by: Steven Johnson
Last Updated: October 23, 2019 Posted: July 26, 2009
3.1 of 5
2.5 of 5
GoDaddy has been around since 1997 as a hosting company. They are large and established. They are great at attracting people new to web hosting, but are not known for their quality hosting from experts in the industry. Learn More.
I have used GoDaddy for years and, most recently, for all my WordPress Blogs. While the navigation of their system can be a little daunting at times, once you know you’re way around, things are a snap to get done. The people who try to steer me away from GoDaddy do so with the reasoning that they don’t setup things fast enough. Sorry: but that’s not true. I continually am able to purchase a domain name, get the hosting selected, and the WP blog installed in under a few hours. Plus, their customer service is FANTASTIC and in all my years with them, my web site has NEVER been down due to a problem on their end.
Can confirm servers sometimes too slow, vague answers from Costumer server when call to solve the slowness problem that I stopped now calling them. To add their marketing email are a bit too spammy and pushy like making you feel you are going to loose your domain if you don’t renew …4-5 months in advance.
Recently, the WP servers at Godaddy have been INCREDIBLY slow and laggy. When I call they try to blame my installed plugins. But after disabling them all, I still find the site loads very slow. I am looking for a different hosting company.
Their pricing was steep but I tried to convince myself they had some benefit. The control panels are undeniably cluttered and confusing to navigate. Their customer support will respond quickly but ultimately not helpful (they’ll just refer you to an article that is hardly related to your issue).
They officially support internet censorship (and then tried to cover it up, admitting days later that they are still in support). Search google for “Godaddy Sopa”
They think you’re stupid. Just watch the commercials. “Use godaddy to because (hot girl)”.
FInally moved my last domain away. Will never look back
I have had two domains with Go Daddy and years ago when I got my first domain with them they were an awesome company offering real solutions, good prices, and great customer service and help.
But now, years later, they seem to have gotten greedy and are putting customer service last and their own selfish concerns first.
Recently when I wanted to cancel one domain I have with them, but had mislaid the passwords to the account, I called their customer support who told me to basically drop dead.
CS was incredibly rude and unhelpful and cheerfully told me that they were going to continue charging my CC forever and that neither they nor I could do anything about it.
I now have to cancel the credit card they are charging then renew it under another card number to escape their unauthorised charges.
I would NEVER recommend anyone to use this company unless they enjoy being taken advantage of, being abused by their staff, and paying for services you do not want and if you like being told to drop dead. I hope that this arrogant and greedy way of doing business and treating customers like dirt spells their ruin.