Welcome to “How to Setup a Website the quick and easy way part 2!”
This four part tutorial shows you how to use Godaddy.com to purchase a domain and hosting account, setup the domain and hosting account and then setup a WordPress.org Blog. Â After you read this tutorial you should be able to setup a blog just like my own online marketing blog.
For the first post in this series, visit “How to setup a website the quickÂ and easy way part 1”
At this stage of the game, you’re now ready to setup your domain and hosting account. From my previous tutorial, you’ll remember that in this example we’re using Godaddy.com as your domain provider and web host.
Step 1: Login to your godaddy account.
Step 2: Click on the Hosting Tab and then the My Hosting Link.
Step 3: Click on the Setup Account link on the right hand side of the screen in theÂ Hosting Account Area (Dark Grey Box).
Step 4: You should see a new window open with the Godaddy Hosting Control Center. InÂ the middle of the screen the license agreement should be visible.Check off (click) the “I accept….” check box and click Next.
Step 5: You now need to create your login information for your hosting account.
- Choose a user name*
- Enter a password* (use 1 capitalized letter, several un-capitalized letters, and 3-4Â numbers)
- Confirm your password
- Scroll down the page and click next.
*Be sure to write this information down somewhere safe!
Step 6: Next, on the Account Details page you need to select the domain name you wantÂ to connect with this hosting account.
Make your selection (if you only purchased 1 domain name then you will only have 1Â option)
On the Account options page, leave the default settings in place and click next. OnÂ the confirmation page, click finish…
You should see a message stating that your account status is pending setup. It willÂ typically take 30-60 minutes for your settings to take effect and for your hostingÂ account to go live.
Next up: once your account activates, you will receive an email from GodaddyÂ telling you that the setup is complete.
From there, you need to install WordPress so that you can begin setting up a blog.
You’re just about there! See how easy this is?
**If I’ve missed anything please post corrections to the comments section below!
Stay tuned for part 3: Installing up WordPress on Godaddy, and Part 4: Setting Up WordPress.org on Godaddy.