Category: GoDaddy

GoDaddy – More User Friendly

If you ever talk to an “expert” in the website design business – 90% of the time they are going to recommend Host Gator instead of GoDaddy. In fact the “pros” often poopoo GoDaddy. This always perplexed me because I have had nothing but 100% positive experiences with GoDaddy managing over 300 domains and several hosting platforms over the past 15 years…

Then I discovered the truth – it’s all about more commission for the website designer.

I also got a real life comparison of the two. A few years back I volunteered to manage a non-profit’s website, and they were already using Host Gator. I managed this website for three years, and not only was the interface way more awkward and cumbersome to use than GoDaddy’s – I always had to wait 30 minutes or longer to get to a live person at the help desk. In the 15 years that I have been with GoDaddy I have always been able to reach a live person as soon as I call – zero wait times. In addition, that live person was always knowledgeable and answered my question immediately. Maybe those “pros” don’t need as much hand holding as us real business owners, but then again, those pros always tell the business owner that “SEO is included” with their website design – HA HA

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How To Install WordPress on a GoDaddy Hosted Website

WordPress Setup on GoDaddy

GoDaddy Makes WordPress Installation a Breeze!

godaddy wordpress instructions

Please Note: This Step by Step tutorial is on Setting up WordPress properly for maximum SEO on an existing GoDaddy account with an existing hosting plan like: Economy (or Deluxe) Linux Hosting with cPanel. This tutorial was created 09.26.16. The appearance of the screenshots change fairly often on GoDaddy, but the overall concept stays the same.
1. Open cPanel
2. Add your Domain Name to your GoDaddy Hosting Account (if you have more than one)
3. Install WordPress on Your Hosting Account
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Remember, three things are needed to make a website go live:
1. Register your Domain Name ( www.YOUR-WEB-ADDRESS-GOES-HERE.COM )
2. Sign up for a Hosting account (this hosts your website building program on a server connected to the world wide web)
3. Design your website using a website builder – (like WordPress) Designing includes the layout (Templates are called “Themes” in WordPress), color scheme and uploading your content (Text, Images and Videos). If you want to use WordPress to build your website, you have to first install it on your hosting account, which is what this tutorial is all about.
Three things are assumed, therefore we will not be going into much detail on these in this tutorial:
1. You have already signed up for a GoDaddy account. If you have not already set up an account, do so – ( you’ll need a credit card and make a note of your user ID, password and four digit call in PIN number)
2. You have already registered your domain name (on GoDaddy)
3. You have already signed up for a hosting program (on GoDaddy)

Click here to download the PDF Instructions on How To Install WordPress on a GoDaddy Hosted Website

We Love GoDaddy and Recommend Them to Our Readers

GoDaddy’s Service is Unbeatable

Yep – we’ve used the best of them over the past 20 years. For Hosting and Domain Registration you just can’t beat GoDaddy. We should know – we’ve used the other most popular hosting providers and you are lucky if you can get someone on the phone – after holding forever, and then they are not very helpful.

With GoDaddy, we can always get a helpful person on the phone to answer our questions and they are always knowledgeable and never have to put us on hold to get the answer – they just know it.

Full disclosure – we love GoDaddy so much that we signed up for an affiliate program with them. That means they pay us a buck or so if you click on this link below and you get to save money too – win win! 

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