Is godaddy a good host to start a website ?

Is godaddy a good host to start a website ?

my honest review of godaddy 2016Post Updated 13 June 2018. Go daddy is one of the  biggest domain registrars in the US . Inspite of being quite well known  and being one of the most popular advertisers on the Superbowl “Americas premier sporting event” they have  taken a beating to their online reputation on various websites and forums. It is surprising that they still offer very competitive deals when it comes  to website hosting  and  domain names.

I was surprised when I did a recent search and found the cheapest price for ssl security(https) with godaddy. They are definitely good at price beating their competitors.

You search online and you can get many bad reviews about Godaddy. I got my first  godaddy hosting account  and domain  with great nervousness almost 5+ years ago, in spite of reading all the online bad reviews about Godaddy.com.

I purchased webhosting at that time from them, just because they were offering a $1 a month  hosting offer, which to me which sounded really cheap. I just said to myself  – what the heck and signed up – it wasnt much less to lose at that price. I id not regret it and currently hold 15 + domains with them.

I have collected and listed some awesome current gdaddy deals just below and they are some here on this website as well.

Godaddy deals 2018

Below I have put together some of their latest deals

GoDaddy Deals for 2018/CouponLink to deal
Cheap Domain Name (cjc99com)Get 0.99 Cent Domain Name
Cheap $1 Hosting(cjc1hos5)Get $1 month Hosting for your website (Check it)
Cheap Website Builder + domain + email for $1Click Here

 

This hosting that I purchased was most certainly  a very cheap price at that time. If I remember right, it was $1 a month hosting, and it was definite cheap  compared to the other website-hosting deals going around at that time of roughly $5 to $6 a month.

So I just grabbed it and set up a few niche blogs and also an affiliate site to promote products online. If you already have GoDaddy’s hosting service, then you can use that for yourWordPress site

The niche site did well and I also made money from the affiliate website and so my initial investment was already covered ten times in that year.

So was godaddy worth it ?

Well  as I was just starting new websites, I was not  really tracking stuff  like if they were 100% online all the time  or then how slow my website was loading,  but as my websites  was new and   did not use much  bandwidth and  resources everything was good and chugging along fine. They just worked well with my wordpress website.

In fact go daddy at that time already had a 99% uptime guarantee, so I never had to worry.

A little later – I also purchased Hostgator and Dreamhost hosting plans for more projects and so I got  to test them out as well.  I had issues with my accounts getting hacked  and slow servers speed and downtime in initial years with one of them ( not godaddy).

I got emails from them, telling me that my website was hogging their server resources , when I didn’t even have  like 100 hits a days , while my godaddy account was fine  and no emails from them , so from that point of view surely GDaddy was a winner for me .

I’m still with hostgator and blue host and they are doing fine. As far as the other host goes , they have stopped sending me resources hogging emails, or your account will be limited etc.. So that’s definitely  good sign of  the hosting industry  emerging with their security.

The best thing about godaddy that I like – is that they have local 1 dollar a month hosting wordpressAmerican support that you can pick up the phone and speak too anytime.

I always get to speak to a person pretty soon without staying too long on the line even though i am calling from overseas into US.

The few times that I called support, I was actually  attended to by knowledgeable staff  who managed to sort out the problem I had.

 

If you are looking  to get a website  or blog started and you are on a low spend budget, until you find your bearings – Do try one of  go daddy’s cheap deals above – they will surely do the job and at a budget.

Here is a tutorial Video for go daddy blog install by wordpress australia

These are the basic pointers I know about the GoDaddy Web Hosting:

  • GoDaddy is the world’s largest domain name register and cloud platform dedicated especially to small and independent ventures.
  • GoDaddy gives unlimited bandwidth (bandwidth is basically how many people can visit your site at once).
  • GoDaddy offers quality WordPress AutoInstall.
  • GoDaddy has great security and restrictive policies that help to keep out all the scams and the attacks. They have acquired Sucurri and SiteLock companies in the web security world to protect their customer’s web privacy.
  • GoDaddy offers you 24X7 phone supports which are not common among hosting companies.

