I am not going to lie. A part of me smiled while reading the news about GoDaddy’s hosting services going down today. Do I feel bad for the customers effected? Of course. Do I feel that GoDaddy had this coming to them as payback for being scum of the internet? Hell yeah.
“So if you are still hosting/dealing with GoDaddy after SOPA, you pretty much got another reason to leave today.”
Like anyone who has a digital life, I have done business with GoDaddy. I like to tell myself it was back when I was young and did not know any better. Thankfully I can refer to that experience in the past tense. Are you fed up with the poor customer service, threat of SOPA or the last straw… today’s hack by Anonymous? Ready to take the Red Pill and break free of GoDaddy? Take a look at the comments below for real customer testimonials.
A Small Orange started in Atlanta but now call Durham, NC home. They offer big league support with a startup feel. Outstanding customer service with quick turn around. Their hosting servers are just about as open as they come. Ready to run any platform of your choosing with full admin access for customers – shared and dedicated servers. I have been a customer for about four years with multiple WordPress sites running on ASO servers. Inc Magazine loves them too.
My time with NameCheap as only been a few months, but I could not ask for simpler domain management. Most important for me was that they are upfront about their pricing. Also when I first tried to transfer my domains from GoDaddy over to NameCheap it was NameCheap would helped me understand a loophole GoDaddy was using to keep me locked in as a customer. They offered to refund my pre-payment on the transfer and hoped that I would remember them when I was free to transfer – three months later. I sure did! All my domains are now with NameCheap. Another bonus, they will honor the expiration date you have with your current domain registrar and extend it for another year.
So those are my two recommendations. Feel free to ask any particular questions you might have about A Small Orange or NameCheap. Happy customers can be great salesmen
Today consumers have a multitude of companies they can turn to the help with their web needs. Have a favorite? Plug away in the comments!