How to install WordPress Manually on Godaddy

Installing WordPress using GoDaddy Hosting is the easiest way to get WordPress up and running on your domain. Godaddy also offers a one-button install, however, you may encounter installation errors. That’s the problem I was having and that is why I had to install WordPress manually into my shared hosting account.

This tutorial will show you how to install WordPress manually on your Godaddy hosting account.

To accomplish this, you will need the following items:

A hosting account with Godaddy.
Add Hosted Domain
Create a MySQL Database for WordPress and the Database information.
The latest version of WordPress.
To start the installation process, first, you need to download WordPress from its official download page. We recommend that you always download and install the latest stable version of WordPress.

First Step: Download WordPress (click here)

You should always be running the most recent release to protect your site and never be afraid of updates!

So head on over there and click the big blue button for the direct download of the zip file. Save the Zip file to your desktop.

Second Step: Create a database and user

You need to create your MySql database and username for the installation.

After you log in to your Godaddy account under your Web hosting Tab launch your hosting account. From your Hosting Details control panel click MySQL from the Database drop down.

Select ADD. Completed the 4 fields. When you create the user, remember to choose a good long password with upper and lowercase letters and some numbers too. Remember both the database name and user information, because we will need it for the next step.

After you hit OK. Your database is being set up, just wait it can take a few minutes.

Next, make sure you have added your domain name to the hosted Domains. From the Control Hosting Detail on your right sidebar under ACCOUNT SNAPSHOT click Hosted Domains and Add your domain you want WordPress installed. Please be advised it can take up to 20 minutes to successfully add your domain name. Tip: when you add the domain name it will appear as pending next to your domain name. Once that has processed you are ready for the next step.

Now is time to Upload the WordPress Files to Your Server

Now, you need to upload the extracted files to the folder. The easiest way to upload the installation files is via File Manager. Some people like to use an FTP program like FileZilla, but Godaddy offers File Manager which is like FTP.

From the Hosting Details hosting home page click the tap called Files & FTP from the drop down select File Manager. If you have multiple domain names find your Domain folder otherwise If you want this WordPress installation to be main for your website, the files should reside in the public_html folder of your account. However, you can always make a sub-folder (i.e. public_html/blog) if you want to run only part of your website on WordPress.

Ok Select the GREEN Upload Button and upload the WordPress Zip file that you downloaded on step 1. After the WordPress files have been uploaded right click on the file and select Extract.

When you extract the WordPress ZIP file it added a folder called WordPress open that folder and select All the files (simply click the Check Mark to select all) once everything is checked click the green MOVE folder and move all the files to the domain folder or the public_html folder.

Once all the WordPress files are in your folder you can delete the old WordPress Zip file and the WordPress Folder.

The Final Step: Go through the installation process

Now it’s time to go to your website to start with the installation process. If you have uploaded WordPress in your public_html directory you’ll need to go to in your preferred browser. The first thing you will notice is a message, telling you that you don’t have a wp-config.php file and you should create one. Just click on the Create a Configuration File button to proceed.

On this page you will see a message, asking you to prepare the necessary information for the installation. Since we already have this information, simply press the Go! button.

Enter the details for your newly created MySQL database and press the Submit button. If you don’t remember your MySQL information simply go back to your Godaddy account and under MySQL database find the database we created earlier and select Details. It should look like this. Simply copy your info. Tip: The Hostname goes under the databse Host only if you created a sub-folder otherwise you can leave as localhost.

WordPress will now check if your settings are correct. If you have entered all the necessary information, you will see a confirmation screen. Press the Run the Install button to proceed.

On the next screen you will have to enter the information about your administrative username and the title of your new site. In addition, you can specify whether you’d want search engines to index your site or not. Once you fill in that information, press the Install WordPress button. Bear in mind, however, that you should specify a real email address. It can be later used in case you forget your password.

That’s it!

Your new WordPress application is installed. You can use the Login In button to access your administrative backend and start posting in your new site.

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