Blog Installation for NON-cPanel Webhosts

If you're still using non-cPanel webhosts like GoDaddy and vDeck based webhost then this section is for you.

We don't recommend these kind of webhosts to run WordPress based websites simply because of many issues like very low memory allotment, slow site loading, very hard to use file manager/interface, and simply not WordPress friendly.

With that said, please take note that we are not liable and responsible with any site issues that may arise due to webhost incompatibility. We encountered two groups of customers in this category. They are:

  • GoDaddy Host Users
  • vDeck Based Webhost Users
  • However, if you belong to any of the above groups and have been tied with it because of a yearly payment arrangement and want to continue using your GoDaddy/vDeck based webhost, then choose which guide is for you.

Blog Installation for GoDaddy Host Users

For beginners, click here to watch video tutorial.

Part 1. Upload the Installation Files

1 On your computer, unzip the blog package you downloaded when you purchased it from You can use WinZip or WinRAR. Free WinZip version is usually pre-installed in most Windows based computers.

2 After unzipping, open the folder "Files To Upload". This is where the actual "installation files" are placed.

3 That folder should contain the "backup file" (usually in a "backup-blogname-some78ue" filename format), the "importbuddy script" and an index.php file. DO NOT unzip the backup file.

4 Upload both the "backup file", the "importbuddy script", and the index.php file. Use your favorite FTP software or use the built in cPanel uploader.

5 Log in to our GoDaddy account

Note: For the purpose of this guide, I bought a new domain called We are going to install the forex blog package with this domain. I already pointed the domain from Namecheap to this webhost HostGator. I also added the domain using the Add On Domain tool. If this sounds new to you, here are quick tutorials on how to do it:
How to Point a Domain to Your Webhost
How to Add a Domain or Subdomain

6 On your GoDaddy "Control Panel" click "FTP File Manager".

7 Under the navigation menu, open the directory name where you should be uploading the installation files. In this case since we have other websites hosted on this GoDaddy account, we'll click on the directory "forex" (pointed by red arrow).

8 Click the "Upload File" button.

9 Click "Browse" button to select from your computer the backup file and the importbuddy.php then click "Upload".

10 You should now see the progress bar indicator.

11 When upload is completed, you are now ready to run the importbuddy script.

The file uploading process may seem a lot of work but in reality it should only take you five to ten minutes (depending on your internet speed) when you get the hang of doing it.


Part 2. Create A MySQL Database

1 Go back to your Go Daddy account dashboard then click "My Account".

2 Find "WEB HOSTING" then click + sign to expand.

3 Click "Launch" button. A new window/tab will open.

4 On the topmost part of your control panel (under Hosting tab), hover over the "Databases" button then click "MySQL" on the drop down menu.

5 A popup window called "Manage Databases" will open. Click "Add" button.

6 Fill in "Database and User Name" field as well as the "New Password" field.

Tip: Your database name should be something that will allow you to recognize it from other databases especially if you have already created or planning to create more databases under the same webhost account. For example: forexd8IejMfe as shown above.

7 Click "OK" button (see screenshot above).

You should now be brought back to the "Manage Databases" window where you will see the newly created database with a Pending Setup status. Try reloading the page within 3 or 5 minutes as there's a short delay before the database is created.

8 If database is successfully Setup, click "Actions" and then click "Details".

9 Another popup window called "Database Details" will open.

10 Now copy and save the your new database info into a notepad. You will be using this when installing your blog package on Part 3.

For this example your database detail should be:
MySQL Server:
Database Name: forexd8IejMfe
Database Username: forexd8IejMfe
Password: B@ie!7Ae5KR3@e

That's it. You have successfully created a database for your new blog.

Part 3. Run Installation Script

1 Open the "Installation Notes" you created in Part 2 (MySQL creation).

2 On your favorite browser, copy the installation URL to the address bar then hit "Enter" key on your computer keyboard.

3 Enter Importbuddy password then click Authenticate button.

NOTE: The importbuddy password is already included with the "Installation Notes" file.

4 Now, on "Step 1: Select Backup to Restore", click "Restore Backup" button.

5 Next, on "Step 3: Database Settings", manually enter your database settings.

For "Database Server" and "Database Prefix" just click the arrow to copy setting from old server to new server.

So from:

To this:

For Database Name, Database User, and Database Password just copy and paste the info from the notepad list you created in Part 2 (MySQL creation).

6 Click "Next Step" button.

7 On "Step 5: Site URL Settings", review your new URL (WordPress address) then simply click "Next Step" button.

8 On "Step 6: Verify Site and Finish", click your blog url and check if site is working.

9 If site is working with no error/s, click "Finish Cleanup" to delete installation files and other mess.

Internal Server Error

Should you encounter an error with mesage "Internal Server Error" but DO NOT panic. This is where GoDaddy fails. It doesn't support the anti-hacking protection codes that is included in the .htaccess file.

Follow below guide to resolve the "Internal Server Error" error.

1. This is a crucial step. You need to open the .htacces file and delete the protection codes inside it.

2. Go to the FTP Manager page of your GoDaddy Control Panel and open the directory where files of your newly installed blog is uploaded.

3. Check .htacces then click Edit button.

4. Delete all codes just below the line "# END WordPress". See screenshow below:

5. Click the "Save" icon to save your newly edited .htaccess.

6. Now, view your site again. Your site should be up by now.

You can now Login to Your New Wordpress Site to Replace Affiliate Links.

IMPORTANT: After installing your ready made blogs make sure to update Wordpress and all themes and plugins.
Here's a tutorial on how to do that: Update WordPress and WordPress Plugins