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|
|Parent Company||GoDaddy Operating Company, LLC|
|Headquarters||Scottsdale, Arizona, United States|
|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|
|Customer Contacts||Phone||+1 4804638389|
Pricing Table for GoDaddy Shared Hosting plans
|Economy Plan||$8.99/mo||100 GB||Unmetered||512MB||1|
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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