GoDaddy

Website builder, WordPress hosting, and more

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GoDaddy Overview

What is GoDaddy?

GoDaddy is an Internet domain registrar & web hosting company which offers a variety of solutions for domain name registration, website building, WordPress site hosting, SSL security, professional email, and more.

GoDaddy's domain tools include domain name search, domain transfer, privacy protection, WHOIS database search, domain auction, domain name value appraisal, domain backorders, and domain investing. A range of domain extensions are available, from the classic .com and .net to the more modern .io, .xyz, and .cloud extensions. Up to 100 subdomains and 400 email aliases can be created for every domain purchased. Privacy protection, business protection, and domain certification options are offered, keeping users' personal details private and ensuring that domains cannot be transferred accidentally or maliciously.

GoDaddy's GoCentral website builder allows users to create custom websites through a codeless interface using modular components. Functionality including blogging, appointment booking, and eCommerce can be added to websites through GoCentral. Users can also create a business Facebook page automatically from their website content, and manage their email marketing through the GoCentral dashboard, with emails automatically created to match the design of users' websites.

GoDaddy Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$5,99/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Website builder:
One month free trial, no credit card required.
Personal: $5.99/month or $71.88/year.
Business: $9.99/month or $119.88/year.
Business Plus: $14.99/month or $179.88/year.
Online Store: $19.99/month or $239.88/year.

WordPress website hosting:
Basic: $3.99/month initially, $8.99/month on renewal.
Deluxe: $5.99/month initially, $12.99/month on renewal.
Ultimate: $9.99/month initially, $19.99/month on renewal.


GoDaddy Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Dutch, English, French and 11 others, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Media

Users can add an SEO-optimized blog to their site
Appointment booking and payment processing functionality can also be added
Users are automatically notified of new bookings or orders by SMS or email
The WYSIWYG website builder allows users to add different sections to their website
Users can select and preview sections in the sidebar before adding them to their site
GoDaddy video GoDaddy screenshot: Users can add an SEO-optimized blog to their site GoDaddy screenshot: Appointment booking and payment processing functionality can also be added GoDaddy screenshot: Users are automatically notified of new bookings or orders by SMS or email GoDaddy screenshot: The WYSIWYG website builder allows users to add different sections to their website GoDaddy screenshot: Users can select and preview sections in the sidebar before adding them to their site

GoDaddy Reviews

GoDaddy Reviews

Overall rating
4,1
/
5
Excellent
305

Very good
242

Average
148

Poor
32

Terrible
11

Value for Money
4
Features
3,9
Ease of Use
4,2
Customer Support
4,2
74% recommended this app
Lisa H.

Want a web page? No time or expertise? Try GoDaddy Website Builder!

I have used GoDaddy for twenty years, and I've never been unhappy with any of their offerings. The tech support is so good, it overcomes any possible complaints I've ever had. This product, in particular, takes a huge amount of stress out of my life by making it fast and efficient to provide a website for a customer. I'm actually having problems with the custom website I built for my own company, and I'm thinking of using this again! Why mess with something that works?


Charlee C.

User-friendly attractive website maker with limited features but good price

Overall, I found the GoDaddy Website Builder to be a good value for the money and the features it offers. I liked the ease of use and the way my website looked professional and functional. I created my site in just two evenings after work, and I think it was because GoDaddy's interface was simple for me to use without crowding me with options I didn't need. GoDaddy does have other integrations too, such as PayPal integration and a feature to book appointments or classes, but I can't speak to those. I have considered looking into those features in the future as I grow my site and business. Although I had a few complaints about some of the editing tools, the positives of the user-friendly editor and the price outweighed the negatives and I will be continuing to use GoDaddy Website Builder.


Nicholas S.

Godaddy Scam


Sydney C.

Godaddy Website Builder is easy to work with.

GoDaddy Website Builder saves you time and get you started quickly.


Robin I.

A great alternative to using WordPress

A client wanted to me to build their website, but still have the ability to make changes and additions. They also wanted the site to be secure. GoDaddy is a wonderful company with extensive help features and amazing customer service.


Lisa H.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Want a web page? No time or expertise? Try GoDaddy Website Builder!

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/02/11
Review Source: Capterra

I have used GoDaddy for twenty years, and I've never been unhappy with any of their offerings. The tech support is so good, it overcomes any possible complaints I've ever had. This product, in particular, takes a huge amount of stress out of my life by making it fast and efficient to provide a website for a customer. I'm actually having problems with the custom website I built for my own company, and I'm thinking of using this again! Why mess with something that works?

Pros

It is extremely easy to set up, enter your original data, change just a little - or a lot!, and maintain. They have great templates and graphics for your use, and some handy features: to do a weekly article, I just copied last week's article, changed a few things, and inserted the text for this week. It's also very reasonably priced.

