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GoDaddy vs Directnic

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit Directnic
Pricing
21 hosting plans 3 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $2.48 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
2.1
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 1.7
2.2
User Friendly 1.6
1.8
Support 1.4
1.9
Features 1.5
2.3
User Reviews
560 reviews 13 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.
Fine Hosting Service for Over 16 Years
R D Heath & P A Jones,
8.8
Through the years, DirectNIC has provided us excellent service, support and pricing for hosting and domain registration. I have had no reason to look for an alternate hosting provider – albeit, we only have a few modest sites... More .
Access and control of some features has become more convoluted in the past few years. Thusly, I might not recommend DirectNic hosting to a complete novice, but if one is minimally cognizant of web development; then all the standard tools are available.
After using other registrars (and being beat over the head with the hard sell) I've moved all our domains to the civility of DirectNic and neever looked back.
In the long run – it would be hard to be more pleased with a tech company.
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Latest negative review
Avoid at all costs
Donna Garcia,
2.0
I have had nothing but issues with GoDaddy. I went with a name I had heard. My website is constantly unavailable, I spend hours on the phone trying to get it fixed. They constantly want money, renew this , you need that. Wh... More en I had to renew my domain names 2 hours on the phone because my card had expired and no one could help me. I am looking to change providers this is way too much of a headache Less
Please... For your own Good. Please do not get THE service with DIRECTNIC.
Kim Ma,
2.0
WARNING... WARNING...
This hosting company is EXTREMELY UNRELIABLE for HOSTING and their server is very....VERY... SLOW.
Shared Hosting
6 plans from $5.99 to $39.99 3 plans from $2.48 to $7.98
Under $4 No

Lite Plan

$2.48 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: 100.04 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Lite Plan plan
Under $8

Economy

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Economy plan

Pro Plan

$4.48 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1000.04 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Pro Plan plan
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
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
2 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No No
Asia Yes No
Oceania 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 Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 4 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
0 of 7 1 of 7
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
0 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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