GoDaddy

Overall Rating 3.373.373.373.373.37
Reliability & Uptime 3.453.453.453.453.45
Usability 3.23.23.23.23.2
Customer Support 3.273.273.273.273.27
Price/Value 3.473.473.473.473.47

godaddyGoDaddy is one of the world’s largest Domain and Web Hosting companies, providing professional solutions since 1997. Since then, Godaddy was often awarded for excellent performance, innovative products and customer service.

Their unlimited Web Hosting plan features not only free space and transfer, but also a free SSL certificate as well as diverse marketing credits worth $135!

Plan Details: Space and Traffic: 300GB
10GB | Starting at: $4.74 | Domain: $1.99 | One Click Installation of: Geeklog, Serendipity, WordPress, osCommerce, ZenCart, Drupal, Joomla, Moodle, ...


54 Customer Reviews

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    have sean many add by them , bought a domain for someone else who wanted a website a while back

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    GoDaddy is a great service. Their commercials always draw you in, and you think it’s too good to be true, but they fully deliver. Top notch!

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    If you like not knowing how much things are going to cost you in a year, being asked to upgrade and or purchase endless useless add ons, or simply like the idea of having your website hosted with a company that is notorious and reviled in most online circles, yeah, go for it!!

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    this is my 3ed account with godaddy and the last one , im going to cancel an account thats 1 hour old. i would advise you to find another hosting company and better support tech to talk to/ 3 techs in one night no one manged to help me, all they say its new account give it 48 .. i never had issue where i need to wait 48h to get my facebook credit . and the domain is new im not doing transfer. but it keep saying transferring domain.

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    I have been using GoDaddy for a few years now, and I can easily say I am impressed with the quality of their hosting, especially considering I managed to get what I need for twelve dollars a year. I currently have two sites and several domain names registered with this company. I would agree with GoDaddy’s statement about having 99.99% uptime, but I’ve never seen either of the sites go down. Customer support is a little lacking, (the online database at least), but I can usually make things work on my own, so this isn’t too big of an issue. Also, some of their dashboards / admin pages are a little slow or difficult to use, but I don’t mind again as I usually use FTP, SSH, etc. Overall, I must say I am very happy with the quality of GoDaddy and will continue to use their products and services.

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    We have been trying to work with the GoDaddy design team for almost one year. They seem to be totally incapable of working with us on simple web page design, offer any constructive solutions, they miss timelines, it seems that there is such a high staff turnover; we have had 3+ account reps and nothing changes… To the point in the other comments, all we hear is that if we got additional services they could do what we want but they cannot seem to perform the most simple task… once you talk to them they seem competent but when off line nothing happens and the web page development stops… I could never recommend them for any web site development. Top the extent I’m embarrassed to say we use them when I am asked.

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    Godaddy blows. I switched all my accounts over to another company and there is no doubt my sites load much faster.

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    I have used GoDaddy for years. Overall the products are difficult to link to other website builders or hosts, and the costs keep increasing. The ads and upselling will drive you nuts, and the customer service people can’t do anything for you except sell you stuff.

    I call bologna. In Feb. I got a notice that my “free” website account needed upgrading or it would go down. Since then my credit card has been charged $5.99 per month for the service I had previously for free. “Customer Service” says they can’t do anything about it.

    THe $1.99 websites become much more expensive when you go to renew, up to $12.99 per year. How is this not false advertising? I suggest a class action lawsuit against GoDaddy.com for false advertising and fraudulent actions. My website is http://www.JeffThurmon.com. Count me in on any lawsuit. I will show up.

  • Overall Rating55555
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    This has been an awesome experience, it is such a good host and it makes me just so happy. Its fast cheap reliable and just down right amazing I wonder why it is just so good. It honestly makes me want to cry because of how good this is like, its just so good. Right now I am starting to tear up because it is so good that when I first got it I cried so much. Get it right now because it is so amazing that if you do not you might just die of not having it.

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    Go Daddy offers everything you need to make a name for yourself on the Web, from domain names and website builders to complete eCommerce solutions, i have to face 2 or 3 times down server problem in last 6 months. http://www.myhinditv.com , http://www.tellymedi.com and http://www.uptodatum.com is my websites that hosted on Godaddy.

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    Your probably reading the posts on this site because your looking for web space, and think that GoDaddy.com is the cheapest you’ve come across. Do yourself a huge favor, run! They are by far the worst web hosting provider available, and it doesn’t look like it’s getting any better.

    Some things to keep in mind:
    1. There always down. You’ll randomly check on your website and get an annoying GoDaddy error message, ..ALL THE TIME.

    2. If your starting a business, stay away from them.

    3. If you have any content larger than a few small jpg’s to load, the page will take forever, and drive your viewers away.

    4. THEY ARE ALWAYS DOWN!

    5. Basically no customer support.

    6. Hidden costs, beware.

    7. THEY ARE ALWAYS DOWN! How can you run a business when THEY ARE ALWAYS DOWN!

    It doesn’t really matter who you chose for web hosting space, just as long as you don’t chose GoDaddy.com. Even wordpress.com is better, ..AND THEY’RE FREE!!

  • They hold my domain name, i like their management for that. I have not used them for website hosting, but i heard they are alright. I think most problems with hosting companies reputations is the user or buyers of the service, are the ones who have the problem. And then once they get use to it, then it’s “oh they are the best, soo easy” Human Nature I Guess !

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    I was buying a deluxe package .it say can host unlimited domains .but there service is nil .not answering customers .very slow speed ,i am waiting for my refunding still there not answering too.very bad even very complicated control panel .every banners displayed asking buy something from them.try to sell everything .every time.too much headache
    i am so disappointing with this hosting ..please dont buy from them.
    Cristie

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    GoDdaddy has been providing Domains and Web Hosting since 1997 and is now one of the largest companies out there for this service. Their service is quite simple to use and it when an issue pops up, the employees will be happy to help you fix the problem quickly.
    I have been using GoDaddy for 3 years now and I have yet to found a service with the reliability and cost effectiveness that GoDaddy has to offer. However, though they offer a wide array of features and products, many of their best features are sometimes limited or require an additional cost.

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    Godaddy is one of the worst webhosting services . The reasons are
    1. Extemely slow loading time
    2. Arrogant customer service, who assume you that you know nothing and can take your for a ride.
    3. Complicated control panel, where you may not be able to delete or upload files as they wont respond .
    4. ftp uploading is slow and can hang up every now and then
    5. Mysteriously your website will disappear from search engines altogether one you move to some other hosts
    6. All together a poor quality hosting provider and must avoid

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    Good for the money however their hosing has no ability to block traffic so you get tons of spam, Their e-mail is buggy (Does not always work) even web based. their sql interface is ok, For a cheap provider their is good as you can get, However if you need a very reliable secure server gdaddy is not for you.

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    This is the worst hosting provider i ever met. I am a web developer and in this field from 6 years now, and i found out the service of this host is the most terrible one. One needs to learn the steps for basic things we can do easily on other hosts. Other than that their servers constantly give max_input_time error on many of my client’s sites. And we are not allowed to change the settings even. The support is non-technical guys who only request to upgrade membership. It is frustrating. i am planning to move on some other host now.

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    Hi,
    I have used godaddy for a few years. They were cheap and for my needs (frontpage) were OK. I told a friend of mine about them and he took a yearly subscription. However he had Joomla (mysql based) site. The problem was that is web host was different from the database server. In fact I think one was in Asia and one was in the US.The result was catastrophic. At best each page took 45 seconds to a minute to load. Often the web site would just time out. This was going on for months and months. He tried contacting support but it was frustrating. First of all there is no live chat support just tickets by e-mail. It always begun by him getting the wrong answer and ended with suggestions to upgrade. Finally he moved to BlueHost and that solved it.

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    i have been using go daddy for almost a year and I can’t wait to finish my time and move away… as well as been one of the most complicated hosting provider, they have no intention but just asking for more money. They do send out emails almost everyday with offers and they are eager to get more money out from you. There are many providers out there offering the same service for less but i am so disappointed with go daddy services and so for the money i paid at around $600 is just a rip off. Try to do your research before you sign up and don’t get bought up to their fancy colourful emails…

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    I found out about Go Daddy though a friend of mine that saw their commercials. I went online to check it out and discovered how cheap it was so I figured I would try it out. The checkout process was a bit annoying because their site was slow. After the purchase went through I was satisfied with the range of options provided. The site is able to handle the traffic I get and I’m pleased with how smoothly it runs. There has been a couple times that I’ve had to call their customer service for one thing or another and they are great. My issues were resolved immediately and without any hassle. Overall a great value for the price.

