be found by scrolling down (where the red arrow is). This will take you to the WordPress app interface if you click on it.
You can proceed straight to the right-hand button – Install this application – from here.
This will launch the WordPress installation wizard, where you will be prompted to make many decisions before proceeding with the installation.
Let me explain each option with the accompanying number:
- Select the domain name on which you wish to install WordPress.
- Directory – This is the location of the WordPress installation. In this case, I’ve chosen ahosting.co/blog, and the app will be installed there. You must leave the directory box empty if you want to install it on the root domain, such as ahosting.co.
- Choose the most recent WordPress version.
- Choose the installation language, which is English by default.
- Choose I accept (otherwise you can not install it)
There are more alternatives as you go down. I’ll go over each one with the number next to it.
- I recommend that you choose auto updates. This will automatically update your WordPress and is the safest option because your site will never be vulnerable to vulnerabilities discovered in older versions and will always be up to date. This is especially true if you do not log into your site on a regular basis. On the flipside, if some of your plugins aren’t compatible with the latest version, this could cause your site to malfunction. This is why I always advise you to create a backup.
- The same as 1, but with the addition of plugins. I prefer to have the auto-update option enabled.
- Similar to 1 and 2, but with a focus on the themes.
- Select the first option, which will generate a backup and restore it automatically if the upgrade fails. This is an excellent way to keep your website secure.
- Select an administrator’s name. You’ll be given a random handle by GoDaddy, but you can modify it to whatever you like. However, never use admin as the default username. It’s a safety precaution.
- Choose a strong password or use the right-hand button to generate one. Make a mental note of it or write it down because you’ll need it to get into the WordPress admin panel later.
- Enter the email address where you’d like to receive notifications about your new WordPress site.
- Enter the name of your website here. It’s always possible to modify it later.
- This is the slogan for the website that will show beneath the title. You can leave it blank or fill it in with a motto for your blog.
There are a few more options to configure before we start the installation.
1. Decide whether or not to utilize two-factor authentication (you can do that later but it is not necessary if you have chosen a different username than admin and a strong password).
2. Keep this set to yes, and only allow a certain number of failed login attempts. This is a security feature that prevents bots from brute-forcing their way into your site by guessing your admin password.
3. Make sure this is set to No. If you require multisite, you can enable it after the installation is complete.
4. Select Automatically from the drop-down menu. All of the other settings will be set up by default by GoDaddy, so you won’t have to bother about it.
The installation progress meter is displayed on this screen. It normally takes less than a minute to complete.
Finally, in the bottom right corner, click the Install button when you’re ready. This should kick off the WordPress installation.
When it’s done, go to your domain and the path where WordPress was installed, and you should see the default WordPress theme panel.
To log in to your new site, type the path followed by /wp-admin.