What is WordPress?
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS). There are many CMSs e.g, HubSpot, Squarespace, Wix, Joomla etc. One can easily create a website or blog in WordPress without in-depth technical knowledge. WordPress is based on PHP and MySQL. This is the most popular blogging system on internet.
What is GoDaddy?
GoDaddy is an internet domain registrar and web hosting company. One can purchase a domain for his/her website/blog from GoDaddy and use GoDaddy to host his/her website/blog. GoDaddy is currently the largest domain registrar on the web hosting more than 57 million domains worldwide. Many people prefer hosting with GoDaddy because it is affordable and reliable. GoDaddy has a position in the list of top 10 web hosting company in the world for 2018.
What is Domain Name?
A domain name is the name of the website. A domain name is used for finding and identifying the server computers on the Internet where the files related to the website reside. Computers use IP addresses which are strings of numbers. It is difficult for humans to remember series of numbers. To overcome this problem, a domain name is mapped with the IP address(s) using DNS (Domain Name System). When a user tries to access a website using domain name, DNS translates the domain name into IP address.
What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is the service that allows individuals and organizations to make their sites accessible via WWW (World Wide Web). Web hosts are the companies that provide all the technical services or server side services to view the website to the users. Our website files reside at the web host’s server computers. There are many web hosting companies e.g, Justhost, Ipage, Webhostingpad, Namecheap, Bluehost, GoDaddy etc.
Create a GoDaddy Account
First of all create an account with GoDaddy. You can create account using your Facebook account or email. Here Support PIN is very important. This PIN will be used when you contact customer care.
Now you have to purchase a domain name for your website/blog. In the search box, type the name of the domain you want then click on “Search Domain” button. Now, GoDaddy will tell you whether this domain name has already been used or is available for you. It will also give you some other options with prices as shown in the picture.
For example I have typed “freedommedia.com” then clicked “Search Domain” button, GoDaddy is telling me that this domain name is already taken by someone. So, you can’t use same domain name. But GoDaddy has given me some other options like “freedommedia.in”, ”freedommedia.co.in” etc.
If you want any domain name from the suggested list then you can take that or you can search for new domain name again. When GoDaddy tells you that this domain is available as shown below, you can click on “Add to Cart” button based on your plan you prefer or your budgets. Now click on “Continue to Cart” button.
Web Hosting Purchase
Upon clicking “Continue to Cart” button, the page you will get is web hosting section as shown.
Click on drop down list and choose your plan (choose Starter for beginners) then click on “Continue with these options” button.
This will lead you to billing section. There are number of payment options here. You can use credit cards, debit cards, internet banking, paytm like wallet and UPI. Select the payment method. You can also select duration of the domain registration and hosting plan. I recommend choosing the minimum duration for beginners. Now click on “Complete Purchase” button.
A new window will pop up. Go to Payment Information section.
Select payment method. I have selected Wallet. Select the wallet you want to use. I have selected Paytm Wallet.
Once you have successfully made the payment, GoDaddy will take you through installation of WordPress and setup of your website. GoDaddy provides single click installation of WordPress. Go to My Products, you can see the products you have purchased.