I’ll tell you the sad but in the end victorious tale of how, with some help from Bart I saved Hank’s History Hour after it got hacked, we’ll hear from my friend Diane when she tries to get Amazon’s personal assistant Alexa to play the NosillaCast. I’ll tell you what I think about the new Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro after about a week and we’ll end with a surprisingly positive report on how GoDaddy came up with a fantastic solution for Hank’s site. Don’t forget to use the Amazon Affiliate link for all your holiday shopping!
Remember the story about how with Bart’s help I rescued Hank’s History Hour from a WordPress and FTP hack? I finished the story without telling you the final step which was getting it back on line. When last we left our hero, I had the site rebuilt with a shiny new theme and a squeaky clean database but it was all on my own Mac running under MAMP.
After I had it all cleaned up, I called the hosting provider, GoDaddy, to burn the old one to the ground. Christian, the GoDaddy rep WHO ANSWERED ON THE FIRST RING, asked me to repeat myself and I explained that it was polluted and had to be scraped clean. I asked what the procedure would be for that and he said it was easy, all I needed to do was open my FTP client, hit select all, and then delete. But then he said he had a better idea.
I’m going to pause here to explain why I entitled this story, “This is Not Your Father’s GoDaddy.” GoDaddy as a company has had an awful reputation and with good reason. They had several things that they were doing wrong in my opinion. The first was covering their site with photos of a scantily-clad Danica Patrick, the voluptuous but accomplished race car driver.
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