What is WordPress?
WordPress® is a blog- and Web-publishing platform that's not only easy to use, but recognized the world over as a standard in website creation. With its focus on aesthetics, Web standards and usability, WordPress is an open-source platform that lets you manage everything from a small personal blog to a large commercial site with hundreds of pages. Hundreds of thousands of sites trust their online presence to WordPress – and with Managed WordPress Hosting from GoDaddy, you can too
What is Managed WordPress Hosting?
Built on our state-of-the-art Web hosting, Managed WordPress Hosting from GoDaddy is the perfect solution for anyone who wants the power and simplicity of WordPress without the hassle of constant updates and technical adjustments.
More than just a simple install, WordPress is seamlessly integrated to your hosting so the moment you log in, you’re able to build, edit and manage your site. We’ve also modified our server specifically for WordPress, giving you a level of speed and security you can’t get from a standard Web hosting plan.
Best of all, we manage your core WordPress updates automatically, so you can give your full attention to your website instead of time-consuming administration and security tasks.
And of course, our award-winning support is available 24x7 to help with any questions you may have. In short, there’s no easier way to build and manage a fast, secure, reliable WordPress website or blog.
How does your version of WordPress differ from other installations?
It doesn't. We start you out with the latest version of WordPress, the same one you’d download from WordPress.org. And anytime there’s an update, we install it for you automatically. You never have to hassle with installing another update or worry about running an outdated or compromised version of WordPress.
In fact, we do the same with your themes and plugins. Just another way we ensure that your site is secure, reliable and running at top speed.
Do I need to set up my database?
No. With Managed WordPress Hosting, we take care of everything so the process is as easy as possible for you. Once you’ve purchased your plan, you can immediately create your website or start blogging.
If I have a WordPress site hosted somewhere else, can I move it to Go Daddy?
Yes. You can migrate your site over the GoDaddy Managed WordPress in just one click. Either move it to your domain name or put it on a temporary domain, then just do a quick review and you’re ready to publish.
After I purchase WordPress Managed Hosting, how do I get started?
Not sure how to create a blog or get started building your site using WordPress? Don’t worry!
Your hosting plan is seamlessly connected to the latest version of WordPress, so all you need to do is log in and you can start building a site directly from your control panel. Not sure how to log in? Check “How can I access my WordPress control panel?” below.
And if you ever have questions, don't hesitate to contact our award-winning 24x7 support team. Our in-house WordPress experts can guide you through creating, updating or even promoting your website or blog.
How can I access my WordPress control panel?
There are several way to log in to your WordPress website or blog.
- Go to GoDaddy.com, log in to “My Account” and choose Managed WordPress Hosting from your list of products.
- Go to your blog or website and click “Site Admin” to access your login screen.
- Type http://coolexample.com/wp-admin, where coolexample.com is your domain name, and that will take you directly to the Admin login screen.