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GoDaddy Outage (April 13, 2015)

Our company KING.NET and other million websites goes down for one hour today around 3pm EST because the hosting provider ... drumming ... GoDaddy is completely shut-down. This is not the first time GoDaddy had experienced an outages, read it at Mashable GoDaddy Gone for details. 

It's unfortunate that some companies used GoDaddy for web hosting and email services too. In that case, their customers can't communicate with them using email, that's where Twitter really help out. They able to tweet the outage and inform their clients.

KING.NET is using Google Apps for email, so our outage is for our network of web properties e.g. Retune.com Domain Aftermarket, Moscom.com Managed Online Services, DCweb.com, ManassasPark.com, and other hundreds of sites. We moved to GoDaddy managed wordpress service last week for cost, speed and security. We got it all plus an outage. :)

If you're one of the GoDaddy customers, will you consider moving out of their hosting service? It is worth your time to transfer to another hosting service providers? It will be stable? No assurance of course but maybe less downtime.

For QUE.COM Game Studio, I decided to use WordPress.com and Amazon S3 to host our website for games announcement, news/update and downloads to minimize risk of web downtime. See the figure below, as of April 13, 2015 QUE.COM with WordPress.com zero downtime while KING.NET with GoDaddy 5 outages of 30 minutes.

Read QUE.COM after moving to Wordpress article here. QUE.COM.uptimeRight now, an hour outage is not bad for us maybe for other companies. Though if this happen again, it's time to reconsider moving. A short list of alternative hosting providers are:
  • Cloudways
  • Digital Ocean
  • RackSpace
  • Bluehost
  • AWS Amazon
  • Google
  • Linode
  • etc.
Got any hosting service provider in mind? Please let us know.

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