If you plan to start a business, you need a web presence. That means you need to choose a web hosting service to provide a foundation for a website.
GoDaddy is good for personal and commercial hosting purposes, thanks to its dependable uptime, Linux- and Windows-based servers, stellar customer service, and other features. GoDaddy’s well-rounded packages fall just short of web hosting service offered by competitors like Siteground, Bluehost, WP Engine, Google Cloud, so it doesn’t earn our Editors’ Choice endorsement, but it’s still a strong web host worthy of your consideration.
GoDaddy charges a monthly fee for its Linux- or Windows-based shared web servers, but it reduces the price if you commit to a multi-month or annual package. Unfortunately, GoDaddy requires you to sign up for its pricier Deluxe or Ultimate plans (starting at $10.99 and $16.99, respectively) for the option to pay for hosting on a month-to-month basis (the basic Economy plan requires you to sign up for a minimum of three months). This may not have much impact on businesses, but a cash-strapped blogger may not appreciate GoDaddy’s lack of a single-month option in its Economy package.
Nice uptime. 24/7 customer support. Windows- and Linux-based servers. Email tightly integrated into Microsoft apps. Managed WordPress hosting.
Lacks cloud hosting. Base-level shared hosting plan lacks a month-to-month payment option. Skimpy email offering. Dedicated hosting lacks email.
GoDaddy is a feature-packed web hosting service that boasts rock-solid uptime, good customer service, and flexible website-building tools.