Why you don't cancel your Go Daddy or any other hosting account.
We found this horrible business several years ago after reading a positive evaluation of Godaddy's services, while, simultaneously, we encountered a lot of advertising both online and offline. This had a sort of brainwashing effect on us and we made the capital mistake by signing up for the company's crappy services. Anyway, when Go Daddy was hosting this website, we were really frustrated and we hated them. This host is terrible. Just search in Google for Godaddy complaints and see for yourself how many others consider it crap. We wanted to leave them after we heard that they outsource their support to low salary countries, which is one of the many Godaddy problems. The problem however was the fact that we always postponed our switch to another web host. There were three reasons for this:
1) Relief: at first you are pissed off, but, after a technical problem has been resolved, your hate disappears and you just hope that problem won't come back. That is quite normal and it is exactly what we did.
2) Fear: Another thing is that you simply don't know if a new host will be much better. Maybe they are also cheaters. When you search for opinions about Go Daddy, you will discover that most of them are positive, not knowing that many of these cheating assessments are written and published by the hosting company itself or by one of its resellers or affiliates or by a liar who gets paid to create fake reviews.
3) Lack of knowledge: We didn't know how to make a smooth switch to another web host.
It is for these reasons that we accepted these miserable problems far too long. We hope you won't do the same. Recognize yourself? If so, below are:
Six Easy Steps For A Smooth Switch To Another Host:
1) Backup your website files from your current web host to your computer.
2) Create an account at your new web host.
3) Upload your files from your computer to your new web server.
4) If necessary go to the service where you registered your domain name (Registrar) and point the name servers to your new host.
Note) The support team of one of the world's best web hosts (see the rotating banner in top) will do all these things for you at no cost, if you ask them. Your website will be up and running in a few minutes!
5) Test your site at its new home. Set up extra features you may need and let it run for a couple of days.
6) The last step: If everything runs smoothly, cancel your old crap account a couple of days later.
By doing things this way, there will be no downtime for your website or blog. One moment the DNS server will point to the old web server and the next moment it will be pointing to the new one.
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Now the most important thing of course is: where are those other excellent web hosts without "Godaddy Issues"? We can only say this: Since January 3 2011 our website is hosted by a special service. When you go to our homepage, you can find all information about this professional company or simply scroll to the top of this article. We have never experienced such excellent technical support. There are no junior technicians or gatekeepers. Expect to communicate with experienced IT professionals who are obsessed with making your "Godaddy Problems" go away, fast. Last but not least, they are the record holder of the lowest customer cancellation rate which indicates how satisfied their clients are. And, as we wrote earlier, this article is also valid for Bluehost, Dreamhost, Fatcow or any other bad host victimizing you.
New insights in web hosting.
Profit margin means: The amount by which revenue from sales exceeds costs in a business. The problem for web hosting providers is the fact that, in general, their profit margins are very small. The main reasons for this are the high investment required for starting such a business combined with extremely low pricing of the offered service. The existence of these reasons is respectively based on the high level of data center pricing and the huge competition among website hosting companies specifically in the United States and Great Britain.
The solution for many web hosts.
Very low profit margins force many hosts such as GoDad to focus on quantity instead of quality hosting. They exert themselves to the outmost in order to recruit as many new customers as possible to compensate their low profit margins. Instruments for this are among others: Google Adwords, Bing/Yahoo advertisements, advertising on other websites, offline advertising, and hiring search engine optimization specialists. All these instruments are expensive and add to the high investment when starting out as a hosting provider. In addition these web hosts offer all types of promotions such as coupons, first month free, free bonuses, almost free hosting and even 100 percent free web hosting packages. This makes the profit margin even lower than it already was. It affects the quality of web hosting services.
Quality of service.
What many potential customers don't understand is the fact that very low profit margins don't lead to higher pricing. The competition simply is too stiff and a provider who raises pricing will soon face bankruptcy due to the lack of new customers. What very low profit margins do lead to is a much lower service level than originally anticipated by customers and company. This lower service level translates itself into saving on office equipment, computers, upgrades, billing options, security, salaries of technical support employees etc.
This cutting back may lead to account activation delay, downtime for your sites, slower response time, payment issues, hacking, and a low level of technical support. This low level could mean: no round the clock support availability, no phone support, no email assistance or long support email ticket response times, little knowledge/competence of technical assistants or only one support channel instead of multiple channels. It could also lead to the decision of your provider to outsource technical support to a low salary country in which case a language barrier will be added to the list of problems. That is exactly what GoDaddy has done. The quality of hosting is here at stake.
What all these details mean is that you have to beware of web hosting companies that are focusing on quantity instead of quality hosting services. It are the hosts who are placing advertisements all over the Web and offline, and the ones offering all types of promotions. They simply are desperate to get new customers because, if they don't, they will get into trouble. Also never consider those who are ranking in the top of Google. In most cases these are artificially achieved rankings by hiring the most expensive and smartest search engine optimization experts. It can be stated that, in general, smaller and lower ranking providers, offer better hosting services. The problem is the fact that, oftentimes, people are afraid of switching to another host. There are 3 causes for this: The moment you are dealing with a shit company that is unable to resolve a technical problem you feel screwed and you hate them. However, usually, after a webhosting issue has been resolved, there is no longer hate and the customer just hopes that the problem will not re-occur. Fear: the customer simply doesn't know if a new web host will be of a higher level. Maybe you will be cheated for a second time. Lack of knowledge: Many don't know how to switch to another provider.The crap Godaddy business that is being reviewed here is basically only suitable to advanced webmasters who have the knowledge and the skills to resolve complicated stuff. They will hardly ever need technical support. But, beware if you are a starter. The company's support departments will either not help at all or they provide only limited assistance when you get into trouble. Let this article be a warning for those who are trying to switch to another service and for those who are planning to open an account for the very first time. You better think twice before starting the "adventure" with the very first company that pops up in front of your eyes. The best thing you can do is to dig deeper in the search results which increases your chances to find the most suitable provider. It has been proven that there are smaller companies offering the same prices for a much better experience. Let's be honest about this: if you want top quality without Godaddy issues for anything you are planning to buy, you'll have to work for it a little bit more than usual, after which you will be rewarded with something much better without breaking your wallet. Include in your search Go Daddy review web sites so you will understand why you'd better avoid this crappy low level service provider. The parent companies KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures are even businesses that have nothing to do with website hosting! As with every review, there are advantages and disadvantages. Two of the advantages of this company are its low prices and they offer everything you may need. On the other hand it should now be clear that the disadvantages, outweigh the advantages. Let us emphasize however that this article is not waterproof with which we mean to say that the firm might improve in the future or . . . even get worse, nobody knows. Finally, we would like to invite you to read the banner at the top of this page. You'll be happy you did! Thanks for reading and please drop by now and then, because this page is regularly updated as soon as new information becomes available.
Best regards from Dick Detering.
You can watch the video below to see someone reviewing them.