Moving away from Godaddy , but where to ..

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Yes that is right those newers who consider Godaddy , I am moving away because no AUTOMATIC WORDPRESS and PLUGIN update is supported and it is SLOW.



Please suggest from the WP recommended ones. Which one has good performance , I was before with MT and was pleased with the perfomance , except it can get pricey with more blogs ( for the grid service thing ):

Bluehost
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    If you're talking about hosting, Hostgator is excellent. The only other host I would use is LiquidWeb for a VPS.
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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    Hostgator all the way for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author khtm
    I've been using DreamHost for like 7 years for all my shared sites where uptime isn't super important. Love it.

    Have also heard great things about HostGator like others have said, so I don't think you can go wrong with them either.

    The most important thing is that you're leaving GoDaddy. Excellent decision

    Worst. Host. Evar.
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  • Profile picture of the author Colton
    HostGator, easy solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    Host Gator is good . I used 3x for a while but no matter what I did I kept getting hacked .
    Might think about some type of reseller account from the gator or reseller panel
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Jones
      There are a large number of hosting providers and I would recommend you select a hosting provider which is relevant to your geographical location. If you are based in the UK, try Heart Internet, Host Gator will probably be a good option for US residents. The IP location is very important when it comes to ranking on search engines and also very relevant to the type of business you are doing or your location.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
        Godaddy should stick to being a registrar, their hosting is terrible especially if you want to run scripts etc.

        Why?

        Originally Posted by Peter Jones View Post

        There are a large number of hosting providers and I would recommend you select a hosting provider which is relevant to your geographical location. If you are based in the UK, try Heart Internet, Host Gator will probably be a good option for US residents. The IP location is very important when it comes to ranking on search engines and also very relevant to the type of business you are doing or your location.
        The only time I've ever tried UK hosting it was crappy (and I mean crappy). Ditto for European

        I stick with my US server now and it's excellent

        Kim
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        • Profile picture of the author KenJ
          Just putting in a shout for Bluehost and one and one .co.uk

          Complete reliability from both.

          For the one month I tried out the big HG - it was rubbish. Sites were hacked and there was a huge amount of downtime. I gave up and moved. Never did hear from HG

          kenj
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          • Profile picture of the author webwriter
            Originally Posted by kenj View Post

            Just putting in a shout for Bluehost and one and one .co.uk

            Complete reliability from both.

            For the one month I tried out the big HG - it was rubbish. Sites were hacked and there was a huge amount of downtime. I gave up and moved. Never did hear from HG

            kenj
            I just started using Bluehost and am pleased so far. They answer your calls right away and give clear answers. They're very helpful. And I did try Hostgator for awhile, but wasn't happy with their templates --- kept getting halves of templates.

            Whatever you do, avoid justhost.com. They are crummy and their customer reps are rather arrogant. I spoke to one of them and couldn't understand what she was saying because of her heavy accent. They also are late in responding to emails and the like, so avoid signing up with them at all costs!
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        • Profile picture of the author Eric Graudins
          Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

          Godaddy should stick to being a registrar,
          I wouldn't even consider using them as a registrar.
          I've never used them, and never intend to use them so I'm not speaking from experience.
          But all these horror stories have to have some truth in them!
          NoDaddy.Com - Exposing the Many Reasons Not to Trust GoDaddy with Your Domain Names

          cheers,
          Eric G.

          P.S. Another vote for Namecheap and Hostgator from me.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenBiddle
    I've heard good reports about Hostgator. I personally use D9 who are very internet marketer friendly.
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    Ken Biddle

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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    Hi

    I would keep your domain with godaddy.com and then pay for hosting with hostgator because they are very good value for money and the service is excellent.

    kind regards


    sam
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  • Profile picture of the author Kezz
    I've tried a tonne of different hosts and registrars and after much experimentation I've settled on Hostgator + Namecheap.

    Hostgator is the absolute best quality for the lowest price I've encountered in ten years of web design etc. Great speed, excellent set of features, top support and very low price.

    Namecheap has the best user interface and, unlike GoDaddy, don't try to upsell you seventeen different times on every page.

