Go Daddy review
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I have been with GoDaddy for several years and they continue to get worse. Every so often the sites I host with them (9 in total now) go down for no reason. Their tech support is not the least bit helpful and will treat you to a barrage of excuses and hours of big band music while you wait on hold. At least they recently enabled it so you can wait without the loop of big band music. Most recently, my sites were all down for over 12 hours (and still counting) and the excuses range from old server, to heavy loads on their server causing all 9 sites to crash for over 12 hours. They then told me that since I use WordPress, WordPress should only be hosted on Linux. When I pointed out this was untrue I was put on hold while another excuse was thought of. Over two hours at a clip of holding for "tests" and excuses. You would have to be a moron to stick with this company.
I have been a GoDaddy user for several years. I signed up for their online web storage and their support was almost nonexistent. I emailed them to cancel the service and they sent back a set of instructions that I had to do myself to cancel the service. BUT when I signed up for the online storage all I did was call them, but when I wanted to stop it they make me work for them! I followed the instructions and a few days later I tried going onto my web site and all I got was the ‘parked domain’ display screen from GoDaddy. I emailed them and they said there was no web site online because I had cancelled my hosting services with them. BTW – I am fully paid with them for all my hosting services through the end of 2013 so why would anyone at GoDaddy think I would want to cancel all my services when I had just emailed them to cancel only their useless Online storage!!?? They have no direct phone support and their email support has been just a series of scripted ‘canned’ responses almost [read more...]
The service is decent overall, little downtime and quick to answer and fix things.
There are quite a few small things that can make or break fantastic ratings and keep customers.
- You can only have 1 domain hosted on the economy plan, most free hosting providers give you more than that.
- Their own control panel is bulky, clunky and an all around mess to find anything. Just when you think you know where stuff is, they go and change it and more stuff around. Most hosts will offer cPanel.
- The servers are decent. Sometimes there are some heavy loads that make your site crawl or not even display.
I ended up cancelling the remainder of my hosting, took the refund and started a Hostgator account for very close to the same price. Couldnt be happier. I can have multiple domains, cPanel and faster, consistent servers.
I can do much more with my HG hosting than GD would allow and FTP is nice and fast. The very least GD can do is provide all hosting plans with cPanel...you [read more...]
GoDaddy.com is the biggest domain name registrar in the world.
The Go Daddy Group of companies also includes Wild West Domains, Inc., a reseller domain-related services and products, Domains By Proxy, a private registration service; Starfield Technologies, an advanced software and Internet solutions (including SSL) and Blue Razor Domains, a membership discount registrar.
As an ICANN-accredited domain registrar, Go Daddy has lots of names under management, offers products at prices at less price than the competition and supports them all with world-class 24/7 customer service.
They develop their technology in-house, and do not outsource the support operations. This enables them to provide best support and ensure the advanced and competitively products and services.
Founded by Bob Parsons in 1997, The Go Daddy Group has grown to more than 50 million domains under their management. They offer a complete product line, including large hosting solutions, SSL certificates, website creation tools, personalized email, e-commerce tools and a lot more.
NOTE: Godaddy don't offer real dedicated hosting anymore, but rather virtual dedicated machines which have certain limitations and we don't recommend their "PRO servers"
Our users are already complaining for missing swap partition.
For non managed solution, the Linux kernel is missing useful options!
Price & Cost
You get excellent prices for great products, especially using their very attractive coupon codes (available on signup and on renewal).
Their own world class data center
- Multiple datacenters located in the USA and Europe
- Best-in-class networking
- DWDM Ethernet Backbone operating at 20 Gbps (U.S. only)
- 24/7 on-site security staff and Best Security Technology
They developed a general control panel for all your products and from there you get access to particular group of your products using an advance interface.
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The best thing about it not the help I can get from the forums whenever I am stuck but the speed at which discounts are dished just when I need to upgrade from my one a page to 5 page webbuilder deal.
