Instructions on installing and using CMS Suite on GoDaddy Windows hosting plans
Posted by Frank Calabretta on 05 July 2012 06:37 PM

1). Unzip & Upload Files

  1. Create a new folder on your hard drive called “MyWebsite” (or a name of your choosing). 
  2. Unzip all files to your local site, the folder location on your computer that holds your website files. 
  3. Upload all files and folders to your GoDaddy hosting account (DO NOT modify file or folder names or DO NOT install in subdirectory). 

2). Set Directory Permissions

If you have uploaded the CMS Suite files correctly to your domain, you should be able to load the following pages in your browser:

If you cannot load the above page, contact GoDaddy for help.

Once you have the above page loading correctly, you will need to set read/write permissions on the following folders (including sub folders & files) using the GoDaddy control panel.

/dmxreadyv2/databases/cms-suite.mdb - database

Here is an article that describes the process:

If you have correctly set the directory permissions, you can proceed to unlocking your application from this page:

If your application has unlocked correctly, you should see the default home page from this URL:

You can now proceed to the next step

3). Configure Email Settings

Your CMS software requires GoDaddy's CDOSYS server component to send email i.e. lost password, member communication manager etc. Enabling this functionality is simple. To start, you need to create an email account on your GoDaddy domain. See here for instructions on how to create an email account:

Once the email account is created, proceed to the following page inside the admin area of your CMS website: (click on "Email Server" tab)

Select the CDOSYS option and add the smtp server name, email address and password (as provided by GoDaddy 's control panel) in the appropriate fields and click the "Save Changes" button.

That's It ....You should be able to fully use all functions of your new CMS website on godaddy.

TIP: By default, Godaddy's Windows hosting accounts display a generic error when applications generate an exception. In order to debug any errors or exceptions you may receive, you should enable detailed error messages on your Godaddy hosting account. See here for instructions:

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