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Posted By Subodh on Monday, August 30, 2010
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Godaddy FailWhat was once the best registrar is probably now just a mediocre one. What was once the best place to get shared hosting is now swarming with spammers, bandwidth-hoggers, viruses, worms and opportunistic customers who think nothing about responsibility when running on a shared hosting platforms. My last standing refuge, a few virtual dedicated servers which have given me no reasons to complain in the past 2 years have suddenly turned … hopeless.

The problem?

One of my servers shows a high CPU utilization, even when the Database is down. Where is all this CPU going?

High CPU usage at Godaddy


I ran procmon and found that most of CPU cycles are consumed at hardware interrupts, waiting for disk IOs and nothing else. Huh, a disk issue? 3 times in a month? The exact same issue has recurred 3 times in the past month, and yes, even though Godaddy’s awesome customer service resolves it quickly; the fact is, it keeps coming back.

Dear Godaddy,

“I think you do certain things very well. This time though, you’re just getting on my nerves. Three times is a charm for me and if I don’t see this fixed once and for all, I’m taking my business elsewhere.”

Thank you for the good times.


Update 8/30/2010 6:25 PM: Godaddy customer service responded back with “Everything is fine.” I just told them “Cancel my service. I’m done with Godaddy.”

Switching to backup servers … until I find a new host. I hate it when a good thing ends. Godaddy was good 5 years back. Not anymore.


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    blabber Monday, August 30, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    Please share your experience on nodaddy.com to warn others.

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    Will Strohl Thursday, September 09, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    You should give Applied Innovations a try. I use them and love them! happy www.appliedi.net

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      Subodh Monday, September 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

      Thanks! Will definitely look at them.

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