Installing WordPress on GoDaddy

To install WordPress on GoDaddy, you can follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy account: Go to the GoDaddy homepage and click on “Sign In” located at the top right corner. Enter your login credentials and click “Sign In” to access your account.
  2. Access your hosting account: Once logged in, locate and click on “My Products” from the dropdown menu under your account name. Find your hosting account associated with the domain you want to install WordPress on and click on “Manage All” next to it.
  3. Launch the cPanel: In your hosting account dashboard, look for the “Web Hosting” section and click on the “cPanel Admin” button. This will open the cPanel interface, which is a control panel for managing your hosting account.
  4. Locate the WordPress installer: In the cPanel, scroll down to the “Web Applications” section or search for “Installatron Applications Installer” or “Softaculous Apps Installer” (it may vary depending on your GoDaddy hosting plan). Click on the corresponding icon to open the installer.
  5. Choose WordPress installation: In the installer, search for WordPress or locate it in the list of available applications. Click on the WordPress icon or name to proceed with the installation.
  6. Configure the installation: You’ll be presented with the WordPress installation settings. Fill in the necessary information:
    • Choose the domain name: Select the domain where you want to install WordPress.
    • Set the installation directory: If you want to install WordPress in the root of your domain (e.g.,, leave the directory field empty. Otherwise, specify a subdirectory name.
    • Create an administrator account: Enter a username and a strong password for the WordPress administrator account.
    • Provide an email address: Enter your email address associated with the administrator account.
  7. Customize settings (optional): You can customize optional settings like the site title and description. You can also select a language, enable automatic updates, or choose a theme. These settings can be modified later from within the WordPress dashboard.
  8. Start the installation: After configuring the settings, review them and click on the “Install” or “Submit” button to start the installation process.
  9. Wait for the installation to complete: The installer will automatically install WordPress and set up the necessary files and database. This process may take a few minutes.
  10. Access your WordPress site: Once the installation is finished, you will see a success message. You can then click on the provided link to access your new WordPress website. The link will typically be in the format or (if you specified a subdirectory during installation).

Congratulations! You have successfully installed WordPress on GoDaddy. You can now log in to your WordPress dashboard using the administrator account details you provided during installation and start customizing your website.

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