To publish MODX on GoDaddy, follow these steps:
- Choose a hosting plan: Go to the GoDaddy website and select a hosting plan that fits your needs. It is recommended to choose a Linux hosting plan as MODX runs on the Linux platform.
- Purchase the hosting plan and domain: Complete the necessary steps to purchase the hosting plan and domain if you have not already done so.
- Set up your hosting account: Once your hosting plan is active, you will receive login credentials for your hosting account. Log in to your GoDaddy account and set up your hosting account by following the provided instructions.
- Access cPanel: After setting up your hosting account, you will be redirected to your control panel (cPanel). This is where you will manage your hosting settings and install MODX.
- Create a database: In the cPanel, locate the "Databases" section and click on "MySQL Databases". Create a new MySQL database, noting down the database name, username, and password. This information will be needed during the MODX installation process.
- Upload MODX files: In the cPanel, navigate to the file manager or use an FTP client to upload the MODX files to your hosting account. Upload the MODX installation package to the desired directory.
- Extract the MODX files: If you uploaded a ZIP file, extract the contents of the ZIP file using the file manager or an FTP client.
- Set file permissions: Set the appropriate file and folder permissions for MODX files. Generally, folders should be set to 755 and files to 644. Some specific files and folders may require different permissions, so check MODX documentation for any specific instructions.
- Run the MODX installer: In your browser, navigate to the URL where you uploaded the MODX files. The MODX installer should start running automatically. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. When prompted, provide the database details (database name, username, and password) created earlier.
- Complete the installation: Once all the required information is provided, MODX will be installed. Follow any additional instructions provided on the screen to complete the installation.
- Configure MODX: After installation, you can access the MODX Manager by appending "/manager" to your website URL. Use the login credentials created during the installation to log in and configure your MODX site.
That's it! Your MODX website is now published on GoDaddy. Remember to regularly update and maintain your MODX installation for security and performance purposes.