I hope to use GD well into the future! You Go!"
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I owning 4 4gh account with godaddy running on a traffic sparking website.
The economy is worse, I always get the error page stated capacity reached it limit. Then I purchase two unlimited 4g, running smooth for plain html but sometimes it jam on php, worldpress/joomla facing extremely slow. recently I purchase again another deluxe 4gh at the first couple of weeks, it is running smooth, but it getting worse n worse especially when we do PHP socket to external party like facebook. If Ur running unpopular webse then go for it. Think twice if Ur choosing your first hosting. I just cant run away because my system is dotted on their hosting...suxk
I am godaddy customer since 2008 and i certify that godaddy is best hosting company than other which provides best customers support and price are cheap than other provider.
Godaddy always helps me in my critical time and always respond me positive.
Thanks to Bobs Parson and Godaddy
I spent about 5 days dealing with an issue related to the Server API abruptly stopping my PHP scripts. They had no clue and blamed it on my code (which runs fine on other servers). After a lot of arguing they finally admitted that they automatically kill scripts that run for an undisclosed amount of time on their shared servers to save resources. It seems most of their tech people are unaware of that or are not openly disclosing that policy.
They also have very old libraries which they refuse to update or even provide an update schedule. For example their cURL library is 7.15.5 which dates back to Aug 2006! And it won't work for me. They refuse to upgrade it.
I have easily wasted 2 weeks of programming trying to find ways to make things work on their servers. And probably another week just dealing with their poorly informed tech support people.
I personally think their shared servers are overloaded. When they have a serious technical problem they refuse to discuss the [read more...]
PHP website comments: The php mail() function will not send eMails if the domain in the 'from' email address is aol.com, yahoo.com, gmail.com .. and some others. This is probably to prevent spam. If you use php and mail() for forms EMail, DO NOT use GoDaddy Windows Economy Plan. It will NOT work for you.
I’ve been a loyal godaddy customer for three years and at the drop of a hat they basically told me to go f**k myself.
They’ll hold your website hostage if they happen to get hacked or you accidentally do something you’re not supposed to on their confusing piece of sh#t website. They won’t even send you an email confirmation when it comes to deleting your entire website, BE WARNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First I let me point out that technically Godaddy has the worst technical support, why you ask? because their support is nothing more than a 24/7 answering service, with the most common and technical support assistance being "it's not the server...check your code".
Godaddy Technical Support = 24/7 very un-knowledgeably staffed answering service.
GoDaddy is definitely and simply the worst hosting service.
This isn't just based on one bad experience with them, no matter what the problem, slow page loads -upto a minute to load some pages, scripts that worked and suddenly does not work with out any code changes, FTP errors, website down, cannot load page errors 500 and 403 for ever, the extent of godaddys' tech support for all of these issues and any other problems that you may have is the same response "check your code".
In every category Godaddy proved to be slower, error filled and more problematic [read more...]
First I should point out that technically, there are many many that are worst, but generic cracker jack no name hosts REALLY don't count.
I'm an experienced web designer that has thoroughly used and tested many of the mainstream hosts; GoDaddy, Hostmonster, BlueHost, Host Gator, 1and1 etc. etc... and of the most popular hosts, GoDaddy is purely and simply the worst.
And I didn't just have one bad experience with them and then formulated my entire review of them on that, I've managed dozens of websites hosted on GoDaddy and experienced nearly all the tasks associated with a hosting account; setup domains, emails, SSL, databases, WordPress, uploaded/downloaded files both via the built in file manager and FTP, forwarded domains, changed nameservers, transferred domains, talked to customer service over; chat, phone and email and so on.
On every single account, GoDaddy proved to be flawed, slower, [read more...]
This company is one of the worst I have ever dealt with.
I think now I should build my own server and host my own websites. There is no honest rating of web host to my knowledge so all hosting sites are a gamble.
