GoDaddy and Flipping-websites

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When people talk about 'flipping websites' they generally recommend GoDaddy for hosting because, it seems, GoDaddy is easier that most when it comes to handling and pushing your sites to buyers.
Can anyone suggest other hosting companies that are easy to use? It seems odd that GoDaddy is the (only) one that keeps coming up - or is it?
I'd appreciate it if some one could suggest other hosts. Help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    I have flipped a ton of sites with Certified hosting. I just tell the new owner to setup an account under my affiliate link and they transfer the data.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    Basically any hosting works just great as long as it has cpanel, from my experience. Cpanel is very much the same with the most big hostings so transfering a website from your hosting to any other one won`t be that difficult.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ayton
    I have brought and sold a few websites and find that Bluehost has been pretty good to me, but also have used Godaddy and it was pretty good.

    If it was up to me I would choose bluehost just because the support from live chat is levels above Godaddy and hostgator.

    Hope this helps OP
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    Bluehost is kind of cheap. And I don`t really know why would you pick a hosting just to sell a domain .. Just use the hosting for your needs and then, when the website is sold, instruct the buyer to get an account at your desired hosting provider..
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  • Profile picture of the author aciddropkid
    (Thanks to everyone who responded to my question).
    I looked into this a few days ago (before I started this thread) and was told that GoDaddy was popular for flipping because you can open a free account there to receive flipped domains. That suggested that free accounts with hosting companies isn't widespread. (I don't mean free hosting - just a free account). Is that the case?
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    • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
      Originally Posted by aciddropkid View Post

      (Thanks to everyone who responded to my question).
      I looked into this a few days ago (before I started this thread) and was told that GoDaddy was popular for flipping because you can open a free account there to receive flipped domains. That suggested that free accounts with hosting companies isn't widespread. (I don't mean free hosting - just a free account). Is that the case?
      Godaddy is being recommended because it works and the company happens to be used by many people (including me).

      Flipping domains has actually nothing to do with the hosting company or the domain registrar.
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      • Profile picture of the author aciddropkid
        Originally Posted by hpgoodboy View Post

        Godaddy is being recommended because it works and the company happens to be used by many people (including me).

        Flipping domains has actually nothing to do with the hosting company or the domain registrar.
        Thanks for your post, hpgoodboy. I know one has nothing to do with the other - it's just a case of getting a set-up that makes the exercise easy all round. If, for instance, you're using a hosting company that doesn't support free accounts, the people you flip to are presented with an obstacle in having to open a paid account to get hold of their new domain.

        I use GoDaddy and don't have a problem with that. I started the thread as I was curious because (almost) everybody said "GoDaddy" when the subject came up.

        Thanks everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Meharis
    Originally Posted by aciddropkid View Post

    When people talk about 'flipping websites' they generally recommend GoDaddy for hosting because, it seems, GoDaddy is easier that most when it comes to handling and pushing your sites to buyers.
    Can anyone suggest other hosting companies that are easy to use? It seems odd that GoDaddy is the (only) one that keeps coming up - or is it?
    I'd appreciate it if some one could suggest other hosts. Help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    aciddropkid,

    Here's the right and safe way to do it no matter what registrar and hosting you choose:

    The Domain in one company and hosting with a different one.

    Meharis
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  • Profile picture of the author Tamalkrishna
    Originally Posted by aciddropkid View Post

    When people talk about 'flipping websites' they generally recommend GoDaddy for hosting because, it seems, GoDaddy is easier that most when it comes to handling and pushing your sites to buyers.
    Can anyone suggest other hosting companies that are easy to use? It seems odd that GoDaddy is the (only) one that keeps coming up - or is it?
    I'd appreciate it if some one could suggest other hosts. Help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
    You can go for HostGator web hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author laxhopkins14
    Op, I highly recommend host gator as well. When I wa flipping sites on flippa, they had a great support team that helped. Also, their fees are reasonable.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Certified hosting is known for easy handling. I personally have not used them but I hear good things about them.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Actually, I rarely ever hear anyone recommend Godaddy hosting for anything at all. They are the worst hosting. It is far easier to move a site using Hostgator or other cpanel, than it is to use Godaddy. I guess it could be easy if you are assuming that all your clients would be Godaddy hosting customers also, but that's not a safe assumption. Your clients will get a much better host and hosting deal using a company like Hostgator.
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