Are the GoDaddy WordPress hosting plans a good choice for your website?
It’s no surprise that GoDaddy offers plans tailored to the most popular content management system (CMS) on the web (WordPress!). Depending on your needs, the handy features that GoDaddy’s WordPress plans provide could help your website succeed.
For our GoDaddy review for WordPress, we’ll take a closer look at the features it offers, as well as its support system, performance, and prices. Let’s get to it!
GoDaddy boasts a lot of variety when it comes to hosting. It provides shared plans, virtual private servers (VPS), dedicated options, and of course, WordPress-specific offerings.
Here’s a full breakdown of the features you can access with the Basic WordPress hosting tier:
- Free business email and domain for one year
- Daily malware scans with Sucuri
- Automatic backups with one-click restore
- SFTP access to your server
- Out-of-the-box integration with a content delivery network (CDN)
- Automatic WordPress core updates
It’s a decent feature set, although there’s nothing here that’s particularly unique compared to other hosts.
The Ultimate plan serves up additional features including unlimited malware removal and hack repair, and one-click staging.
More impressively, the Ecommerce plan includes free access to premium WooCommerce features and extensions like WooCommerce Subscriptions. The premium extensions alone are worth thousands of dollars and offer serious value if you’re creating a WooCommerce store.
? Support options and quality
GoDaddy’s support quality is a bit of a mixed bag. On one hand, it offers 24/7 availability all throughout the year. However, the easiest way to contact a specialist is via phone.
Whether that’s a pro or a con depends on your personal preferences. Other options include searching the GoDaddy Help articles, seeking assistance via the community forums, or – if you can find it – a live chat option tucked into the Product Support page:
You have to set your region as the United States in order for the live chat button to appear, which can be confusing for some users. This option is also only available from 5am–6pm Mountain Time, making it somewhat inconvenient for GoDaddy’s international customers.
While support availability is generally good, the quality itself can be hit or miss. In our 2018 WordPress hosting survey of over 830 users, GoDaddy received the following scores for support (out of 5):
- Overall support: 3.3
- WordPress-specific support: 3.3
While not horrible, it’s below many other cheap WordPress hosts:
Performance is a vital consideration when choosing a web hosting plan. Website optimization will only take you so far if your server
This article was written by John Hughes and originally published on ThemeIsle Blog.