I am highly dissatisfied with what this company had done especially the sales girl who proceeded to follow through with this fraudulent act!
The downside is they don't offer a 800 customer service #. Some times I have waited up to 10 min to speak to someone. I use a site monioring service to check up time. I have only had one of my sites go down for few minutes. Not sure of the exact time. Sites are check every fifiteen minutes.
The biggest problem I have with go daddy is their security, I had an ex employee hack my sites. Godaddy uses your billing info for security. Any one who has access to your credit card or check account # depending on how you have billing set up, can gain access to your account. I solved the problem by [read more...]
I'm a web designer and it makes me look terrible with my client. She orders the account, and it's still not live. And there's nothing I can do.
I am also using their VPS, again... crazily slow. there was a time the Plesk control just blocked and i asked Godaddy support for help. they basic quick response is as usual "there is no problem on the server". and the guy ask me to pay 150USD for assistant. f off...
i m moving away from godaddy for sure... still trying to find a service that is reliable. people said HostGator is good but they dont have Windows Hosting plan ... =(
my recommendation is "stay away from the daddy".
If things are too dumbed down for the techies, open your own hosting companies. If I ever do have trouble, I will have learned enough by then to buy and run my own servers. I have heard some nightmare stories as well about godaddy, but who do you believe? Heck, I'll be accused of being a godaddy rep for saying positive things! lol
Believe me, if they screw me, I would be the next in line to complain, this is just an unbiased opinion of my experience SO FAR.
Let's hope it stays good! lol
I can't stand working on client's sites who buy into all the hype surrounding this dreadful, slow as snails host. The only good thing about SlowDaddy is they
they're particularly gifted at marketing their crap services.
First thing: The interface has been so dumbed down for non-technical end-users who think they're "tech-minded" because they can connect Slowdaddy's
"ABC" dots, it's a REAL tech's worst hosting nightmare to wade through.
FTP takes forever, and then when you think you're almost good to go, it times out and you're stuck doing it all again. Irritating! When you've FINALLY
uploaded everything onto slowdaddy via FTP and try to change file names and permissions, etc, slowdaddy reports back with a "you do not have permission to
do that" error message. So, after you've had about as much as you can take of that, you go to slowdaddy's elementary filemanager to make your changes there -
only to have it time out, too, or [read more...]
On the rare occasion that I would run into a snag, the GoDaddy support team was able to answer my questions with speed and accuracy. That is, until the day I called with a real PROBLEM.
Wishing to offer my new CD as various quality digital downloads, I uploaded a 113MB ZIP file, containing 13 tracks encoded at 256kbps/stereo. The upload to my server seemed to go off without a hitch, as I was able to unarchive the file into a directory on the server, itself (proving that the file was intact and functional). I wrote the PHP script that would initiate the file download and tested it on my test server (a LAMP server, much like the ones that GoDaddy use). On my test server, the script and the download performed, perfectly. Happy with the script, I uploaded script and target file [read more...]
Great customer service... helped me figure out a problem I had when I added a new domain to my shared hosting package. No wait time usually when I call customer service. Very knowledgeable staff helps me without over-doing the up selling.
I've recommended this service since I started, and continue to do so.
How this company has managed to stay in business so long is a mystery. I guess they rely on the old saying " there's a sucker born every minute".
For commercial reason they have made the site so complicated that it needs a good amount of time to steer through the dead slow site to get to the target.
It is definitely not a good place for professional and serious users, especially if the emails remain undelivered without any notification.
DO NOT HOST HERE.
Overall we are not impressed with them. the speed of delivery is really the deal breaker here. it is not fast enough or reliable enough for a corporate website.
A big plus is 24/7 customer phone support. That's is about the only one.
