Is godaddy a good host to start a website ?

my honest review of godaddy 2016Post Updated 5 September 2017. 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, when it comes  to website hosting  and I don’t know why.

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

I purchased webhosting at that time from them, just because they were offering a $1 a month  hosting offer to me which sounded really cheap.

I just said to myself  – what the heck and signed up it was muich less to lose at that price. I have collected and listed some current deals just below and they are some here on this website as well.

Funny thing is I wasn’t disappointed with that cheap web-hosting plan purchase. I have since then got another second hosting account with Godaddy and have like 30 + domains on this second account as well.

Godaddy deals 2017

Below I have got together some of their latest deals

GoDaddy Deals for 2017Link to deal
Cheap Domain NameGet 0.99 Cent Domain Name
Cheap $1 HostingGet $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.

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  were new and   did not use much  bandwidth and  resources everything was good and chugging along fine.

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.

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 .

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 from the hosting industry and I still until today use go daddy  hosting for several of my websites.

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.

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.

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


Setting up a blog in just 10 dollars in 20 minutes

Setting up a blog in just 10 dollars in 20 minutes

Yes a blog can be made in just under $10. It sounds Unbelievable but it  can be done  and also looke beautiful and professional.

And guess what you can even have your own domain name included for  this low price  just like any professional looking  domain website like eg. .

When you sign up with any of the free blog providers  out there to start a  blog for free, you will be forced to adopt a longer  url instead  like below


( Which will have their brand included in the url  –  Like url after the blog name you choose – this is an instant giveaway of a free service blog)

create a free or cheap blog

So if you  are getting the option of setting up a  blog  with a proper domain name like  instead and that too for just in ten dollars, then why settle for a  blogger service  with a longer url that is hard to remember and also does not look as professional.

Blogging now increasingly has been taken up by people not only as a hobby or self-expression medium, but also as a means to earn money online.  And if you plan to take  your blogging serious at some part of time,its best  to go with a  nice looking short url  right from the start.

There are successful bloggers earning a full time income and some  by just blogging. If you can attract eyeballs to your blog (traffic) and can gain a huge following .. then earning money from your blog becomes easier. You can easily  make a blog  that looks good and also deos the job of a website as good as any pro blogger website  at a minimum cost using free services.

The larger the traffic you get  to your blog …the higher the revenue earning potential your blog will have. Below I will show you how  to make a blog for yourself on the cheap.

Making a nice looking blog in just $10 or under

Coming back to the point, YES! a Blog can be built in under $10 dollars.

In fact you can have a blog for free as well from blogspot or tumblr or other blogging platforms , but then you dont automatically get a custom unique domain name for your blog.  To get that free blog  with a longer url  you just need to sign up with them and start blogging. The only problem is you will also have limitations to what you can do with your blog when you want to monetise it in the future.

Today the method I am going to show you is still half and half , so you are using a  free blog service, but  tehn you are paying  to get a proper domain name , so that your blog url  looks professional.

If you really want to dress it up  like a pro thne you might need to spend a little bit mroe than $10 to get a professional looking custom theme for Eg. here this one, but there are free themes  also that look quite good for eg , this one.

If you get a free blog from google blogger(blogspot), you are also at risk of Google deleting or banning your blog – if you go against any one of their policies and trust me they have many restrictive policies and you possibly wouldn’t even know every one of them. I myself had a blog deleted  a long time ago  for no fault of mine and learned the hard way to always have full control of your blog and so decided to get a self hosted blog.

However  the method I am going to show you  today makes use of a free blogging service and a cheaply purchased domain name to get your blog made in under $10.

They are many other free blog services other than google blogger like tumblr , Weebly ,Typepad etc but they all have their own set of restrictions. But if you want to save even on  a $10  spend  to build a blog, then this free blogging service  is the way to go and you will have to make do with a longer url and limitations and restrictions on what you can do with your blog.

free blogger services like blogspot and tumblr and trial free like wix and weeblyIf you truly are determined and dedicated to get your blog started and established you can use our this provided method which uses a mix of a paid ( for domain) as well as a free service to get your first blog online and all under $10 . This method uses a cheap discounted domain from and free blogger blogging service to start off your blog.

So while you get your own personalised blog domain name like for eg.<> or whateva name you choose for a couple of Dollars , you are using the free google blogger service for space to host your Content (writing and articles ) and the free blogger service does the hard backend work of keeping your blog running and alive on the internet.(normally if you didn’t have the free blogger service hosting your blog – you would need to get  a decent hosting account  to host your self hosted blog. A  Self hosted blog gives you 100% control of your blog and much more freedom for the design and look of your blog)

How to get your $10 blog

While I do recommend getting a self hosted blog if you can afford it ($3.95 a month), If you are on a low budget then this is the way to go.

