Although GoDaddy is a web host with which most people are familiar, it isn’t always easy to determine if they have the right solution for your website hosting needs. Luckily, we had the chance to interview Curtis Boyd, of Future Solutions Media, an online reputation management company. The company has over 900 customers and they have used GoDaddy to host their website for more than a year, which, according to Curtis, is a good thing! He loves GoDaddy and here is why.
Sure! I grew up in Manhattan Beach, California, home of excellent surfing and close to the hub of where internet marketing and social media really took off. I come from a nursing background but decided I needed change so I started my own marketing company five years ago. There are a lot of marketing firms here in L.A. so I developed a niche to help people create an online presence and manage their reputation online. In my spare time, I enjoy surfing, traveling, cooking and spending time with my friends and family.
I chose GoDaddy because when I first started doing things online I found them first. I found them to be convenient and easy to use and their customer service is always amazing.
I use GoDaddy’s Deluxe Linux plan. I chose this because it allowed me the space to host multiple websites, and I prefer the Linux OS. I think it’s working great for my needs, which are rather basic and I only need a few sites hosted simultaneously.
Note: GoDaddy hosting offers 3 type of shared host packages: Economy, Deluxe & Ultimate. Currently GoDaddy Deluxe Plan is selling at
$9.99 $5.99 per month.
It seems I have to contact support weekly because I’m not very good with databases and servers and the technical issues involved. It’s always due to problems on my end, or just questions I have about trying to add more features to my site. Usually it takes less than a minute to get someone on the phone. They are always competent and informative.
Recently I was trying to figure out how to install a WordPress add-on to my website. This issue was technically outside of their domain – but they helped me anyway. They guided me through the whole process. They are also helpful in reminding me if a product is about to expire.
I think their servers are very reliable, and the hosting is very easy to use – perfect for a first time website developer.
I do feel like GoDaddy slightly overcharges, especially in comparison to their competition, but since I have a good, pre-existing business relationship with them I don’t mind paying a little more.
In regards to GoDaddy email, they have software called WorkSpace – I love it! They provide an app for both iPhone and Android, so all of us here in the office can access work email on our phones. It’s very user-friendly and works great.
In regards to WordPress features, I have found the customer service staff very patient and helpful when I try to explain how I want my website to function. They make great recommendations for add-ons, and help me navigate the administrative backend to install it properly and get it working.
I would definitely recommend GoDaddy. I think basic hosting plans are pretty much the same, until you get into high-performance areas. I just know that for my limited needs, GoDaddy has been great.
To learn more about GoDaddy, please read editor’s GoDaddy hosting review.