Pricing and Key Features
Sticking with the tried and trusted multi-tier hosting model, GoDaddy offer a range of different hosting packages ranging from low cost, entry level plans suitable for small sites, right up to all-powerful, no expense spared plans that make a good option for high traffic sites and those requiring advanced functionality.
For the purposes of today’s review, I’m going to focus on the plan that’s sandwiched right in the middle of those two; the £3.99 per month Deluxe shared hosting package.
There’s a couple of reasons for this:
This is the plan I’m personally the most experienced with and thus best able to comment on
The unlimited resources makes this a similar plan to others I’ve reviewed on this website, and thus makes for a fair comparison
It’s the one plan I think represents the best value for money.
Indeed, whilst the £2.99 Economy package may be £1 cheaper, the limited storage space of just 100GB for a single website only makes this a good option for those who only need hosting for one single, small website. If that sounds like you, you might well have no need to pay any more than the cost of the Economy plan (which will eventually set you back £4.99 per month after the first term expires).
For the rest of you, particularly those of you who may be looking for an unlimited hosting plan capable of supporting multiple website projects, Deluxe is certainly the way forward. After the £3.99 discount term expires, you’ll be looking at paying £5.99 per month, which puts GoDaddy’s pricing at the cheaper end of the scale, with similar plans from the likes of iPage costing the better part of £9 per month after the first term expires.
Along with unlimited storage space and bandwidth, GoDaddy Deluxe also comes with all of the following key features and resources:
– 50 FTP accounts
– 25 x 1GB MySQL databases
– Backup and restore option
– 500 email addresses
– 500 MB total email storage.
Admittedly, the number of email accounts, and particularly the low amount of storage, don’t exactly make GoDaddy an ideal solution for customers who make need much heavier email use, but for small businesses with limited email needs, I still think the overall price and list of features makes this a solid investment.