I want to build a web platform, something like LinkedIn. I’m looking to do it on WordPress and want to get the most out of WordPress. Should I transfer my web domain from GoDaddy to WordPress? And who can that be done?
I don’t see any reason why you would need to transfer your domain from GoDaddy to WordPress. GoDaddy is a domain registrar, which is completely separate from your hosting company. It’s generally a good idea to register your domain at a different company that your host. That way you’re not putting all your eggs in one basket, should one or the other fail.
Be sure to watch our video on the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com, so you can make the best decision about where to host your site.
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Thanks Shawn. I had already watched the video and maybe I did not ask my question in the right way.
During the video they mentioned that if you used word press on the word press site it would have better options than if you used it on the Godaddy site.
Currently my domain is hosted on godaddy and i want to know where do I subscribe to in order to use word press? Through word press or Godaddy?
There are more options and flexibility with the version of WordPress that is available at WordPress.org. And that is the same version of WordPress that is used by literally every other WordPress hosting company, besides WordPress.com.
So, once you’ve decided to use the WordPress.org version, you need a host.
GoDaddy offers Managed WordPress hosting, so you can simply sign up with your existing GoDaddy account. That will also make it a breeze to connect your domain name to your WordPress site.
We recommend a number of Managed WordPress hosting companies. Read, “Best WordPress Hosting in 2021. Which One is Right for You?”
With any of those hosts, you’ll need to connect your domain name to your host, and they all offer support to help you with that step.
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