I must have been asleep at the wheel when GoDaddy started the “Free Hosting with domain – Economy Hosting” plan. I’ve got lots of little “playground” type sites that have don’t need the full power of a Miva Merchant savvy host. The “free” hosting does come with:
FREE Hosting with domain name is Ad-supported Hosting. Ad-supported Web sites contain relevant online advertising on a small portion of the site, but DO NOT include obtrusive pop-up ads.
I’m thinking of moving this site over to the GoDaddy Economy Hosting to give it a performance test drive. My biggest concern will be speed – how long does it take to pull the page up? Since this blog really doesn’t get a lot of traffic (yet), it may be tough to evaluate how it performs under those conditions.
I have a photo gallery that I’ll move and update the links to it, perhaps that will help with the performance testing. I am really sensitive to the “site is too busy” type messages and I’m worried all these “free” sites will have some sort of throttle on them. I’ll have to research that one too.
I do have one of GoDaddy’s Deluxe Plans for designingkirk.com (something I had setup for both my husband and myself), which I’ve been playing around with. Again not enough traffic to do any real testing.
Nothing personal to GoDaddy, but I’m glad they are not doing any Miva Merchant hosting. While I would love to see much cheaper Miva Merchant hosting, I know that it takes more time and attention to keep that type of server humming.