We look deeper at all four shared hosting plans to unveil exactly what is included and excluded.
We begin with a few pros and cons, before covering the hosting plans and customer service and finally tie everything together with our final verdict.
Let’s get straight into it with the hosting plans and features.
If great pricing, scalable packages and renown reputation is what you're looking for, the Godaddy hosting is for you. With four plans on offer, they will be sure to have the one that suits you. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of Godaddy hosting.
GoDaddy has four options for shared hosting users. These plans are the Economy, Deluxe, Ultimate and Business plans.
The economy plan is set up so that beginners have a cost effective way to host a website. The plan allows for one website to be hosted with 100GB of storage and unmetered bandwidth. The economy plan is priced at $4.99 per month
The deluxe plan provides more space and flexibility for an unlimited amount of websites. The deluxe plan offers hosting for unlimited sites, unlimited storage and unlimited domains. The Deluxe plan can be purchased from $9.99 per month
The Ultimate plans’ main differentiating factor is the power and memory. It boasts 2x the processing power and 2x the memory of the deluxe plan as well as a free SSL certificate for the first year. The Ultimate plan can be purchased from $19.99 per month.
The business plan aims to service those looking for a cost effective way to host an eCommerce site with high traffic. This plan provides VPS power with cPanel ease of use and is said to also provide dedicated resources and a free SSL certificate. With all the power and resources listed, it’s hard to believe that this plan costs only $24.99 per month.
The table below gives a brief comparison between the four plans.
Number of websites
Free SSL certificate
2x processing power
VPS processing power
GoDaddy offers two main lines of support to their users; these are live chat and telephone support.
It is important to note that although they provide telephone support 24/7; their live chat support only operates during business hours.
Like many of their competitors, GoDaddy also provide self-help support pages. These pages are a great way to learn useful solutions to common site problems. There are endless articles to read through which cover pretty much any problem that could arise.
As aforementioned, the live chat is only in operation during working hours and therefore you may be able to find your solution in the self-help section quicker than via the telephone.
Finally, GoDaddy also provide a community thread where other users and tech savvy staff are able to share solutions to common issues.
Godaddy is the largest hosting provider in the world. They have plenty of apps and plugins in one place as well as several packages for you to choose from. If ease of use is what you are looking for, then Godaddy hosting is for you.
Their pricing is great for those who are starting out and are not in the market for too much functionality. Their support is great, and the ease of use is right up there.
We however, feel that because of all the up-sells and the increase in price from the second year, that you would receive more value from one of their competitors such as SiteGround or InMotion hosting.
Devon is our resident online business and social media guru. With a background in digital marketing, Devon has worked in a consulting capacity helping small business scale their reach and engagement online. When not consulting or writing about online business, Devon can be found surfing in his hometown, Cape Town, South Africa.