Cons

As with any "shortcut" software, it was a little difficult to customize. I also had trouble applying a security certificate to the site to get the coveted https at the beginning of the URL. The latter issue was easily solved with the help of their AWESOME tech support, and the former, I expected. If I want to customize it so badly, I've got to use a less "done-for-me" solution - and I'm ok with that!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Charlee C.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: Self Employed

User-friendly attractive website maker with limited features but good price

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/25
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I found the GoDaddy Website Builder to be a good value for the money and the features it offers. I liked the ease of use and the way my website looked professional and functional. I created my site in just two evenings after work, and I think it was because GoDaddy's interface was simple for me to use without crowding me with options I didn't need. GoDaddy does have other integrations too, such as PayPal integration and a feature to book appointments or classes, but I can't speak to those. I have considered looking into those features in the future as I grow my site and business. Although I had a few complaints about some of the editing tools, the positives of the user-friendly editor and the price outweighed the negatives and I will be continuing to use GoDaddy Website Builder.

Pros

I actually switched from Wix to GoDaddy Website Builder because I liked the simpler format of GoDaddy. I found GoDaddy Website Builder easy to use and intuitive. I was able to create my website much more quickly and not get overwhelmed with endless templates and aesthetic options. I was surprised to see that my finished site looked just as professional and attractive as if I had chosen one of the more trendy site builders. I liked the interface of GoDaddy and I liked the templates for websites and pages that were offered. There were no extra unnecessary bells and whistles to get in the way of my images and the text I wanted to showcase on my website. I also found the price of GoDaddy to be inexpensive when a yearly plan is purchased.

Another thing I particularly liked about GoDaddy's editing interface was the ability to see my site on the left side of the screen as I add pages and sections or edit content. This is nice to have the "workspace" to edit my content on the right side of the screen and then have my site on the left side. In contrast, I believe Wordpress, which I have used in the past, has a couple more steps to go through before you get to view your site as it will appear.

Cons

There were only two issues I had with GoDaddy. Firstly, while I do prefer having a few quality options over hundreds of options, one feature that I do wish GoDaddy provided when creating pages is the ability to add multiple "action buttons" to a section. In GoDaddy Website Builder, action buttons are those clickable buttons that link to another page or an external source (they usually say things like "Learn More" or "Register Now"). There wasn't an option to add more than one of these action buttons to a page section. I needed to have multiple links inside of a section, but only one action button was available. I surpassed this obstacle by adding more sections, but that created unwanted space on the page that I intended to be more compact. This is a feature that I feel like is needed.

The second flaw I found with GoDaddy is that sometimes previews of my site misrepresented the changes I'd recently made. For example, I added a page to the site in Editor, but when I viewed it in Preview, my change was not shown. I believe it may take the Preview some time to load your changes, but it can be a bit frustrating if right away you need to see how the edit you made will look on your actual site.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Nicholas S.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: Self Employed

Godaddy Scam

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/11/07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I purchased Ultimate Managed WordPress Websites in good faith that I would be able to build a Wordpress website using their platform. The software was very buggy, as it froze often while I was trying to edit my work and then sometimes caused me to lose all of my work. In addition, the editor only gives a few options for customization. Most of the content you can put on the website is low quality and uncustomizable. They want you to pay for plugins that may/may not accomplish what you need. I requested a refund the day after purchasing in which i was told that the trial period ended, and the customer service ignored my complaint asking for a screen shot of a frozen screen. Very low IQ customer service and terrible product.

Cons

I purchased Ultimate Managed WordPress Websites in good faith that I would be able to build a Wordpress website using their platform. The software was very buggy, as it froze often while I was trying to edit my work and then sometimes caused me to lose all of my work. In addition, the editor only gives a few options for customization. Most of the content you can put on the website is low quality and uncustomizable. They want you to pay for plugins that may/may not accomplish what you need. I requested a refund the day after purchasing in which i was told that the trial period ended, and the customer service ignored my complaint asking for a screen shot of a frozen screen. Very low IQ customer service and terrible product.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Sydney C.
Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Godaddy Website Builder is easy to work with.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/08/09
Review Source: Capterra

GoDaddy Website Builder saves you time and get you started quickly.

Pros

I loved the various templates that they offer. These templates can be customized to suit your need.

Cons

One drawback was that some of the layout features were limited and if you do not understand coding you will have to settle for what's offered.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Robin I.
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: Self Employed

A great alternative to using WordPress

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/10/31
Review Source: Capterra

A client wanted to me to build their website, but still have the ability to make changes and additions. They also wanted the site to be secure. GoDaddy is a wonderful company with extensive help features and amazing customer service.

Pros

GoDaddy Website Builder is very easy to use and the learning curve is small. I've been very happy with my experiences with building websites using this product.

Cons

There are some limitations to what can be done to the layout and design of a website. I wish there were more template options.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
7,6/10
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GoDaddy Pricing

GoDaddy Pricing

Starting from
US$5,99/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Website builder:
One month free trial, no credit card required.
Personal: $5.99/month or $71.88/year.
Business: $9.99/month or $119.88/year.
Business Plus: $14.99/month or $179.88/year.
Online Store: $19.99/month or $239.88/year.

