Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up a GoDaddy Domain Name on SiteGround Hosting
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The first thing you’ll need when setting everything up is a GoDaddy domain name. If you don’t already have one, head to Google and search for ‘GoDaddy 99-cent domain’ and you’ll see their ad. You’ll also need a SiteGround hosting account. If you don’t have one of those, go to www.siteground.com/go/gmm * and you’ll be able to take advantage of some discounted rates.
- After you’ve got everything set up, go to your SiteGround account and click on My Accounts.
- Then, click on Manage Account and when that opens up, click on Go to cPanel. On the pop-up, click Proceed.
- You’ll need to find your IP address, which is located near the top left of the screen under Account Information.
- Copy the IP address.
- Go over to GoDaddy and click on Visit My Account.
- To find the domain name you’d like to set up, click on the plus sign next to Domains to see all of your domains. You can also type your domain name in the search bar if you don’t see it.
- Click on Manage DNS.
- Once you get to the DNS zone files, you’ll need to find the Type A record and click on the pencil icon on the right.
- In the Points to field, paste in your IP address from SiteGround and click Save.
- Go back to your SiteGround account.
- Click Add on Domain. Type in your domain name in the first field. The next two fields will automatically populate.
- Enter the password with which you’d like the database to be set up. Click Add Domain. Now, you’ve added the domain name to SiteGround.
- If you want to set up WordPress, go back to your cPanel by clicking on the orange cPanel Home button at the top right.
- Scroll down until you see WordPress Tools and click on WordPress Installer.
- When that opens, click Install.
- Select the domain name you’d like to set up. I usually leave the In Directory field empty.
- Under Site Settings, type in your site name and description as well as your admin username, password, and email. I usually select the checkbox next to Limit Login Attempts. Then click Install at the bottom.
Congratulations! You’ve just switched over your GoDaddy domain name to your SiteGround hosting and set up WordPress as well.