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Pricing Range

Shared Hosting CA$4.05 - CA$54.14
VPS CA$6.76 - CA$94.75
Dedicated Server CA$175.97 - CA$568.56
Website Builder CA$27.06
SSL CA$121.82 - CA$203.05


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martin nava jaimes

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martin nava jaimes,
recomiendo godaddy para dominios solamente ya que sus hostings son horribles 512 mb de ram y que te cobren por lo basico que es ssl y backups absurdo. su atencion de clientes es lo mejor me resolvieron un problema a la primera
Gaurav Vats
Gaurav Vats from India,

Very Bad Support

They dont care, whether you are an Dedicated or VPS Customer......Support is too bad.... Really incompetent Team... Wont ever recommend anyone to host an eCommerce site on Godaddy. Several evidence for bad and obnoxious support. E...Read Morescalated the call to their CEO and MD even, but to vein. Useless and waste of time. Will very soon sue them. Had opted for FastComet and feeling much better even on Shared HostingLess
Alecos Loucaides
Alecos Loucaides

OK for a non ecommerce travel site

Not a bad place if you want basic hosting. It is relatively reliable and the support is (eventually) there. Also it is an old player in the field and unlikely to close up shop any time soon.

It's all right host

GoDaddy offers alright service for non-crucial web applications. The prices are quite affordable, and the service includes many useful features. I had a problem with readability on two websites, first has been hacked trough a shar...Read Moreed hosting, the second website has been down for over 24 hours. Support is quite normal, though, in the first case I managed solve the problem myself, and in the second case they were trying to be helpful, though I was speaking to customer support not the technical people who were actually working on the problem. GoDaddy has recently introduces a quite useful Worldpress hosting package, which works well. But they have been often twicking it, which was causing some delays and off times, though not quite often. In overall I recommend GoDaddy, although if reliability factor is crucial for your website you might want to look somewhere else.Less
Matthew Kabel

Business Website for 7 years!

I have been using Godaddy for several years. I have never had any problems costumer support has not been able to help me with. I have 5 websites being hosted by Godaddy and all of them are doing great. There maybe some less expens...Read Moreive services out there, but not enough for me to switch everything over and trust a new service.Less

Expert Review

Bruno Mirchevski
Bruno Mirchevski
Hosting Expert

GoDaddy is well-known to every hosting newbie and expert, and this review of GoDaddy will help you decide if it’s the perfect solution for your hosting needs. Tens of millions of people trust GoDaddy with their websites and web applications, and more people are flocking to the platform.

In the rest of this piece, I’ll give you a rundown of the host’s pricing plans, support, user-friendliness and overall features… and why I’d recommend them to you. Let’s dive in!


GoDaddy Review

GoDaddy was founded in 1997 by entrepreneur Bob Parsons. The platform now has a whopping 22 million customers worldwide, hosts over 84 million domains, and is home to millions of websites.

GoDaddy offers web, VPS, and dedicated hosting as well as a suite of plans dedicated to WordPress and WordPress-native apps (WooCommerce, etc). GoDaddy also provides third-party reseller plans and the GoDaddy Pro plan (multi-site management). In all, GoDaddy has so many hosting options which is why I decided to review them.

GoDaddy consistently receives very high reviews from satisfied customers and review companies. GoDaddy scored an A+ rating on BBB and an overall rating of 4.7/5 on Trustpilot (polled from over 59,000+ reviews).


Pros and Cons


  • A wide set of hosting plans
  • Great value for money
  • Straightforward to set up and use
  • Free SSL and domain (every plan)
  • Well-optimized WordPress hosting solutions
  • Free page builder included
  • A complete payment system pre-installed


  • No live chat support

GoDaddy is the all-in-one platform for your website hosting needs. The platform allows you to purchase a domain and host your site in one location by providing everything you’ll need for your website… whichever kind… and especially WordPress!

If you want a complete website host, with marketing tools, excellent support, and many more, then check out GoDaddy today!


Rating Breakdown

There are a ton of hosts available on the market. To effectively compare and rate hosts, our experts at HostAdvice created a standardized hosting rating methodology that rates hosts based on how they perform in relation to their competitors.

