David Di Franco


Goodbye, GoDaddy — Hello, Bluehost

GoDaddy has served me well for many years. From domains to hosting, they have always provided a good service. I've never had any real complaints. After all, they were nice enough to hook me up with a few discount codes to share with my audience — which was always appreciated. In other words, my affiliation with them has proven beneficial.

Fast-forwarding to present day, I take a lot of pride in affiliating myself with reputable brands. Squarespace and Loot Crate are just two examples of this, with I'm sure several others on the way. While I don't consider GoDaddy to be a terrible brand, they're certainly not up to the standards of my current partners. And that's why I am looking to make a change, effective immediately.

Starting today, I am proud to announce my affiliation with Bluehost. As a content creator who is always looking for a reliable platform to host my projects, I have a lot of confidence in moving forward with Bluehost. They offer a wide variety of products at affordable prices, including the ability to do one-click installs — which is important with me, especially when it comes to installing WordPress for specific projects of mine.

Since my affiliation with GoDaddy has been ongoing for quite some time, this obviously means that some changes are going to take place with my current projects.

First and foremost, I want to address Di Franco Hosting and where it's heading. A while ago, I announced Di Franco Hosting, which is powered by GoDaddy's Reseller Hosting program. The service has actually been doing quite well. Revenue has been steady and each year has been profitable — which is awesome! I'm very happy about that.

However, because I don't want to cause any sort of confusion with which brands I am associated with, I have decided to cease operation of Di Franco Hosting as of April 16, 2015. It will be sad to see the service go, but worry not. All current customers and their products/services will be converted to another host powered by GoDaddy. You will not need to do anything, as this process will be 100% automatic.

As for the rest of my projects that are hosted with GoDaddy, I will be transferring them to Bluehost throughout the coming months. Such a change isn't going to happen overnight, so it's going to take a little while. New projects, however, will get a clean start right away. I already have an idea in mind that I am looking to explore. I'll touch upon that sometime in the near future.

Oh, and if you're asking, what about Squarespace? You'll be happy to know that my affiliation with Bluehost doesn't affect Squarespace whatsoever. They are two completely different platforms with unique approaches on website hosting. If anything, I'm excited to share my experiences with both, as they can actually benefit one another in a variety of ways.

As always, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. You can also contact me directly. This is an exciting time to create content, and you know what? I'm still just getting started.

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