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    Been using them with about 120 users. Constantly experiencing inbound server timeout errors with POP access. Their techsupport staff are “rude”, ignorant and dismissive. Being an IT person myself, I would pity anyone that cannot speak the tech jargon when calling to complain since they are so arrogant and dismissive. Very disappointed in service and tech response. They will go out of their way to tell you it is not a Godaddy issue, when it obviously is. STAY AWAY FROM GoDADDY. Trying to see how we can move off of their e-mail hosting as I write this.

  • Overall Rating44444
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    I have been a customer of Godaddy since 2002 — yes, TEN YEARS — and I have not had but one somewhat major problem in all those years. My email accounts got deleted/removed from my account once. But other than that, I have mostly received great technical support, my sites haven’t gone down but once in the early years after I became a customer, and my email transmits quickly the overwhelming majority of the time. No, Godaddy isn’t perfect, but neither is any other host in this price range. I host more than 15 domains on my account, 25 email accounts, 10 forwards, 18 MySQL databases–all for around $5 a month. I’ve gone from coding in HTML, PHP & MYSQL from scratch to Joomla to WordPress, and Godaddy accommodates everything I need. From time to time I look around and compare other top-ranked web hosts to what I have, and I still haven’t found any that look to be worth leaving for. I can’t remember but one instance in the last decade where tech support was anything less than extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. I was with 1And1.com before that, which sucked something serious, and I’ve managed sites for clients on Arvixe, BlueHost, and WebHostingHub, and I didn’t find any of their control panels or usability to be superior to Godaddy. I recommend Godaddy very highly and I really can’t explain how I can have had so little trouble in my 10-year history with them while so many others claim to have so many problems and consider them to be so terrible. Guess I’m just blessed. :)

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    GoDaddy has been around for what seems like forever. This GoDaddy article should clear up any confusion, once and forever. GoDaddy was created in March 1999. I am fairly certain at one point you have probably seen the commercials. They do offer the same type of supports as GreenGeeks, and also have a toll free number, but it almost always takes about 3 or 4 minutes to actually start talking to one of the many online operators, which isn’t too bad. GoDaddy is simply an great and very concise hosting service that offers web-hosting space at a very cheap price, which is very affordable on seemingly any budget. Overall, GoDaddy is a great service for intermediate and advanced webmasters looking to receive a domain name.

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    thought it was great found what i needed and faster than id thought godaddy is easy to use

  • Overall Rating22222
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    I am using godaddy and I am very disappointed, I keep getting fatal errors of Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in D:\Hosting\8026143\html\wp-includes\comment.php. If a try to refresh the page 3-5 times than it works.
    Do not buy it

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    I’ve been hosting my sites with GoDaddy for a few years. I switched over from JustHost and I’m glad I did. I like their domain and hosting manager, it’s much better than JustHost. GoDaddy is relatively easy to use, at least if you know what you’re doing, but I would like a little more freedom with their shared hosting plans. Their prices are fair and affordable – sure there are cheaper hosts out there but you get what you pay for. They’re servers are in the US and not overseas somewhere. Overall I’m very happy with GoDaddy.

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    GoDaddy is a great website host. They provide me with everything I need. The domains are affordable ranging from about $1.95 to $19.95 a year. I host 2 websites with them and i don’t believe i have ever experienced a problem. They are also a pretty well-known company which makes them a bit more reliable.

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    GoDaddy is a great hosting website although their customer support is a little bit laid back and not as positive as many other sites. Their domain registration is really great and reliable. The prices are extremely cheap and would go accordingly with anyone’s budget plan, I recommend GoDaddy to any novice new customer.
    The control panel is a little hard to understand but with some tutorials that are posted can be taught pretty quick. In conclusion you should consider GoDaddy for fast and reliable highspeed hosting!

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    My clients use this host, so sometimes I need to work with them on projects. I would not recommend this service for anyone. It has ok prices, but there are better. Their support is usually helpful but slow, as they only respond by email and phone, not livechat. The usability of the site is terrible. It is difficult to do even the most basic functions. You must learn how to do everything and remember it, as it is not intuitive even for the most technical people. To do anything on the site requires customer support, which will usually be a day before they respond to you. Doing any simple thing on GoDaddy is usually a project. I am considering charging clients extra to use GoDaddy just because it takes so much longer to do tasks.

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    Terrible reliability and customer service. Our shared server went down frequently (1-2 times per month). Each time customer service would say nothing except that “it will be back up within 48 hours.” Totally unacceptable for anyone trying to run a professional website.

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    July 2010 Go Daddy Failing Again.

    Go Daddy continues to experience many problems with their hosting services. I have over 100 sites hosted with their unlimited hosting account. The past month I’ve probably lost over 4 grand in business because of them. Stay away for now. They are more concerned with marketing, breasts, upselling and selling domain names than they are with business clients who are trying to just pay the bills. Bob Parsons has lost touch with the core values of the company and now he’s paying for it. It’s really bad. Seriously bad. I’m a patient person. Really. But now, I’ve hit the end of my rope. Just lost $395.00 because of them today. Just this morning!!! And what the hell am I supposed to do about it? It’s just terrible.

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    GoDaddy is such a beautiful website for free hosting or for good price rates to buy a domain generally many sites wil not provide this facilities waht godaddy will provide so i prefer this is the best for the domain in india. Buying Domain is so simple in godaddy when compared to other websites

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    Godaddy has extremely cheap prices on basically all of their products. Domain names cost between $1 and $10 a year, depending on which one you buy. They have a lot of confusing offers and promotions as you try to check out, but I just skipped through them. I could not find a cheaper offer anywhere else. In fact, most previous hosts I’ve used have charged my $20-$40 per year for one domain name! On another note, I have never had any downtime or issues with Godaddy, and my support requests were answered within a few days. The hosting is also quite cheap and has a fair amount of features, space, and bandwidth. The domain names also come with free email accounts, which I found quite useful to set up a professional support system for my site. As a website newbie, I found the control panel very easy to navigate through. Everything is explained in plain English and there is a great FAQ section for help. I mainly use Godaddy for domain names, which I sometimes host with them and sometimes use another host, like a free host if I;m just experimenting. After purchasing my domain it was up and running within 10 minutes, and one hour after setting up the nameservers on my other host I was done. I went into it not knowing what a nameserver even was but within five minutes I figured out how to set it all up. Overall, Godaddy has a slightly confusing site with a lot of distracting offers or promotions on it, but they are my favorite for hosting and buying domains. It is best suited for people new to creating a website or someone who is on a budget. You really can not get a cheaper host then them, unless you go free. Plus, you have to love their commercials.

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    I use GoDaddy to host some smaller websites I run and overall the hosting is average. If you have a big website that gets a lot of traffic, I would probably look somewhere else for hosting as there has been some downtime with GoDaddy as well as website lags. The interface to control your domains, hosting, and email is kinda annoying at first and it might take you a while to get used to it if you’ve never had website hosting before, but it’s a pretty standard run of the mill hosting interface. GoDaddy’s customer support is great and they will usually get back to you pretty quickly if you are having trouble with something, so that is a plus for hosting at GoDaddy and you will speak to someone who speaks English. The prices at GoDaddy can’t be beat as far as hosting goes and a lot of times they will offer a coupon that will give you a pretty big discount so be on the look out for one. Overall, if you’re looking for a cheap host for a smaller website, I would say that GoDaddy would be a good choice for your hosting needs. If you want to host a large website with a ton of traffic, you might want to look elsewhere. For my needs though, GoDaddy is fine.

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    I’ve been using godaddy for my website for quite some time now. Their services are really great. They have reliable hosting at one of the cheapest prices you’ll be able to find on the web. If you look around, you’ll be able to find some coupons online to lower the price even further. Over the last few years, I’ve only had to contact their customer support once, and they responded quickly and very professionally. GoDaddy is highly recommended!

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    GoDaddy has been excellent over the years of serving people. As a rookie in this website thing, I can’t avoid to have technical problems and GoDaddy’s support were acting quick! They have a variety of customer service contact methods; including on-line issue reports that are acted on relatively immediately. GoDaddy’s online host interface is a breeze to opperate and offers decent web stat detail for those who whish to analyze traffic to their website. I am pleased with they’re service to date and would recommend them if asked.

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    GoDaddy.com is one of the best, easiest, and most professional hosting site currently on the internet. GoDaddy offers cheap hosting aimed at effectively brining in customers. The easy layout and wide range of add-ons makes it simple for beginners to create new sites, as well as to allow experts to further hone their skills on creating websites.

