HostMonster Vs GoDaddy head-to-head comparison looking at crucial web hosting features like performance, pricing, pros and cons, and more – to help you decide which of these two web hosts you should sign up with.
|About:||HostMonster offers decent features at affordable rates, but you'll have to pay for more expensive plans if you want to avoid resource caps.||About:||GoDaddy has been in the media recently, especially in TV ads and print media. It provides domain names as well as web hosting that is user-friendly along with reasonably priced plans and impressive uptimes.|
|Founded in:||1996||Founded in:||1997|
|BBB Rating:||A-||BBB Rating:||A+|
|Address:||560 Timpanogos Pkwy, Orem, UT 84097||Address:||14455 N. Hayden Rd. #219 Scottsdale, AZ 85260|
|Phone Number:||(866) 573-4678||Phone Number:||(480) 505-8877|
|Email Address:||Not Listed||Email Address:||Not Listed|
|Types of Support:||Phone, Live Support, Chat, Ticket||Types of Support:||Phone, Live Support, Chat, Ticket, Training|
|Data Center / Server Location:||Provo, Utah||Data Center / Server Location:||Phoenix, Arizona|
|Monthly Price:||From $10.99 per month ||Monthly Price:||From $4.99 per month |
|Unlimited Data Transfer:||Yes||Unlimited Data Transfer:||Yes (Except on Economy Plan)|
|Unlimited Data Storage:||Yes||Unlimited Data Storage:||Yes (Except on Economy Plan)|
|Unlimited Emails:||Yes||Unlimited Emails:||Yes (Except on Economy Plan)|
|Host Multiple Domains:||Yes||Host Multiple Domains:||Yes (Except on Economy Plan)|
|Hosting Controlpanel / Interface:||cPanel||Hosting Controlpanel / Interface:||cPanel|
|Server Uptime Guarantee:||99.90%||Server Uptime Guarantee:||99.90%|
|Money-Back Guarantee:||30 Days||Money-Back Guarantee:||30 Days|
|Dedicated Hosting Available:||No||Dedicated Hosting Available:||Yes|
|Bonuses & Extras:||Free domain name and a $100 Google Adwords credit and $100 Bing/Yahoo credit. Plus lots more.||Bonuses & Extras:||Premium DNS Management Tool (Ultimate Plan only). Double Processing Power and Memory (Ultimate Plan only). DudaMobile automatically converts your site to mobile (all plans except Economy). SSL Certificate (Ultimate Plan only). Website Accelerator (Ultimate Plan only). SSL Certificate (Ultimate Plan only). Malware Scanner (Ultimate Plan only).|
|The Good:|| Unlimited Bandwidth: HostMonster doesn't put a restriction on your website traffic and monthly data transfers, so you can enjoy receiving visitors and followers day in and day out. |
Future-Proof Hosting: Aside from shared web hosting, HostMonster offers VPS and dedicated servers for your website, meaning you can request for an upgrade if needed.
Instant Provisioning: Both VPS and dedicated servers can be deployed within minutes of your registration, so you can say goodbye to long waits.
Refund Period: HostMonster's plans are covered by a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try out their services risk-free.
|The Good:|| Great Uptime: You would expect a company like GoDaddy to have one of the best uptimes in the industry just giving the fact that they are so huge. But I have yet to hear a complaint about GoDaddy uptime. Uptime is one of those things you expect a web hosting company to deliver on and GoDaddy does that with style. |
Linux and Windows Hosting: GoDaddy is one of the rare few hosting providers who give you the option to go for Windows rather than the industry-standard Linux operating system. If you've got ASP.NET websites, this is the place for you.
Great Tech Support: Time and time again, web hosting companies get complaints about their customer service. Whether it is a lack of knowledge or huge wait times, but GoDaddy have pulled a rabbit out of their hat with this magic. They have the absolute best customer service.
User Friendly: Most of GoDaddy is built around the idea of the newer end customers. All of their tools are newbie friendly. Personally I love theircPanel which should be an industry standard at this point. Everything I need is right at my fingertips and I have absolutely no complaints about their UX.
|The Bad:|| Restricted Web Space Allocation: Unfortunately, HostMonster reserves unlimited storage for its most expensive plans. |
Expensive Renewal Rates: Although HostMonster's introductory rates are fairly cheap, your subscription will renew at regular rates that are a tad heavier.
|The Bad:|| Not a Great Value: Unless you catch GoDaddy on a great promotional deal, you're going to be a little upset at the prices you are paying. You just don't get the same level of performance with GoDaddy lower end service packages. But if you catch them in a promotion, winner winner chicken dinner. |
Online Store Lacks Features: For me, at this day and age, e-Commerce additions should be a no brainer. You should get all the bells and whistles because the web hosting company usually takes a chunk of your money anyways. For GoDaddy, they miss the boat with missing features and errors just attacking your store at every angle.
|Summary:||This web hosting enterprise provides great features at inexpensive costs, but users wanting to have no limitations on resource usage will have to take up higher priced hosting plans for full efficiency. There are features such as free domain, instant setup, free site builders and even Single click WordPress Install. It also has 24/7 support which caters to users. Users can benefit from trying out the custom control panel for app and site management.||Summary:||Also available in this web-hosting service is great support along with 1-Click app installs and more. It is worth noting that it is easy to use domain name registration coupled with hosting. Users do not have to worry about their websites being mobile ready or choosing between Linux and Windows. Users can also access accounts on the Go Daddy mobile app with the websites themselves being tweaked to let users easily access account information.|