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GoDaddy vs InMotion Hosting

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit InMotion Hosting
Pricing
21 hosting plans 27 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $2.29 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
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 242 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.
I highly recommend InMotion
Diane Lapp,
10
After an extensive amount of research, I selected InMotion to host my organization's website for ongoing conference registration and we are still using them today, ten years later. They have proven to be extremely reliable wi... More th no downtime issues whatsoever. The editing interface (Wordpress with Boldgrid) is user-friendly. I've had no problems creating and maintaining website content -- editing is quick and easy, and changes appear immediately. On the rare occasions that I've had a question, the support team was very responsive and helpful. If you are seeking a reliable, user-friendly, low-maintenance web hosting service, I cannot recommend InMotion highly enough. 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.
Less
Gone seriously down hill in the last several years
Jaden Fox,
4.0
I'd been with inMotion Hosting for 7 years now. They used to have great tech support and very responsive servers. If I had a problem with server speed or email IP addresses they would change/correct things. That ended i... More n the last year or two. Now a shared server is dirt slow and all they have is excuses. It got so bad it would take 30 seconds for a WordPress page to load on the backend (minimal plugins & no customizations). When I complained they just provided lame excuses no solutions. In desperation I hired a professional tech to speed up my site, he said the problem is with the hosting provider, he couldn't do much. He suggested A2 Hosting and the move alone solved ALL my issues! Avoid inMotion! Less
Shared Hosting
6 plans from $5.99 to $39.99 4 plans from $2.29 to $12.99
Under $4 No

Lite

$2.29 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 2
View Lite plan
Under $8

Economy

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

Launch

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Launch plan
Over $10

Ultimate

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

Pro

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Pro plan
VPS
4 plans from $4.99 to $69.99 12 plans from $5.00 to $160.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Enhance

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

cVPS-1 Unmanaged

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View cVPS-1 Unmanaged plan
Over $10

Launch

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

VPS 2GB

$17.99 / MO
  • Space: 45 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View VPS 2GB plan
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $129.99 to $399.99 5 plans from $139.99 to $539.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DS-32

$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 4 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DS-32 plan

Essential

$139.99 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Essential plan
Resellers
No
6 plans from $15.39 to $67.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

R-1000S

$15.39 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: 800.05 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View R-1000S plan
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
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 2 of 8
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No Yes
ASP.NET 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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Winner

Winner

Winner: InMotion Hosting

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

While InMotion Hosting and GoDaddy offer many of the same types of hosting solutions, they really aren’t in the same league. InMotion consistently out ranks GoDaddy in every measurable category by both the team of HostAdvice experts, and actual customers who have reviewed the companies. While GoDaddy is a very well-known company, they seem to have forgotten that they need to put the quality of their hosting above the quality of their marketing campaign. For all of these reasons, and many others, declaring InMotion the winner in this comparison is a very easy decision.