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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
3.0
Support 1.5
2.5
Features 1.5
3.0
User Reviews
601 reviews 100 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
Teuer, schwach, schlechter Support, keine Vertragstreue
Andreas Maresch,
2.4
Oberstes Gebot bei Godaddy scheint zu sein: Der Kunde muss zahlen! Für alles, ständig, und zwar viel!
Automatische langjährige Vertragsverlängerungen (ohne auch nur den Hauch eines Rabattes!) sind automatisch voreingestellt
... More Dafür erlaubt sich Godaddy, die Leistung nach eigenem Gutdünken zu verändern und einzuschränken. Auf Rückfrage "lernt" man dann (sofern man eine Antwort erhält), dass das ja alles nur zum Besten für die Kunden sei (woher man das weiß? Keine Ahnung - ich jedenfalls wurde noch nie gefragt).
Es gibt sogar einen eigenen Wikipedia-Eintrag zu den Klagen, die gegen Godaddy geführt wurden und werden - das sagt ja wohl alles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_controversies_involving_GoDaddy
Ich kann nur raten: Finger weg von diesem "Service"! Es gibt bessere, für weniger Geld.
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i create account on digitalocean they cut 5 $ from my card. and locked my account.
atiq ur rehman,
2.0
I create an account on digitalocean they cut 5 $ from my card. and locked my account. I create a support ticket but they don't reply to my ticket. I created a ticket 10 hour ago still no Reply.
Shared Hosting
6 plans from $5.99 to $39.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Economy

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Economy plan
No
Over $10

Ultimate

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Ultimate plan
No
VPS
4 plans from $4.99 to $69.99
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 $129.99 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 $19.99 to $19.99
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 $63.99 to $135.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard SSL DV

$63.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard SSL DV plan
No
Data Centers
0 of 6 3 of 6
North America No Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No 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.