How to make a website with GoDaddy

Ready to make a website?

Great. We're here to help you create the site you've always wanted.

Step 1: Choose a website creation tool.

Two tools, unlimited possibilities. Which one is best for you?

Most Popular
Skill level: Novice

Website Builder

The easiest, fastest way to make your site.

  • Thousands of designs tailored to your industry.
  • Easy editor helps you add content to your site.
  • Free trial for 1 month.
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Skill level: Intermediate

WordPress

The most customizable way to make your site.

  • Varied themes and plugins?for?a unique site.?
  • Hosting designed to optimize your site’s speed.
  • Technical and security updates managed for you.
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Both tools include:

Image Library

Enjoy a wide selection of free images.

On-the-Go Editing

Edit your site from your phone or tablet.

SEO & Marketing

Built-in tools help you get more site traffic.

Social Media Links

Connect your site to your social channels.

24/7 Support

GoDaddy Guides are standing by to help.

Blog

Add a blog to your website in minutes.

Flexible Design

Your site will look great on any device.

Web Hosting

Both tools come with fast, secure hosting.

Matching Email

Get a custom email to match your domain.

Let's break down the differences.

Website Builder

WordPress

Edit from any device
Edit from any device
Appointments/Reservations
Appointments/Reservations
(Plugin option)
Integration with review sites (Yelp, Google,?Zillow, Eventbrite, IDX?Broker)?
Integration with review sites (Yelp, Google,?Zillow, Eventbrite, IDX?Broker)?
(Plugin option)
Security (SSL Certificate)
Security (SSL Certificate)
(All plans)
(Select plans)
Site migration (Bring your site with you)
Site migration (Bring your site with you)
Domain name
Domain name
(Free for term of 1-3 year plans)
Access to 1000s of plugins
Access to 1000s of plugins

Step 2: Choose a look you love.

Your website brings your ideas to life — make sure it looks the part.

Website Builder gives you great designs to start with.
Just pick a template, then customize fonts, colors and content to match your style. Or, type in your business and get started fast with an industry-specific, ready-made design.
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WordPress lets you infinitely customize your design.
Create your own design from start to finish or choose from virtually unlimited third-party themes to help you get started. WordPress lets you edit or code your way to a unique site.
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Step 3: Add content to make it your own.

This is the fun part. Gather your images, text, contact info and anything else you want to include on your site. It’s time to make it yours.

Adding content with Website Builder
Website Builder’s editor lets you easily add your own text and images with just a few clicks. Pre-built designs give you the freedom to add your own content with confidence it’ll look amazing and professional.
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Adding content with WordPress
WordPress lets you customize everything on your site. Powerful plugins let you add custom contact forms, real estate listing sections, online appointment booking, invoice features and so much more.
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Ready to start creating your site?

Stressin’ about making your own website? We can help.?

Website Builder and WordPress are designed to help you create a sleek-looking site with ease — but if you’re still wary of doing it yourself — we’ve got you covered.

Hand over the keys and we'll make your site for you.

Our experts will work with you to design, create and maintain the website you’ve always wanted.?It’s a bigger price tag, but it saves you precious time and energy. Call (480) 463-8358 for a free consultation.

FAQs about creating a website

Why go with GoDaddy for my website??

Great question. No matter which website creation tool you choose, we’ll never leave you hanging when it comes to the important stuff like:

Security

  • We’re known for our reliable, fast and secure hosting. Plus, select plans offer SSL certificates to keep you and your customers’ info safe.

Design

  • We create designs for the modern world that look great on any device.

Ecommerce

  • From setup to checkout, our ecommerce solutions have everything you need to sell online. We make it easy for you to connect your store to the world’s largest marketplaces and allow for flexible shipping and payment options.

Real support

  • Our GoDaddy Guides are some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable people you’ll ever meet. Enjoy our award-winning, 24/7 support?from actual humans.

Everything in one place.
You might only want the basic stuff now, but we have everything you need to succeed online. That’s why we make it easy to integrate and add on more tools as your business grows.

What are my options for creating a website?

You have two options: You can make a website yourself with?Website Builder or?Managed WordPress, or hire a professional. The do-it-yourself route is designed to be as simple as possible, but if you’d rather someone else do it for you, we can do that. We’ll set you up with a designer?that can get a basic site online quickly and easily. It costs more, but if you don’t have the time or desire to do it yourself, it’s worth the investment.

Which website creation tool should I choose?

Here’s a quick refresher on each tool:

Website Builder

  • Use this if you need a website created quickly and easily.
  • The modular editor in the tool lets you add entire sections to pages with a few clicks.
  • You don’t have to worry about design. Pre-built, industry-specific templates keep it looking professional.

Managed WordPress

  • Use this if you need a highly customized site and enjoy the freedom to change every detail.
  • WordPress lets you take your website with you if you change hosting providers.
  • If you’re going to work with a designer, WordPress is an industry standard that most web professionals are familiar with.

How much does it cost to create a website myself with one of GoDaddy’s site creation tools?

Both Website Builder and WordPress are budget-friendly options that vary based on the type of plan you choose. Website Builder offers a free trial for one month and then $5.99/month after that.

WordPress plans start at just $6.99/month.

More details on pricing:

How much does it cost to have GoDaddy create my website for me?

The price for our experts to make your website will vary based on how complex of a site you need and how long it will take to make. One-time build fees start at $799.99 plus $19.99/month for hosting. Call (480) 463-8358 for a free consultation.

How would I use GoDaddy Website Builder?

Use Website Builder?to create a site quickly and easily. You can send email marketing, utilize powerful SEO tools and take advantage of online appointments. Get started with Website Builder.

What if I want to create an advanced website myself?

If you’re looking for a way to make a highly customized website, WordPress is the way to go. It lets you create a powerful website by using themes, inserting your own custom code and adding plugins developed by other users. It takes a little more skill, but it's the world’s most popular site-building tool for a reason.

Learn more about Managed WordPress

How long does it take to create my website?

With Website Builder, it can take less than hour to create a basic website. The more details and content you add, the more time it’ll take.

If you create your website using WordPress, the time it takes to complete it will depend on your skill level and the features you add. You can opt for pre-built themes that will get your site up quickly, or you can spend more time customizing every aspect of your site. If you’re not familiar with WordPress, be prepared for a learning curve that may add a few hours to the process.

Can I transfer my site to another hosting provider in the future?

It depends on which tool you decide to create your website with.

  • Website Builder does not allow you to take your website with you.
  • WordPress allows you to take your website files with you and install them on another hosting provider.