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GoDaddy vs Squarespace

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit Squarespace
Pricing
21 hosting plans 2 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $16.00 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
2.4
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 1.5
2.0
User Friendly 1.5
2.5
Support 1.5
2.5
Features 1.5
2.5
User Reviews
586 reviews 5 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.
No reviews yet
Latest negative review
Their hosting and customer service used to be good but is very poor now. Over two hour on-hold time.
Frederick Berry,
3.6
I have been a customer since 2014. Their customer service standards are poor at best. Their on-hold time is poor at best with hold times of two hours. Today was worse - after holding for 1:58 mins for a rep to pick up, he ... More talked for 3 mins then went away. Fifteen mins later it shows we are still on the phone but he is no where to be found. VERY POOR!!!! Less
Lousy Service
Mike Bellamy,
2.0
Squarespace sent me a questionnaire that said it was no longer available as soon as I clicked the unsatisfied button so let me create my own survey:
Did the representative solve your problem? No
Did the representative listen ... More well enough to understand your problem? No
Was the representative condescending? Yes
Will you continue to use Squarespace services in the future? No a couple of months before my contract with Squarespace is up for renewal I will begin creating a site on an alternate platform.
I am posting here because Squarespace is impossible to contact either by email or phone and redirects you to an annoying generic FAQ every time you try.
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Shared Hosting
6 plans from $5.99 to $39.99 2 plans from $16.00 to $26.00
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

PERSONAL

$16.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View PERSONAL plan
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
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
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
North America Yes
Europe No
Asia Yes
Oceânia No
South America No
Africa & Middle East No
Support Services
6 of 6 0 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes No
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes No
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 0 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes No
Language Support
0 of 8 0 of 8
PHP No No
Java No No
Python No No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
0 of 3 0 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL No No
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
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Winner

Winner

Winner: Squarespace

Michael Levanduski Expert Hosting Writer & Tester

GoDaddy and SquareSpace are two popular companies, both of which provide a lot of extra services beyond just hosting. When looking specifically at the hosting services, however, SquareSpace really doesn’t have too much to offer. They keep their hosting fairly basic since their main audience is people who don’t have much experience with hosting, so they likely won’t need anything too strong. This does limit the growth potential though. GoDaddy, on the other hand, has lots of different hosting options, which offers individuals and companies the flexibility they need, which is why they won this comparison.