August 30th, 2010
Web hosting for designers, sounds good right? It’s exactly that. I made the transition from GoDaddy to Site5 and couldn’t be happier. GoDaddy’s interface was sluggish, confusing, and at most times… completely pointless. A friend recommended that I try out Site5 for my hosting. The prices were higher then GoDaddy (price is the only thing that kept me there) and I couldn’t find a whole lot of user reviews on it. But after spending a few minutes poking around the interface, easily finding my way, I saw no problem in paying a little extra for reliable web hosting.
The biggest catalyst to the move was the simple migration that they will do for you. I had a lot of trouble switching over my DNS on GoDaddy and even more trouble migrating my information once the site is down. Site5 handles all that for you (for absolutely free) and takes the worry about out of moving your stuff.
Site5 offers packages that make it easy to install WordPress or other popular CMSs, get direct SSH or cPanel access and even IMAP and POP3 email options. All said and done it was a lean $40 to get my site off of garbage GoDaddy and to a web provider that was worth the money. Check them out here.