While both Bluehost and GoDaddy come with 1-click WordPress installs – Bluehost comes with the easiest one. GoDaddy provides Premium DNS and beats BlueHost on free ad money

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The hosting coupon link  for 2017 that you cant do without from bluehost

The hosting coupon link for 2017 that you cant do without from bluehost

[updated 28/11/2017] . Everybody likes a good deal and if you are looking for  a good  hosting deal with domain you will surely like this. If you are searching for Hosting coupon ,   Promos, 2017 Deals or offers for blog or website hosting you have come to the right place.

My preferred hosting company

My preferred website-hosting provider bluehost currently has a good offer (42% 60% off) for new signups for website-hosting which is also further reduced from the previous discounted  price,  so grab it while it lasts.

Cyber monday sale on:$2.95 hosting 

Today only, your visitors can claim a Bluehost account for only $2.95 a month (for 36 months).*(expired)

 

I have provided the discount link below but do read my hosting renewal story if you have some time (just one of my rants).

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If you just want to go ahead and grab the 60% discount ($2.95 hosting deal) – Grab it here via my link (60% off -$2.95). This deal is just for their 1 day sale on August 17th  31st 2017. After this it will revert back to the next best deal available with bluehost-hosting.

Story of my bluehost hosting renewal 

My bluehost hosting just came up for renewal today , and I was shocked to see that my hosting actually would cost me $10.99 a month on renewal, if I renewed it for 24 months($263.76).

normal renewal rates for bluehost hosting

I was more shocked because I normally give discount offers for blue host hosting to my site visitors like you for just $3.49 $2.95 a month right now (grab the promo 2017 discount deal here).

So I decided to explore further on the difference of prices. I’m not complaining about the service because I love blue host and have been using them for 6+ years now with excellent customer service and would like to continue using them, so I decided to give them a call.

Turns out the customer service was closed for the weekend being a Saturday, so I logged into their live chat help and asked about the price difference.

The sales rep told me that the special prices that was there currently being offered by me was only for new users to blue host, and all users have to pay the basic normal rate after the first year special discount offer.

I found out this to be normal practice among most big hosting companies and was not too fussed about it, but asked him if he could do a reasonable deal for me.

He said he would enquire and come back to me (pic here), He came back in a minute and told me that he could do a deal of the basic current rate $7.95 month due to being a loyal customer but could not give the current discounted special offer of $3.95.

the discounted deal from blue host hosting for renewal

I settled for this offer which was good enough to me where I would normally get charged $10.99 a month instead.

where is my hosting discount deal offer

He adjusted the rate on the renewal and I got to save at least $70 approx on my hosting deal. This once again proved that my hosting service was actually looking after their customers and I renewed for another 24 months.

To cut a long story short, I do recommend bluehost and if you are looking for blog or website-hosting – here is their special current offers that I have listed below.

The Bluehost Hosting discount offer

the bluehost official logo

Web Hosting & Domain 2017

best wordpress hosting for bloggers

Normally rates are $5.99 a month for new sign ups – Get a 56 % discount with our special rate of $3.95 a month by buying from our referral Start-a-website.info promo link here . + free domain if you get a 1 year or 2 year hosting plan

You do not need any discount coupon or deal code to claim the offer , just click on the above link and go get the deal in your checkout cart

Currently what you are getting with Blue host hosting

  • 1-click WordPress installations
  • Free domain [for *1 or 2 year hosting plan]
  • A money-back guarantee
  • And over $200 in marketing offers from Google/Facebook/Twitter/Bing
  • Hosting is unlimited – so you can host more than 1 website on your plan

If you do run into any problems with claiming or redeeming the discount offer link or with setting up your blog, do get in touch with me via the contact button on the top menu and I will be happy to help you out.

Bluehost also provides many other add-ons like,

– SEO service to promote you blog on Google search , Bing and yahoo

– Quickstart can get your site off the ground with one on one expert training , if you are interested in getting more from your blog or website

Good luck and happy blogging!

