Earlier this week GoDaddy saw a huge outage that took every website it hosts offline for almost half of the day. The issue was due to corrupted router data tables and internal network errors. In response to the outage, on its part, the company is giving some customers 1 month of service for free, if they log in and accept it via email before the offer expires. The outage was just one among a myriad of other reasons I’ve found to get away from GoDaddy. Here’s five other domain and web hosts that might treat you better.
Over the past few years Bluehost has been gaining a reputation for solid reliability. Its prices are low enough to make it worth consideration for both domain and web hosting.
Keeping it simple, Hover just does domain registration. It has an interface that’s dead simple to use and it supports all of the features a webmaster needs. While a bit pricey, it offers a better deal for customers who transfer domains in.
Domain hosting is name.com’s specialty, but it also provides web hosting. Efficient in every area, it provides a friendly and competent service.
I recently visited Florida, and while I didn’t see many real alligators, HostGator caught my eye. If you want cheap and reliable hosting, it will be hard to find a better deal.
From domain names to dedicated hosting, DreamHost does a little bit of everything. Although it has had stability issues in the past, in recent months, service has seemed to improve. On certain holidays Dreamhost will offer crazy deals like 1 year of web hosting for $8.