    GoDaddy has an excellent advertising program, enlisting Danica Patrick to do their “sexy” commercials during the Super Bowl and during Indy races.

    Along with the promising deals, another option that caught my eye was the ability to make money while using their services. “CashParking,” allows users to park their sites on GoDaddy servers, and generate revenue and receive 80% of the profit. A second way to make money is to create a website, and then have the ability to sell it for profit.

    The customer service and wide variety of scripts in their script collection made it simple for me to make a few websites, and made it a no-brainer for me to buy their services.

    The only issues I had was that the CPanel was a little tricky, and ftp is quite confusing. However, with the customer support, everything worked out great!

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    I have used several hosting companies for my websites but GoDaddy is one of my favorite today. The pricing is average compared to other but I do like discounts there. 0.99 or 1.99 per domain really sounds nice. They can offer you economical packages for hosting a small blog or website for small price too. Control panel is a bit tricky at start, but now it doesn’t bother me anymore. I get used to it and everything looks very simple. I don’t like FTP client there so I use Filezilla for better upload speed and overall performance. I have been using GoDaddy for more than two years and I have to say that I have never had experienced any downtime or had any other problems with reliability so there was need for me to contact them and I really can’t tell much about customer service, but I think reputable company like GoDaddy should have it top class. I can recommend it for both novice and expert users. They won’t be disappointed with this hosting company. Keep it professional GoDaddy.

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    I have been using godaddy’s webhosting for several years now. It is impossible to beat their services. They provide great, reliable hosting at a very cheap price. I have never had an issue where I needed to contact customer support because their hosting is so great! The price is very cheap and with coupons, their domain registration costs are the lowest around! If you want a great, high quality affordable webhost, GoDaddy should be your destination!

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    GoDaddy is simple the easiest web hosting company i ever used. I use GoDaddy for all of my websites because of the promotions they have and how easy the interface is. I build small blogs on a daily basis and have them hosted with godaddy. The best thing about GoDaddy, besides simple interface, is the fact that they do daily backups. If you for some reason get hacked or delete something by mistake, they can fix it within minutes. I once had my computer hacked and my godaddy account stolen with 37 live websites taken down (deleted) by the hacker and a simple call to godaddy restored everything to normal and my account back to my possession.

    They have one of the best servers up times ever! I sincerely never saw any of my websites down not even for a second.
    The only thing that i think they could improve is their e-mail support as it takes several days for them to get back at you but you can always call them and get instant support.

    Overall it is a GREAT hosting company and the BEST one in my opinion!

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    When I needed a company to host my website, GoDaddy was first to come to my mind. This is a pretty big and famous company, so I figured that they would be a good choice, plus I got a chance to a get a good discount on the domain name. I needed someone to help me with the set-up, so I contacted the tech support. I was surprised that replied to me the same day. They were also pretty patient with me, because they answered a lot of my questions. The only think I did not like was their control panel, because it was too complicated. I hated going through menu drop-downs to get a function. It was hard to get familiar with the admin panel, but I got it eventually. I would suggest using this service if you looking for stable and reliable company.

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    GoDaddy is a very good web hosting company. I use GoDaddy for all of my sites. I build blogs and have them hosted. The wonderful thing about GoDaddy, besides the ease of use, is the fact that they perform daily backups. If you screw anything up at all, they can generally fix it. Even at the point where you literally mess up everything. They will restore it to a point where everything is working perfectly, in just a matter of seconds.

    Their servers stay up and the prices are pretty decent. The only thing I don’t like them is their support. It took me a couple of days to answer for my question. Which makes me lost valuable time in setting up my website.

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    I have used Godaddy once before for a brief time when I had a small project, I was drawn in by the company’s reputation on the domain registrar market. They have some really reliable servers and support as the servers never once when down when I was with them (about 12 months) and i had a few issues where I couldn’t get my script to work and the support team were very prompt and helpful. The support contact was made after a day of waiting but as I’m a UK user.. This may have been a time zone issue not sure.

    As far as pricing goes I was with them for 12 months and i paid about $3 each month which i think was a fair and competitive rate at the time.

    Conclusion GoDaddy are a reliable host that have a great reputation that is backed up with a great service.

  • I created an account at GoDaddy several months ago but I haven’t got any fund to settle for a domain and purchase one of their hosting service. However, 2 months ago, i was rewarded with free domain as long as you have account with Go Daddy. Luckily I registered 3 months earlier.

    Later I also got an online job and got paid thru paypal. Having the online money, gave me a chance to purchase one of their hosting package so I could redirect my free 1 year domain to their server. I like GoDaddy in a way that they have lots of promo and sales in almost all of their sold packages. Their hosting as well as their domain panels are reliable and user friendly. I would recommend their quality service than those free ones.

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    Honestly, I still prefer Goddady to remain as a domain registration provider rather than offering hosting plan. If you are a novice, which you may not require as much resources, you can sign up with them if you don’t mind sorting through their GUI. Their control panel is giving headaches even for me as I considered myself as experience webmaster (I own 5 websites currently and have hosted with 7 other web hosting providers throughout the previous 5 years). So it is understandable for anyone who has problems with their control panel.

    Experienced webmaster should look away as they should have known once Godaddy tries to sell additional services that seems pointless to some. In general, I don’t think Godaddy is a good choice as it is difficult to use(in terms of implementing scripts, using them and support).

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    Godaddy is indeed a reputable company, they are well known in the Domain Name Registrar field for their low price in getting a domain name.

    Hosting plan is their additional service to go with their package. Personal experience with Godaddy for their hosting service is average. Firstly, they try to upsell customers with different offers. If you are new and did not know much about what they are trying to sell you, most likely you will be paying more for services that you don’t actually need.

    Their additional service and price that they gave is not cheap compared to other company’s.

    In terms of usability, their control panel is messy and hard to figure out. Took me quite a while to get to what i want and the FTP is slow.

    Overall, they are great domain registration service provider but not the best for hosting provider.

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    I am Godaddy’s customer for over a year now, and I have no complaints. Their service is reasonably priced. I especially like their script collection, which allowed me to get my website up and running in matter of a few clicks. I opened a website for my business, and setting it up was the easiest thing in the world. I don’t really know much about ftp services and things of that nature, but Godaddy allowed me control everything from graphical admin panel.

    Customer help was ok. There was nothing that struck or surprised me. They seemed like average employees just doing their job. Their service is very reliable, and I have never seen my website go offline of giving me an error messages. I would suggest going with Godaddy to small-business owners, or anyone who wants to set-up their own website.

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    I’ve been using GoDaddy to host my blog for just over a year now, and I’m pretty satisfied overall.

    I have never had problem with any downtime of any kind. My blog stays up, handles my traffic, and does it for a very low cost.

    Using WordPress with GoDaddy is made very simple. I can make any changes I want within WordPress. Making changes in the GoDaddy site can be a little tricky, so it’s nice not having to go there.

    Customer service is top-flight. The few times that I’ve actually had to call them, mostly for clarifications, they were FAST, and friendly. What more can you ask for?

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    I am one of the GoDaddy users. I found GoDaddy while i was looking for a domain to transfer my free blog to a paid blog.GoDaddy can integrate easily with blogspot so i didn’t have any issue when i want to transfer the blogspot contents to my own domain.The important thing is all my visitors from blogspot were automatically transferred to my new domain and it only took 3 days.

    The fee also was very cheap and affordable for me.

  • Several months ago I was busy with some server hosting stuff. Starting from desperation, I bought a reseller hosting package from HG to Godaddy.

    I am not a novice at Godaddy, already be their customer since 2008. And to this day there are approximately 8 of my own domain names stored in their databases.

    The Godaddy hosting control panel is different from the others. If elsewhere CPANEL is the most common, at Godaddy it’s not. Looks like they have a separate panel software. It is certainly confusing for ordinary customers who use cpanel like me.

    Why I picked the option to rent Godaddy hosting? No other than because of the Adsense Ad Credit, Microsoft and Facebook. In total, the total amounted to $ 90. But it turns out I didn’t I get them, because of my old membership. But it’s okay, with $ 6.99 hosting rent plus $ 1.99 domain name, I get an Ad Credit of $ 50 from facebook.

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    I came across GoDaddy through one of my clients, who was using domain registration and hosting solutions from this company. In terms of reliability, I was dissatisfied with that company. Their FTP services were lagging, and errors were very frequent. After contacting their support service, a number of these errors gradually declined, and eventually disappeared. Their customer support was a bit slow compared to other hosting companies that I had used in the past. Although there were helpful, it took too long to get a reply.

    I was really disappointed with their control panel. System’s appearance is too clustered and busy. I actually spent time looking for certain function, and was forced to use the FAQ section to find answers. It was the first time I ever referred to a help section, when it came to hosting and domain names.

