How to Set up Hosting on an External Domain in Go Daddy


Go Daddy is an Internet domain registrar. It also offers Web hosting services. If you already own a Website domain that you bought from somewhere else, you can use Go Daddy to host that external domain. You do not need to purchase a Go Daddy domain to make use of Go Daddy's hosting services. You will need administrative rights to set up hosting with Go Daddy.

  • Go Daddy is an Arizona-based company that registers millions of Website domain names and hosts many sites as well as providing email, analytics and business tools.

    Log in to your Go Daddy Account Manager by typing your customer number or login name and password.

  • Click "Web Hosting" from the "Products" section.

  • Locate your hosting account and click "Launch" next to it.

  • Type your external domain in the "Enter domain" field.

  • Use the automatically generated user name in the "FTP user name" field. If you wish to change your user name, click "Change." Enter your preferred FTP user name.

  • Type and retype a password that you wish to use to access the hosting account with FTP.

  • Click "Finish."

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