Who Uses Go Daddy?

Business By Motta Updated 19 Apr 2010 , 2:06pm by -Tubbs

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Motta Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 4:48am
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I'd like to know what you think of their services?

Did you also register a blog site with them separately to your domain name? Do you feel that was a good move?

any other input would be appreciated! Thanks in advance..... icon_smile.gif

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EvMarie Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 5:33am
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I had a website hosted by GoDaddy at one point. I had (1) software from a relatively inexpensive company. (2) purchased domain name & hosting via GoDaddy. (no blog)

I had used the software previously. It isn't super professional looking, but for the type of look I was going for, it was fine. However, this software recommended using a different hosting company. I opted for GoDaddy because of the positive things I heard & the price. In addition to GoDaddy hosting, you need to also download and deal with some kind of ftp site. This place, I guess, actually houses the content of your site.

Needless to say I got very confused. I downloaded the ftp software & uploaded my content when everything was in place. For some reason, it didn't work. I couldn't see the site online the way I had built it in the software. So, I called GoDaddy. The tech I talked to said they cannot help me if I built my website incorrectly. It WASN'T a design issue. I knew this because I had worked with the software before and uploaded with no problem at all. The tech had me change a few things & my home page ended up being my contact page and everything was all messed up. The tech said "see???? it's better!!!". I was soooo irritated. It WASN'T better. My pages were all "crossed". So, I undid what the tech told me to do & cancelled my account with GoDaddy.

That tech lady was a complete jerk. I mean, I e-mailed 2 times to 2 different people. I called and talked to 2 other people. They all treated me like I was an idiot. The site I created was literally made up of all pictures and basically blocks of color. Very simple. No flash, no nothing. I was made to feel like I was asking for the moon. I just wanted to know why I couldn't see what I created. It was obviously a problem with the upload. I went through all the steps to install all parts properly. They confirmed I had gone through all the steps correctly. I asked that one tech lady: so, I just am left to figure this out on my own? She said: yes! I hung up....and switched over immediately.

It was amazing, when I changed over to the recommended hosting company that "went with" my software. With in minutes of paying & them switching where the content was to be sent, I saw my site online perfectly. I changed nothing on my website before I uploaded with them.

Now, I've heard a bunch of people say they like GoDaddy. I would be careful what software you use is all. I only paid probably $100 for mine. There are many places online where you can create a one page site for free. If your super new or uncomfortable with computers at all, I'd maybe find somebody on here who has a site you like & maybe pm them for some guidance on who they use for hosting and software...or if they use a separate web designer.

Sorry so long.....these are the things you don't know about until you dive in! It wasn't a fun experience. Good Luck!!!! I'm sure it'll turn out great for you....Holler if you have a question!

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katystinykitchen Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 5:54am
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I had considered using Go Daddy since their pricing is so great, but I hate how sexist their commercials are, so I went with network solutions and I LOVE their setup and the ease of use! Good luck!

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snowshoe1 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 9:03am
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Originally Posted by katystinykitchen

I had considered using Go Daddy since their pricing is so great, but I hate how sexist their commercials are, so I went with network solutions and I LOVE their setup and the ease of use! Good luck!

icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif - I know where you are coming from!

I do use GoDaddy only because my husband is retired and does websites on the side (or as a hobby icon_rolleyes.gif ) so he maintains our website - so for me its a no-brainer.

He doesn't use their templates as its all coded professionally. He did set-up one site using their templates as the client only wanted his services to set-up and they wanted to maintain. He was quite dissappointed in the quality and ease of use and didn't think the client would want to maintain.

We don't use their blog - we use a free service (but, of course, I haven't been maintaining it...).

I do love GoDaddy's Express Email marketing product. I think we pay $49.95 per year for up to 25,000 emails and its super easy to use and no worries about breaking SPAM laws.

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Motta Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 3:46am
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Thanks so much everyone! p.s. I loved the long post, EvMarie - the more info, the better for me.

I also am attracted by GoDaddys' prices but.....anyways, I'll check out network solutions as well.

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Ixtli Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 4:04am
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I have my domain names with godaddy, but I host with wix. I used to use homestead for many years. Then I found Wix.com and made the switch. Its flash and super easy to use. They have have the free version which only shows a small tab on the side; they also have paid plans the most expensive one is the e-commerce plan which is 17-20 bucks a month (cheaper if done yearly). I host 2 free sites and one ecommerce sites with them.
I have no complains about the free sites the only reason I got the paid plan is for the shopping cart feature.

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-Tubbs Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 2:06pm
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I use Godaddy. I built my site myself on SE Serif (free software!) and uploaded it fairly painlessly. I actually was impressed with their customer service - they called me twice - real people (!) - to check that I was doing ok getting going, and were very patient with me when I had a few hiccups and needed help. I had been hosting with another company and their customer service was appalling, so this was quite refreshing. So far I'm happy.

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