    In terms of pricing, GoDaddy’s prices are not competitive enough. Compared to other hosting companies, which could offer up to three free domain names with the purchase of simple hosting plans, GoDaddy falls behind. Overall, I would not suggest going with this company, and do some research before making a decision, because there are other companies that beat GoDaddy’s prices, level of reliability and customer help.

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    GoDaddy.Com, name the first time I heard the best hosting providers today, both in terms of good quality servers, access speeds are pretty good for asia region and a friendly customer support and responsiveness.

    until today when someone called GoDaddy, will all be beroikir that it is the best provider.

    but there is one thing that makes me hard to hosting here. because the price they offer hosting for a small class is very expensive (I think). maybe it was because the service they gave me is not cheap so they offer a fairly high price.

    and also those rules should apply hosting for 1 year full contract, I thought it was a burden to me. should be if they require to contract for 1 full year, they provide a trial period for their potential clients to try before hosting them.

    after all, in terms of useability GoDaddy.Com panel, for a beginner like me, it was very confusing.

    The first time I use my GoDaddy really bother about the use of each button on their panel, until I finally understood by itself over time.

    my advice, they should reduce rates now hosting them separately, because it has many emerging provider that offers quality is also good servers and the best service and prices more affordable for blogger or webmaster like me.

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    Go Daddy.com is one of the easiest yet professional hosting website out there. The site’s simple layout and cheap hosting appeals to the beginners while its different types of web hosting and other useful add-ons appeals to the more experienced webmasters.

    Another reason I use go daddy is for its excellent customer support which has helped me many times when I was first starting out setting up websites. There easy to read responses and quick write back time were much better in my opinion than that of other hosts I have used.

    Although I must say to anybody using Go Daddy for the first time to be careful not to tick any boxes for add-ons you probably won’t need them and you will end up paying allot more.
    Overall I would definitely encourage anybody looking for a host to try Go Daddy you will not be disappointed.

    -Thanks Go Daddy

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    I used GoDaddy.com as a web host before, it really is one of the most affordable and reliable hosts out there after going online several times and checking out an assortment of hosts, however that’s only once you get the site up and running.

    Their “Coffee Cup” uploader is hard as hell to use if you’re just starting out and I had to ask an IT programmer friend of mine to help me set it up which took nearly 5 hours just to upload the site.

    Godaddy has great reliability and is cost effective however I would recommend it for small, medium and large type enterprises who already have an IT department who knows what its doing.

    For a simpler approach to web hosting I tried out wix.com and it turned out great! However I would only recommend it to people who are just starting out since it is rather limited compared to GoDaddy.

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GoDaddy Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

