WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems out there. People love it because WordPress based websites and blogs are easier to set up, manage, and are easily found by search engines due to the fact that they are very light. However, when it comes to the GoDaddy WordPress hosting, things get even much easier than that. The installation process is easy and you also have the opportunity to change your themes as your like, unlike if you hosted it with WordPress itself.

Now, let us assume that you have decided that you are going to use the WordPress platform to make your website, but you will not use it to host. The first thing that you need to do is to pick a suitable hosting account with GoDaddy. There are three plans with GoDaddy which are the economy hosting plan, the deluxe hosting plan, and the unlimited hosting plan. Once you purchase your hosting plan, you will receive an email from them welcoming you to their “family” and then they will also go further to tell you how to set up an account.

Once you have received the email from them, they will direct you to your control panel. This is like the backroom of your website. This is where you do all your stuff that will determine how your website will run. Pick on the hosting account list and then under the control panel, you'll be now be operating as the hosting manager.

Once you are here, go to WordPress.org and download the latest WordPress version available. Unzip the file files and configure the following details as follows:

define(‘DB_NAME', ‘WordPress');
define(‘DB_USER', ‘username');
define(‘DB_PASSWORD', ‘password');
define(‘DB_HOST', ‘localhost');

This is critical if you want your GoDaddy WordPress hosting account to work. For those people who may have worked with other hosting accounts that have Fantastico, you may find this a bit difficult.

Once you have configured the WordPress files, the next step is to zip them again and then upload them to your ftp account. You can use any of the free available ftp client software to load the files to your ftp account.

Once you are through with this part, go to example.com and then it will redirect you to the WordPress installation page. If you have reached this page, your WordPress account is working and all you need is to optimize your blog. That's pretty all about the GoDaddy WordPress hosting.


Source by Nadav Snir