This is what you need to do first, before you can do a 1-Click WordPress Install
If you’re starting a new business, choosing and buying a domain name can feel like your dream is finally becoming a reality. If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you made a smart business decision and purchased a low cost domain name from GoDaddy, and chose a website hosting plan from a company like Bluehost, that offers a 1-Click WordPress Install.
And then the problems began. You didn’t realize you had to jump through so many technical hoops to get your WordPress website installed… And so you didn’t.
This “How To” article is designed to help you overcome the fear of the very first steps that can feel ‘too techy’ and somewhat confusing: confusing because (1) GoDaddy does not make it easy to find the information you need and (2) BlueHost and GoDaddy often use different words to describe the same thing.
It’s also designed it to help you get this done — one baby step at time — so you can start to live your dream.
First things first: get your nameservers
The nameservers for Bluehost are:
If you’re using another host like A Small Orange, HostGator, InMotion, Synthesis, or any of the other hosts who offer a 1-Click WordPress Install, they will provide you with their nameservers.
You would have received your host’s nameserver via email when you signed up with your host. If you can’t find your New Account Information email, do an Internet search for “what are the nameservers for hostgator?” (or: a small orange, hostgator, inMotion, etc.)
Jot down the information. Now you’re ready to begin.
That’s a wrap
Logout of your GoDaddy account
Check your email.
The 2 emails you’ll receive from GoDaddy will include (1) Domain Name plus Authorization code (2) Admin Contact Verification Code (EPP). You’ll need this information to complete your domain name transfer.
Please note that it can take up to 36 hours for Bluehost to process the request. Stay tuned for next week’s e-zine in which I’ll show you how to complete the transfer to Bluehost (or any host).
About Nancy Fields
Nancy Fields is a graphic designer who specializes in print and WordPress. Nancy is dedicated to empowering all her clients with great graphic design, and teaching them how to use and update the WordPress web sites she builds for them. Her weekly e-zine features How To articles on WordPress, design, and marketing.