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Comment from: Mike Webmaster [Visitor]
1 stars
Mike Webmaster

support is very bad.. just before christmas 20 website’s went down and it took support 7 day’s to get back to me… i lost thousand’s of dollar’s.. dumped them and went to a good hosting company…

03/11/14 @ 13:55
Comment from: Debra [Visitor]
1 stars
Debra

The initial signup price was great but I just got my 5 year renewal notice and it is SIGNIFICANTLY higher than what is advertised on this site–$5.99 per month for 5 years and I have a pretty small, simple website so don’t believe the hype here about GoDaddy. I’m currently in the process of searching for a more affordable option.

10/23/13 @ 22:20
Comment from: razorchris [Visitor]
4 stars
razorchris

Mabuhay!

Nice web hosting. Very supportive tech department. Fast access. One thing I dont like much is there is no cpanel. But still it can be access in ftp. Nice, because it can accomodate 300-500 OL on your site without a down server.

11/20/09 @ 15:09
Comment from: David [Visitor]
3 stars
David

Why pay more while you can get a package of domain name, hosting, 10 emails, Unlimited space for only. $10. This is the cheapest

05/17/09 @ 07:52
Comment from: affordable web hosting [Visitor]  
4 stars
affordable web hosting

Go daddy has alot of great features. I found that it is a good web hosting provider for begginers. With there website tonight site building software. anyone can build a site.

05/11/09 @ 04:06
Comment from: Gabriel Ladouceur [Visitor]  
1 stars
Gabriel Ladouceur

Godaddy doesn’t have that a good customers service as they say… I bought a lot of domains with Godaddy and everything went good until a few months ago. For some reason, all my websites went offline in my area (I presently live in Vietnam) but were ok all around the world. I found out it was because of the Chinese Great Firewall, but then Godaddy said they couldn’t do anything with that. I don’t know much, but I learnt a lot trying to solve this problem by myself, since the customers service kept saying the same stuff, which was not helping a lot. Well, I can understand they don’t feel like giving me some help, since the only real solution was to move all my websites (which I will do really soon) out of Godaddy. The company had a lot of customer who were banned (some were justified but a lot weren’t) from the Chinese Government, after some of them bought the Chinese athletes names .com and try to sell them back high price. So I know the origin of the problem is China! But Godaddy hasn’t been helping me at all. And all those websites I built for people and businesses here in Vietnam are down since then… My final word: the website is pretty complicated adn heavy, and some billing or buying processes takes forever because you have to refuse every single extra-deal-super-offers they are throwing at you…. not recommended

05/09/09 @ 09:55
Comment from: Karen Farrell [Visitor]  
1 stars
Karen Farrell

I currently have 46 domains with GoDaddy, about 15 of which are hosted with them, some for years. (I am a web developer.) I have been thinking about switching hosting companies for a while now, but after my last “support” call with them, they are definitely losing my business.

Long story short: I set up some subdomains, and their setup tool did not set them up correctly. I tried email support because I didn’t want to call (they don’t have chat), and after three days of them telling me that the error was my fault and/or a “third-party, unsupported” problem, I finally gave up and called. After 25 minutes on the phone, the “tech” still couldn’t understand that search.domain.com and www.domain.com/search should point to the same location and have the same behavior. I finally told him that it was too difficult to try to explain and that I was just going to delete the subdomains. His answer (and I quote): “Is there anything else I can not help you with today?”

Combine this fu attitute with the fact that they never update their servers or databases, and you have me looking for another home for my 46 domains. Bye GoCrappy!

* How easy was it to sign up?
That’s the easy part. They have that process down.

* How easy was it to install your software / content?
Simple stuff is fine. Anything requiring up-to-date server software cannot be installed. For example, I purchased a tracking server for email marketing, it won’t install on their outdated servers. Their copy of Zend Optimizer is years old. PHP is out of date, etc, etc.

* How fast/responsive is the website compared to your expectations?
My forums lose their connection to the database all the time. Connecting to the server via FTP is very slow and unresponsive. Contacting support about it is a waste of time.

* Did you experience some downtime?
The sites themselves rarely go completely down.

* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
THEY ARE TERRIBLE! They will do anything to avoid working on your problem.

* Other remarks?
Do not use GoDaddy for hosting (domain registration is fine). Any other provider has got to be better!

