GoDaddy’s Shared Hosting Plans
GoDaddy’s cheapest shared hosting plans are in line with its competitors, so there’s no shocking news there.
They offer various plan tiers for hosting that range from hands-off DIY to full-service care and feeding of your site.
Choose from 4 Plans
The four shared hosting bundles show a clear intent of godaddy website builder efficient targeting small business owners.
The resource allowances are generous and some generous freebies (like the free domain with all shared plans) are thrown in which should come as a relief for newbie hosting customers.
Comparison Table: Shared Hosting Plans
Here are the main variables of the shared hosting tiers side-by-side:
|Free SSL Certificate||No||No||Yes (1 year)||Yes (full-term)|
|Databases||10 x 1GB||25 x 1GB||Unlimited x 1GB||Unlimited x 1GB|
|Starting (Discount) Price||$2.79/mo||$3.99/mo||$5.99/mo||$15.99/mo|
*Note that the starting (discount) price only lasts for the initial term you sign up for. After that, renewal pricing kicks in.
In addition, all shared hosting plans come with:
- 1-click installs (125+ free apps)
- 1-click domain setup
- Simple-to-use control panel
- 24/7 security and DDoS protection
The economy plan comes with 100 GB storage and unlimited bandwidth, though the top three shared hosting plans all boast unlimited of both resources.
Along with the standard shared hosting features and optional add-ons, any growing webmaster can be assured to have suitable tools to perform any task they have in the pipeline.
What Stands Out in GoDaddy’s Basic Plans?
Most web hosts offer plans that are clones of their competition’s products. I won’t bore you with those specs.
GoDaddy’s unique offerings include:
|Visitors vs. Bandwidth||GoDaddy’s pricing is tiered by number of visitors rather than bandwidth transferred, which is pretty nifty if you’re first starting out since your traffic will initially be small.|
|Control Panels||Control panels are cPanel for all shared hosting (as well as Linux servers) and Plesk for Windows servers.|
|Email Addresses||With your hosting plan you can create email addresses via your cPanel or Plesk, which you can configure to receive via Microsoft, Apple, Gmail, or any other email program. You don’t need to add on Professional Email (that plan is for domains not hosted at GoDaddy).|
|Disk Space||Disk space is generous but not unlimited.|
|Backup & Restore||Shared hosting comes with daily backups and 1-click restore but non-shared plans may require SiteBackup as an add-on.|
|SSL Certificates||Free SSL certificates are offered only on top-tier plans.|
|Customer Support||Every plan gets “premium” level support, regardless of tier or pricing. Everyone gets free 24/7/365 email, chat, and phone support in their own language.|