Comments on: Why GoDaddy is a Horrible Host http://tipsfor.us/2011/12/24/why-godaddy-is-a-horrible-host/ Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:50:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: Everett - TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2011/12/24/why-godaddy-is-a-horrible-host/#comment-15465 Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:21:34 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2755#comment-15465 One more gem: flock is not functional on their servers with PHP (for file locking).

And this: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyclay/2012/09/10/5-reasons-you-should-leave-godaddy-and-how/

And the capper: one one page of their domain management, it says I have one number of domains. On another page, the NUMBER IS DIFFERENT. Searching for one of the “missing” domains comes up empty. This is web dev 101 stuff and they’ve categorically failed.

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By: Everett - TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2011/12/24/why-godaddy-is-a-horrible-host/#comment-15132 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:42:15 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2755#comment-15132 The latest bit of incompetence: even using GoDaddy as a registrar had a total fail last week. One client had a dozen domains or so and we just had to edit DNS records to switch the email servers. GoDaddy’s dashboard showed the correct settings, but we kept getting email errors. Only after calling GoDaddy did they admit that there was a problem on the back-end, and they had to manually correct it. When DNS changes can take 24 hours to propagate, having to do them twice makes for a real bad experience when we were losing emails that whole time.

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By: Rolanda Mcgue http://tipsfor.us/2011/12/24/why-godaddy-is-a-horrible-host/#comment-14038 Sat, 07 Jan 2012 22:57:11 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2755#comment-14038 Thanks, I’m continually in search of information regarding VPS services.

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By: Everett - TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2011/12/24/why-godaddy-is-a-horrible-host/#comment-13966 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 20:19:38 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2755#comment-13966 This just looks like par for the course: http://yoast.com/godaddy-link-building/

Finally I’ve put GoDaddy behind me. Ahhh… behold the frightening ass-biting of the free market.

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By: Brian - TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2011/12/24/why-godaddy-is-a-horrible-host/#comment-13615 Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:31:14 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2755#comment-13615 Yep. Mine was was of the domains that was effectively blocked slowed down by GoDaddy.

Here is Namecheap’s post about it.

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By: Everett - TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2011/12/24/why-godaddy-is-a-horrible-host/#comment-13612 Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:25:43 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2755#comment-13612 It gets even better: GoDaddy blocked WhoIs queries to slow down domain transfers: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57348511-281/godaddy-accused-of-interfering-with-anti-sopa-exodus/

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By: Brian - TipsFor.us http://tipsfor.us/2011/12/24/why-godaddy-is-a-horrible-host/#comment-13483 Sat, 24 Dec 2011 22:23:00 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2755#comment-13483 I’ve been a GoDaddy customer since 2001. No longer. I’ve been slowly moving everything away from them for the past year or so because of various annoyances (many of which Everett listed).

The SOPA fiasco is the final straw for me. My last two domains will soon transfer to Namecheap. All my hosting has been elsewhere for months now.

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By: CharlesS http://tipsfor.us/2011/12/24/why-godaddy-is-a-horrible-host/#comment-13482 Sat, 24 Dec 2011 21:42:18 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2755#comment-13482 The other thing is that with a DNS registrar, it’s largely set and forget — the only time you’ll have to deal with the registrar directly is when you’re changing web hosts, or when you’re paying your bill. If you have automatic bill-pay set up, you almost never mess with the registrar, so it really doesn’t matter who you use for DNS, as long as it’s a reputable outfit that’s not going to disappear on you. GoDaddy seems pretty safe in that regard.

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By: CharlesS http://tipsfor.us/2011/12/24/why-godaddy-is-a-horrible-host/#comment-13481 Sat, 24 Dec 2011 21:36:21 +0000 http://tipsfor.us/?p=2755#comment-13481 It’s been generally known for a long time that *all* domain name registrars suck as webhosts anyway. You should always have a different company host your web site from the one that’s handling the DNS name. That way, if your web host sucks, starts using dishonest practices, or suddenly goes out of business, you can easily move your domain name to another host in short order without a huge hassle.

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