How to Install WordPress on GoDaddy (Step by Step with Images)

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and uninstall WordPress on GoDaddy and I will explain all the settings and what do they mean.

With the one-click install, GoDaddy has you can install WordPress literally in seconds.

So, let's begin.

First, you need to have a GoDaddy hosting plan and you need a domain pointing to this hosting. The good news is that you can buy a GoDaddy plan for as low as £1/m with this discount link.

If your domain is properly pointed to your hosting account, you should see this screen when you visit your domain:

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In this tutorial, I will use the domain (as you can see in the browser)

Next, go to GoDaddy home screen and log into your account.

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When you click on your username(the top right corner) a mega menu will open. Click on the Manage hosting link to go to your hosting account settings.

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Once you are there, click on the hosting account you want to install the WordPress to. In our case,

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This will open your hosting account control panel where you can adjust the settings of your project. To install WordPress click on the Open link next to Installatron app under Tools section.

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This will open the GoDaddy Installatron app which is a one-click installer of the different applications GoDaddy supports. It is very similar to the Softaculous app on cPanel.

Scroll down and you will see the WordPress icon (where the red arrow is). Click on this icon that will lead you to the WordPress app screen.

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Here you can go directly to the button on the right - Install this application

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This will open the WordPress install wizard where you have to make several choices before the installation.

Let me explain each option with the number beside it:

1. Domain - select the domain name you want to install the WordPress on.

2. Directory - this is the path where the WordPress will be installed. In this case, I have selected which will install the app on If you want to install it on the root domain e.g you need to leave the directory field empty.

3. Select the latest WordPress version available.

4. Select the language for the install, English by default.

5. Select I accept (otherwise you can not install it)

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When you scroll down there are more options. I will explain each one with the number beside it

1. I suggest that you select auto updates. This will update your WordPress automatically and is the safest way to go since your site will not be open to vulnerabilities found in the oldest version and will always be up to date. This is especially true if you are not logging into your site daily. On the downside, this can break your site if some of the plugins you use are not compatible with the latest version. This is why I always suggest that you make a backup.

2. Same as 1 but for the plugins. I like the auto update option to be on.

3. Like 1 and 2 but for the themes - also on.

4. Choose the first option - to create a backup and automatically restore it if the update fails. This is a good option to keep your site safe.

5. Choose and admin name. GoDaddy already has a random handle for you but you can always change it to something you like. Never use admin as the default username though. It is a security measure.

6. Choose a strong password or generate one from the button on the right. Make sure to remember it or type it down because you will need it later when logging to WordPress admin panel.

7. Fill in an email where you would like to receive the notification for your new WordPress site.

8. Type in the title of your site here. You can always change it later.

9. This is the website tagline that will appear under the Title. You can leave that empty or type a slogan for your blog.

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And a few more settings left before we launch the install

1. Choose do not enable two-factor authentication (you can do that later but it is not necessary if you have chosen a different username than admin and a strong password).

2. Keep this to yes, limit failed login attempts. This is a security feature that prevents bots from guessing your admin password and brute force their way into your site.

3. This should be set to No. You can enable the multisite later when the install is done if you need this option.

4. You can leave this to Automatically. GoDaddy will set up all the other settings by default and you don't need to worry about it

Now when ready you can finally click on the Install button in the bottom right corner. This should start the WordPress install process.

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This screen is the installation progress bar. It is usually done for less than a minute.

When it finishes, go to your domain and the path you have installed WordPress to and you should see the default WordPress theme screen.

To log in into your new site type in the path and /wp-admin at the end. In our case, will be the URL where the WordPress dashboard is.

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How to uninstall WordPress on GoDaddy?

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Now that we have installed WordPress if for some reason you want to uninstall it, GoDaddy has a very fast and clean option directly from the hosting control panel.

Go again to Installatron and under My Applications, you will see your WordPress app with the related information. In the top right corner you will see an X icon and when you hover it says Uninstall. Click on it and this will delete your WordPress install, the files and the database with just one click.

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This is how you can install and uninstall WordPress on GoDaddy with just a few clicks and in less than 5 minutes.

GoDaddy is a great option if you are on a budget or you just begin. However, if you need a more powerful WordPress hosting when your site grows, make sure to check our article on the Best WordPress hosting companies in the UK. And if you want to host something else than WordPress check our hosting suggestions at Top5hosting homepage.

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