Pretty much what it says on the tin. I currently have index.html as the top level page on my domain. On a specific day at a specific time, I want to have that page change to e.g. index2.html more or less permanently.
I would like this to be a surprise and specifically timed, so it needs to be a) server side, and ideally b) invisible even to someone poking around.
GoDaddy is my host, I have complete backend access to everything, and know next to nothing about php or js, so please explain like I'm 5.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering
on Apr 3, 2014 -
Do I need a professional to design my website or could I do a good job myself? [more inside]
posted by Megami
on Dec 13, 2012 -
GoDaddy.com is down, along with most domains that host with them or use their DNS services. Apparently due to an attack by Anonymous or an Anonymous member. I have a few questions about DNS. [more inside]
posted by syzygy
on Sep 10, 2012 -
Help me transfer my domain off of GoDaddy, they are holding it illegally even though I've played by their stupid rules so far and I dont know what to do!! [more inside]
posted by CTORourke
on Mar 12, 2012 -
How can I change the manner in which I handle my e-addressing needs: 1. email address forwarding, 2. a couple of domains, where all I need is registration and the DNS mapping? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool
on Jul 21, 2011 -
I've got a client who owns several .name
domains, registered with GoDaddy. She would like to move them off GoDaddy, so she's having me look for a replacement registrar. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mindwarp
on Apr 1, 2011 -
GoDaddy just employed some Jedi mind tricks to con me into a $150 Paypal charge. How do I recoup this money? [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9
on Jul 6, 2010 -
Is GoDaddy's domain auction service any good? I am looking to sell a domain and already have my domain registered with GoDaddy. [more inside]
posted by marble
on Jan 14, 2010 -
I'd like to buy the domain name "myfirstnamemylastname.com" (but with my actual first and last names). Unfortunately it's parked with GoDaddy, full of ads, and shows up as already taken when I do a domain name search. Do I have to buy it from GoDaddy or the owner or what? Or should I not bother, and go for the .net instead? This is the first time I've wanted a domain name that wasn't actually being used for a real website before.
posted by harriet vane
on Nov 14, 2009 -
In August, I registered a domain name for a friend with Godaddy.com. Then, for technical reasons, the friend decided that she wanted to move from Godaddy, so we figured we should delete the account and then rebuy it through another domain registrar. Simple, right? No. [more inside]
posted by Holly
on Jan 4, 2009 -
I've bought a domain with Godaddy. I would like the http://mydomain.net (with no 'www') to go to my site, except it doesn't, it goes to a parked page. How can I change it so it goes to the same place as typing http://www.mydomain.net?
(I'm not an idiot, but for these purposes, I might need it spelled out).
posted by minifig
on Aug 8, 2007 -
One of my .co.uk domain names does not appear to have auto-renewed with GoDaddy. The UK body for domain names, nominet, are mailing me by email and regular post to warn me about this and since this week, have sent a pro forma invoice (£94) so that I can directly renew my domain and save having it suspended... [more inside]
posted by dance
on Jun 21, 2007 -
So I just started signing up for a domain on GoDaddy, but then found out I could do it on my Nearly Free Speech account for less instead, but I can't register that domain on NFS right now because I'm partway through the registration at GoDaddy. What do I need to do to sign up for it via NFS?
posted by freddymungo
on Jun 18, 2007 -
GoDaddy hosting has become intolerably slow: is it certainly their fault? If so, can I do anything about it? If it isn't their fault, what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by sindark
on Mar 29, 2007 -
I host my domain with godaddy.com, and am suddenly not able to get email from my office. Their IP has been blocked by godaddy because of a "bogus helo." [more inside]
posted by Framer
on Jun 9, 2006 -
I'm trying to decide between extending my current Globat hosting and signing up for a particularly alluring GoDaddy plan. Given the gulf between the prices for their respective entry-level products, I'm thinking that there has to be a catch somewhere. Plan comparison follows: [more inside]
posted by The Confessor
on Jun 1, 2006 -
Trying to run python and cgi scripts on a non-dedicated godaddy account. (ie, I dont have shell access). But my ftp program can transmit 'raw' commands to the server. I uploaded a cgi script called "pythontest.cgi" (all this in the context of trying to install moinmoin on my godaddy account). I got the pythontest.cgi script from the moinmoin instructions on installing it.
I do have python, supposedly, on my account (its in usr/bin/python). I'm supposed to be able to run CGI scripts from the cgi folder (which is where it is now). I uploaded it in ASCII (as opposed to binary) as they told me to. Godaddy support hasnt been very useful beyond this point.
My question is: how in the world do I execute "pythontest.cgi"? I tried putting it in the address bar as a url (with full path) in mozilla. Got an internal server error.
Any ideas? Has anyone run scripts off a godaddy account? Has anyone installed a wiki on a non-dedicated godaddy account?
posted by jak68
on Jun 1, 2006 -
I have a website that is hosted by DreamHost but the domain registration is at GoDaddy. I want to transfer the registration somewhere else because of GoDaddy's politics. One thing I'm looking for is private registration so that my info is not available to spammers on Whois -- GoDaddy and a few other companies do that. Anyone have any suggestions for good registration companies? Namecheap? 1&1? RegisterFly? Thanks.
posted by stacyhall1
on Dec 17, 2005 -
In March of this year I registered a domain name using GoDaddy (went with the cheapest option). When the whole "Godaddy condones torture" scandal thing hit I immediately decided I didn't want to give them my business and procedded to cancel my domain, which apparently is not what I wanted to do. Help me get my domain back! [more inside]
posted by genial
on Nov 8, 2005 -
What's the best domain registrar in terms of service and price not including godaddy.com? [more inside]
posted by bryce
on Jul 8, 2005 -
I recently registered a domain name through GoDaddy.com and now I want to forward e-mail to an address on my domain to another e-mail address on another domain. GoDaddy's help files don't explain how to do this. Help! [more inside]
posted by Servo5678
on Mar 19, 2005 -
This is kind of an embarassing question. Is there any decent cheap or shareware software for building basic websites? I know how to edit HTML pretty well, and even tinker with CSS to get it to do what I want, but I don't know how page structure/architecture really works. I want to build a very basic website where I can have an inaccessible image/media folder (to serve to my Blogger-hosted blog, which I'll eventually migrate to a subdomain) and just a few pages of text. All I get from the controls where my domain name is hosted (GoDaddy) is an IP address and a login. After that it's up to me, evidently.
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Jul 13, 2004 -
I want to register a domain, which I've never done before. Is it best to register a domain by proxy
? Also, is Godaddy.com good for this kind of thing?
posted by Prospero
on Jun 21, 2004 -
I just found out that CNN is going to cover something I did on my website! Despite the anxiety involved in appearing on television, I am concerned that the bandwith on my godaddy account won't be nearly enough to accomodate the massive hits I will probably get. What do I do? Just pay for more bandwith? How much? Please help!
posted by adrober
on Feb 5, 2004 -