This allows you to get the most accurate representation of the host’s quality in each metric, which helps in deciding the best for your website. Let’s take a look at GoDaddy’s ratings.

ParameterScoreWhy we gave this score
PRICES8.0While their hosting packages are great, GoDaddy is certainly not the cheapest option in the market, though they’re not the most expensive either. So an 8.0 rating is quite suitable.
FEATURES9.0A free domain & SSL, SSD, free CDN, and many other great features. However, GoDaddy only offers free migrations for managed WordPress.

Specifically, I rate GoDaddy highly at 9.0 for the impressive amount of plugins, themes and extensions for WordPress.

PERFORMANCE 9.2Excellent performance – 250 ms average response time, 99.9% uptime guarantee, high-performance SSD, etc.

Though 99.9% is quite standard, I give GoDaddy a high 9.2 rating for its wide server network.

USER FRIENDLINESS9.0Very user-friendly. Clean UI, popular app installs, a modern cPanel, and the GoDaddy builder for hassle-free site development. Not to mention their incredibly intuitive user management dashboard.

The main reason I gave GoDaddy a rating of 9.0 is for its incredibly intuitive website builder.

SUPPORT8.0GoDaddy offers 24/7 support through a vast knowledgebase, phone, email, and socials. However, I’d give them 8.0 because they do not support live chat.


GoDaddy Prices & Plans – 2023

GoDaddy offers a wide set of hosting plans –  web hosting, web hosting plus, managed WordPress hosting, managed WordPress Ecommerce hosting,  VPS hosting, and dedicated server hosting.

Each plan gives you an extensive set of tools and features plus a 30-day money-back guarantee that starts from the day of the transaction (only if you’ve not activated the product). They accept different payment methods including credit cards and Paypal.

Now let’s take a closer look at their different hosting packages, what each package offers, and who they’re best suited to:

Web Hosting

Charged for 12 months

Plan nameSpaceBandwidthPanelNumber of sitesPrice
Economy20 GBUnlimitedcPanel1$3.99
Deluxe50 GBUnlimitedcPanel10$5.99
Unlimited75 GBUnlimitedcPanel25$7.99
Maximum100 GBUnlimitedcPanel50$14.99

GoDaddy’s Ultimate plan is their recommended web hosting plan for high traffic sites due to increased processing power, 75GB storage, free daily backups, unmetered bandwidth and other pro tools like free Microsoft 365 mailboxes and security.

Tip: GoDaddy’s web hosting plans are designed for small and new websites not expecting much traffic. For e.g., portfolio websites, simple landing pages, etc.

VPS Hosting

Plan nameSpaceRAMPanelNumber of sitesPrice
1 vCPU20 GB1GBcPanelUnlimited$3.99
2 vCPU100 GB2GBcPanelUnlimited$17.99
4vCPU200 GB4GBcPanelUnlimited$36.99
8 vCPU400GB16GBcPanelUnlimited$66.99

GoDaddy’s 4 vCPU VPS plan gives you 4GB of RAM, 4 CPU cores,  and 200GB NVMe SSD storage plus daily snapshot backups, 3 additional IP addresses and 4 global data centers.

Tips: GoDaddy’s VPS plans offer scalable hosting resources, so these plans are best for businesses that experience exponential traffic growth and data demand. Examples of websites suitable for VPS hosting are eCommerce sites, news sites and big blogs.

Dedicated Hosting

Plan nameSpaceRAMPanelNumber of sitesPrice
DS-322 X 500GB32GBcPanelUnlimited$109.99
DS-642 X 500GB64GBcPanelUnlimited$149.99
DS-1282 X ITB128GBcPanelUnlimited$269.99
DS-2562 X ITB256GBcPanelUnlimited$349.99

GoDaddy’s DS-128 plan gives you 4GB of RAM, 4 CPU cores,  and 200GB NVMe SSD storage plus daily snapshot backups, 3 additional IP addresses and 4 global data centers.

Tip: GoDaddy’s dedicated plans are perfect for large enterprises and businesses that need their own dedicated, custom-built resources. These businesses have their own dedicated IT team with server management experience.

