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#1 2018-09-26 12:08:55

Destry
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WebFaction joins GoDaddy

Ugh. Time to find a new host. Looks like I’ll give Vikings a call.

Or hang this shit up entirely and run my own solar-powered solution.


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#2 2018-09-26 14:28:23

mistersugar
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Re: WebFaction joins GoDaddy

Ugh, indeed. Thanks for flagging this. I didn’t know that GoDaddy has been parent company of WebFaction for more than a year. Time to move …

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#3 2018-09-26 16:22:42

Destry
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Re: WebFaction joins GoDaddy

I didn’t know that either. Just saw their email to me today (yesterday?) about the merger, or whatever the fack it is.


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#4 2018-09-27 05:05:54

bici
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Re: WebFaction joins GoDaddy

damm!! I just renewed for another year! I too will look for another host. I DETEST GoDaddy.


…. texted postive

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#5 2018-09-27 05:21:24

bici
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Re: WebFaction joins GoDaddy


…. texted postive

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#6 2018-09-27 08:36:23

philwareham
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Re: WebFaction joins GoDaddy

Just curious, why do you dislike GoDaddy?

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#7 2018-09-27 08:57:58

jakob
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Re: WebFaction joins GoDaddy

I won’t rock the boat for my client for the moment unless things really go downhill. As it turns out, the news is old news as they already owned the holding company for a while. The team there have always been helpful if a little slow adding new needed features. The latter might be a capacity problem that a larger holding company might be able to improve (ever the optimist, I know).

Destry wrote #314176:

Ugh. Time to find a new host. Looks like I’ll give Vikings a call.

Did you find out any more about that? There’s their intro offer but I couldn’t find any details on the service itself or even on costs.

Or hang this shit up entirely and run my own solar-powered solution.

That’s a fairly extreme case and there are a fair amount of options in-between (e.g. like using PV/solar thermal power to offset your energy requirements in the house) plus generally looking at your energy balance and seeing where you can best make savings – your website might not be the biggest energy culprit (just saying ;-). But the idea is fun, I agree.

Running your own server is not such a hard thing, I believe. I think you could already do that with MAMP (or the in-built macOS server or just a NAS-box running linux) if you have a fixed home IP from your provider that you can point your domain name to, or with a service like dyndns if your IP changes daily. If you use a CDN in-between to cache your site, that would cover system outages too. I’m sure Pete could advise on that sort of thing.


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#8 2018-09-28 02:37:28

bici
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Re: WebFaction joins GoDaddy

philwareham wrote #314186:

Just curious, why do you dislike GoDaddy?

a butt ugly interface and one that requires way too many steps to accomplish what should be much easier to do.


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#9 2018-10-01 19:16:40

gaekwad
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Re: WebFaction joins GoDaddy

I had a similar reaction when GoDaddy acquired MediaTemple, that was enough for me to start looking around and ultimately ended up going down the roll-your-own route with Linode, Atlantic.net and DigitalOcean. It’s an involved process, sure, but immensely rewarding.

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#10 2018-10-01 19:23:44

gaekwad
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Re: WebFaction joins GoDaddy

philwareham wrote #314186:

Just curious, why do you dislike GoDaddy?

See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GoDaddy#Controversies for some background.

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