Godinterest was originally launched on December 2, 2012, then discontinued and later recreated after the website was purchased in April 2014 by Dean Jones. The site was hit with a series of DDoS attacks soon afterwards. The attacks were part of a campaign of a hacker collective.
The attacks, were huge at the time and repeatedly knocked Godinterest website (hosted on SocialEngine cloud servers) offline for hours and at one stage almost a day in an attempt to disrupt day-to-day operations of the website. On December 2016 Godinterest decided to moved away from Social Engine Cloud to a self-hosted WordPress site. This was primarily because of a lack transparency and almost non existence development development of the Social Engine Cloud product which stagnated growth of the Godinterest. Furthermore, the lack of transparency, investment and development in accordance with the Social Engine (Cloud) roadmap meant that Godinterest was unable to retain and transfer its information and was therefore held hostage and had to forfeit its information in order to move on.
On December 20, 2017, Godinterest introduced a major redesign as a dedicated blog-publishing tool, adding features such as web standards-compliant templates, individual archive pages for posts, comments, and posting by email. Then on December 18, 2018, Godinterest launched its latest version, migrating users from its aforementioned platform. At its core, Godinterests is a publishing platform, built on WordPress, where people can both write and read important, insightful stories on the topics that matter most to them and share ideas with the world.
As a reader on Godinterest you can read stories from authors, and interact with them by following their articles and profiles. As a blogger on Godinterest you can create multi-user blogs and websites with time-stamped entries. The blogs are hosted by Godinterest are generally accessed from a subdomain of Godinterest.com. Blogs can also be served from a custom domain owned by the user (like www.example.com) by using DNS facilities to direct a domain to Godinterests server. A user can have up to 10 blogs per account.