Saturday, June 22, 2013

Godaddy Shared Hosting

Cheap Web Hosting

Godaddy shared web hosting accounts do offer some great amount of resources for very low price. I have heard lots of people angry about Godaddy hosting for  various reasons. They are best known as a domain name registrar and probably the one offer cheapest domain name registration prices. Also they do offer several other paid services like email accounts, Web site builders and web hosting. Their web hosting service probably is their second bigger earner for them. Also probably one of the top 10 companies in Web hosting industry. Since they are a multinational company which probably own their own server farms you can be relay on their 100% uptime. offers shared hosting as well as dedicated servers. They have 3 shared web hosting packages. Economy Hosting (2.99$ per month), Deluxe Hosting (4.49$ per month), Ultimate Hosting (7.49$ per month). These prices are valid only if you pay for annually. Godaddy Shared packages are cheap when compare with other big hosting companies.

Economy packages gives you unlimited bandwidth, can host 1 website, 100 GB disk space, 100 e-mail addresses and 10 data bases. This account is fine for small but active forum or blog. Godaddy shared hosting accounts can handle quite a heavy load without a problem.  With Deluxe package you get unlimited bandwidth and disk space and you can host upto 25 web sites. You can setup 500 email addresses and 25 data bases. with Ultimate package you get everything unlimited. Also premium DNS, SSL Certificates and Malware Scanner are included. Both Deluxe and Ultimate packages get  new customizable Mobile Site feature.

You can pick Linux or Window hosting for same price. But if you need PHP then better go for Linux. One downside of Godaddy Hosting is they don't use cPanel as hosting control panel. They have their own hosting control panel which is not impressive as cPanel. Bit slow and they always change the interface. They advertize you get 24/7 phone support which I haven't used but their ticket system can take upto 24 hours to reply. But they do reply within 24 hours. Their support is getting better. Now they do have a well developed knowledge base which is very helpful. You can find most of information you need from that then contacting a support person. Since they have their own Data Center you rarely see any down time. for the 3 years I had been with Godaddy I don't think there was more than 2 down times. Their servers are pretty fast comparing with other cheap web hosting services.

I used Godaddy shared hosting for about 3 years. Reason I moved out was because my forum grown too big for Their shared hosting accounts. I started with economy account and then upgraded to Deluxe and finally to Ultimate account. But finally they contacted me and ask me to upgrade to their VPS or move out from them. I don't know if they still offer vps but those days their vps were too expensive. So I moved to a managed VPS. I had good uptime and sites were running fine. Only once we had a problem. Their severs had a massive script injection attack which caused US to down all our sites and clean those manually. Apart from that mess I had a pretty good time there. I just wanted to keep my forum up and running I has no interest in all big features hosting control panels have. So it was fine to me.

So if you are looking for cheap hosting provider then you should check Godaddy web hosting service too. I don't say Godaddy shared hosting is not the best hosting out there. But if you have a forum or site which need an small vps then you might able to survive at Godaddy for a while. You can't expect more than this for $3 per month. If you need cPanel then try hostgator shared hosting. Their $4 per month (if you pay annually) shared hosting package offer cPanel. With Godaddy Promo codes you can get your lower price for your Godaddy hosting account. They have thousands of hosting clients with them and many of them are very happy with service they receive.

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