Will I get any domains for free with GoDaddy?
One of the questions that you may ask yourself when you are looking for a web host to sign up with is whether they offer anything for free. These days, a lot of web hosting companies will give away certain things for free when their customers sign up with them as it will offer a good incentive for customers and will enable them to get more business. One of the things that a lot of web hosting companies offer customers is a free domain name for their website, and some even offer more than one free domain name. It is good to look out for web hosting companies that offer free domain names as you will need one in order to get your website up and running and it can save you some money. GoDaddy, unfortunately, is one of the web hosting companies where you will not get a free domain name with most of their hosting plans. Of course, there may be special promotions some time where they do offer one, but most of the time they don’t. This may sound like a negative thing; however, the thing about GoDaddy is that they are one of the cheapest hosting companies around so you will be able to afford to buy a domain name from them with the money you save with their hosting. As well as this, GoDaddy are one of the cheapest companies where you can register domain names online also, making it even cheaper.
Where in the world is GoDaddy located?
There are a lot of things to take into account when it comes to choosing a web host and a web hosting plan and there are of course a few things that you will always fail to check out before you sign up. One of the most common things that people don’t really think about is exactly where their web hosting company is located and what effect this has on the service that they get from them. A lot of web hosting companies these days will locate their selves in places around the world that are not the best places for a web hosting company to be located, but they do it because it makes the company cheaper to run. One of the web hosts that locate their selves in a great position however is GoDaddy. GoDaddy are one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world and they are one of the companies that are committed to making sure that their customers get the best service from them possible. It is for this reason that GoDaddy locate their selves in Arizona in the U.S. This is where the headquarters of GoDaddy are located and this is a great place as it is based in the U.S. The United States is where most of the customers are based so it will mean that you are always able to speak with a native English speaker when you call customer support and that the servers are relatively close to where you are.
What is the process for signing up with GoDaddy?
With any web host, there will be a certain process that you will have to go through in order to sign up with them. This is called the sign up process and unfortunately, with a lot of web hosts these days, it will involve numerous screens where you will have to enter lots of your personal information and unnecessary things that you probably won’t want to share with a web host. However, with GoDaddy, they have made the sign up process as simple as possible and you will be ready to go with them in no time at all. In order to get started with GoDaddy, you should choose exactly which web hosting plan you are interested in. Once you have done this, you should add it to your cart. Once this has been done, go to your basket and click the checkout button. This will lead you to a series of things that you will need to fill out in order to get started. The first thing you will have to do is select any extras that you might want, if you don’t need any, click No thanks. After this, you will have to select your payment method and fill out the details needed to get going. After this your account will be created and you will be ready to go.
What is the cost of hosting my website with GoDaddy?
One of the most important things that you will have to consider before you sign up with any web host is exactly how much it is going to cost you to host your website with them. Most website hosting companies will require a monthly payment for their services and you will also have to sign up to a contract, so you need to make sure that you can afford it. Of course, most web hosts offer a variety of web hosting plans so the cost of hosting can vary depending on exactly what you need. GoDaddy is no different when it comes to this and the costs can vary a lot. The minimum amount that you will be looking to spend on web hosting from GoDaddy will be $2.45 per month. This is because that is the cost of their economy hosting plan when you sign up to a 6 month contract. This is exceptionally cheap for any web hosting plan. Of course, if you have something that requires more features, you can pay anywhere up to £130.72 per month for one of their dedicated servers. There are however many different plans available with prices between these two amounts so take a look which is best for you.
What is required in order to sign up for GoDaddy?
Once you have found a host that you want o sign up for, you will probably not have really thought about exactly what is needed in order to actually get going and sign up with the host. All web hosting companies will require certain things from their customers before they will give you an account with them and the same goes for GoDaddy. Of course, the things that are required are minimal and most people will have them without any problems. The first thing that you will need in order to sign up with GoDaddy is an address. Of course, almost all of you will have this so it shouldn’t be a problem, but GoDaddy need an address in order to bill you. You will also need an email address to sign up with GoDaddy as they will email you confirmation of your account and other details. The final thing that you will need in order to sign up is a bank count or some way of paying for their services. GoDaddy will take a payment for their services each month so you will need a way of paying for their services.
What do I get included in my GoDaddy web hosting plan?
There are so many different web hosting companies out there today that you can now get a whole different amount of things for your budget. There are web hosting companies that will give you things such as unlimited bandwidth and unlimited web space all for a very low cost per month, while at other web hosting companies, you may get a very limited amount f web space and bandwidth for the same price. With GoDaddy, what you get for your money and what is included in your plan, will depend on which web hosting plan you sign up for with them. Even if you sign up for the low cost Economy plan that GoDaddy offers, you will still get a lot for your money. With this plan, GoDaddy will give you 10GB of web space as well as 300GB of bandwidth. This amount will probably be enough for almost any small website but if you want more, then you can always opt for a slightly bigger plan. With GoDaddy, they will cater for whatever you need and you can rest assured that they will have a plan that is perfect for your needs and that will reside within your budget. The best thing to do is browse their plans to find the perfect one for you.
What do I get for free from GoDaddy?
Because the web hosting industry is such a competitive one these days, a lot of web hosting companies will often give away things for free when you sign up with their web hosting services, This can often include things that you will really need in order to start a website such as a domain name or more bandwidth and web space. Taking advantage of a web host giving things away for free can often save you a lot of money when it comes to setting up a website and it is worth looking out for. One of the web hosting companies that offers a few things for free is the popular web host; GoDaddy. When you sign up with certain web hosting plans at GoDaddy, you will receive a few things for free. GoDaddy will give all of their customer’s access to something called the GoDaddy Hosting Connection. This is basically something that you will get for free in your hosting control panel that will allow you to install many popular things on your website. These things include Wordpress, Joomla and many other popular scripts and apps. Another thing that GoDaddy will give you is free customer support and a few free email addresses on some plans.
Should I choose a long term or short term contract with GoDaddy?
One of the things that a lot of people don’t realise is that a lot of web hosting companies will actually offer discounts on their price plans if you sign up for a longer period of time. A lot of web hosts will offer different contract lengths for their hosting plans and the longer the period of time you sign up for is, the more you will save. Of course, this doesn’t always means that it is better to go for a long term contract. The thing to consider when it comes to choosing a short or long term contract at GoDaddy is how long you are likely to need the hosting company’s services. If you think that you are going to need the service for a few years for definite, the of course, a long term contract will be the best option as you will save money. However, if you think you may only need their services for a few months and you sign up for a long term contract, you will be bound to a contract even if you don’t use their services, so you could end up losing more money than you would save. Make sure to consider exactly what you need before choosing a contract at GoDaddy.
Is GoDaddy hosting required to run my website?
When it comes to finding a web host for your website or websites, there is certainly a whole lot of choice out there. There are of course many free hosts that you will have come across on your search and you will probably be wondering why they are free and whether or not you should even invest in paying for hosting at all. Also, as well as these free hosts, there will be many large hosting companies that you will have heard of such as GoDaddy. You may wonder when you come across GoDaddy whether or not you really need them to run or your website, or whether free or cheaper hosting will suffice. The truth is that you do not need GoDaddy in order to run a website, as you can get web hosting for free, however, the features that GoDaddy gives you will make hosting your website a whole lot easier. For example, GoDaddy will give you features such as great customer support and much more web space than other free or low cost hosts. Of course, if you need a lot of web space and bandwidth then you really will need GoDaddy in order to run your website.
Is GoDaddy a legitimate host or are they a scam? Do they suck?
When you are searching for a web hosting company for your website or website, you will probably come across so many of them that you will start to suspect a lot of them. Indeed, a lot of web hosting companies out there do not look that legitimate and this is usually because they aren’t legitimate. Even if you manage to stumble upon one that is legitimate these days, there is another problem that you will have to take into account, This is the fact that a lot of these web hosts will not offer anywhere near the level of service they say they will and they are often a scam. One web hosting company that certainly is not a scam is GoDaddy. GoDaddy are one of the biggest and the best hosting companies in the world and when you sign up with them, you are guaranteed a service that will be quality and value for money. GoDaddy host millions of websites all around the world and have thousands of positive reviews scattered all around the internet. If you don’t believe us, then you should do a quick search for yourselves, you won’t be disappointed.
GoDaddy: what web hosting plan will be best for?
When you have found a web host that you want to sign up for, you may think that all of the hard work has been done. However, there are still many things that you will need to consider and sort out before you can get going with the web host that you have chosen and one of those things is of course deciding which web hosting pan you are going to opt for. GoDaddy, like a lot of other web hosting company offers a variety of plans that are designed to suit different needs. The first thing to note is that there is not one specific plan that is best from GoDaddy or indeed any web host. The thing that makes each web hosting plan the best will depend on what needs you have. For example, if you are planning on running a small website with a minimum number of visitors, then the Economy Plan from GoDaddy will be perfectly fine as it offers everything you need. However, if you have a large website that will take up a lot of web space and has a lot of visitors, then the Deluxe or Unlimited plan could be best for you. You should take into account your needs when you decide.
GoDaddy: can I make use of a money back guarantee policy?
These days, because there are so many web hosting companies around, a lot of customers prefer to try out web hosting companies without the fear of getting a bad service and being stuck with it,. It is for this reason that a lot of web hosting companies have begun offering a money back guarantee service for their customers so that if they are unhappy with the service that they are getting within a certain time frame, they will be able to cancel their contract and get their money back. GoDaddy is one of the web hosts that offer a money back guarantee for its customers. At GoDaddy, when you sign up to any of their reseller plans, you will get the use of a 30 day money back guarantee plan. This means that if for any reason at all within the first 30 days of signing up with them, they will offer a money back guarantee if you decide to cancel. You can cancel your contract for any reason whatsoever and they will give you a full refund of the money that you have already paid and will cancel your contract with them so you will not have any more money taken off you. GoDaddy also offer money back guarantees for their other plans but the details vary depending on the plan you choose. Therefore you should question it with customer services before you sign up.
Does GoDaddy protect the environment? Are they green?
One of the things that a lot of web hosting companies are trying their best to combat these days is the effect that they have on the environment. You may not have realised, but web hosting companies have a huge effect on the environment because they are constantly using power in order to power their servers which are switched on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is huge issue for hundreds of web hosts all around the world and one of the hosts that has tried its very best to minimise the effect that they are having on the environment is GoDaddy. GoDaddy is one of the web hosts that will have the biggest effect on the environment as they are such a massive company so it is very hard for them to put ‘green’ measures in place. Nonetheless, GoDaddy are doing their best to ensure that they really do minims their effect on the environment, One way that they do this is by using state of the art servers that are extremely efficient and don’t use any more power than they have to. Of course, GoDaddy is continuing to put extra measures in place to minimise the effect they are having and they will only become even greener in the future.
Can I host more than one website on my GoDaddy account?
One of the things that you may be looking for when you search for a web host is one that will allow you to host more than one domain name on one hosting account. If you have more than one website, then this will definitely be something that you will look for as it will save you a whole lot of money if you can host all of your websites on just one hosting account. Of course, a lot of web hosting companies will not allow you to do this as they don’t make as much money from you, however, GoDaddy are one of the web hosting companies that will allow you to do this. Of course, with GoDaddy there are a lot of different web hosting plans that you can sign up for and the restrictions will vary a little depending on which account you opt for. Although GoDaddy will actually allow you to host an unlimited amount of domain names under one account, you should make sure that you read their terms and conditions on the plan you are interested in before you sign up as the terms may be slightly different.
Are there any promo codes, coupons or discounts I get with GoDaddy?
These days, there are thousands and thousands of web hosting companies out there and this means that they are all having to fight to get as many customers as possible. Because the market is so competitive, hosting companies will often have discounts or promotions in order to get more people to sign up with their services. This is the case for many web hosting companies and one of the companies that do this is GoDaddy. GoDaddy will often offer promotions that will allow you to get certain services of theirs at a discounted rate and it is well worth looking out for them. At the moment, Godaddy will offer all of their customers a discount when they sign up for a long term contract with them. The longer the period of time that the contract you sign up for is, the more you will save on your monthly bill. This can be a great way to get their services at a lower cost but make sure you need the service for that amount of time. Another thing you can make use of is promo codes and coupons. A quick search on the internet will probably help you find some of these and you can sometimes save a lot of money by doing this.

