Goodbye Go Daddy or: How I Learned to Start Caring and Love Speed January 12th, 2011
Everyone Knows Go Daddy Sucks
Even I knew Go Daddy sucked before I gave them two years of my life at the low, low, price of $4.99 a month. However, I soon discovered that $4.99 a month did not really get that much.
You know you are in for something special when you take a look at the Go Daddy hosting “features” they list on their site. It seems as if they are appealing to a totally different audience with some of the stuff they put on there.
FREE Add-on applications powered by Go Daddy Hosting Connection®
So what does the “Go Daddy Hosting Connection” offer? As far as I can tell — Wordpres, Drupal, Joomla, and Dot Net Nuke. Wow, really special…
My favorite Go Daddy “feature,” however, has to be this:
GoDaddy lists jQuery and Script.aculo.us support as a “feature” of their hosting.
But Why Can’t I…?
Go Daddy is lacking in many areas, but here are the ones that came to mind first:
- You must use php.ini files in every directory to turn off PHP magic quotes — the .htaccess rule does not work.
- mail() is funky. It works, but barley. You can only set certain parameters as setting the wrong ones will make it so your email never gets sent
- Go Daddy is slow. Pages take forever to load. It sucks.
It Aint’ all Bad
Go Daddy is not a complete waste. For simple sites it is great. I have never had a site go down for any length of time and customer support was always fairly quick and helpful.
What Are You Rockin’ Now?
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