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WHO IS GODADDY? - THE OLD DUDE

Honestly, The Father or you can say the real daddy of the web hosting world in GoDaddy. It is the world’s largest domain registrar and hugest hosting solution provider. Godaddy founded in 1994, formally known as Jomax Technologies. It has been climbing the ladder of success since then non-stop. According to some of the official reports, Godaddy Currently Employs over 6000 Officials. These Experts cater to 17 Million and still counting customers.=

GoDaddy is Godzilla of Hosting Industry; You can not beat it. Almost none of the other hosts has domain names that could even come close to GoDaddy, which is 75 Million. I mean What!!!!

If you live in the United States, I am 100% positive that you have heard of GoDaddy. This company has aggressive market tactics of indubitable taste, Regular, and Super Bowl Commercials. Often feature big-time celebrities or some time famous athletes. Great Sponsorship deals & A Host of belief in Marketing Promotions all contribute to GoDaddy’s fame.

However, These huge entities always struggle to stay in the top position. These companies also fight to stay relevant in this ever-growing market where technological innovations are the key to success. 

Is GoDaddy Fight that Hard? Are they able to keep up to what they say on the website?Let me tell you some details about GoDaddy. Of course, this is an unbiased and extremely detailed review.

UPTIME - 99.99% REALLY?

Uptime of any web host is the most crucial element to calculate its capabilities. That is the reason why I bought a dedicated server from GoDaddy and launched a fully loaded website on it. Then I hooked it with StatusCake Monitoring, which an excellent tool to test your web host.

So far testing it for more Three months, Uptime is at 100% always. I know The monitoring time is too short of concluding. But the, as you can see the beginning, is fantastic.

 

GoDaddy promises 99.99% overall uptime. How do they back it up? A compensation policy! Yes, It is backed up by a comparatively meagre compensation policy. The Policy is as follows if the Uptime drops below 99.9%, the end-user is eligible to receive a credit equal to 5% of the monthly fee! I mean, that’s it? 

 

Furthermore, the actual length of an eventual downtime has no role in the compensation, which mean it is not applicable there while many of the other web hosts offer one whole month of free hosting.

 

Average Uptime, 2019:

  • November – 100%
  • December – 100%

Average Uptime, 2020:

 

  • January – 100%

SPEED - A QUESTION MARK?

  • Very Good Under Load – 0.47s
  • Blazing Fast Response Time – 0.58s
  • Excellent Full Load Time – 1.12s
 

Note: If you run speed or uptime test on any web site, results might differ a bit. Even if you try to test the web hosts from the same testing platform. Two experiments conducted normally display different results.

 

Speed is the second most crucial element of any web host. It always contributes up to 50% of the web host. Any slow or sluggish website is a significant deterrent, and almost every user in the world would never even consider returning to a web site page or server that is slow.

I put in a lot of effort in my speed testing procedure so that I can give you clear stats of what you might be getting from your web host. Then when I tested GoDaddy.com, of course, testing server response and page loading times. I was impressed as the first section loaded in under a second. However, The full website took 1.30 seconds to cover.

 

In my opinion, this test Speed is excellent for a small site or small business when compared to other web hosts that I have reviewed so far out. GoDaddy speed and performance is mediocre even their servers are the same.

Speed Test Of Godaddy

Based solely on excellent Speeds & Uptime, GoDaddy ranks in the worlds best web hosts there are.

 

Average response time, 2019 – 2020:

  • November – 1.15s
  • December – 0.52s
  • January – 0.36s
 

Fully loaded page 2019 – 2020:

  • November – 1.35s
  • December – 0.75s
  • January – 0.41s
 

Response under load 2019 – 2020:

  • November – 1.39s
  • December – 0.51s
  • January – 0.50s

 

PRICES & PLANS - DEDICATED SERVER

GoDaddy Offer a wide range of Linux based Dedicated Servers. I am a Linux base user. Personally, this platform gives a lot to the customer whether you talk about professional security or top-level customization. Linux Based Servers are a new face of technological freedom. As it is freeware, you can customize and update all according to your need. 

 

 

 

 

PLANS - LINUX DEDICATED SERVER

Prices and Plans of GoDaddy Linux Dedicated Servers

ECONOMY 

 

The Economy Server provides the following features.

