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    GoDaddy webhosting

    Hi,

    I am going to host a website using wordpres ,so for that friends are telling to go for hostgator..but godaddy giving offers $1.99 per month so what about godaddy...Which one is better???

    Please suggest

  2. Thread Summary Go Daddy is privately held, although it did file an IPO in 2006 that it cancelled on the basis of "market uncertainties." It was sold in June of 2011 to KRR and Silver Lake Partners for a reported $2.25 billion for a share of 65% of the firm.

    Long known for its initial use of attractive female spokespersons, GoDaddy has toned down to a more professional approach in the last couple of years.

    Expanding from their initial business of domain sales, GoDaddy has diversified into web hosting and other related internet businesses. They recently expanding their web hosting offering to include cPanel for Linux, although they still are tied to Parallels for Windows.

    In this thread, WHT members help one of their own decide on if he should act on a special deal offered by GoDaddy or take his friends' advice to use HostGator instead. Advice ranges from discussion of the cPanel aspect to watching for the small print in special hosting deals.

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    I don't think you'll get many, if any here recommending either of them. If price a deciding factor then I'd suggest looking through the offers section here at WHT - there are many that are cheaper than GD.
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    any other host will be better than godaddy,hostgator,bluehost etc top brands. they just sucks. my friend had a wordpress site with godaddy, it was damn slow, slower than slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhamu89 View Post
    Hi,

    I am going to host a website using wordpres ,so for that friends are telling to go for hostgator..but godaddy giving offers $1.99 per month so what about godaddy...Which one is better???

    Please suggest
    Is it a high traffic website ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhamu89 View Post
    Hi,

    I am going to host a website using wordpres ,so for that friends are telling to go for hostgator..but godaddy giving offers $1.99 per month so what about godaddy...Which one is better???

    Please suggest
    Never judge on price alone. I suggest you to google for reviews on GoDaddy's web hosting service. HostGator used to have a decent reputation but ever since they were acquired by EIG they seem to have gone downhill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhamu89 View Post
    Hi,

    I am going to host a website using wordpres ,so for that friends are telling to go for hostgator..but godaddy giving offers $1.99 per month so what about godaddy...Which one is better???

    Please suggest
    Although its somewhat easy to transfer a wordpress website out of both, if I had to chose between the two. I'd go with HG for the simple fact that they use cPanel and provide an easier way for you to transfer away from their services (should you ever decide to do so).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFSG View Post
    I suggest you to google for reviews on GoDaddy's web hosting service.
    The problem with that is all you're going to run into are the fake review sites that are listing GoDaddy and the EIG brands because of the affiliate payout

    Spend some time looking around here for the reviews.
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    If you need "unlimited", look to Arvixe or Site5 instead.
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    If you're looking for a quality services, never go for cheap as you'll get what you'll pay for.

    You can check inside the offers section for more companies who are really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FernGullyGraphics View Post
    Although its somewhat easy to transfer a wordpress website out of both, if I had to chose between the two. I'd go with HG for the simple fact that they use cPanel and provide an easier way for you to transfer away from their services (should you ever decide to do so).
    Godaddy uses cPanel now, too. And I'd rather use GD than EIG.
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    Well, it seems that you don't require much of resources. Your budget is fine to host. Apart from your mention of provider's you might get some other provider's who provide hosting for wordpress with good support and at better rates. Check them out at offers section.
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    GD has servers in different regions.
    Check it also.
    GD is not good if you regularly change setting like DNS, FTP, MySQL, etc..
    The activation time can be a lot.
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    If it is a high traffic website, I suggest you to think about VPS hosting. Also, if you host your website with any host, make sure you keep a full backup of your data in your local system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhamu89 View Post
    Hi,

    I am going to host a website using wordpres ,so for that friends are telling to go for hostgator..but godaddy giving offers $1.99 per month so what about godaddy...Which one is better???

    Please suggest
    If you have select between Godaddy and Hostgator.. I will suggest Godaddy. In recent time I have read lots of bad reviews about HG.
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    Hostgator is much better then godaddy hosting, HG provide cpanel,etc and godaddy control panel is complicated for newbies,beginners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DewlanceHosting View Post
    godaddy control panel is complicated for newbies,beginners.
    Godaddy had also now started using cPanel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    Godaddy uses cPanel now, too. And I'd rather use GD than EIG.
    Oh really? I was not aware of that, so they finally got rid of that terrible interface? I could have sworn they were still using it a couple months ago when I transferred someone over.
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    Make sure to remember that hosts advertise for for example $3.00/month. However when you are about to check out you have to pay yearly, I've seen some hosts that demand a 3 year payment which is rediculous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FernGullyGraphics View Post
    Oh really? I was not aware of that, so they finally got rid of that terrible interface? I could have sworn they were still using it a couple months ago when I transferred someone over.
    I can confirm that cPanel is now the control panel used at Go Daddy for Linux Hosting.

    Our old control panel only exists on legacy and international packages at this time

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    I have heard a lot of complaints about GoDaddy. Mostly with their support.

