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GoDaddy vs Linode

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit Linode
Pricing
21 hosting plans 28 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $5.00 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
3.4
Reliability 1.5
3.5
Pricing 1.5
3.5
User Friendly 1.5
3.5
Support 1.5
3.5
Features 1.5
3.5
User Reviews
577 reviews 29 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.
Does What It Says
Baruch Ben-David,
8.8
I was first attracted by the simple pricing scheme, and the fact that they let you pay per month. Setting up my account was simple. Starting my node was as easy as selecting a distribution to run. I also liked the fact tha... More t if I didn't find the node adequate, I could cancel within seven days and get a refund. In fact, if memory serves, they didn't deduct the fee until the seven days had elapsed (don't quote me on that; I could be wrong).
I had a question early on, and requested information. They got back to me within a short time, a matter of a few hours or so. They were courteous and effective.
I am well pleased with linode.com, and would definitely recommend it to my friends, if they needed a VPS.
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Latest negative review
Worst hosting company ever
Hubertus Huber,
2.8
We are trying to fix a Webhosting issue that we have for more than 2 months. Nobody calls back, none is able to give technical advice. Call-center only. This has nothing to do with a great customer experience!
Serious rubbish
Robert Hill,
2.0
Why would you use a host with such a limited administrative options? Who does it nowadays? Its like a little kids sandbox hosting, where if something goes wrong, you don't even have means of figuring out, what happened. Utter... More and total S - H - I - T.
And by the way. I would have given them 1 out of 10, but this side does not allow less than 2.
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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 13 plans from $20.00 to $4,000.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DS-32

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

Dedicated CPU 4GB

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Dedicated CPU 4GB plan
Cloud Hosting
No
15 plans from $5.00 to $960.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

Shared Linode 1GB

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: 1 TB
View Shared Linode 1GB plan
Over $10 No

Shared Linode 2GB

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: 2 TB
View Shared Linode 2GB 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 4 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceania No Yes
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 2 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes No
Joomla Yes No
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes No
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 3 of 7
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No Yes
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails 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 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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