Marketing and Advertising

Is it possible to have a webshop with GoDaddy hosting?
One of the main reasons that a lot of people will want a website these days is to open some form of ecommerce business. Selling online has become extremely big in recent years and it has meant that almost anyone can open their own online shop even if they don’t have that much knowledge about the intent and how to host websites. The great thing about some web hosts is that they offer special ecommerce services so that it is extra easy to get started in the online world and one of the hosts that do this is GoDaddy. GoDaddy are one of the biggest web hosts in the world and thy really offer a lot if you are looking to start an ecommerce website. One of the best things that GoDaddy offers all of its customers is access to something called Hosting Metropolis. Basically, this is a database of scripts and modules that you will get access to and that will enable you to install things extremely easily. With this, there are many ecommerce systems that you can install with just a few clicks and this means that getting an ecommerce project off the ground with GoDaddy is extremely easy.
Is it possible to become a reseller with GoDaddy?
One of the best ways to make some money on the internet these days is to become a reseller of a certain product. There are many things that you can become a reseller of on the internet these days but one of the most popular things is web hosting. There are a number of different web hosting companies that will allow you to sign up for reseller plans and some of them will be free and some will charge you a little extra money. If you are looking to become a reseller of GoDaddy’s hosting services then you are in luck as GoDaddy has one of the best reseller packages amongst all of the web hosts out there. With GoDaddy, you can sign up to resell a variety of their services including web hosting and domain names. In order to sign up for their reseller service, all you will need to do is to locate the page on their website and will in your details as you will have to do when you sign up for any website. If you are looking to resell domain names, GoDaddy has three different plans available, all of which the costs are different and have different features. You can also resell GoDaddy hosting and this is a great way to make a little extra cash.
Is GoDaddy suitable to host my business website?
One of the things that websites are used for a lot these days i s for people to open a website for their business,. There are a lot of different kinds of business websites and indeed, some business might operate entirely online. This will mean that they should really take into account exactly what their particular host offers them and whether or not it is suitable for hosting their business website. The great thing about GoDaddy is that they have a lot of web hosting plans that will ensure that thre is something for everyone. The fact that GoDaddy has such a diverse range of plans means that it doesn’t matter what your needs are, there will be something for you. This means that GoDaddy really is the best place for you to host your business websiote and it doesn’t matter whether you are running a small business or a huge corporation, GoDaddy can offer you what you need. At GoDaddy, the personal plans will probably be enough for most small businesses but if you really need the extra web space and features, you can even get a dedicated server. It is great thatGoDaddy offers such a great range as it means that they are perfect for business hosting.
GoDaddy: is there any way I can boost traffic to my website?
One of the things that you will be striving to do when you first launch your website is to get traffic to the website. There are a lot of website out there that may have some fantastic content on them, but they are absolutely useless as they are only receiving a few visitors per month. A lot of people believe that all they need to do in order to create a successful website is to get a hosting plan and actually put their website online, but getting traffic requires more effort than that. If you sign up to a web hosting plan with GoDaddy, there are a variety of things that you can do in order to increase the amount of traffic that you are getting. One of the things that you will have when you sign up to any hosting plan with GoDaddy is some free marketing credits. When you sign up for even the lowest priced plan, GoDaddy will give you marketing credits for a variety of websites. One of the best ways to get traffic to your website straight away is to use these marketing credits and get visitors to see your website. Of course, there are many other ways to get traffic such as an offline marketing campaign, although the marketing credits that GoDaddy give you are a great head start.
GoDaddy: Do I get Google, Yahoo or Facebook credits?
When you have signed up to a web host and made your website, you might think that this is enough for your website to become a success. The thing is that a few years ago this might very well have been the case, however, these days, you will have to try much harder than that if you want to make tyour website a success as there is just so much competition. If your website never gets any visitors then there is absolutely no point at all in even having a website and the best way to combat this is by marketing your website on places such as Google, Yahoo or Facebook. Of course, when you want to do this, you will have to buy credits in order to post adverts, however, not a lot of web hosts are giving away credits for free when you sign up to their hosting plans. One of the web hosts that do this is GoDaddy. When you sign up with any GoDaddy hosting plan, even if it if the lowest priced one that they offer, you will actually get some Facebook, MySpace and Google credits absolutely free of charge. This is a great incentive to choose GoDaddy for your hosting.
Do I get marketing credits, when signing up with GoDaddy?
When it comes to actually running a website, one of the most important things that you will need in order to get it of the ground is some exposure. If you make no effort to market your website, then chances are that you will only get a few, if any, visitors to your website and then it will become a complete failure. One way to combat this is by marketing your website on places like Google and Yahoo and other search engines, but often, this can be costly. The great thing is that because there is such competition on the web hosting industry these days, a lot of web hosts are now offering their customers come marketing credits for free when they sign up with their hosting services, and this is exactly what GoDaddy does. When you sign up with GoDaddy, they will give you some marketing credits absolutely free of charge and they will show you exactly how to use them. Even if you sign up for one of their personal hosting plans, you will still get the free credits and it will include credits for many popular websites. Credits will be given to every customer and you can use them on Yahoo, Google and even MySpace. This is really a great way to kick-start your website.
Can I make use of an affiliate program with GoDaddy?
One of the easiest ways to make money in the online world these days is through an affiliate program. It doesn’t really matter what you are interested in, there is more than likely an affiliate program out there that will really suit you and that will mean that you can start making money from your website. One of the most common kinds of companies to offer an affiliate program are web hosting companies and when it comes to GoDaddy, they are no different. GoDaddy offers a great affiliate program if you are looking to join one and starting making a bit of extra cash. With GoDaddy, almost anyone can join as it is free of charge. All you need to make it work is a website or a blog, and you can even market it on your Facebook or MySpace page if you really wanted. GoDaddys affiliate program is one of the best affiliate programs out there as it is so simple to sign up for and simple to use. You can even make an entire living out of the affiliate program if you have a large website or online business and it is well worth trying.

