GoDaddy is one of the leading web hosting companies because of its depth and b/c it offers such reliable control panel, first-class customer support and rich feature set. Currently the Godaddy $1 hosting plan with Cpanel is the best deal they offer. All of their hosting plans come with a 45 days trial period. If you are not satisfied with their service, you can cancel your package within this period and get a full refund. They offer a free domain that is valid for one year when you sign-up with them.
GoDaddy Hosting plans
Unlike other web hosting companies that support only a single control panel, with GoDaddy, you can choose either cPanel or Plesk control panel. Their cPanel is available for Linux-based hosting accounts and servers.
In this review article, we have focused specifically on Godaddy 1 dollar hosting with cPanel. Continue reading this review to find out our thoughts on the company's cPanel hosting.
GoDaddy offers fast, secure, reliable Linux-based hosting that grows with your customer. You can get a Linux hosting account under three plans: Economy, Deluxe and Ultimate. All these plans include an easy-to-use control panel, 1-click purchase of additional resources, 1-click install of 125+ free applications, 1GB database storage (MySQL Linux), 24-hour security monitoring, 24/7 DDoS protection and 1-click setup for GoDaddy registered domains.
Below is a recap of what is included in each plan:
• Economy: Currently the Economy is a 1 dollar web hosting plan that covers a single site. The regular price $4.99 per month and $6.99/month when you renew. It comes with a free domain with annual plan, unlimited bandwidth, 100 GB storage, site backup & restore (paid option) and 100 email addresses.
• Deluxe: Deluxe plan is good if you plan to host multiple sites. It goes for $4.49 a month when you first sign up, but $8.99 per month when you renew. It comes with a free domain with annual plan, unlimited bandwidth, more power and security, 500 email addresses, site backup & restore (paid option) and unlimited storage.
• Ultimate: This plan is good if your site is expected to attract millions of visitors; usually ideal for complex sites. It goes for $7.49 a month when you first sign up, but $14.99 per month when you renew. It includes a free domain with annual plan, unlimited bandwidth, two times processing power and memory, 500 email addresses, site backup and restore (paid option) and unlimited storage. Ultimate plan also comes with Premium DNS and 1-year SSL certificate.
Control Panel Options
GoDaddy web hosting plans uses cPanel version 11.40.1, which is easier to use. The cPanel comes with an attractive and interactive interface. It is undoubtedly one of the best custom control panels we have ever seen. The interface might be overwhelming at first glance, but once you are familiar with it, you will find it easier to use. It comes with custom icons that are styled and arranged in an intuitive way.
Their domain manager, database manager and file manager are not only appealing to the eye but also equipped with a broad range of easy to use features. The cPanel's file manager section enables you to create, remove and edit your site's content without logging into your site.
There is something else that makes GoDaddy's cPanel special. It offers resource usage charts that help you determine if you have exceeded your limits. Other reputable web hosting companies with cPanel lack this feature. GoDaddy's cPanel provide resource usage charts that display technical information such as bandwidth usage, CPU Usage and other useful information to allow you to respond in time. These charts track information such as CPU Usage, Physical Memory Usage, Entry Processes, I/O Usage, Number of Processes, File Usage, Disk Space Usage and Monthly Bandwidth Transfer.
Security features with the cPanel
Basic plans such as Linux's Economy plan lacks advanced security features like SSL certificate, which allows you to process payment securely. However, all of their Linux based plans use "CageFS" technology that detects spam activities in the control panel and email accounts.
GoDaddy promises uptime of up to 99.9 percent and the lowest downtime of 90 percent. What we liked about this web hosting company is their willingness to offer a refund for a particular month that a customer experiences downtime that is lower than 90 percent.
Bottom line - One Dollar Hosting can't be beat!
You can't beat one dollar hosting and GoDaddy is one of the leading website hosting Company that provides reliable and affordable web hosting services. Their Linux-based plans come with a cPanel control panel with features that are designed to meet the customer's demands.