Below, we’ll list off the major similarities and differences that we found when comparing and GoDaddy hosting. It’s a pretty close matchup. At the end, we’ll give our best hosting advice.


  • 24/7 support
  • Beginner-friendly
  • Industry-standard cPanel
  • WordPress plans available

Major Differences:

  • GoDaddy’s refund policies vary depending on the plan (usually 30 day guarantee), while has a short 15 day money-back guarantee
  • GoDaddy has both Windows and Linux-based hosting, uses only Linux
  • GoDaddy has a 99.9% uptime guarantee, while does not have an uptime guarantee
  • has a ‘Starter’ plan for just $.25/month, perfect for basic websites, blogs & email hosting
  • has no phone support
  •’s plans are very affordable, but are very basic and have more plan limitations than GoDaddy

Plans: hosting:
  • Shared
  • WordPress
GoDaddy hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress

Prices: is one of the cheapest hosts out there. Aside from their practically free Starter plan (mentioned above), their next cheapest plan costs just $2.50/month. Meanwhile, GoDaddy is pretty affordable as well, but their lowest plan starts at around $3.50/month.


As you can see, GoDaddy has a wider-range of plans than, and their plans are also less basic than’s. However, for shared hosting, has a few advantages over GoDaddy hosting. First of all, they have cheaper prices, and their $.25/month Starter plan is definitely appealing for certain hosting endeavors. Also, their set-up is extremely easy and you can get sites up and running quickly. Unfortunately, they have an unusually short money-back guarantee, and they lack phone support. However,  if you’re simply looking for cheap, basic, and easy to use shared hosting, is for you.

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