With this method  you only pay (0.99 Cents to $12) depending on current deal available for domains and get hosting for free from the free blogging provider), so if yo manage to get  a domain name for say 0.99 cents then  you have just got yourself a blog with a short url for  just 0.99 cents ( i.e  $9 dollars less  than what I promised)

For you to get you $10  blog all set up, you will need two things

1st – A Cheap domain costing a few dollars from godaddy domains(currently 0.99cents)

2nd – You will need to sign up with free Google blogging service called blogspot/blogger for your free blog(hosting).

How to get a domain name for $1.99 or a cheap price(0.99cents).

Go to and you will see a search button on the top of the page, type in a domain name or blog name in here and click search to see if  a blog name you prefer is available. quite often run these cheap domain deals, if your lucky you might grab a domain name sometimes for as low as 0.99 cents. Check here for any current go daddy domain deal . I prefer as they are one of the largest domain providers on the internet  and have good service record while also being competitive in pricing compared to others. You can use my coupon code or discount referral link if you like.

Go daddy Hositng and free domain offer

When you find a appropriate name proceed to buy and register it. Soon as you have registered your domain, you will get more details about your registration sent in the email.  Now you will need to point your this purchased domain name to your free blogger blog which you have already set up by registering with google free blogger service here. if you haven’t already set up – Link to register and set up is below

Registering with blogger or tumblr or free blog service

The next step is to get your free blogger blog if you haven’t already,

go to and register yourself for a free blog by following the easy to follow instructions and you will have set up a free blogger blog in a few minutes. You will need to note down and keep your registration and login details and the blogspot domain name. You will need this to set up the blog with your purchased short domain name which you got from godaddy.

[ Now i have suggested  above that you get a domain name from godaddy because   because if you use the default blogger domain  which you get when you sign up for the free blogger service  you domain would be something like  “” but if you get  a domain from godaddy  your domain url could be  more shorter and professional looking like “” and easier for your  viewers to recollect your blog name and also type it  in their browsers. A custom domain like this also gives a more professional impression that you take your blog/website  or blogging seriously.

By getting and signing up for the free blogger blog service you are essentially saving on a blog hosting service (check out my blog hosting comparison post here) that can cost anywhere between $100 to 250 a year.

The difference between this cheap method and a professional blogger who would buy a domain and get a hosting service (totally approx $260) to set up a blog is the price factor, with this cheap method you still get a custom domain name for your blog but you set up your blog at a much cheaper price with free google blogger hosting.

You will still have google watching over your shoulder with this free blogger service you are using ,but as long as you don’t do anything silly to upset google your blog will be fine and not deleted or banned.

The benefits of  this $10 cheapie blog setup

In short you spend under $10 for the whole blog – you dont even need to bother about ongoing maintenance as google free blogger service takes care of that and you can still earn money from your blog.

With this method, you own your www. blogname of your blog that your bought and you can transfer your free blog to a paid hosting service anytime you like to get it updated to a paid professional custom wordpress blog. There are no restrictions or monitoring by google when you move it away from blogger to custom hosted paid wordpress blog.

What is a custom hosted paid wordpress blog ?

Its  a self-hosted WordPress blog that most professional bloggers use. To set this up You buy hosting for a year from a hosting company  and  you can set up your blog  through word press which is one of the worlds most popular and easy blogging software. Most hosting companies nowdays make the process of starting this blog and moving your blog to them easy by offering the transfer service free or offering support to set up your blog.

Most professional bloggers use a paid wordpress hosting service and paid wordpress theme to get their blog to the next level . Heaps of customizations and designs paid and free are available for wordpress blogging software.

Most professional bloggers upgrade to a wordpress self hosted blog ( costing anywhere from $80 to 200 a year) once they can afford it. Self-hosted blog means you have you own hosting provider and have you blog residing with that hosting service. Your domain name don’t need to be with the same provider, but can be also bought with the same provider. I prefer to buy my domains from godaddy and buy my hosting separately for my blogs as I have multiple domains and blogs and moving or transferring them becomes easier if you change hosting companies when you have your domains with godaddy.

Let me know if you need any help setting up a  cheapie blog  by either leaving a  comment here are getting in touch  via my contact page .

Enjoy our Intro video to the ultimate blog creation –> 10 Step guide below

Cheers /jeff