Godaddy sponsored a WordCamp you have attended. They’re a Global Community Sponsor of all U.S. WordCamp Events. Plus some others. Not just for the 2016 season. They have been a sponsor for a very long time. Do you like only paying $40 for a weekend of WordPress? Yeah, they help with that. So do a lot of other companies.
Let me get this straight
You have not tried the new Managed WordPress Hosting From GoDaddy. You’re hatred for GoDaddy comes from something that happened 7 or 8 years ago? Grow Up.
Their Support tho….
Their support is pretty damn awesome right now. Are you expecting their support to know how all 50,000+ WordPress Plugins & Themes work inside of WordPress, and how you need to have the settings configured to run your business? Your server? Are you implying it’s GoDaddy’s fault because you read a tutorial online and didn’t fully understand what the code snippet does before you pasted it into your theme?
GoDaddy protects your site. However, if you paste a code snippet into your theme and the code opens a back door on your server, it’s not GoDaddy’s fault. It’s your fault.
“Yeah but they didn’t help me with an issue I was having inside of WordPress”. They’re not responsible for what you do inside of WordPress. They are responsible for keeping your site up. They do not write the code powering the WordPress CMS. Nor should they be responsible for debugging WordPress errors caused by plugins and themes. You want WordPress support, ask your question in the WordPress Forums. Ask the Advanced Group on Facebook. Ask a real support company. Ask the developer who built your theme / plugin you’re having problems with. It’s not the responsibility of GoDaddy to debug code they did not write, for free.
Is your site up? Can you login to WP-ADMIN? Their job is done.
They bought a company I use
It happens all the time. This is nothing new. Coca Cola owns a giant portion of the beverage market. Ever drink a Dasani Water? How about Minute Maid? How about Fanta? All Coke products people.
Here’s my point
GoDaddy is responsible for the employment / success for some of my WordPress friends I have made over the years. They are responsible for helping WordCamp organizers stay on budget by donating more money each and every year. Just because they bought ManageWP, doesn’t mean the service will become worse. In fact, I’m excited to see where ManageWP goes from here.
Shut up, and move on people.