Hacker takes out GoDaddy Servers.

Just wanted to let everyone know that some hacker that’s pissed off at GoDaddy has taken down their web servers, so if you, or your client, can’t access their GoDaddy website now you know why. :frowning:

And here’s who they think is responsible:
https://twitter.com/AnonymousOwn3r


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http://rt.com/usa/news/godaddycom-reportedly-hacked-anonymous-826/


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Just wanted to let everyone know that some hacker that’s pissed off at GoDaddy has taken down their web servers, so if you, or your client, can’t access their GoDaddy website now you know why. smiley

And here’s who they think is responsible: https://twitter.com/AnonymousOwn3r

Thankfully I don’t have any sites registered or hosted by GD and doubt I will given the bad press they get.

However I do think these hackers are a bunch of d***s - for want of more explicit expletives.

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I know I’ve asked about this before (sorry, I can’t find the thread) so what are some good options to godaddy for website hosting and registration?


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Here’s something I just found: http://web-hosting-review.toptenreviews.com


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I like Namecheap for registration.

Lots of good hosting:

Media Temple
MacHighway
Dreamhost
Server Logistics
Fat Cow

I’ve used all of the above for either my personal stuff or for clients.

Todd
http://xiiro.com

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September 10, 2012 2:38 PM
I know I’ve asked about this before (sorry, I can’t find the thread)
so what are some good options to godaddy for website hosting and
registration?


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And don’t forget David Owen’s http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk/

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On 10 Sep 2012, 8:11 pm, DeltaDave wrote:

And don’t forget David Owen’s http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk/

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Yes, absolutely. I just sent him an email a few minutes ago. :slight_smile:


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I have just moved a client’s site away from GD last week. As much as what I dislike GD this is affecting thousands of small business relying on their website being live in order to conduct their business.

I have 50 domains with Name Cheap
http://www.namecheap.com

Used the following for my personal and client projects
http://www.mddhosting.com
http://mediatemple.net
http://www.hostdime.com
http://ineedwebhosting.co.uk

Cheers
Marcel


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Good + Fast + Cheap: http://A2hosting.com or http://modwest.com

VPS (not cheap, no sharing with others – you’re “root”): http://joyentcloud.com or http://linode.com or http://rackspace.com

I am ultra-conservative about these things, so I have my domains registered at NetworkSolutions, my DNS at EasyDNS, and my hosting at one of the above-linked providers. No single point of failure possible that way. All of these are replaceable, either singularly or together, with no more than a day’s downtime.

Walter

On Sep 10, 2012, at 5:38 PM, Helveticus wrote:

I have just moved a client’s site away from GD last week. As much as what I dislike GD this is affecting thousands of small business relying on their website being live in order to conduct their business.

I have 50 domains with Name Cheap
http://www.namecheap.com

Used the following for my personal and client projects
http://www.mddhosting.com
http://mediatemple.net
http://www.hostdime.com
http://ineedwebhosting.co.uk
http://machighway.com

Cheers
Marcel


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I’m planning to move to Modwest but am holding off for the time being
since expressing my concern to them the past couple weeks about their
very old MySQL install which they are planning to upgrade soon.

Todd
http://xiiro.com

Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Good + Fast + Cheap:http://A2hosting.com orhttp://modwest.com


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I second Modwest, based upon a direct recommendation from Walt years ago. I agree with being ultra-conservative about all this, although I’ve succumbed to using Dotster rather than NWS, as they’d gotten too pricey. Modwest is in a growth mode and anticipates 24/7 tech support soon. All in all, they’ve been superb.


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And for those that did not know we now do VPS

http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk/vps-virtual-private-servers.html

David

http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk

On 10 Sep 2012, at 23:13, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

VPS (not cheap, no sharing with others – you’re “root”): http://joyentcloud.com or http://linode.com or http://rackspace.com


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I work through GJX Hosting: http://gjxhosting.com/

It’s a one-man operation, but the owner is very good to work with. Also, you can’t complain about the price!

Concerning the aforementioned link (http://web-hosting-review.toptenreviews.com), I wouldn’t trust it. The majority of large-scale hosts out there are owned by EIG (Endurance International Group), who also own web-hosting-review and many other review and rating sites out there.

I had previously worked with A Small Orange, and was very happy with their support. They just got a little pricy if you wanted addon domains.


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I just received an emailed apology from Scott Wagner, CEO of GoDaddy and a credit for 1-month of free service for all of my GoDaddy websites. To me, that’s pretty impressive, but what do you do to a Hacker that has just cost your company millions of dollars?

If I was that hacker I’d be watching my six, especially if he’s in some third world country. :slight_smile:


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On 12 Sep 2012, at 14:30, RavenManiac email@hidden wrote:

I just received an emailed apology from Scott Wagner, CEO of GoDaddy and a credit for 1-month of free service for all of my GoDaddy websites. To me, that’s pretty impressive, but what do you do to a Hacker that has just cost your company millions of dollars?

If I was that hacker I’d be watching my six, especially if he’s in some third world country. :slight_smile:

Not a hacker, apparently:

http://www.macworld.com/article/1168494/godaddy_blames_outage_on_corrupted_router_tables.html#lsrc.rss_main

Not that I’m a GoDaddy aplogist…

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

Holiday in wonderful Cornwall:
http://www.stoneybeckcottage.co.uk


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According to GoDaddy, it wasn’t a hacker. They had an internal router issue:

Stewart


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Yes, but consider this. Even if the company was hacked, would you admit it and possibly open up the door to thousands of other hackers, or would simply fabricate a hardware failure story? Seriously, hardware failure with no redundant backup systems. I’m not sure what concerns me more. :slight_smile:


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The whole DNS system is designed to be failure-tolerant. What really screws it up is bad data, not bad hardware.

Walter

On Sep 12, 2012, at 9:46 AM, RavenManiac wrote:

Yes, but consider this. Even if the company was hacked, would you admit it and possibly open up the door to thousands of other hackers, or would simply fabricate a hardware failure story? Seriously, hardware failure with no redundant backup systems. I’m not sure what concerns me more. :slight_smile:


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I do have to admit that whomever GoDaddy is using for Public Relations is doing an excellent job. First, and emailed apology less than 24-hours after the problem, next, a fabricated story that’s almost as good as the ones our government comes up with. :slight_smile:


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