04/18/09 @ 08:17
Comment from: Sajjad Ahmad [Visitor]  
2 stars
Sajjad Ahmad

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godaddy is very tricky. They give unlimited mysql with free hosting package. While storage is limited in purchased hosting packages. + they also put restrictions on free programs which they said are free. Such as, I can’t integrate mybb in my free site. they say no support. While forum do support. Looked at their packages. bunch of useless items. Important things, such as mysql are limited. so we pay them more once we host the site. I came to godaddy with confidence that I found a good company. but now wlling to move somewhere else before I setup my site.

Sad

01/12/09 @ 23:29
4 stars
Ethanol Mandate is a Scam

:)

I am happy with it so far.

It takes a little long to get a hold of tech support on the weekends.

01/10/09 @ 22:33
Comment from: JayKay [Visitor]
4 stars
JayKay

I have had them for six months and the hosting seems to be o.k. I have never seen downtime, but I am not using the host for much more that a test bed for my IT degree program.

I do host more than one site on the single hosting package. Not sure what others are saying about not being able to point to a different location for each site. It is possible to have each site point to a different directory on your main hosting site.

I donít like the inability to access MySQL directly. This is a pain as you have to use their interface to make additions/modifications to your databases.

I have not used their tech support as I have found that most tech support is lacking, no matter who you are dealing with.

01/09/09 @ 01:24
Comment from: Jesse [Visitor]
1 stars
Jesse

I’m currently looking for another hosting company. GoDaddy has the most complicated website I have ever seen. You need a degree in “whatthef>:XXckisthis” just to log in because you dont log in once- noooo- you log in like twenty times. Each and every little stupid feature has an independent user name and password and after half an hour of logging in you’ll have so many tabs open your computer just might die. Furthermore the tech support is rather… unfriendly.. but then they were dealing with me.

11/24/08 @ 07:40
Comment from: Kimberly Alderman [Visitor]
5 stars
Kimberly Alderman

I have never had any problems with godaddy and I have used them for years. I do not do very technical things, just have websites for my businesses or once an ebook, etc., and its always been fine. On the rare occasion I have a question it has never been a problem.

11/22/08 @ 07:42
Comment from: zebra Mike [Visitor]
5 stars
zebra Mike

:>>Been very happy with them.

Easy setup, able to get to a Tech Support person within minutes and easy to understand, not in India.

Would definitely use them for nearly all my hosting and domain registration chores.:yes:

11/01/08 @ 03:42
Comment from: ao [Visitor]
4 stars
ao

Never had a problem with these guys, it’s very easy to use and support is friendly - I repeat - never had an issue with these guys. I recommend:>>

10/21/08 @ 01:46
Comment from: Andrea [Visitor]
1 stars
Andrea

* How easy was it to sign up?
very easy
* How easy was it to install your software / content?
installing it is very easy, USING it is quite another.
* How fast/responsive is the website compared to your expectations?
Didn’t get there because their design interface was crap.
* Did you experience some downtime?
n/a
* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
horrible, horrible, horrible. Need I say more?
I no longer host with them and took down my site. I do register my domains w/ them, but would NEVER recommend them for hosting.

09/11/08 @ 23:48
4 stars
Plus size clothes shop

Used them, they were ok and moved on

08/26/08 @ 22:29
Comment from: abhas [Visitor]  
5 stars
abhas

i have been godaddy for about two years now. i host a
small website with not much bandwidth consumption and
so far i am getting the good result.. i recmmend godaddy
for those who want to host personal or some small scale
website.. i dont know about the massive scale website though. :D

08/26/08 @ 07:27
Comment from: clifford [Visitor]
2 stars
clifford

I have tried different web hosting but this rank as the most confusing , can’t seem to access my ftp using a regular folder procedure ,too much Ads around is site , very clutter interfaces makes you trow up!they maybe cheap but its not worth it in the long run.:-/ they have to change their plans too if they want to continue business. other wise use it as a bunny domain name holding site then get a free hosting to link up to it as a temporary solution.

08/21/08 @ 09:20
Comment from: Ruth [Visitor]
5 stars
Ruth

* How easy was it to sign up?
A breeze.

* How easy was it to install your software / content?
No problems.

* How fast/responsive is the website compared to your expectations?
Better than the other companies I used.

* Did you experience some downtime?
I had different providers so if one was down, the other would work. I ended up switching all of my business to GoDaddy and NEVER have two of my dozen or more websites down at the same time and never for more than briefly every couple of months tops. My previous providers were down all the time. My electric goes down more than GoDaddy.

* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
They are AWESOME!!! REAL HUMANS!!! They are very friendly and helpful. I use them all the time and NEVER have had any trouble. I haven’t used them in the past 6 months but I have over the past several years.

