Product description

You will find all types of hosting needed by a small or large online business. This means they offer shared hosting plans, VPS, and dedicated servers, as well as WordPress hosting. Each offer is divided into different packages, suited to all types of business or personal needs. Let’s start with the shared hosting plans.

  • Economy plan – $ 7.99/month ($3.99/month for an annual commitment)
  • 100 GB of storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Ability to host one website
  • Unlimited monthly data transfers
  • 100 email addresses
  • Free domain with annual plan

 

  • Deluxe – $10.99/month ($4.99/month for an annual commitment)
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited websites
  • 500 email addresses
  • Unlimited monthly data transfers
  • Free domain with annual plan

 

  • Ultimate – $ 16.99/month ($7.99/month for an annual commitment)
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited websites
  • 1000 email addresses
  • Unlimited monthly data transfers
  • Free domain with annual plan
  • Premium DNS management tool
  • One year SSL certificate

 

 

The VPS option is good for both Linux, as well as Windows servers. They offer unlimited domains and emails for a starting price of $19.99/month. However, the GoDaddy VPS offer limits monthly data transfers at 8GB a month.

Dedicated servers allow both Linux as well as Windows configurations. Prices range between:

  • $169.99/month ($69.99/month for one year commitment) and $349.99/month ($129.99/month for one year commitment) for Linux servers
  • $199.99/month ($99.99/month for one year commitment) and $379.99/month ($159.99/month for one year commitment) for Windows servers

Memory offers range between 4GB and 32GB for Linux and Windows servers alike.

Storage varies between 1 and 2 TB for Linux and Windows servers alike.

Accessibility

The GoDaddy interface is simple and easy to use. It helps you configure better looking websites than most other competitors, which is definitely a plus. You have hundreds of customizable templates to choose from and the company is constantly working to expand its collection and give you multiple choices.

You have several options for building your website, depending on how knowledgeable you are in any of these fields. You can either use HTML coding, the drag and drop function of the free website builder or the WordPress or Joomla content management systems. Either way, you can easily add forms, social media links, and Google Maps.

Emails are easy to set up and they provide a lot of attractive facilities, such as virus protection, spam and fraud protection, Auto-Responder, Forwarding, and Webmail.

WordPress Hosting is also made available for those looking for this facility. Also, there is a lot of support to help people get a nice and easy install. This is mainly due to the fact that there are those who think that the WP setup is a bit intimidating. But there is nothing a good customer service cannot help you with.

Their agents are well trained, knowledgeable, and they know exactly how to meet expectations. You can reach them over the phone and via web chat, or you can study the issue for yourself in the FAQ or tutorial section.

Their Uptime is solid, making GoDaddy one of the most reliable hosting options on the market. And the SiteLock offer (paid extra with any package) makes it one of the safest.

Tech Profile

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • Unlimited hosting space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited domains
  • Unlimited e-mails
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • 9% Uptime guarantee

Marketing Features

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • SEO tools
  • Email Marketing
  • eCommerce tools
  • Third party apps
  • Easy installation
  • Free website builder

Cost Concerns

With GoDaddy you get a 45 days money-back guarantee. This is more than the industry standard, but less than the maximum period offered by some competitors (97 days).

 

When signing up for any package on the website, you will notice two prices for each one. This is the introductory fee and it directly applies to longer commitments. You will have the option of paying month-to-month, but not for the Economy shared hosting package. This one comes with a compulsory three-month period.

 

Extensive email packages, eCommerce tools, and extra security are all available at special prices. These are costs you add to the package costs, depending on your business’ needs.

Downsides

  • Their VPS monthly data transfers are limited to 8 GB. Considering that other providers offer unlimited transfers, you need to make a realistic analysis of this need before opting for such a service.
  • Their dedicated server packages do not have emails. You can purchase these packages separately, but a good budget analysis should be done beforehand. The dedicated server is the most expensive service there is. Check to see whether their technical specifications are the right fit for you and then check to see whether the email package as an add-on is a good solution for your business. This may be a minor downside for you, as long as it is the only one regarding the choice of this package.
  • The Economy shared hosting package only allows three month commitments as a minimum. This is acceptable for a business with a steady income. However, the Economy packages are mainly for people with small businesses and blogs, struggling to make payments from one month to another. Under the circumstances, this can be considered a downside.

Conclusion

GoDaddy is a very popular option. Mainly because it is still top of mind on account of an extensive add campaign. However, it is also a very reliable and secure hosting service. The package system covers all areas from shared hosting to dedicated servers and WP hosting, and you can add on the offer with different other facilities such as special security features. GoDaddy gives you all the tools you need to get your business online.