The aggravations with all that technical junk

May 23, 2015 Discussion 13

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Earlier this week some of you might have noticed that intermittently my blog website just wouldn’t finish loading. It was doing this for about two days, the second of which it was pretty much inaccessible for an entire day!

Why? I still don’t know! However, I do know that when I contacted my hosting provider (GoDaddy) to trouble shoot it and spending an hour on the phone with two different tech people they essentially washed their hands of the matter and punted it back to me that they couldn’t help and I’d have to hire someone else to research it. To which I promptly asked Ashley (NoseGraze) her advice and she recommended switching providers which I definitely planned to do anyway because I have not had good luck with GoDaddy ever since using them.

So what happened? I switched my hosting over to SiteGround on Thursday and as soon as the switch happened around mid day the site was totally accessible again. Coincidence? I THINK NOT. GoDaddy was obviously the problem. For the past year they have said I have been reaching resource limits and yet even when I paid more and increased them they would still just say I needed more. Now my blog is not a high traffic site. I get a decent amount of traffic for a blog but no way should I need some big amount of resources.

Anyways I have only been with the new host for a few days. There are still some backend things I likely need to do (I swear I hate all this technical crap!) and I’m going to lose a couple hundred dollars for canceling with GoDaddy but at least I am off of them because they suck!

So I just wanted to wanted to rant about my hate for GoDaddy and also warn anyone off of them if they are shopping for a host anytime soon.

Have any of you had bad experiences with your hosting provider? Any weird blog crash experiences?

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Tabitha (Pabkins)

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13 Responses to “The aggravations with all that technical junk”

  1. Amanda @ On a Book Bender

    Oh. OH. I’m also here to say DO NOT USE BLUEHOST either. I recently switched hosts too because the absolutely HORRIBLE support. Here’s my story:

    I wanted to redirect my site to another one of my sites. A task that should be super easy, but WAS NOT. Cpanel wouldn’t let me set it up, so I sent in a support ticket, asking what could be the reason it wasn’t working and — at the end — asked, “Is it because the site I’m trying to redirect is my primary domain?”

    After four days and a lot of back and forth (including having them set up stupid redirects I didn’t want and having to undo them myself), I finally Googled the issue and figured out that I WAS RIGHT, and I couldn’t redirect my primary domain. So I emailed support and asked, “Can I redirect my primary domain without buying a new domain?” (Which is what people were saying was the workaround.)

    Their response? “That’s beyond the scope of support.” Which is fine IF THEY WOULD HAVE TOLD ME RIGHT AWAY. Instead, I was dicked around for most of the week and then had to figure out the issue myself. o.O

    Anyway. Now I’m with A Small Orange and they moved everything for me, set me up, and fixed some of the random problems I had quickly, efficiently, and I actually felt like I was talking to humans. And I even got my redirect set up THE RIGHT WAY. Huzzah.

    Anyway. Thanks for letting me vent. 😉
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  2. Tammy @ Books, Bones and Buffy

    Oh no, I’m with Bluehost, but I haven’t had any problems yet. Plus I only signed on for a year, and I think my year is almost up if I decide to move.

    I’ve always heard bad things about GoDaddy and never considered them. This is a great discussion because I hope lots of bloggers weigh in. I’d love to have a couple of good hosting sites when I’m ready to move.
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  3. Joy // Joyousreads

    Constantly. Like I mean, it’s getting ridiculous. I talked to them and I ended up buying this stupid thing/service that they have that alleviated the problem somewhat (not completely). Grrr. I still get it, but not as aggravatingly constant as before though.

    Good luck with your struggles, hun!
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  4. Lynn

    I’m absolutely useless with this sort of thing and literally don’t know where to begin! Sorry you had lots of bad times with it though – it’s really aggravating, especially being on the phone so long with people just trying to explain what’s going wrong.
    Lynn 😀
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  5. Cait @ Paper Fury

    I think I’m with godaddy? (Ugh, I just hate their name too.) But I haven’t had any problems so far. My bro-in-law set up my blog and he’s a web developer so WHAAAATEVER goes on behind the scenes. He does it. hhe. I’m hopeless when it comes to that kind of stuff. Sad you had to lose money over it when godaddy are the sucky ones. 🙁
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  6. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    Ugh technical issues *shudder* That can be so insanely frustrating. 🙁 Well, I’m glad that the issue is resolved, even if you had to change providers. I can’t believe that GoDaddy tried to blame you, too much traffic and whatever else but as soon as you gave them up, the issue went away. So long suckers!
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  7. Leeanna @ Leeanna.me

    You can track your bandwidth usage on your hosting control panel. I’m not 100% sure on this, but I believe sending out a newsletter, if it goes through your hosting instead of something like MailChimp, it uses bandwidth. Might be something to keep an eye on at your new host, too.

    I think I need to get a new host myself, because my site is sometimes slow. I just keep putting it off, because I don’t want to look for a new one.
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