Call this a public service or a rant, I don’t really care — I just need to get this off my chest…
Click through and have a look at the full-sized screen grab linked to above, keeping in mind that this is what someone sees after they have logged in to their account. You’d almost think that GoDaddy has deliberately designed their customer portal to bilk their users for more money rather than giving them the services they’ve signed up for. And you’d be absolutely right.
- To log in to our site’s MySQL database I had to search Google;
- To find out how to connect to the site via FTP I had to search Google;
- To find the online directory of hosted files I had to search Google.
In fact, the only thing I could easily navigate to from the home page of our GoDaddy account was billing. Surprise surprise.
I could tell you all about the awesome web host that we’re moving to — the same one that I use for this very blog — but I honestly don’t want to tarnish its good name by including it here.
As for GoDaddy, just don’t go there. Please. They don’t deserve any of your money, no matter how little they charge.