GoDaddy Hosting Review


GoDaddy Hosting Review

GoDaddy Hosting Review

 

My findings and the information I will present in the GoDaddy Hosting Review is a bit different from all of the other hosting providers I’m reviewing.  Although GoDaddy provides a good hosting service, that’s not what they are primarily known for.  Their main product, what they have always been recognized for, and the focus of must of their advertising is registering domain names.  I will be preparing a separate GoDaddy review dedicated to the domain name services.  With that said, GoDaddy did fall short of making my Top 10 Domain Hosting Services List, however since they are such a strong name in the market; I have included them as an “honorary member” of the Top 10 List.

 

What GoDaddy Hosting Review Found

The company was founded in 1997 by Bob Parsons, and if you’ve never seen a picture of Bob, you’ve surely seen some of the “GoDaddy Girls” in advertisements!  Technically, the company is GoDaddy Group, Inc also including Wild West Domains, Inc, Domains By Proxy, Starfield Technologies, and Blue Razor Domains.  The GoDaddy Group currently manages over 48 million domains and is based in Scottsdale, AZ.

GoDaddy offers 3 hosting plans; Economy, Deluxe, and Ultimate.  Below are some of the features included with these plans.

 

Basic Features

Storage Space           10GB    150GB    Unlimited

Bandwidth                 Unl       Unl          Unl

Websites Allowed       1         Unl           Unl

Subdomains               25       400          400

Alias Domains            Unl       Unl           Unl

MySQL Databases     10         25           Unl  (limit 1GB each)

FTP Users                 1 or 5 depending on how the site is set up

Email Accounts         100        500          1000

Email Storage          100MB    500MB     1GB

Email Forwarding

Email Autoresponders

One-Click Set Up

 

General Features GoDaddy Hosting Review Found

File Manager (no cPanel)

Blogs (several to choose from)

Forums

Photo Gallery (4images, Coppermine, Gallery)

Project Management

Social Networking

And more . . .

 

GoDaddy Hosting Review Found These Commerce Solutions

os Commerece

Zen Cart

Pinnacle Cart (fee)

Google, Bing/Yahoo, Facebook, Fotolia Credits

 

Support & Community Found By GoDaddy Hosting Review

This is where I feel they fall short from every other provider on my Top 10 Domain Hosting Services List.  They do offer guides and forums for help.  They also have a 24/7 support ticket system and live phone support, however the phone support is not a toll-free number and they have no “Live Chat” system.

 

Conclusion From GoDaddy Hosting Review

A while back I had a hosting account with GoDaddy, but to tell you the truth, I never even used it at all.  I just found the other hosting providers I have accounts with to be much easier for me to use and I just let the account expire after the first year.  One more thing to pass on, once you wade through all of the different limitations and finally decide on a hosting plan, as soon as you hit the “Add To Cart” button you’re taken to a whole page of up-sells.  It’s not as bad as all the up-sells you get when registering a domain name, but still even more confusing.  My recommendation, before deciding, check out some of the other providers available.  Don’t forget to check out the next in this series, FastDomain Review.  This has been my GoDaddy Hosting Review.

DISCLOSURE: Any information presented here is my own opinion.  I have taken great effort to present clear and accurate information, often by personal testing of the product.  I do not receive any compensation for the reviews and articles that I write; I do however, in most cases, receive an affiliate commission for actual sales made as a result of my publications. Other than being an affiliate, I am in no way associated with any of the companies or products I review.
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