Learn how SMTP works and its role in the email process. For more details visit: ?cvosrc=video.youtube_organic.us_how-to&cvo_creative=tmE9OqjdK7sisc=ythowto Hi there! In this video, you’ll learn what SMTP is and how it works. SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. While POP and IMAP are protocols that allow you to retrieve email from a mail server, SMTP is the protocol that allows you to send email to a mail server. Specifically, the SMTP protocol is used to send email from an email client to your email provider’s mail server, and to send email between two mail servers on the Internet. When you use a free email provider, your email address uses their domain name and in turn they allow you to use their email servers. If you use their webmail site to read and send email, they handle the email server settings that direct your incoming and outgoing emails. However, if you want to use a local email client, like MS Outlook, Apple Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird, you’ll need to enter your email provider’s incoming and outgoing mail server settings when you set up your client. The Incoming server setting tells the email client where it can retrieve your email from, and the outgoing mail server setting tells the email client where it can send your email to. The outgoing server setting is also known as the SMTP server setting. Let’s focus on the send mail process and role SMTP servers play in it. Meet Maggie; her email address is email@example.com. Though Maggie is using Yahoo! as her free email service provider, she likes to use the email client, Microsoft Outlook, for composing, reading and sending her email. To make sure Outlook can communicate to with Yahoo’s mail servers, she entered Yahoo’s! email server settings when she configured MS Outlook. Maggie writes an email to her friend Rob using MS Outlook. When she clicks Send, MS Outlook sends Rob’s email address; her email address; and the body of the message to Yahoo’s SMTP server. Upon receipt, the Yahoo! SMTP server breaks Rob’s email address into two parts: the recipient ID, or what displays in front of the ‘at’ sign, and the domain name or what displays after the ‘at’ sign. The Yahoo! SMTP server then goes out to the Internet, and through a series of server conversations, locates the SMTP server for the domain name, Gmail.com. The Yahoo! SMTP server passes Maggie’s email to Gmail SMTP server. Once Maggie’s email arrives at Gmail’s SMTP server, it remains there until Rob, logs into his Gmail account and retrieves the email. Let’s recap: SMTP is the protocol that allows you to send emails from an email client to a mail server. Once on a sender’s outgoing email server, SMTP uses the domain name in an email address to locate the recipient’s email server, where the email remains until the recipient retrieves it. SMTP WhatIsSMTP SMTPserver SMTPrelay
What is a subdomain? How is a subdomain different from a domain? Take a moment to learn about the subdomains from GoDaddy. For more details about subdomains visit Hi there. In this video, you’ll learn what a subdomain is and how they’re used. A subdomain is a subset, or a smaller part of a larger domain. To better understand the concept of subdomains, let’s dissect a domain name from the top down. A complete domain name includes a Top-level Domain or TLD, and a Second-level Domain, or SLD. The TLD is the part that occurs right after the last dot in the domain name; this is why TLDs are sometimes called domain extensions. In this example.com is the TLD. While there are several types of TLDs, the most common are.com.org, and net. The SLD, or second level domain, is the part that occurs immediately in front of the last dot in the domain name. In this example, it’s the name of the business. The SLD is what makes a domain name unique. Now this part… right here… that displays before first dot in the domain name – it’s the subdomain. That’s right… fun fact: WWW is actually a subdomain. The good news is you don’t have to use WWW for your subdomain; instead, you can replace it with almost any word to create a subdomain with a unique web address, without having to purchase a new domain name. Subdomains function as an extension of a registered domain name, allowing you to send visitors to a different web address, or allowing you to point to specific IP addresses or directories in your hosting account.The most common use for a subdomain is organizing or dividing website content into distinct sections. If your website has a substantial amount of content on a given topic, or there’s content on your website that you want to draw attention to, say for marketing purposes, you can create a subdomain for it. A subdomain sets this content apart from the main site and gives it a unique web address, without having to register a new domain name. Consider the dog-friendly winery, Molly’s Bark and Wine. During her first year of business, the owner has amassed a large online photo collection of dogs who’ve visited the winery. To highlight the business’ unique dog-friendly atmosphere and provide a dedicated space for her expanding photo gallery, she creates the subdomain, ‘dogs’, under her registered domain name, mollysbarkandwine.com. The WWW in her domain name is replaced with the word ‘dogs’ and the new web address for the dedicated photo gallery is dogs.mollysbarkandwine.com. As an added bonus, this subdomain is treated as a unique website address and in turn may drive new customers to her website. Subdomains also offer a great way to create language-specific versions of a websites, or to accommodate information that may not be critical to the primary website, such as an events page, blog or store. To recap, a subdomain is a subset of a registered domain name. Subdomains are most commonly used to divide websites into distinct sections that have unique web addresses.
Learn the difference between the two most common incoming email protocols: POP and IMAP.For more details visit and Hi there! In this video, you’ll learn the difference between the two most common incoming email protocols: POP and IMAP. POP, or Post Office Protocol, was created as a simplified way to download and delete messages on a remote email server. The latest version, POP3, is supported by virtually all email clients and servers. Using POP, an internet-connected email client accesses a remote mail server; downloads all email to your local computer; and marks the messages for deletion on the mail server. This means the messages you retrieve using POP can only be viewed in the specific email client, on the specific computer that you downloaded them to. Once downloaded, you cannot access these messages via webmail, or a different email client on another computer. Think of POP like a traditional telephone answering machine that uses tapes. Callers can leave a recorded message on the answering machine, but you can only listen to the message if you are physically in the same room as your answering machine and press play. Until you erase your messages from the tape, they remain available to replay at any time, but only from that answering machine. IMAP, or Internet Message Access Protocol, was specifically designed to free us from the limits of sending and receiving email from a single email client. In contrast to POP, IMAP allows you to log into any internet-connected email client or a webmail site, and view all of the same emails at any time. In a constantly connected world, the ability to send and receive email from both email clients and webmail sites, has made IMAP very popular. With IMAP, your email is stored on your provider’s email servers until you delete it. While this makes email access convenient, some provider’s limit the amount of email you can store on their servers, and may temporarily suspend email services if you exceed this amount. Think of IMAP like your remote digital voicemail. When a caller leaves a message using voicemail, their message is kept on a centralized computer data storage device, and you access the messages using the touch tones on your telephone or mobile. This digital storage in a centralized location means that you can access and listen to voicemails from any telephonic device that can generate touch tones. Your messages remain on your provider’s data storage device until you delete them. However, most providers limit the number of messages you can store, and if you exceed this amount, callers may temporarily not be able to leave you a message. To decide which will work best for you, think about how you like to check your email. If you’re someone who always checks their email from one location, or on only one device, POP will work. However, if you’re someone who checks your email from your laptop, just as frequently as your mobile, and you need to be able to access it no matter where you, then IMAP is a better choice. While POP and IMAP are not the only incoming email server settings, they are the most common. At GoDaddy, the type of incoming email server you have is primarily dependent on the type of email account you have and where you purchased it. So find out which type of incoming email server you’re using – and if it’s not meeting your needs you always have the option to change it.
What is a domain name? Take a moment to learn about domain names from GoDaddy. For more details about a domain name and how to find one visit Hi there. In this video, you’ll learn what a domain name is and how they work. Domain names were created to make IP, or Internet Protocol, addresses more human-friendly. An IP address is a unique set of numbers that is assigned to every computer on the Internet. Think of IP addresses like street addresses – they identify where a computer is located on the Internet and help route information so that it can easily travel between computers. But IP addresses, like this one, don’t exactly roll of your tongue, do they? And then just imagine having to memorize such a string of – seemingly random numbers for every single website you wanted to find on the Internet. If only there was an easier way… actually, there is. While computers require IP addresses to locate one another, we humans can use domain names. The Domain Name System, or DNS [D-N-S], takes domain names — the kind of web addresses that people understand, like goddaddy.com — and translates them into IP addresses that computers need to communicate. So instead of 126.96.36.199, you can simply remember godaddy.com. Much easier, right? When visitors enter your domain name into a Web browser, the browser uses your domain name to find the correct IP address and, in turn, passes back the website associated with that IP address. Think of this way; your domain name functions like the contacts you store in your mobile phone. When you touch the name of a contact that’s stored in your mobile phone, your mobile phone automatically dials the number you’ve saved for that contact. You don’t need to know where the person you’re calling is located, and you don’t need to even enter their specific phone number. All you do is touch the contact and mobile phone does the rest. Remember, domain names provide you with a simple, human-friendly way to locate websites on the Internet.
