While you may know them for their envelope-pushing commercials, their spokeswoman race-car driver Danica Patrick, or for being the world’s #1 domain name registrar, GoDaddy is also in the web hosting business and provides a number of excellent, high-value hosting plans for a variety of users. Founded by entrepreneur Bob Parsons in 1997, GoDaddy has grown to include more than 32 million domain names under its management, making it a colossus in the internet domain name and hosting arena.
GoDaddy hosting plans come with a 99.9% network uptime commitment. As one of the largest domain registrars and web hosting companies in the world, GoDaddy has the infrastructure in place to provide you with the reliability that is critical to the success of your website. GoDaddy has a fully staffed Network Operations Center and on-site Data Center staff to ensure that any issues are quickly taken care of. Combining DWDM powered Gigabit Ethernet backbones, full network redundancy and enterprise-class backup solutions, GoDaddy offers as reliable a web hosting solution as any company on the market.
One of the benefits with purchasing your hosting needs from a company as large as GoDaddy is that you can be sure technical support is just an email or phone call away. GoDaddy offers both billing and technical support either by phone or email, however they’re one of the few companies that would prefer you just give them a call!
GoDaddy even lists the expected wait times for phone and email support on their website. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you can expect somewhere around a 0 to 8 minute wait for phone support and a 2-8 hour wait for email support. You can also access a massive FAQ and Support section on GoDaddy’s website that will likely answer most questions you have.
Whether you’re the type that wants Linux or Windows hosting solutions, GoDaddy has you covered. GoDaddy also has a number of plans that are designed to fit the needs of every user – whether you have a small single website or weblog, or dozens of sites that need hosting.
Economy Plan – Includes 10GB of
disk storage space, 300GB of monthly data transfer, 100 email accounts,
10 MySQL databases, and 50 email forwards. This package is meant for a
Deluxe Plan – Includes 150GB of
disk storage space, 1,500GB of monthly data transfer, 500 email
accounts, 25 MySQL databases, and unlimited email forwards. This package
supports unlimited domains.
· Unlimited Plan – Includes unlimited disk storage space, unlimited monthly data transfer, 1,000 email accounts, unlimited MySQL databases, and unlimited email forwards. This package supports unlimited domains.
All of GoDaddy’s accounts come with advertising credits for Google AdWords, Microsoft adCenter and Facebook Ads. All of GoDaddy’s accounts also come with free access to the GoDaddy Hosting Connection, which is a quick and easy setup solution for dozens of web technologies and server side software. For those clients that require higher powered Virtual Private Server or Dedicated Server solutions, GoDaddy also has these options available.
Along with winning literally dozens of various awards from review websites and publications, GoDaddy has been recognized with the following awards:
· CNET Editor’s Choice Ward
· Most Innovative Large Company
· Largest Net Gain Award (2002, 2003, 2005)
· Deloitte Technology Fast 500
· Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies (#8)