Head-to-head Linode Vs GoDaddy hosting comparison looking at crucial web hosting features like performance, pricing, pros and cons, and more – for you to consider before you sign up with one of these hosting services.
|About:||Linode is a cloud host that provides users high performance SSD Linux servers for all infrastructure needs.||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.|
|Address:||Linode, LLC 329 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite A 08205 Galloway New Jersey, USA||14455 N. Hayden Rd. #219 Scottsdale, AZ 85260|
|Phone Number:||(855) 454-6633||(480) 505-8877|
|Email Address:||[email protected]||Not Listed|
|Types of Support:||Phone, Live Support, Ticket, Training||Phone, Live Support, Chat, Ticket, Training|
|Data Center / Server Location:||Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Dallas, Texas, USA, Fremont, California, USA, Newark, New Jersey, USA, London, United Kingdom, Tokyo, Japan, Singapore, Rep. of Singapore, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.||Phoenix, Arizona|
|Monthly Price:||From $5.00 per month||From $4.99 per month|
|Unlimited Data Transfer:||No (From 1TB)||Yes (Except on Economy Plan)|
|Unlimited Data Storage:||No (From 20GB)||Yes (Except on Economy Plan)|
|Unlimited Emails:||No||Yes (Except on Economy Plan)|
|Host Multiple Domains:||Yes||Yes (Except on Economy Plan)|
|Hosting Controlpanel / Interface:||Linode Interface||cPanel|
|Server Uptime Guarantee:||99.90%||99.90%|
|Money-Back Guarantee:||30 Days||30 Days|
|Dedicated Hosting Available:||No (only Cloud available)||Yes|
|Bonuses & Extras:||SSD servers for optimal performance. 40Gbit Network and 40Gbps throughput with multiple levels of redundancy. Intel E5 Processors, which are some of the fastest processors on the cloud market.||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:|| High Quality Hosting: Linode takes it up a notch with up-to-date tech and support. |
Great Upgrades: Most server upgrades are free, automatic, and fast.
| 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:||Pricing: Linode offers an hourly billing scheme, with monthly caps per plan.|| 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:||It is really easy to launch a Linode cloud server, especially if a user is starting off for the first time or is deploying a complicated system. They provide the fastest hardware and network in the relevant market domain along with scalable environments. 24/7 customer support is also provided. There is also the power of cloud hosting with native SSDs and a 40Gbps network along with accelerated processing. Customizable Templates and Two-Factor Authentication is also very useful.||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.|