I’ve always gotten my domain names from GoDaddy. They were cheap and efficient and quick. Sure, the “up sell” between finding a good domain name and making it to the check out screen was a bit of a slog but with enough determination you can make it through to the end. I always liked GoDaddy service, too. Whenever I had a problem or a question, I could pick up the phone and get someone who understood what I was talking about and who could explain a solution to me in plain English.
The other thing I liked about GoDaddy was that the customer service calls I used to get. Evey now and then some person would call and ask about renewing some domain names and “Oh, by the way, let me tell you about this great hosting we offer”. Well, at the time, I was actually thinking of putting up a website and hosting sounded real good. Right place and the right time…for GoDaddy.
So, I made the plunge and bought the hosting and the initial website worked OK until I decided it was worthless and I took it down. Time passed and then I decided to get into a little bit of blogging and wanted to install WordPress. That was easier said than done. Even with “professional” help (someone who was selling blog installation packages…doesn’t that sound familiar!?) I had a hard time getting the WordPress files installed and the speed is pretty slow by today’s standards combined with more downtime than I care to deal with.
When I was talking to a local guru about HostGator he told me they would actually do a file transfer for free. Wow! That would mean I wouldn’t have to install a whole new version of WordPress and I wouldn’t have to start over from scratch. What a deal! I signed up and filled out the “please transfer my files” form online and it worked like a freakin’ charm.
I was so thrilled to have my blog on a platform that really rocks!
A Shout Out to The Ultimate Blog Challenge
Just a quick aside to mention that I’m joining in with The Ultimate Blog Challenge beginning today. 31 blog posts in 31 days. Let’s see if I can actually pull it off. Stay tuned.
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