GoDaddy vs Flywheel

With so many Web hosts out there, it can be helpful to compare them side by side in order to determine which is best for you. The following will compare GoDaddy hosting with Flywheel hosting. Keep in mind that GoDaddy has an average online rating of about 3 out of 5 stars, while Flywheel has an average online rating of about 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Similarities:

  • WordPress
  • 24/7 support

Major Differences:

  • Flywheel has exclusively WordPress VPS plans available
  • Flywheel is designed specifically for freelancers, creative agencies, and designers
  • Flywheel has a better uptime average, with a lifetime average of over 99.9%
  • Flywheel has more advanced security features
  • Unlike GoDaddy, Flywheel does not use the industry-standard cPanel
  • GoDaddy’s page-loading speed is average at best, while Flywheel has been clocked as one of the fastest Web hosts around
  • GoDaddy has both Linux and Windows-based servers
  • GoDaddy’s prices are below average.

Plans:

Flywheel hosting:
  • VPS WordPress (pay-per-site and bulk plans available)
GoDaddy hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress

Prices:

GoDaddy’s plans are significantly cheaper, with multiple plans under $4.00 per month. Flywheel’s cheapest plan is their ‘Tiny’ pay-per-site plan, which will run you $15.00 per month.

Conclusion:

GoDaddy and Flywheel are strange Web hosts to compare, since Flywheel offers a very specific kind of hosting. For what Flywheel has (VPS WordPress hosting), it does a fantastic job. Although it’s far more expensive than the average Web host, it also performs far better than the average Web host. And GoDaddy, more-or-less, is your average Web host. However, aside from the much cheaper plans, GoDaddy has many things that Flywheel does not. For example, GoDaddy has shared, VPS, and dedicated plans with options for both Linux and Windows. In conclusion, when it comes to pure function, Flywheel is superior in things like speed and uptime, but GoDaddy caters to a much wider audience and is much more affordable.

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