Want multiple email addresses, but don’t need multiple email accounts? An email alias can be a great solution. Visit to get a professional email address using Office 365 email. In this video, you’ll learn what an email alias is and how it’s different from an email account. But first, let’s first define what we mean by ‘alias’. This Molly Jones – her mom calls her “Molly ; her friends call her “MJ”; and the supermarket clerks call her “Mrs. Jones.” While all of these people are using different names for Molly, they’re all referring to the same person. They’re just using nicknames, or aliases for Molly. Now, let’s put aliases in the context of emails. Molly here, owns a small, dog-friendly winery. She likes to use her personal email address with her friends and family, and to clearly identify herself when she’s communicating with her vendors. However, she’d also like a couple of generic email addresses that she can use on her website; like one for general customer questions, and another for customers interested in hosting special events at her winery. She doesn’t have the time to log in and check multiple email inboxes, and she’s just starting out, so she doesn’t want to purchase too many email accounts just yet. The solution: Add email aliases to her existing GoDaddy email account. Aliases allow Molly to create new email addresses with alternate names that function as additional inboxes on her primary email account. Even better, the aliases use the same contact list, account settings and inbox as the primary email address. For example, she could add the email alias firstname.lastname@example.org for customer questions and email@example.com for customers interested in using her winery for special occasions. Any email sent to either of the aliases will be delivered to her primary account inbox, firstname.lastname@example.org. She can add new email addresses to her account without creating, or paying for, new email accounts until she needs them. One thing that’s important to note about aliases, is that you cannot send emails FROM an alias; an alias can ONLY function as an additional inbound email address to an existing email account. Remember, an email alias is a great way to create a new email address without creating a completely new email account.
Learn what an SSL certificate is and how it increases visitor confidence in your website. It can even help with your website’s rankings in Google! Find out more (and get your own SSL site seal) at: Security is a big deal to everyone doing business on the web. Learn how to keep your customers and your business safe with an SSL certificate. Have you ever noticed that some web addresses begin with “http” and others start with “https?” The difference is that “https” means the site has SSL security. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It’s technology that keeps sensitive information, like credit cards, social security numbers, user names and passwords out of the hands of cyber crooks. How? By encrypting - or scrambling - data while it passes between websites and web servers, keeping it from being intercepted. Once it reaches the intended recipient it is un-encrypted. Thinking you don’t need SSL because you don’t sell stuff online? Think again. Your SSL certificate tells visitors you are the legitimate and verified owner of your site. Showing that you’re serious about security is a great way to earn trust. To add SSL to your website, you simply install an SSL certificate. When your site has SSL from GoDaddy, a padlock icon as well as “https” appears in your customers’ browser bar to show that information they send to, or receive from, your site is safe from hackers. You can also add an SSL site seal to your pages, to make it even more obvious to visitors that you’ve got their back. And, bonus! An SSL certificate can boost your rankings in search results. Google and other search engines reward secure websites to encourage all website owners to get on board. No business is too small or too new to protect its online customers and business reputation with an SSL certificate.
What is the difference between a domain name, a website and hosting? Take a moment to learn about domain names, websites and hosting from GoDaddy. For more details about a domain names and websites visit Hi there. In this video, you'll learn the difference between a domain and a website. While domains and websites are closely connected, they are two very different things. After registering a domain, you need to do something with it, put it to work for you. Your domain can be used for a website, for an email account, or for both. You can, however, register a domain and choose NOT to use it for a website or an email account BUT you can't have a website or an email account without a domain. When used for a website, your domain name is what people type into their browser to find your site — this is why they are sometimes referred to as web addresses. So godaddy.com is the domain used for GoDaddy's website. Registering a domain, however, doesn't automatically create a website — it only means that you've registered the domain. So for example, if you decided to start your own business and you thought of great name for it, you might copyright the name to protect it. However, simply giving your business a name is only one of many steps that go into building your business. In the same manner, when you register a domain and want to use it for a website, you'll need to first build the website, and then find a host for it, so it can be visible on the Web. What's a host? Website hosts are companies that house, serve, and maintain files for one or more websites. Think of a website hosting company like a shopping center that contains several individual stores. If you want to open a store at the shopping center, you can lease space and set up shop. Just like a shopping center, website hosting companies enable you to lease space on their web servers where you can store your website files and make them available for visitors to view. Because you have registered your domain, you can use it at any web hosting company you want. Remember your store in the shopping center? Suppose you decided to move your store and lease space at a different shopping center. If you packed up your products and moved to a new location, you would still be able to use the same name for your store. The same is true for your domain — regardless of where you decided to host your website's files, your domain remains yours for the duration of your registration. GoDaddy is both a domain registrar AND a website hosting company — and we have the tools to help you build your website. This means you can register your domain name, build a website for it, and get it on the web - all in one place. Do you already have a domain name? Don't just let it sit there; do something with it!
FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is a set of rules that govern how computers on the internet transfer files to and from one another. This video explains the role of FTP in website development and how you can use FTP software to upload and move files yourself. For more information visit ? Hi there! In this video, you’ll learn what FTP is? FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. What’s a protocol? A protocol is a set of rules used by computers that are connected, or networked together, which specify how the computers communicate or interact with one other. There are a variety protocols that manage interactions at various levels in the networked computing environment we know as the Internet. For example, some Internet protocols are used to govern how data is exchanged between two computers, or hardware devices, while other protocols dictate how data is exchanged at the application, or software level. FTP is a protocol that computers on the internet use to transfer files to and from one another. If you’re developing a website, FTP is a critical part of the process. FTP enables you upload your website files from your computer to a hosted web server, so that your site is can be viewed on the internet. The best way to make use of FTP is through an FTP client. An FTP client is a software application that offers a simplified way to log into a server, navigate between folders, and move files to and from the server. FTP clients also allow you upload multiple files at once, which can be helpful if you’re uploading a lot of files at once… say like a website. There are many different stand-alone FTP clients in prices that range from free to more than a hundred dollars. GoDaddy supports the free FTP client, Filezilla. Is your GoDaddy hosting account set up? Are your website files ready to go? Consider downloading an FTP client first to make the upload process quicker and easier!
GoDaddy breaks down the structure of a WordPress theme, helping you understand the building blocks for creating and editing the pages on your website. Learn more about GoDaddy’s WordPress websites at: Ready to build your GoDaddy WordPress website? Watch this quick tour of a WordPress theme to better understand how to access and edit the pages on your site. Your WordPress theme is the foundation for your website, and builds each page of your site in blocks. Some of the common blocks included in themes are the header, the footer, and the body. While the arrangement of blocks is flexible, this is a common configuration for most themes. The header is basically everything at the top of your website. It includes things like the site’s title, tag line, and the navigation bar. While the header on your home page may be unique, the header on most subpages will typically have the same format and content across the website. Everything at the bottom of your website, in this section, is the footer. The footer includes stuff like contact information, directions, copyright info, and links to social media. The footer typically carries across all pages on your website and its format and content remain the same. The area between the header and the footer on your web page is the body, or content area. The content area can include text, graphics, links, buttons – just about whatever you want, so it will vary from page to page across your website. If you need to edit the header or footer on your page, you use the Customizer tool. To access and edit components in the header or footer, you can select from the Customizer menu on the left or click the corresponding blue edit button on the screen. The Customizer tool is also where you’ll go if you want to change any of the global settings on your website. Stuff like colors, fonts, and navigation menus to name a few. Need to edit the content area of a page? If you’re already in the Customizer, just scroll down and click the blue edit icon in the content area of the page. You can also access it, by clicking Page Builder in the menu at the top of the screen. The Page Builder tool allows you to access and edit the content on your page. Using this tool, you can quickly build out the content on each page without worrying about formatting. Take a minute to open your GoDaddy WordPress website and review what you currently have in your Header, Footer and Content area. Do you want to make changes? Give it a try!
Learn how to upload files to your cPanel hosting account with the open source FTP client, FileZilla. Hi there! In this video, you’ll learn how to upload website files to your hosting account using the FTP client, Filezilla with cPanel shared hosting. The Filezilla Quickconnect tool links your local computer with your hosting account to allow quicker, easier uploads of website files and data. The settings you enter in the Quickconnect tool can vary slightly based on the type of shared hosting platform you purchased. For this reason, it’s important to know which platform you have. If you’re unsure which shared hosting platform you have, access your Hosting Accounts page and at the bottom of a domain name’s card you’ll see the name of the platform you purchased. The directions covered in this video are specific to Filezilla and the cPanel shared hosting platform. If you are using a different hosting platform, please refer to the GoDaddy Help article that is specific to your hosting platform. Before you begin, ensure that you’ve set up your cPanel hosting account at GoDaddy, and you’ve downloaded and installed the Filezilla application. To start, open Filezilla on your computer. To link Filezilla with your hosting account, you’ll need to enter four settings in the Quickconnect tool. First, in the Host field, enter the IP address for your website. Not sure what your IP address is? Just log into your hosting account, and open your cPanel dashboard. Your website’s IP address is on the left side of the screen, right here. Got it? Great! Next, enter the username and password for your hosting account. Keep in mind, this is the username and password you established when you set up your hosting account in cPanel; it may differ from the one you use to access your GoDaddy account. Not sure what your hosting username or password are? No problem. Just go to gateway.godaddy.com in a web browser, click the I forgot link and you’ll be able reset your hosting account’s username and password. Now, let’s get back to FileZilla. In the Port field, type 21. Keep in mind, if you’re using a hosting platform other than cPanel, the port number may be different. The ‘Successful’ status message in this window indicates that Filezilla is now connected to your website hosting account. The Filezilla screen is divided into two main parts; the left side is the Local Site area, where you can see the directories and files stored on your local computer. The right side is the Remote Site area, where you can see the website directories and files you have stored at your hosting provider. In the Remote Site area, open your website’s root directory, or the public html folder. Remember, this video is specific to the cPanel shared hosting platform; other hosting platforms may use a different name for the web root directory. Now, on the Local Site side, find and open the folder that contains your website’s files. Select all of the files in your website folder and drag them across to the Remote Site area. During the upload process a series of status messages will display in the window at the bottom of the screen. When the upload is complete, a copy of your website files will display in the Remote Site area of Filezilla. That’s it! Now that you’ve uploaded your website files, open a web browser and navigate to your domain to see what visitors will see.
