GoDaddy vs A2 Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit A2 Hosting
Pricing
23 hosting plans 61 hosting plans
Starting price $2.99 / month $2.99 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No 1 coupon
User Ratings
1.5
4.7
Reliability 1.5
4.5
Pricing 1.5
4.5
User Friendly 1.5
4.5
Support 1.5
4.5
Features 1.5
4.5
User Reviews
607 reviews 1831 reviews
Latest positive review
Nice Hosting
Muzaffer Bhat,
8.8
I host a blog site http://digitalbhat.com with GoDaddy and found it satisfactory. I recommend this host to all on merit basis and overall experience I had with the service provider.
Outstanding support from A2 Hosting
Paul Eveleigh,
9.2
OUTSTANDING SUPPORT! As a complete novice I struggled to understand what was required and my frustration was getting the better of me. Evanjaline, worked her 'magic' and got everything sorted for me. Very few companies provid... More e this level of support.
It is so refreshing to see this level of customer focus from A2 support . My renewal with A2 is not in question ! Many thanks A2 support team
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Latest negative review
No reason anymore to keep GoDaddy
Eric Rothmuller,
3.6
I own an online marketing company and I've always used GoDaddy and recommended GoDaddy to my clients. Their services have always been a little clunky and has had it's issues but their customer service was the one reason I stu... More ck with them for so many years. Their customer service was impeccable for seemingly a decade. Now it seems they have outsourced their customer service and it is atrocious. Issues take 3+ calls to resolve now, the wait times are much longer, and the service reps seem absolutely incompetent. The only reason I've ever truly had to stick with GoDaddy for over a decade is now gone and I'll be moving my clients and my domain, email, and web hosting needs elsewhere. Less
They're terrified of DMCA complaints and will ban you without warning!
Larry Wall,
2.0
HostAdvice note: A2 Hosting never claimed to be a one that doesn't respect DMCA notices, and they acted appropriately.
One DMCA complaint and they'll ban your entire account no matter how many domains are hosted on it.
They c... More laimed one of my websites offers illegal services, but they didn't mention which one, which was absolutely a false claim. It was a DMCA notification from Corsearch that made them ban my entire account of 30+ domains without any notification and a "Thanks!" at the end of the email! Less
Shared Hosting
7 plans from $2.99 to $419.99 10 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4

Economy

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Economy plan

Startup

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Startup plan
Under $8

Economy Windows

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: plesk
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Economy Windows plan

Drive

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Drive plan
Over $10

Deluxe

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 10
View Deluxe plan

Turbo Max

$14.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Turbo Max plan
VPS
4 plans from $2.99 to $419.99 13 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No

Start for free

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Start for free plan
Under $8

Enhance

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Enhance plan

Runway 1 - Unmanaged

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 1 - Unmanaged plan
Over $10

Launch

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Launch plan

Runway 4 - Unmanaged

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Runway 4 - Unmanaged plan
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $2.99 to $419.99 12 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DS-32

$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 4 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DS-32 plan

Unmanaged Hyper 1

$105.99 / MO
  • Space: 2 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Unmanaged Hyper 1 plan
Cloud Hosting
No
6 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Runway 1

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 150 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Runway 1 plan
Over $10 No

Runway 4

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 450 GB
  • Bandwidth: 4 TB
View Runway 4 plan
Website Builder
1 plan from $2.99 to $419.99 4 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No

1-PAGE

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: 100.04 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View 1-PAGE plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Launch

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Launch plan

BASIC

$8.99 / MO
  • Space: 249.96 MB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View BASIC plan
CDN
No
4 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No

STARTUP

$2.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Number of Sites: 1
View STARTUP plan
Under $8 No

DRIVE

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DRIVE plan
Over $10 No

TURBO MAX

$14.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View TURBO MAX plan
Resellers
No
8 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Kickstart

$18.99 / MO
  • Space: 60 GB
  • Bandwidth: 599.96 GB
  • Panel: whm
View Kickstart plan
SSL
3 plans from $2.99 to $419.99 4 plans from $2.99 to $505.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Domain Validation (DV) SSL

$89.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Domain Validation (DV) SSL plan

Basic SSL DV

$49.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Basic SSL DV plan
Data Centers
3 of 6 3 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe Yes Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 6 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 5 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
3 of 8 7 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No Yes
Perl No Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes Yes
ASP.NET Yes No
Database Support
0 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 4 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No Yes
Wire Transfer Yes Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: A2 Hosting

Delight Johnson Hosting Expert

There is no doubt that GoDaddy is the better known company in this matchup, but that is about the only thing that they will beat A2 Hosting at. A2 Hosting is a much more reliable hosting company with better prices, and far better user support. They also have many additional options and features that GoDaddy just can’t compete with. A2 Hosting may not have the multi-million dollar marketing budgets, but they always put the quality of their hosting first, which is why they won this comparison.