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Welcome to GoDaddy Alternatives. I assume if you’re here you are probably looking for an alternative to GoDaddy web hosting. We have put together a list of some of the most popular hosting providers and a list of the most current hosting coupon codes.


Why does this site about GoDaddy alternatives exist? Well, I’ve had a hosting account with GoDaddy for several years, mostly just to play around with website ideas that I have. I often would use Joomla or WordPress as the platform for my websites. One problem I always seemed to run into was that my site would take forever to load i.e. 30 – 60 seconds or more! I know that 30 – 60 seconds doesn’t sound like a lot of time but trust me it is when it comes to web hosting. If your website is taking that long to load people will decide to go elsewhere and you’re going to lose customers.


I started to experiment with my site to try and speed it up thinking it was me. I tried deactivating plugins and changing themes. After not having much success I then started over from scratch installing WordPress with the default plugins and theme. That did help speed things up a little but not a lot. I then upgraded my hosting package to the next level hoping that would get me somewhere. After doing the upgrade things did seem to get better however, instead of the site being slow most of the time I started to notice it was now randomly slow. On top of that I was now paying more money and things weren’t much better. I contacted support to have them take a look at the issue more than once. The response I always got was “we don’t see any issues”. After that I started to look for a GoDaddy alternative. Below is a list of web hosting providers and the features that they offer.


In the end I chose HostGator as my GoDaddy alternative. In fact this website is hosted on the HostGator Baby plan. They host over 7,000,000 domains and have been around since 2002. They are well known and respected in the industry. After switching over to HostGator I’ve been extremely pleased with their speed and support. The only thing I’m upset about is the fact I didn’t do it sooner. HostGator is offering your first month of Hosting for only 1 penny right now if you use coupon code: ( PROMO1PENNY ). Try them out for a month and see if you like them. If not all you loose is 1 cent!

 

While HostGator has worked out well for me there are several other great GoDaddy alternatives. Take a look at our comparison chart to  find the right host for you.


DISCLAIMER: This site is in no way trying to deface or devalue GoDaddy. This site is solely based on my personal experience with GoDaddy.

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GreenGeeks

HostGator

FatCow
Disk Space Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Websites Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
MySQL DB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Email Accounts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Site Builder
Free Domain
FTP
Shopping Cart
Uptime Guarantee 99.9% 99.9% 99.9% 99.9% 99.9%
Green 300% 130% 100%
Control Panel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel vDeck
Domains Hosted N/A 250,000 2,000,000 7,00,000 N/A
Founded 2006 2004 1996 2002 1998
Minimum Plan 1 Month 1 Month 12 Months 1 Months 12 Months
Regular Price $14.95 $9.95 $6.95 $7.16 $4.67
Best Price $4.95 $6.95 $4.95 $3.96 $3.49
Coupons CWP30OFF Save 30$ 30% Off N/A First month $0.01 40% Off
Link GreenGeeks Website SiteGround Website BlueHost Website HostGator Website FatCow Website

(*Prices and discounts may be different if the above links are not used)

HostRocket

HostMonster

A2 Hosting

iPage
Disk Space Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Websites Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
MySQL DB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Email Accounts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Site Builder
Free Domain
FTP
Shopping Cart
Uptime Guarantee 99.5% 99.9% 100% 99.9% 99.9%
Green 100%
Control Panel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel vDeck
Domains Hosted N/A N/A 1,700,000 N/A 1,500,000
Founded 1999 2008 1996 2003 1998
Minimum Plan 1 Months 1 Months 12 Months 1 Month 12 Months
Regular Price $11.98 $8.95 $7.95 $9.95 $4.50
Best Price $5.99 $3.75 $4.95 $5.99 $3.25
Coupons N/A N/A N/A 15% Off N/A
Link HostRocket Website Justhost Website HostMonster Website A2 Hosting Website iPage Website
(*Prices and discounts may be different if the above links are not used)

(*Prices and discounts may be different if the above links are not used)

 

 

 

 

Can’t decided? Need an easy button? Try our Random Host Easy Button! It will randomly select a host for you to look at it. Each time you click it you will get a different result.

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We’ve put together a list of current web hosting coupons and coupon codes. The coupons usually range anywhere from 10% off to 1 month free hosting, free domain name or free IP address!

