09Dec, 2019

Godaddy Hosting Review

How easy is GoDaddy to use?

In a word: very!

Ease of use is the main GoDaddy Website Builder selling point. Simply pop in a few details about your business and voilà – you’ll be up and running in just 30 minutes.

GoDaddy builds the website for you, but you can still make changes to the version it generates automatically. You don’t have the same scope for creativity as with platforms like Wix, but that’s actually why a lot of people love it – too much choice can be overwhelming.

Is GoDaddy good value for money?

GoDaddy doesn’t offer a free plan, but their paid plans are great value for money. And frankly, free plans are usually a bit rubbish – that’s why they’re free, after all.

We love that, even with the cheapest plan, you don’t have any obligatory GoDaddy advertising on the site (as you would with many other platforms). What’s more, the plans are very affordable:

Plan Price (per month, billed annually)
Personal £4.99
Business £6.99
Business Plus £10.99
Online Store (eCommerce) £19.99

Take a look at the different features of each to get an idea of which would work for you. At an average of just £12.49 across the plans, it’s one of the cheapest website building tools available. All plans also come with unlimited storage, which is a rare find in the website building world.

GoDaddy features: what stands out?

What GoDaddy does well

Okay, so we’ve established that GoDaddy is easy to use and great value for money. What else is it nailing?

1. SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

It’s all well and good having a website, but you need to be sure people can find it. There are ways to make your site more ‘Google-friendly’, and GoDaddy knows them. It’ll offer you SEO guidance throughout so you can be sure you’re making your site as optimised as possible.

2. Well-designed websites

If someone else (or, rather, a machine) is going to be designing your website, you want them to do a good job – and GoDaddy does. It even matches your site’s colour scheme with your industry: banks, lawyers and estate agents will be in trusting blue hues, for example.

GoDaddy website example

What GoDaddy doesn’t do well

Well-designed websites, affordable pricing plans and a user-friendly process? Okay, what’s the catch…

1. The ‘wow’ factor

Sure, GoDaddy’s websites are well-designed – but they won’t knock your socks off. They’re more about the ‘this looks fine and I can get all the information I need easily’ factor.

2. Customisation

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and that certainly applies here. GoDaddy does the work for you, and customisation options are limited. This is highly appealing to some, but if you’re after a more creative website building experience, you’re in the wrong place. Wix will almost definitely be more up your street.

Is GoDaddy right for me?

Let’s find out:

I want to start a blog

GoDaddy has a ‘personal website‘ plan, but it isn’t the best. It doesn’t currently support comments, and you can’t archive posts. Best to look at other website builders for this.

I’m in the service industry and I need a simple online presence to help people find me

Yes! GoDaddy’s Business plan is the perfect choice for you. We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: you can be up and running in just 30 minutes. You can display your work and contact details for people searching for your services online. Easy peasy!



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