Most of you are familiar with the Godaddy. They are one of the popular domain registrars. I love to register the domain name with them. Most of you think that they are only a good domain registrar and their hosting really sucks. The reality is that their managed WordPress hosting really gives a good competition to its competent hosts. Today I am sharing my personal experience with Godaddy managed WordPress hosting.
In this article I will brief you everything about their managed WordPress hosting. Before I started with it, I want to tell you that I am currently hosting my blog with them and it is almost 3+ Months.
In December 2016 I decided to change my hosting provider. I had tried many web hosts before. But somehow most of them don’t fit to my requirements. I started searching for a good web hosting provider. I also have heard about Godaddy’s managed WordPress hosting. So, I decided to buy their managed WordPress hosting.
Their managed WordPress hosting comes with three different plans. You can choose them according to your website requirements. I decided to buy their basic plan. In this plan you will get following benefits:
- 10GB of disk space.
- Capable of handling up to 25000 Pageviews per month.
- Free domain name registration.
- SFTP access.
- Free site migration.
They also have some higher plans. If your site needs more resources than you can opt for higher plans. You can also upgrade your existing plan easily.
How to Sign Up Godaddy Managed WordPress hosting?
Sign up with Godaddy is very easy job and doesn’t take you more than 5 minutes. Click here to sign up Godaddy managed WordPress hosting. Choose your plan according to your requirements. (Their basic plan cost you$1 per month or Rs99 Per month) After that you can add a free domain for your WordPress blog. Go to the checkout page and complete the payment processor. Godaddy provides various payment options. You can choose any payment option for your choice.
Important Note: – Indian Customers can pay their hosting fees through Net banking, Debit cards, etc.
Reasons why I choose Godaddy managed WordPress hosting.
As I said that I had tried many web hosting companies but most of them do not provide me adequate services. I mostly fed up with their frequent downtime’s. In my previous posts I had said about managed WordPress hosting of Dreamhost and WpEngine. So, Managed WordPress hosting is my choice because it saves my time. I really don’t have to install WordPress manually and other technical stuffs. In Managed WordPress hosting you will get everything pre-installed.
Here are some of the reasons that I have opted for Godaddy managed WordPress hosting.
- It’s very affordable. Godaddy provides very competitive pricing for their products.
- Free domain name. I really like that they are providing free domain names with their WordPress hosting. It will definitely save your domain cost.
- Easy to sign up and local payment options. Being an Indian I am not be able to pay other hosts which do not provide me localized payment options. I think most of you (Indians) are agree with me. Godaddy provides localized payment solutions of India and many other countries.
- Free site migration. Godaddy will transfer your existing WordPress site free of cost. All of you need to provide them some information like your existing hosting ftp details and WordPress admin panel details. They will automatically transfer your site with few minutes to few hours depending on the size of your site.
- Free WordPress themes. Godaddy provides you free themes for your WordPress site.
- Free daily backups. Godaddy takes daily backup of your WordPress files and database. In case of any emergency you can restore your site with just a click.
- Free stock photo. Godaddy provides it WordPress users plenty of stock photos on different categories free of cost. You can find this option when your upload images on your WordPress site.
- When we talk about bandwidth. Most of the hosting companies are suspicious about their bandwidth policies. But with Godaddy managed WordPress hosting, they don’t count robots (e.g., Google search bot) against your total. If you opt in for their Visitor Overage Protection Plan, you’ll be charged a small fee for every 10,000 visitors over your hosting plan, across all sites.
- Free DDOS protection. Godaddy provides free DDOS protection with their managed WordPress hosting.
- Free site staging. You will get this feature on their higher WordPress plan.
- Responsive chat and phone support. Most of you think that Godaddy support is really poor. But according to my personal experience it is very responsive. Whenever I face any issues, I can call them and my problem gets resolved instantly. They also have active forum where you can post your queries.
So, these are some of the reasons why I choose Godaddy managed WordPress hosting. I can say that Godaddy really improves a lot and their managed WordPress hosting is a best example of it. I think you should have to try them out. If you have any experience with their managed WordPress hosting, you can share it with us. If you like this article, share it with others.