Recently I was a little bummed by the response time of my Word Press administration panel. It was just sluggish and really starting to get on my nerves so I jumped on twitter and made this tweet, looking for a speedier web host. I’ve been using GoDaddy hosting for years and have never had a problem but for whatever reason their shared hosting seemed to be holding me back in WordPress.
I got a few helpful replies and some suggestions on new WP hosting sites. I wasn’t really thrilled at the though of having to migrate my website to an entirely different host. Fortunately my tweet captured the attention of GoDaddyGuy on Twitter! (Specifically Alon.) We discussed my issues and he suggested that I try their new Grid Hosting Plans. Well to make a long story short I took his suggestion and was up and running again in no time at all.
I have to say that I immediately saw a remarkable improvement in the responsiveness of my WordPress admin. Not only that but my blog pages were loading on my iPhone way faster than they ever had. I have not had any downtime since moving to the Grid Servers even though they are currently in Beta and have run into no bugs within my website hosting panel. FTP to my site remains blazingly fast and like I mentioned earlier my page load times have noticeably decreased.
I would like to say a big THANK YOU! to GoDaddyGuy for his outstanding customer service and dedication. I mean who am I? just some guy posting my woes on twitter, but he stepped in and guided me smoothly through every step of the way. He has more than renewed my faith in the quality of GoDaddys service and I can now honestly say they are my number one choice for web hosting. I’ll be recommending them to all my present and future clients.
Not everyone will need the speed and scalability of Grid Hosting but if you run a WordPress blog, especially one that is highly trafficted, you should seriously consider signing up.