Review: Godaddy

GoDaddy.com is the leader of hosting provider worldwide, with one of the most famous names in hosting today. Servicing over 57 million domain names, 12 million customers and 6 million hosted websites. GoDaddy is many times larger than even their closest competitor. Those of you who are new to the hosting world are still likely to tell the name from their TV ads, but they are best known for domain and their pretty good web hosting products and services.

HOSTING PLANS:

  • GoDaddy has over 6 million hosted sites under management.
  • Feature rich Web Hosting plans that are perfect for small-to-medium businesses.
  • Secure, reliable and blazing-fast hosting with industry-leading page load times.
  • Award winning customer support available 24/7/365 via phone or chat.

Being a giant of the hosting world, GoDaddy is able to provide customers with wide array of features and options. The basic shared hosting packages come with 100GB of storage, at an surprising low price. This plan is good for those who know they don’t need unlimited disc space, and don’t want to have to pay for it. For those who have larger and heavier website files, add a few more dollars on each month, and land yourself unlimited storage. All plans support unlimited bandwidth and a huge number of FTP and MySQL accounts/databases.

Unique to GoDaddy is the ability to add more power to your site without having to move to a VPS. With a click of a button, you add more CPU, RAM, connections to shared Web Hosting account.

Shared hosting plans also include varied email options are varied, including 100 accounts, forwarding and an auto responder (for those interested in using their site for marketing purposes this is a great tool). A Free $250 in marketing credits will also come in quite handy in promoting your site.

For sites and applications that need more resources, choose VPS or Dedicated hosting. These robust hosting solutions will allow you to have your own virtualized server resources or dedicated space providing speed, compute power, and flexibility. All of these plans supply an excellent value, so choose in accordance with the needs and demands of your growing business.

WEBSITE BUILDING TOOLS:

  • GoDaddy offers several options to build a website on the basis of your technical skills.
  • Beginners – no tech skills:
  • Intermediate – tech skills
  • GoDaddy Web Hosting with cPanel making it possible that it is easy to build and manage your website with 1-click installs for over 150 free applications like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and ZenCart so you can build your site however you want.

RELIABILITY:

  • Hardware and network redundancy
  • Automated site backups
  • An award winning security team monitors site 24/7 for suspicious activity and protects against brute force and DDoS attacks.
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee.

Certainly, each customer hosting account will also be available day or night. This is held accountable through their 99.9% up-time guarantee and a money-back guarantee.

PRICING CONCERNS:

As a leader of hosting provider, they are able to offer a lot of value, with feature-rich plans at a very competitive price.

Go Daddy makes it easy to choose the plan that is a perfect fit for you. However, price is usually a concern, here it is not a problem. This is because you are really offered so much that there is no doubting the value inherent in any of these propositions. As a matter of fact, when you can get an unlimited amount of storage space, unlimited amount of bandwidth and the ability to host an unlimited number of domains on a single account (as is the case with the Ultimate Plan) for under £6 per month, the smart decision is to grab it!

CUSTOMER SUPPORT:

Go Daddy is also famous for their excellent customer support with award winning customer support 3 years in a row. Winning the prestigious Stevie Customer Service Award 2012, 2013, 2014.

Free telephone support accessible 24/7/365. You can also get support through their phone number almost any time of the day or night.

Beyond this there are a large number of online resources. There is a handy FAQ section and a number of online support forums. Each of these should be able to supply answers to most any query.

EASE OF USE:

GoDaddy Web Hosting includes the industry-standard in control panels – cPanel for Linux for all the advanced tools you need to build and manage websites. cPanel simplifies advanced hosting tasks managing site files, installing apps, viewing log files, create email accts. Also, includes 1-click installs for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and over 150 more free applications.

BOTTOM LINE:

GoDaddy is one of the best hosting options around. We found the range of plans and features to be a spectacular one-stop shop, and their speed and reliability to be industry-leading Over 12 million people trust their domains and websites to GoDaddy.

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