What are the Top GoDaddy Web Hosting Plans?

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We want the best hosting package for a medium sized business, and are thinking of purchasing a plan from GoDaddy (who we have used in the past).

There are so many different plans, and many of them are "unlimited", so it's hard to decide which one is right for our corporate websites.

Which GoDaddy hosting packages are the best for business? Are they better than other services? If so, what makes them better?

Top GoDaddy Hosting Plans (for Business)

Basically, you can approach Web hosting from two angles. You care, predominantly, about one of the following:

  1. Price
  2. Quality

Obviously, we all want the best quality at the lowest price, but the hosting company has to balance their own costs, what they offer, and how much they charge in order to remain competitive and profitable. What's important from the perspective of a business owner looking for Web hosting is the overall value for money.

Here's what GoDaddy offers...

Low Cost Web Hosting

Most small and home business startups want the lowest cost hosting to start with. The idea being that when the business is up and running it is easy to upgrade to a better service (once there is a bit of cash coming in). If keeping costs low is important, then you won't find lower web hosting prices (that still offers decent hosting) than,

At $1 per month for a pretty good hosting package, combined with a free domain (which usually costs more than $1 per month by itself) - it's not really possible to go any lower and actually get business-ready Web resources.

High Quality Web Hosting

For a professional business that values quality hosting features, reliability, and the ability to handle reasonable amounts of traffic ( or traffic spikes - for when your social media marketing starts paying dividends), it is important to opt for one of GoDaddy's quality hosting plans.

You have two choices:

Each of these server types offers impressive features, at considerably lower cost than other popular companies.

How Much Does GoDaddy Cost?

VPS server plans start from as little as $23.99 per month, while their dedicated server plans start from around $100 per month.

What's in a GoDaddy Hosting Plan?

In terms of server resources, the cheapest VPS hosting offers 1 GB RAM, 40 GB storage, and 1000 GB of data transfer per month. These move up to 8 GB, 240 GB, and 8 000 GB respectively.

On the dedicated hosting front, packages start off with a dual core CPU, 2 GB RAM, 2 x 160 GB storage, and 5 000 GB transfer, and move up to 4 cores, 16 GB, 2 x 2 000 GB storage, and 20 000 GB of transfer per month.

Serious power at exceptionally competitive prices.

GoDaddy Hosting Benefits

GoDaddy also offers a huge range of benefits that come with all their plans, and you can expect:

  • Windows and Linux hosting
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Quick and easy setup
  • Dedicated IP addresses
  • FTP access
  • Intrusion prevention + high security
  • Network monitoring
  • 24/7 technical support via phone/email/Web

Depending on the size of your business, and how much Web traffic you intend driving to the site, you'll need to decide whether the VPS hosting or the dedicated hosting is right for your business.

If you are not familiar with the difference between dedicated and VPS, I recommend you quickly check out Is VPS Web hosting right for me? In general, it is better to choose a plan that "covers" your requirements quite easily - when in doubt, pay a few extra dollars a month.

Otherwise you run the risk of having your server hit resource or bandwidth limits just as it starts getting busy - and this can lead to some nasty consequences (although GoDaddy does allow you to purchase additional bandwidth).

You can also check out a comparison of GoDaddy's hosting against two other market leading services at The 3 best Web hosting companies.