Servers, Software and Setup

Will I get MySQL databases with GoDaddy
As the world of websites keeps moving, more and more people will need a data base in order to run their website, Databases and websites go extremely well together as they are often need for things such as storing login information for the users of the website and storing details of email addresses for mailing lists. In order to create a database with your website however, you will need aces s to a MySQL database and believe it or not, a lot of web hosts these days still do not offer MySQL databases to their customers and if they do, they will offer a very minimal amount. GoDaddy is different to most web hosting companies and whatever web hosting plan you sign up for with them will ensure that you get access to a MySQL database. Even if you sign up to the lowest priced hosting plan at GoDaddy, you will actually get 10 MySQL databases. For most websites this will probably be plenty of MySQL databases for anything that you need, however, if you do need a few more you can get up to an unlimited amount for just a few dollars more each month.
Will I get any email addresses with my GoDaddy hosting account?
One of the things that you will probably need in order to run your website successfully is an email address. You will probably need this as you will often be sent orders if you are running an ecommerce website and sometimes you might even be sent enquiries from customers. You will sometimes even more than one email address as you will probably want to keep things like your sales, orders, and enquiries separate so that you can run your business efficiently. Unfortunately, a lot of web hosting companies these days do not give you an email address at all with their web hosting plans and they expect you to purchase one separately. GoDaddy is different to most web hosting companies however. With GoDaddy, even if you sign up to their lowest priced plan, they will still give you 100 email accounts. For most websites and businesses, this amount of email accounts is plenty as they will only need a few at the most. The great thing about this is that you will always have the opportunity to create more email accounts in the future if you really need to and you won’t have to pay any more money to GoDaddy. If you really need more than this amount, then if you pay a little more for your plan, you can get as many as unlimited email addresses.
Will I get access to a free website builder with GoDaddy?
These days, a lot of people that have no knowledge of how website work are hoping to start their own website, Indeed, these days you do not necessarily have to have any technical knowledge in order to start your own website as there are many ways of building a website almost without any effort at all. A lot of hosts are beginning to offer free website builders to their customers so that they can get a website built and up and running in no time at all. This is also because there are an increasingly high amount of web hosts out there and they have to offer something above the completion to really give them the edge. At GoDaddy, you can make use of an easy to use website builder but it will cost you that little bit extra. Unlike some web hosts, with GoDaddy they actually charge for you to use their easy to use website builder. Although this will only cost you a few dollars extra per month, it will still add a lot on to the cost of your hosting and it might even be cheaper to get a website built by a qualified web designer in the long run. The thing to note is that the service is available if you need it.
Will I be able to use FTP with GoDaddy?
If you are familiar with running a website, then you will know that the easiest way to manage the files that are on your server is using FTP. FTP is basically a way of running your website that will make it a whole lot easier and it is usually done using an FTP program, of course, you can get one of these off the web for free. FTP has been around for a while now but believe it or not, a lot of web hosting companies still will not let you manage your site using FTP. GoDaddy is one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world so you would certain expect that they would allow you to manage your website using FTP. If you thought this then you would be right. It doesn’t matter even if you sign up with the lowest priced hosting pan at GoDaddy, you will still get an FTP username and password so that you can manage your website. Although it might seem like a simple feature, it is still a great feature to have and it is great that GoDaddy actually provide all of their customers with it.
Will I be able to make use of Fantastico with GoDaddy?
If you are new to the world of web hosting, then you will probably not know what Fantastico even is. Basically, Fantastico is the name that has been given to a service that a lot of web hosts offer that will allow you to install la variety of scripts all in one place and without technical knowledge at all of course, this is a great advantage when the web hosting company offers this as it will save you a whole lot of time uploading and learning how to install the module that you want for yourself. Unfortunately, a lot of web hosts do not offer this service at all so it is a good idea to look around. When it comes to GoDaddy, they do not use Fantastico, but this is no reason for concern as they use something that is just as good, if not better. At GoDaddy, when you sign up to any of their web hosting plans you will get access to something called Hosting Metropolis. This is basically the same as Fantastico as it offers almost the exact same scripts and modules and it is just as easy to operate. You can access this from the control panel at your hosting account with GoDaddy.
Will I be able to have Drupal, Expression Engine or Serendipity with GoDaddy?
When it comes to finding a host, there are often things that you should look out for that makes each host in a league of their own. Some of the things to look out for are features such as having the ability to install popular modules and scripts without any technical knowledge. Some of the most popular of these scripts are things such as Drupal, expression Engine and Serendipity and believe it or not, a lot of web hosts don’t offer the ability for you to be able to install any of them. When it comes to GoDaddy, they really look out for what their customers want and they actually do give you some of the things that you want. With GoDaddy, it is possible to install Drupal in just a few clicks as they include it in something called Hosting Metropolis that they make available to all of their customers. Another thing that GoDaddy give to their customers is the ability to install Serendipity in the same way. However, when it comes to expression engine, GoDaddy do not offer a simple install for it, however, you can install it yourself on their hosting plans with no problem at all.
Where are GoDaddy’s servers located and how does it affect me (IP address)?
One of the things that you should really consider when you are looking for a web host for your website or website is exactly where your host is located. This is one of the things that a lot of people forget to even think about when it comes to choosing a host and it is one of the most important things. The located of the hosts servers and technical facilities will really affect the service that you get from them and these days, a lot of web hosts are moving their technical facilities and servers into more remote parts of the world because they are cheaper to run there. This isn’t good as it means that you will get a reduced level of service from them. One of the companies whose servers and technical facilities are located in a good place is GoDaddy. GoDaddys main servers are located in Arizona in the United States. This is a great place for them to be located as it will mean that when you sign up with them, your server will have a U.S. IP address. It also means that because a majority of people that surf the web and that are likely to visit your website are in the U.S, the servers are positioned in the country where most of your visitors are. This will mean that you visitors will experience a greater level of service and speed from your website.
What measures at GoDaddy protect me from spam and virus threats?
One of the things that you will probably be concerned about when you have a website is the threat of spam. Spam is a big issue for almost anyone that uses the internet as it can affect people that don’t even have websites. You will probably have experienced spam in the past with any of your email account however, a lot of these email account these days have a spam filter on them that will prevent the spam from ever reaching your inbox. Of course, spam on your website is an extremely important thing to be concerned about and one of the hosts that realise the concerns that you will have is GoDaddy. GoDaddy is one of the hosts that do their absolute best to make sure that you don’t get any unwanted spam. If you sign up for hosting will GoDaddy then chances are that you will have an email account with them as well. GoDaddy has put many measures in place to ensure that your email account does not get flooded with spam. One of the things that you will find is that it will have a spam filter, much like many other email accounts. GoDaddy will also allow you to report spam to them if you are getting far too much and they will try to resolve the problem.
What control panel does GoDaddy have?
If you have had a web hosting company before and are familiar with the process of hosting a website, then you will probably know that every single web host will have a certain control panel that they will use in order for you to control your website, There are a lot of these control panels around, but one of the most used is of course cPanel. If you have had web hosting before, then chances are that you will be familiar with cPanel. The good thing is that GoDaddy is one of the web hosts that use cPanel for their hosting. The fact that GoDaddy does use cPanel for most of their hosting plans will probably come as good news to you if you have used cPanel before as you will be familiar with it. However, a lot of you will probably not have had a web host at all in the past and you will probably not be familiar with any control panel. Well, the great thing about cPanel is that it is extremely easy to use and you will be able to pick up the basics almost instantly. Because it is the most widely, used, there are a lot of tutorials and guidance available on the internet and GoDaddy provide a lot of help themselves.
Is it possible to transfer domain names to or from GoDaddy?
When you are looking for a web host for your website, chances are that you might already have a domain name. This can present a problem as it might mean that your domain name ends up being registered with a different company to the company that becomes your hosting provider. If this is the case, then you will probably want to transfer the domain name across to the new hosting provider that you have. Of course, as well as this, it can sometimes be the other way round and you might want to transfer a domain name that you have registered with GoDaddy over to a different web host. Luckily, GoDaddy accommodate this for their customers. If you want to transfer a domain name that you have already registered with another web host over to GoDaddy, then you will be given the opportunity to do this when you come to sign up for a web hosting plan with GoDaddy. A lot of the time, GoDaddy will actually transfer your domain name for free, but of course, this will depend on the exact web hosting plan that you opt for. Of course, if you want to transfer a domain name that you have registered on GoDaddy to another registrar, then you can do that as well, however, it will usually incur a small charge with GoDaddy if you want to do so.
Is it possible to install WordPress with GoDaddy?
One of the most popular things that people need a website for these days is to run their own blog. Blogging has become a widely used thing and people of all ages are blogging on the internet these days in order to let people know their thoughts and feelings. Of course, Wordpress is the most common blogging platform that is used today and not only is it now used for blogging, but it is actually possible to base an entire website around Wordpress. This means that a lot of people will need to install Wordpress in order to even run their websites and the good news is that GoDaddy is one of the web hosts that make it extremely easy. With GoDaddy, even if you sign up for their lowest priced hosting plan, you will get access to a way of installing many scripts and features on your website. This can be done through the control panel of your website and one of the things that you can install is Wordpress. GoDaddy has made it easy for you to install these things and you can actually install Wordpress without any technical knowledge and in just a few clicks.
How secure are GoDaddys actual servers?
One of the things that people don’t really think about when they are searching for a web host is to check how secure their particular hosts servers are and what they offer their customers to make their servers more secure. These days, there is often a lot of personal information stored on servers so it is absolutely vital that hosting companies make sure that they offer their customers as much protection to keep them and their customers as safe as possible. GoDaddy is one of the web hosts have really takes this to the next level. With GoDaddy, even if you only sign up for one of their cheaper hosting plans that only offer the basics, you will still get free firewall software installed on your servers from Godaddy. This really helps to keep hackers out of your website and will ensure that your customer’s details are not stolen. If you opt for a larger plan that costs a little more, you will get even more server security. For example, when you sign up for a dedicated server from them, they will do even more to ensure that you website stays secure. The best thing you can do to ensure that you are getting the protection you need, is to check the specific terms of the web hosting plan that you are interested in before you sign up.
Does GoDaddy use good server technology?
A lot of website hosts out there these days are trying to offer a better service than ever before, This means that a lot of them are increasing the quality of their server technology and offering more to their customers. GoDaddy is one of the biggest web hosts around so it comes as no surprise that they too have upgraded their server technology. GoDaddy uses state of the art servers to ensure that all of their customers get a great level of service from them that is fast and reliable. GoDaddy don’t just use state of the art servers to make sure that their customers get the best service possible, but they have also given their customers access to some unique server technology that is in the software area. All of GoDaddys customers will get access to a library of scripts that they can install on their website in just a few clicks. These scripts include well known things such as Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla and many others, and they are just one example of the excellent server technology that Godaddy currently has. GoDaddy also has the best server technology that will allow all of their customers to access a great web hosting control panel that is easy to use and learn.
Can I install anything with 1-click installation at GoDaddy?
Because there are such a lot of web hosting companies based all around the world at the moment, web hosts have to offer their customers more and more to give them the edge over the competition. One of the things that a lot of web hosting companies are beginning to offer their customers these days is the ability to install a variety of scripts on their websites with a 1 click installation. This makes things a whole lot easier for the customers as it will save them time and allow them to install many things without any technical knowledge at all. GoDaddy is one of the web hosts that do offer one click installation for their customers and there are a variety of things that they offer it for. With all of their hosting plans, customers will get access to something called Hosting Metropolis. This system will allow all of their customers to install many popular scripts and modules including Wordpress and Joomla with just one click. It is great that GoDaddy offers this for all of their customers and there are a variety of other things that you can install with just one click as well. You can access the system from the control panel.
Can I have phpBB (forum) with GoDaddy?
There are a lot of things that websites are used for these days, some of the most popular things include for business and for blogging. Of course, there are many other uses for a website and of the uses is to run a forum. This is an extremely popular thing to do and it doesn’t matter if you just want to have a forum website or if you want to add a forum to an existing website in or for your customers to talk with one another, you will need a piece of forum software in order to be able to do it. One of the most popular forum scripts these days is something called phpBB and a lot of forums on the internet choose this script in order to start their forums. Of course, a lot of web hosting companies simply do not provide the facilities that a necessary for you to install this but GoDaddy is different. With GoDaddy, not only do they allow you to install phpBB on your website, but they have actually made it simple. With GoDaddy and all of their hosting plans, you will have access to something called Hosting Metropolis. With this, you will be able to install phpBB in just a few clicks without any technical knowledge at all.
Are GoDaddys technical facilities secure?
One of the things that web hosting companies have to consider these days is the security that they are putting in place for their technical facilities. This is extremely important at this moment tin time because the internet is being used increasingly for services such as internet shopping and ecommerce and this means that a lot of customers credit and debit card details will be stored on the servers where your website is located. Unfortunately, a lot of web hosts don’t offer any security at all when it comes to keeping their technical facilities secure, but GoDaddy is not one of these hosts. GoDaddy really does offer a lot in terms of keeping you and your customers safe and making sure that their technical facilities remain safe. One of the things that GoDaddy gives to all of its customers is firewalls on the servers. This means that it will help keep your website protected form anyone that is trying to hack into it and will make sure that your customer details stay safe. As well as this, all of their technical facilities are in secure locations and are made sure to be guarded at all times.
Am I able to install Joomla with GoDaddy?
There are many ways that you can build a website these days and one of the most common things that a lot of people have started to do in order to build their website is to base it around a content management system. These systems make running your website and updating the content on your websites a whole lot easier and it is a great way to make your website easier to run. One of the most popular content management systems out there is something called Joomla and this is a great thing to use in order to build your website. Unfortunately, a lot of web hosting companies will make it extremely difficult to install Joomla on your website but GoDaddy is not one of these. GoDaddy make it extremely easy for you to install Joomla on your website and you can actually do it without any technical knowledge of how to install the software at all. GoDaddy actually provide Joomla in the database of scripts and modules that you will get access to with any of their hosting plans. This means that all you have to do in order to install Joomla is to go to the control panel and select it form a list of the scripts that are in the database.

