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  1. SteveFilson
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Can anyone help with the installing WP into go-Daddy as the server? I successfully installed it, believe I have the connection strings done ok but after 4 days, the blog does not show on the internet. Is there a hidden secret here? thanks....

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What's the domain?

    Did you install manually (created the database, uploaded the files via FTP, did install.php) or use Godadddy's Hosting Connection WordPress installation process?

  3. SteveFilson
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The domain is realdeal-healthplans.com and I used their hosting connection installation, which was very easy and seamless. sorry I didn't answer sooner...we we're out watching the Indiana Jones movie. I did get a response from go-Daddy with the same question but their answer didn't help much...too thin and not enough detail. thanks...steve

  4. NicholsVT
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am having the same issues with vermontmornings.com. I get the usual error messages about their not being a My SQL database, even though it is installed. A different post said to change from Windows to Linux hosting, still no luck getting wordpress to install.

  5. NicholsVT
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    p.s. I used ftp. Got the same 'vague' responses from Go-Daddy reps.

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    There is this http://realdeal-healthplans.com/wordpress/

    This domain, vermontmornings.com, if hosted at Godaddy, needs to be changed to a linux hosting account.

  7. SteveFilson
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I just talked to a live contact at go-Daddy and he claims that he can get the blog to display on the net and that everything looks setup to run but I still get nothing but a stock message page on both my desktop and laptop IE7 browswer when I type in the domain. All of the tables have been installed in the MySQL database so I'm not sure what's happening. I know it can take a while for a new site to migrate out into the net but....

  8. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Clear your browser cache then.

  9. SteveFilson
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, my laptop was fresh without any attempts at the domain address. Does anyone out there see the domain realdeal-healthplans.com as a blog home page?

  10. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, that's because WordPress is in a sub-folder.

    To make WordPress available at http://realdeal-healthplans.com just change in Settings->General, the Blog address (URL) to http://realdeal-healthplans.com and put this index.php file in your web-root folder (it is the same folder that contains the blog folder)

    <?php
    /* Short and sweet */
    define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);
    require('./wordpress/wp-blog-header.php');
    ?>

    Then update your permalinks in Settings->Permalinks.

    You may need to rename/delete any index.html file in your web-root folder.

  11. larrmac
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Trying to get my site up
    getting a HTTP 500 Internal Server Error

    On godaddy with a linux server

    Bought the site from marketplace, changed the wp-config to match
    my database user and name and password, anything else I need to do to
    get it up and running

    clubblogger.com

  12. SteveFilson
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks Michael. Actually I just decided to re-install (after uninstalling) the whole thing into the root directory as I should have in the first place. I wasn't very far into the page design anyway and the WP install at go-Daddy is pretty easy. Thanks again....

  13. KarenMHurd
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Godaddy doesn't support WordPress, even though you can get it
    installed with their hosting service.

    I always just call the reps live. Some of them are really familiar
    with WordPress, so they can give you unofficial help. (Make sure you fill our a real nice survey about them).

    One of the things I had to do was to:

    1) switch from windows to Linux
    2) get a dedicated IP server (and extra $3/month)
    3) change the domain name to one that I'm not using right now
    until my site is done. It kept pointing to my WP.com site.

    But I didn't install my WP to a root directory but a sub-directory (http://womanwize.net/wordpress). So you all are saying that if we are installing our WP site through GoDaddy's system, that we should do it directly to the root? I intend on having all 6 of my sites eventually on the server.

  14. frostbite
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This domain, vermontmornings.com, if hosted at Godaddy, needs to be changed to a linux hosting account.

    Hello, sorry to bump up the thread but I've been working thru setting up pretty permalinks and getting nowhere.

    I am using GoDaddy's Windows Hosting and cannot see the .htaccess file anywhere even when looking for hidden files.

    Does this mean... permalinks won't work on GoDaddy's windows hosting account?

  15. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Does this mean... permalinks won't work on GoDaddy's windows hosting account?

    1. They don't work ever on any windows hosting. Period.
    2. Switch to Linux. Why do you need Win hosting?
    3. Using_Permalinks <== the mandatory reading (and I mean it!)

  16. frostbite
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    thanks moshu...

    I read the Using_Permalinks post (parts of it) and tried the PATHINFO suggestion for Windows and it did not work. That's why I was wondering if permalinks are actually not supported.

    I develop mostly on .NET platform and I use my site as an internet sandbox of sorts. So I need both the .NET and PHP support in my current hosting. I'm a noob at Linux so I don't know if it can work the other way around.

  17. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    For .net you need win - I assume. But WordPress will not work properly on godaddy's Win server. At least according to the reports in this forum.
    On other Win servers it might work - but not the permalinks with .htaccess and mod_rewrite etc. which are non-existent on Win.

  18. flipsideinc
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ok i own a blog and it is Make Money Online kind of blog. I am switching from wired2host.com server to godaddy and my provider told me to make sure that godaddy will support my database or i might need to reconfigure my database. How can i find out.

    Thanx

  19. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 5 years ago #

    FYI, We've tested using permalinks on a Go Daddy Windows shared hosting account, and it does work. The PATHINFO suggestion from the WordPress help article does the trick - put /index.php/ in front of the permalink string.

    @flipsideinc, You can import a database into a Go Daddy hosting account. You'll want to get a .sql file, not a .bak. Just create the database from the Hosting Control Center, then follow these instructions for importing the data:

    http://help.godaddy.com/article/3387

  20. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you are going to keep resurrecting old posts to tout windows servers, then I will comment.
    Do Not get a windows server to run wordpress.
    yes you can get "almost pretty" permalinks to work, but who wants index.php in their url? Also windows has other performance issues and quirks.

    Anyone reading this - get a linux server at godaddy - or anywhere- to run wordpress or any other php/mysql scripting software. The installs are cleaner, quicker and trouble free. Performance as a whole is better.

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