* Other remarks?
I’m surprised by the poor comments. I certainly hope they didn’t outsource customer service like many other companies do. Of all the customer service people I used for phones, internet, cable and more, GoDaddy is the best!

08/09/08 @ 05:39
Comment from: dadang [Visitor]
dadang

* How easy was it to sign up?
very easy
* How easy was it to install your software / content?
very easy
* How fast/responsive is the website compared to your expectations?
not bad
* Did you experience some downtime?
yes
* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
very bad . called them 3 times and got 3 different answers

07/18/08 @ 04:57
Comment from: Bill [Visitor]
1 stars
Bill

If you are hosting any amount of files DONOT use Godaddy. I had a clan site with them for 4 years and hosted files the whole time. I even was talked into UPGRADING to more storage and bandwidth by their costomer service dept. Well today i got amn email my site is in violation of their TOS due to me hosting a “file repository” Now what was hosted was mods, mappacks, free games ect (Warrock, Combat Arms, Insurgency Mod for example) and I was well under the limit (39 gigs of 150 gigs storage and never even came close to the monthly 1.5 terabyte of transfer) BUT they said I was in violation none the less. Use my case as a warning for clan site or gaming file hosting.

07/15/08 @ 23:06
Comment from: Cindy [Visitor]
1 stars
Cindy

* How easy was it to sign up?
easy

* How easy was it to install your software / content?
not at all

* How fast/responsive is the website compared to your expectations?
the speed of continental drift

* Did you experience some downtime?
no, because i never got up

* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
horrible. they make everything difficult and contradictory…very long-drawn out process while business slips away from me

* Other remarks?
DON’T go there, not worth the aggravation or the money. it’s cheap but you get what you pay for!

07/12/08 @ 02:39
Comment from: Jake [Visitor]
2 stars
Jake

* How easy was it to sign up?
easy
* How easy was it to install your software / content?
easy again
* How fast/responsive is the website compared to your expectations?
there website is slow and sometimes confusing
* Did you experience some downtime?
not yet!
* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
Took over 48 hours to reply when i needed the answer as soon as possible.
* Other remarks?
On prenium hosting (£7 m/o) they say “unlimited domains” but so far i can put the domains on the account but they all root to the main domain, what makes no sence, and there customer service isnt persionlised to what your question is, they just send you a template they probly get from a drop down box, and half the time it doesnt have the information you asked for,

To be honest, im thinking of moving away from godaddy, there site is rubbish what makes everything complicated, they have like 10 screens to do a simple little task where a good provider has about 2.. Hmmm… Doesnt sound good does it? - Don’t go with them becuase of the price, they are prety much rubbish..

06/28/08 @ 13:53
Comment from: Daj Oberg [Visitor]
1 stars
Daj Oberg

I have purchased a number of domains from GoDaddy and considered moving a number of my Web sites to their servers for hosting, but after viewing Bob Parson’s vlogs about the “GoDaddy Girls” and other vlogs by him, I decided to take my business elsewhere.

Why would you repeatedly promote yourself and your company with sophomoric, frat-style “humor” and make your corporate models act like Playboy bunnies? I can only imagine how they treat their female employees in the office.

06/24/08 @ 19:28
Comment from: Tim [Visitor]
2 stars
Tim

* How easy was it to sign up?
Screens are salesy and distracting and confusing. They could learn how to make their setup process easier if they’d make it more like using an ATM or Gas pump than the controls of a jumbo jet.

* Did you experience some downtime?
No
* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
Called once got right thru, person was helpful.

* Other remarks?
Biggest drawback for me: 88|Cannot use SQL Server Mgmt Studio, they make you use their own pages to access it, and its not clear how I’m going to upload data other than preping sql scripts and cutting and pasting it there. Bummer

06/21/08 @ 23:43
Comment from: Shad [Visitor]
5 stars
Shad

My experience with GoDaddy customer support has always been first rate. If you call in the evenings it is super easy to get ahold of a real person, unlike some other hosting plans.

06/03/08 @ 19:58
Comment from: Amy [Visitor]
3 stars
Amy

* How easy was it to sign up?
Very easy!

* How easy was it to install your software / content?
Also very easy

* How fast/responsive is the website compared to your expectations?
Seems to work just fine for my needs and I have a wallpaper/graphic site

* Did you experience some downtime?
Not yet

* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
So far I’ve been able to find what I needed

* Other remarks?
I love the fact that they offer a true monthly service with no setup fee. If not for that, at this point in time I could not have gotten started. Most companies want to sign you on for at least 6 months or more (and hit you with the bill all at once) and most of us starting out just can’t do that! And what if you don’t like the service?