    Namecheap gives free whois guard with each registration, which GoDaddy charge extra for, and there are always coupons around so that it becomes cheaper than GoDaddy. Just search for "Namecheap coupon" and one of the two top search results will give you a discount.
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    • Profile picture of the author interplay
      Originally Posted by Kezz View Post

      I've tried a tonne of different hosts and registrars and after much experimentation I've settled on Hostgator + Namecheap.
      Agreed. Hosting with Hostgator and domain registration with Namecheap. Hostgator has been great and their support has been very responsive. IMO, the Namecheap interface is much better than GoDaddy.
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      • Profile picture of the author jordan08
        Originally Posted by interplay View Post

        Agreed. Hosting with Hostgator and domain registration with Namecheap. Hostgator has been great and their support has been very responsive. IMO, the Namecheap interface is much better than GoDaddy.
        I couldn't agree with you more!

        Namecheap is awesome- you can find coupons and usually get WhoIs Guard and SSL Certificate for FREE (oh yeah, I'm all about the Free!).

        I usually use GoDaddy when searching for a domain name because if your first choice of domain name is not available, then GoDaddy will list a bunch of other choices on the right hand side of the page. Very helpful when you want to use a specific keyword!

        HostGator is just as awesome- Coupons galore and very user friendly!

        Ayesha
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  • Profile picture of the author lincolnn
    Try hostgator or better yet get your own at rackspace.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rehemaworks
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  • Rochen. HostGator can be slow if you get on the wrong server. And their support is okay but nothing special.

    Push Host Gator a bit and they can and will shut you down with no warning.

    If you care about your Business spend the money on a good host that owns their own equipment and isn't over sold.

    If you won't get much traffic then Host Gator is fine.

    And if you rely on single button upgrades you could be in for a big surprise down the road. Scripts tend to break. So make sure whomever you choose does a good job with backups and restores.
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  • Profile picture of the author camalus1026
    Hostgator + Namecheap for me as well. I originally used GoDaddy for domain registration, but thanks to the forums here, I discovered NameCheap.

    To echo some of the same sentiments as those above, HostGator has excellent customer service. I also agree with Kezz in regard to not having to deal with excessive upsells (from GoDaddy). It gets a bit annoying.
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  • Profile picture of the author SirThomas
    Do they offer any discounts at Namecheap for multiple domain registrations? Do you have
    to pay extra for "private" registration when you renew the following year?


    Thomas


    PS. Also, 1and1 has 6.99 special for .com and all their domains come with free private registration...
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  • Profile picture of the author Vrindavan
    >> Namecheap gives free whois guard

    one year only or every year in future ??
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  • Profile picture of the author success_89
    going to say hostgator!!!!!!! hands down and they have excellent support! always B-)
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  • Profile picture of the author fixxidotnet
    thanks all , seems like everyone loves hostgator
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  • Profile picture of the author colinph970
    Hostgator are very good, but Deerfield Hosting are even better!
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  • I like Media Temple -- Always had good experiences with them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Darren Cottingham
      Originally Posted by TheBrainchildGroup View Post

      I like Media Temple -- Always had good experiences with them.
      I had the worst experience with Media Temple.
      Hostgator's great.
      GoDaddy's hosting is rubbish.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deek3870
    I would use Host Gator... I helped out someone with Go Daddy and I found their hosting to be complicated and misleading.
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  • Profile picture of the author Player777
    I use hostgator and im very happy with them
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  • Profile picture of the author Sabiha
    I would highly recommend Bluehost.com.

    I'm hosting about twenty blogs with them without any problem. They offer "Simple Scripts" installation which is just one click for installing wordpress and also only one click to upgrade your blog to the latest version.

    This is specially handy if you have a large number of blogs to upgrade each time a new wordpress version comes out - and that is very often as you will agree.

    Hope this will help you

    Sabiha
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  • Profile picture of the author malex
    I use hostgator. they have an excellent service. In term of support it won't be any problem for you because they are fast efficient and friendly.
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  • Profile picture of the author menj
    Nothing beats having your own reseller account from a trusted host
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  • Profile picture of the author solutionspotlight
    I just started out in affiliate marketing and because I knew about godaddy through podcasts I used to listen to for months, godaddy was the best way to go.
    I must say that you are right on the performance of the godaddy hosting. It is SLOW and I have been contacting support for that but they say everything is working as normal at the backend.