WordPress website hosting:
Basic: $3.99/month initially, $8.99/month on renewal.
Deluxe: $5.99/month initially, $12.99/month on renewal.
Ultimate: $9.99/month initially, $19.99/month on renewal.

Website builder:
One month free trial, no credit card required.
Personal: $5.99/month or $71.88/year.
Business: $9.99/month or $119.88/year.
Business Plus: $14.99/month or $179.88/year.
Online Store: $19.99/month or $239.88/year.

WordPress website hosting:
Basic: $3.99/month initially, $8.99/month on renewal.
Deluxe: $5.99/month initially, $12.99/month on renewal.
Ultimate: $9.99/month initially, $19.99/month on renewal.

Value for Money
4/5
Based on 738 user ratings
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GoDaddy Features

GoDaddy Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
3,9/5
Based on 738 user ratings
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Categories

Additional information for GoDaddy

Additional information for GoDaddy

Key features of GoDaddy

  • Appointment scheduling functionality
  • Automatic search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Blog management
  • Client database
  • Contact forms
  • Credit card processing
  • Customer history tracking
  • Customizable branding
  • Daily backups & 1-click restore
  • Discount, promotion & coupon code management
  • Drag-and-drop page editor
  • Email marketing
  • Email subscription signup
  • Events calendar
  • Facebook business page creation
  • Getty image library
  • Inventory & order tracking
  • Malware scanning & removal
  • Marketing campaign tracking
  • Menu/price list management
  • Online payment processing
  • Online product catalog
  • Online store
  • Photo gallery
  • Purchase reminders for abandoned carts
  • SMS & email notifications for bookings
  • SSL security
  • Shipping & tax rate management
  • Shipping management
  • Social media links
  • Two-way calendar sync
  • Video embedding
  • WYSIWYG website builder
  • Website hosting
  • Website management
  • Website migration
  • Website templates
  • WordPress website hosting

Benefits

Templates and More
300+ eye candy caliber templates
8,700+ professional stock images
Pre-built websites with industry-specific text and images
Photo galleries and slideshows
Facebook business pages

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Your site will be big time even on the small screen, thanks to our mobile site converter, powered by DudaMobile.
Automatically converts your site to mobile. You don't have to lift a finger.
Optimizes for the most popular smartphones — iPhone®, Android®, BlackBerry®, and others

Dead Simple Design Tools
Going from a napkin doodle to a published website has never been easier. Absolutely no technical skills needed.
Choose a stunning template
Simply drag & drop your text, images and apps anywhere you like
Code straight up HTML, if you're a pro like that

GoDaddy FAQs

GoDaddy FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for GoDaddy.

Q. What type of pricing plans does GoDaddy offer?

GoDaddy offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$5,99/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Website builder: One month free trial, no credit card required. Personal: $5.99/month or $71.88/year. Business: $9.99/month or $119.88/year. Business Plus: $14.99/month or $179.88/year. Online Store: $19.99/month or $239.88/year. WordPress website hosting: Basic: $3.99/month initially, $8.99/month on renewal. Deluxe: $5.99/month initially, $12.99/month on renewal. Ultimate: $9.99/month initially, $19.99/month on renewal.

Q. What are the main features of GoDaddy?

GoDaddy offers the following features:

  • Appointment scheduling functionality
  • Automatic search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Blog management
  • Client database
  • Contact forms
  • Credit card processing
  • Customer history tracking
  • Customizable branding
  • Daily backups & 1-click restore
  • Discount, promotion & coupon code management
  • Drag-and-drop page editor
  • Email marketing
  • Email subscription signup
  • Events calendar
  • Facebook business page creation
  • Getty image library
  • Inventory & order tracking
  • Malware scanning & removal
  • Marketing campaign tracking
  • Menu/price list management
  • Online payment processing
  • Online product catalog
  • Online store
  • Photo gallery
  • Purchase reminders for abandoned carts
  • SMS & email notifications for bookings
  • SSL security
  • Shipping & tax rate management
  • Shipping management
  • Social media links
  • Two-way calendar sync
  • Video embedding
  • WYSIWYG website builder
  • Website hosting
  • Website management
  • Website migration
  • Website templates
  • WordPress website hosting

Q. Who are the typical users of GoDaddy?

GoDaddy has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does GoDaddy support?

GoDaddy supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Q. What type of pricing plans does GoDaddy offer?

GoDaddy has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does GoDaddy support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices GoDaddy supports

Q. What other apps does GoDaddy integrate with?

GoDaddy integrates with the following applications:

Acuity Scheduling, Bitium, Clearlogin, LiveAgent, LiveChat, Privy, TeamSupport, Universe, Verlocal Pro, vcita

Q. What level of support does GoDaddy offer?

GoDaddy offers the following support options:

FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support, Forum, Knowledge Base