 

  • CPU: 4 CPU Cores @ 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 1 TB Standard HDD Raid 1 
  • Bandwidth: Unmetered
  • Dedicated IP: 3 dedicated IPs
  • SSL: Free 1-year SSL certificate∞
  • PRICE: $94.99 Per Month*
 

VALUE 

 

The Value Server provides the following features. 

  • CPU: 4 CPU Cores @ 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 1.5 TB Standard HDD Raid 1 
  • Bandwidth: Unmetered
  • Dedicated IP: 3 dedicated IPs
  • SSL: Free 1-year SSL certificate∞
  • PRICE: $109.99 Per Month*
 

DELUXE 

 

The Deluxe Server provides the following features. 

  • CPU: 4 CPU Cores @ 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 2 TB Standard HDD Raid 1 
  • Bandwidth: Unmetered
  • Dedicated IP: 3 dedicated IPs
  • SSL: Free 1-year SSL certificate∞
  • PRICE: $134.99 Per Month*
 

ULTIMATE

 

The Ultimate Server provides the following features. 

  • CPU: 4 CPU Cores @ 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Storage: 2 TB Standard HDD Raid 1 
  • Bandwidth: Unmetered
  • Dedicated IP: 3 dedicated IPs
  • SSL: Free 1-year SSL certificate∞
  • PRICE: $184.99 Per Month*
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANS - WINDOWS DEDICATED SERVER

Prices and Plans of GoDaddy Windows Dedicated Servers

ECONOMY 

 

The Economy Server provides the following features.

 

  • CPU: 4 CPU Cores @ 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 1 TB RAID-1 
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Dedicated IP: 3 dedicated IPs
  • SSL: Free 1-year SSL certificate∞
  • PRICE: $124.99 Per Month*
 

VALUE 

 

The Value Server provides the following features. 

  • CPU: 4 CPU Cores @ 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 1.5 TB RAID-1
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Dedicated IP: 3 dedicated IPs
  • SSL: Free 1-year SSL certificate∞
  • PRICE: $139.99 Per Month*
 

DELUXE 

 

The Deluxe Server provides the following features. 

  • CPU: 4 CPU Cores @ 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 2 TB RAID-1
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Dedicated IP: 3 dedicated IPs
  • SSL: Free 1-year SSL certificate∞
  • PRICE: $164.99 Per Month*
 

ULTIMATE

 

The Ultimate Server provides the following features. 

  • CPU: 4 CPU Cores @ 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Storage: 2 TB HDD RAID-1
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Dedicated IP: 3 dedicated IPs
  • SSL: Free 1-year SSL certificate∞
  • PRICE: $214.99 Per Month*
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANAGEMENT LEVEL - DEDICATED SERVERS

these are the level of management available for dedicated server

There are three types of management level for any web server that you purchase. While purchasing, you can select the one you would like to go to, some of the choices you have are as follows.

  • Self-Managed 
  • Partial Managed 
  • Fully Managed

SELF-MANAGED 

Self Managed is for someone who does not need anyone’s help — has a strong technical background. When building up the new latest technology environments, you like to take control and manage your updates. One Self-managed Plan gives you the ability to ultimately lead the server according to your needs and the freedom to flex your technical skills. Some of the features of Self-Management are as follows:

 Some of the features of Self-Managed Dedicated Server are as follows.

OS Choices: The following are the type of operating system that you can choose. 

  • Cent OS 6 & 7
  • Fedora 20 & 22
  • Ubuntu 
  • Windows 2008 & 2012

Monitoring Options:

  • Proactive: Network 
  • Proactive: Host 

Patching Options: 

  • None

Root Access:

  • Complete Administrator Rights

Control Panel Options 

  • None 

Application Install & Updates Options:

  • None

Backup Snap Shots:

  • Disaster Recovery Only

Migrations Options:

  • Not Available 

Expert Support & Services:

  • No Services Allowed 

Dedicated IP:

  • Only 1 IP 

 

PARTIAL MANAGED 

 

A Partial Managed for someone who needs simple backups, patching & updates. The person handling such server do not have to think about managing the server entirely, including the power of cPanel or Plesk. GoDaddy includes it all at without you having to pay a dim also giving you the tools to handle everything else on the server.

 

Some of the features of Partial Managed Dedicated Server are as follows.

OS Choices: The following are the type of operating system that you can choose. 

