GoDaddy Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 200 user review in 10 languages
3.6
POOR

Customer score for GoDaddy

  • Reliability
    3.5 / 10
  • Pricing
    4.0 / 10
  • User Friendly
    3.6 / 10
  • Support
    3.2 / 10
  • Features
    3.6 / 10

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Tom Wright
United States
  • Reliability10
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly6
  • Support6
  • Features4
6.8
NEW

Not bad, could be better

Service used: Shared - Deluxe
I used GoDaddy to purchase a domani and build a website. I used their web builder service for my first try. It was good, made a beautiful page, but didn't give me the font, color & background options I wanted. Switched to just...Read More
Luis Sanchez
United States
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
2.0
NEW

They Keep Charging and Charging

Service used: Shared - Premium
The service was cancelled 3 years ago and they still charged me 3 years later for new service even though they knew the service had not been used for 3 years. They also lied to the credit card company. They Lie, Cheat and Humiliate you for a buck.....DONT USE THEM
Steve Jones
United States
  • Reliability4
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly4
  • Support4
  • Features2
3.2
NEW

Not particularly ethical.

Service used: Dedicated Server - Economy
Godaddy is an average domain name and web hosting service, I have quite a few domain names hosted with them but I don’t trust them with hosting a site. They use the annoying tactic of getting you across the line with cheap offers ...Read More
Jason Love
United States
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing4
  • User Friendly2
  • Support8
  • Features2
3.6
NEW

GoDaddy Web Design Awful

Service used: Shared - Deluxe
I paid in full for GoDaddy to design a website based on an existing mock-up. Pretty basic stuff. It came back so far off the mark that I requested a refund. GoDaddy said they could refund only a third of the money and encouraged m...Read More
Juan Carlos Torres Peralta
Colombia
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing6
  • User Friendly4
  • Support2
  • Features4
3.6

It works OK until you need support

Service used: Shared - Economy
Goddady It works OK until you need support, aftwerwards you have reached hell. Customer support will limit to have your site up and running but dont care if anything else happens. They dont know or advice for solutions, will send ...Read More
Michal Krcmar
Czech Republic
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
2.0

Cannot recommend it

Service used: VPS - Deluxe
Moved from Český hosting
Automatic renewal of service which they dont want to even send back as refund one day after :-D Simply this company is like the most favorite mobile operators without human approach, where you will spend half of the day waiting in...Read More
Nick Scott
United States
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
2.0

Don't make my mistake - run away!

Service used: Shared - Deluxe
Four months after buying a year-long hosting package. The hosting went down bringing my site with it. My small nonprofit called Go Daddy every day for almost two weeks and no one would tell us what happened to the site, when it wo...Read More
Syed Hasib Rahman
Bangladesh
  • Reliability4
  • Pricing4
  • User Friendly6
  • Support2
  • Features6
4.4

Godaddy support system is very bad.

Service used: Shared
I purchased a domain above GoDaddy. It is not very cheap. I can not always get help over the phone or live chat for the first time.  Godaddy support system is very bad.  My website is https://symbolicteam.com. Anyone can visit my website. Thanks very much????

Typical GoDaddy Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $3.99 - $39.99 6 plans
VPS $19.99 - $49.99 8 plans
Dedicated Server $79.99 - $179.99 8 plans
Cloud Hosting $5.00 - $80.00 5 plans
SSL $60.99 - $187.99 3 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.godaddy.com

GoDaddy Expert Review 2018

Written by: Marin Dujic

GoDaddy Rating

  • Reliability
    8.9 / 10
  • Pricing
    8 / 10
  • User Friendly
    5 / 10
  • Support
    3.5 / 10
  • Features
    3 / 10
5.7
Rated by Marin Dujic

Go Daddy: Everything You Need

Go Daddy is currently the most popular web host after making a name for itself by spending a fortune on annual Superbowl ads. The benefit of being such a hit is that Go Daddy has to cater to so many different needs that you have a huge variety of options immediately at hand. However, there are caps to many of those features, so you can get a taste of whatever you need, but you may have to pony up more dough if your appetite isn’t satiated. Not only is GoDaddy’s pricing is great, but the company.also delivers to experienced webmasters with a nice set of useful tools at hand. Its e-commerce options are especially robust and convenient, making growing your business with this host possible and simple

Uptime & Reliability

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8.9

Reliable, with Solid Uptime

GoDaddy prides itself on 99.9% uptime, and our tests and others confirm that they keep their promise. It’s a really solid web host, so you can rest assured knowing that your site is available 24/7 basically any day of the year. One reason for the reliability is that GoDaddy includes with its basic plan site scanner and virus protection, which keeps your site clean and bug-free. GoDaddy also boasts Website Accelerator, which aids you in getting your site on a Content Delivery Network, ultimately making your site run faster and cutting page loading times.

Features

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3

Feature Description
BandwidthUnlimited bandwidth is allowed, even on the basic plan.
Disk SpaceThe basic plan includes 10 GB, but there is an unlimited option in the highest-priced tier.
Website BuilderGoDaddy doesn’t use another company’s website builder; they created their own. You get a 5-page website created in less than a minute for free. If you want to tweak it and add extra pages, that’s perfectly fine, but it’ll cost you.
Email AccountsEmail is limited at all levels, and the basic package limits you to 100 email addresses with 100MB storage. At the top tier is the allowance of 1,000 email addresses with 1 GB of storage. Email accounts are limited at all levels: 100 addresses/100 MB storage for Economy, 500/500 for Deluxe, 1000/1 GB for Ultimate.
Shopping CartsMultiple e-commerce solutions are available, including osCommerce, ZenCart and Pinnacle Cart.
StatsFor statistics, Analog is available, and for interface, Report Magic is available.
MySQL DatabaseIn terms of MySQL Databases, an unlimited number are allowed, but there is a 1 GB cap on each.
FTP AccountsEach account is allowed 50 FTP users, and there may be a limitation of 1 account. If that will be an issue, talk to support to see if you would have that cap.
Multiple DomainsUnlimited external domains are allowed, but the basic plan limits a user to 25 subdomains and one website. At the top tier, a user is allowed unlimited websites, but is limited to 400 subdomains.

