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    royo
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  • royo
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    Why wouldn't there be? Godaddy just doesn't really excel at hosting. Depends what your needs are and your budget though...

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  • PeopleCore
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    This just in. Godaddy is furiously calling me trying not to lose my business. They are offering me 30-40% off discounts. What should I do? Do I go for a VPS through godaddy?

    Is there such a thing as a good server provider?

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  • eJM
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    When you compare domain name services between GoDaddy and 1&1, you will learn the meaning of, "you get what you pay for." Oh wait, you will get more with 1&1 - more headaches, more frustration, more fun trying to understand the broken English of their tech support, etc., etc. Go for it.

    Jim

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  • PeopleCore
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    I'm leaving Godaddy.com completely. I'm divorcing them. It's not just because of the evil look (godaddy.com home page) on Danica Patrick's face that turns me off. My Vbulletin board is on a shared hosting Linux server. I get "server is too busy" all the time when my board is basically empty. I couldn't even load Vbulletin on a shared windows server so I moved to Linux which works perfectly.

    Godaddy is expensive unless you use the endless amount of coupons they send out. After their tech support couldn't solve my "server too busy" problem and they automatically renewed a domain I did not want renewed, I started moving all my domains to 1&1.com for $6.99 .com's

    Godaddy doesn't have a toll free tech support number. Theri tech support is very friendly. Unfortunately, they have as much knowledge as a 4 year old playing in a sandbox.

    I have learned more about servers and registrars just from reading this forum. The sad part is this is supposed to be for our Vbulletin boards and everyone here spends more time helping other members with server providers, while still answering Vbulletin questions.

    I still have my Godaddy shared server until I find another company. Eventually, I will go to VPS once I spend enough time building up my board. I'm not technologically savy like most of the users here are. Fortunately, I live 3 miles from Microsoft and have many friends who can fix anything.

    Does anybody have anything bad to say about 1&1? I'm just using them a registrar right now. I completely agree, Godaddy is bad news. They were not that bad for a registrar as long as you have a coupon. Now their .com names are $9.99

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  • Floris
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    I had over 200 domains over various accounts, and it went fine for a while. Until I needed to change details, or have domains moved, etc. It has cost me business, money, time, and domain names. I am glad I got the support from namecheap and move away from godaddy. It took me over 5 months to get the last 2 domain names moved, godaddy has tried everything they could think of to prevent this from happening.

    Even without having a single account with them any more and various legal agent requests to get them to stop sending email, I still get 3 to 4 emails from them weekly.

    I am sure there are people with good experiences, with the few accounts I had, the amount of domains I had with them, and all .. I've had over 5 different big registrars and godaddy is by far the worst experience I had.

    That's it, I am just sharing my experience and do not recommend them.

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  • Hayk
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  • Hayk
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    Originally posted by Floris View Post
    GoDaddy is a registrar, and a bad one. Additional service (which they outsource) is hosting, something they should leave up to the hosting companies. I have had horrible experiences with GoDaddy and will never use them or any of their resellers, or any of their products/services ever again.
    I totally agree with you referring to godaddy hosting. But my answer is about hostgator. GoDaddy is a good registrar, I think. I haven't any problem with my 5 domains registered by them

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  • eJM
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    Originally posted by Floris View Post
    GoDaddy is a registrar, and a bad one.
    You may have had a bad experience, but I am another one who has had an account with GoDaddy for more than a few years and had not one bit of trouble. I have used telephone support twice to ask them how to do something and found their support stellar in that regard. I have more than 80 domains registered through them.
    Originally posted by express View Post
    Registering domain names and running hosting servers are 2 totally different things.
    Lots of businesses do "2 totally different things" and are quite successful at it. I ran a non-Internet related business for most of 35 years and did many different things and everything worked very well for me and my customers.

    You may have had a different idea you wanted to convey. I will say that my recommendation is never to get your hosting and your domain registrations from the same company. Too much can go wrong. I also believe GoDaddy's hosting packages may be over-sold and their higher end packages are not as well serviced and the quality of the hardware may not be as high as with other companies (there are many good ones, but far more that are as bad or worse than GoDaddy).

    So, I am very satisfied with GoDaddy as a registrar and have no desire to even shop elsewhere. However, as long as they are my registrar, I wouldn't consider having them host any of my websites, even if their policies, service and quality improved dramatically.

    Jim
    PS: I am happy with my VPS at KnownHost.com

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  • choppers4life
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    Your one of the lucky ones then.

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  • Comtech
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    Originally posted by express View Post
    Registering domain names and running hosting servers are 2 totally different things.

    Joey
    GoDaddy can do both just fine if you don't go with their shared solutions.

    I have purchased several dedicated servers form them without an issue & this last time I was given 20% off the entire year.

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  • express
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  • express
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    Registering domain names and running hosting servers are 2 totally different things.

    Joey

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  • Comtech
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    Originally posted by Floris View Post
    GoDaddy is a registrar, and a bad one.
    Godaddy is the largest registrar on the internet today and I personally have done business with them since the early 2000's, never once had a problem with them.

    Before GoDaddy.com I used Network Solutions back in the late 90's when Domain registration was at $70+ at least through them. The good part of back in the old days of registration was that you were billed for the domains and had 90 days to pay.

    I have also used Register.com, Dynadot & I still prefer Godaddy.

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  • Floris
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  • Floris
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    GoDaddy is a registrar, and a bad one. Additional service (which they outsource) is hosting, something they should leave up to the hosting companies. I have had horrible experiences with GoDaddy and will never use them or any of their resellers, or any of their products/services ever again.

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  • royo
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  • royo
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    Probably because they massively oversell their services, so unless you have a small site you might end up getting suspended due to heavy usage.

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  • Hayk
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  • Hayk
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    Originally posted by Floris View Post
    I wouldn't host my sites with godaddy or hostgator
    Why, Floris?

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  • tacticalnuke
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  • tacticalnuke
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    Check out asmallorange.com

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