The big negative: the service JUST DOESN'T WORK. My website goes down frequently. An hour later it works. Who knows how many times this happens when I don't notice. E-mails have all sorts of random problems (e-mails sit in outbox and are never sent)
An even bigger disaster is the faxthruemail product that GoDaddy tries to sell you. I printed business cards with this fax number. Now I will need to spend $50 on new ones because it just fails way too often. It is not worth saving a few dollars using GoDaddy for your business if that means losing clients.
For the past day I the fax service has been down and I have no idea how many of my clients have missed faxes, and no idea how many I sent out that didn't arrive.
All customer service will say is that there is a "known issue" and they have no idea when [read more...]
I think a lot of the peoples problems are user error. The only complaint I have is their website is too cluttered and sales oriented. They should be coming out with a new one soon anyways.
My biggest pet peeve actually is that they have NO ONLINE SUPPORT. You must either call (no 800 number) or email new requests all the time. There is no online ticket tracking system that you can log into to follow up on your requests... and on their reply, there's no email address to follow-up...
1. No online support , no 800 number.
2. Cumbersome purchase process - way too pushy and discounts are post your purchase.
3. poor features (1×100MB email account) (1 [read more...]
I've been with godaddy fro about 2 months and my experience isn't good. From such a big company i expected much more.
Biggest downsides =
1. very confusing / difficult control panel
2. poor features (1×100MB email account)
3. too comercialized
When you log into your account, you're still on there main website with all the stuff they are trying to sell you, you'll need time to figure out, where you can access your account features and where they are just trying to sell you crappy features that you don't need or that should already be included.
It takes several clicks to get to the control panel. They only allow you 1 free email account (100MB) then you got to pay for more - forget you already bought the bandwith and your own domain, so you SHOULD be able to use these for unlimited emails (as in all other normal hosts).
If you want to check your website stats you have to log in again, with a different username/password (oh, you have to have a CAPS letter and a [read more...]
I have used other website builders, such as yahoo's sitebuilder, and find them to be much more robust and with many more features. And I don't have the performance problems that I experience with godaddy.
I have called into godaddy's tech support hotline several times, and find that the customer service reps have a very limited knowledge of the system. I know more than they do.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND godaddy, especially to novice user unless they have a very simple website.
I am a software engineer with over 30 years experience. My specialty is GUI - the user interface. I find godaddy to be unusable and would not continue using it except that it is cheap, this website is for a member of my family, and I don't have time right now to [read more...]
I think the biggest thing for me has been how much they communicate! I mean any time I change something in my account I get a notice. That really makes me feel safe!
I plan to conitnue referring them to all of my friends and clients. Too bad many others don't feel the same way!
I simply do not understand why GoDaddy appears on the top list of any review company!!
mark ( mark0(at)dodgeit(dot)com ) when it try to access the site it shows blank page - white :) nothing else :) haha i wrote to them and the answer was "Please send a screenshot of the troubles you're experiencing...", etc. etc. Muahahah total joke! And the final thing was - " It appears that the buzler database is using over 20% of the CPU on the server." and they've stopped my site not even warn me about that! They've disabled my account so i can't even login to download it! 2 days ....still no response... the account is still disabled and they don't even reply to my mails, i spoke by the phone, "godaddy: wait for email".....
GODADDY - TOTALLY SUCKS!!!
They OVER PROMISE and UNDER DELIVER - to the hell bottom.
My first my customer hits problem with CF server and the message tells the server
is facing problem as there are multiple / concurrent access.
They told me the problem was with the code - and the page is only running
SIMPLE SELECT SQL. Guess what...the website is not completed and the only
person accessing it is the developer, and that's me!! If one person can cause
multiple access problem, imagine if the website is open to everyone.....say 5 customer.
They keep on blaming my code until I search the internet and found that the problem
actually require hotfix. I send the link to them to put the hotfix and guess what...
