Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting Review
I’m always looking for the best way to save money. And what could be more effective than getting all the services you need for free? You may be familiar with the Bluehost discount series, where you can get a free domain, free hosting, and free installs for several years. Well, if you’re reading this, I assume you’re familiar with Bluehost too. So, I’m going to tell you about an even better solution called Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting. And not just any WordPress hosting, but the best of the best!
First, let’s discuss some of the features of this amazing service.
- Free Domain
- Free Premium Blog (with 1 post)
- Free Standard SSL
- Free Backup ((Space that is))
- Free Forwarding to your e-mail
- Free CDN With Any Purchase
- Free Shared IP
- Free 24/7 Support
WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. And it’s not hard to see why. Not only does it have a massive and incredibly effective community, but it’s also incredibly easy to use. In this day and age, when we’re constantly bombarded with scams and hacked websites, the security and privacy of your site’s visitors and your own content is of paramount importance. With Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting, you’re getting practically all of these features for free!
Next, let’s discuss the price of this service. If we were to guess, we’d say that this is slightly cheaper than Bluehost, which is usually the norm for a managed WordPress hosting company. But even so, it’s still a great deal! If you want the best of the best, you can’t really go wrong for just a couple of dollars per month. Especially since this is a discounted Bluehost promotion.
Reliability & Uptime
Now, let’s discuss the reliability & uptime of this service. It’s quite good, actually. We’re actually pretty sure that this is one of the best, if not the best, managed WordPress hosting providers around. The uptime is excellent, and that’s mainly because they have one of the most advanced data centers in the world. Which, coupled with their state-of-the-art servers, ensures that your website will always be available and secure.
Last but not least, let’s discuss the support of this service. Since this is a managed WordPress hosting provider, you’re going to get access to a team of specialists who will help you set up your website, handle all the technical aspects, and provide you with top-notch support.
What’s great is that they’re quite accessible. You can contact their support team via email, live chat, or telephone call. And they will always get back to you within 24 hours (usually much sooner). Not only that, but they’re also available 24/7 via live chat, email, or phone call. So, no matter what time you need them, they’ll be there for you. Just check their website for the best contact options.
In addition to the above, this service also provides you with a money back guarantee if you meet the right conditions (I’ll get to that in a bit). So, in the end, you’re getting a superb service with excellent support for an amazing price. What have you got to lose?
Bluehost, shared hosting, and WordPress combo
Now that you know the features, let’s discuss the differences between them. Bluehost is a popular shared hosting provider. Which, as the name implies, means that they share their servers with other websites. So, in theory, you could have all sorts of problems relating to hosting speed or downtime. Simply because there are so many websites on their servers (that’s what makes them popular).
Shared hosting is great if you’re just getting started or if you want to try something different. You don’t need to have a dedicated server to use WordPress, you can simply use their shared hosting. Typically, shared hosting is priced fairly competitively. But it’s definitely less expensive than a dedicated server. And it’s great if you’re just getting started or if you want to test the waters with a new website or blog.
What if you need a bit more than a simple blog? What if you want to create a full-fledged website with all the features you could want? That’s when you need a dedicated server. A dedicated server is essentially a computer that is solely used for hosting your website. So, instead of sharing a computer with other websites, a dedicated server has its own physical computer to house your website. Sounds like a lot of effort, right?
In case you’re curious, here’s a quick comparison table of the differences between Bluehost, shared hosting, and a dedicated server. (Click here to continue.) Bluehost (shared hosting) (dedicated server)
- Basic; you get a free domain, and you can install 1 website)
- Plus; you get a free domain, and you can install 2 sites
- Choice Plus; you get a free domain, and you can install 3 sites
- Choice Plus Extended; you get a free domain, and you can install 4 sites
- Pro; you get a free dedicated server, and you can install unlimited sites
As you can see, Bluehost is the cheapest and the simplest option. Plus, shared hosting is quite competitively priced too. So, if you’re looking for an easy and affordable option, you could go this route. That being said, if you’re looking for a reliable and secure hosting option, Bluehost is quite possibly the worst choice you could make. Since it is shared hosting, you’re stuck with what other websites are doing on their servers. Which, in theory, could be anything. So, security- and reliability-wise, it’s not the best choice. If you want to try something different, shared hosting is what you need. But, if you’re looking for a reliable and secure option, you’d better look elsewhere.
Before I go any further, let’s discuss how long this review will be. I think that’s fairly obvious. It will be fairly long. But since I’m feeling generous, I’ll give you a rough idea of how long it’s going to be. So you can plan your day accordingly. Or, as the case may be, your night. It’s up to you.
My review of Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting will be divided into four (4) parts. The first part will be a fairly comprehensive analysis of the product. The second part will be a detailed review of the installation process. The third part will be a comparison between the features of Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting and those of its competitors. And the last part will be a roundup of the pros and cons of this service.
So, let’s get started.
The first thing you’re going to notice about Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting is that the logo is quite similar to that of Bluehost. Which makes sense, because they’re quite possibly the #1 and the #2 providers of managed WordPress hosting in the world. So, if you’ve ever used Bluehost, you’ll feel right at home with Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting.
You’ll also notice that it’s quite a bit cheaper than Bluehost. Even so, the quality of service is quite possibly better. Which, of course, is entirely subjective.
What you’re seeing here is that they’ve managed to keep the price quite low, while providing a top-notch service. And that’s quite an achievement. Especially since they provide a lot of value. Not only do they give you a free domain and hosting, but they also include WordPress in the package. So, in terms of value for money, this is quite possibly the best of the best. You won’t get a free domain or hosting from any other company, including the Big Dogs (i.e., Google, Facebook, etc.).