Don’t let your domain name go to waste. Learn how to connect (or forward) your custom domain to your WordPress site in just a few steps. GoDaddy is here to help with all your domain needs. Visit us at . You have a great looking WordPress website, and now you’ve registered the perfect domain name. Ready to connect them? This video explains how to connect, or forward, your custom domain name to your WordPress website. If you used WordPress to create a free website, your web address includes a name you chose that’s appended with dot WordPress dot com. But if you’ve registered a custom domain name with GoDaddy, why not use it for your WordPress website? When you set up forwarding on your domain, visitors who search for your domain or enter it in a web browser, will see your WordPress site. Let’s see how… In your web browser, navigate to your WordPress website. Next, click in the Address bar of your web browser, highlight the URL for your WordPress site and copy it to your clipboard. Now, log into your GoDaddy account. On the Products page, find Domains and to the right of it, click Manage. On the Domains page, choose the domain name that you want to forward to your WordPress website, and click Use My Domain. In the domain connecter, click Connect to an Existing Site. On the Destinations screen, under Websites, click WordPress. Click in the WordPress blog URL field, and paste in the text you copied to your clipboard. When you’re finished, click Next. This dialog box is just asking you to confirm that you want your GoDaddy domain name to forward to your WordPress website. To confirm, click Finish. That’s it! Now when anyone types your unique domain name into a browser, they’ll see your WordPress website. Try it out!
To appear on the Internet, a website's files and data must reside on a hosting server. There are several types of hosting technologies, including VPS. Learn what VPS hosting is and how it compares to shared hosting and dedicated hosting. For more about VPS hosting, visit GoDaddy offers several types of website hosting. This video offers an explanation of VPS hosting and some tips for determining if it’s the right solution for you. VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. To make VPS hosting a little easier to understand, let’s take a quick look at two other kinds of hosting and compare them to VPS hosting. On one hand, there’s shared hosting. Your website files are housed on a server along with the files of other websites, and the server’s bandwidth and resources are shared among all the websites on that server. You have very little control over the server settings or operations. Think of it like renting a unit in an apartment complex where you share parking space, storage, and laundry facilities with others in the complex. Shared hosting is an affordable solution that is generally well suited to most small- and many medium-sized businesses that have simple, straightforward websites with daily traffic under 2,000 visitors. On the other hand, there’s dedicated hosting, in which you lease the amount of exclusive server space you think you’ll need and you have full use of the server bandwidth and resources. There’s no sharing with other websites. You can control and customize the software and computing operations as needed; even though you don’t have access to the server hardware. It’s similar to living in a large single-family home.Dedicated hosting is often the right solution for large, complex, high-traffic sites and applications. Now consider VPS hosting. You have your own space on a physical server that is partitioned into multiple private environments. The technical term for this is “virtualization.” So while others may reside on the same physical server as you, your space is yours alone and you don’t share resources and bandwidth like you do with shared hosting. Like dedicated hosting, VPS hosting allows a high degree of control and customization. You can change server settings, install software, add users, and even turn the server on and off as needed. One way to visualize VPS hosting is to think about living in a condominium building. A single building is divided into multiple private units of various sizes. Each unit has a private laundry room and storage area, and a reserved parking space – resources that do not have to be shared with other condo residents – and you can control and customize your living space as needed. In general, VPS hosting is more affordable than dedicated hosting. It’s a good solution when you want your own server space and resources, and the control of dedicated hosting – but you don’t need the amount of space and power that dedicated hosting provides.
Interested in using WordPress to create a blog or website? This video will show you how to install it on a hosting account that includes cPanel. Visit: or Interested in using WordPress to create a blog or website? This video will show you how to install it on a hosting account that includes cPanel. Not sure what cPanel is or if you have it? If you bought a GoDaddy hosting plan for Linux – as opposed to a hosting plan for Windows –then you have cPanel. It is essentially a dashboard to help you manage aspects of your hosting account, including files, settings, and applications like WordPress. To get to your cPanel dashboard, sign in to your GoDaddy account and click My Products. In your products list, locate Web Hosting, and then click Manage. You’ll see a listing of all your hosting accounts and domain names. In this example, Jane has just one: CaliforniaFlowerFarms.com. Notice that “cPanel” appears under the Manage button. Click Manage to open cPanel. This is the cPanel dashboard. Now we can install WordPress. Under Web Applications, click WordPress. Installatron opens to an Overview page about WordPress. You don’t need to spend any time here unless you’d like to learn more about WordPress. Let’s keep going and click ‘Install this application.’ The Installatron install wizard will guide you through the installation of WordPress. It provides instructions and helpful information about each field. Here are few important things to remember. First, in the Location section, be sure the domain you want to install WordPress on appears in the Domain field. In our example, Jane has only one domain so it automatically appears in the Domain field. If Jane owned other domains or had created subdomains, they would appear in the dropdown menu. Next, leave the Directory field empty if you want to use WordPress as the website for the domain you selected. Not sure what that means? Let’s say Jane types “blog” in the Directory field. WordPress will be installed on CaliforniaFlowerFarms.com/blog, and that will be the web address for the page or site she creates with WordPress. But then later Jane decides she wants to build a full website for her business and she wants the web address to be CaliforniaFlowerFarms.com. She’ll need to either re-install WordPress on CaliforniaFlowerFarms.com – or move or copy the WordPress installation to her CaliforniaFlowerFarms.com domain. Finally, in the Settings section, you’ll see that an Administrator Username and Administrator Password are provided. Be sure to note them, or change them to something you will remember. When all the fields and options are set the way you want them, click Install. That’s it! Now you can start creating with WordPress. For help using WordPress, click the link in the details below this video.Go
Learn how to create and send an email promotion with GoDaddy Email Marketing. For more information about GoDaddy Email Marketing, visit . GoDaddy Email Marketing is designed to help you create clean, distinctive emails that are effortless to read. The result: More opens, clicks and repeat customers. Achieving cool simplicity is easy every time, whether you have design talents or not.
Customize your GoCentral site by adding new website sections for additional content, images and more! Changes save automatically, so you never lose your work. Learn more about GoCentral at . Your website should handle all the information you want to share, right? This video shows you how to add sections in GoCentral Website Builder and make them your own. When you first get your GoCentral site, it’s one scrolling page divided into sections: a Header, About Us section, Subscribe field, Contact Us form, and a Footer. If you bought the Online Store plan, you also have a Featured Products section. All of these sections can be customized and—except for the Header and Footer—removed. To add a new section, open your site in the designer tool. Scroll to where you want the new section located. Let’s add one between About Us and the Subscribe form. Click the plus sign to display section choices on the right. Let’s add a Content section. Click Content and then click one of the layout options. Instantly, the new section is on your site and in your Sections menu. To customize your new section, click a piece of placeholder content and use the editing tools on the right to make your changes - which, by the way, are saved automatically. No hunting around for a Save button. To see how your new section will look on your live site, click Preview. If it needs more work, just click Edit. Like what you see? Then click Publish.
