According to BuiltWith, 1 in every 20 websites seems to be hosted on GoDaddy. GoDaddy is one of the largest domain name registrars and hosts with a good reputation. Their performance is good and provides tons of web storage. However, it does not have other features such as backups, SSL certificates, and platforms. Easy to use: I find their interface is intuitive to use, I would recommend it to beginners.
GoDaddy is one of the largest domain name registrars. With them you can find almost any domain extension you want: .com, .net, .org, .law or even .today. The .com domain will cost you $ 11.99 for the first year and then $ 17.99 later, not cheaper.
At GoDaddy, there are shared hosting plans also available. It will cost you between $ 8.99 and $ 24.99 on renewal. With this type of hosting service, you will share the server with other clients. Suitable for small and medium projects that do not require very efficient servers.
Like many other hosting providers, GoDaddy has a shared hosting service with WordPress. They seem to be setting up their servers for high-performance WordPress, offering pre-installed WordPress, and having selected themes available. Nothing is more exciting if you ask me. It starts at $ 9.99 per month when you renew.
GoDaddy VPS plans are designed for those with special server configuration needs. With root access (management) you will be able to configure your server for preferences. They come with higher performance than shared hosting plans. GoDaddy’s VPS plans start at $ 6 a month (for personal use) and can go up to $ 174 a month.
If high-performance VPS is not enough on your site, a dedicated hosting package is your next step. With this, you will have your own server and you will not have any neighbors interrupting your project. But you will need a budget for that as dedicated servers start at $ 149.99 per month on GoDaddy.
GoDaddy also offers email hosting plans, so you can have a professional-looking address like firstname.lastname@example.org. They start at $ 5.99 per user per month with 10 GB of email storage.
For less tech-savvy users, and have a website builder to claim your site. To be honest, it’s not my favorite site builder as some features are a bit out of place (e.g. blog). Other methods like Weebly, Wix or Squarespace seem to me well integrated.
But their contribution does not end there, among others they also have a re-marketing plan so you can sell hosting plans to your customers, web design services, and SEO consultation.
GoDaddy Review: Advantage and Disadvantage
- Easy to use: I find their interface pretty intuitive to use, I would recommend it for beginners.
- Storage: All your files combined can’t be more than 250,000 files (inodes). That’s the only storage limitation they have – quite generous.
- Bandwidth: The traffic your site can get with each plan won’t be limited.
- Missing advanced features: Sadly, GoDaddy doesn’t come with some advanced features like staging areas or Git repositories that may come in handy for developers.
- Uptime: Sadly, GoDaddy’s uptime is below the 99.05% standard
- No SSL: If you want to have your site SSLed (pretty important these days), you’ll need to pay for a certificate.