    Just need to choose for yourself and don't get locked into any long term commitments. Personally, I would never host with either of these 2.

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    Hostgator has been the cause of lots of controversy lately... and if you're getting your domain from godaddy it's probably going to be the best price

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    I would not suggest either company. I have used both and prefer neither. There are plenty of good hosts, with good deals in the offers section of wht.

    But If my hands were tied I would choose Godaddy. As hostgator has had some major issues since being acquired by EIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_G View Post
    I can confirm that cPanel is now the control panel used at Go Daddy for Linux Hosting.

    Our old control panel only exists on legacy and international packages at this time
    Interesting. GoDaddy seems to be heavily invested in Parallels.

    Why the switch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quartet-Andrew View Post
    Interesting. GoDaddy seems to be heavily invested in Parallels.

    Why the switch?
    We still use Parallels today for VPS offerings. Our old legacy shared hosting control panel was not a Parallels product it was a proprietary control panel developed by Go Daddy.

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    One thing I do not like in godaddy is their control panel. They do not use Cpanel which is the mos popular to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StGeorge Hosting View Post
    One thing I do not like in godaddy is their control panel. They do not use Cpanel which is the mos popular to use.
    Go Daddy does actually provide cPanel as the web hosting control panel now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    Godaddy uses cPanel now, too. And I'd rather use GD than EIG.
    I did not know that..how to sign for it?
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    I would avoid godaddy hosting at all cost. The sites i've worked on that host with godaddy are slow and their control panels are clunky. HostGator is much much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cncwebsolutions View Post
    I would avoid godaddy hosting at all cost. The sites i've worked on that host with godaddy are slow and their control panels are clunky. HostGator is much much better.
    Old Godaddy, yes.
    But new Godaddy? I'm not so sure yet. I'm testing it for the next 6 months. We'll see what happens.
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    Yes, I noticed too that Go Daddy has improved a lot in the past months. I had an account with them three years ago. I chose them because I needed asp.net for a Dot Net Nuke site, but the site was so slow that I canceled my account after a week and asked for a refund. I had very little experience with webhosting at the time.

    Since then they seemed to get a lot better. I tested them again recently. Better than Hostagtor for sure (which is not to say that they are the best, on the other hand).

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    Go Daddy does actually provide cPanel as the web hosting control panel now.
    Looks like GoDaddy will have to invest in a lot or do some serious marketing now to make sure everyone heard that. There is a strong belief around that they do not use cPanel. I was one of those until I read this topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RosenHost View Post
    Looks like GoDaddy will have to invest in a lot or do some serious marketing now to make sure everyone heard that. There is a strong belief around that they do not use cPanel. I was one of those until I read this topic.
    Yes, they recently began supporting cPanel. And it seems like GoDaddy is really making an effort to provide quality solutions. When I was younger, I used them for a personal site, and I received some great phone support for getting everything set up with the (now deceased) iWeb application. He spent over an hour working with me on getting it to work. I feel like GoDaddy is really trying to turn things around from their reputation of misogyny & objectification of women. Unfortunately, it's a long road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StGeorge Hosting View Post
    I did not know that..how to sign for it?
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    I have found after looking at lots that when it comes to renewal time they all seem to come out at around $10pm so careful with initial sign up discounts.


    As for other hosts you have the ones like Site5 SiteGround WestHost ANHosting etc etc - lots to choose from that aren't on the top ten lists.

    In favour of GoDaddy at the moment is that the lack of cPanel has gone - GD now have cPanel which to my mind changes the picture a bit.

    your choice - but I would look further a field than just the 'usual names'
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    If you are just looking at cost of the hosting plan then you can get much cheaper packs online with different service providers. I recommend Godaddy as they have come with instant resolutions where you can call them directly and get your issues resolved in hours time. Hosting with out proper post sales service is pathetic and not suggestible too.

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    Talking about web hosting, Hostgator has been in this business longer than Godaddy which means more experience and more exposure. I would choose one who is a better veteran than the other.

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    I've had terrible experience of GoDaddy, as have many of my clients. When a client tells me they host with GoDaddy we suggest they move to us or any other hosting company for numerous reasons.

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    I would like to correct myself, godaddy has improved from the few sites i've recently worked on. At least they are getting better now and not worse. The sites I tested were pretty fast and the control panel is much much better.

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    Avoid both, they both are slow. I have used Host gator and their support is slow and terrible.

    Look in the offer section if the forums for reliable hosting. Although I would suggest arvixe or Webhostface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [TR] Jay View Post
    Avoid both, they both are slow. I have used Host gator and their support is slow and terrible.

    Look in the offer section if the forums for reliable hosting. Although I would suggest arvixe or Webhostface.

    Jay, I have been a HostGator user for a dedicated box for 10 years and think their support is pretty good. They help with things most other hosting companies don't. They have been slow in responding recently but they have quality answers and don't give you the run around. I'm content with them minus there big outage at the datacenter they had a few months back.

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