WordPress Hosting

Regular WordPress

Plan nameSpaceBandwidthPanelNumber of sitesPrice
Basic20 GBUnlimitedcPanel1$5.99
Deluxe40 GBUnlimitedcPanel10$7.99
Ultimate60 GBUnlimitedcPanel25$11.99
Ecommerce80 GBUnlimitedcPanel50$17.99

GoDaddy’s Deluxe plan is recommended out of the four plans. Deluxe is an upgrade of the Basic plan and offers 40GB disk pace, free domain and SSL and many other tools and features.

Tip: These WordPress plans are best suited for websites built on WordPress. Want WordPress-tailored hosting on GoDaddy, you’ll get the best features right out-of-the-box.

WordPress Ecommerce Hosting (WooCommerce)

GoDaddy’s WooCommerce hosting allows you to quickly set up your store for only $17.99/month. The plan includes 100+ themes, malware protection, JetPack ads and marketing tools to grow,

Reseller Hosting

Plan nameSpaceBandwidthPanelNumber of sitesPrice
Enhance20 GBUnlimitedcPanel1$30.99
Grow40 GBUnlimitedcPanel10$37.99
Expand60 GBUnlimitedcPanel25$49.99
Established80 GBUnlimitedcPanel50$68.99

GoDaddy recommends Grow as the “Best Value” plan and Expand as the “Long Term Value” plan. Grow offers 120GB disk space, 6GB RAM and 3 CPUs while Expand offers  150GB disk space, 8GB RAM and 4 CPUs.


GoDaddy Features

Key features

  • Web; VPS; dedicated; WordPress hosting
  • Automatic WordPress installs
  • Free domains and SSL certificate
  • Free CDN
  • 24/7 support

GoDaddy offers the same key features on all hosting plans. We’re talking unmetered bandwidth, SSD storage, databases, daily backups, free 1-click apps install, free domain and SSL, and free Microsoft 365 mailboxes.

Their WordPress and Ecommerce plans include extra tools for SEO, email marketing, client management software, ads compatibility, and related tools.

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Next, let’s look at GoDaddy’s performance. Specifically, we’ll rate GoDaddy’s performance based on three important metrics namely – speed, uptime, and average website loading time. These metrics are absolutely crucial to consider, but what do they mean?

To find out a host’s server speed, we simply look at its “time to first byte” (or TTFB) value, which shows the speed by which the servers can send the first byte of data to a user visiting your website.

A host’s uptime is basically their “online time”, which is how consistently the server stays accessible on the internet within a time period. A higher uptime means less downtime, which bodes well for your website.

Finally, your website’s average load time is how long it takes for a web page to be fully loaded. Fully loaded as in functional (i.e its elements can be clicked)

These metrics together determine how well your site will perform on the host. If your host has a high TTFB, then your site will be delivered quicker. If your host has a high uptime (99% by industry standard) then your site will be offline far less. Finally, page loading time is mostly determined by the content of your website.

Like most hosts on the market, GoDaddy promises a 99.9% uptime guarantee. But I used GTMetrix to test everything myself. I ran the test on corporatelaw.jdsupra.com – a website hosted on GoDaddy.

These were the results:

The website’s TTFB was an impressive 150 ms and it’s fully loaded time of 1.2s, which is very good. They also had an excellent overall performance of 94%:

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Learn more about GoDaddy:


Level Of Support

GoDaddy offers 24/7 support via phone, email, and a vast knowledgebase. Live chat is only available at the United States subdomain (on the bottom of the products page)

Phone Support

The easiest way to reach GoDaddy’s support team is by calling their telephone number. Phone support is free-of-charge and perfect if you need answers to urgent questions or solutions to urgent problems.

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They provide an extensive list of international lines in their Global Directory. There you can find the number to call based on your location.


If you’d rather figure out things by yourself, GoDaddy provides a resource center comprising blog articles, GoDaddy guides, online courses and videos, and a large user community.

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User-Friendliness – Ease of use


GoDaddy’s registration and sign-up process is incredibly easy and straightforward. To register on GoDaddy and have a functioning hosting account, you’ll have to buy one of their hosting plans.

