Before you waste your time and money with GoDaddy, there are some important questions to ask.The following questions will help you understand the reasons why you should not host with GoDaddy.
1) How many domains/emails do I get for the basic GoDaddy hosting account?
GoDaddy quotes from $2.99-$4.99 for their economy package. Seems cheap, right? Wrong. What they don't tell you is that IMAP email is not included in the basic GoDaddy hosting package. That requires another charge. What if you want to setup a second domain? You need to upgrade the hosting. They'll nickle and dime you and you'll be paying more than you originally thought.
2)How well does GoDaddy perform with WordPress or Joomla installation?
Not well. GoDaddy does OK when it comes to static websites but performs poorly when database queries are required. Empirically we've found that setting up the same WP/Joomla site on GoDaddy and another host such as BlueHost, GoDaddy seems like molasses when loading WP/Joomla sites.
3) Confusing GoDaddy Administrative Interface
The GoDaddy administrative interface is a nightmare! For new users it's undecipherable and even experienced web designers recognize how messy it is. I've even heard that other web designers charge an extra $50 if they have to work with the GoDaddy hosting.
Aside from being complicated, it's sloooowwwwwwww. Setting up and email, a domain, or a database can take from 15minutes to 3 hours to be activated. GoDaddy is just too large and it sacrifices speed.
So who do we recommend for hosting websites?
We recommend Bluehost!
1) Bluehost is officially the top-recommended hosting company by WordPress. Here's what they say:
“WordPress Auto-Install — new WordPress updates are made available within 24 hours. Unlimited disk storage, Unlimited monthly data transfer, host unlimited domains on 1 account, 1 free domain name for as long as you host with BlueHost, 2500 POP / WebMail addresses, 50 MySQL databases, free control panel, free Fantastico, free SimpleScripts, 24/7 network monitoring, 99% uptime guarantee, mirrored storage backups, no hidden fees.”
2) Bluehost provides a free domain when you signup and unlimited websites/domains with the basic account.
That's wonderful. If you have one site and decide to add a second, it won't cost you one cent more. There is however a file limit of 200,000 files. It'll take about 15 Joomla websites to accumulate that many files.
3) WordPress and Joomla respond well on BlueHost.
Comparing it with GoDaddy, you'll see a noticeable difference. Plus, you get 50 mySQL databases, so you could theoretically have 50 WordPress sites on one hosting account.
4) The BlueHost administrative interface is very easy to use.
It only takes one click to setup WordPress!
You'll be able to setup your own email accounts without requiring a software engineering degree. It's simple. That's what we like.
To check out the BlueHost hosting package click here or on the banner on the right of the page.
If you would like to compare your GoDaddy hosting with our BlueHost hosting, we'd be glad to temporarily put your site on our server and then compare. For WordPress and Joomla, it's night and day.