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Shared Hosting With Godaddy - Any Experiences?

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#1 lister


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

I have hosted with shared godaddy servers for a while now and just want a bit of confidence that I am doing the "right thing"

The reason for my slight apprehension is that my site was hacked a while back and I am convinced it came from a rogue site on the same server....

Without starting a hate/ love thread can people chime in with their experiences - especially within an SEO context as well...

Is there any reason godaddy would be "bad" for SEO?

I guess I am looking for as secure hosting as possible (and good SEO) - especially b/c my site is within the Information Security subject and prone to script kiddies and hackers.....


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:26 PM

Do not go for price.
Go for service.

Choose a host that offers a person on the other end of a phone line.
There are several top notch hosts that offer real service with real people.
In the long haul that is much better when things go wrong.
Nothing ever goes wrong - right??

One of my sites crashed this week.
Turns out a new server was installed.
Pretty normal event.
Slight change in how php was handled however.
I struggled with it.
They fixed it PDQ once I figured out the area of issue

I am about to phone the guy that fixed it and get a full briefing.
I am going to fine tune the issue out of my other sites as my coding has been rendered obsolete by change.
My host is a huge help at this point.

Will godday do that?


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

In my experience, your choice of hosting provider doesn't have much, if anything, to do with SEO -- assuming, of course, that your hosting provider keeps the servers up and running so your site is "there" when the search spiders come crawling. As long as they take care of that, the rest of your SEO is basically up to you.

If you're concerned about the security at GoDaddy, then move somewhere else where you feel more comfortable about their security measures. There are plenty of high-quality, affordable hosting providers out there. (But, as harpsound says, don't make your decision solely on price! Cheapest seldom equals best.)

Personally, I'm not comfortable hosting my site with the same company that handles my domain registrations. I don't like having all my eggs in one basket. So, if I had my domains registered through GoDaddy, I wouldn't use their hosting... and if I preferred to use GoDaddy's hosting, I would register my domains elsewhere. But perhaps that's just me.

My :02:

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

ok thanks.....

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