Here’s how to sign up for an account on GoDaddy:

Visit the homepage and click the “Start for Free” button:

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You’ll be redirected to a page where you’ll be prompted to sign up with your email, Google account or Facebook.

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Once you choose an account and click Sign up, an account will be created for you and you’ll be prompted to configure your hosting account in a 2-step process. Fill in your info and personal details accordingly

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In this case, I’m being asked what I want to name my website with. Once you have chosen a preferred name, click next to proceed. You’ll be led to your intuitive website builder to customize your website’s layout and UI

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Here you can build elements from scratch or download already-made themes from the marketplace to save time.

GoDaddy Control Panel

Upon signing up, GoDaddy gives you access to a modern updated version of the traditional cPanel control panel from where you’re going to manage your website and configure your hosting account.

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To log in to your cPanel, simply Go to your GoDaddy product page. Under Web Hosting, next to the Linux Hosting account you want to use, click Manage. Now you’re in the Dashboard for your Linux Hosting account.

Installing WordPress on GoDaddy

The best part of using GoDaddy hosting is that you have WordPress pre-installed on all shared and WordPress hosting plans. It doesn’t just stop there, the WordPress CMS is pre-installed with access to thousands of extensions, plugins, and themes.

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Your WordPress is also updated automatically. That way, you don’t need to worry about installing the right WordPress version because GoDaddy handles it for you!

Add an email account on GoDaddy

The process for setting up email accounts on GoDaddy is quite straightforward. Here are the steps:

Sign in to your Email & Office Dashboard (use your GoDaddy username and password).

Click Add user to create an account. Keep in mind that, as a previously deleted user, you won’t be allowed to use your credit to do this until the previous account is deleted.

Choose one of the following steps based on the number and type of users you presently have in your account:

  • If multiple accounts are present, select your preferred Microsoft 365 account type then click Get started.
  • If only one account is present, just skip this step and proceed.
  • If there are no users at all, then you need to purchase a new Microsoft 365 account so you can add users.

Pick your preferred domain and click Continue. You can also link an external domain. Provide the required details in the Create new email account page. Click Create and you’re all done. Final: GoDaddy brand review

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Conclusion: Do We Recommend GoDaddy?

Without a doubt, yes. GoDaddy is one of the best web hosts in the world. Why else would 21 million people use their services? Their plans are reasonably priced and give you value for your money.

It’s also very easy to use, regardless of whether you’re a hosting newbie or a hosting expert. Their support is excellent, though the only issue would be their lack of support for live chat in certain domains.

Not to mention their solid, feature-rich WordPress plans which provide everything you need to host and manage your WordPress site without hassles.

Overall, I thoroughly recommend them!


What types of hosting services does GoDaddy offer?

Although it’s known as the largest domain registrar, GoDaddy also offers various hosting services: web hosting, windows hosting, business hosting, WordPress hosting, WordPress eCommerce hosting, VPS hosting, and Dedicated Servers. All hosting services offer several hosting plans with different features and prices.

Is GoDaddy a secure hosting provider?

GoDaddy’s plans come with basic security features such as DDoS protection, protections against viruses, fraud, spam protection, and email privacy. Unfortunately, free SSL certificates are only available with the two most expensive shared web hosting plans, and they’re free only for 12 months. If you want your site to be more protected, you can purchase protection against malware and attacks and SSL protection with firewall and malware protection.

How can I contact the GoDaddy support team?

You have two options available: contact the support team through live chat or phone. The lice chat support is available 24/7, but only Monday to Friday. Before contacting the support, you can try finding the answer to your question in the help center, in the How-to guide videos, or in the community section. GoDaddy doesn’t offer support through ticketing and email.

Does GoDaddy have a website builder?

GoDaddy has an excellent website builder that is free. The website builder contains a lot of built-in marketing tools that will help you create the ultimate website. You can get responsive and mobile-friendly templated, built-in SEO tools, and A. I powered advice by GoDaddy InSight. The website builder is free, but you’ll need to upgrade to an online store once you’re ready to start selling.

