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GoDaddyCompany Introduction

GoDaddy is one of the oldest website hosting company offering quality & affordable solutions since 1997. While having a chit-chat session with his friends, Bob Parsons came up with an idea of creating a company by the name of GoDaddy. It currently hosts more than 45 million domains and is an ICANN accredited company. With a rating of A+ on BBB, the company has very well managed to provide great level of customer satisfaction. Read the full review here.

Established

The company came into existence in 1997 with over 2,000 customer support staff.

Services

GoDaddy provides quality & affordable website hosting solutions and services including VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, shared hosting and reseller hosting.

Customer Support Services

The company has a dedicated staff of over 1,500 experienced customer support representatives that are always ready to assist you with any problem. You can contact GoDaddy via email, live chat and toll-free number. My personal experience states that the average time for complaint resolution is not more than 24 hours.

Hosting packages and plans

The packages are quite affordable. The basic plan starts at $4.24/month & the Unlimited Package starts at $8.49/month. The VPS and dedicated plans are expensive but the quality of services is truly unmatched as compared to other web hosting companies.

Features

All packages include unique features such as the ability to easily install popular CMS platforms. The best part is that you have a choice to select from Windows or Linux hosting on all hosting plans including shared packages. Have a look at all of the features below:

  • Windows & Linux hosting
  • Google AdWords credits
  • Facebook Marketing credits of $50
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited MySQL databases
  • Integration of ASP.net, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails and CMS platforms
  • $3.95 per month for dedicated IP
  • Free website builder by the name of Website Tonight
  • 99% server uptime guarantee
  • Affordable pricing plans
  • 24/7 custom support services
  • SEO & Search Engine Submission services

The server speed for a website hosted on shared environment is reasonable, but not very fast.

Conclusion

GoDaddy advertises their products via hot models in a creative manner. It is one of the biggest companies in the world and has high quality customer support services. Unfortunately the server speed wasn't what I was really expecting. My personal experience states that GoDaddy is a reliable company for your entire hosting needs.

GoDaddy is one of the most popular hosting companies in the world today because of their cheap prices and somewhat notorious advertising campaigns. Making frequent use of starlets such as Indy race car driver Danica Patrick and wrestler Candice Michelle in their advertising campaigns, they are often associated with racy Super Bowl commercials. However, their service is about more than simple marketing tactics. Many domains available through GoDaddy do not exceed $10 per year. If you are wondering how these prices compare to other comparable services, then consider what else that GoDaddy offers along with their primary product.

First off, GoDaddy offers friendly and knowledgeable customer service that you can access any time of the day or night. Using American-based customer service representatives, English speakers have an easy time getting the help that they need for their GoDaddy hosting account. In addition to their 24/7 sales support, the customer service team also provides an extensive FAQ on the main page that can easily help you answer simple questions without having to wait on a response. Last but not least, the Spanish speaking population can receive the support they need thanks to fluent Spanish speakers that are on staff to assist with problems.

Aside from the customer service, GoDaddy also offers several special features that few other hosting companies provide. One of these is the instant page feature, which can have you up and running with your website in no time, no matter what your skill levels are. User friendly and aesthetically pleasing your blog or online shop can stand out as a perfect picture of professionalism that the other guys simply cannot duplicate. And if you plan to have any kind of business or platform these days, you really do need a website.

GoDaddy also makes it super simple for you to transfer existing domains without any specialized knowledge. The transfer rate stays around $7.49, ensuring that anyone, no matter what their budget can afford to change from their existing plan to a GoDaddy hosted plan that provides the ultimate in functionality and support. In addition to this, the company's spam-free email guarantees will save you a lot in time and aggravation to go along with the savings that the company grants to your pocketbook.

When the time comes for you to reevaluate your hosting plan, it is important to look at the pros and cons of where you are now and compare it with the other options out there. As a source of comparison, and a company that has set the benchmark for affordable web hosting, GoDaddy remains one of the best choices for your money and for the strength and dependability of your website.

 

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