GoDaddy Hosting Update
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Go Daddy Hosting Update


It’s been just over two months since I switched to GoDaddy hosting for my blog, and I want to give you an update on how things have been going so far.

When I first announced the switch, a few people weren’t keen on the idea in public and private. Luckily for me, I don’t recall any downtime or outages whatsoever in these two months. The site has been humming along quite well, and I am very happy that I stopped paying $60/month and am now paying under $10/month.

Things have been going so well that I just moved, another WordPress-based website, to GoDaddy hosting. I wrote about the hosting change on the blog, and the reception on Facebook, Twitter, and via email has been positive.

The unique situation with is that there are between 400-500 paying advertisers, and I couldn’t afford to have any downtime and risk getting angry emails. Luckily for me, the switch went off with out much of a hitch. I appreciate the support from GoDaddy’s tech team, as well as Todd Cluff’s management of the transition.

I am considering dropping the VPS all together and moving all of my sites to GoDaddy.

Just as a FYI, I have not been compensated in any way for this nor are there any affiliate links. It is likely that I received good treatment because I have very active websites with tens of thousands of visitors, and I have been a customer for 10 years.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (10)


    I’m looking for a nice reseller hosting company and will look into godaddy.

    August 17th, 2012 at 11:49 am


    Advertising on your blog works.

    I just saw the ad at the top “Patents Trademarks Copyrights for less” and went to the site.

    (They should probably add their website address in the ad to help with branding..)

    August 17th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Bruce Diller

    I have switched to godaddy from 1and1 .
    Godaddy had far far far superior customer service

    August 17th, 2012 at 5:36 pm


    I have a few domains with godaddy, most people are not into them as such but I found them to be ok

    August 19th, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Bryan Bondurant

    Why did you not switch to managed WordPress like Zippykid or WP Engine?

    I like GoDaddy for domains and yes, their service has been excellent. In fact just fixing to call them now but unrelated to hosting.

    August 21st, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Elliot Silver

      I’ve had good service with them and the price is right.

      August 21st, 2012 at 11:53 am


    I am a Godaddy Reseller and would not still be if I did not have the same experience.

    August 22nd, 2012 at 11:41 am


    Hi, Elliot! What do you use web hosting Godaddy Deluxe Plan or VPS hosting from Godaddy? Operating System web hosting Linox or Windows? Thanks!

    November 24th, 2012 at 6:42 am


    Hi Elliot-

    I realize this post is almost 4yrs old but I was wondering if you are still using Godaddy hosting? I tried finding the “4H hosting” plan you mentioned but I don’t see it.

    Is it one of the “WordPress hosting plans” or their “Shared hosting” plans?


    May 5th, 2016 at 5:20 pm

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