If you have ever looked around for a web hosting services provider, chances are high that you stumbled upon the name GoDaddy. The company is, simply put, the grandfather of web hosting. It boasts more than 14 million customers worldwide. This makes it one of the largest web hosting concern across the globe. GoDaddy also plays host to more than 63 million domain names and has headquarters across the globe, from Silicon Valley to Seattle, Belfast, Phoenix, Cambridge and Hyderabad.
Unfortunately, this far-reaching dominance of the web hosting industry comes at a price, as shall become clear in our discussion. We only recommend Godaddy for small mom & pop operations that don’t rely heavily on a website. If your site processes orders or has some web traffic, you may want to look elsewhere as we will soon discuss. “IF” you just need to put up a website, try out GoDaddy for 1 year. If you don’t like it, any other web hosting company will migrate your website for free.
GoDaddy provides the following services:
The question that you may ask yourself is, what price do you have to pay for having your website hosted by a company of this size?
During the years that we stoically stuck with the company, we have to point out that we were beset by a wide range of problems. The following are just some of the issues that have been noted by GoDaddy’s customers
Is GoDaddy competitively placed in terms of price when compared to its competitors? At face value, the answer appears to be yes.
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Shared Hosting Price/ Month
It has to be noted that the above prices vary depending on the duration of your chosen hosting plan.
Unexplained charges on credit cards
GoDaddy’s customer support also leaves a lot to be desired. This is, perhaps, symptomatic of the exponential growth that the company has undergone. As mentioned above, the company appears to have grown too big for its own good.
Upselling appears to be a common disease among the planet’s biggest web hosting companies. These include HostGator, DreamHost and, yes, GoDaddy.
Finally, although GoDaddy claims to be able to deliver an uptime of 99.9%, some customers have complained about the veracity of this assertion. Others have continuously encountered problems with WordPress integration. There are also countless reports of websites that have suddenly gone down and have taken too long to be restored, and others where data has been completely wiped off.
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