Review: GoDaddy Web Hosting

Today, in this podcast, I want to talk about “Web Hosting Companies”, detailing what some companies have to offer, and I’ll continue moving us forward with this part of the series where I’m discussing “How to Build a Website“.

This post is about GoDaddy Web Hosting.

In a previous post I talked about Web Hosting and what you need to know about it, so now I’m going to talk about some specific companies.

Just like you have 1000s of options for choosing how to build your website, or even how to learn about building your website, you similarly have many options for where you can get your web hosting from.  I’m going to mention a few services that I know of, either because I’ve used them, or because I know they’re very popular, and I’m going to end my giving my personal opinion on which one I choose.

As a refresher, web hosting is a type of internet service that gives you space where you can upload the files of your website (and that’s called “hosting” them), meaning that when someone types in your URL (or your domain name) that they can see your actual website, which has been created by those files sitting on a web hosting server.

Of the hundreds of web hosting services out there, I’m only going to talk about SEVEN (7), starting with GoDaddy.

First, in an effort of full disclosure, allow me to say that I am a GoDaddy customer.  I wasn’t always, but since I switched over to them, I’m happy.  I don’t like the fact that they don’t have a toll-free 800 number support line, but with cell phones, that’s not really even an issue anymore anyway.  It’s just something I don’t care for.  Aside from that, it’s a company that I wholeheartedly endorse, and a company that I continue to do business with and will probably have a long-standing relationship with; Assuming that they keep up their great service and continue to work to keep me satisfied as a customer.

Alright, so GoDaddy HostingGoDaddy offers three different web hosting plans, the Economy, the Deluxe, and the Ultimate Plans.  The Economy Plan is the basic plan, geared towards a person who will have one website that mostly just needs to host 10 GB of space or less.  It’s definitely economical in terms of price, as its currently on sale for as low as $1.99 a month, but with the Economy Plan, you have to buy it in 3, 12, 24, or 36 month increments.

When I first came to GoDaddy, I started with the Economy Plan, just because of the price.  I quickly learned that the Economy Plan is not just limited in terms of size and space, but also additional functionality, which, in my opinion, automatically makes the Deluxe or Ultimate Hosting Plans ideal if you’re going to go with GoDaddy.  And let me explain why.  The Deluxe Hosting Plan gives me the opportunity to host multiple websites over 150 GB of space with unlimited bandwidth, where I run more than 5 podcast series (hosting my podcast audio files there), and there are still tons of other services that I haven’t even tapped into yet.

If I were to compare the prices on the Economy versus Deluxe Hosting Plans at GoDaddy, I’d find that the Economy Plan is $36 dollars cheaper, or what works out to being $3 a month.  I get way more value in the Deluxe Hosting Plan, and it’s worth far more than the $3 a month that I pay over the Economy Hosting PlanTry Hosting Plans from $1.99 per month! Now with Unlimited Bandwidth!

Be sure to check out the two recently added resources on this blog.  One of which is the “Build a Website” page, and the other is the “Build a GREAT Website” page.  The first one outlines the ways that you can get a website created, and it details the process of getting a website up and running.  The second one is about a great service called “Site Build It” or SBI (for short), and it’s a somewhat more expensive service, but I highly recommend it, and at some point, I’ll probably do a blog post specifically talking about this later.

Don’t forget to check out the other YouTube videos that have already been uploaded to my Youtube Channel which can be found at

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Kindra Cotton, Small Business Survival Specialist  
Serial Entrepreneur: Jill of All Trades and Master of Two (Information, Technology)  

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