They said they will send my request to the suggestion department, they can't give me
So guys and girls, trust me....this is the WORST EVER hosting company I experience with. I suggest all review hosting website STOP [read more...]
priced at 9.99 plus fees
Name Registration - 1 Year $7.15 LOONIEEXCHANGE.COM 1 .COM Domain Name Registration - 1 Year $7.15 LOONIEMARKET.COM 1 .COM Domain Name registration - 1 Year $7.15 LOONIEDOLLAR.COM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subtotal: $21.45 Shipping & Handling: $0.00 Tax: $0.00 Total: $21.45
THE INVOICE ABOVE IS WHAT I PAID to http://domainrightnow.com
which is a reseller for Go Daddy.What is different is the price and The Logo the operating system remains Go_Daddy ....save your money shop around don't deal with Go-Daddy
direct.I mask domains but I do not rip off anyone and charge more
than a product is worth,I don't charge at [read more...]
Too many email are blocked out and there is no control over the level of spam filtering, so they just block everything that looks like spam !!
The price is very cheap but so is the service!
DO NOT GO WITH THIS COMPANY
SO AVOID THEM
Right now, I have a virtual dedicated server with an email service (HORDE) that the server comes with that DOESN"T WORK. They say it's not their problem, it's my server. I have spent a day going through the tutorials they provide and documentation on the web and can't figure out why it doesn't work. It seems that they should deliver a functional baseline system when they adverties that they will provide the software for this function. Now they tell me if I don't like it, I can install my own email product.
OR SWITCH TO A DIFFERENT VENDOR.
I hope anyone hosting with them or considering hosting with them doesn't run into any technical problems. Their phone / email support are of the most UN-technical savvy level you could ever run into with a hosting company.
Their typical responses consist of
- "I'm sorry, I was unable to replicate the problem you're experiencing."
- "Your inquiry was forwarded to Advanced Hosting Support, who were unable to replicate the errors you're experiencing.", etc. etc.
The biggest joke of them all...
Me: "My site is loading slow", etc. etc.
Godaddy: "Please send a screenshot of the troubles you're experiencing...", etc. etc.
YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. How the **** do you take a screenshot of a slow loading site!!
For "technical" support, that should say it all.
No to mention, their servers are EXTREMELY overloaded/croweded. Don't be surprised to find numerous timeouts, errors, etc. with your site after you've been hosted a while. It almost [read more...]
price to features is a B
support is helpful, I just wish that they wouldn't include all their dumb images and junk in their emails
I know their reseller control center is down and I know my site is down but they lie to me and wait until they fix their problems and then write to me saying something like "we don't see any problem, what's the problem?
Webmail interface can not properly display Japanese language, no language options are provided as in Horde or Squirrel. Unlimited mail accounts are so cumbersome to set up and manage.
Their refund policy is very disappointing too. Should really make sure if the server supports things you want to do before you buy a long-term plan.
Their control panel is quite different from the standard cpanel; no just different but with less features. They seem to be proud of $$$ worth programs offered within the panel, but most sucks and some don't even function properly.
Set-up can be time-consuming because every time you change something, there's some time lag before the changes take effect.
Well, I was stupid enough to pay for two years in advance, but I hope my bitter experience helps others [read more...]
But what made me to cancel everything (hosting, email, domain registrations) at GoDaddy was that they suspended my domain without any prior notice for 'spam abuse' while I have never sent any spam in my life. I am running a big translation agency and we simply don't do such things as [read more...]
I don't know why Web hosting Top rates GD so highly, but they missed the mark when they included GD in their list, Cheap i sall GD has to offer.
Their FAQ is deficient and their customer notification does not adequately address issues related to some very important issues involved in switching form another host to their service.
The worst aspects of GD's service are their support and the reliability of their site.
So far, their support is 0:6 in addressing the questions I asked and problems I reported, and I have had to resolve each issue on my own.
I have not been with them long enough to reflect on their 99.9% up time pledge, but I have not been able to login to my account manager or Web based interface for the email accounts for hours at a time over the past week. Just today, my account features have been inaccessible for over 5 hours!
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