Does GoDaddy have a money-back guarantee, and how can I request a refund?

GoDaddy has a 30-days money return policy, which means that if you’re not satisfied with your purchased product, you can return it in 30 days and get a full refund. You need to contact the support team through phone or live chat to request a refund.

What kind of support does GoDaddy offer?

GoDaddy offers 24/7 via phone calls and a support email. You can only access live chat on their US website’s product page. They provide over 50 global lines which make it easy for international customers to reach them.

What is the best GoDaddy package for WordPress?

GoDaddy offers four WordPress plans in total but recommends its Deluxe plan as it supports fast-growing sites with requisite resources. For bigger sites, you can go for a higher-up plan.

Is GoDaddy good for beginners?

Yes. GoDaddy’s user interface is clean and easy to navigate, their cPanel is quite modern and the hosting dashboard is also beginner-friendly.

What is GoDaddy’s review on Trustpilot?

GoDaddy currently has an overall score of 4.7 compiled from 59,102 reviews.

GoDaddy Prices, Plans & Features - 2023

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Economy 25 GB Unlimited cPanel 1 CA$4.05 1.5 Details
Deluxe 50 GB Unlimited cPanel 10 CA$13.52 1.5 Details
Ultimate 75 GB Unlimited cPanel 25 CA$20.29 1.4 Details
Maximum 100 GB Unlimited cPanel 50 CA$24.35 1.6 Details
Launch Business Hosting 60 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited CA$40.60 1.3 Details
Enhance Business Hosting 90 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited CA$54.14 1.2 Details
Economy Windows 25 GB Unlimited Plesk 1 CA$8.11 1.5 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Enhance 20 GB 1 core 1 GB CA$6.76 2.2 Details
Launch 100 GB 2 cores 4 GB CA$27.06 1.0 Details
Grow 200 GB 4 cores 8 GB CA$54.14 1.1 Details
Expand 400 GB 8 cores 16 GB CA$94.75 1.5 Details

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
DS-32 4 TB 4 x 3.00GHz 32 GB CA$175.97 1.7 Details
DS-64 4 TB 6 x 4.50GHz 64 GB CA$230.12 3.1 Details
DS-128 8 TB 16 x 2.90GHz 128 GB CA$406.11 1.3 Details
DS-256 8 TB 16 x 2.90GHz 256 GB CA$541.48 1.4 Details
DS-32 4 TB 4 x 3.00GHz 32 GB CA$189.51 1.3 Details
DS-64 4 TB 6 x 4.50GHz 64 GB CA$243.66 1.5 Details
DS-128 8 TB 16 x 2.90GHz 128 GB CA$433.18 1.3 Details
DS-256 8 TB 16 x 2.90GHz 256 GB CA$568.56 1.1 Details

Website Builder Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Features Price Score
Launch 100 GB
100 GB storage
2 CPUs
Unmetered traffic
50 websites & databases
Free, unlimited SSL for all your websites
Get paid fast with a pre-installed payments platform
5 free Microsoft 365 mailboxes ($119.40/yr value) - 1st year
CA$27.06 1.5 Details

SSL Plans

Plan Name Features Warranty Price Score
Domain Validation (DV) SSL
Proves domain ownership
Boosts Google® ranking
Strong SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption
Padlock in address bar
Protects multiple websites (Multi-domain SAN SSL)
Protects all subdomains (Wildcard SSL)
Security trust seal
CA$13,537.45 CA$121.82 1.6 Details
Organization Validation (OV) SSL
Proves domain ownership
Confirms authenticity of organization
Boosts Google® ranking
Strong SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption
Padlock in address bar
Protects multiple websites (Multi-domain SAN SSL)
Protects all subdomains (Wildcard SSL)
Security trust seal
CA$338,436.25 CA$203.05 1.0 Details
Extended Validation (EV) SSL
Proves domain ownership
Confirms authenticity of organization
Shows verification of business, legal status and address
Boosts Google® ranking
Strong SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption
Padlock in address bar
Protects multiple websites (Multi-domain SAN SSL)
Security trust seal
CA$1,353,745.00 CA$169.20 1.0 Details

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