Ok so GoDaddy have changed there admin so I need to check the database bit again to write the exact instructions but to get you started on FTP with Filezilla as this will be your first step:
- Sign into your account on GoDaddy
- Click “MY ACCOUNT” top right and select “WEB HOSTING” From the list in the middle of the page
- You will see a box with your url and an expiry date - click “LAUNCH” to the right of this box
- You will be sent to “HOSTING DASHBOARD”
VERY IMPORTANT AT THE TOP THERE ARE 3 BUTTONS NAMED FTP/DOMAINS/EMAIL ----
DO NOT CLICK ON THESE AS IT TAKES YOU TO AN AREA WHICH YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND TO MAKE CHANGES
- There will be an open panel below these buttons with the headings “FTP”/“SERVER”/“ACCOUNT” - the info in the ftp section is what you need to use filezilla…
I suggest you keep this screen open whilst using Filezilla to copy the info.
“Username”: This is the “Admin user name” in the ftp section
"Password": Will be as it is in the ftp on the hosting dashboard. This may be in a confirmation email from GoDaddy or you can change it but it may take an hour to reset officially.
“Port”: You can leave this blank but if for any reason it will not connect then use “211”
Assuming this connects: Download Wordpress from the website
Open the zip and the “Wordpress” folder so you see a selection of PHP files, a “read me” html file and a few folders named “Wp-Includes”, “Wp-Admin”, “Wp-Content”…
Select ALL of these files and drag them into your Filezilla Root - i.e drag all the files into the lower right hand section of file zilla (the one with headings “Filename”, “File Size”, “File Type”, “Last Modified” etc etc
This may take a little while then press “refresh” (Green and blue arrow button above “Username”)
Now when you go to your url you will hopefully meet the WP set up screen. For this you will need the database info.
I will get the route to this asap and leave instructions here again.
Hopefully this will help - sorry its a long reply but it can be a lot to explain and I do not want to sound insulting with basic instructions but I appreciate it can be daunting the first time!