Seems like it’s a hard time for GoDaddy users, as almost all GoDaddy servers are down, along with thousands of GoDaddy users’ websites hosted on their service.
According to TechCrunch, one of the members of Hacker’s Group Anonymous, (AnonymousUs3r), has taken responsibility for this attack.
GoDaddy’s people are working to repair the issue, but for now if you are looking for hosting options which are the best alternatives to GoDaddy, I have compiled a list which you can refer to if you choose to move your site away from GoDaddy.
Along with websites, email services and those using GoDaddy’s DNS for their domains, all users are facing down time, as confirmed by GoDaddy’s Twitter site:
Since, there is no ETA on how much time it will take to get your sites on GoDaddy’s servers back up and running, many GoDaddy alternative sites are coming up with special offers and support for GoDaddy customers facing downtime issues.
GoDaddy alternatives for hosting and domain registrar:
One reason I don’t like GoDaddy is their super cluttered dashboard. They do offer tons of features, but a normal user will find it complicated. They really should offer a simple version of their dashboard for non-power users.
If you are planning to transfer domains away from GoDaddy, then ShoutMyDomain or NameCheap are your most reliable options. In a short time, they have created a brand name for themselves, and they offer all of the features included with GoDaddy domains.
As a hosting alternative to GoDaddy’s hosting service, there are many options, depending on which plan you are moving from. If you are moving from a shared hosting package and need to host 3-5 WordPress blogs or static sites, Bluehost and Hostgator are the ideal choices. I have used both of these hosting services, and they offer great support, and in most cases you will see 99.99% up-time.
Bluehost hosting also offers one free domain with their hosting plans, offering additional savings.
If you wish to move your WordPress site(s) from GoDaddy to Hostgator, you can read my guide to moving a WordPress site from one host to another.
If you are not especially technically inclined, you can use the free website migration feature of Hostgator. I have tried their free migration service, and they work fast and efficiently.
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How about you? Have you experienced downtime on your GoDaddy sites, or have your sites not been affected? Let me know your experience. And if you have transitioned to a new hosting service, let me know which webhosting service you have chosen as an alternative to GoDaddy.