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Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit Squarespace
Pricing
22 hosting plans 3 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $14.00 / 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
601 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.
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Latest negative review
Teuer, schwach, schlechter Support, keine Vertragstreue
Andreas Maresch,
2.4
Oberstes Gebot bei Godaddy scheint zu sein: Der Kunde muss zahlen! Für alles, ständig, und zwar viel!
Automatische langjährige Vertragsverlängerungen (ohne auch nur den Hauch eines Rabattes!) sind automatisch voreingestellt
... More Dafür erlaubt sich Godaddy, die Leistung nach eigenem Gutdünken zu verändern und einzuschränken. Auf Rückfrage "lernt" man dann (sofern man eine Antwort erhält), dass das ja alles nur zum Besten für die Kunden sei (woher man das weiß? Keine Ahnung - ich jedenfalls wurde noch nie gefragt).
Es gibt sogar einen eigenen Wikipedia-Eintrag zu den Klagen, die gegen Godaddy geführt wurden und werden - das sagt ja wohl alles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_controversies_involving_GoDaddy
Ich kann nur raten: Finger weg von diesem "Service"! Es gibt bessere, für weniger Geld.
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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
Website Builder
1 plan from $19.99 to $19.99 1 plan from $14.00 to $14.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Launch

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

Personal

$14.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Personal 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
0 of 6 0 of 6
North America No No
Europe No No
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No 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
1 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 Yes 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 No No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: Squarespace

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

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.