If your using Godaddy to host your website, i would find your debit/credit card ASAP and buy hosting at an alternative host such as Hostgator and move every single one of your website out right away.
Don’t be put off if you had in mind to transfer your site out of Godaddy, Hostgator.com offer’s a free transfer to hostgator if you buy a baby or business plan hosting with them. (They will do all the transfer’s ect for you) do it within 45 days of purchasing.
Godaddy has a long history of bad reports filed against them, you can just go to Google and type in “godaddy problems”
Godaddy only has one thing good about them, domain registrations and if you went around and asked say, 1000 people who have domains, “where at your domains currently registered at” more than half of them would say godaddy.com
Here are some of the main reasons why Godaddy are a rubbish Web Hosting provider and why you should quit these cowboys as soon as possible.
Terrible Customer Support: Godaddy are renowned for there bad customer support when it comes to helping it’s customers. Many customers have been complaining over the years of the bad service they have been getting. Many of them pointing out that the customer support staff at Godaddy rarely want to help you out, most of them do know want to do and their attitude is atrocious.
Hosting your site at Godaddy is bad for your site’s SEO we have seen many complaints by people saying that Godaddy, without notifying them, have setted up their site as a 302 redirect. A 302 redirect is asking for major troubles for your positioning in the search engines. Basically a 302 redirect tells search engines such as Google that the web page is a temporary one, a 302 redirect makes it hard for Google’s search engine’s bots to crawl your site.
Not every site hosted at Godaddy is fitted with a 302 Redirect, if your on a VPS or dedicated server at Godaddy, chances are, you won’t get a 302 redirect for your website(s) unless you set them up to be like that. Coming on to a shared hosting package at Godaddy, apparently Godaddy will add a 302 redirect to your site when the server you are on is under threat from a security attack, so basically, a shared hosting site where you are sharing hosting resources with thousands and thousands of people is likely to be fitted with a 302 redirect.
If your on a shared hosted plan at Godaddy, it is recommended to check your site out at web-sniffer.net- All you do is just type in website’s URL and hit the submit button. Scroll down the page until you see ‘Content-Encoding’ and on the right hand side, it should say Gzip, everything should be fine if you see this. if you get something else such as popping up under the “HTTP Response Header” yellow box saying Location: then 5 random digits such as SQ7XA on the right hand side of the location box, that means Godaddy have set up a 302 redirect on your site.
The best thing to do is, if your site based on WordPress, install a sitemap (plugin) and submit the sitemap to Webmaster Tools, if everything is fine, the sitemap should show a green tick box. Create a post and copy the URL of the post and post it on Google’s search box, if it comes up, then your site is fine.
Godaddy’s Servers are Slow Many high profile Companies & websites have blasted Godaddy in the past for overselling hosted space. Godaddy are known to put thousands & thousands of websites on one single server. this outrageous money saving practice by Godaddy causes sites to run extremely slow. this is very bad as fact is, Google now have started to penalizes slow sites on its search results.
Little Control Godaddy have outdated software in terms of the default control panel it give’s it’s users to control their site. instead of Godaddy giving it’s users an industry standard admin interface like cPanel or Plesk they leave them with a tacky and confusing admin interface which is hard to use if your not familiar with hosting control panels. there seems to be non stop bugs as well, FTP not working, cannot access the MSQL database’s, the list goes on.
I could talk forever why hosting your site at Godaddy is suicidal but i believe the main points listed above is the key in not to ever host your site at Godaddy, and to stop hosting your site at these nothing but, money grabbing, unprofessional, out dated fools who’s number one priority is to just collect money off it’s customers. Customers are not Godaddy’s number one priority.
The only thing that will wake Godaddy up into doing something is if people stop using their services and tell them exactly what they want.
Godaddy, have even resorted in buying websites that haven’t had much good say about them. Site links such as godaddysucks.com have been bought off Godaddy and they have redirected them to their own website.
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Thanks for reading.