GoDaddy is the world largest domain registrar and WordPress is the largest content management system available. Using both of the them together should be a fun besides you know how to properly install WordPress on GoDaddy domain or subdomain. In order to make the process simple GoDaddy offers one click hosting applications for installing WordPress sites, which helps to login to your WordPress dashboard in few minutes.
In this article we will explain the step by step process of how to install a WordPress site on GoDaddy domain or subdomain.
Install WordPress on GoDaddy Domain
Installing WordPress on GoDaddy domain has the following steps:
- Find Your Domain
- Find WordPress App
- Installing WordPress
- Checking Installation Status
- Check DNS Entries
The minimum requirements for installing WordPress on GoDaddy hosted domain are:
- You should have a paid GoDaddy hosting account and
- A registered domain for creating a self-hosted WordPress site
1. Find Your Domain
Login to your GoDaddy account and launch the hosting panel of the site on which you want install WordPress.
Once you are in hosting section navigate to “Hosting > More > Hosted Domains” menu to see list of hosted domains on your account. Add your domain in case if you are not seeing your domain in the list. You can also create a subdomain if you want install WordPress on a subdomain.
2. Find WordPress App
After ensuring the required domain is listed go back to “Hosting” menu and navigate to “Categories > Blog > WordPress” as shown in the below picture.
WordPress option is available under different places, clicking on any of those options will essentially take you to the same next screen.
3. Installing WordPress
Click on the “Install Now!” button to start the installation process. The process has three steps as shown in the below picture:
First step is to choose the hosting plan and the domain. Second step is an important step consists of few sub-steps for you to customize the WordPress installation:
- Creating database with name and password.
- Choose installation directory or subdomain.
- Login admin name, password and email.
4. Checking Installation Status
Once you configured all needed setup then the request will be submitted for installation as a last step. Check the status of your installation under “Manage My Applications” section and you need to wait till the status is showing as “Successfully Installed”. This process may take up to couple of hours for completion.
You can also check the status of the database creation under “Hosting > Databases > MySQL” section. Once the database is created the status will be showing as “Setup” and you can view the details of the database by clicking on the name.
5. Check DNS Entries
The final step in the whole process is to check the DNS entries in “Zone File Editor” to ensure the required DNS entry is automatically created for your WordPress site.
That’s it!!! You have successfully installed WordPress on a GoDaddy domain or subdomain and now you can login to your dashboard to start building a site. Checkout the video presentation on this process.