Silverstripe 2.3.3 Godaddy Installation

We sucessfully upgraded from 2.3.1 to 2.3.2 and also from 2.2.3 to 2.3.2.. but where are my notes..



Fresh godaddy hosted site install for Silverstripe 2.3.3:

Before you start:

1. You have downloaded SilverStripe-v2.3.3.tar.gz from to your PC

2. You have your domain registered and hosting plan (free-with-domain or otherwise) already setup with godaddy.


1. Login onto with your username/password

2. Get to Godaddy Hosting Control Center for your hosting plan:

  • Select 'Hosting' -> 'My Hosting Account'
  • Select 'Manage Account' for the hosting plan your domain is under

3. In the Godaddy Hosting Control Center File Manager upload the silverstripe source file to the hosting plan

  • Click tab 'Content' -> 'File Manager'
  • Click 'Upload', 'Browse', then navigate to and select the SilverStripe-v2.3.3.tar.gz file on your PC, click OK/Open to return back to the godaddy filemanager.  Click upload.  Click 'Close' to close the upload dialog once the upload is complete.
  • You now have the Silverstripe gz file in your hosting plan root folder ready to unpack.

4. In the Godaddy Hosting Control Center File Manager unpack the silverstripe source files to the hosted domains root folder.

  • Still in the 'File Manager' click 'Refresh List' to ensure the uploaded file is visible
  • Click once on the uploaded SilverStripe-v2.3.3.tar.gz file and click toolbar icon 'Unarchive'
  • In the 'Unarchive' dialog accept the default directory if your domain is hosted from the hosting plan root folder, otherwise select the folder your domain will be hosted from as the destination and click Ok