Go-Daddy needs no introduction. They are a famous domain register and GoDaddy also provides WordPress hosting.
The name go-daddy is very popular in India. In the early 2000’s I saw their tv ads.
Many people go with GoDaddy WordPress hosting. Let’s see what they offer.
I am a bit skeptical about GoDaddy WordPress hosting. They are not bad, but some hidden charges bother me from time to time. Such as this.
To get the SSL certificate with their base plan, you have to pay around $4 monthly, which means you will pay more than $40 every year just for the SSL certificate.
So, it is not a cheap hosting at all. Yes, you can get free ssl, but that will add some extra work. Which is inconvenient to me.
And the way they have positioned their features is too overwhelming but the reality is something else.
Yes, you get a free domain. But there are some conditions to it. Such as:
- Free Domain Is Only Available If You Go With 12, 24 or 36 months hosting plan
- Your Domain And Hosting Tenure Should Be Same To Avail This Offer.
- This Offer Cannot Be Clubbed With Any Other Offers.
They are providing daily malware scans, but it will be done via the Sucuri plugin. They are claiming for search engine optimization and recommended the Yoast SEO plugin. All these are free resources and can not be positioned as special features or benefits.
I am not saying they are bad, but as a customer, you should know what you are paying for.
Godaddy has many subscribers, so you can use their hosting and also get support. They claim to have 24*7 support all across, but their phone line works the best.