GoDaddy vs SoftLayer

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit SoftLayer
Pricing
22 hosting plans 5 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $25.00 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
1.9
Reliability 1.5
2.0
Pricing 1.5
1.5
User Friendly 1.5
2.0
Support 1.5
1.5
Features 1.5
2.0
User Reviews
603 reviews 11 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.
Perfect support and reliability for many years :)
Kostas Dakanalis,
9.6
Top hosting company for real online business !!!
Latest negative review
Terrible Sevicio el deGodaddy
El Anon,
4.0
Intento comunicarme al servicio tecnico y nunca me resuelven nada. Siempre me dicen que es problema de mi codigo (cuando hablamos de registros dns o moodle) su solucion siempre es actualizarte a un servicio mas caro. Nunca re... More suelven nada, tardas mucho tiempo en ser atendido y lo peor es que tardan horas en atenderte e igual no sirve de nada Less
Softlayer is no longer a good hosting solution. Save yourself the headaches and avoid them.
Ty Roden,
3.6
Softlayer used to be a good company to have for hosting. Little by little it has become less support and more fees - everywhere. They just closed a datacenter in Dallas - they sent out migration emails to people saying that s... More ervers were being migrated. Not very clear.
They literally turned off all servers in that datacenter even if you were a paying client, and proceeded to flat delete all data. If you missed the email, tough. I have spoken with others that were affected by this, same response. " We will give you 2 free months of service, but your data is gone ". Considering that these servers were virtuals, they could have literally just migrated the files to operational servers, instead they send emails, and just shut you off. Period. This is horrible and unprofessional. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
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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 1 plan from $27.60 to $27.60
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

Custom

$27.60 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Custom plan
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $129.99 to $399.99 3 plans from $158.00 to $1,439.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DS-32

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

Custom Single Processor

$158.00 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Custom Single Processor plan
Cloud Hosting
No
1 plan from $25.00 to $25.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Virtual Servers - Custom

$25.00 / MO
  • Space: 25 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Virtual Servers - Custom plan
Website Builder
1 plan from $19.99 to $19.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Launch

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Launch plan
No
SSL
3 plans from $69.99 to $344.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Protect one website

$69.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Protect one website plan
No
Data Centers
0 of 6 5 of 6
North America No Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceânia No Yes
South America No Yes
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes No
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
1 of 8 3 of 8
PHP No Yes
Java No Yes
Python No Yes
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET Yes No
Database Support
0 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 1 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card No No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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