GoDaddy – Hosting

GoDaddy hosting review

GoDaddy is good for commercial and personal hosting purposes, thanks to its dependable uptime, excellent customer service, Linux- and Windows-based servers and other cool features. GoDaddy’s packages fall just shy of those offered by Editors’ Choice award-winning, DreamHost and Hostgator but it is capable of satisfying your web hosting needs.

If you are out looking for a super cheap hosting solution for a small site with storage limitations, GoDaddy is generally cheaper with specials. With GoDaddy’s Fall 2013 re-brand, they officially switched over to the industry-standard cPanel, just like Bluehost (with an extra $1/mo). They did customize it a bit to make it more user-friendly like Bluehost.

Now, judging customer support is always going be a bit anecdotal, especially if you don’t need to utilize it often. Your phone or email rep is a person – and so on any given moment, your experience might be better than others

GoDaddy hosting Features

  • Go Daddy uses cPanel version 11.40.1, and it is very easy to use
  • When it comes to the industry of domain ownership and hosting, GoDaddy is the elephant in the room
  • Shared hosting plan offers unlimited bandwidth and parked domains, but the disk space allowed is 100GB

Pros

  • GoDaddy gives email accounts with each shared hosting plan, but not with its dedicated hosting plans
  • GoDaddy offers Site Lock with pricing starting at $17.88 per year, this service provides a site-verification certificate

Cons

It can be pretty expensive unless you want to get nuts. There are many better value-for-money providers and it can be slow and complex to use sometimes

Conclusion

The lack of very few advanced features under the Economy Plan are really what keeps GoDaddy from ranking as one of the best shared hosting experiences. While you do have the free domain for a year, it does cost you to migrate a current domain to GoDaddy.