Manually Installing Drupal 6.20 on GoDaddy Free Linux Shared Hosting

GoDaddy offers free hosting when you purchase a domain. The free hosting shows ads on all of the hosted pages and prevents you from installing their offered applications.
Follow these steps to install Drupal 6.x on the free hosting account and hide the ads.
  1. Create the MySQL database. The free hosting allows up to 10 databases.
  2. Download Drupal 6.20
  3. Expand the downloaded zip (e.g. /drupal62 )
  4. Upload the folder via FTP to your GoDaddy folder /drupal62
  5. Run /drupal62/install.php to finish setting up your Drupal installation.

At this point, your Drupal install is accessible at (replace with your primary domain on GoDaddy). You can also create a sub domain to point this folder or another domain name and treat it as a stand alone website.

Hiding the Ads

To hide the “free hosting” ads from your site, edit the CSS for your Drupal template and add this entry

  display: none;

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