The only thing I really “don’t” like about GoDaddy is the mature stuff they advertise consistently. I’m sure many guys would not complain about that, LOL, but as a Christian and a woman, I find it pretty offensive and don’t care for it. When I can, I will be moving to a different site and longer contract if needed. I am considering Host Gator, but need to do a bit more research into it as their reviews were not very good, no point in having a site if people will not be able to enjoy it.

If not for the whole mature “girls girls girls” theme, though, I would stay with Go Daddy for as long as I needed hosting.

05/29/08 @ 14:13
Comment from: cristian [Visitor]
3 stars
cristian

* How easy was it to sign up?
very easy
* How easy was it to install your software / content?
very easy
* How fast/responsive is the website compared to your expectations?
not bad
* Did you experience some downtime?
none
* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
very bad . called them 3 times and got 3 different answers
* Other remarks?
i wouldn’t chose them

05/19/08 @ 23:20
Comment from: Rob Stone [Visitor]
2 stars
Rob Stone

* How easy was it to sign up?
Very easy.

* How easy was it to install your software / content?
If you use a regular FTP client, very easy.

* How fast/responsive is the website compared to your expectations?
Fast enough for small, basic sites.

* Did you experience some downtime?
Very little

* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
Very poor. They are not very knowledgable about their service or equipment, what their servers can handle, what extras are installed on their servers (such as Zend or Ioncube Loader, etc.), how to help you if you have script or transfer issues, etc. etc. etc.:no: – now, on the other hand, if you want to know how much you owe them, or they want you to extend your contract, or if they think you should upgrade to a better service (read: more space/bandwidth), they’re excellent at telling you about all that!!!:D

* Other remarks?
One of the few hosting services that still allow you to pay by the month (it seems most want you to pay for a full year or two - which is stupid because if you’re not pleased with the host, you’ve got to go through the hassle of trying to get the money for the unused service back).

Godaddy is good enough for small or personal sites that don’t require much in extras (like a cgi-bin or cron jobs) or use much bandwidth (I host weirdwallee.com with them). But if you need a heavy duty host, best to move on to someone else.

05/17/08 @ 02:49
Comment from: Steve [Visitor]
2 stars
Steve

First, they do NOT allow remote access to databases. I guess I didn’t know enough to ask before purchasing a one year plan. I was trying to figure that out before uploading entire sites. Calling them to ask for help was hit and miss. True issue: I called to ask about how I could go about uploading contents of a second site I’d made a domain for. I was told to use the same FTP info as my original site and things should go fine. I had to point out, a few times, that this would mean I’d have 2 index.html with two different sites being uploaded into the same directory. I was put on hold and then Rep came back to say I was correct, and there were a few other steps to follow with instructions about uploading the second site. Account was closed not 24hrs after it having been opened.

05/08/08 @ 06:37
Comment from: Rick Clevenger [Visitor]
1 stars
Rick Clevenger

* How easy was it to sign up?
Not very easy, too many screens and different places
to go
* How easy was it to install your software / content?
OK
* How fast/responsive is the website compared to your expectations?
Bad, email sux, lots of times can’t find server.
They give you thousands of email boxes, but if you
want a box with more than 10 megs, you have to pay
more

* Did you experience some downtime?
Yes, email often won’t send

* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
They can’t do anything.

* Other remarks?
Use someone else. I changed after 2 months.

04/18/08 @ 17:59
Comment from: Mitch [Visitor]
1 stars
Mitch

* How easy was it to sign up?
easy

* How easy was it to install your software / content?
easy

* How fast/responsive is the website compared to your expectations?
fast

* Did you experience some downtime?
yes, the first week the site was down twice

* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
Support sucks, terrible not willing to help out at all.

* Other remarks?
do not support fopen, and any curl that you run on your site has to be ran through their proxy and does not work well at all. Support is terrible and unwilling to help. Currently looking for another host to transfer my site too.

04/15/08 @ 20:07
Comment from: GEL [Visitor]
4 stars
GEL

* How easy was it to sign up?
easy as pie
* How easy was it to install your software / content?
just like counting 1 2 3
* How fast/responsive is the website compared to your expectations?
i guess its ok… just like any other websites out there
* Did you experience some downtime?
no none yet
* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
haven;t tried contacting customer support yet… so far… all the instructions i need was available in godaddy’s pages
* Other remarks?
so far so good… will definitely buy other services from them soon

04/12/08 @ 09:09
Comment from: Samantha [Visitor]
1 stars
Samantha

* How was your experience with tech/customer support?
Not helpful

04/06/08 @ 16:13

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