  • CentOS 6 
  • Windows 2008 & 2012

Monitoring Options:

  • Proactive: Network 
  • Proactive: Host 
  • Reactive: Container (Status Via NodePing)

Patching Options: 

  • Available Handled by GoDaddy

Root Access:

  • 1-Click Enable

Control Panel Options 

  • cPanel
  • Plesk 

Application Install & Updates Options:

  • Available

Backup Snap Shots:

  • Disaster Recovery
  • On-Demand (1 snapshot)

Migrations Options:

  • Optional 

Expert Support & Services:

  • Optional 

Dedicated IP:

 

  • 3 IP Allowed 
 

FULLY MANAGED 

 

A Fully Managed Server is for someone who does not have a minute to spear and don’t have the resources to get a SysAdmin. Everything I mean everything! GoDaddy does for you. GoDaddy Dedicated Advance hosting support experts does all the hard work for you so that you can focus on your business.

 

Some of the features of Fully Managed Dedicated Server are as follows.

OS Choices: The following are the type of operating system that you can choose. 

  • CentOS 6 
  • Windows 2012

Monitoring Options:

  • Proactive: Network 
  • Proactive: Host 
  • Proactive: Container (Status Via NodePing)

Patching Options: 

  • 100% Available

Root Access:

  • Enabled

Control Panel Options 

  • cPanel
  • Plesk 
  • Other 3rd Party Control Panels 

Application Install & Updates Options:

  • Automated

Backup Snap Shots:

  • Disaster Recovery
  • On-Demand (1 snapshot)

Migrations Options:

  • Available

Expert Support & Services:

  • Available 

Dedicated IP:

 

  • 3 IP Allowed 

 

FEATURES - LINUX DEDICATED SERVER

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CPANEL 


cPanel is very crucial for the management of any server. It allows you the end-user to give and take control of all the software installed on the server. GoDaddy provides you with the latest version of cPanel with every server you purchase, or it gives you the option actually to install the version you like the most. GoDaddy lets you hit the ground with the world owned groundbreaking tool, used on industry standards that we all love and use.

UPGRADES

Are you having problems managing your server? Do have an unexpected boom in your client number? Let me tell you. You don’t have to worry about a thing. GoDaddy got you covered all of the plans you purchase from them are 100% up-gradable anytime, anywhere. All this without you having to re-provision. Now isn’t this feature Cool!

PROCESSORS

Just bought a server? Do you have trouble with speed? Well, in that case, look no further. GoDaddy got you covered. These guys provide you with the best of the best. I mean that when you buy any server from GoDaddy, you should be crunching numbers at monstrous speeds, as all of their servers uses Xeon Latest Generation Processors, and the number is not limited to one! I mean you are using two of these beasts.

DISK MIRRORING

Disk Mirroring feature is to keep your data safe. You will be in charge of every right on the server having the key to hold and manage it with Root Access. Additionally, you will also be having the complete access to install  PHP, modules even the server level proxy. Not limited to just three of these you can do so much more with this feature—everything with no extra cost at all.

PROVISIONING


Provisioning is an essential aspect of any server. At GoDaddy.com a team of experts is fully responsible for giving your server provisioning with two days or otherwise known as two-day services. GoDaddy Does not promise two days as provisioning takes about one day to complete but to be on the safe side, a two day counter set.

VIP PROTOCOL

Every customer has every right to be treated like a VIP. All the big hosting tycoons put their customers on the top of their list. GoDaddy gives you the ultimate access to your servers. To make you feel like a VIP. Letting you edit server files, install OpenCart/Magento or if you feel like using PHP too. Any end-user can do all of this with GoDaddy’s, Root Access Protocol.

BACKUP

Having backup features saves a lot of time for almost everyone on this planet. Yes! I am not talking about just your data, Server or any hardware you put in your room as backup. It includes every aspect of your life. GoDaddy backup feature allows you to travel back in time (Not literally!) to get or reclaim what you have lost? All this with the help of a straightforward tool Site Backup. However, I must mention this tool is not free, but it is not expensive as well! You can get this tool for just $4.99 for 50 GB. 

DATABASES

The database is so crucial that you can not even create anything on the server without it. Datastores helps you store and managed all of your data from one place. GoDaddy provides you with the most popular open source database! It’s not our product, that’s for sure! But it is best in the world. You get a MySQL with every purchase of any Linux based dedicated server.

