GoDaddy Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

GoDaddy

Website builder, WordPress hosting, and more

4.08/5 (721 reviews)

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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$5.99/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Dutch, French and 11 other languages, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Thai
GoDaddy screenshot: Users can add an SEO-optimized blog to their siteGoDaddy - Website Builder Product DemoGoDaddy screenshot: Appointment booking and payment processing functionality can also be addedGoDaddy screenshot: Users are automatically notified of new bookings or orders by SMS or emailGoDaddy screenshot: The WYSIWYG website builder allows users to add different sections to their websiteGoDaddy screenshot: Users can select and preview sections in the sidebar before adding them to their site

GoDaddy reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
  4.0
  3.9
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  4.2
Lisa Hendricks

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

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Robin Ireland

A great alternative to using WordPress

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Matthew Budram

Simple to use - Quick SEO

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-09
Review Source: Capterra

I am able to put up a website really quickly that is searchable and indexed by Google. I don't have to put in any additional work in ensuring the website can easily be scraped by Google's bots.

Pros
I really like it for the simplicity in putting content up quickly and benefiting from built in search engine optimization.

Cons
Dated templates and very boring looking templates. They work well for organizations that are monochrome in nature (banking, accounting etc) - not something fashionable and trendy.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Nicholas Salter

Godaddy Scam

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Kim Wells

VERY user friendly and easy to set up and have a professional look to your personal or business site

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-21
Review Source: Capterra

Generally very good overall. The only thing I am not happy with is that existing clients rarely receive a discount. Go Daddy is very good about giving discounts to NEW customers but not existing. That is very much opposed to most companies. For that reason, my biggest negative with go daddy

Pros
Lots of great stock photos to choose from, great categories and many options. There are a few things they have added thru having the website builder and improvements are always being made

Cons
when you try to do something and the support people tell you they don't do that or that is not how the program was built yet other sites have the capability.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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GoDaddy pricing

Starting from
$5.99/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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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

API (383 other apps)
Access Control (154 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (208 other apps)
Activity Tracking (109 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (110 other apps)
Auditing (109 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (107 other apps)
Compliance Management (113 other apps)
Data Import/Export (142 other apps)
Data Visualization (103 other apps)
Monitoring (254 other apps)
Permission Management (96 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (128 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (158 other apps)
Role-Based Permissions (96 other apps)
Third Party Integration (209 other apps)
Workflow Management (132 other apps)

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Additional information for GoDaddy

Key features of GoDaddy

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