Hi. I’m Antonio Centeno. I’m the founder of Real Men Real Style.
Today, gentlemen, I’m going to give you five reasons that I use GoDaddy despite the fact that everyone on the web seems to hate them.
Just do a search out there. Go out there and do a Google search on “What do you think of GoDaddy?” and you’re going to find that people are calling them literally an evil company.
They’re saying that, “This is crap. Don’t trust them. They’re going to destroy your website. Yada yada yada.”
When it comes down to it, gentlemen, for eight years, I’ve been hosting on GoDaddy. Overall, I have had a good experience. I’m going to explain to you, in a sense, the five reasons why I recommend them.
I’m almost going to throw in the caveats and I’ll throw out a few right now in the sense that I don’t like their Super Bowl Ads. Yes, they’re sexist and two, their owner, Bob Parsons — he does some very questionable things when it comes to ethics.
However, there are 4,000 good people that work for GoDaddy and these people work hard every single day and I would not let the outlandish antics of one person or the way they get attention in a very crowded market cloud my judgment when it comes to — this company has done really good things for me.
They delivered fair value, if not more. They’ve kept my website up. So let me go ahead and dive in to the reasons — you guys can make your own judgment but it’s one of these things I just want to be — let you guys know.
I get a lot of questions who does my hosting. We get about 30,000 to 40,000 people a day now to our website and the fact that I only pay a few hundred dollars a year in hosting services for that is pretty darn amazing especially when you look at my site speed.
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Point number one, why do I like GoDaddy? Simplicity. Hosting domain, security — it’s all in one place. I like the fact that if I want to upgrade, I can just call them and we could upgrade. I’ve done that multiple times to different servers. They’ve walked me through it. I do have a tech guy on my team, Yuri, and Yuri does a great job and he can call and they can walk him through a simple PHP, my admin panel and the e-mail — very much reliable. I haven’t had too many problems with my e-mail. So all of that in one place.
I know you can shop around and you could piece things together and get them at a better price. For me, as a business owner, though, I don’t have the time to spend five hours doing all these research to save maybe $20. To me, my time is more valuable. I want to give something to my team to be able to run with it and the simplicity of GoDaddy is, believe me, the number one reason that I stay with them.
Number two, speed and uptime. Now, I remember we put out an info graphic, “How a suit should fit”. I’ve had other info graphics like “How to tie a scarf” and these things have brought big spikes to my website. I remember one day, we’ve got about 100,000 visitors to my website in one day.
The website did not go down, stayed up. It was a little bit slower than normal and we had to call GoDaddy and ask them to increase our resources, which they did, but when it came down to it, I was on a $100 a year hosting service and they were able to handle that huge spike. I’ve since upgraded to a three — I think it’s $300 or $400 a year that I’m now paying for WordPress — one of their higher level hosting services — but the point is, there are many people that pay a lot more — they pay a few hundred dollars a month.
I’ve since upgraded to a three — I think it’s $300 or $400 a year that I’m now paying for WordPress — one of their higher level hosting services — but the point is, there are many people that pay a lot more — they pay a few hundred dollars a month.
I have a friend — he pays over $1,000 a month because he gets so much traffic. And for these guys to be able to handle that, my website speed, — go check it out — two to eight seconds and eight seconds are going to be my really heavy pages with info graphics on them that take about — it’s a full megabyte to download it versus — and site speed is very important.
If you’re starting your company online, you want to have a fast website. That’s one of the things that Google uses in its algorithm to be able to determine whether or not how high a site should be ranked and we’ve concurred this with a few other websites as well. I use a few other hosts. I know there’s DreamHost out there, Bluehost — what else? HostGator. We’ve compared and we used a few other ones. When it comes down to it, when I compare what I get at GoDaddy, it’s much faster.
Number three is security. I’m not going to go into security too deep. I am going to have a checklist that will accompany this video, my link over to the article. On that checklist, I’m going to lay out exactly what we do on a weekly and monthly checklist of security procedures that we go through to secure our website. I’m not going to give everything.
I don’t want people breaking in my website but I think that if you have a website or if you’re into this kind of stuff, that you may be able to learn a few things from that little checklist I’ll put out but I will say that they’ve got site log, SSL — they just got a lot of solid stuff over there. Go check out.
Point number four is going to be customer service — very, very important to me. I want to be able to call at 3:00 in the morning if need be and get a human being. Why? Because my tech guy lives in Ukraine. They’re eight hours ahead of me and so when he starts work in the morning, it’s 2:00 in the morning here or it’s midnight and he needs to be able to get a hold of somebody.
If I call 2:00 on Christmas –actually it was Christmas Day two years ago, my site was hacked and I could get a hold of somebody at GoDaddy and make things happen. That isn’t the same — I’ve been with other hosting services that only have chat support or have limited hours — maybe it’s a smaller company and they actually take time off. That is a big problem.
At GoDaddy, again, 4,000 people — not all of them were answering the phones but I love the fact they are a large company. They can handle whenever there’s a whole lot of calls and they’re pretty good with responding to, “Hey” — if the entire system is down, they’ll let you know and that goes back to speed and uptime which I talked about in point number two. Overall, 99.5% in increase — I think even higher than that but I’m more than happy with that.
Point number five is going to be value. When it comes down to it, I have friends — they’re paying $20,000 a year. I pay a few hundred dollars — I’ve got about eight servers with GoDaddy. I keep all of my — some of my companies like Real Men Real Style, they have their own server. Other companies are going to be spread out on different ones but what I really like is — I have them call me and they’re always — they definitely got their plans and their deals but I would say when it comes down to the dollars spent, I feel that I’m getting a good deal.
Now, could I be getting a better deal? And really quick, we’ll talk about some of the negatives here. Yes, I could probably get a better deal if I shopped around and if I got my domains at one site, my hosting in another one, but I tried using some of those hosting plans with unlimited and it does not work. They say it’s unlimited until you actually start to test it and push it and all of a sudden they kick you off. I’m going to go with someone that’s taking care of me for the last eight years.
Also, one thing I don’t like is that they call me a lot. I think I need to probably just tell them, “Put me on a do not call list,” but they’re always — they’re trying to sell things. They’ve got different offers. It only turns out to maybe — I don’t know — once every two weeks.
If I have domains that are going to expire, they try to call me and get me to buy. They also have a lot of discounts — too many discounts. They’re almost confusing and so you get a little bit of a buyer’s remorse because sometimes you’ll see a 25% discount or a 20% discount. You’ll try to apply and it doesn’t work right or it expires, or you’re like, “Hey, can I get this deal?” When it comes down, I’ve really accepted the point of view that I go for simplicity. I don’t mind paying a little bit more to not have to think about it.
And the last thing I would say is if you disagree with their politics on — with their politics, with who they use to sponsor them, with what their owner does, with their stands on China or the internet, then probably not the right company for you. However, you’re looking for just a good value company that I’m going to endorse? Check out GoD