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GoDaddy Temporary IP & Hosting Query (5 posts)

  1. cillian@joandidion.info
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello.

    I am about to build a site for a friend. I have purchased hosting from GoDaddy.com which I have not yet configured because step three of that process asks for a domain name. I don't want to key in the domain name yet because an old version of the site already exists and I want to make the switch only when the site is completely built using WordPress. (Sort of a grand reveal-type situation.)

    My questions are as follows:

    1) How do I get my hands on a temporary IP url or similar in order to build the site, and do I do this before I configure the settings of the hosting? (Note: I have some domains hanging which I'm not using, so I could use one of those temporarily if you think that's better/easier).

    2) How do I make the switch from that temporary url to the permanent domain when the time comes? What information should I ask my friend for in order to do this?

    i would greatly appreciate some help in this regard. The GoDaddy support is very difficult to navigate for a newbie like me (or anyone, I'm guessing).

    Best,
    Cillian.

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Note: I have some domains hanging which I'm not using, so I could use one of those temporarily if you think that's better/easier

    this would certainly be easier
    just install wp in a test folder - like
    http://example.com/test
    (when the installer runs be sure and set it not to be indexed by search engines)
    tweak your install and when ready to go live
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

    then visit
    admin - settings - privacy
    set your site to be indexed by search engines

  3. cillian@joandidion.info
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you for your help, Samboll. I'll do what you suggested!

  4. cillian@joandidion.info
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have another query about this. Just want to make sure I'm not going to mess it up!

    Ok, so I now have a temporary domain, lets call it temporary.com/test with hosting and WordPress assigned to it (and running without any difficulty).

    Now, let's say I have finished building the site at temporary.com/test and I want to change it to permanent.com. Do I have to buy new hosting for pemanent.com? I have looked at http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress and it seems as if you need to move it from one WordPress site to another. I just want to change the domain name of the site. Could you explain what I have to do more simply? Sorry for being so basic about this!

    Best,
    Cillian.

  5. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

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