In our detailed comparison, we’re going to compare these two hosts in five important areas to help you choose the best option for your needs:
For this comparison, we’re specifically going to focus on each company’s shared hosting plans.
Hostinger and GoDaddy each have their own little bonuses to consider based on the type of website you plan on making.
However, many features vary based on the type of hosting you sign up for. Both Hostinger and GoDaddy sell shared, cloud, VPS, and other types of hosting. Yet, as mentioned before, we’ll only be looking at the features from the shared hosting plans.
Hostinger ties quite a few features together in its three shared hosting plans, even in the lowest Single Shared Hosting package.
Although not all the features are included in every plan, here are some of the potential features from the Hostinger shared hosting:
Although GoDaddy lacks a few features that you’d find with Hostinger, it makes up for it with rather unique free integrations and offerings.
Some feature highlights include:
- Unlimited websites for most plans.
- Unlimited storage for most plans.
- Unmetered bandwidth for all plans.
- A free year of Office 365 email.
- A free domain with all plans.
- Multiple databases.
- Several apps to integrate with, including a WordPress installer.
- A free SSL certificate for some plans, including unlimited SSL certificates for the highest plan.
Overall, Hostinger does a better job with the essentials, like SSL certificates for all plans, backups for some, and built-in caching.
GoDaddy, on the other hand, provides unique elements like the free Office 365 email. However, this only lasts for a year.
Winner: ? Hostinger
?️ Who wins in Hostinger vs GoDaddy performance tests?
Hosting is more important for performance than any theme, plugin, or caching tool. That’s why it’s essential to figure out whether or not your hosting plan is giving you the performance needed.
We performed page speed testing with Pingdom to evaluate load times with WordPress installations on both Hostinger and GoDaddy. We uploaded theme unit test data to create an even playing ground.
We also ran the tests in the US, London, and Sydney.
The GoDaddy load times were faster in London and Sydney, but Hostinger won in the New York test. The good news is that all of these times are fast and fairly close to each other, but we’ll give the edge to GoDaddy since it was faster in two out of three tests.
Although this is a decent indicator of load times for smaller websites, it’s important to remember that the type of hosting, your site content, and optimization tools drastically affect page load times.
Winner: ? GoDaddy
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This article was written by Joe Warnimont and originally published on ThemeIsle Blog.