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I began my move from Authentic Hosting (www.authentic-hosting.com) to GoDaddy (www.GoDaddy.com) back in January of 2006. Authentic Hosting had not remained competitive and in my opinion, their support was basically non-existent the last year or two I used them. They also had a lot of down time, especially on Fridays and the weekends when you could not get through to them. I had been using two combined “Plan 2” accounts that supplied 1 gigs of space and 10 gigs of bandwidth for $9.95/month each. Thus, I was paying a total of $19.90 per month for 2 gigs of space and 20 gigs of bandwidth, which now seems to be outrageous!

I had seen GoDaddy’s ads on TV and on the internet and decided to check out their hosting packages the latter part of 2005. I was impressed when I saw their large hosting space and bandwidth packages at very economical prices. Frankly, I was completely surprised and became skeptical when I saw their low prices. I figured that there must be some sort of catch. I then looked at their support options, and was even more surprised when I saw that they offered 24 X 7 “phone support!” I phoned the number, expecting to get a recording that would tell me to submit a support ticket or send them an e·mail. To my amazement, someone promptly answered the phone to speak with me to help me with support. I was rather embarrassed when I had to confess that at that time I was just checking to see if they really had phone support. They were very gracious and understanding and asked all the questions I asked.

For such small fees, I decided to risk it and give them a chance a few months later. I purchased the “Deluxe Plan,” for $6.99/month which offered:

• 50 GB Space   • 500 GB Transfer

• 1000 E·mail Accounts   • FREE! Software

• 25 MySQL Databases   • Unlimited E·mail Forwards

• Forums, Blogging, Photo Galleries  • No ads

• FREE! $25 Google AdWords™ Credit

My account became active within a few hours after I set up my account. I then uploaded my FrontPage site, and could not believe everything went so smoothly! I had purchased another domain through them for $1.99, then moved my three other domains to them to manage and renewed them at $7.99 to $8.99 each.

Since January, I have phoned them several times (probably at least two dozen times) with questions about matters ranging from installing perl and cgi scripts, to domain forwarding and parking. I was pleased to get someone that I did not have trouble understanding, or them understanding me because of a thick accent or difference in dialect. The longest I ever waited on the phone was about 12 minutes. The average wait for me has been about 5 – 6 minutes. Each support representative was courteous, patient – and most importantly – very knowledgeable of my server account and any problems I was having. If there was a problem they could fix, they fixed it right then and there. If I was trying to do something beyond the scope of my plan or their server, they would politely tell me so.

Equally important, before I moved to GoDaddy, I had suffered frequent site down time due to something going wrong with the server at Authentic Hosting. In April of 2006, I began running a free website monitoring service that checks for specific words on each of my four domains every 15 minutes. If the specified text cannot be found for any reason, the service sends me an e·mail informing that my domain is down. The service is called, MrAlert! (www.mralert.com). Even before I began to use this service I found that my primary domain was down too often. I have not found my site on GoDaddy down even once since I began using them about five months ago!

If I have one complaint, it would be the following. GoDaddy does not allow access to their servers’ “raw access logs.” The free stats that come with the plan are far below what I had been accustomed to using with Authentic Hosting. I would like to install and use AWStats with my server account, but cannot because of no access to the raw access logs. They do have a premium web stat plan, called “Traffic Facts,” which you can purchased for $2.99 per month. But, what I have seen of these stats so far suggest that the free stats I am already using may be just as good or better. I have been using Site Meter (www.sitemeter.com) and StatCounter (www.statcounter.com) for years, and I recently began using Google Analytics (www.google.com/analytics/), which was formally Urchin Stats. These three are excellent and among the best -- if not the best -- available. In either case, I would not have any complaints with GoDaddy at this time if they added either the free AWStats or Analogue  raw log analyzers that can be installed and run on their servers. Yet, I do believe I am getting a tremendous value from GoDaddy at this time.

I hope GoDaddy can keep their current performance and value up. Many years ago, when I move to Authentic-Hosting, they too would have gotten a good rating from me. However, everything about their hosting service degraded over the years until I had to look for someone else. I do not expect this to happen with GoDaddy. But if it does, I will update this review.

I have never written a web hosting review before. But so far, I have been so happy with GoDaddy, I thought this was the time to write one.

The Webmaster, Walter Robinson II
May 9, 2006

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