I figured since I get a lot of traffic from people trying to figure out if Godaddy Hosting can run WordPress without any hitches. I know it is also somewhat of a mystery which plan you need to have in order for it to run properly. Therefore I decided to e-mail support to find out.
This is what I sent –
I want to host a WordPress blog on Godaddy Hosting. With this I need to
be able to have mod-rewrite rules turned on for my permalink structure.
I will also need a MySQL database available. What level of Linux Hosting
will I need to purchase in order to have these options?
This is the response that I got back –
Dear Dan Masters,
Thank you for contacting Customer Support. All of our shared Linux hosting plans have mod-rewrite turned on by default and a MySQL database included.
GoDaddy offers a variety of competitively priced hosting plans. To see a summary of the features these plans support please visit the link below:
You may sign-up for hosting from this page as well, however, please make sure to login to your current account prior to purchasing a new service:
. Go to the Go Daddy Account Login Page.
. Log in using your account username (which may be the same as your customer number) and password.
If you have trouble logging in, our password reset form may help you. You can find this form through the following link:
Password Reset Form
To install WordPress, create a MySQL database in your Hosting Manager, and make note of the hostname, user name, and password for your database. You’ll need this information to set up WordPress.
For instructions on how to install and configure WordPress, visit the WordPress Codex link below: (there was no link)
mod-rewrite is turned on by default
Please let us know if we can help you in any other way.
So there you have it. It appears that WordPress will run just fine on their base hosting and you will still be able to use permalinks.