Review of GoDaddy Domain and Website Hosting

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GoDaddy is arguably the best and most established internet companies in the world today. They specialise in web hosting, domain registration and have an improved website builder. Version 7 which was the previous website builder is now called GoCentral, and it is worth considering when building a website.

They have stable web hosting services with the average uptime slated at 99.97% and speeds of 517 ms. GoDaddy has a range of plans with the base package offering up to 100GB storage and unmetered bandwidth on top of integrating with more than 125 services you can install without any hassle.

GoDaddy Website Hosting  

In the course of the last 16 months, GoDaddy has maintained a consistent and solid uptime and page speed. They have stepped up their game and their economic plan offers value for money. 

They have several web hosting options that are tailored towards improving the quality of services. They include:

WordPress Hosting

This is a specialised feature aimed at WordPress users. It is a shared hosting plan customised to help users get the best possible performance from your WordPress website. They also throw in several bonus features such as staging areas, themes, and premium support.

VPS and Dedicated Plans

The dedicated plans allow you to fit the host servers with up to 32 GB of RAM, 20TB of data transfers and 1TB of storage per month. VPS plans, on the other hand, have features such as 8GB monthly data transfers and unlimited emails and domains. However, the more you pay the better features you will get.

GoDaddy Domain

When you start thinking of taking your business online, you should consider getting and using the perfect domain. It will let your customers and visitors know why you are online and why they should choose you over your competitors. 

GoDaddy currently has approximately 19 million users and 78 million domain names under its management. They have a hundreds of domains to choose from including .sg, .asia, .com, .club, and .org t6o name a few. If you do not know the type of domain, you can call the support team on phone.

Users can get the first domain for as little as SGD 7 with a limit of one domain per customer. If you need more, you can always contact the support team for discounts. If you have unused domains, you can also sell them at a profit with guided advice from their online experts.

The GoDaddy Auctions can command big prices on the open markets. You could partner with one of Singapore’s biggest domain registrars and make money off your unused domains. Over the years they have facilitated the sale of domains for over SGD 130,000.

They also have expert advice on how to transfer your GoDaddy domain to the buyer, as well as finding valuable domains. This could prove to be a source of passive income.

GoDaddy Pricing and Hosting Plans

Here is a quick overview of how much you can expect to pay for their services.

Economy Plan

It offers hosting for only one website at SGD 4.07 per month and it is renewable at SGD 10.87. You will get 100 GB of storage, free business email, unmetered bandwidth, and a free domain name for the first year.

Deluxe Plan

It offers hosting for unlimited websites for SGD 6.79 per month and renews at SGD 14.95 per month. It includes all the features of the Economy Plan as well as unlimited subdomains and storage.

Ultimate Plan

This plan offers all the features of the Deluxe Plan and more for SGD 8.15 per month and it renews for SGD 23.11 per month. It also includes double the memory and processing power, a premium DNS, a free SSL certificate for the first year, and unlimited databases.

Maximum Plan

It offers all the features of the Ultimate Plan and more for SGD 17.77 per month and renews for SGD 40.80 per month. Moreover, you get twice the storage space and processing power, a free SSL certificate for the entire time you will use GoDaddy, and twice the “maximum site traffic.”

Pros and Cons of Using GoDaddy

GoDaddy has positioned itself as the ultimate domain registrar and web hosting services provider. As good as it sounds; there are advantages and disadvantages of working with them.

The advantages of working with GoDaddy for web hosting and domain include:

  • Impressive server uptime of 99.97%
  • Great page speed that averages at 517ms
  • More than 125 one-click install applications which make for amazing drag and drop experience when using their website builder
  • The basic plan is good value, although it is quite expensive when it comes to the renewal charges

With that said, there are some cons of working with GoDaddy web hosting which includes:

  • There is a lot of upsells
  • The base plans lack essential features such as SSL certificate, security, backups, and site migration options
  • Very high renewal rates for all plans
  • Dodgy money-back guarantee

When it comes to the money-back guarantee, it only works in favour of the customer if they purchased an annual plan. However, if you purchase anything less, for example, a one, three, six, or nine-month plan, you can only get your money if you cancel within 48 hours of the purchase.

Dealing with Customer Support

Over the years, GoDaddy has made strides to improve its customer care services and this has come at relief for a majority of the customers. Their support plans include phone support, knowledge base, and live chat.

However, the live chat option seems to not be working as intended as you can wait on hold for hours on end. When you manage to get through to the customer representative, you will get detailed information to your query. With that said, unless you are very patient, it is a disappointing experience all-round.

Conclusion

GoDaddy is one of the biggest domain and web hosting service providers in the world today. They have managed to offer quality and convenient technical support in Singapore and this makes them the ideal company.

Despite the few disadvantages, they are on course to improving the web masters’ experience by offering reliable and timely solutions. Contact us today for digital marketing and web design services in Singapore. Our support team will be on hand to walk with you every step of the way.

Author Bio

Tom Koh

Tom Koh is the CEO of MediaOne, a leading Asia digital agency. He comes packed with 2 decades of international digital marketing experience. In his spare time of maybe 20 minutes a day, he loves coaching, blogging about all things digital and trying to figure out how to make his dog do the roll.
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July 20, 2019

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