Godaddy Review 2019
GoDaddy is a reliable host (with 99.9% uptime and industry-leading page load times) at a very reasonable price, with plenty of good introductory deals and a very full, flexible service. Users of all skill levels can easily establish GoDaddy domains, build a site, and then publish it to the web. The company provides excellent tools for users to create, customize, and promote their websites. GoDaddy is a massive, efficient, web hosting machine.
- Variety of plans for every type of online project
- Fast page-loading times
- Support call wait times can be lengthy
- Can’t change themes without losing content
GoDaddy is ideal for a user that has a little bit of web admin experience or is planning on creating a very simple site. I would shy away from recommending GoDaddy for the first time Ecommerce customer. There are so many fantastic tools and services that can support your store, but they can be tricky to use.
GoDaddy provides technical features like unlimited storage, bandwidth, and MySQL databases, as well as marketing credits, a web builder, and one-click installation with every GoDaddy account. Where GoDaddy really pushes the boundaries is with features like GoDaddy Auctions where customers can bid on, buy, and sell domain names. There is also a GoDaddy Bookkeeping service that helps its Ecommerce sites stay afloat. Finally, where other providers might offer one plan, users can select from multiple GoDaddy SSL certificate plans to keep their customers’ information safe and secure.
GoDaddy offers 2 tiers of hosting plans, the first is designed for light to medium use. The second tier is GoDaddy Pro, designed for heavier duty usage.
Tier 1: Economy
Economy gives you everything you need to get your website up and running on the web. With one website, 100GB storage, unlimited bandwidth, up to 100 email addresses, and a free domain for the length of your initial plan, this option is good for getting started and should be more than ample if you don’t have any particularly grand online plans.
Tier 1: Deluxe
With Deluxe you can create an unlimited number of websites, all with unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, and up to 500 email addresses, alongside the standard free domain registration offer.
Tier 1: Ultimate
Ultimate offers unlimited websites, storage, and bandwidth, up to 1000 email addresses, premium DNS, a one-year SSL certificate (for extra security), plus double the processing power and memory when you use GoDaddy Ultimate and cPanel with Linux.
Tier 2: GoDaddy Pro
For more significant undertakings, GoDaddy Pro offers a souped up service to business customers that includes a range of managed, self-managed, and fully managed packages for Linux and Windows. These range from 1GB RAM with 40GB storage and 1TB of bandwidth per month, up to 8GB RAM with 240GB storage and 8TB of bandwidth monthly.
Security and Reliability
Recent reports suggest GoDaddy has vastly improved its security, with the GoDaddy security team monitoring the network 24/7 for suspicious activity and protecting against DDoS attacks.
GoDaddy has always been highly reliable. If the service provides you with anything less than 99% uptime you can claim a refund for the month. It also offers some of the fastest page loading times on the web.