People have been saying over and over again not to use GoDaddy. I have successfully used GoDaddy for years to support multiple sites for multiple people.
I have always used a throwaway url to build a site, and then added a portal alias for the existing url when it was time to switch over. I easily made the existing url the primary url of the account. This wasn't working in the new plesk hosting. I had a fresh 7.06 install and then updated this to 7.4 something.
I called at 3:16 on Sunday to try to figure it out with Plesk. I had to totally rename the hosting account to get it to be the primary url. Once I did this I was getting 404 errors all over the place for every subpage.
I investigated, tried things, and then called back at 5:05 to ask if the microsoft hotfix had been applied to the server:
Even though this was about extensionless urls, it fixed in that case. They said they would get back to me about the hotfix within 24 to 48 hours.
I called back at 11:40 on Tuesday to get an update to make sure that my request didn't go into a black hole. They had no ticket on file. It went into a black hole. They told me that they couldn't even TELL me if the hotfix was applied or not due to security reasons and because it was a shared hosting environment. They said no other hosting company would tell you if a hotfix was applied or not as well. I asked so no one can run extensionless urls on a godaddy shared hosting environment? They said DNN is not great at pathing, they couldn't help me, and go get support from DNN, without telling me what the server was running.
So, questions, has anyone successfully used the PLESK hosting to change the primary url on GoDaddy? Has anyone run extensionless URLs on GoDaddy (something that I want to do)? Am I just totally technologically inept?
Does anyone have equipvalent uptime, pricing, as GoDaddy who run friendly DNN servers where hotfixes are applied and they let you know that it can run DNN?
I have a MAJOR site where I need this question answered asap.