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DeAnna is a stay-at-home mom with a very successful writing career. She has one professional site hosted with GoDaddy for over 2 years now.
“I would recommend this GoDaddy to others. Especially if they have little to no experience with building a website. There are many features that make getting started easy like video tutorials, and the help desk is free and available 24/7.”
Curtis Boyd run a reputation management company in Los Angeles, California and he hosts his business website with GoDaddy since 2014.
“I use GoDaddy’s Deluxe Linux plan. I chose this because it allowed me the space to host multiple websites, and I prefer the Linux OS. I think it’s working great for my needs, which are rather basic and I only need a few sites hosted simultaneously.”
Nedalee is the founding CEO of million-dollar startup Chanson Water. She hosts her startup website with GoDaddy since years ago.
“We have used Joomla and WordPress platforms and web hosts BlueHost, HostGator and others. Then we went with GoDaddy, first with a shared hosting plan and now with a VPS plan. I can’t particularly remember why I picked GoDaddy, but I do know I have no intentions of changing.”
I have had my service with them for more years than I can recall. Customer service is 24/7, they have been very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Cost of the hosting was very reasonable. Others may be good, there may even be someone better, but my experience has been completely satisfying and I would recommend them to anyone.
Value – amazing. As everyone probably knows already, GoDaddy has the cheapest for everything most of the time. I signed up my Economy web hosting through an affiliate link and it only costed me $1/mo. for the first year!
GoDaddy lost control of its services almost entirely, coming under attack by apparently Anonymous (updated: it wasn’t – see below) causing almost every one of its hosted websites to go offline, along with most of GoDaddy’s email service and some of the domains registered through GoDaddy.
GoDaddy Web Hosting doesn’t stack up overall against my recommendation – HostGator. However, GoDaddy hosting is solid and cheap web hosting. If you are looking for a host that, 1) integrates well with domain names, 2) is cheap, branded, and supported, 3) has a lot of documentation, and if you plan on not doing anything fancy – GoDaddy Web Hosting for WordPress is a good way to go.
@RealKiraDavis @GoDaddy is the worst host EVER. Their site is a confusing, chaotic mess and user-spiteful. (source)
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There are few web hosting companies quite as iconic or with the same name recognition a GoDaddy, at least for those residing in the United States. They were founded back when web hosting was not nearly as popular as it is today and they have done amazing things in terms of making the service more accessible for the average, ordinary Joe or Jane. But is GoDaddy still as relevant today as they have been over the past two decades? We’ll let you decide.
GoDaddy (formerly Jomax Technologies) was founded in the year 1997 by Bob Parsons. He headquartered the company in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA and that is where it still resides. GoDaddy is a publicly traded company that is recognized for being the largest ICANN-accredited domain name registrar, with many millions of domain names processed through their online marketplace. They are a global corporation with datacenters and support staff located throughout the world.
What sets GoDaddy apart from its competitors is, most notably, their marketing and advertising. They were one of the very first companies to actively promote their brand. In 2005, they were the first web hosting company to pay for one of the world’s most expensive television ads – during the Super Bowl – but the risk paid off. The ad was quite racy and provoked a lot of backlash from family viewers but as someone famous once said, “There is no such thing as bad publicity.”
That Super Bowl ad was the kicking-off point for GoDaddy’s rise in brand recognition and popularity. They quickly became known as the place to purchase cheap domain names as well as offer up existing domains for auction, with their web hosting services taking a back seat.
Today, GoDaddy provides a 365 degree experience for the person or company who wants an online presence. They offer a little bit of everything, with the exception of cloud hosting. Their services and products include domain name transactions and privacy as well as domain investment tools, standalone website builder and ecommerce tools, a full complement of design services, shared hosting, managed WordPress hosting, VPS and dedicated server packages, SSL certificates and site protection, marketing tools, email software and an online bookkeeping system.
It is an attractive proposition for many small businesses to have all their internet needs met via one provider – but that is not necessarily the best option. While you will find a complete menu of services here, they are not always best in class or even the most economically priced. While GoDaddy calls their support “award-winning,” not all their customers would agree; they tend to get low scores across the board on helpfulness and quick response times. Their shared hosting plans are quite inexpensive, but not as feature-rich as many other web hosting services provide; nothing unique here. Another issue is that the online customer portal is clunky and not intuitive, which creates its own set of support problems due to things like inadvertent domain name expiration and outdated credit card information.
Some people are most comfortable using a company that is considered one of the largest in its industry. GoDaddy grew exponentially due largely to their innovative marketing but they have lost the personal touch and responsive service that you will find with many of their competitors, such as Inmotion Hosting or SiteGround.