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Godaddy Hosting Review

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The daddy of website hosting services, godaddy came into existence in 1997 and since then gained immense popularity by offering high quality services at affordable prices. In 1997, GoDaddy was established by Bob Parsons at a brainstorming session amongst friends. The hosting company has gained immense popularity and has reached more than 45 million domain names registration under management. It is one of the largest ICANN-accredited registrars in the world. GoDaddy is a BBB accredited business with the highest rating of A+.

 

Editor’s Review

Website: www.godaddy.com

Established: 1997

Services: Webhosting, Domain Names, Management, Web Designing and SEO Tools and ecommerce and ebusiness tools.

Pricing, Hosting packages and plans: there are different types of packages, from where you are able to select a good amount of hosting plans for yourself. Their base charge starts from $4.24/month & their Unlimited Package costs $8.49/month. The rates and packages are tailored differently, to meet the individual needs of the clients. Choose the appropriate plan which suits your needs and experience something different.

Control Panel: GoDaddy has custom proprietary Control Panel. It looks like the following:

Everything was straight forward & easy to do, so we have no complaints about the Control Panel.

 

Features: Godaddy’s packages are planned according to the diversified need of users at every stage. Users at beginning level, finds the company, as a best experience. Additional features like PHP, Perl, MySQl, ColdFusion, Frontpage extensions, Python and Ruby makes a complete and comprehensive featured package for advanced users. You can have access to both, Windows OS hosting and Linux OS hosting. Other features include:

  • Windows OS and Linux Os available
  • Facebook Ad Credit (worth £32)
  • Free 10 Fotolia® Photo Credits
  • 10GB – Unlimited Disk Space
  • 100-1000 Email Addresses
  • 1 to Unlimited Ms SQL & 10 to Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Data Transfer
  • Host Unlimited Domains
  • ASP, ASP.net, PHP5, Server Side Include, Silverlight support
  • Dedicated IP can be bought for $3.59 (including tax) – Expensive
  • Lots of 1-click installs

Customer support: GoDaddy customer support is effective and reliable. They provide 24/7 customer and technical support to their client. Outclass service of customer support have earned the company a good reputation in hosting industry. A company that manages its customer support effectively and efficiently helps to grow rapidly.

Speed: The website of a website hosted on Godaddy Shared Hosting Server was checked for speed using pingdom and we got the following result:

Now that is very slow, like crawling slow. So expect a below average website speed from godaddy’s shared hostings.

 

Pros:

  • Cheap and affordable
  • Biggest ICANN registrar – Thats in Pros because bigger is almost always better. In other words, they are bigger for a reason.
  • Reliable Servers
  • Better speed than other web hosts
  • Excellent support

Cons:

  • Speed not as good as it should be compared to competition
  • One dedicated IP per hosting account.

 

Conclusion – should you buy it?

Godaddy although well known for their ad’s with gorgeous babes, is most probably the world’s biggest web hosting provider & according to ICANN is their biggest registrar. Although we loved their customer support but their speed is very average, so that’s what puts us off. But on the other hand they are bigger and are therefore reliable and won’t run away with your money . So we would definitely recommend them.

 

 

14455 N. Hayden Rd., Ste. 226 Scottsdale, AZ 85260-6947

United States:

Phoenix, AZ, United States

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Chicago, IL, United States

Ashburn, VA, United States

Virginia, United States

 

Europe:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Asia:

Singapore

Head Office:

Tel: +1 (480) 505-8800

United States:

Tel: +1 (480) 505-8877 (Support)

United Kingdom:

Tel: +44 207 979 2661 (Support)

One Comment

  1. I’ve been with Dreamhost since 2008. Great technical features and great CS support. I recently just purchased a Blue Moon 8 dedicated server and am excited with continuing with Dreamhost.

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