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GoDaddy vs Microsoft Azure

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit Microsoft Azure
Pricing
21 hosting plans 12 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $13.39 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
2.4
Reliability 1.5
3.0
Pricing 1.5
2.0
User Friendly 1.5
2.0
Support 1.5
1.5
Features 1.5
3.0
User Reviews
585 reviews 14 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.
Most the reviews are questionable
Jason Erickson,
8.8
We have been a AZURE partner for some time now and after reading the reviews here I see a common thread. Lack of trained MST Partner who can assist with securing the platform. Azure is a platform that can do most anything. ... More And there is the underlying problem; Azure can be very complex. Wildly guessing at packages and taking a stab at the platform can lead you to disaster. Misconfiguration is the number one issue most people have. If you are going to be deploying a professional environment seek out a AZURE pro to help.
Configured correctly and built out with the correct packages Azure is, in my opinion, the most reliable and power platform available right now.
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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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Facturation incompréhensible - C'est du vol!
Guy Roland,
4.0
Ils te disent que les services sont gratuits pendant 12 mois.
Tu vas dans la section 'services gratuits', tu choisis base sql server, tu crée ta base et 2 mois ils te tendent une facture incompréhensible de 144 dollars!
Ils t... More e font croire que tu n'as pas choisi la bonne option et que tu as réservé l'infrastructure, l'option pay-as-you-go était masqué!
C'est quoi cette arnaque?
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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 8 plans from $13.39 to $229.15
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

A0

$13.39 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View A0 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
Cloud Hosting
No
4 plans from $14.88 to $238.08
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

A0

$14.88 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View A0 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 5 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia Yes Yes
Oceânia No Yes
South America No Yes
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 0 of 6
WordPress Yes No
Joomla Yes No
Drupal Yes No
Magento Yes No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
0 of 8 3 of 8
PHP No No
Java No Yes
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 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 0 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: Microsoft Azure

Michael Levanduski Expert Hosting Writer & Tester

GoDaddy and Microsoft Azure are two of the largest and best known companies that serve the hosting industry, and each of them are best known for services other than hosting. When looking only at the hosting solutions they offer, you’ll notice that Microsoft Azure outperforms GoDaddy in just about every way. They are much more stable, and can offer an excellent overall environment to run your website on. While GoDaddy is good, Microsoft Azure is the winner of this comparison.