GoDaddy is Down: Here are the Best Alternatives

Godaddy Best Alternatives

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.

Sign up for Hostgator Coupon: ShoutMeLoud30

If you are new to Hostgator’s hosting service, you can read my review of Hostgator here, and a user experience of Hostgator here.

Update:

GoDaddy Denies Hacking and Offers Free GoDaddy Credits

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.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a professional blogger. He loves to read & write about Blogging, SEO, WordPress, Make money online & technology. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives more than half a million PV in a month, and is an award winning blog.

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COMMENTs ( 8 )

  1. says

    Many bloggers say “Avoid from EIG Group”

    Then I searched what are companies in EIG Group and I saw that Wikipedia have removed the companies in EIG Group.

    Bluehost, HostGator, JustHost, Dreamhost, Godaddy and iPpage are in EIG Group.

    But, WordPress recommends BlueHost and DreamHost.

    Still, I can’t find a clear answer to “Why we should avoid from EIG Group”.

  2. Nizam Khan says

    Well, it seems tough time for GoDaddy. Yes it’s a good chance to grab 2-3 years of package to get most of of it from Hostgator hosting service. Thanks Harsh for this update :)

  3. Chetan says

    Oh god! Harsh, I am now really tired of searching for a domain name provider. I need to register a new domain name, and I have only $5. Any guesses what I can do? Any coupon code? Any provider? Anything?!

  4. Raplus says

    I also do not recommend Godaddy for any one. My blog also hosted in Godaddy. but most time my blog is down. Next month I hope to go Hostgator

  5. Justin Germino says

    Here is the catch, if your DNS name is hosted on GoDaddy and you don’t have your DNS transferred to HostGator, you still will suffer the outage, not only hosted sites, but those who purchased domains at GoDaddy and are using GoDaddy as the DNS servers are also down, so make sure you transfer your DNS hosting as well to whatever hosting provider you end up with.

    Also, any hosting provider is subject to same outage, none would be immune, GoDaddy was just the big target, but the type of attack would bring down any of the hosting providers if done against them.

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