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Should I cancel godaddy?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by bpmik, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. bpmik

    bpmik Newbie

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    I keep getting errors with google, so far 2 of 2 attempts for google to crawl my site have failed to DNS errors.

    Fetch page as google tool under Webmaster has suceeded once, failed twice, succeeded again, I don't know what the hell is going on, other then possibly godaddy is just big and cheap and overwhelms their DNS servers to the point of failure, constantly.

    This is completely unprofessional on their part for my new site to be having these DNS crawl/fail errors, it makes me wonder how many other people trying to reach my site are timing out or failing?


    Funny the site works fine for me, so I don't understand it.
     
  2. Aaric

    Aaric Elite Member

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    yeah, if you are unable to solve issues then try another host , but keep both before switching.
     
  3. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Bpmik,

    Are your DNS settings configured correctly? If you haven't done anything with them, you may want to check those and see if there is a common issue causing the errors. Alternatively you could contact GoDaddy and ask them. If they can't find an issue then another host may fix the issues. Try nexces.net or network solutions.

    Here is Google's article on common DNS problems,

    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2598813

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
  4. coolboy113u

    coolboy113u Junior Member

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    hive hostgator a try! They are cheap and reliable. I never faced a problem with them.
     
  5. whynotmakeit

    whynotmakeit Power Member

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    for what it is worth I have never had a problem with godaddy in many years so yeah talk to support first.....
     
  6. mikeydell

    mikeydell Senior Member

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    Godaddy servers sometimes have a shitload of problems with the bind service, and after you put in 20 support requests they might decide to take 1 min out of their time and restart bind. We had problems with some of their bullshit hosting services in the past. I switched everything to namecheap a year ago and never looked back.
     
  7. TheJedi

    TheJedi Registered Member

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    I've never had a problem with Godaddy's servers in 5+ years. It could be any of 101 things that's causing your DNS errors, though. I don't know your 'skill' level, so this may be a bit TOO basic, but do you have a robots.txt or .htaccess file that could be causing the problem?
     
  8. Joesolutions

    Joesolutions Registered Member

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    I am very sorry to hear that. I have heard people complain about this kind of thing, too. I am still wondering why people still sign up for Godaddy hosting - as to me, I only use them as a domain name registrar.