 

Disclaimer: Start-a-website.info is a Bluehost affiliate partner, which means that in addition to using their service, we also receive a commission for referring new customers.

To be fair, though, we would still use Bluehost even if we weren’t an affiliate. Ergo, we don’t recommend Bluehost just because we’re an affiliate (every hosting company offers a similar affiliate program); we recommend Bluehost because they are the best, most reliable option. Plus, because we’re a partner, Bluehost offers a special price for Start-a-website.info readers: only $3.95 a month.This website content is also copyrighted in Philippines , Vietnam , Brazil and UK

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Does go daddy still issue renewal coupons in 2016

To cut a long story short, they do not – but the good news  and bad news is that  there is another way to get cheaper renewal rates for your domain names with godaddy. Read my story on my hunt for renewal coupons below …

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My February hunt for go daddy renewal coupons for 2016

These renewal coupons for godaddy seems scarce or then non-existent in the online world, so I have done a bit of hunting myself to get you to the prize I Hope. The thing is why would a company give discounts to already existing customers, well most wouldn’t. But some companies do it to increase their goodwill.

GoDaddy renewal coupon codes on February 2016

Let’s see if we can find any godaddy renewal coupons for 2016.

Hey i found one!!

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Managed to find this one… Yeha  its the sme

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So though I would give this a whirl (no luck)

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Even though I had a good amount in my shopping cart at that time (look below)

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so i continued my hunt,

I went to retailme-nut and could not find any renewal coupons there as well

Then I found this coupon

GoDaddy 35% off coupon code – IAP35NEWC

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(ohh bugger) The promotional code you entered is expired or Inactive.

Apparently what godaddy has done has created a special way to give low rates on renewals and new domain names. You have to join their

Discount domain club.

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This Discount Domain Club is a new loyalty rewards program from Go Daddy. Customers who pay the yearly fee to join the club get special promotions and reduced prices on domain renewals.

This is an example of what you can expect as discounts when joining this club

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It’s not much, but it’s something to reduce your cost – if you have a lot of domains in your domain name panel ( this Was the good news)

Link here – https://au.godaddy.com/domains/discount-domains.aspx

So I decided to check it out myself the discount club,

Here is what they offer for the 12 month $14.84 Month price ( this is the bad news – you have to pay )

· Industry-low prices on new domains, transfers and renewals

· FREE Cash Parking Premium ($17.99 value)

· FREE Go Daddy Auctions Membership ($7.99 value)

Obviously if you go for a longer period, the monthly price gets lower. So if you have many domains in your go daddy management panel, this will definitely help keep prices down.

So turns out the bad news is not so bad , as you will still manage to save some money if you have a lot of domain names

Join here – image

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Domain cash parking  – what is domain parking ?

Domain names can be parked before a web site is ready for launching. Many unused domains receive traffic from users who type those domain names directly into their browser address bar. If you own domains with this type of organic direct navigation traffic, you can be earning  revenue by just parking it  with your domain provider or a domain parking service.

Go daddy offers this service – what they do is put ads on your domain main page for people  to click on and you get some revenue  depending on how much traffic comes to your domain.

What is SSL certificates ?

If you are looking to run a Ecommerce website  or On-line shop security is of high importance to you as well as your customers. A SSL certificate improves your website security.

Benefits of SSL certificate

  • Safely accept credit cards on your website
  • Make sure your customers feel safe
  • 24/7 Support  provided by godaddy
  • Boosts your site’s Google ranking
  • EV SSL turns browser bar green

Current offer: 25% off Standard SSL Certificates from GoDaddy!

So is it black friday at Godaddy Australia ?

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The internet online is going crazy with black-friday sales and online website deals are anywhere from 30% to 75% off the normal prices. Go daddy has already discounted prices going on ($1hosting + free domain name) , (99 cent domain names) and it cant get any cheaper than that , but they have put their best foot forward and also offering  special domain name for black Friday! –>

Called!

black friday domianname at godaddy

[ Deals + Coupon code Links updated in post for 2016 – 24 Jan 2016]

With hundreds of new domain extensions being released like .guru  .asia  .xyz .club and so many more, finding an address that fits your business is easier than ever.