    While in my affiliate training, I came across -- MattieBlazeHosting --
    This would have many benefits especially because it is affiliate friendly.
    Prices are not high compared to others and the ease of use is also good.
    If it would help just check it out. It has been the recommended hosting company of Michael Jones known from the Clickbank Code.
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    • Profile picture of the author neverknow1
      Hostgator is my no. 1 choice. Their response time is faster now compare to last year.

      You should go ahead to use Hostgator.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Originally Posted by Traffic-Bug View Post

    You can go for Hostgator. But Godaddy does have automatic wordpress update , install wordpress once and then use the Wordpress update function. Even plugin updates are possible after you have installed the blog system look for upgrade buttons that popup in the control panel/admin panel.
    Every WP installation has the "automatic" upgrade - you don't need GD for that. (You don't need GD at all, btw)

    And nobody should host there anything. I don't even use them as a registrar and you shouldn't either.
    Wait until they shut down your domain(s) if somebody complains about spam or anything they don't like about you...
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  • Profile picture of the author gman2319
    Hostgator for me. Although , I am considering Hostnine for the multiple IPs opportunity.
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  • Profile picture of the author loginname
    I don't recommend webhuset.no in Norway. It's a host I'm using, and I'm not satisified with either the support or the security
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  • Profile picture of the author SharonaB
    I have just set up a blog using Go Daddy so haven't really had a chance to see the downside yet. If I move my blog elsewhere will I lose any of my content? Is it just a case of connecting to another host or are there any repurcussions in terms of the set up?

    Thanks in advance
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    • Profile picture of the author Kat Bartone
      Another vote for Hostgator for web host.

      For domain registrar, I prefer Namecheap to GoDaddy, and have almost all my domains moved over now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffrey Arthur
    Host Gator is good and cheap, which seems to be the consensus on this thread. Also as another warrior said, Liquidweb is great if youre going the VPS route. Rackspace is another great option if youre going the dedicated route as well.

    You can also check out the various hosting forums and look at the reviews. Always good to see the different view points.

    But you really need to analyze what you are going to host. Do you need a lot of bandwidth, do you need a lot of space, how many sites are you going to host, do you care about SEO, if so you need to consider class C ip's.
    What kind of site is it, personal blog, affiliate sites, product sites, larger more bandwidth intensive site, auto blog, etc. What goals do you have for the site.

    As you can see, there are a bunch of factors to consider when choosing what hosting company you go with.

    Just remember, cheapest isnt always the best option.

    Good luck and do your homework

    JA
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  • Profile picture of the author Korbian
    I have had Dreamhost for years haven't had a problem yet. The only down side is they don't use cpanel which can be a pain setting things up other then that its great. I think they might have a cpanel option now haven't checked their main site in years.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    For domains: Namecheap!
    For Hosting: Hostgator or any hosting company with Cpanel/WHM/Fantastico

    I use two hostings, one with Hostgator, and also i have a reseller account with a local
    hosting company, they are good for my current use.

    Regards,
    Mohsin
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    It goes without question: Hostgator. They are great... I have had excellent support from them for the past 2 years and I am 100% satisfied.
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  • Profile picture of the author thetrafficaddict
    Dreamhost is a really good company. I would recommend checking them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Godaddy for registration and Host Gator for hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    For hosting, godaddy is really quite expensive!

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author craigc1980
      i would definitely go with names cheap or godaddy to buy a domain but hostgator and planet-hosts is by far the best i have seen.

      The one thing i like about planet-hosts is they offer vps setups which hostgator doesn't and for the same price as host gator they will give you more space and a lot more bandwith

      There both reliable
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  • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
    SEO Hosting (discount: 30off) = hosting account.

    Namecheap (bunny) = domain registration.
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  • Profile picture of the author juniorbiz
    Yeah GoDaddy's overrated. Their hostings terrible.

    Simple, use Namecheap for domains.
    And HostGator for hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author guyray
    As previously mentioned Hostgator is excellent. Personally I also use Just host.
    They are really good but it does take a while for the blog to appear. Don't know why that is. I also here thewre is a coupon out right now for them. do a search for just host + coupon.
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