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GoDaddy vs WinHost

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit WinHost
Pricing
21 hosting plans 3 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $3.95 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
3.0
Reliability 1.5
2.9
Pricing 1.7
3.4
User Friendly 1.6
2.9
Support 1.4
2.9
Features 1.5
2.9
User Reviews
558 reviews 8 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.
Satisfied long-time customer
Ernie T,
8.8
I've been hosting my business site on WinHost for about 15 years now. I use Visual Studio to write and deploy .NET web/server code and use their SQL Server to store data. They made it easy to install a phpBB bulletin board... More . I didn't use any of their other fancy app installs (WordPress, etc), as I mostly just write stuff from scratch in Visual Studio. I think they are generous with their storage offerings for the price, I've typically gotten good customer service, and server response times are fast. Less
Latest negative review
Worst possible experience during Transition
Sunny G,
2.0
These guys call them web hosting experts, really,
a) They don't know how to transfer mail out, the content when it transitioned during builder upgrade lost.
b) They can't hold a screen share for technical support since they... More are two afraid of looking and actually at the trash they create including when I am starting zoom where they are not sharing anything on their end.
c) Their phone and Email integration is worst ever - never syncs up
Stay away and try something else
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Downtime with WinHost
Matthew E McFetridge,
2.8
I have had my website down 4 times in the last three months for more than 8 hours at a time. There is no redundancy whatsoever and this is there response when I asked why their website did not go down just the customers. I ha... More ve an international website with 30,000 students and this down time is too costly and ridiculous.
"The blackhole routing is for a specific IP range. The Winhost main site, as well as many of my clients, are not hosted within that range."
So their site does not go down... but everyone else does. WTF
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Shared Hosting
6 plans from $5.99 to $39.99 3 plans from $3.95 to $15.95
Under $4 No

BASIC Plan

$3.95 / MO
  • Space: 3 GB
  • Bandwidth: 49.97 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View BASIC Plan plan
Under $8

Economy

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Economy plan

MAX Plan

$7.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View MAX Plan plan
Over $10

Ultimate

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Ultimate plan

ULTIMATE Plan

$15.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View ULTIMATE Plan 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
Server Locations
2 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No No
Asia Yes No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 3 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 3 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes No
Joomla Yes Yes
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 Yes
Linux Yes No
Language Support
0 of 7 1 of 7
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails 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 1 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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