There are three great ways to use a domain name. To find a domain name visit: We’re gonna show you three ways that you can use your new domain name. Did you go with the classic.com, or claim a sly new extension like.guru, either way, your domain name is a powerful little piece of text. You’ve purchased the perfect domain name ready to put it to work for you. The first way you can use your domain name is to create an email account. Already have an email account? Most people do. Chances are sometime in past you signed up for a free email account - it was enough for keeping in touch with friends and creating your online dating profile. But now you’re a grown-up; and you do grown-up stuff, like running your small business. Isn’t time to up your email game? You can use your domain name for a custom email address. Think about it; if you want your business to stand out from the crowd, which email address is going to get it noticed: the free one you’ve had since college, or the customized one that uses the name of your business. Using your domain name for your email address not only looks more professional, it’s a great way to promote your business! Customized email is great, but like most people, you probably got your domain name to create a website for it, which is the second thing you can do with your domain name. Using your domain name for a website gives you a dedicated, branded space to introduce your business to anyone, anywhere, who can connect to the Internet. Even better, your website will give your business almost boundless marketing reach. People from Arizona to Zimbabwe will be able to can find you online with just a click of the mouse. But what happens if you’re so busy running your business that you just can’t find the time to build your website, or even find someone to do it for you. You might consider forwarding your domain name to somewhere else on the Web, until you get site up and running. This is the third thing you can do with your domain name. Confused? Let me explain. It’s not uncommon for small businesses just starting out to create a Facebook business page. If you have a Facebook business page or another social media account on the Internet, you can use your domain name to forward visitors to that page, until your website is up and running. With forwarding in place, anyone who navigates to your domain name in their browser, will be automatically forwarded to a web page you currently have – like a Facebook business page. Clever, right? And there you have it. With all the power and potential your domain name has, why would you ever let it just sit there and collect dust. Use it for your email address, a new website, or to forward visitors to an existing website, but put it to work for you now!
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Gwen Dean dreamed of starting her own business - a puppet business. She turned to GoDaddy, registered her domain name, launched her company's website and her puppet business was born. On her website, customers can quickly and easily book puppet shows as well as shop and purchase her custom, hand crafted puppets. Gwen resides in New York, but her business is worldwide.
Starting a website should always begin with a website planning session. What are the goals, features and information your site needs? Learn more about starting a website at . In this video, we’ll give you a few things to think about when developing a plan for your website! First, decide what the goal of your website is. If you’re building a website as a way to create awareness about your business, reach more customers or make it easier for customers to find you, a simple, straightforward website is all you need. At a minimum, your website should tell people who you are, what you offer, how to contact you and where to find you. An informational or awareness website for your business is a great place to start your online presence and can even be done on a just single page. As you get more comfortable with your website, have more time, or your business grows, you can always add pages, and include things like contact forms or customer testimonials, or maybe integrate with social media channels. If the main goal of your website is to be an online business or you’re planning to sell something, you’ll need to consider more robust website features such as databases for online product catalogs and financial transaction processing. Don’t worry, this doesn’t necessarily mean more work or complexity, but if you want to sell on your website it’s important to consider any additional functionality your site might need. Second, consider the target audience for your website. Your target audience for a small business website are your customers AND your potential customers. Who buys your products or uses your services? Who else would you like to add to your customer base? It’s easy to get caught up in the fun of designing a new website, but keep in mind it’s not just about you or even your business. Your website is really for your customers, and it should reflect what they would like to see. Consider this scenario. you’re building a website for the small neighborhood bakery you own. Your customers always rave about your beautifully decorated and delicious treats as well as the cozy atmosphere. What would your website look like? Now imagine you’re the owner of a rare bookstore in a large city. Your customers are antique book collectors who appreciate your expert knowledge of literature. What would your website look like now? Understanding the likes and needs of your target audience will help you choose the right content for your website. Third, what do you want people to do when they get to your site? Do you want them to contact you? Visit your business? Buy something on your site? Be direct and specific and then be sure the call-to-action on your website is super clear. In short, tell them what you want them to do! Just a few tips for you to think about… but don’t overthink it. Jump in and get your basic information online – even a single-page site will do. As you have time and your skills develop, you can refine and expand your website.
What is DNS? How does DNS work? Take a moment to learn about the Domain Name System from GoDaddy. For more details about DNS visit . Hi there. In this video, you’ll learn about a crucial part of the Internet – the Domain Name System or DNS. So what is DNS? Well, it’s a translation system that allows us humans to search the Internet using language we’re comfortable with. Without DNS, the Internet as we know it would not exist. For example, you couldn’t do your shopping online; you’d have to drive to an actual store to buy your things. There would be no way to stream music or videos to your smartphone, and no way to video chat with a friend across the ocean, or even across the street. But what does DNS have to do with this? The Internet is made up of computers that are set up in large networks around the world. These networks are connected by a web of underground and, in some cases, undersea wires. Computers on the Internet communicate with each other using strings of numbers called Internet Protocol or IP addresses. IP addresses function like street addresses – they identify where a computer is located on the Internet and help guide the information traveling between computers. Now it’s one thing for computers to communicate using strings of numbers, but imagine if we humans had to memorize these seemingly random strings of numbers for every single website we wanted to find – not very realistic, huh? Well because of DNS, we don’t have to. DNS translates the human-friendly domain names that we’re comfortable using, into the IP addresses that computers need to communicate with one another. The process starts with you and your web browser. When you type a domain name into your web browser, your browser and computer determine if one of them already has the domain’s related IP address in their memory. If it’s a domain you’ve visited recently – like the newspaper website you visit every morning, your browser may have stored the domain name and its IP address in memory, and can display the website in a split second. If the domain isn’t hanging around in local memory, your computer takes the search out to the Internet, where it asks, or queries, a series of DNS servers, if they have the domain name in their memory or database. The first DNS server that receives the query, checks its memory for the domain name. If it doesn’t find the domain name in its memory, it sends the query on to the next DNS server to see if it can help. As soon as the domain name is found on a DNS server, that server returns the domain name and its associated IP address to the requesting DNS server, and on down the line until it arrives back at your computer. Each time a requesting DNS server receives a domain name and IP address, the server stores the information in its memory, so any future requests for the domain name can be answered more quickly. Once your computer has the IP address for the domain name, your browser knows where to find it on the Internet. Your browser uses your computer to communicate with the server where the domain name is hosted and requests any associated files.The host server returns the files which then display your web browser. Our ability to use domain names to quickly and easily retrieve websites and files from the Internet is entirely dependent on this tightly integrated and tiered line of communication. So the next time you buy a pair of shoes online, listen to some music on your smartphone or video chat with a friend on another continent… remember, it’s not magic that lets you do things on the web – it’s DNS.
Learn how to use GoDaddy's Website Builder design tools to create a personalized online presence. See more at . Customizing Website Builder themes is the quickest way to a personalized website! This video provides a tour of the application’s design tools and how they work. It’s important to note that this video assumes you’ve already done an initial log in to Website Builder. If you haven’t done these initial setup tasks, some screens in this video may not be familiar to you yet. To open the application, on your account page, click Website Builder/InstantPage and then click Manage next to the domain name that you want to build your website on. The Website Builder dashboard displays first each time you log in. There’s another video explaining this, so let’s open the designer; click Edit Site. The theme you selected displays in your browser. Think of your theme like a canvas on which you’ll create your website. Each theme has pluses and minuses, so it’s a good idea to take your theme for a test drive first. Try to change a minimal amount of the template to your text and images, just until you're sure it’s the one for you. This is important; because while you can change your theme at any time, if you do, none of the text and images you've added to the screen will be preserved. On the left side of the screen are all of the tools you can use to customize your theme. So if your theme is the canvas, this toolbar is your palette. If you want to minimize the toolbar, say to see more the screen, click the three-bar icon. If you want to hide it completely, click the push pin. Want it back again? Just click the green tab on the left side of the screen, then click the three-bar icon again. To create your personal website, you can customize your Website Builder theme in two ways: adding new items to the theme using the toolbar, or editing the existing placeholder items included in the theme. To add things to your website theme, just click the related item on the toolbar and it’s placed on the screen for you. The blue dotted line around the tool indicates that it’s moveable and editable. To move the item anywhere on the screen, click and hold on the dotted lines and until your cursor switches to arrows. Holding your mouse button down, you can drag and drop it anywhere you want on the screen. Technically though, you don’t have to add anything to your theme to create your personal website. You can always create a personalized from any theme by simply editing the existing placeholder items on the screen. Select the item you want to edit; you’ll see the blue dotted line again, as well as its edit menu. For example, this is the edit menu for a text box. You can click the pen and paper icon to change text properties, such as color and size; click the settings icon change the textbox properties, click the copy icon to duplicate the textbox, or just delete it. Let’s recap: To customize a theme and create your personalized website, you can add new items to the theme using the toolbar, or just select and edit the placeholder items included in the theme. Really. It’s that easy.
