Ferretarmy has been hosted by GoDaddy since 2007. Today, this is no more.
GoDaddy has a penchant for being in the news, in almost all cases for negative reasons. I believe people were rightfully outraged when they heard the founder likes to shoot elephants. Their advertising is juvenile. Their pricing strategies are infuriatingly complex, and they constantly try to upsell services that often should be free (private domain registration, anyone?). Their tools (thought they have come a LONG way since 2007) are complex, poorly designed, and unintuitive. Worst of all, they initially supported SOPA – this move alone caused customers to leave in droves late last year.
Well, enough is enough at some point, no? Instead of renewing my hosting contract for Ferretarmy.com in July, I decided to take the plunge and move off Godaddy compeletely (hosting AND domains). Moving a website, even one built on top of WordPress, is not exactly trivial (though let’s not get too far out there – it’s definitely not rocket science either!). All Ferretarmy.com properties are now hosted with Dreamhost – so far, I’ve been very impressed with the toolset that Dreamhost provides, as well as their customer-centered approach to web hosting.