GoDaddy offers a great and easy WordPress hosting and set up.
In order to have any kind of website, you need a domain name (myname.com) and hosting (a parking spot in the Internet). WordPress is a free platform that allows you to create your own site using templates and plugins (which are free or close to free) to customize and add extra features for extensive sites. GoDaddy offers a fast and easy way to set up and manage your WordPress Hosting. The price is affordable (avg $4/mo) and they offer a free domain for the first year (avg $12 starting 2nd year).
So, let’s get started with setting up your WordPress website!
1. Purchase Managed WordPress Hosting at GoDaddy.com.
Unless you have multiple websites or will have a hundred pages on your site, the Basic Plan will be perfect for you.
2. Don’t have an account yet?
Now’s the time to create one. Call Pin is any 4 digit number you choose which you would use when calling GoDaddy for tech support. They have great tech support!
3. After going through the checkout process, come up with your domain name.
If you already have a domain name, click “I don’t want my free domain name”. You will be able to point your existing domain name to the WordPress hosting later in the process. Your domain should reflect your business name and is easy to read and type in a search engine. Note: you can purchase multiple domains that point to one main domain. More on that in a future blog!
4. GoDaddy makes the process straight forward.
Click Managed WordPress to continue the set up process. Hired a web designer? Send them an access invite and they can finish the process for you.
6. If this site is a brand new WordPress site, click Create a New WordPress Site.
If you’re transferring an existing WordPress site, choose Migrate Your Existing WordPress Site. Fill out the remaining set up questions and you’ll be good to go!
Every time you want to log into the admin section of your WordPress site, you can type in yourdomain.com/wp-admin.