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    GoDaddy 4th generation hosting?

    Supposedly GoDaddy has "fourth generation" hosting - http://www.godaddy.com/hosting/web-hosting.aspx
    If you click the "4GH vs the rest" tab, it says that Media Temple, Rackspace, and GoGrid are all third generation, whereas GoDaddy is fourth generation and hence better than all those other companies (or so they say...)

    Anyone have any experiences with GoDaddy's fourth generation hosting? Does it live up to everything it promises to be, or is it all marketing hype? I've only ever heard bad things about their shared hosting so I'm interested in hearing people's experiences with this! Notably, I'm looking at their Windows hosting... Anyone have any experience with hosting ASP.NET MVC 3 / .NET Framework 4.0 sites with them?

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    The technology they advertise is all possible, but for the price they're offering it - it seems more like marketing/sales crud. Kind of like their shared hosting offers I guess?

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. I might have to get one of their economy plans just to test it out and see if it's worth it or not

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    The following thread should help:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel15 View Post
    That's exactly what I was thinking. I might have to get one of their economy plans just to test it out and see if it's worth it or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by JulesR View Post
    The technology they advertise is all possible, but for the price they're offering it - it seems more like marketing/sales crud. Kind of like their shared hosting offers I guess?
    I can almost bet that is what is going on. Ive heard nothing but bad from Godaddy's hosting, no matter which plan it is.

    Daniel, do tell how it goes! I'd be very curious to see how you like it!
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    As far as I know, godaddy is only well known for domain registration but not hosting.

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    As far as I know, godaddy is only well known for domain registration but not hosting.
    I also have been using GoDaddy only for domains registration, but not for hosting.
    Well, don't know yet if that '4th Generation hosting' will be good? let's wait for Daniel15 to give it a try
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel15 View Post
    Supposedly GoDaddy has "fourth generation" hosting - http://www.godaddy.com/hosting/web-hosting.aspx
    If you click the "4GH vs the rest" tab, it says that Media Temple, Rackspace, and GoGrid are all third generation, whereas GoDaddy is fourth generation and hence better than all those other companies (or so they say...)

    Anyone have any experiences with GoDaddy's fourth generation hosting? Does it live up to everything it promises to be, or is it all marketing hype? I've only ever heard bad things about their shared hosting so I'm interested in hearing people's experiences with this! Notably, I'm looking at their Windows hosting... Anyone have any experience with hosting ASP.NET MVC 3 / .NET Framework 4.0 sites with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FernGullyGraphics View Post
    Godaddy 4th Generation Hosting = Same crappy service, with a different name.
    Sadly its true. You wont see any difference with the hosting quality. I've used them off and on for the past couple years. It has its ups and downs. But it isn't really worth the headaches any more. There windows servers can be a mess at times. The only time I had a decent experience with them is when I was on a Linux based server but then got a suspension notice when they stated I had items on my account that were not being used on my web pages and would have to remove them or my account would be suspended ( they were images that were on there for future uses or old images that I had not removed and put in a folder for possible re-use)

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    I've used Godaddy in the past for domreg only, but have known a few people to use the hosting. Each person I've talked to seem to dislike the hosting either because it was too restrictive or support was poor.

    Looking over the plans they always seemed to be the basic run of the mill shared hosting so I guess if you don't need anything fancy for a unix site it might work for you, but I prefer to keep my domreg and hosting at separate companies. Less of a hassle when moving one or the other.
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    It's mostly hype. Hosts are trying hard to differentiate their offerings from one another, because it's fundamentally a commodity product. For example, 1and1 Internet is now touting a "dual hosting" shared solution, where, basically, your site is mirrored on two servers. If one goes down, the other takes over behind the scenes.

    Don't know if this system is reliable or not, but it's an interesting alternative, although an expensive solution. Two of everything, plus management hardware and software.
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    '4th Generation hosting' sound like the Apple iPod 4th generation or iPhone 4th generation, everyone will start copying the Apple...
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex-developer View Post
    '4th Generation hosting' sound like the Apple iPod 4th generation or iPhone 4th generation, everyone will start copying the Apple...
    Start?

    They haven't stopped!
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    Just wait for Ihosting to come out. You can only manage it from your handheld devices

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    They have to watch the "i" prefixes. I gather iWeb had difficulties with Apple because iLife for the Mac includes a simple Web creation app known as, of course, iWeb. But they managed to keep their name anyway.
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    True, I was surprised to see that Ipage didn't get hit with anything when it came out. But while I was there I didn't hear any issues with it.

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    GoDaddy's hosting is terrible, nothing but bad experiences including with their stats tracking software and, as mentioned, terribly restrictive. But haven't heard of this 4th generation hosting, sounds like a marketing sham.

