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GoDaddy vs Gandi.net

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit Gandi.net
Pricing
21 hosting plans 8 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $6.85 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
4.1
Reliability 1.5
4.0
Pricing 1.5
4.0
User Friendly 1.5
4.0
Support 1.5
4.0
Features 1.5
4.0
User Reviews
585 reviews 424 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.
Top of Line Hosting & Help
John Kelly,
10
These folks are the best.. they even help you with getting started and any quirks you might have with setting up your OWN host! They do this out of withOUT you paying for any special 'help/support'! They are very knowledgeabl... More e (even Linux!). There api (user web site) is awesome, with all of the bells and switches an admin would need to set up a complete remote host/server! John Less
Latest negative review
Abysmal customer service - incredibly expensive.
Tom Richi,
2.8
I finally had the sense to close all of my Godaddy services down. Afterwords, I wanted to close my account. Godaddy would not allow this. It has been over a week, hours on the phone, almost a dozen emails and no luck.
Croo... More ked, understaffed and deceitful.
Stay away from this one.
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Slow Support Response
Ifti ...,
2.0
I have an account with Gandi but lost my credentials since some of the people left the organization without leaving the information. I am communicating with them and all they have to say is to contact the domain owner. Issue ... More is that I don't know who is the domain owner.
Apart from that they take almost a day to respond to any email send to them. They do not have a toll free number for USA or for that matter any number to call if you are a US customer. Not sure how these guys are running their operation in the US with this kind of service.
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Shared Hosting
6 plans from $5.99 to $39.99 4 plans from $6.85 to $36.53
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Economy

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

Simple Hosting S+

$6.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 3 TB
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 2
View Simple Hosting S+ plan
Over $10

Ultimate

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Ultimate plan

Simple Hosting M

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 3 TB
  • Panel: other
  • Number of Sites: 5
View Simple Hosting M plan
VPS
4 plans from $4.99 to $69.99 4 plans from $6.85 to $43.38
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Enhance

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

Gandi V-R1

$6.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Gandi V-R1 plan
Over $10

Launch

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

Gandi V-R2

$8.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Gandi V-R2 plan
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 No
Europe No Yes
Asia Yes No
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 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
0 of 8 3 of 8
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No 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 Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No Yes
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Winner

Winner

Winner: Gandi.net

Michael Levanduski Expert Hosting Writer & Tester

GoDaddy and Gandi.net are based in different geographic regions, but both serve North American customers and have similar services for their customers. In terms of overall quality, Gandi.net actually outperforms GoDaddy in every area. Their users rank them quite high, with an average of 7.2 out of 10, compared with GoDaddy that gets just 6 out of 10 as an average score. Even though GoDaddy does have more hosting options, the quality of Gandi.net makes them the winner of this comparison.