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GoDaddy Webhosting/Domains

Saving money's always a plus; GoDaddy can make that happen it looks.

Anyone use them? Suggestions, comments?

I'm currently with Yahoo and aside from looking for cheaper rates, there is nothing wrong with Yahoo (no sight outages in 4 years). But I've heard overall good things about GoDaddy and wanted to see what anyone else who had it thought before I click ACCEPT.
 
They're a local company here, with a sterling reputation and performance for what they do. They're rather a Target or Wal-Mart of domain hosting and not configured to offer specialized managed hosting services like SAN storage or special equipment requests that a company like RackSpace (or DryLine :wink: ) can do.
 
Originally posted by David Wolfson
They're a local company here, with a sterling reputation and performance for what they do. They're rather a Target or Wal-Mart of domain hosting and not configured to offer specialized managed hosting services like SAN storage or special equipment requests that a company like RackSpace (or DryLine :wink: ) can do.

But for a website like mine, they're good, right! My two main issues; storage space and bandwidth. Beyond that, I don't require much more than use of my Dreamweaver Program! :D
 
Originally posted by David Wolfson
Yup, your type of site is their bread-and-butter.

Oh good! Just what I wanted to here! :D It'll be hard to leave Yahoo after many flawless years, but the time is coming very soon!
 
Tony, be sure and read ALL the fine print in their TOS and AUP regarding space and bandwidth usage. It's a current trend in the industry to offer tons of both and then have it in the fine print if you actually try using all of it, they shut you down. It's usually written as something like if you are using X% of the server resources, of "monopolizing" server resources.

Just something to beware of with many of the cheap hosting places. Not saying it would be an issue, but one of the hosting message boads I frequent is full of stories of people that had that happen to them.
 
I had a very bad time with GoDaddy last month. I have hosting but I saw they had a 250GB bandwidth package for only $5. I went over 41GB and was charged (without warning) $250. $6 per GB. After several calls with them, I was able to get most of it credited for future hosting which I really didn't even want. Bottom line, DO NOT go over your with your GoDaddy.

I love their domain services however. I own 27 domains with GoDaddy and I suggest them to anyone.
 
Chris,

Your website had >250GB bandwidth usage last month? :shock: My site has never exceeded 10GB...

Out of curiosity, I wonder what the monthly bandwidth usage of Stormtrack.org is...
 
Originally posted by Mike Gauldin
I would suggest DryLine Hosting. Support rocks, and there's a few different packages you can get. I have the basic one for my site. They offer lots of goodies too.

Plus you use the stormtrack discount to get your package at half price for the rest of your account's life at Dryline. I am very pleased with the service and know it will only get better.
 
I use GoDaddy as a name register, and have not had any issues, but would have to agree with the others and suggest Dryline as a host. David has some very competitive packages and offers a great personalized service. If you would happen to exceed your bandwidth, I don’t think he would automatically send an invoice. If it happened consistently, I think he would talk to you about an upgrade. I think you would have to look long and hard to beat his service. In my opinion it’s not worth a buck or two a month to find out.
 
Originally posted by Kurt Silvey
I use GoDaddy as a name register, and have not had any issues, but would have to agree with the others and suggest Dryline as a host. David has some very competitive packages and offers a great personalized service. If you would happen to exceed your bandwidth, I don’t think he would automatically send an invoice. If it happened consistently, I think he would talk to you about an upgrade. I think you would have to look long and hard to beat his service. In my opinion it’s not worth a buck or two a month to find out.

That is absolutely true. I don't bill for little spikes in bandwidth overage, however any account that is going over consistently would probably be asked to upgrade to the next package to cover their needs. Honestly, that only happened twice so far and we just increased space/bandwidth for the listed packages AGAIN! 8)
 
Originally posted by Tyler Allison+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tyler Allison)</div>
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Chris,

Your website had >250GB bandwidth usage last month? :shock: My site has never exceeded 10GB...


The AllisonHouse servers (3 of them) use 1TB a month :shock:[/b]

Yeah, 250GB is actually not that much. Well, I guess that depends what you're doing. My all-time record was 1.8TB. Yes, that's a T.

Tyler, where are your servers?
 