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    The core of their claim is this:

    "Hosted across multiple servers with proprietary Dynamic Traffic Management. Easy-to-manage and affordable. It's the next generation of Web Hosting."

    As far as the impact of traffic increases, they also claim: "YES, capacity automatically scales at NO additional cost."

    If you can believe this stuff, fine, cause it would appear to eliminate the need for VPS and dedicated in many instances — if you can believe them of course. Or at least, so long as your databases don't exceed 1GB each. I notice that 1and1's dual hosting plan increases their database size in shared from 100MB to 1GB too. Clearly they are targeting each other with these packages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stream101 View Post
    I can almost bet that is what is going on. Ive heard nothing but bad from Godaddy's hosting, no matter which plan it is.

    Daniel, do tell how it goes! I'd be very curious to see how you like it!
    I highly second this. I think godaddy likes to have hot girls and dead elephants. Thats pretty much all they are good for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Marvel View Post
    They have to watch the "i" prefixes. I gather iWeb had difficulties with Apple because iLife for the Mac includes a simple Web creation app known as, of course, iWeb. But they managed to keep their name anyway.
    Probably because iWeb the company predates iWeb the software by at least 5 years

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    True, but that doesn't stop some companies. Besides, iWeb offers Mac-based servers, so it's not as if Apple isn't making anything out of this situation.
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    Maybe it's true... are they doing the same for their support team?
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    It seems to be a marketing stunt with what looks like nothing more than two sites with a load balancer thrown in front of it. Bamb cloud, bamb 4gblah.

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    The idea is out! The challenge has been set. Watch the market reaction. I know Godaddy only for domain registration. Not too good reviews about support and hosting...
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    The real issue, of course, is just how well this scheme works in practice. If anyone uses it, let us know, particularly if you have busy sites and/or loads of downloadable (legal, of course) matter. Otherwise we're just whistling in the dark here. I'm skeptical because i once tried their Premium DNS service and found it to be mostly snake oil.
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    I don't care what "generation" GD is claiming. A fresh piece of dung is still a piece of dung.

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    I chuckled when I read this line: "Our Site Defenders team monitor the internet 24/7...", I know they're trying to avoid geek-speak but monitoring "the internet" is a bit too vague for me.

    Customer: I'm having a problem with my website.
    GoDaddy Support: Hang on while we reboot the internets.

    Seriously though, load balancing shared services (which is what I think of when I hear cloud based hosting) is a good idea. I do know some people that have used GoDaddy and seem to be satisfied but they're most certainly a small-business non-techy type. I definitely would push people towards somebody like hostgator if asked for a recommendation though.

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    I never like their hosting control panel ever. When you cancel, its very difficult to find the "cancel" button.

    As far as their hosting goes, I never experienced any downtime since I sue them way back 2009. The CON is the hosting control panel.
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    I think Godaddy is great! I think Godaddy gets a bad reputation though for being such a big company. Seriously think about it, about 75% of the people in this thread alone don't like Godaddy, and that 75%, will they probably offer web hosting, and they don't want you to go to Godaddy, They want your business. Like I said, I think Godaddy offers shared hosting at a great value.

    And Who ever said "Godaddy's customer service sucks" I disagree, When ever I need to call them, within 3 minutes i'm already talking to a support agent, That's pretty quick customer service.

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    LOL, Godaddy and 1and1, the axis of evil. So says the deciders.
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    Lol, well that's pretty weird.

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    Actually I'm wondering bout this 4GH hosting. They claim it's better then mediatemple grid service (never try this) any1 ever at MT GS service can clarify this?

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    Will my server be protected against DoS (Denial-of-Service) and other malicious attacks?

    Yes
    I remember GoDaddy was getting owned just a few month ago. If they can't even protect themselves and they offer to protect their clients?


    http://community.godaddy.com/godaddy...s-ddos-attack/

    That landing page of 4G is full of scam, lies and false advertising.
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    I just ran into this thread. It has been referred to me by a friend. then I went to see this comparison table - http://www.godaddy.com/hosting/web-hosting.aspx - and i believe that GoDaddy are pretty arrogant in comparing their so called "4GH" hosting to RackSpace Cloud, GoGrid and MediaTemple. I really believe that GoDaddy was late with their service platform.

    The challenge is not to create just another in-house software platform which manages virtual hosting account on the Cloud, but to make one to work with a strong hosting automation standards like cPanel's "Domain Owner Panel" or Plesk for example.

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    What is this trash?

    Honestly, this just made me angry... Godaddy's just trying to trademark a name... probably using CloudLinux or something.

    /shakes head

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    You can polish a turd, but it's still a turd.

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