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What is web hosting? GoDaddy explains the basics of web hosting and why you need it to make your website visible on the Web. To learn more, visit us at . Hi there! In this video, you’ll learn what hosting is and we’ll identify the four types of hosting available at GoDaddy. To make your website visible on the Web, your website’s files and data must be physically stored on a computer that is connected to the Internet. These large, high-powered computers are called web servers. Website hosts are companies that physically house several web servers in one location, or what is sometimes referred to as a data center. In addition to housing the web servers, website hosts provide the software, security, support, and bandwidth that connects your website to the Internet. Think of a website hosting company like a shopping center that contains several individual stores. If you want to open a store at the shopping center, you can lease space in it and set up shop. Just like a shopping center, website hosting companies enable you to lease space on their web servers where you can store your website files and make them available for visitors to view on the Internet. To accommodate a wide variety of websites and customer needs, there are a variety of hosting solutions. Hosting solutions are broadly categorized based on the amount of server space you need for your website files, and the monthly amount of bandwidth your site consumes. Bandwidth refers to the amount of data being transferred or the amount of resource usage your website requires. Consider your shop again; suppose you sell only handmade bracelets; you have a small, unique product offering, so you don’t need, nor want to, lease the same amount of space as a big department store. Instead, you could lease a small kiosk in the shopping center that gives you just enough space for your goods and costs far less money. Additionally, because you’re a small shop, you don’t need a lot of extra technology or staff to help you sell your product, like a department store requires. Between you and your mobile payment device, you have plenty of “bandwidth” to take care of your customers and don’t buy extra technology or hire more employees. Make sense? Beyond server space and bandwidth, there are other things to consider when selecting a hosting solution. Your budget, ease of use or complexity of solution; the level of flexibility or customization the solution allows; as well as privacy and security features. GoDaddy offers a variety of hosting solutions. To determine which hosting solution is best for you, please visit GoDaddy.com and click Hosting.
What is an email client? If you send or receive email, chances are you've used an email client at one time or another, whether you know it or not. For more details about email clients visit: Hi there! In this video, you’ll learn what an email client is. To learn about webmail, watch the video: “What is webmail?” All email travels over the Internet and is stored on email servers. An email server can belong to a webmail provider, like Gmail; an Internet Service Provider, like Comcast; or a web hosting provider, like GoDaddy. You can think of an email server like the post office, where your mail is collected and stored until it’s delivered to you. Webmail and email clients are two ways you can send and receive email. An email client is a software program you install on your computer that allows you to interact with an email server. To send or receive new email, an email client must be connected to the Internet and configured to access your service provider’s email servers. The email client retrieves your mail from your provider’s servers and downloads it to your computer’s hard drive. Once the client has retrieved your email, you can read it at your convenience and continue to access it, even when you’re not online. Popular email clients include Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird. Think of an email client like your local postal carrier. Every day, your carrier retrieves your mail from the post office and brings it directly to your home or business, so you can view it whenever it’s convenient for you. Your mail stays with you until you throw it away. By storing emails locally, as opposed to on the servers at a webmail provider, an email client ensures you always have access to the messages you’ve received. Local storage also means you control the backup of all your messages, contacts, and folders. With local storage you can easily move your email to another provider, or encrypt messages and store them wherever you choose. If you’re using your email account for a business, an email client may offer more advanced mailbox management functionality than that of a webmail website. Many email clients offer features such as flags, categories, folders and filters that can help business owners organize and prioritize their busy inboxes. However email clients are not without their own challenges. An email client must be configured to work with your provider’s email servers. While configuration is not a difficult task, an email client must be configured on every device you want to use. In a multi-device world, some may find this a tedious task. So… webmail or email client? Which is for you? Solutions such as Office 365 email from GoDaddy offer the freedom of webmail access and the ability to utilize email clients like MS Outlook and Apple Mail. So don’t choose, use both!
Learn what domain investing is and how buying and selling domains for profit works. For more information, see Wondering what domain investing is? Here’s an overview to get you started. Like all types of investing… in commodities, the stock market, art, real estate and so on… domain investing involves buying something, in this case a domain name, with the goal of eventually selling it for a profit. But let’s take a step back for a few seconds. To understand domain investing you must first be clear about what a domain name is and isn’t. It is NOT a website or an email account. Instead, it a numerical address turned into user-friendly text that is used to identify a resource on the Internet, such as a website, an email account, a hosting server, and the like. Domain names are assigned to Internet resources for the same purpose street addresses are assigned to houses, office buildings, and other real estate – so they can be found. Domain names must conform to the rules of, and be registered in, the Domain Name System, or DNS. Every registered domain name is owned by a person or entity of some kind, such as a company, organization, or government. It is possible for registered domain names to exist but not be associated with any Internet resource. This is where domain investing comes in. When domain names are not in use, their owners have the option of selling them in what is called the “domain aftermarket.” Domain investors purchase them with the hope they will gain value over time. Some domain investors also search for entirely new domains. When they find an available name they think will gain in value, they register it and hold on to it until they feel they can sell if for a profit. The prices of aftermarket domain names vary widely. Determining the market value of a domain name is a complex process, similar to determining the market value of a piece of real estate. In general, short, memorable, easy-to-spell names that end in.com tend to be the most valuable. There are many ways to purchase domain names – from creating a brand new domain name and registering it, to bidding on existing names in aftermarket auctions. Before you dive in to domain investing, wade around in a few good online resources. There’s a lot to know. Check out GoDaddy.com/domains, NamePros.com and YouTube, just to name a few. Good luck!
Learn how to design a website with guidance and advice from GoDaddy. Did you know GoDaddy offers web design services? Visit . Building a website can seem overwhelming; what pages you need and what should you put on them? In this video, we’ll show you a simple website design that any small business can use. A good small business website is usually made up of five core pages: Home, Products/Services, About Us, Testimonials, and Contact. These pages set the right expectation for visitors and cover your basic business needs. Your Home page is usually the first thing visitors see, so be sure to cover all the important stuff here. Start with the call-to-action; this is your top priority before launching your website. Decide exactly what it is you want your visitors to do and make it easy for them to do it. Looking for more home page ideas? Try adding a tagline and short description of your business, display your primary contact information, showcase a product or service, offer a signup form, or share a customer quote. Your Products/Services page should show your visitors what you're selling or offering. Be sure to include pictures, descriptions, and prices of everything your business offers. Use your About Us page to describe your business. What do you do? What's your history? What separates you from the competition. Be sure to keep it brief and to the point, and consider personalizing it with few pictures of yourself, your staff, your storefront. When prospects see that your customers had a pleasant experience, they're much more likely to do business with you. That’s why it’s important to include a Testimonials page on your website and showcase your top reviews. This last one is pretty simple – a Contact page. List all relevant contact information for your business, so customers and other interested parties can easily reach you. Include phone numbers, email addresses, and your physical address. Don't forget to include maps and driving directions. That’s it! These five core pages provide a great start for any small business website. You can always expand your website as your business grows, and you feel more confident about building your site.
How does SEO work? For some it is a mystery, but it is really a science and there is help for you. Check out the following websites: and . You’ve heard the term “SEO” but you’re not sure what it’s all about or if you even need to care. This video provides an overview of how SEO works and why it matters. SEO stands for search engine optimization. SEO’s goal is to get your website the best possible rank in organic – or non-paid – results on search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo! Every day millions of people search online for products and services. Years of research proves that people rarely look beyond the first page or two of results, and they most often click the links at or near the top of the page. Which is where you want to be when people search for your products and services. Search engines use complex formulas and processes called algorithms to analyze, index, and rank the millions of sites on the web. You can optimize your site to align with these algorithms by applying techniques that act as signals to search engines. Search engines evaluate these signals and use them to assess where your website should rank compared to other sites. These signals include keywords, meta tags, and links to your site from other sites. An important thing to keep in mind is that search engines are sophisticated - they analyze for quality, not quantity in order to provide search results that are relevant and trustworthy. The first step in optimizing your site is to think about your target audience. Who are they? What will they want to see and learn when they visit your site? What words and phrases are they likely to use to search for your products and services? Use that knowledge to create compelling, well-written content that engages your audience and spurs them to action. Remember, flooding your website with keywords that degrade the readability and appeal of your content will hurt your rank, not help it. Making your site easy for people to share on social media is another way to optimize. Adding buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites is a great way to make your site more shareable. Use of back links can also improve your website’s ranking. Back links are created when someone puts a link to your website on their site. Search engines take note of back links; however, having a bunch of random websites linking back to yours won’t boost your search engine ranking. Again, quality and relevance are key. If this is all sounding complex and time consuming, well…it can be. The good news is that there are automated tools and expert services to help you, such as GoDaddy’s Search Engine Visibility tool and SEO Services. Everyone with a website should care about SEO. So optimize!
