There is certainly plenty of information about GoDaddy on the internet, in some cases too much. While some customers say it’s the most reliable web host and domain registrar around, others say it’s awful.
In order to make an informed choice, you have to look at the company carefully, and from all angles. For this reason, we’ll be presented a straightforward review of GoDaddy that looks at both sides of the picture.
GoDaddy is a good choice for people who are hoping to find nicely priced hosting with lots of extra features. If you take a look through their website, you will see that they offer a bunch of different hosting plans and discounts. If you’re just starting out, you can probably get by with their Economy plan, which is only about $5 per month, sometimes even less. If unlimited domains is something you desire, however, it’s better to go with the Deluxe plan which is only slightly more expensive. These inexpensive plans come with plenty of perks as well, like ad credits that you can use on Facebook, Bing and Google. If you need to register a domain name as well as get web hosting, GoDaddy offers a convenient one stop location. When you buy a domain name through GoDaddy you get a free website and hosting that is called InstaPage. This is, however, only a one page website, so it’s only something to help you get started. But you can also get a better deal on a domain and more advanced hosting when you buy them together. GoDaddy also offers a whole lot of other domain related services like auctions, private domain registration and domain parking. It’s also easy to do a quick lookup to figure out which extensions (if any) are available for the domain name that you want to buy.
If you are new to the Internet, let GoDaddy help you. Getting your site up and running will be no problem at all. Anyone that is new to the Internet will have absolutely no problem buying domains. If you have technical experience with the Internet, one criticism you may have is that the company is geared primarily for newbies. Their control panel, for example, is fairly convenient for people whose needs are basic, but not so good for people who want to handle many tasks themselves. Logging into the control panel to use the web monitoring tools can be a headache for some, especially since the interface is not designed for people who will go there many times a day. Anyone that has a lot of experience, such as a webmaster, may find GoDaddy far too basic for them. So before you sign up with them, these are things that you need to consider.
We’ve shared some of the things offered through GoDaddy here but they provide a lot more–too many to be able to explore thoroughly in just a few paragraphs. GoDaddy is one of those companies that offers people an equal number of things to praise and to vilify. Look through their website and figure out for yourself whether or not the company is a good one for you.