The following are notes regarding Host godaddy.com installations.
Server/Database host is similar to
mysql169.secureserver.netwhere 169 could be any number.
When creating a database, you may have to wait anywhere from several minutes to an hour for the database to be created.
Your database name has to be unique for the database server godaddy assigns. If some else is using “wordpress” on that server you will need to use a different name. The database name and database user get the same value.
The ftp client offered does allow you to upload files from within your godaddy account so that’s useful and uploads seem quick.
Any Linux PHP account seems to work with WordPress.
Economy Windows accounts might work but usually requires a change to
wp-settings.phpas described in Support Topic 14126. Even then, Themes and Plugin may not present properly in the admin panel.
Deluxe Windows accounts need CGI-b (godaddy refers to it as CGI-b). Deluxe Windows ASP accounts usually have problems.
Other problems seen:
Once a plan is changed, like changing from Windows to Linux (hint hint), the change usually takes effect in less than 24 hours. Though a change from Deluxe Windows ASP to Deluxe Window CGI-b took almost two days.
An Economy Linux account didn’t ‘execute’ PHP properly and needed a call to support–and that call needed special escalation to a higher tech support person to get it straight (don’t know what they did to solve that problem).
A MySQL database that was setup didn’t really get setup even though it said so. A database that still said it was being setup was actually setup. Both situations got resolved by a call to support.
A change in plan type MAY require a need to recreate MySQL databases. If you’ve got an existing database with “critical” data, back it up before instituting the plan change, just in case.
This is NOT an endorsement of godaddy.com, just information to help others!
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