Support

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3.5

Superb Tutorials

GoDaddy has 24/7 support offered through email, phone, or the online ticket system; however, if you like live chat, you’re out of luck. On the bright side, self-taught customers can take advantage of the great tutorials on the site. To make new users especially comfortable, you get a free month of Concierge service, which is more speedy phone service. It appears that the Concierge service must be the way to go, though, since waiting times for calls are long.

Pricing

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8

Economical Pricing, Short Contracts Offered

GoDaddy has been such a hit because of its economically priced basic package. That being said, you can get even nicer discounts with one year, two year, or three year packages.--keep an eye on seasonal discounts, too. One unique feature is the chance to sign on for just one month. If commitment scares you, this is a good way to test the water, try out the support team, and see if this is the right web host for you.

User Friendly

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5

Organized and Easy

One benefit of being the biggest web host in America is that they figured out how to organize their offerings, resulting in an easy-to-use interface. Every part of the website – the control panel, support area, and even the site builder – has clear directions and are organized in a way that simply makes sense. The problem is that there are so many products to choose from that it’s overwhelming. The volume of add-ons available through GoDaddy is incredible;, the higher-priced packages come with some incredible tools to build your internet presence and business. While the options for add-ons are plentiful, you have limited room to work within the features themselves (fonts, templates, running scripts, etc.)

Summary

With GoDaddy, you have plenty of room to grow as a business. You can rely on great uptime and more features than you can shake a stick at, and a stellar price to boot.  Keep in mind, however, that the features that accompany low-priced packages are limited in their performance. Pros           
  • Clear Pricing
  • Great 24/7 Support
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
Cons
  • No Live Chat
  • Very Limited Features
  • First-time users may get confused
  • Poor customer service
  • Difficulty migrating from other hosts
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GoDaddy Prices, Plans & Features - 2018

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Number of Sites Price Score
100 GB Unlimited Unlimited $3.99 3.2
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $4.99 3.3
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $7.99 3.2
60 GB Unlimited Unlimited $19.99 5.2
120 GB Unlimited Unlimited $29.99 2.4
240 GB Unlimited Unlimited $39.99 2.0

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
40 GB - 1 GB $19.99 3.6
60 GB - 2 GB $22.99 4.8
120 GB - 4 GB $29.99 2.3
240 GB - 8 GB $39.99 2.0
40 GB - 2 GB $29.99 3.6
90 GB - 3 GB $34.99 3.6
120 GB - 4 GB $39.99 3.6
240 GB - 8 GB $49.99 3.6

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
1000 GB 4 x 3.10GHz 4 GB $79.99 3.5
1.5 TB 4 x 3.10GHz 8 GB $119.99 3.6
1.95 TB 4 x 3.10GHz 16 GB $139.99 2.0
1.95 TB 4 x 3.10GHz 32 GB $149.99 2.0
1000 GB 4 x 3.10GHz 4 GB $109.99 3.6
1.5 TB 4 x 3.10GHz 8 GB $149.99 3.6
1.95 TB 4 x 3.10GHz 16 GB $169.99 3.6
1.95 TB 4 x 3.10GHz 32 GB $179.99 2.4

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM Bandwidth Price Score
20 GB 1 core 512 MB Unlimited $5.00 3.6
30 GB 1 core 1 GB Unlimited $10.00 3.6
40 GB 2 cores 2 GB Unlimited $20.00 3.6
60 GB 2 cores 4 GB Unlimited $40.00 3.6
80 GB 4 cores 8 GB Unlimited $80.00 3.6

SSL Plans

Plan Name Features Warranty Price Score
Standard SSL DV
Best for blogs and social websites
Validates domain ownership
SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption
Protects unlimited servers
Unlimited free reissues
Unlimited 24/7 security support
Boost Google search ranking
Compatible with all major browsers
Displays a Security Seal on your site
30-day money back guarantee
$10,000.00 $60.99 4.0
Deluxe SSL OV
Best for businesses and organizations
Validates domain ownership and organization
SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption
Protects unlimited servers
Unlimited free reissues
Unlimited 24/7 security support
Boost Google search ranking
Compatible with all major browsers
Displays a Security Seal on your site
30-day money back guarantee
$250,000.00 $90.99 3.6
Premium SSL EV
Best for eCommerce websites
Validates domain ownership and highest level of organization authentication
SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption
Protects unlimited servers
Unlimited free reissues
Unlimited 24/7 security support
Boost Google search ranking
Compatible with all major browsers
Displays a Security Seal on your site
30-day money back guarantee
$1,000,000.00 $187.99 3.6
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Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • You may request a refund within 45 days of purchase for annual plans.
  • You may request a refund within 48 hours of purchase for monthly plans.
  • After 45 days, you may request an in-store credit for any unused years remaining on your annual plan. Unused time will be prorated based on the date of purchase.

    • In no event will you be eligible for more than one refund for the same product

See the complete and updated policy by GoDaddy: http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/8849/refund-policy

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