What is .blackfriday

Gear up for this year’s biggest shopping day with a .blackfriday website.

Available now!

Starting at $72.99

$14.99*/yr

PRICES FOR WEBSITE NAMES

(Typical prices for domain names – price may change)

GoDaddy is a publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. As of 2014, GoDaddy was said to have had more than 59 million domain names under management, making it the world’s largest ICANN-accredited registrar. Wikipedia

Founder: Bob Parsons

Founded: 1997

They also offer

SSL CERTIFICATES – Like an online security guard that never takes a break. Ever.( price $89.99/YR)

Australian Domain Names (.com.au)

Godaddy has also started offering .com. au domain names  and a 2 year term  purchase is required for a total of $22.90 to qualify  for this special offer. ( we always recommend paying for at least a 2 or 3 year term to lock in rising prices for hosting or domain name)

1 year – $11.45 .COM.AU ( anyone would say fair dinkum to that )

find your.com.au domian name

Special deals for Australians $1.99 AUD  per month website builder  + with free domain name

Need a domain name for  facebook , twiiter, Linked in or tumblr ?

Now with godaddy  you can purchase a domain and use it to forward it to  facebook page  , twitter , linked in  or tumblr.

godaddy domain names pointing to facebook twitter linked in and tumblr

Example –  Diana used to send people to Facebook.com/Diana.flower.shop.5 to see her page. Then she registered Dianaflowershop.com and pointed it to her Facebook page with a single click. Now people just type in that domain name and go to her facebook business page

GET A CUSTOM DOMAIN, THEN CONNECT IT TO YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE WITH ONE CLICK.

Simply sign in to your GoDaddy account, click on the Manage button next to DOMAINS. Click on Manage Connection under the domain you want to forward and select or enter the new destination. Change it as often as you like – the whole process only takes about two minutes.

  • Pointing your personal domain to your Facebook or LinkedIn page is a great way to build your online presence, especially if you’re not ready to build your own website. You’ll always control what your visitors see when they go to www.yourname.com. A personal domain is a great choice for businesses as well. It allows you to control every aspect of your brand – even the address you give to your customers.

search for a domain name australian .co.uk or american .com

How can you use your domain name for linked in ?

Example – Sally used to send people to linkedin.com/in/sallypreston to see her page. Then she registered sallypreston.com and pointed it to her LinkedIn profile with a single click.

How can you use your domain name for Twitter ?

Lily used send people to twitter.com/sallysBikeShop to see her feed. Then she registered sallysBikeShop.com and pointed it to her Twitter with a single click.

Register YourName.com then point it to any website, blog or page you control.

  1. Forward it to your Twitter feed with a single click.
  2. Change where it takes visitors any time.

Get some more deals over here. Wish you luck  & happy Black friday and cyber Monday deal hunting !!

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A little bit more about godaddy :

Go Daddy, the world’s largest provider ofweb hosting and domain names, announced on sep 5 2012 its newest domain offering – com.au, net.au and org.au domain names. This  addition of Go Daddy bolstered the list of accredited .au Registrars to 38 and demonstrated the .au marketplace remains strong and competitive due to limited registrars being admitted.

According to the ZDNet, the official expansion of the company has taken place after using Australia as one of its four-tier test beds.

According to Opptrends, GoDaddy runs call centres in U.S., Europe and Asia. The Arizona-based unit serves the Australian market. Until GoDaddy started supporting payments in Australian dollar, customers in Australia used to make payments in U.S. dollar.

Promo Discount Codes & Coupons for Godaddy 

93% Savings On .COM Domain

COUPONS CODE :  cjc99com [Expired]

35% Off New Products

COUPONS CODE : CJCRMN35 [Expired]

Updated New coupons codes >> here

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