Course 1

Step 6: WordPress Installation

By June 12, 2018 March 27th, 2019 No Comments


All right. Congratulations. You now have a hosting account through GoDaddy. All right. Now we’re ready to move on to the next step. Go ahead and navigate to the C panel hosting link right here at the top and then, see this applications area right here? I want you to click on that.

Now once you’ve clicked on that, it will bring to the installatron that GoDaddy has with an exhaustive list of applications that you can install under your new hosting account. Now most of these I don’t use. The only one that I really use is WordPress. There’s a lot of other content management systems that are out there that you can install but really they are kind of difficult to manage and WordPress has become pretty much the standard as far as website development so I would go ahead and go with WordPress.

Click on that. And right up here at the top we have this option to install this application. All right, now we’re at our installation menu. Now right here, we focus in on the domain. It gives the option of which domain we’re going to install WordPress under. Now since we’ve already installed our SSL certificate, we now have the option to install it under that particular domain and you’ll know that, that’s available when we have this HTTPS.

We want to choose that as our prefix for our domain name. Now the next thing that I want you to pay attention to is, you see right here, this https demo I don’t want this blog to be that last thing people have to type into because this domain name is already long as it is. I want to make things easier, a little bit easier for people.

So we eliminate this blog by deleting the directory because we want to install WordPress under our main directory under So go ahead and delete that. Now as far as the versions, I want to go ahead and keep everything at its default. Everything looks good right here. This just has to do with website updates.

Next, go ahead and choose a user name and password. Now one thing I would recommend is that you do not use usernames such as admin or administrator because that just makes things just a little bit easier for hackers to be able to figure out what your user name is because that something that everybody uses. So go ahead and choose a user name that’s a little bit more tricky for hackers to try and guess.

Next, go ahead and choose an administrator email because we want to get emails from our site. We’ll go ahead and give our website a title. I’m going to go ahead and choose my business name. And for website tagline I’m going to just choose, I don’t know, something descriptive. All right.

Let’s go ahead and leave this as it is, limit the login attempts for that added layer of security. We do not want multi-site and we’ll go ahead and keep the default for advanced setting management. Now once you’re ready, go ahead and click on install and we’ll move on to the next step.

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