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  • Anybody ever use Godaddy.com?

    I just emailed them today inquiring about whether or not they allow vBulletin to be hosted on their servers. Here is the response I got:

    "Thank you for contacting customer support. You would be able to host vBulletin on our Deluxe or Premium Hosting packages. We currently do not restrict the use of vBulletin on our hosting servers."

    Does anybody have any experience with these gusy or any horror stories?

    Thanks,

    Pei Pei



  • #2
    I've seen LOTS of problems with PHP based applications on GoDaddy servers. Personally my advice would be to find a real web hosting company.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • #3
      Sorry for the question.

      I was so wound up over the search functionf or members that I forgot about the search function for posts.

      According to the posts I read, Godaddy turns off a lot of the vB's features.

      Has anybody been able to have them turn back on certain php functions?

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      • #4
        I do not think that would be possible, because you do not have access to the server configuration files. Try asmallorange.com they are one of the best hosting companies around.

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        • #5
          I use them to run my main site, now i am so sad, been reading and it dont seem they can handle vbulletin.

          not only i cant up load vbulletin, now i found out my host is no good

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          • #6
            Not so sure......

            I had ask Godaddy whether vBulletin could be hosted in their Economy or Deluxe plan. It couldn't be hosted in Economy.

            From reading a horror story:

            http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=127875

            The author was using the Economy plan, thus all of vBulletins php funcitons were not executable. His problem seems to have sorta of resolved itself after upgrading to the Deluxe plan.

            Does anybody else currently use Godaddy or have any other experience with them? I use them for static hosting. which I'll admit it is hard to screw up, and have never had any trouble.

            Pei Pei

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            • #7
              I've heard many problems with GoDaddy and PHP functions in general (not just vB) I recommend going with a real web host instead of a domain registrar I recommend HostGator (http://www.hostgator.com)

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              • #8
                By all means, please feel free to ignore my recommendation to avoid GoDaddy and find a real web host instead.
                Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                Steve Machol Photography


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                • #9
                  With over 54,000 posts......

                  I don't think so! I will take your word for it.

                  Pei Pei

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by xmitchx
                    I've heard many problems with GoDaddy and PHP functions in general (not just vB) I recommend going with a real web host instead of a domain registrar I recommend HostGator (http://www.hostgator.com)

                    Could you provide some examples of large vB sites (many users and thread/posts) hosted with www.hostgator.com ?? I think it would be useful to see how fast the hostgators sites are compared to our dedicated platform.

                    Thanks!

                    Neo

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                    • #11
                      You may want to look at:
                      http://www.hosting-review.com/top10list.htm

                      And / or do a search for web host reviews.

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                      • #12
                        goDaddy promised me 200GB/month of traffic, but couldn't deliver. Under heavy loads, their equipment was unable to provide the necessary bandwidth to deliver. I had to move my hosting someplace else.
                        Kevlar
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                        • #13
                          Sorry to hear they couldn't deliver.

                          Does anybody know a good hosting company that makes it easy for you to leave once you out grow them (or have to upgrade to a server)?

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                          • #14
                            Again, hostgator is very courteous if you feel you need to leave. If you are dissappointed in their service, they like to hear about it and usually improve. If you outgrow your current plan, they tell you about their upgraded plans or if you're big enough, their dedicated servers.

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                            • #15
                              My site http://www.vietlyso.com use hostgator.com.

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