GoDaddy

GoDaddy

Website builder, WordPress hosting, and more

4.1/5 (585 reviews)

GoDaddy Overview

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.

Pricing

Starting from
US$6,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Dutch, English, French and 11 others, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

GoDaddy Reviews

Overall rating
4.1/5
74% positive reviews
239
Excellent
195
Very good
121
Average
24
Poor
6
Terrible

URL that daddy!

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/03/24
Review Source

Pros

Godaddy is an app for getting a unique url extension to advertise your name brand, or make awareness for your organization, social cause, etc. I like that you can pick a name and if it is taken you are given alternate suggestions for name usage rather than travelworld.com it may suggest lesiureglobe.com, vacationnations,com or it will suggest an alternative for a url ending other than .com, .org. .net, etc. but it could be travel.world. or world.travel it gives you many alternatives so that if your .com is taken and you do not want to have to think of a new name all together you can consider switching the url to make it be similar to what you wanted. It also does allow you to purchase the most common used words as domains such as medical.directory. It offers many url endings for professionals, different industries at good pricing if you get them on specials they can run .49cent specials, .99 cent specials it just depends on what special you happen to catch them on. They can add a feature of a reminder you have something in your cart, espicially if it picks up someone has searched your specific domain and did not purchase it. They give you discounts on other business tools or services such as Microsoft Office online you get it for half the price verses if you went to the website to purchase the software. You get other tools and services and a website builder as well. It is great for someone just starting off and needing the resources to get off. They also have a neat feature to put all your social media to one location rather than marketing each one. It has many features to explore and always upgrading.

Cons

If you do not purchase at a a la carte price to have your name not listed you will get ANNOYING robot calls to your number, all kind of text messages. The a la carte for this service normally cost more than the domain your buying. The robot numbers seem to ring your line none stop, and switch up the number when you do not answer. The a la carte pricing should be standard cost included in the domain name. Yes, it may be great to get a domain at 0.49 cent but for the new entrepreneur who has to use his phone to start off this is an added inconvience. Even offering a Entrepreneur special for this service to be free the first year would be great.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Janette R.

Great Platform for a New Business

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/12/14
Review Source: Capterra

Having a simple website for a small business can go a long way. Keeping it simple and having the ability to grow your website as your business grows is key. GoDaddy's Website Builder met all these features along with having the ability to add different features that would fit your needs as your business starts to take grow. Overall my client(s) and I are satisfied with the platform.

Pros

I was hired to build a website for a small company who specifically requested using GoDaddy. I like the simplicity of creating a website with the template options. You can customize the templates to your liking and add or delete features as your business grows. Also, you have the option to contact someone who may be a little more knowledgeable to help you build the website to suit your needs. I used this platform for a previous client who requested to have his site built on GoDaddy. Needless to say my client was very satisfied and has been using it for over 3 years now.

Cons

When you are working with a small budget, obviously, you want to find a software platform that would suit your or your clients needs. GoDaddy's prices are reasonable, although they do slap on different features that you could include which would drive the cost up to more than what you originally budgeted when you first sign up. As my clients business grew, my client saw the need to add some of the additional features that were offered in the beginning.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Rajeev B.

As a web developer, one can give demo to clients what their websites will look like within 15 min.

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/06/08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

For static websites, an excellent software using which anyone without a programming knowledge can launch websites/online stores. This software is good for increasing web literacy. As a web developer, what I frequently do is to give a taste what a client's website will look like and once the client approves, I go for the Starter Plan by GoDaddy. By using Starter Plan, however, only one database or application is allowed, which for the most part turns out to be either Wordpress or Joomla or Drupal if it is a content-based site or the likes of Magento if a shopping portal. The GoDaddy Economy Plan gives leverage to try five applications simultaneously under one account and Deluxe 25 applications. However, coming to the main point, Website Builder do comes handy as I give demo to clients who are not that computer savvy. An interesting use of Website Builder was when a client needed a website for just one month for an event. Of course, the domain name had to be booked for 12 months!

Cons

For those looking for Wordpress-like features or flexibility to try Joomla and other applications, GoDaddy Website Builder does not fit. At the end of the day, it is meant for those who have no programming knowledge! At the same time, if one has shown no inclination to try freely available software like Wordpress, it is doubtful they will go ahead and launch their website/online store using GoDaddy Website Builder independent of a web developer on their side. This is the paradox. Also, it is known that there are features in this software such as if one selects a theme and after publishing requires change, there is no way except to start afresh. However, for GoDaddy fans, this may not be a big issue because launching a site afresh should not take more than an hour. Such sites are usually short with less pages/contents!

Rating breakdown

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Sean e. R.

I have used this product for more than 3 years!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

All in one service or products? I used this company for my web site and email. I bought the domain name from them added an email account and was looking for someone else to build the web site.

After many discussion with various companies, we decide if we are still talking let's have something up so we can start our marketing to the world.

Well, the ease of using the build with step by step with templates that because they are int he same family work well, no conflicts between the software by matching difference vendors this is under on umbrella.

We had a 3-page site up in a few hours that still stayed up on the server for 6 months. product together.

Cons

It is basic you not going to have maybe the personal site as some whom start from scaratch but it does help to start with a templete.

So when you have a budget that is small or you are good at design and want to build your site go this route up and running after a few hours. Ths cost is small really compared to others making your site?

adding third party analisyteis is and issue as most companys want thier verious used and not have a third party dealing with the customer but some prorams ar better than this trmplte types a matter of what your thinking or needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Daniel L.

Amazing! building your own website can not be easier

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/06/26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

With godaddy you have everything in one place. You do not have to worry because you have the hosting, the domain, the website design and even the possibility of creating your own professional email domain.
In a few steps you can go from being a small enterprise to become a great company because in our days having a website is the most important thing in order to grow.
Godaddy allows you to do everything you need to create your professional image. In addition, you centralize all the expenses to one single figure given that you make a single annual payment for the hosting and domain of your website.
It also offers incredible options that adapt to your needs and allow you to save a lot of money.
You do not have to risk hiring a hosting in an unknown server, since godaddy offers it to you at an incredible price and with the highest security guaranteed.
In my case, my partners and I used godaddy to create our own website. It took us some time because none of us is an expert in the area of design and programming, but in the end we were able to do it ourselves, saving us a lot of money.

Cons

I have nothing bad to say, I do not think there is a better platform than godaddy. It's amazing how easy it can be to develop your own website thanks to go daddy

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

GoDaddy Pricing

Starting from
US$6,00/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

  • Automatic Notifications
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Real Time Data
  • SSL Security

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Auditing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Monitoring
  • Projections
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

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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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

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$6,00/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:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small 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, Fishbowl, LiveAgent, LiveChat, Privy, TeamSupport, Verlocal Pro, vCita Business App

Q. What level of support does GoDaddy offer?

GoDaddy offers the following support options:

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