jonshannow — 2008-08-03T04:00:28-04:00 — #1
godaddy are rubbish.
Use almost anybody else please.
The service is crap and the try to on-sell you stuff at any opportunity.
dklynn — 2008-08-03T04:09:03-04:00 — #2
Rather inflamatory! Would you please explain your opinions?
jonshannow — 2008-08-03T04:19:54-04:00 — #3
I bought a domain name a while back and as it was with godaddy I thought I would give it a go...
- It's over complicated.
- You can't buy a product with out wading though pages of on-sell products - ugrade this, review this, arrggg! Then they try to slip an extra year on your plans, and hope you didn't notice. Hang on - this is supposed to cost 12.50, bot 25!
- They don't support Dreamweaver. If I am wrong please correct me.
- They send you 'special offer' email every other day.
Moved to hostgator - perfect.
dvduval — 2008-08-03T09:33:23-04:00 — #4
I'm so used to using godaddy now that I don't even notice all the sales stuff. I just click next, next, next.
dklynn — 2008-08-04T01:35:54-04:00 — #5
IMHO, no such thing. Dreamweaver uses FTP to upload files to the site - nothing difficult about that (i.e., "Compatible with Dreamweaver" is marketing BS).
ldcdc — 2008-08-04T07:15:19-04:00 — #6
(i.e., "Compatible with Dreamweaver" is marketing BS).
For a techie, it certainly is marketing BS. For the average web hosting customer, it's something they can actually understand. The two worlds don't mix all that well sometimes.
If a host advertising FTP access gets numerous pre-sales questions asking about "Dreamweaver compatibility", it will become a listed feature.
robert25 — 2008-08-04T11:07:14-04:00 — #7
I am with godady with long time now i had not face and problem.. Can you explain a bit more..
dan_grossman — 2008-08-08T22:43:20-04:00 — #8
GoDaddy's a very large company, and their primary business is domains. That means hosting is an afterthought to them, and not something they dedicate a lot of employees to. Like their domain business, it's built to be mostly autonomous, as just another service you can add to the cart while buying a domain, that gets automatically set up after you pay. They're just never going to have the same level of support and service as you'll get from a company that only does hosting... at the same time, they probably keep a better eye on the state of their servers and network, and you don't have to worry about them going out of business suddenly.
darlington — 2008-08-09T19:59:38-04:00 — #9
i hate godaddy.
They are good for domains but hosting its too tacky.
jonshannow — 2008-08-10T20:22:48-04:00 — #10
Godaddy has repointed all my domains back to them. I had four domains hosted by Hostgator, all have had the DNS pointed back to Godaddy, with-out warning, without email. I was curious as to why I was getting no hits, so I typed in the URL. Bang - straight to a 'This page is parked free, thanks to godaddy' - yeah thanks a lot.
Godaddy sux big time
dan_grossman — 2008-08-10T20:38:54-04:00 — #11
Perhaps you accidentally changed a setting in your domain manager? I've had over 40 domains with GoDaddy since 1999 and have never had a setting change itself except the "lock" status (for our protection) after transfer rules were changed by ICANN.
jonshannow — 2008-08-10T21:00:30-04:00 — #12
I havn't touch my domain manager for about 2 weeks but I accept that I could have done something... the whole thing is very frustrating!
mark78 — 2008-08-13T07:18:59-04:00 — #13
I know many people who have web site at godaddy and they are satisfied with it.
vmtech — 2008-08-13T13:42:23-04:00 — #14
I had a client who researched a domain with godaddy, but did not purchase the domain. When they went to purchase it, godaddy had already bought it and wanted to charge the client $1,200 US for it.
I eventually got them down to $150, but it was much more cost and hassle to get the domain had it been left alone.
I have read several places that godaddy and others will register researched domains if not purchased on the spot.
dklynn — 2008-08-13T21:08:20-04:00 — #15
They may stop such contemptible behavior if they register hundreds or thousands if the "xyz" type domains - especially the higher cost foreign ones! :lol: How are you at creating a list like that for a bulk "research?"
xbok — 2008-08-13T21:16:16-04:00 — #16
I have some of my domains there but that is it... hosting no thanks.
abercrombie — 2008-08-13T23:49:22-04:00 — #17
i won't go with a host that doesn't support cpanel which godaddy doesn't have. i know they use their own thang but i prefer cpanel.
gamernz — 2008-08-14T01:22:38-04:00 — #18
I have seen a lot of bad press for Go Daddy, but have never had any problems with thir domain service (except pages of upgrades when purchasing and changing purchase for 3 years not 1)...
sandhuharvey — 2008-08-14T05:20:05-04:00 — #19
I've never used goDaddy before but will never use them. I've aherd many bad reviews and it doesn't support cPanel
dvduval — 2008-08-14T15:22:39-04:00 — #20
Yes, I only use cpanel now, so that is the primary reason I won't use godaddy for hosting.
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