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  1. DoktorThomas™

    Tried goDaddy decades ago. They sucked then and goDaddy sucks greater now. ©2016

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  2. Jeff Mcneill

    I agree about Godaddy being horrible in the past and now. They have big pockets (bought out the elephant murderer for a large sum). They are certainly buying their way into the WordPress space, and even some of their free plugins are useful. But I would never do business with them. Very bad business values, incompetence, and general mediocrity.

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    • Chuck

      Right, but Average Customer has no idea and will gladly sign up for the “awesome business website for $1/month, including professional design services and 24/7 support”.

      Wonder how long before GD makes Matt an offer he can’t refuse.

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  3. Brian

    Sounds like a smart business move :) I’m sure WP Curve will continue being awesome for WordPress users.

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  4. Selena

    Personally I hate GoDaddy, had terrible problems with my wordpress sites with them (forever loading pages, endless need to upgrade your service).

    So far this year has been a very special delight for me.
    First they bought WPManage – a service that was great and I loved. But use no more.

    And today I found out they just bought WpCuve, after just 2 months with them I am ditching their service as well.

    GoDaddy has done nothing but taking advantage of clueless people, offering them big discounts (but actually nothing). And provided terrible services.

    I switched to kickupport.com and wpradius for support of my sites.
    That’s of course until GoDaddy buys them :(

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  5. RickyO

    Maybe WPCurve should spend some time on their own site. Just visited their home page where is a link button with text, “Decide Here”. It is in error – goes back to top of same page…..

    Doesn’t build much confidence.

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  6. Jeffrey

    I had bad experience with GoDaddy before, so I am very cautious now about their moving into WP business. If their WP business is doing well, it will definitely benefit WP, but if they don’t do a good job on WP hosting, I am afraid it will have a negative impact on WP.

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  7. Mark

    I really wanted to give GoDaddy managed hosting a shot. But after using it for 2 months, I’m done. The slowness, the painful, horrible slowness. They should really take some of that bank and invest in their infrastructure. And better train their support. I had an agent tell me my site was slow because of my theme & plugins. I have 4 very popular plugins installed with an elegant theme.

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  8. Jeremy

    I’m super impressed with what Dan has accomplished with wpcurve and his other ventures. He deserves every success and it should be a humbling reminder to aspiring people that if you can help enough people in the world you can be rewarded. The buyout by godaddy you can’t honestly say you would really turn it down if you were in their position. Clearly they are getting well rewarded for creating a terrific system, helping so many people and onboarding all these people as wordpress techs. From godaddys perspective they have saved themselves a huge time and cost of setting up a wordpress support department. Making sure godaddy wordpress users have a good experience is a good aim, otherwise they might go find some other cms right? Godaddy are also making moves to contribute to the wp core and tech with self interest but thats to be expected.

    I’ve no doubt that there are thousands of wp developers and companies that wish they had been the ones who made the systems that godaddy bought to support their growing wp userbase.

    Big companies do this all the time, just usually its not so ‘personal’ because it doesn’t affect us much if google buys some image software or microsoft buys a social media site or whatever.

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  9. Ju

    Anybody know if is it possible to upgrade to WordPress 4.7 on Godaddy?

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  10. Scott

    This is such a joke. GoDaddy hires Gabe Mays to be their WP expert and then they ignore all of his suggestions. Their “managed WP” hosting product is still locked into PHP 5.4 and even Gabe admits that GoDaddy has failed the WP customer base. Lots of excuses about needing new hardware and software. GoDaddy has fallen back to the old days of Bob Parson’s Jomax; where “burn em and churn em” was the mantra.

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