Hosting Service Coupon Description Coupon Code Link
GreenGeeks GreenGeeks – $30 off Hosting CWP30OFF Website
HostGator HostGator – First month of hosting for 1 cent ($0.01) PROMO1PENNY Website
HostGator HostGator – 25% off any package. Save up to $116.55, works well with 6 – 36 month plans. 25PERCENTPROMO Website
DreamHost DreamHost – Free domain name for life! DOMAIN4LIFEFREE Website
DreamHost DreamHost – $21 off any DreamHost package 21OFFDREAMHOST Website
DreamHost DreamHost – 1 Free Unique IP address 1UNIQUEIPFREE Website
DreamHost DreamHost – Free domain name and $10 off any hosting package FREEDOMAIN10OFF Website
A2 Hosting A2 Hosting – 15% off any A2 Hosting package A2SHARED15 Website
A2 Hosting A2 Hosting – 20% off any A2 Hosting VPS package A2VPS20 Website
A2 Hosting A2 Hosting – 12% off A2 dedicated hosting A2DEDI12 Website
ThinkHost ThinkHost – $30 off any ThinkHost package oak_THINKHOSTCOUPON Website
FatCow FatCow – 40% Off any FatCow hosting plan FatCow Website

(*Prices and discounts may be different if the above links are not used)

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When talking about hosting you have a couple of different options. There is shared web hosting where you share server resources with other customers. Then there is dedicated hosting, dedicated hosting is more expensive than shared hosting but you won’t be competing for resources like RAM or CPU processing. When you purchase a dedicated hosting package from a provider like SiteGround, GreenGeeks or A2 Hosting you will be assigned to a dedicated server that you will use to host your web site on. In most cases your hosting provider will monitor and maintain this server.


Most websites will work great on an inexpensive shared web hosting plan. Shared web hosting plans are great for personal or small business websites. If you’re a medium to large company or your website receives a lot of traffic you may want to consider going with a dedicated hosting plan to make sure your customers don’t experience any slowness.


There are several companies that offer great dedicated hosting plans. Check out our top 10 list of GoDaddy alternatives and make the switch.

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What is shared web hosting?

Shared web hosting is when your web site shares resources like CPU, RAM and disk space with other websites hosted on the same server. One shared web server might host anywhere from 20 sites all the way up to a few thousand sites. You might be wondering what impact this will or could have on your website.  Well, if you share a server that hosts several really popular websites you could potentially experience slowness when loading web pages. However, if your web hosting company monitors their servers like they should and they don’t over allocate them you won’t likely run into this problem. If they see that one site is using up all of the shared resources they will likely move it to another less utilized server. Some web hosting provides like GoDaddy are known for putting to many websites on one server which often leads to slowness and poor performance.

 

Shared web hosting usually works very well for personal and small business websites. The great thing is once you outgrow your shared web hosting plan you can upgrade to dedicated web hosting  or semi-dedicated web hosting. Companies like GreenGeeks and Site Ground will help you move your site to a dedicated server at no charge.

 

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GoDaddy pushes the undo button on their cloud computing service after only 1 year. The cloud computing service was aimed at small to medium sized businesses.

 

In a statement internally released to Go Daddy employees they said that they would be “Doubling Down on share web hosting” and that they would be pulling the plug on the cloud computing service.

 

If Go Daddy has left you out in the cold don’t worry there are many GoDaddy alternatives out there. Many other hosting companies offer cloud computing.

 

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GreenGeeks expands their California based web hosting company to Canada. GreenGeeks technical team has been made up of US and Canadian based personal for several years now.


At the request of GreenGeeks Canadian costumers they expanded to Canada. Their data center is based in Toronto, Ontario. This will offer quicker access for costumers along with SEO support and much more.


For information about the all of the features GreenGeeks is offering Click Here.

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On 9/10/2012 GoDaddy was hacked by “anonymous”. Millions of GoDaddy hosted sites were down for several hours including GoDaddy.com. GoDaddy scrambled to correct the problem but was unsuccessful in fixing the issue for more than 5 hours. This left millions of customers without anyway to access their websites. The same hacker (anonymous) sent a message to GoDaddy via YoutTube last December telling them to stop supporting SOPA. The hacker has said this is not related to SOPA but that its motives will become obvious over time.

 

The  most recent hacks have GoDaddy customers scrambling to find GoDaddy Alternatives. We have personally seen a massive increase in traffic to our site of GoDaddy customers looking to switch to another hosting provider like GreenGeeks, BlueHost or SiteGround.

 

If you are looking for GoDaddy Alternatives check out our Hosting comparison chart HERE.

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We’ve received some emails recently asking about Rackspace alternative hosting. So I thought this would be a good time to put this together for you.


There are a lot of Rackspace alternatives out there. However, if you’re looking for a hosting company that has similar options and features to Rackspace then I would suggest checking out GreenGeeks, SiteGround, Hostgator or A2 Hosting. All four of these web hosting companies offer a full line hosting plans and options. They offer everything from very inexpensive shared hosting all the way up to fully managed servers and even cloud hosting. They offer features like unlimited hosting, unlimited data transfer, unlimited email accounts, backups and a lot more.


These four companies also offer some of the best pricing out there, along with top notch support. You can check out a full list of all the options and features each hosting company offers by clicking on one of these links – GreenGeeks, SiteGround, Hostgator or A2 Hosting. Or if you like you can see a complete list of Rackspace alternatives here.


