GoDaddy vs Network Solutions

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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