Godaddy Managed WordPress SSL Installation

We recently completed a Godaddy Managed WordPress site using the Elegant Themes DIVI builder. The site launched but we found that the site wasn’t ranking high in Google. The SEO strategy seemed good; however, simply adding a SSL may help.

Being short on time we decided to let Godaddy install the SSL. The manual method of installing a SSL with Godaddy can be rough. The next day we checked the site and noticed a some of the images were not showing up. We went into to site to investigate and got a warning that that the database was upgraded and we needed to click this button to okay it. Once that was done the images still were not showing up. In the media manager we got the same database upgrade warning. Once we clicked this warning the images in the media library showed up.

We did have to go back to each page that lost the images connection and just re-link them in the page builder. The image source for some images didn’t get the “https” and only had the “http“.

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Godaddy CPanel Vs. Managed WordPress

Setting up a customer on new hosting I choose CPanel because that is what I was use to, but given the option of Managed WordPress I decided to go with the managed. Managed WordPress will take care of the core updates which will keep the customer’s site safer.  Godaddy was easy to work with and allowed me to switch plans since the CPanel was just purchased a few days before.

They refunded and re-issued new managed WordPress hosting. I ran the install for the site even though the site was build and I really needed to install my full copy of the site. What i discovered was with the Managed WordPress you get the WP101 video library preinstalled. This is $17.00 yearly value.

The issue I ran into was there is no email with this basic account. This was an issue since I had priced the site to come with some basic email. I called Godaddy and was able to get the CPanel product added back and refund the Managed WordPress product.

Managed WordPress is awesome unless you need cheap email.

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