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You want to know how to buy a hosting plan on GoDaddy to create your new website?
If you also need to buy a domain for your website, GoDaddy is an interesting solution. In fact, when buy one of the shared hosting plans on GoDaddy, receive for free (for one year) a domain of your choice from the 17 proposed.
But I also show you the differences with SiteGround, the hosting that we always recommend for your websites.
Now let’s take a closer look.
GoDaddy hosting: buying guide
When you are on GoDaddy, click WordPress> WordPress hosting on the navigation bar; here you will see 4 floors. The monthly cost depends on how many years you shop together. The prices in the image above refer to the purchase for 36 months.
Let’s see what the different plans include. First of all, each includes a domain for one year, with the extension .com, .org., .Net or even others, but the .it is not included. Plus, you have daily backups, which are kept for 30 days, and a one-click migration tool from your old hosting.
Here is how they differ.
WordPress hosting plans run on GoDaddy
The plans of the type “WordPress managed“Include the installation of WordPress and the automatic update of WordPress software and basic protection.
The cheapest plan is the Basic: it includes the possibility of hosting a single site, with 10GB of space on the SSD, SFTP access. When purchasing, you can also add the Essential option for daily analysis and malware removal to the plan, as well as the SSL certificate, which costs € 7.12 per month. This plan is quite limited.
The Deluxe plan, on the other hand, is the most suitable for those who start with a website or blog project. You can host a website with 15GB of SSD space. A tool for SEO management is also offered. Again, you can activate Essential and SSL during the purchase.
If you need to host 2 websites, you can purchase the Ultimate plan, with 30GB of space, Essential protection tool and SSL certificate included.
The most advanced plan is the one called Developer, with 5 websites, 50GB of space and SSL certificate.
If you decide to purchase a hosting plan on GoDaddy of the managed WordPress type, however, you will not be able to access a control panel. In fact, cPanel can only be present in the type of standard web hosting plans.
The web hosting plans on GoDaddy
GoDaddy’s web hosting plans do not include the installation of WordPress, but you can have some more advantages. First, the Linux operating system with the cPanel, from which you can also install WordPress yourself with a click.
However, if you want purchase a hosting plan on GoDaddy, you can also choose one with Windows operating system and Plesk control panel (probably, you will choose this option if you are a web developer with special management needs).
Again, we have four choices.
The Starter plan, for a website and 30 GB of space, currently costs as much as the Economy plan, which instead has 100GB of space and free domain.
Deluxe and Ultimate plans also include free domain, but in addition you will have unlimited space and unlimited websites. The Ultimate plan includes SSL certificate, DNS and unlimited databases.
Backups and antimalware scans are not included, but you can add them when purchasing.
Purchase a hosting plan on GoDaddy and add a free domain
After choosing the plan you want to buy on the page dedicated to hosting services, click Add to Cart. You will be redirected to the summary page, where you can add any services, change the duration of the subscription and proceed with the purchase.
When you have checked your choices, click Keep on and you will be redirected to the screen where you can choose the domain to be added to the order for free.
Finally, by clicking on Keep on you can check the order again and complete the payment.
Differences between GoDaddy and SiteGround
The hosting service we recommend is always SiteGround, both as regards reliability, and for safety and performance. For this I would like to show you the differences between GoDaddy and SiteGround, so you can make your decision more consciously.
We compare the rates of the two providers.
On SiteGround, we see that the cheapest plan, the StartUp, costs € 3.95 / month for 10 GB of space. The GrowBig plan costs € 6.45 / month and GoGeek € 11.95 / month. These prices are valid for the first year.
SiteGround offers the free SSL certificate for all plans, and also the domain included for the first year (including the .it). The additional option that you can choose when purchasing is the Site Scanner, i.e. daily malware monitoring.
Furthermore, with SiteGround you will always have the SiteTools management panel, which I consider extremely simple, complete and functional.
However, I believe SiteGround is the best hosting as it offers high performance, great reliability and an excellent support team, available 24 hours a day. In addition, the guaranteed level of security has very high standards.
Given these aspects, I believe that SiteGround is much more convenient.
In this article I introduced you to how purchase a hosting plan on GoDaddy: what packages are available, how to have a free domain and which operating system to choose. Finally, I made a small comparison with SiteGround.
Have you ever purchased a hosting plan on GoDaddy?
Was it a simple process or did you have any doubts?
Have you had the opportunity to make a comparison with SiteGround?
If you want to share your experience or have questions on this topic, I invite you to leave a comment!