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Reviews of GoDaddy Service

GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18.5M+ customers worldwide and 77M+ domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work.

It provides economical packages for web hosting services which are mostly, suitable for new businesses and some make an online identity and presence of some existing businesses as well. It is the most popular web host ever. Everyone web owner must be aware of this hosting service, as it is being advertised everywhere for a long time.

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Pros of GoDaddy Service

Just like all the other freelance market places, Godaddy also has some Pros and Cons as well. Let’s have a look at some of them.

1. Average Uptime

This is the basic requirement of a website. Godaddy gives you a guaranteed Uptime of 99.9% which is somehow good but not best. You may face some downtime, but that won’t be a problem as the rate of downtime is very low. So, its uptime is average.

Uptime of Godaddy during the last 10 months:

  • Average Uptime in June 2018 was 99.99%
  • Average Uptime in July 2018 was 99.98%
  • Average Uptime in August 2018 was 99.91%
  • Average Uptime in September 2018 was 99.99%
  • Average Uptime in October 2018 was 99.92%
  • Average Uptime in November 2018 was 100%
  • Average Uptime in December 2018 was 99.99%
  • Average Uptime in January 2019 was 99.99%
  • Average Uptime in February 2019 was 99.96%/li>
  • Average Uptime in March 2019 was 99.97%

This is not the best uptime, but probably not the Bad uptime rate for an economic web host.

2. Load Time

They Guarantee you the best Page load time. Average load time is 245ms. That means that you can reach more audience while going with this service. However, this load time is not stable and some time, you may face some lag due to high traffic.

Average Page Load time in the last 10 months:

  • Average Load time in June 2018 was 278ms
  • Average Load time in July 2018 was 360ms
  • Average Load time in August 2018 was 199ms
  • Average Load time in September 2018 was 219ms
  • Average Load time in October 2018 was 222ms
  • Average Load time in November 2018 was 500ms
  • Average Load time in December 2018 was 323ms
  • Average Load time in January 2019 was 245ms
  • Average Load time in February 2019 was 253ms
  • Average Load time in March 2019 was 400ms

3. Customer Support

Customer Support of Godaddy is one of its best features. Their support team is working best to fulfil it’s customers desires, and they provide the best support. They are highly professional and response Immediately when you start a chat with them. They have a 24/7-365 customer support team which will help you with all your hosting and website related issues, so you won’t need to worry when getting into some kind of trouble.

4. Shared Hosting Plans

HostMonster provides you best security features like HotLink Protection, SSL Support, SSH access, Regular Site Backups and Spam Assassin Protection as well. This make it a cool choice for a secure web host. If you want a customer oriented web host that provides you  the best security features, than you can easily go with hostmonster, it’s a good choice. At Least better than some others in the market.

5. Quick Setup Process

Unlike some other web hosts in the market, Hostmonster doesn’t require a mobile phone verification and it promises a quick, easy and effective setup process with fast provisioning of it’s VPS and other plans. This is a good news for those customers who are from outside of U.S. because with some other hosts, it’s been a terrible process to verify from their phone and it’s got a great headache for them to register for a web host or get a VPS plan. But that’s not the case with HostMonster. It doesn’t require that much hassle. Other than that, it even offers you a free domain name registration with all new plans as well. This makes it even better choice for new users.

6. Perfect Value for money

Although it’s the cheapest plan (starter) is not that much cheap in the market ($4.95.month) but it is the perfect value for money right now out there. You can get 50GB SSD storage and Unlimited bandwidth in even basic plan as well. Plus, you can even get $100 Google Adwords and $100 Bing Ad Credits as well, which can be used for the promotion and advertising of your business/website. And you can add even more open source apps from the marketplace where 100s of free awesome apps available for your website. So, this isn’t really a bad deal to pay that much fee for an awesome web-hosting package.

Cons of HostMonster Service

1. Prices are too high for lower-time plans

They don’t offer monthly subscription plans and even in anual plans, they charge too much higher fee than the advertised $4.95/month as well. If you want the advertised fee plan, than you’ll need to purchase a 3-year plan. Otherwise, if you wanna pay for 2-years or anual plan, then get ready to pay a lot. Other than that, the 3-year fee is pretty reasonable for the services, but annual package fee, which is $6.95/month, is so high and not a thing that you can go with. So keep in mind while getting their services.

2. Hidden Charges

While getting their services, you’ll see a ton of hidden charges as well. At first, their promotional low cost charges are just for new users, and will expire at the time of renewal and after that, you’ll have to pay a fee of as low as $9.95/month instead of $4.95/month for basic plan for 3-years. And other than that, nothing is like ‘Free Domain’ in HostMonster. You’ll be charged with a fee for the domains as well, which is non-refundable too.

3. Paid Backups

The amount of upsells that you’ll get while signing up for JustHost, is simply Horrible. You need to be so conscious while signing up and you need to Uncheck them all in case you don’t wanna lose extra money out of your bank account. These upsells are just worthless and don’t really have to do anything other than making a burden on your pocket. So, please always uncheck them consciously at every time when you sign up.