 

FEATURES - WINDOWS DEDICATED SERVER

ODIN PLESK 

On any of the Windows-based Dedicated server, the end-user will be getting the lastest and the fastest version of Plesk, known as Odin Plesk. You can sense the power just from the name of the control panel. You will be able to control your server environment in unimaginable proportions. Additionally, you will discover some admin skills that you only saw in someone but never thought you had them as well. 

UPGRADES

It seems like you are having some great deal of difficulty in managing your servers. Is it because you got an unexpected increase in your client’s number? Let me tell you. Don’t worry about a thing! GoDaddy got you covered all of the plans you purchase from them are 100% up-gradable. All this without you having to re-provision. Now isn’t this feature an excellent feature!

DISK MIRRORING

Now keep your data safe with GoDaddy Disk Mirroring feature. You will be in charge of every right on your server. Godaddy gives you access to RAID 1 configurations so can manage and handle any data loss. GoDaddy handles all the bare-metal management where all you can do is control this feature from your desktop.

DATA MANAGEMENT 
Now you don’t have to worry about a thing. GoDaddy helps you manage your data warehousing up to business intelligence. Data is very crucial; I know that as I did lose a considered amount of data while testing all of these servers. However, this feature helped me out, and I didn’t have to create all of my instances again. Nothing indeed matches Microsoft’s Servers Capabilities.

 

BACKUP

GoDaddy offers backup feature allows you to travel back to the time where you lost your data (Not literally!). Allows you to get or reclaim what you have lost? Everything performed by the help of a straightforward tool Site Backup. However, Tool is not free. Still, it’s not expensive as well! You can get this Tool for just $4.99 for 50 GB. . 

DATABASES

The database is so crucial that you can not even create anything on the server without it. GoDaddy provides you with the most popular open-source database! Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2014 is your choice. Hands down it is the best of the best. You will get any of these with every windows plan for free! Common Now that is plain old awesome!

 

DETAILED DEDICATED SERVER SPECS

Here is a list of the details that every dedicated server that you purchase from GoDaddy will have. Every Host server will consist of the following:

  • Processor Type 1x or 2x Xeon E3-1220-v3
  • Processor Memory 32 GB ECC UDIMM DDR3 1600MHz 
  • Processor Cache 15 MB (8 MB)
  • HDD 2 x 2 TB drives

Now isn’t all of this awesome! But wait there is more than just this! Let me tell you each of your virtual tenant machines will consist of the following features:

  • 5,000 SMTP relays
  • File and DB backups (paid)
  • Windows Plesk/cPanel (Managed & Fully Managed)
  • SQL Server 2012 and 2014

SUPPORT - WORLD CLASS OR NOT?

Contact Image for GoDaddy Dedicated Server

Speed & uptime are crucial, but technical support is an essential factor that explains every detail of the company or in this case of any web host.

GoDaddy is a vast tycoon you already know that!. Its customer base countless I mean you can’t even think of a number if you talk about their current user count. As a result, the support team must be numerous to meet the demand 24/7 Right?

I know training over hundreds or even thousands of technical support experts is a tough job, so GoDaddy does lack in this area! 

In your hour of need, you may indeed receive excellent answers from your support agent. However, it is if you talk to one of the agents on the side you will note that you are talking to some random support agent who does not have the slightest idea of what he/she is dealing with, I mean common! You can do better than that! You are a 20-year-old company!

GoDaddy lines are available countless languages 24/7, but it’s not the same with the chat support, these guys can bearly chat in English let alone speaking any other language!. When I started this review, the conversation was 100% unavailable, I mean like there was no chat button whatsoever!

MARK'S VERDICT

Do I recommend them? I mean as a web hosting company for sure! But there is a gap that needs to requires filling in the dedicated server zone. I have tested almost each of their dedicated servers for months. Counting down speed, reliability and uptime of the web host GoDaddy is an excellent choice! Everything is good but if you get stuck and you need some support from experts you can forget about that right now! You will have to figure everything out on your own, or you can hire someone that can help you out of the situation that you are stuck in!

GoDaddy is an excellent web host I mean it’s cheap, it’s relatively easy to use any beginner should easily under the environment and connect. However, I do recommend this web host to someone on a very tight budget assure you will get tons of feature with this web host. But what are you going to do with the features that you won’t be able to use on a long term basis? I am saying this because as a beginner, you will make mistakes and crash a few things, but unless you have a strong technical background, you can’t fix those errors.

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