Service, Support and Feedback

What can customers tell me about GoDaddy?
One of the easiest ways for you to be able to tell whether a company is good or not is by looking at what previous customers or their current customer have to say about them. Of course, this also works in the world of web hosting and one of the best ways to tell whether a web host is both genuine and offers a good level of service is to see what their customers have to say about them. With a lot of hosting companies, checking what customers have to say will lead you into a world that the hosting company has tried to keep quiet. This is a world of unhappy customers. However, with GoDaddy, it seems that almost all customers have good things to say about them. If you do a quick search on the internet for reviews of GoDaddy, you will find thousands of happy customers that only have positive things to say about the host. Many of their customers comment on what a great level of support they receive from the host and how much they get for their money. Of course, you will find a few negative reviews but this is to be expected with any company, The point is that the majority of customers of GoDaddy are extremely happy with the level of service they are receiving and a lot of them recommend the company to others.
What amount of downtime should I expect at GoDaddy?
One of the most important things that you will have to take into consideration when you are looking for a website host is how much downtime you are likely to get. With a lot of website hosts these days, they will give you a guaranteed amount of uptime that you will receive from them and then in return, you will be able to work out what is the maximum amount of downtime you are likely to receive and whether or not you are happy with that amount. Although a lot of web hosts give you a guaranteed figure, a lot of them don’t and a lot of them don’t even give you any estimate at all. One of the web hosts that is great when it comes to downtime is GoDaddy. With the entire web hosting plans at GoDaddy, you will get a guaranteed uptime of 99.9% which means that the downtime you will receive from them will be 0.015 maximum, which we are sure you will know is an extremely small amount. It is important that you only have a small amount of downtime as when you website is down, you customers will not be able to get access to your website and you will lose business. With 0.01% downtime, you will hardly notice it and neither will your customers.
Is web hosting from GoDaddy fast?
These days, there is a lot of competition when it comes to the web hosting industry which is why every single web host out there has got to offer something unique in order to retain and get new customers. GoDaddy is one of the biggest web hosts out there and they too have got to try to retain their customers. One way of doing this is by offering a service that is better than all of the other hosts out there. One of the things that really put a web host above the rest is how fast their hosting is. GoDaddy are one of the fastest web hosts out there and the visitors to your website will certainly notice it. GoDaddy use state of the art servers to ensure that the service that they are providing is extremely fast. They will also monitor their bandwidth and make sure that you are receiving a service that is not compromised in any way by other users. The speed of GoDaddys hosting is also extremely fast due to the located of GoDaddy. They are in one of the best spots in the world for web hosting and this will really show for your visitors and for you when you are uploading your website.
Is there a good level of support at GoDaddy?
A lot of people that are looking to set up websites these days have very little experience at actually running or maintaining a website. This also means that they have very little experience in actually signing up for a web hosting plan and dealing with everything that they will need to understand when it comes to uploading their website and making sure that they get their website up and running. It is for this reason that many web hosting companies out there are now offering an increased level of support so that people can ask any questions that they require concerning web hosting. One of the companies that offer a great level of support is GoDaddy. GoDaddy is one of the biggest and best web hosting company’s out there, so it comes as no surprise that their level of support is second to none. At GoDaddy, they have a whole area of their website that is dedicated to support. You will be able to get access to a whole community of users that you will be able to ask questions to and even help if they want to know something. As well as this, you will of course also be able to call their customer support line whenever you need and you will be able to view tutorials.
Is GoDaddy a reliable hosting company?
One of the things that you will really need to make sure that you look for when you are getting a web host for your website is a company that is committed to offering a reliable service, If you choose a web hosting company that offers a poor level of service and reliability, then you website will be the thing that suffers from it. The thing to make sure of it that the website hosts offers a certain amount of guaranteed uptime as you really do not want your website to be offline any more than it has to. It is for this reason that you should really make sure that you find a host that offers a high amount of guaranteed uptime amongst many other things. One of the hosts that is certain reliable is GoDaddy. GoDaddy have been around for a long time and really know their web hosting. They are committed to offering all of their customers an extremely reliable service and they have state of the art servers and equipment that will allow them to offer you the best, most reliable and most efficient service possible They offer a huge amount of guaranteed uptime that will ensure that your website is online and working as much as it possibly can be.
Does GoDaddy offer an uptime guarantee? What do current customers say about it?
When it comes to ensuring that your website is always available to your customers, there are a number of things that you can do to make sure that it is optimised for the web and that it doesn’t use any more bandwidth or web space than it has to. Although you can make all of this effort, there is one thing that is much more important and that is often forgotten to take into consideration. This is the amount of uptime that the host guarantees your website to have. You want this uptime guarantee to be as high as possible. One of the web hosts that offers a great amount of guaranteed uptime is GoDaddy. GoDaddy offer all of their customers a guaranteed uptime of 99.9% with all of their hosting plans meaning that the maximum your website is likely to be offline is 0.01%. This is an exceptionally small amount and most of the time, it is even lower than this. Many customers have said that they actually receive close to zero downtime most of the time and that they have never received more than 0.01% downtime during their whole time with GoDaddy. This really shows just how reliable GoDaddy is.
Do I get access to a help center with GoDaddy?
There will be a whole range of things that you will take into consideration when it comes to choosing the perfect web host for you, but there are things that you will have completely forgotten to take into consideration also and often, these are the most important things. Of course, you will think about the cost of the web host when you are searching and the level of service that they offer, but one thing that is often forgotten about is the check whether the host has a help center of any form. It is inevitable that at some point during the time you host your website, you will have a problem and it is great to have a help center there to provide answers to your questions and problems. One of the web hosts hat does offer a great help center is GoDaddy. Being one of the biggest web hosts on the internet, it comes as no surprise that GoDaddy has a great help center. GoDaddy has an entire forum that is a place made entirely for users to answer and ask questions that they would like to be answered. As well as this, there is a search tool that you can use in their help center that will enable you to find answers to almost any question you have. Of course, if this fails, you can always call their customer service line.
Are there any tutorials I can make use of with GoDaddy?
A lot of the people that are starting website these days have very little knowledge eon how exactly to run and maintain a website. This also means that a lot of the people that are starting websites these days have not hosted websites before and this means that they will not be very familiar with the whole process of hosting a website and uploading a website to a hosts servers and that sort of thing. It is for this reason that a lot of web hosting companies have no decided to offer their customers a variety of tutorials that will enable them to learn the basics of exactly how to get their website up and running once they have registered with them. One of the hosts that offer a great selection of tutorials is of course GoDaddy. Because they are on e of the biggest and most well known web hosting companies around. GoDaddy have some of the best support when it comes to tutorials in the whole industry, All of GoDaddys customers will get access to a variety of tutorials. If you go to the GoDaddy help center and then click on the tutorials link, you will be given a huge list of tutorials there are. Some of these tutorials are normal written tutorials and some are even video tutorials. You will have everything you need here to get started.
Are the reviews and rating for GoDaddy any good?
One of the best ways to check whether a company is worth buying anything from is to check the reviews that the company has and check what he ratings are like for that particular company .of course, doing this is something that doesn’t just work for companies that operate offline, but it also works for companies that operate online. This means that you can check whether a web host is any good or not simply by looking at the reviews that they have received and the ratings that they have been given. Of course, there are two types of reviews, one of them will be done by customers and the other will be done by review companies and members of the press. When it comes to GoDaddy, the reviews seem good from both kinds of reviewers. GoDaddy has got thousands of great reviews and ratings if you just have a quick look online. Many of their previous customers and their current customers have posted positive reviews of them on various sites scattered around the internet and a lot of professional companies have also given then great ratings and reviews. One review that we found said “We are extremely happy with the service that we have received from GoDaddy and we would recommend them to anyone”. It is great reviews like this that really show a great company.
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