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GoDaddy Hosted Website – Unable to connect
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Slow TTFB, Timeouts, No Connection, Database Errors on GoDaddy Hosting
Time to first byte served (TTFB) often 15 seconds and longer, another 15 t0 60 seconds before the full page is loaded, Google bot page load over 4 seconds, “unable to connect to WordPress database”, unable to connect to website. Some of the ‘normal’ performance issues experienced by a client’s site hosted with GoDaddy.
Upgrade to Dedicated VPS or Server
The standard GoGaddy response to any performance related problems seems to be “you need to upgrade your hosting to a dedicated server or VPS”. Rubbish! The site discussed is not getting 10 000 or 50 000 visitors a day – Traffic is normally quite low – under 100 visits a day on average, but does get sporadic traffic over 1000 per day – so far a max on 2600 in a single 24 hr period. It does get a lot of Googlebot visits – up to 560 page crawls a day.
This sort of traffic is not excessive for shared hosting; my own 3 sites on a single domain – on low cost shared hosting – get around 1000 visits a day, and pages load in under 2 seconds – usually under 1.2 seconds.
Maybe GoDaddy penalises the site for those few sporadic ‘high’ traffic events, and for having Google crawl a lot of pages!
Impossible to Admin GoDaddy Hosted Site
It’s become impossible to perform routing site admin, create new content, edit existing content. Nearly every time an admin page is requested, the ‘cannot connect to’ error happens. The only way to load admin pages is wait a minute or 2 between requests. This gives me the impression GoDaddy is filtering traffic requests, maybe limiting repeated requests from a single IP by a minute or some other arbitrary time.
This ties in with their Euro based servers which recently had traffic filtering activated after heavy denial of service attacks. But it’s not O.K. Customers pay for their hosting, they deserve unrestricted access to their sites for everyone.
Other sites hosted with GoDaddy have the same problem – over the past several days I’ve found some GoDaddy hosted sites completely unavailable, or experiencing time-outs when loading pages. Not all of these were on massively overloaded servers typical of GoDaddy shared hosting either – at least one was hosted along with only about 220 other sites (probably a VPS premium hosting package.
This rotten performance cannot continue. The site will move to a new host in the next few days to a decent hosting company…
If there’s a hosting service worse than GoDaddy I’d be surprised. Every website and blog owner using their hosting service should put their money where their mouth is and move their site to a hosting company that has well set-up servers, and doesn’t filter requests for their sites. It must always be up to the site owner to deny access or re-strict traffic themselves, at least within the limits of shared hosting
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