It’s easy to make your own website with these website building tools from GoDaddy. To learn more about your options for making a website visit: So you’ve decided to build your own website. Go You! In this video, we’ll introduce some tool options for do-it-yourselfers and how to determine which is right for you. GoDaddy offers three tools for folks who want to build their own websites, but do not know how to code: Website Builder, Online Store, and Managed Wordpress. Deciding which tool’s right for you depends on how comfortable you are with technology, and the purpose of your website. First, let’s talk tech skills… If you’re a low- or no-tech person, then template-based, all-in-one site builder tools are your best option. These user-friendly tools allow you to visually build your website in your browser, using drag and drop tools. As you build your website, the tool writes the code for you in the background. All-in-one site builder tools are also ideal for small businesses or individuals with limited budgets because they’re typically bundled with an inexpensive or free hosting plan, offer free add-ons to create forms or integrate with social media channels, and most importantly, they come with support. GoDaddy’s Website Builder and Online Store are both template-based, all-in-one site builder tools that anyone can use to quickly and easily build their site and get it online. Deciding which of these tools to choose, depends on the goal for your website. If you’re building an informational website to create awareness about your business, reach more customers or just make it easier for customers to find you, then Website Builder is a good fit. However, if your goal is to sell something on your website, you’ll need a tool that provides additional functionality like a shopping cart, product catalogs, and financial transaction processing; Online Store is the best fit for folks who want to sell online. Online Store is specifically designed for the creation of e-commerce sites and provides designs, features and functionality that make setting up your store super simple. While the templates used in all-in-one site builders significantly reduce the amount of time and skill it takes to build a professional-looking website, they can be less flexible when it comes to website design and may not offer a more tech-savvy person the level of customization they’d like. Enter our third DIY option, Managed Wordpress. Wordpress is what you might call an advanced DIY tool; it offers a greater level of flexibility and functionality than a templated site builder, but you’ll also need a bit more technical know-how to create and manage a Wordpress website. If you’re ready for Wordpress, but you’d like a little help, GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress can make it easier by handling hosting setup, daily backups and security updates. Not to mention ‘round-the-clock customer support. Think you’re ready to choose your DIY tool? Remember to weigh each tool’s ease of use, flexibility, and cost against your business goals and website needs.
Learn how simple it is to upload website files to your hosting account with the cPanel File Manager. Find out more about our cPanel hosting at . Hi there! In this video, you’ll learn how to upload website files to your hosting account using the cPanel File Manager. With your GoDaddy Hosting account set up, you’re now ready to upload your website files. On your account page, to the right of Web Hosting, click Manage. On the Hosting Accounts page, locate the domain that you’re uploading website files for and click Manage. In the cPanel dashboard, under Files, click File Manager. In the File Manager Directory Selection dialog box, the Web Root directory is selected by default. cPanel uses the public html folder as the web root directory for your primary domain name's website. The files you put in the web root directory are what load when visitors access your domain name in a Web browser. To access the file manager for this directory, click Go. The File Manager in cPanel allows you to upload only one file at a time. If you need to upload several files at once, for example your whole website, we recommend that you use a File Transfer Protocol, or FTP client. Alternately, you can put all of your website’s files into a single compressed file, referred to as a.zip file. You can then upload the zip file and extract its contents inside the File Manager root directory. Let’s continue using the cPanel File Manager and upload the website’s files using a zip file. Once you’ve zipped up your website’s files, in the cPanel File Manager, select the public html folder. Click Choose File and browse to locate the zip file on your computer. Select the file and click Open. A dialog displaying the status of your upload will run on screen. When your upload is complete, click the Back to … link in the middle of the screen. The uploaded zip file displays here. To extract the files into this folder, select the.zip file and click Extract. In the Extract Verification dialog box, click Extract File(s). A list of the files that were extracted into the web root directory folder will display. Click Close to return to the web root directory folder. The contents of the zip file are now visible in the public html folder, or the web root directory for your primary domain name's website. That’s it! Now that you’ve uploaded your website files, open a web browser and navigate to your domain to see what visitors will see!
With GoCentral Online Store, it’s super easy to add your products. Watch this video to see how it’s done. Take Seasons Fly shop. No matter how you look at it, the shelves are bare. Let’s get this store ready for customers! Click Edit, and then click Manage Store. Now click Products. Here’s everything you need. You add products one at a time. Before you start adding images, be sure yours are good quality, are no larger than 10 megabytes each, and you know where to find them. Acceptable file types are.jpg.jpeg.gif and.png. Ready? Click Add Image. Navigate to your images and select one. Here it is. If you have various views of a product, click Add More to upload additional photos. Fill in the product name and the price, which is all that’s required to add a product. The rest is optional, but definitely worth exploring and considering. If you add a Sale price, it displays on your storefront with the original price crossed out. If you are selling a lot of products or services, assigning a SKU to each one helps identify it on invoices and in inventory. Creating categories and assigning each product to one makes shopping easier for customers. Need to collect sales tax? Leave this setting checked. If you’re not quite ready to display this product in your store, uncheck Active product and it will stay hidden from customers until you’re ready to start selling it. Here’s where you describe your product. Remember, when selling online, there’s no such thing as too many details. The Inventory & Options tab has tools for turning on inventory tracking – this is where that SKU number comes in handy. And Options is for products that come in different sizes, colors, and so on. On the Shipping tab there’s this great tool for calculating what to charge for shipping based on weight or dimensions and your shipping method. Or you can set a flat fee per item. But at Seasons Fly Shop, shipping is always free. Last, but certainly not least, you can include a title and description that will appear in search results on Google and other popular search engines. Ok, now click Save or Save and Add Another. Here’s Seasons Fly Shop now. Ready for customers!
Sound more professional when you need to by getting a second phone number for your business. Learn more about how a GoDaddy SmartLine can help your business be taken seriously at: . When you’re in business, a professional image is important. Here’s how a phone number can make all the difference. You just started your small business, so your personal phone number is doubling as your business phone number. It seemed like an easy way to go, but more than once now, you’ve slipped and answered an important client call with ‘Hey, what’s up?’ Besides being embarrassing, your casual tone may make you look unprofessional, undermining your business’ credibility. If you’ve accidentally answered more than one client call like it’s your cousin or best friend calling, it’s probably time to get a business phone number. With a dedicated business phone number, like a SmartLine number from GoDaddy, you’ll look and sound more professional. Plus, when you know it’s your business line ringing, you can answer it faster, and in the right mindset. And when you can’t answer your business line, calls go directly to a dedicated voice mailbox. You can record a professional greeting that instills confidence in clients and prospects. And you can even set up your business hours so incoming calls outside those times are automatically routed to voicemail. Having your business messages separate from your personal messages makes retrieving, prioritizing, and returning client calls more efficient. Plus, a business number lets you keep your personal phone number private and helps draw a line between your work life and the rest of your life. No matter the size of your business, you want to be taken seriously, right? Then consider a dedicated business phone number and sound even more like a pro.
Everyone wants to know “How much does a website cost?” This video explains that. To learn more about GoDaddy pricing please visit: . To learn more about our GoCentral Website Builder visit: Wondering how much to budget for your website? This video highlights the options and costs for getting your business online. There are three basic things you need to get an online presence: a domain name, a website, and a hosting account. The cost can range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars, depending on the approach you take and your website needs. One approach is to buy an all-in-one bundle. All-in-one bundles are usually based on a fixed monthly or annual fee and include a domain, a website development tool or service, and a hosting plan to get your site live on the web. On the flip side is the ala carte approach – where you purchase your website products individually from one or more providers. No matter your approach, be sure your budget includes a line item for ongoing website management and updates because as your business evolves and grows, your site needs to keep pace. For a small business, the easiest, most economical way to get online is an all-in-one plan that includes a domain, a do-it-yourself website building tool, and hosting. DIY website building tools are the least expensive way to create your site. These tools, such as GoDaddy’s Website Builder and Online Store, are user-friendly, template-based tools that require no technical skills or coding experience. And for a jump start with either product, you can schedule a 30-minute get-started phone consultation with a GoDaddy expert for around $50.00. Most companies that provide DIY website builders offer tiered pricing plans – from free to around $300 per year. Options that influence pricing can include the number and type of themes, the amount of bandwidth and disk space you get, and whether or not your site will be optimized for mobile devices and search engines. If building your own site isn’t for you or you need a complex or customized website, there is a large community of web professionals ready to help, including the experts at GoDaddy’s Web Design Services. Again, pricing varies widely depending on the size of your site and the features and functionality you need, but in general, a simple website can cost between $500 and $2000. If you hire a pro, be sure you are clear about what you are buying. Spend some time shopping around – and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Does the fee include a domain and hosting or just website design? What will ongoing management and future updates cost – and who is responsible for that work? Before you spend a single dollar, take some time to think about how you want your site to look, what it should say, and how it should function. And consider how much time you can devote to developing and managing your site. Hiring it out so you can focus on other parts of your business may be the best thing for your bottom line. By now you are realizing there is no simple answer to the question “How much does a website cost?” Calculating a realistic budget starts with a clear vision for your site. This will pave the way to products and services that can deliver a website that drives business at a price your business can afford.
