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Expert Rating: 6.8

User Rating: 4.2

$7.64/Month

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Hightlights:

  • 26 Million Domains Hosted
  • Largest Domain Registrar
  • Founded in 1997

They do well because they are large and well established, but some complain about support and speed issues.

David Blane

Review by David Blane
Created: July 07, 2011 / Updated: March 08, 2013
 
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6.8
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6.0
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6.0
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8.0
Security/Reliability 
 
8.0
Price 
 
6.0

Large company, but better options out there

Reviewed by: David Blane
Reviewed on: May 22, 2012

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Average user rating from: 3 user(s)

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4.2
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4.8  (3)
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4.5  (3)
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3.8  (3)
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Godaddy works if you have money to throw at a new blog and no zero about websites. But once you have a little knowledge all their little addons get a little annoying to work around.
Overall rating 
 
7.4
Ease of Use 
 
7.0
Speed/Uptime 
 
8.0
Customer Support 
 
9.0
Security/Reliability 
 
7.0
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6.0

Good but need better

Overall Rating: 7.4 out of 10
Reviewed by: Thomas
Reviewed on: September 22, 2012

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Godaddy works if you have money to throw at a new blog and no zero about websites. But once you have a little knowledge all their little addons get a little annoying to work around.

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Run away!
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Ease of Use 
 
4.5
Speed/Uptime 
 
5.0
Customer Support 
 
0.5
Security/Reliability 
 
3.5
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0.5

Horrible Customer Service, Unethical Billing Practices

Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 10
Reviewed by: MelissaT
Reviewed on: December 29, 2012

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Run away!

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Stay away from GoDaddy if you want to build a dynamic site, especially on a WordPress platform. My similar websites are very slow, a lot of time are down while I'm getting 500 internal server errors or database errors, and the support sucks by all means - they send you fullish answers and aren't helpful at all. So, make yourself a BIG service - stay away from GoDaddy hosting!
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Ease of Use 
 
3.0
Speed/Uptime 
 
0.5
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0.5
Security/Reliability 
 
3.0
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5.0

Stay away from GoDaddy!

Overall Rating: 2.4 out of 10
Reviewed by: Victor
Experience Level: Hosting Expert
Reviewed on: May 30, 2013

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Stay away from GoDaddy if you want to build a dynamic site, especially on a WordPress platform. My similar websites are very slow, a lot of time are down while I'm getting 500 internal server errors or database errors, and the support sucks by all means - they send you fullish answers and aren't helpful at all. So, make yourself a BIG service - stay away from GoDaddy hosting!

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Best Plan

Monthly Transfer
Unlimited
Disk Space
150GB
Price
$7.64/Month

Specs and Features

Control Panel
Custom
Databases
MySQL
Easy Install CMS
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
Ecommerce
  • Zen Cart
  • SSL
Email Features
  • Webmail
  • POP3
  • IMAP
  • Email Forwarders
  • Anit-Spam
  • Anit-Virus
Platform
  • Unix
  • Linux
Server Side Scripts
  • SSI
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHP
  • CGI
  • Python
  • Perl
  • Cronjobs
Types
  • Shared Hosting
  • Business Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting

Support

Support Ticket
Yes
Phone Support
Yes
Availability
24/7
Twitter
Yes
Facebook
Yes

Company Info

Company Name
GoDaddy
Headquarters
Scottsdale, AZ
Support Phone Number
(480) 505-8877
Address
14455 N. Hayden Rd. Suite 219 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Number of Employees
Over 1000

Profile

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The fastest growing web hosts. They are the number 1 I-CANN registrar with over 48 million domains. They ranked #20 in 2005 as the fastest growing private US company. They offer a range of general hosting plans that cover shared hosting up to dedicated servers.

Summary

GoDaddy Inc. is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and was founded in 1997 by Bob Parsons. They had been modestly small until their massive growth put them at the number 1 I-CANN registrar. They manage more than 48 million domains. They ranked as #20 in 2005 fastest growing private companies (Growth of 8,274%). Essentially due to their strategically planed t.v. ads featuring good looking women during the Superbowl. Just as they have drastiaclly grown, Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder of GoDaddy.com, says, “...we're committed to helping you build and enhance your Web presence.”

Plans and Features

GoDaddy provides three well rounded hosting plans, the Economy, Deluxe, and Ultimate. Godaddy’s interface for picking the plans is simple. It even starts by asking you if you prefer Linux or Windows for your server OS.

Economy Plan: Starts at $4.99 for 3/months (other discounts available) for 10GBs web space, unlimited bandwidth, 50 ftp accounts, 100 email acounts (100MBs email storage), 10 MySQL databases, and 25 subdomains.

Deluxe Plan: Starts at $7.99 for 1/months (other discounts available) for 150GBs web space, unlimited bandwidth, 50 ftp accounts, 500 email acounts (500MBs email storage), 25 MySQL databases, 400 subdomains, and unlimited websites within one account.

Ultimate plan: Starts at $14.99 for 1/months (other discounts available) for Unlimited web space, unlimited bandwidth, 50 ftp accounts, 1000 email acounts (1GB email storage), Unlimited MySQL databases, and 400 subdomains. Also comes with FREE Premium DNS, Site Scanner, and a SSL Certificate.

All plans give you special access to GoDaddy’s Hosting Connection. Which is gives you access to installing many different scripts including Joomla and other web apps like drupal and WordPress.

Hosting Environment

GoDaddy is huge. This requires them to take extra steps to ensure ease of use and flexibility. Their control panel is custom built and is well supported with all major essentials. From within it you can configure your account settings, your email settings, MySQL settings, and more.

Joomla Features

Finding and installing Joomla is quite easy. Install, pain free, through their personalized GoDaddy Hosting Connection. This gives you access to dozens of scrips and applications including Joomla, Drupal and many more.

Tech Support

Options One of the biggest benefits to using a large hosting company like GoDaddy, is that they can afford great tech support. A lot of smaller companies struggle to provide 24/7 phone service and GoDaddy handles it effortlessly and with knowledgeable staff. It’s also encouraging to know they have a well established community. It serves as a portal into getting help from those that use GoDaddy the most. All in all you won’t be dissapointed with the support options.

Conclusion

Large companies make it easy to stay with them. Unless you require a high level of technical features on your server, or need to be able to work within your server, Godaddy provides a great service for those with straightforward needs. No stingy tech support, don’t worry about a server crash, and it feels safe knowing you’re with a well-established company.

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