I have used GoDaddy in the past (about 3 years ago) and had an issue with down time.. seemed like at least twice a month or more the site was down... I have since moved to a company out of canada... servers are in Florida and the 1st backup servers are in Canada and a backup to the backups is in his home.. LOL Have never had a down time yet and is hosting 5 www dots for 9.95 a month, don't really remember the bandwidth limits but I know I have never past 10% of my usage per month...

That being said, I am strongly considering Dry Line when I make the move in the future... My sites are never down really, they just seem to be getting slower and a few hic-ups here and there.. when I signed up with them, he put me on one of his new servers (not many sites on it.. 4 I think) and it was fine... now that the server is got a LOT more people (sites) .. it's getting slower... soooo.. I'm considering the move but I got to check with David to see what the fee would be for 5 www dots... shared bandwidth..

The only thing I do with GoDaddy now is getting the domain names... 8.95 I think for a dot com per year -vs- 15.99 from my hosting company I have now...

Dave
 
If you really have high demands, have some money, and know a thing about servers. I suggest FDCServers.net. I don't personally have an account their but a friend who does gave me a reseller account and it's great. For $129/ month you get an AMD 1400, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD, and unmetered bandwidth. Yes, you can an unmetered 100Mbit port. Something I fill up quite a bit. ;) If you have high bandwidth needs, I highly suggest them. If you don't know that much bandwidth, it's probably overkill.
 
I have 21 domain names with GoDaddy and 5 websites. I've never had a problem. Ian has 5 websites with them and ditto. However, they have a la carte pricing - charge for every add on - so be sure you know what you want and price it accordingly. Still, it's always been competitive, always given me great tech support, but is not terribly intuitive to navigate at times. Never tried Dryline but may have to given the raves.
 
David,

What is the most common package that your customers buy? I am considering getting my own domain, I think 500 mb should be enough, but I am still not sure. I was looking around and Brinkster's professional package had interested me, but it offers a lot of tools I probably won't use. Your service seems to be winning my interest, I really like the amount of bandwidth that comes with the packages, plus it looks simple enough for domain-noobs like me. I think I may end up going with your service, I figure why not support a fellow chaser?
 
I've been using Godaddy since 2000 and am very pleased with the service. We went over our bandwidth back in 2004 and were charged for it, but I felt that was fair. Their customer service worked with me and have always been very helpful. The only negative thing I can find is they don't have a toll free customer service number! It's just a local number I have to use minutes on my cell to call. Otherwise I think Godaddy is great.
 
David,

What is the most common package that your customers buy? I am considering getting my own domain, I think 500 mb should be enough, but I am still not sure. I was looking around and Brinkster's professional package had interested me, but it offers a lot of tools I probably won't use. Your service seems to be winning my interest, I really like the amount of bandwidth that comes with the packages, plus it looks simple enough for domain-noobs like me. I think I may end up going with your service, I figure why not support a fellow chaser?
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Sorry I missed this post before you PMd me Laura. Welcome aboard Dryline Hosting BTW! Going by our billing stats, the most popular package currently is the F3 closely followed by the F5. With the new package names that came in to the live site recently, we increased both space and bandwidth on all packages. There will be some additional packages coming as well at different price points (some even cheaper than what is shown live now) that will be available with the new site launch coming soon!
 
I'm giving godaddy a pretty good test right now and so far it is still hauling. I've only been there for a few days now so I can't say a whole lot. I'm not able to see updated stats for some reason. I sent an e-mail earlier and they sent one back saying they had to forward it to more technical people to solve.

So I'm using my google ads page impression numbers to monitor the fark/digg/e-mail chain fun that is still going on, for now. Last Dec was fairly busy for the site after the auroras and the page impressions were like 153,000 for the month. This month, 2nd through the 4th was about the same, alone. The 5th however shows 353,000 page impressions for one day. Today it's on its way to about the same amount. This is a pretty damn good test on them. So far it's flying. I never picked one of their virtual dedicated servers or dedicated ones either. I'm on the lower normal ones with the 2,000 gig pacakge($15/month). I sure wish I could see my stats on the site to see where that bandwidth is. We'll see if they shut me off/down before I get to 2,000 gigs(I keep expecting it to happen any second now).
 
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