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January 31, 2007, 10:46 pm
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- Blinky the Shark
January 31, 2007, 11:51 pm
I don't like GoDaddy for hosting. I think that they are one of the worst.
Big hosting companies are not the best -- possibly the other way around.
Bad points of GoDaddy:
* no traffic stats built in unless you pay extra, and then it's just some
proprietary stats system that isn't great
* I found tech support to be less than knowledgeable
* the control panel is full of ads, and confuses you in a way that
encourages you to buy more things
* no SSH
For cheap hosting I recommend Site5.com or Bluehost.com. Site5 has better
features, but no phone support. Bluehost has 24/7 phone support, but is
lacking in some areas. If not sure, go with Site5.
I don't sell hosting because GoDaddy rocks. Some others here might
have conflicts of interest.
I wouldn't use anything less than GoDaddy for professional web
hosting. The CEO is a good guy ex-marine who promotes small business
- so you don't have to worry about any corporate BS. The first thing
I tell my clients is to stop getting ripped off by the other losers &
$4/month to host comes with 500 free email addresses
You can get a new domain and two months of hosting for $10 from
GoDaddy stats suck, but Google stats are the best and they are FREE.
They always help me. 24/7 tech support & it's FREE.
You were looking at their web page because there aren't ads in the
control panel. It's kind of goofy - but it works and I only open it
once per site anyway. The eMail works great too.
GoDaddy SSL is $20 :p
For sFTP, use fetch - not a browser interface.
I'd check and see if they have any marketshare first.
Why get jacked around when you can have GoDaddy for $4/month?
+ GoDaddy has Danica Patrick. Ka-Ching!
Conflicts of interest? Like what?
GoDaddy supports small business? They are a corporate monster.
$5/month for Site5 with many more features.
everything. You should have access to the raw logs also, especially if you
are in the SEO business.
Not SSL... SSH (shell access). It's highly useful. GoDaddy does not offer
it on shared hosting plans.
Also, does GoDaddy even offer IMAP? I couldn't find that option anywhere.
February 2, 2007, 10:54 am
Many web designers also sell hosting - or their friends do.
You just assume that because of marketshare and popularity. GoDaddy
is owned by ONE man; he pulled his IPO last year. Bob Parsons does a
weekly podcast, and part of the show is entrepreneurs asking questions
about starting, running, or marketing a new business.
He is the guy that is pressuring ICANN to crack down on "domain-
kiting" because out of 35 million domain names purchased each month,
33 million of them are kited (mostly by his competition); instead of
playing dirty too, he exposed them. Some registrars delete over 5
million domain names every month - while only 2 million new are
actually kept each month from all of the registrars combined.
I just transfered another new client to GoDaddy today from NSI :p
They do have SSH on dedicated hosts. If it is offered on shared
hosts, hackers can sabotage the server.
February 2, 2007, 11:01 am
Check out Site5 multi-hosting... much better features. 10 and 25 MB email
accounts are not enough. With Site5 and Bluehost you can set the email
storage to whatever you want for no extra cost. AWstats is built in and
there is access to raw logs. On Site5 there is a feature called multi-site
where your one hosting account can have multiple domain names, each with
their own control panel. Shell access is disabled by default, but you can
enable it temporarily on a domain-by-domain basis (jailshell).
I've used many hosting companies, and the big ones like godaddy and 1and1
are the worst.
I pay an extra $2 a month for email. I use 20 emails at the same time
most are 200 MB.
I also host multiple sites from the same account but I pay more than
I use Google Analytics; they bought Urchin which was the best stats.
Urchin was $250; Google is free.
GoDaddy is $7/month to host multiple sites. I pay $15/month for
everything I need to host multiple sites.
Why would I switch? I have no problems and I am happy as hell with
their products and the free 24/7 service. If it ain't broke, don't
Plus they have Danica Patrick.
I wouldn't call Urchin the best stats. Google Analytics lacks in some ways.
There are many other program out there HBX, Omniture, etc. Having access to
raw logs is just about essential, especially for SEO.
I'm not recommending to switch if your sites are doing ok on GoDaddy -- but
for people who are looking for a good hosting company and don't know who to
go with I highly recommend avoiding GoDaddy. They lack essential features
and are no cheaper than the others like Site5.
Is that the woman in the videos? You don't need to buy their hosting to
view the videos. I don't think she contributes anything to the actual
quality of the hosting.
February 3, 2007, 11:52 am
No - you are thinking of Candice (a wrestler). Danica drives an Indy
car sponsored by GoDaddy. She's the first female driver to ever lead
an Indy 500; she lead for 19 laps and finished 4th.
IMAP is primarily used for webmail because it leaves your data on the
server. I prefer POP3 because I keep my files on my own computer
(where they are safe + searchable). If you want to store data on a
server, there are better ways than leaving it in your email box on a
Can you perform a live search through thousands of your PRIVATE email
messages just by typing a couple of letters? I can and do often; it
saves me a lot of time.
IMAP is something like a more advanced version of POP3. It does everything
that POP3 does and more. It's not "webmail". My mail is as safe on the
server as my MySQL passwords and other information. All connections with
the mail server are encrypted.
Yes. IMAP does everything that POP3 does and more. It's the mail client
(like Thunderbird or Outlook) that does the searching.
February 3, 2007, 11:06 pm
Look it up. IMAP is primarily used for webmail because it leaves your
PRIVATE email on the PUBLIC server.
Your webmail is as safe as your web site - BUT your personal messages
are NOT as safe as mine are in my possession - not in the posession of
a web host that has thousands of employees. I have seen pop/imap
modules but I still think it is a horrible idea to store your PRIVATE
info on a PUBLIC server.
How can it search through the body of your messages when IMAP only has
When I search, I don't push return - I could probably find all of your
messages (+ others that mention you in the body) in under 2 seconds by
simply typing "1-1-0". I have a very complex web of folders that I
organize my mail into and I can search any section of it efficiently.
I use it every day, but with mail clients like Thunderbird and Evolution,
not Web mail. IMAP is not Web mail.
Privacy on the Internet is an illusion. They can read your POP mail also if
they want, and they may be backing up servers regularly. Google is tracking
you with Analytics, Adwords/Adsense, PageRank lookup, etc. Your ISP is
logging your surfing habits. Your neighbor's kid is sniffing your wireless
I search through the body of my email messages all the time. If you try
IMAP, you won't every want the pain and suffering of POP3 again.
For example, once you download your email with POP, it is stuck on that one
hard drive. You can't get to it from a different computer or different
partition. You can't even get to it through Web mail in an emergency. If
your hard drive fails, then you are in trouble -- it has happened to me with
POP3 before... I was lucky to be able to recover my email from the hard
drive with a Knoppix live CD.
Same with IMAP and Thunderbird -- no need to push return. With IMAP you can
store email on your computer but it doesn't remove it from the servers so
you don't get in trouble if you are away from your main computer or your
main computer breaks. It synchronizes with the server next time you
- Chris F.A. Johnson
February 4, 2007, 3:55 am
On 2007-02-04, 1100000 wrote:
Of course I can. All partitions are available on any OS, and I can
access my computer from anywhere.
No, I'm not. Why do you think we do backups?
I trust my own computer more than one belonging to someone else.
Chris F.A. Johnson <http://cfaj.freeshell.org
Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)