What is better than Godaddy?

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Hey guys,

I am going to buy a website today, but, wanted to find out what you would recommend. I have been using Godaddy, and, have purchased their one year of hosting, but, everyone tells me that Godaddy is much harder to use.

That being said, this is an experiment, and, I don't know if this experiment will be successful or not - so, I want to let this be as cheap as possible.

I need a domain/hosting for one site for one year.

#internet marketing #godaddy
  • Profile picture of the author Always-A-Warrior
    Go Mommy! rah rah rah! ... lol


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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Dune
    Godaddy isn't harder than any other service, but I'll second Hostgator.
    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      The prices with most reputable registrars is about the same for most common tld's.

      Godaddy has the most upsells, but I use them anyway. Namecheap sometimes is a little bit cheaper, but I don't like their interface.

      If you really have Godaddy hosting for a year, then you are stuck with that. But if you don't consider hostgator for your hosting and Godaddy for your domain registration.
  • Profile picture of the author Victor Edson
    I buy domains at Namecheap, and host with Hostgator.

    No matter which service you use, you can always find a video on youtube to show you exactly how to do whatever it is that you might need help with.
  • Profile picture of the author alliance
    Godaddy is great for domains and Hostgator is best for hosting. Its always better to have your domains and hosting with different companies.
    • Profile picture of the author DanFaggella
      Originally Posted by alliance View Post

      Godaddy is great for domains and Hostgator is best for hosting. Its always better to have your domains and hosting with different companies.
      ^^ Why is this, I'm curious?

      I am using Godad now and I dig the interface, plus they have 24/7 customer service for when I'm not nerdy enough to figuring things out.
  • Profile picture of the author Page-One
    Better than GoDaddy? If you're talking hosting, most anybody!

    But GoDaddy does offer some seriously good domain name prices, especially if you opt for a dot-info or dot-us, say. For dot-coms, Namecheap is worth comparing. Once you buy the domain there, go in and change the nameserver numbers to your chosen host, and you're all set.

    My vote for hosting is Hostgator. Easy cPanel, and if you get stuck, they have a free online chat service with a techie who can sort it out for you.
  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    I have a vote for Hostgator too, they are great. I love how easy it is to use. For domain names, I've found some really good ones at Namecheap and also I just had 2 pushed to be on Name.com.
  • Profile picture of the author Keithsco
    I use godaddy for names and scalahosting.com Cheap Reseller Hosting, Affordable reseller hosting, Quality reseller hosting, Reseller program, Cpanel reseller hosting, Host reseller (3 bucks a month when you buy 12 months worth)

    full cpanel, unlimited domains etc

    I used to have hostgator but found this with the same features for a lot less dosh. If your noob you might want to stick to HG - support is excellent there. Have not needed support at scala yet
  • Profile picture of the author mustbe
    I buy domain in yahoo, for hosting i use bluehost/hostgator
  • Profile picture of the author Angelz
    Hostgator for hosting, Netfirms for buying domains.
  • Profile picture of the author Critic
    For domains it's internetbs.

    For hosting it's hostgator.

  • Profile picture of the author auradev
    Godaddys hosting is indeed terrible. Any cpanel host that answers their support live chat will be fine for a website that gets less than 100 visitors per day.

    After you exceed 100, I would recommend westhost or vps.net
  • Profile picture of the author pacesetter007
    I don't know what the noise about godaddy is. People come here and rank about their upsell and downsell and middlesell and everything you can imagine! I've got 27 domain names with them and I've not heard a complaint after my initial learning curve. That said, I'll go with godaddy untill I have something against them!

    For webhosting, can someone please tell me any host better than hostgator? Terrific customer care, nice cpanel, easy to use tools,....seriously, if there's a better host, please let me know and I'll consider moving away after successfully installing/setting up 25 websites without hassle!

    That said, if you like what I said, please do use the 'thank' button below!
  • Profile picture of the author SviegertmanLive
    Sviegert Says:

    "I would use GoDaddy or HostGator. Pick one and go with it for a month and then if you don't like it, attempt another."
  • Profile picture of the author karenhudson
    Hostgator is the best alternative of Godaddy
  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I think it's good practice to separate your domain registrar from your hosting provider. So if you buy a domain at Godaddy, then I'd host the website anywhere but Godaddy. Hostgator is a good choice, but you certainly aren't limited to just that.
    • Profile picture of the author tobyR
      I'd agree with other posts here, GoDaddy for domains and Hostgator for hosting thats what Ive been doing for several years now and works well
  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    If you wer patient enough to wait for me to post, you won't regret it as to getting cheap hosting and fully featured unlimited account, I'll give you a clue as to which host I am talking about. They host me? ........LOL, its a joke.

    Well, if you whois my site, you can find them and I'm not asking anything in return. PM me if you still can't find host I'm hosted with...

    Take care,

    Bernard St-Pierre
    Marketing Consultant
  • Profile picture of the author espresso
    i have always used servage.net
    Find them great
    • Profile picture of the author :Elective-
      +10000000 to Hostgator.

      It's by far the best hosting service, and there was one point of time where their live chat had 2 users(Me and another guy) and 57 persons taking calls!!!!!
  • Profile picture of the author Zulfus
    I'll second the namecheap/hostgator combo. Alexa nailed it with "The important thing is to register and to host in two different places."
  • Profile picture of the author Headfirst
    Goddady uses non-standard configutations, I tend to avoid them for hosting. I get domains from them but not hosting.

    Hostgater has serious issues with uptime and support. Plus, using a bargain/discount host is asking for trouble.

    I use MediaTemple and love their service. I've only had one outage in 4 years of hosting there and the response was to give everyone that was affected a year of credit on their account. Completely stand-up people.

    I recommend them to anyone that asks.
  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    I use hostgator for hosting and internetbs.net for domains. Im not against godaddy and i dont have any problems with them in particular but I find the domain price of the latter cheaper than them. Use a separate hosting so you wont lose everything once you run into problems with your domain provider.


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