Install WordPress on Godaddy Subdomain

For some of us that host our websites with Godaddy, its always best practice to create a subdomain of your main site for development work. In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how I have gone about this.

Step 1: Create Subdomain

– Log into your Account

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– Click the plus (+) sign for WEB HOSTING to expand it. Then click on Launch

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– Next click on Hosted Domains

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– Under the domain you want to create a subdomain if you have more than one domain, click either Manage or Add under Subdomains column. If you already have a subdomain created, then the option would be Manage but if not then it would be Add

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– Next click on Add Subdomain

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– Enter name of subdomain, select under Folder “Same as Subdomain” if you want the application to automatically create the subdomain folder using the subdomain name or “Create or select a folder” if you want to manually create the folder yourself with a different name. For the purpose of simplicity, I will go with option one. Click OK

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– Wait until the new subdomain status shows “Setup”. This might take about 2mins

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Step 2: Install WordPress

– Click back on Hosting tab at the top, under options & settings, click on WordPress

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– Select the newly created subdomain from the drop-down. Enter a username, password and a valid email address. Click OK

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– When installation is completed, you will receive an email notification on the email address specified or to view real-time, click on Applications

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– Wait until the “Login In” button appears indicating WordPress is installed

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– Click on “Login In“. This will open up a tab/page and present you will the login page. Enter the login details earlier created and you should now have your subdomain WordPress admin page

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Please feel free to share your install experience 🙂

 
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