Go Daddy is one of the most well-known web hosts and domain registrars. Go Daddy offers a variety of website hosting features, packages, and countless additional options, making them a flexible option for anyone looking to host a personal or small business website.
Go Daddy offers hosting plans starting at $4.99/month and scaling up from there. While domains are not free upon signup, they only cost $1.99 each with your purchase, which is lower than what many competing web hosts charge.
Reliability & Uptime
Go Daddy owns, operates, and supports their own data centers (most web hosts rent them from another provider). Their trained technical staff monitors their routers, firewalls, and servers around the clock, ensuring that your data is secure and reducing downtime. Go Daddy promises 99.9% uptime.
Go Daddy offers online support forums and FAQs, as well as phone and email support. Despite the company’s size, Go Daddy’s support team is quick to respond. The average expected response time for emails is typically within 24 hours.
Control Panel and Features
Go Daddy provides its own proprietary control panel, containing a selection of basic menus (Domain Names, Email, Websites, Secure Certs, Customer Info, etc.). The main drawback of their control panel is the number of screens you have go through that advertise additional Go Daddy products and services. Customers who buy dedicated hosting are provided the more popular Plesk and/or cPanel control panels.
Go Daddy Hosting features include:
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Free ad credits
- Daily backup
- Free email accounts
- 24/7 support
- One-click setup