4. Too much Charge for Site Migration

There are a lot of web hosts in the market which are offering free website transfers to their hosting services but that is not the case with HostMonster. It charges a flat $149.99 one time fee for the website transfer, every time when you transfer a website to their hosting service. Other than that, you can transfer up to 20 websites to their servers easily, without any problem, but the process is too much costly and expensive, so we don’t recommend that.

Prices and Plans for HostMonster

While talking about hosting plans, there’s not too much to say about HostMonster. They offer shared hosting, along with Dedicated servers hosting and VPS as well and all these plan are listed below.

Shared Hosting plans

There are three plans which HostMonster is offering right now, that are listed below.

  • Basic: This plan costs you as low as $4.95/month and includes 1 website, 50GB SSD storage, Unmetered Bandwidth, Standard performance, Free SSL Certification, 1 Free Domain, 5 Parked Domains, 25 Subdomains and 5 Email Accounts with 100MB email storage/account.
  • Plus: This plan costs you as low as $6.95/month and includes 10 websites, 150GB SSD Storage, Unmetered Bandwidth, Standard performance, Free SSL Certification, 1 Domain, 20 Parked Domains, 50 Subdomains, 100 Email Accounts with 500MB Email storage/Account, $150 marketing credit, $50/year Extras Credit and 1 SpamExperts.
  • Choice Plus: This plan costs you as low as $6.95/month in the promotion and includes Unlimited websites, Unlimited SSD Storage, Unmetered Bandwidth, Standard Performance, Free SSL Certifications, 1 Free Domain, Unlimited Parked Domains, Unlimited Subdomains, Unlimited Email Accounts with Unlimited Email Storage, $200 marketing credit, Over $80/year Extras Credit, 1 Spam Expert, 1 Domain Privacy and CodeGuard Basic Backup plan included. This is a perfect Value pack in HostMonster Shared Hosting.

VPS Hosting

HostMonster provides you four kinds of VPS Hosting plans which are listed below.

  • Standard: This plan costs you as low as $19.99/month and includes Dual Core CPU, 2GB Ram, 30GB SSD, 1TB/month Bandwidth, Free Domain Name, 1 IP Address and CentOS 6.5 (64bit).
  • Enhanced:This plan costs you as low as $29.99/month and includes Dual Core CPU, 4GB Ram, 60GB SSD, 2TB/month Bandwidth, Free Domain Name, 2 IP Addresses and CentOS 6.5 (64bit).
  • Prime:This plan costs you as low as $44.99/month and includes Triple Core CPU, 6GB Ram, 90GB SSD, 2TB/month Bandwidth, Free Domain Name, 2 IP Addresses and CentOS 6.5 (64bit).
  • Ultimate: This plan costs you as low as $59.99/month and includes Quad Core CPU, 8GB Ram, 120GB SSD, 3TB/month Bandwidth, Free Domain Name, 2 IP Addresses and CentOS 6.5 (64bit).

Other than this, all these plans include following as well.

  • Cloud Technology.
  • Enhanced cPanel.
  • Root access.
  • Guaranteed Server resources.
  • Instant Provisioning.
  • Multi-Account Management System.

Dedicated Server Hosting;

HostMonter provides you three Plans in Dedicated Hosting as well, which are listed below.

  • Standard: This plan costs you as low as $79.99/month and includes 4 core 8 threads Intel Xeon processor with 3MB cache, 4GB Ram, 500GB Storage (RAID1), 5TB/month Bandwidth, Free Domain Name, 3 IP Addresses and CentOS 6.5 (64bit).
  • Enhanced: This plan costs you as low as $99.99/month and includes 4 core 8 threads Intel Xeon processor with 8MB cache, 8GB Ram, 1000GB Storage (RAID1), 10TB/month Bandwidth, Free Domain Name, 4 IP Addresses and CentOS 6.5 (64bit).
  • Premium: This plan costs you as low as $119.99/month and includes 4 core 8 threads Intel Xeon processor with 8MB cache, 16GB Ram, 1000GB Storage (RAID1), 15TB/month Bandwidth, Free Domain Name, 5 IP Addresses and CentOS 6.5 (64bit).

Other than this, these plans include following as well.

  • Instant Provisioning.
  • Mirrored Storage.
  • Root Access.
  • Enhanced Performance.
  • Enhanced cPanel.
  • Easy Storage Upgrades; (500GB at $50/month, 1TB at $100/month and 2Tb at $200/month).
  • Dedicated Support.
  • Money-Back Guarantee (30-days) with instant refunds.

Do we Recommend HostMonster?

Well the answer is both Yes and No. It has some awesome Features, good Uptime, great support and the page load time is getting better with time and even, its security features are awesome. And if you are looking for a dedicated hosting or a vps plan then it is better suitable for you but not for the regular web-hosting needs. It’s hidden charges and renewal costs are awful. This is not so suitable for a regular client. Plus its site migration is also too much expensive and you have to pay an extra fee for even ‘free’ domain as well and you they don’t even give you free backups as well. So, Unfortunately we cannot Recommend it for regular hosting needs. But yeah, VPS and dedicated hosting plans are perfect.

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