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We received an email from one of our readers that was looking for Godaddy alternatives because they were having problems sending news letters to their readers.. We started to look into this and were shocked at what we found.

 

We found out that Godaddy only allows you to send 250 emails in a 24 hour period. Now a lot of you might be thinking “wow” 250 emails in one day that’s a lot and I’ll never send that many. Don’t be so sure about that. Most websites start out small and get larger and larger over time. Before you know it you may have a list of 300 or 400 customers. It’s very common for websites to send their customers/readers news letters, updates or just general information. So what them means to you is once your site starts to grow you will likely run into problems when it comes to communicating with your customers or readers. Now if you’re still stuck on GoDaddy don’t worry they have a work around, all it takes is more money… It’s $2.99 per month for every 50 additional relays. Just to be able to send 500 emails you’re looking at $15 more dollars a month just to send emails. If you ask me I think they are giving you the Godaddy nickle and dime special…

 

There is a better alternative to GoDaddy’s 250 SMTP relay limit. Actually there are a lot of Go Daddy alternatives. I would suggest going with a web hosting company like Bluehost, GreenGeeks or HostGator.

 

When it comes to SMTP relays most Hosting companies like Bluehost, Hostgator and GreenGeeks give you unlimited SMTP relays. This means there not going to charge you extra money just because your site is growing and you need to send a few more emails.

 

To find a list of web hosting companies that provide unlimited emails/SMTP relays check out our Hosting Comparison Chart.

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Jimmy Wales co-founder of Wikipedia announced on December 23rd via Twitter that his company will pull its domains from GoDaddy, the worlds biggest registrar.

 

Despite the reversal of GoDaddy stance on SOPA Wikipedia will move its domain portfolio to another registrar.

 

I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on sopa is unacceptable to us.

 

Jimmy Wales later said they would not reverse their decision, stating that GoDaddy’s support of SOPA was not incidental.

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If you’ve ever used the GoDaddy Control panel you probably know it’s not the best control panel out there. GoDaddy has created their own version of the cPanel control panel. I assume they created their own proprietary control panel to save money. Saving money is great but their control panel is less than ideal. While it’s a very simple control panel with all the basic features it’s hard to find what you need. Anytime I wanted to make a change to my hosting account I had to click on link after link to find what I needed. It just doesn’t seem like it’s laid out very well. At the time GoDaddy was the only web hosting company that I had used so I didn’t have anything to compare it to and didn’t know what I had been missing.

 

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Once I switched to HostGator and then later GreenGeeks (both great companies) I discovered cPanel. cPanel is the industry standard when it comes to web hosting control panels. cPanel puts all of the things you need in one location. It allows you to install WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and many other platforms with the click of a button. You can also create email accounts, email forwarders, update DNS and much more. cPanel is so easy to use but extremely powerful. If you’re new to web hosting or an advanced user I would highly recommend looking at hosting providers that offer cPanel. Another control panel that is very similar to cPanel is vDeck. It has the same look and feel as cPanel and operates much like it too. vDeck is used by several web hosting companies but the two biggest companies are probably iPage and FatCow. There are many other godaddy alternatives out there but these are just a few.

To find a list of web hosting companies that provide cPanel or vDeck control panels check out our Hosting Comparison Chart.

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You’ve probably heard by now that GoDaddy had supported SOPA. If you’re not familiar with SOPA it stands for Stop Online Piracy Act. While at first glance it sounds like this would be a good thing it’s not. If this bill were to get passed your internet would be censored. If someone categorizes a site as “piracy” you and everyone else in the United States would be blocked from visiting this site regardless if it was really a “bad” site or not. Like many other bills that have been passed to “protect us” from our self, this bill would likely be abused like so many others.


While many other web based companies like Google, Wikipedia, Reddit and several other companies appose the SOPA bill, GoDaddy supports SOPA. For a lot of customers that had already been unhappy with GoDaddy this was the last straw. After GoDaddy announced  their support for SOPA they started to see higher than usual cancellations. GoDaddy’s customers started to look for Godaddy alternatives. Some have reported that the cancellations got so bad that they started to drag their feet when customers wanted to transfer their domain names to others hosting providers. After all of this GoDaddy retracted their support for SOPA and put out a statement that they now are against SOPA. Don’t get me wrong I think this is great and all but it’s pure marketing as far as I’m concerned. The only reason why they are against SOPA is because it was costing them money. To me it doesn’t sound like they are really against SOPA their just against losing money. If they want to support what many call the GoDaddy SOPA bill then great support it but don’t change your mind just because you’re losing money.


There are great alternatives to Godaddy. Some of the popular ones include GreenGeeks, Bluehost & HostGator.


Check out our web hosting comparison chart to find many Godaddy alternatives.

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