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You know you want sell online, but you're not sure where to start. In this video we’ll help you plan your Online Store, so you can quickly make your vision a reality. Visit GoDaddy to learn more Thinking about jumping into the eCommerce pool but not sure where to start? This video offers information and insights to help you create an online store that drives traffic and boosts sales. Today’s technology makes it incredibly easy to launch an eCommerce website. User-friendly, affordable all-in-one site builders, such as GoDaddy’s Online Store, provide customizable themes, drag-and-drop tools, and all the features you need to tap into the massive worldwide marketplace. But if you don’t want to build it yourself or you want a highly customized or complex site, there are professionals who can build it for you, like the experts at GoDaddy’s Web Store Design Service. Whether you build it yourself or hire a pro, some thorough upfront planning will take you a long way toward a successful grand opening and future profitability. Start by checking out what your competitors are doing. Visit their online stores and take a good look around. Make notes about what you like and don’t like. Then make a plan. To help you get started, consider these questions: How do I want my store to look and feel? Professional, whimsical, sophisticated, eclectic? If you use a DIY tool like GoDaddy’s Online Store, you can choose from a host of themes that let you fine tune your store’s overall appearance. If you use a professional design service, well the sky’s the limit. What types of payment will I accept? Credit card, debit card, PayPal, cash on delivery? Most eCommerce sites include an online payment method so that customers can complete their purchase while on the site. Transaction security is critical, so make sure your store has it. GoDaddy’s Online Store comes with secure checkout to protect your customers. What shipping method should I use? Weight-based, flat-rate or free? Do I want to ship internationally? Offering your customers the right shipping methods can decrease shopping cart abandonment and increase sales. Do I need to charge sales tax? This is a question for your accountant. Be sure you ask. How high-quality do my product photos need to be? What product information and specifications do I need to include? When selling online, there is no such thing as photos that are too clear or product information that’s too detailed. Should I offer promotions or coupons? The right answer is “Yes”! Discounts on products and shipping are a great way to entice, reward, and retain customers. How will I provide customer service? Email, phone, online form? When customers reach out, make sure you or an employee reaches back as quickly as possible. Clearly posting your refund policy and terms of service may reduce your customer service load. Do I need a review feature on my store? It’s a good idea. Research shows that people regard online customer reviews as highly as they do word-of-mouth recommendations. And a review feature right on your site makes it easy to quickly deal with any negative reviews. Finally, your online store can increase your sales quickly and dramatically, so be sure you have a solid process in place for fulfilling orders and managing inventory. With a little planning and the right resources, launching and running your online store can be a fun and highly profitable venture.
GoCentral’s built-in email marketing features helps you create effective email campaigns, so you can reach customers and drive sales. Learn more about all of GoCentral’s great features at: . Smart marketing and business success go hand-in-hand. This video explains how built-in tools in your GoCentral website or online store make email marketing a breeze. In general, there are four basic steps to email marketing: establish a mailing list, create a marketing campaign, monitor and evaluate results, repeat. Your GoCentral site includes user-friendly tools that cover all the bases. First, there’s the Subscribe form right on your Home page. When visitors use it, you’ve captured their email addresses! And of course, when customers make purchases they provide an email address at checkout. The Subscribers tool in your GoCentral dashboard is where you can add names either one at a time or in bulk from a contacts list or spreadsheet. And it’s simple to create a variety of mailing lists. Once you have your mailing list, creating an effective campaign is easy with a host of templates to streamline the process. Carrying your brand into your emails is effortless because elements you have on your site, such as photos, product information, and styles, are ready and waiting. Feeling a little unsure how to create an effective campaign? Never fear. There are great resources located right on the Compose page to help you, including an introduction video, best practices video, example gallery, and product demo. Once your marketing email is just the way you want it, the click of a button sends it. Then you just have to wait for the results. For each campaign you send, your campaign dashboard lets you know how many people you sent it to, how many mailings were successfully delivered, the number of recipients who viewed it, and how many took action. And when you click on these high-level stats, you get even more details about your campaign. Pretty powerful info, right? All your campaigns are saved for you, making it simple to reuse a successful campaign at a later date. Or you can make a copy of a campaign, edit it—say by changing the call to action—and send it again. This handy feature ensures you don’t lose any of the original campaign’s history. With a GoCentral site, you don’t need to be – or hire – a marketing expert to reach customers and drive sales. All the user-friendly tools you need to run effective email campaigns are right at your fingertips. Go ahead; give them a try!
This video takes you step by step through the process of transferring a domain name to GoDaddy from a different registrar. Learn more about domain name transferring here: Welcome to “How to transfer a domain to GoDaddy” Transferring a domain name isn’t difficult, but it does take some time and involves several steps. Keep in mind that you can’t transfer a domain for 60 days if you recently registered or transferred the domain, updated the Registrant contact’s organization, or updated the Registrant contact’s first or last name when no organization is listed. The transfer process covered in this video is specific to moving your domain from another registrar to GoDaddy, and it applies to many common domain extensions, including.com.org, and.net., and others. For other types of transfers and more details about transferring domains, GoDaddy Help has a full set of articles you can read. Just go to Help and type “transfer domain” in the Search field. There are multiple steps in the domain name transfer process. You start with your current registrar. Unlock the domain name you are going to transfer. Then get an authorization code from your current registrar. Some registrars call this code an EPP or transfer key. Verify that the Administrative contact’s email address is correct for the domain. All communications about the transfer will be sent to that email - except in Australia, where it is sent to the Registrant contact’s email address. If your domain has Protected or Private registration, you’ll need to cancel it. Now, on the GoDaddy website, purchase a domain name transfer. You’ll receive a prompt asking you to unlock the domain – ignore it if you’ve already unlocked it. The same prompt includes a field to enter the authorization code you obtained from the original registrar. Enter the code and follow the prompts to check out. Next, the Administrative contact, which may be you, will receive an email from GoDaddy asking for approval to make the transfer. Clicking Approve in the email completes the process. It can take 7 to 10 days for the transfer to be finalized. That’s it!
Learn how to increase website traffic using SEV and SEO Services so you can attract more customers. SEV and SEO Services can boost your search engine visibility. For more details visit: Your website is a powerful way to reach potential customers – if they can find it. This video explains ways to boost your website’s visibility in search results. When is the last time you searched on Google, Bing, or Yahoo! and looked beyond the second page of results? If you replied “rarely” or “never” you’re in the majority. In most instances, the first few sites listed on a search results page are paid ads. But the websites listed immediately below them achieve their enviable spot through good SEO – search engine optimization. SEO is the process of applying technical and creative elements to your website that act as signals to search engines. Search engines evaluate these signals and use them to assess the relevance and trustworthiness of your website, which in turn determines where your website should rank compared to other sites. Optimizing your site for high visibility on search engines takes knowledge and time – and it’s not just a once-and-be-done task. Search engine algorithms are fine-tuned and changed over time, so keeping your site’s SEO current is a marathon, not a sprint. Luckily, you don’t need to become an SEO guru to optimize your site. There are effective online tools and resources to help you, such as GoDaddy Search Engine Visibility tool and GoDaddy SEO Services. Search Engine Visibility is an online application that analyzes your website and helps you identify keywords based on your specific business type, and recommends other updates that could make your site more search-engine-friendly. It also monitors your search rank over time so you always know where you stand and can find tune your site as needed. But if this seems like too much work, consider hiring an expert. SEO specialists, like the account managers at GoDaddy SEO Services, analyze your site end-to-end, then optimize and monitor it with minimal involvement from you. SEO experts can also make the most of business directories and social media sites to further boost your visibility and search engine rank. You put precious time and effort into creating your website, so make sure your customers can find it.
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Find out how to set up your GoDaddy Office 365 email account in the native mail app for Android. Learn how you get more from Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy by visiting . Put your Android device to work for you. Welcome to “Set up your GoDaddy Office 365 email on the Android native email app.” The native mail app is the standard email application that came with your Android smartphone. It’s important to note that there are many different versions of the Android operating system, and a variety of device manufacturers. This video shows the base operating system released by Google and a popular Android mobile phone. It’s okay if you’re not using this version of Android, or if you’re not sure what version you have; just be aware that some of the fields and button names on your smartphone may vary slightly from what this video shows. Let’s get started. On your home screen, tap Settings. On the Settings screen, locate Accounts and tap it, and then tap Add account. Tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. If you don’t see it, tap Corporate. Enter your GoDaddy Office 365 email address and password, and then tap Next. You may see Manual Setup or some other label instead of Next. If you see a field labeled Domain\Username [domain slash username], enter your full Office 365 email address. If you see separate fields for Domain and Username, enter your full email address in the Username field and leave the Domain field blank. If you see a Server field, enter outlook.office365.com. Tap Next. To complete the auto-configuration process, tap Ok. On the Account Options screen, select the sync periods and other options. Longer sync periods will show you more calendar information and email, but will require more memory. When you have finished selecting options, tap Next. Your new Office 365 email account displays on the Accounts screen. To view the account details, tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. By default, the name of your account is your email address. You can tap to change it or leave it as is. That’s it! Now you can access your GoDaddy Office 365 email using the native email app on your Android smartphone! If you need further assistance setting up or accessing your email, please contact GoDaddy Support at 480-463-8838. It’s free and agents are available 24/7.
