Hosting with GoDaddy

For the last 6 weeks, I have been working on a new website for a client, nothing special in particular just a basic 8 page website with a good look, easy to navigate, and basic functionality. The problem arose when we completed the website and attempted to move the new files to the client’s current hosting location. Unfortunately, it took me about two weeks to track down the necessary information regarding the hosting location. What I came to find out is that the average website owner doesn’t have the first idea about his hosting information, much less what “hosting” means.

After finally obtaining the information I needed, the client still had to purchase separate hosting space because his current host was set up solely for a WordPress site, which is incompatible with the new site. Purchasing GoDaddy hosting was a very smooth, use-friendly process that I would highly recommend to anyone in need of hosting services. The user inter phase allows each customer to set up each domain needed to be hosted and configure the domain with the appropriate IP address. Once the DNS zone records have been updated, the user can easily upload web files via the GoDaddy FTP File Manager. The only issue to be aware of is the Domain Propagation time. This term refers to the time it takes the server and the internet to switch over to the new hosting location. Fortunately this only took 2 hours for our client’s website, but it is not uncommon for this propagation period to take up to 48 hours for large-scale website and web applications.


About Jacob

As a college student currently working full time at an IT company, I am beginning to discover how overrated the classroom can be. As a marketing major, I have found resources online to be far superior to some of the things school has taught me.

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