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GoDaddy vs HostMDS

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit HostMDS
Pricing
21 hosting plans 8 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $0.00 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
2.4
Reliability 1.5
2.4
Pricing 1.7
2.4
User Friendly 1.5
2.4
Support 1.4
2.4
Features 1.5
2.4
User Reviews
568 reviews 3 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.
Best Choice
Hyun Joon,
10
They have changed a lot since another company took over. new support is very helpful, taking you through every step and the service, the speed everything has improved. and of course very much worth it for that price.
Latest negative review
Please Read if you're with Godaddy or thinking about using them - Warning !
SHAHID MALIK,
2.8
I have been a customer of Godaddy since 2013 without too many issues. Might be because I've not really utilized my products as much as I could have.
Now I have had my company website running via a Wordpress package for the p... More ast couple of years. Within the last few months, I've been noticing more errors, time offline etc. Its been causing all kinds of issues to me having this downtime.
You can only truly judge a company on how good they are, and how they deal and resolve problems when they arise, what mechanisms they have in place to support their customers as any good organisation should have. I spoke to the customer svc team on many occasions and they've always been good generally BUT the last few times , being offline has been causing me major problems.
I was getting put offline more and was told that there was an Issue from Godaddy with hosting space etc and They're working on it . no firm dates, times for a solution.
Please note that my site is an e-comm subscription based website and my ONLY source of business now. I was told that I can upgrade my plan but would need to pay for migration even though they know it's an issue on their side which can take upto 10 days ! and that's it.
I put in a complaint email and on the 9th Sept and spoke to someone at the end of the month. During this period again , my site had come offline.
During this period too, I had developers working on the site who were having major problems updating custom code work, and uploads that should have taken 30 mins or so, spanned over days with more cost and no website either, they were also onto Godaddy tech support and got fed up. My site disappeared yet again and this time so did the backup restore points ? functions that I had just been using and have used on a regaular basis, meaning that all the work that I had paid for, custom code and customer accounts had also gone ! My site reverted back to a version from August ?! when I had used this feature a few days prior and it worked and I had no issues. There has been error after error and I have lost out on so much time and business etc. My business was falling off a cliff YET Godaddy did not have the empathy or customer support to respond with a reasonable and timely solution for all my lost time and revenue . There are still errors occurring with them but I've completely lost the will to carry on chasing them, Hence this write up and further action that I'll be taking. If you have a business that relies 247 on being online, an ecom site etc
AVOID GODADDY LIKE THE PLAGUE . Small businesses have it hard enough without organisations like Godaddy making it 10 times harder.
Please look elsewhere for your web support etc.
I will do my upmost to raise awareness so other businesses do not face such a diabolical situation.
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Terrible service
Steve Thornton,
2.0
The day I changed hosts away from HostMDS.com
all of my hosting problems went away.
All of them.
My suggestion?
Do Not do business with HostMDS!
I have had a web site for 19+ years. I build web sites for both clients and my u... More se. As a result I know the differences between a good & a bad hosting company.
I recommend that you DO NOT do business with HostMDS' Toronto Data Center. In my opinion they do not know what they are doing. They just can't keep their servers running and online. Your site will be down more than they advertise and more than you would like... much, much, much more.
I tolerated this unprofessional level of service for several months before switching companies. Since then I have had no downtime and almost zero problems.
Update:I have been with my new host almost 10+ years now & I could not be happier.
This company, HostMDS, has been embroiled in a number of lawsuits. People I know personally have told me how they were treated by HostMDS and they lost money as a result.
In my opinion, the owners are very bad people.
Unfortunately I can't choose NO STARS BELOW, because that is what they really deserve, nothing.
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Shared Hosting
6 plans from $5.99 to $39.99 1 plan from $9.99 to $9.99
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 LIMITS Hosting

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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VPS
4 plans from $4.99 to $69.99 2 plans from $9.00 to $14.00
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

VPS 20

$9.00 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
8 plans from $129.99 to $399.99 4 plans from $79.99 to $149.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DS-32

$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 4 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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1

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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SSL
3 plans from $63.99 to $135.99 1 plan from $0.00 to $0.00
Under $4 No

Free SSL

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Free SSL plan
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard SSL DV

$63.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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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 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 5 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico No Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
0 of 7 4 of 7
PHP No Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No Yes
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
0 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 2 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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