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OK, now I'm worried....

Postby CalamityJane » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:28 am

I've registered several domain names at GoDaddy over the past couple of months. I purchased the WebsiteTonight for one of them, that I was going to work on first. That one is more of a personal, family&friends-type site, so I'm going to leave it alone for now.

I did not buy a hosting package for any of the other sites. I just finished talking with a godaddy support person, who basically said that if I had never set up a site before, it was going to be hard to do, unless I bought WebsiteTonight (she recommended the Economy pkg) for each of the other sites I want to focus on.

The "unlimited websites", she said would not be good, because I would choose one for a primary site, and the other sites would be "alias" sites, and it would then be a problem with files, etc, (uploading?--can't remember everything she said). She said that since I was new to all this, it would be very difficult for me to do.

My question is: is it different on Hostgator, or Bluehost, or other hosting services? And, is it really that difficult to do if you're a newbie?

I don't even know if I am asking this in a way that makes sense. But any comments, suggestions, or recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Postby Marc Meole » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:55 am

Step 1: RUN FROM GODADDY HOSTING...

Step 2: switch to HostGator

You do not need a separate hosting package for each. All you have to do is have 1 as you primary and the rest or addons...it simple to do...I do it all the time...

Sounds like they are trying to take advantage of you honestly...and that really ticks me off

Can you switch to another hosting...If you can switch to hostgator and I will help you set up the addon domains...once you see how easy it you will be able to do it too.

If you can't I'll try to help you with setting them up at godaddy, I never have used them...do they use cpanel?
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Postby robert adams » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:01 am

I second that. If you can get your money back, do so quickly.
godaddy is a great domain name registrar, but they are in the top two or three in my list of the worst hosts in the world.

whoever you were talking to does not have a clue about anything including godaddy's setup.

I would take Marc's advice and switch to hostgator (or anybody else except for yahoo) then take him up on his offer to help you get it setup.


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Postby CalamityJane » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:19 am

Thank you both so much! I didn't purchase the hosting packages (except for the one for the family/friends site), so I should be good to transfer.

I'm going to use Hostgator; I looked them over and they look great.

Another question: should I just go ahead and transfer all the domain names I have, even if I don't have immediate plans for some of them?

I'm so glad I found this site.
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Postby Marc Meole » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:11 am

You can keep you names registered at Godaddy...just host the sites at HostGator...you just have to change the Domain Name Servers.

So get a package with hostgator...Figure out which one you want to be the primary domain on the account.
HostGator will send you an email with the DNS info..You could set in all you addons even if you are not doing anything with them.
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Postby CalamityJane » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:44 am

Thanks Marc. One more question: are there any considerations to take into account on deciding which domain will be primary? These will eventually be (unless I change my mind as I learn more) two separate websites, promoting products and with my own content, on two different topics, and a blog I'm working on that is not related to either of the other site. My blog is political in nature, and while I have the dream of being the "next big thing", I'm not holding my breath.

But my point is, the blog is not related in any way to my plans for my other sites, which will be focused on health/fitness and home businesses.

How do you decide which to make the primary?
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Postby Marc Meole » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:13 pm

Doesn't matter...all the domains will be like separate sites.
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Postby CalamityJane » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:39 pm

Thanks!
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