Even though GoDaddy is a hosting company they are known for 2 main things Domains and GoDaddy Girls. Well we are not going to talk about the GoDaddy Girls but are going to talk about their hosting and domains. If you are looking for a great deal on hosting and pretty much any domain that you can think of you should check out GoDaddy. With over 70 different domain extensions and growing you can get almost any domain name you want. With both Windows and Linux servers you get a choice of what type of server you want. Like most hosting companies GoDaddy offers install scripts for most of you commonly used CMS’s and other popular scripts.
GoDaddy is known for their domains and there is a good reason for that. Unlike most hosting companies that limit you to your normal (.com, .org, .us, .net, .info), GoDaddy limits you to 70 domains names and growing. The full list as of Dec 2012 is below.
GoDaddy has almost all of the hosting types Shared, VPS, Dedicated, Managed, and Reseller. Their hosting packages can be split into Linux or Windows. GoDaddy’s shared hosting packages range from around $5 to $13 a month. Their VPS hosting packages go from $30 to $150 a month. Dedicated packages range from around $100 to $300 a month. Their managed packages go from around $250 to $400 a month. Their reseller hosting packages go from around $40 to $150 a month. All of their hosting packages prices can be lower in price if you purchase the hosting for a longer period of time.
What GoDaddy Packages Include
GoDaddy’s shared/cloud hosting packages include your normal languages, databases, email, space, and bandwidth. All of GoDaddy’s shared packages include unlimited bandwidth, which most hosting companies don’t offer to all of their shared packages. Their space ranges from 10GB to Unlimited, email accounts range from 100 to 1000, and their databases range from 10 (1GB each) to unlimited (1GB each). As far as languages go you pretty much get everything because you have the choice of Windows or Linux servers.
GoDaddy’s VPS hosted accounts can have CentOS, Fedora, or Windows as the operating system. The RAM/memory an range from 1GB to 8GB. Their packages storage amounts can go from 40GB to 240GB and their bandwidth can go from 1000GB to 8000GB per month. All of these packages include 3 dedicated IP’s, Free SSL certificate, Free advertising credits, and much more.
Online storage is becoming a huge thing with people who want to store their documents, photos, music, and more. With everything that can happen to a computer these days from viruses to malfunctioning equipment, data backup is a really important way to make sure your files are safe. GoDaddy offers Economy and Deluxe packages that range from around $1 to $3 a month and from 12 to 60 months. All of the packages are on a backup system, have 24/7 expert support, and unlimited sharing.
What We Think
Having worked with GoDaddy hosting accounts we believe that GoDaddy is one of the top hosting companies on the market. With their vast amount of domain extensions and different types of hosting that you can get they offer some of the best options. Even though GoDaddy has had it faults (Hacked 2012) they are still one of the best. As far as a Control Panel GoDaddy uses their custom built one that is not the easiest to navigate through. Even though their Control Panel is not the easiest, it is just like any other it just take time to get used to. All in all GoDaddy is an amazing hosting company.
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