Learn what email encryption is and how it keeps sensitive information safe. GoDaddy partners with Proofpoint to offer your business this protection. Visit: Your Office 365 email is safe sitting on our servers; but what about when it’s in transit? Watch this video to learn how GoDaddy email encryption protects your data between sender and recipient. The accessible nature of the Internet means between send and receipt, an email message is always at risk for interception. But even more often, emails are just sent to the wrong recipient. No big deal if you’re emailing a recipe to your Aunt. But what if you’re an attorney sending a contract to a client, or an insurance broker providing policy and premium details to a customer? Since most emails are sent unencrypted, or in plain text, an intercepted or misdirected email in these situations can create big problems for both parties. Email encryption encodes the contents of an email in a special way during transit, which can only be decoded with a unique cypher. To decipher the message, the email recipient must to log into a portal to view it. So if a message is intercepted or just ends up in the wrong hands, unauthorized parties cannot read its contents. GoDaddy has partnered with Proofpoint to offer an email encryption add on to your GoDaddy Office 365 email account for a monthly fee. This solution uses the same 256-bit encryption technology employed by some of the largest banks and corporations to protect their valuable data. While email encryption is a great add-on for anyone who sends sensitive information over the Internet, it’s a critical requirement for businesses in regulated industries For financial services, insurance, health care, legal, and real estate businesses, email encryption is a necessity to ensure they meet or exceed their industry’s prescribed level of protection for customer information. Whether your business is part of a regulated industry, or you just want an extra safeguard when sending sensitive data via email, adding encryption to your GoDaddy Office 365 account is great way to ensure your emails are ONLY read by the intended recipient.
GoDaddy's five core values encompass a culture that encourages fearlessness and working together as a unit. Be extraordinary and join our team today! Speaker 1: You know we have five core values in our company and I'll tell you the one that resonates with me is working fearlessly. And working fearlessly to me is working courageously. Like it's okay to have fear. Fear is very natural, but how you approach it in being courageous to bring a different perspective when everyone agrees and to raise your hand and say I see it slightly different. This is how innovation takes place. Speaker 2: For me, joining forces it's all about joining forces. Each one of us can be a great individual contributor and we certainly are in our rights coming from impressive backgrounds and yet coming together as a team, and thinking through customer issues, helping solve problems for our customers. Truly, that is the most exciting value for me that we really focus on coming together and working together as a unit. Speaker 3: Everyone at Go Daddy has the opportunity to be the absolute best that they can be and those who truly care about our customers can really succeed. So being extraordinary is something that I live, and my team lives every single day. Speaker 4: So engineering culture at Go Daddy is defined around owning outcomes. We have teams that own their products end to end, right from the server all the way to the user interface. So it's a fully-stocked culture, it's a demox culture and it's a culture of ownership. It's not about delivering your little piece of the project but it is about the value your product to the end to the end user. Speaker 5: One of our core values is to live passionately. When I think about how I spent my time outside of Go Daddy, outside of my family, I spend huge amounts of time in the local community in an arts nonprofit that is a small business. So when I spent my time I'm learning about how small businesses operate. I see the challenges they face every day, and I know I can make an impact by bringing the skills I've learned at GoDaddy and some of the products and services that we have here to make that small business more successful. Speaker 6: Owning outcomes, being extraordinary, joining forces all those really summarize what I think makes GoDaddy such a great place. There's this common vision toward let's make small businesses successful and it's something we can all rally behind it, and I think that shows.
Find out the three key things you need to get a website online. Learn more about GoDaddy's all-in-one website builder at: Hi there! In this video, we’ll identify the key things you must have to get a website on the Internet. To get a website up and available on the Internet you need three things: a domain name, website hosting services, and the website files that display for visitors. You don't need to get these things in a specific order, but you do need all three to make sure people can see your website on the Internet. Think of your website like a home. In general, a home has an address, so that people can find it; some land or space where it can be built, and of course, the house itself. When you give someone directions to your home, you give them your address. It's the same thing with websites - people need your domain name so they can find you on the Internet. That's why a domain name is sometimes called a web address. You get domain names from a domain registrar, like GoDaddy. At a domain registrar, you search for the domain name you want to see if it's available. If it is, you can purchase and register your domain name, and then use it for a website or email or both. After you get your domain name, or your web address, you need some land for your house. For websites, hosting servers provide the land. Hosting servers are where you store your website files and make them visible on the Internet. To get space for your website files on a hosting server, you rent space from a hosting provider. Hosting providers lease you space on their servers to store your files. Now that you have the address and land for your house, you need to build your house, or in this case your website! Websites are made up of files that live on a website hosting server. When you publish those files, they become visible on the Internet. To build a basic website quickly, try one of GoDaddy's all-in-one, website building tools. These tools include website hosting, so you don't need to buy those services separately. Remember: for your website to be visible on the Internet you need three things: a domain name, website hosting, and website files for your visitors to see. Do you have all three? Then what are you waiting for? Get your website online today!
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Guitarist Earl Slick riffs about the business of rock and how to be successful in business | GoDaddy
Dayna Steele interviews guitarist Earl Slick, who has collaborated with rock legends such as David Bowie and John Lennon. Earl gives insight into the business of rock, including what it means to be a rockstar, how to be successful in business, overcoming fear and so much more. Starting a new business? Get a WordPress website up and running fast with GoDaddy’s WordPress Websites . See the full blog post at . Dayna Steele interviewed guitarist Earl Slick as part of her Rock Talk series at the Majestic Metro theater in Houston in October 2016. In the chat, Earl talked about working with David Bowie, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He also offers some real talk on how to be successful in business, success and failure, drugs, overcoming fear, quitting and coming back to the music business. In a hurry? Check out our rundown of the can’t miss rock talk points in the video below: 0:24 What is the definition of a rock star? 1:44 Earl Slick shows off his dog lover side by sharing a story about his dog Banana. 2:11 Real talk — successful people fail all the time. 2:35 Earl chimes in on why he believes Silver Condor and many other things in his life may have failed. 3:38 Could doing what’s trending right now be a recipe for failure? Check in here for Earl’s thoughts on this question. 4:30 Earl explains why he walked away from his own band and his own record contract with Silver Condor. 5:01 Think you’re alone in your number of failures? Think again! Earl states what he believes is the percentage of his own personal failures — and why they were a good thing. 6:27 Earl shares when he gained the confidence that he was good at what he does. 7:00 “It was frightening to stand up in front of people,” Earl says. But this is what got him through that fear. 7:26 Can confidence be taught? Tune in here to find out. 8:05 What was it like working with John Lennon and Yoko Ono? Earl gives us the answer. 9:50 Earl plays a little bit from his time working with John and Yoko. 10:40 Dayna gets deep and asks Earl about his heroin use. 14:10 Move over Rock and Roll! Earl chats about dabbling in real estate because he wanted to quit the music business for good. 16:38 After realizing real estate was not for him, Earl explains how David Bowie made him pick up the guitar again. 17:58 Earl plays an acoustic blues set. 19:24 An audience member asks, “How does a young artist get started?” Earl gives his advice. 20:52 Earl answers, “What would be your advice to a budding entrepreneur?” 21:41 Earl shares the one thing he does every single day for success. 22:21 Thank yous and goodbyes. Bottom line — to be a rock star, you need passion. You must be prepared for countless failures. But, even if you believe in the music enough, and have enough of a desire to perform in front of people, you still need the discipline to put in the work and go after your dreams. What do you think? Did you like this video? Like, comment and share!
Learn how to execute a website backup using cPanel for your web hosting account. For more details on backing up a website, see these instructions: . To view instructions for website backups in Plesk, visit: To learn more about Site Backups from GoDaddy, visit: Hi there! In this video, you learn how to create a backup of your website using the hosting platform, cPanel. You’ve got a great looking website that you’ve put a ton of time and energy into; don’t risk losing it. If you have a website, it’s imperative you regularly back up your site – that means saving a copy of all your website’s files in a secondary location. When using the cPanel platform with GoDaddy hosting, you can back up your website manually, through the cPanel dashboard or automatically by purchasing Site Backups from GoDaddy. In this video, we show you how to manually back up your website using the cPanel dashboard. If you’re using another hosting platform, or you’d like to learn more about automatic backups, using GoDaddy’s Site Backups solution, please see the links below this video. On your Accounts page, next to Web Hosting, click Manage. On the Hosting Accounts page, find the domain that you want to create a website backup for and click Manage. On your cPanel dashboard in the Files area, click Backup. Under Partial Backups, locate Download a Home Directory Backup and click Home Directory. The cPanel platform creates a zip file of your website’s home directory and downloads the file to your computer. Often the zip file will be visible in the bottom of the browser window; however, if you don’t see the file right away, check the downloads folder on your computer. If you have any databases attached to your website, your website backup is not complete unless you create a separate back up of the attached databases. To create a backup of a database, under Download a MySQL Database Backup, click the name of the database. The cPanel platform creates a zip file of your MySQL database and downloads the file to your computer. As with your home directory backup file, if you don’t see the file right away, check the downloads folder on your computer. That’s it! Before we wrap up though, one tip: You might think we're being paranoid, but if you’re backing up your website to a personal computer, we humbly suggest that you save a copy of your website backup to a second location like a removable hard drive. Three locations? Probably seems like overkill, but just in case…