My Official Review of GoDaddy.com Hosting

Previously I had shared with you and experience that I had with another hosy=ting company in which I was not happy with. This time I have found my webhost for life in GoDaddy.com.

I was initially sent to GoDaddy when I was having issues with Gate.com. I was looking for a reasonably priced webhost that would host ASP.net 2.0 apps with no extra charge and the ability to have control over the DNS and hosting. GoDaddy was the perfect solution.

I  frequently need access to the hosting admin to change the app roots, the domain, the email accounts, etc., because the clients that I deal with are important to me and I pride myself in providing fast service. I can on-the-fly provide that service with no questions asked and, more importantly, no calls to their customer service to have a “ticket” started. In fact, I think I have only called their customer service once in the time that I have been with them (since November) and they have called me multiple times thanking me for being a client and asking if there was anything they could do to make my transition more smooth.

Never, with any webhost, have I ever been treated so well. I even received a  welcome packet in the mail within a month reminding me of the number to customer service and what my customer number was. They even put in on a handy reminder card.

Now for those of you who are interested in the science and hard-facts, I will tell you this. Their server has been the fastest that I have ever hosted on. I have hosted with companies that have taken over a minute to return a page on the server, to companies that have been only seconds. When it comes down to it, their’s is fast and responsive. Their domain control center is very advanced. I can forward and mask my domains with a minimum of effort (and more importantly, with no charge) and still access the DNS.

Every domain comes with email forwarding (at least that I have seen) and you can forward using any of your domains. They support the majority of domain suffixes including the new .mobi (for dedicated mobile sites).

Now, I don’t want to look like a walking advertisement for GoDaddy. Sure enough, their ads don’t need my unshapely body. But aside from their ads, their service is in a class of it’s own. If you have any specific questions, just ask.