How to buy Hosting with Godaddy and and quickly setup WordPress
Looking GoDaddy to host our blog with the managed WordPress hosting (link with Managed WordPress godaddy page) plan you are on the right Track. If you are looking for an affordable Web Host with blazing speed and don’t want to worry about any hosting issues, this specialized hosting is for you!. Purchasing Managed WordPress Hosting with Godaddy in 5 easy steps :
#1. Go to Godaddy (link with godaddy website), click on hosting in the menu than click on Learn More button on the Menu.
#2. When you click on Learn More from the Above Screen it will Take you to below Screen scroll to Types of Hosting and click on Learn More button of Managed WordPress.
#3. There are a wide variety of packages to choose from. If you are just starting out blogging then I’d suggest their Basic package. Click on configure.
#4. If you would like to have SSL or sitelock you can choose from below options or just click on continue
( I recommend to add sitelock and not the SSL – I will create a guide on getting a free SSL )
#5. In Next screen you can see a term column and there is a drop down in that column where if you are looking to stick with your business for long term than select the term for 3 years or 3+ years which will save you a lot of bucks.
Even consider using coupon codes which would help you with a lot of discount. You can check out the following links for promo codes :
Retail Timeout (https://www.retailmenot.com/view/godaddy.com)
Geek News Central (http://geeknewscentral.com/godaddy-promo-codes/ )
#5. Proceed to checkout and finish the Payment confirmation Process once done. Congratulations !!! Now you have completed the purchase process for Hosting.
Now let’s get started with setting up WordPress with godaddy :
To begin your free installation of WordPress, You don’t have to use FTP to install a blog with Godaddy managed WordPress hosting. They do all the backend work! You should just end up doing the following steps.
#1.Login back to your godaddy account and click on my products.
#2. On My Products page click on Manage
#3. Now click on Add Site as highlighted below
#4. Now select the radio button below stating “I am adding a Brand new site.”
#5. In the drop down menu of the next screen select the domain you want your site installed on.
Or select the second option that is a temporary domain if you do not have a domain hosted with Godaddy later on you can update the domain.
#6. Select a data center based or nearby your location.
#7. Enter a wordpress Username of your choice and a very strong Password recommended click on install
#8. Wait while wordpress gets Installed it will take few movements may be a minute or 2
#8. Click on Go to Dashboard
#9. In below screen select the type of Industry/Business Category you are into And add Title and Tagline to your site and click on continue.
#10. Add your email address and phone and any social media links you may have.
#11 Choose a theme from the free themes suggested
Click Save and go back to the wordpress dashboard.
Guess what !!! your site is now wordpress ready.