GoDaddy: Best for blog domain name registration

About: Godaddy is one of the largest web hosting and domain registration service provider for small businesses and bloggers.

GoDaddy Company Overview

Company Profile Founder Bob Parsons
Founded Date 1997
Parent Company GoDaddy Operating Company, LLC
Headquarters Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Website godaddy.com
Company Services Services WordPress Managed Hosting, Domain registration, Domain Auction, Domain Name Generator, Website Builder, Digital Marketing Suite, Templates, Reseller Hosting, Professional Email, etc
Features MySQL databases, Linux hosting, cPanel, Search Engine Optimization, SSL Certificate, CloudLinux, CageFS, SSH access, FTPS, phpbb, php, e.t.c
Refund Period 30 days 30 days (for Annual Plans+)and 48 hours (for less than one year plans). For UK and German refund period is within 14 days.
Partnership Programs Affiliate Program Affiliate Program Login page
Reseller Hosting Reseller Hosting signup page
Agency GoDaddy Pro Signup page
GoDaddy Swot Analysis Strengths Reputable Brand
Weaknesses No free SSL Certifcate on WordPress Managed hosting. Their competitors offer it for free (as at 2/12/200)
Opportunities Growing WordPress CMS user base
Threats Steady adoption of Aws and GCP cloud hosting by small businesses
Alternatives Bluehost Bluehost Overview
HostGator HostGator Overview
SiteGround SiteGround Overview
Social Media Twitter @GoDaddy
Facebook @GoDaddy
LinkedIn @godaddy
Customer Contacts Phone +1 4804638389
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Live Chat Chat

Pricing Table for GoDaddy Shared Hosting plans

Plans Price Storage Bandwidth Memory Websites
Economy Plan $8.99/mo 100 GB Unmetered 512MB 1
Deluxe Plan $11.99/mo Unlimited Unmetered 512MB Unlimited
Ultimate Plan $16.99/mo Unlimited Unmetered 1GB Unlimited
Maximum Plan $24.99/mo Unlimited Unmetered 2GB Unlimited

NOTE: Prices might be lower than what is indicated in the table for new customers.

GoDaddy Terms Summary

Website and WordPress hosting on GoDaddy has the following restrictions.

  • You cannot use it for External Backup storage
  • You cannot use to run a File sharing website
  • Limit of 250k Inodes per account (Linux)
  • Limit of 500k files and folders per account (windows)
  • Limit of 1000 database tables
  • Limit to 1 GB database storage
  • A limit of a single WordPress installation per website
  • Image hosting is not allowed
  • You cannot run banner ads business with Godaddy Website hosting
  • You cannot run more than one audio streaming on Godaddy website hosting
  • You cannot use Godaddy website hosting for bulk sms services

Good and Bad side of GoDaddy

Good: Cheap domain registration. Godaddy offers the best rates for domain registration

Good: Uptime. Godaddy offers 99.9% service uptime guarantee.

Good: Free Backup. Godaddy offers Free daily backups for Managed WordPress hosting.

Bad: Multisite Network not allowed on Godaddy website and WordPress hosting

Bad: Hard to reach phone support.

Bad: Paid Email. Unlike Bluehost which offers free email services for shared hosting, Godaddy  email services come at a cost.

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