GoDaddy vs Digital Ocean

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit Digital Ocean
Pricing
22 hosting plans 13 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $5.00 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
2.7
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 1.5
3.0
User Friendly 1.5
2.5
Support 1.5
2.5
Features 1.5
3.0
User Reviews
603 reviews 101 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.
Great Service
John Howard,
8.8
Digital Ocean is a highly customisable cloud hosting service with reasonable rates. The only drawback for non-technical customers is you will need to configure your server VIA the command-line – the good thing is Digital Ocea... More n has easy to follow documentation that shows you how to do this among many other things. Less
Latest negative review
Terrible Sevicio el deGodaddy
El Anon,
4.0
Intento comunicarme al servicio tecnico y nunca me resuelven nada. Siempre me dicen que es problema de mi codigo (cuando hablamos de registros dns o moodle) su solucion siempre es actualizarte a un servicio mas caro. Nunca re... More suelven nada, tardas mucho tiempo en ser atendido y lo peor es que tardan horas en atenderte e igual no sirve de nada Less
terrible hosting!
Omer Ilyasli,
2.0
I have used Digital Ocean for more than 2 years and I regret it.
I started over the recommendation of our freelancer, but in 2 years, I always had a hard time, from setting up, to managing, to backup, and performance, everyt... More hing was very hard and confusing for me. And whenever I had a problem and opened a ticket, I only received automated responses and never heard from a real person answering my messages! In the end, one of my sites was hacked because of Digital Ocean and they didn't even bother to respond to me for anything at all!
I finally pulled the plug and changed to another hosting provider which I am happy with!
So, in short, if you are not a genius with IT, stay away from Digital Ocean. Or if you use, pray that you will not have any problems and will need technical support, because if you do, support will be nowhere to be found!
Stay away at all costs! You will regret it!
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Shared Hosting
6 plans from $4.99 to $399.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Economy

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Economy plan
No
Over $10

Ultimate

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: 75 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 25
View Ultimate plan
No
VPS
4 plans from $4.99 to $399.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Enhance

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Enhance plan
No
Over $10

Launch

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Launch plan
No
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $4.99 to $399.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DS-32

$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 4 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DS-32 plan
No
Cloud Hosting
No
13 plans from $5.00 to $960.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

$5

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View $5 plan
Over $10 No

$10

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View $10 plan
Website Builder
1 plan from $4.99 to $399.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Launch

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Launch plan
No
SSL
3 plans from $4.99 to $399.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Protect one website

$69.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Protect one website plan
No
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 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
1 of 8 2 of 8
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No No
Node.js No Yes
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET Yes No
Database Support
0 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card No Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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Winner

Winner

Winner: Digital Ocean

Idan Cohen Marketing Expert

Both Digital Ocean and GoDaddy are in the ‘mid-tier’ of hosting solutions, each offering good options to their customers. While GoDaddy is by far the better known company of the two, they actually don’t perform quite as good in almost any area. Digital Ocean offers better reliability, lower prices, and more features for all their customers. They also have a better overall user rating. Digital Ocean also serves people throughout Europe, where GoDaddy does not operate. For these reasons, and many others, Digital Ocean is named as the winner in this comparison.