GoDaddy Review

August 28, 2012 4:06 pmComments OffViews: 87

GoDaddy webhosting catches attention for its Super Bowl sponsorships and for its spokespeople, particularly the Go Daddy “Girls” – grown women like Danica Patrick and Vanessa Rousso who combine good looks with stellar abilities in race car driving, poker and other exciting fields.  Beyond the hype though, GoDaddy gets attention for its great prices, templates and security. This year they’ve won the title of “Best Domain Registrar” and received the Gold Stevie for the “Customer Service Department of the Year.” GoDaddy now manages more than 45 million domains.

Morally, GoDaddy is pretty impressive. Some people are put off by the company’s occasional reliance on “Girls Gone Wild-esque” ad campaigns, but GoDaddy is a positive force in the world overall. The company has made charitable contributions to fight domestic violence, child abuse, breast cancer, animal homelessness and other serious problems. Also, GoDaddy has been recognized for its ethical business practices. For example, recently the company was a top three finalist for the BBB of Great Arizona’s Business Ethics Awards.

Go Daddy Webhosting Prices

GoDaddy makes cloud hosting extremely affordable. They refer to cloud hosting as 4GH for the “fourth generation of hosting.” Customers with Linux and Windows operating systems can choose from three packages, the Economy, Deluxe and Ultimate. While all of the plans are cheap, you get the best deals when you make a bigger commitment. Prices are better if you choose a year-long deal instead of a one-month try. Domains costs $1.99 each.

The Economy hosting package starts at $4.24/month and includes plenty: 10 GB storage, unlimited bandwidth, 100 email accounts and 10 MySQL databases.

The Deluxe package starting at $5.94/month boosts storage allotment to 150 GB while adding more email accounts and databases.

The Ultimate in Go Daddy hosting costs $8.49 and up per month. Features include:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited databases
  • 1000 email accounts
  • Premium SSL certificates

Additionally, all GoDaddy customers get coupons to promote their websites. These include valuable credits for Google Ads, Bing and Yahoo, and Facebook. Fotolia credits are also provided.

More Go Daddy Features

All hosting plans mentioned above make it easy to create forums, blogs and shops. Customers get 24/7 FTP access, a free webalyzer or statistics program, ASP, ASP.NET, FrontPage extensions by Microsoft and daily backups.

Superior Security and Reliability

GoDaddy owns it data centers. Other web hosts rent data centers. Since GoDaddy maintains control, they can better ensure that the routers, servers and other physical systems and software are well-maintained and constantly monitored. The company promises the industry standard uptime of at least 99.9%.

GoDaddy Customer Support

As mentioned at the start of this web host review, GoDaddy’s customer service is award-winning. While other companies aim for a 24-hour response time, GoDaddy offers email support with a seven-hour maximum response time. Their phone support is available around the clock for free, although the number isn’t toll-free. The website also displays an estimate wait time for phone assistance. Other options for GoDaddy customer support include comprehensive PDFs and video tutorials.

For more information or to sign up you can visit www.godaddy.com/hosting/web-hosting.aspx