Having trouble deciding between GoDaddy and Network Solutions? Below, we’ll break down their major similarities and differences, and at the end, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • WordPress plans
  • 24/7 support
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Popular as domain registrars

Major Differences:

  • GoDaddy’s refund policies vary depending on the plan, while Network Solutions has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee for their hosting plans
  • GoDaddy has both Linux and Windows-based servers, while Network Solutions uses only Linux
  • Network Solutions has a very complex interface. GoDaddy is more beginner-friendly, using the industry-standard cPanel
  • People consistently struggle with Network Solutions customer support and their plans lack of standard hosting features
  • Network Solutions has custom and advanced options available

Plans:

Network Solutions hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • WordPress
GoDaddy hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress

Prices:

GoDaddy is significantly cheaper. GoDaddy’s hosting plans start at about $3.50/month, while Network Solution’s plans start at $9.96/month. Network Solutions also has a pricey renewal fee.

Conclusion:

In this matchup, GoDaddy is the clear winner. Network Solutions can’t compete with most web hosts; their hosting features/prices are misleading, they’re hard-to-use, and they lack some standard features. Although GoDaddy is a relatively mediocre web host, they offer solid and affordable hosting, unlike Network Solutions. GoDaddy is very beginner-friendly, and offers both Windows and Linux-based plans, which is another plus.

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