When you think Godaddy, you probably think of domain names. But did you know that Godaddy offers web hosting as well? Godaddy offers several web hosting plans including both Windows and Linux plans.
Godaddy Hosting Experience
Unfortunately my experiences with Godaddy hosting have been pretty poor. The first thing you’ll notice when you try to purchase web hosting is the number of upsells you encounter as you checkout. It’s really quite a turn-off to be sold extra products you don’t need at every turn. I know Godaddy is known for this, but you rarely see this with any other hosting provider.
Godaddy uses its own control panel to help you manage your web hosting account, and it really is quite slow. Everything you try to do in it is very slow in my experience. Why they don’t use cPanel like everyone else I don’t know.
Support with Godaddy is a mixed bag. In my experiences with customer support, a couple of the people I dealt with didn’t seem very knowledgable. In another case, I had one person try to upsell me on a VPS or dedicated hosting plan to solve one of my issues. That wasn’t something that sat well with me.
While I don’t mind using Godaddy to purchase domain names, I don’t think I can recommend Godaddy for hosting. Godaddy is a huge company that sells many things, and I’d rather choose a web host that’s dedicated to the job. If you’re looking for a good web hosting company to join, I would check out Hostgator instead.