Is GoDaddy A Good Choice For Creating Your Website With?
So you’re looking for advice on which hosting company to go with. Maybe you’re looking for the cheapest service. You have many choices that all seem to offer the same product. From Blue Host to 1&1 to GoDaddy the choice is further complicated by your own limited knowledge and experience in all things digital.
If this describes you then this article may just help you make an informed decision.
We’ve all been there… Internet wizards and amateurs alike. We all thought of throwing our computers through a window when trying to create a website or complete anything of significance online. Well I’m about to impart some experience on you from a seasoned digital marketers perspective. I’ll explain why GoDaddy is a great choice for you to create a website with whether it’s your first website or your 1,000th (and no I’m not getting paid by them to say this, I’m simply a fan).
Why Would I Choose GoDaddy Over Other Hosting Companies?
I can answer this question with two words… Customer Service… When creating a website for the first time or even the second time you’re going to run into many unforeseen problems. These problems can take the form of domain name transfers, test domain issues, hackers, faulty plugins, software glitches, name server issues, and thousands of other potential problems. The bottom line is you’re going to need some help at some point along the way.
Other hosting companies may be slightly cheaper but their customer support simply does not compare to GoDaddy’s. In three minutes you can be on the phone with a knowledgeable internet wizard with an easy to understand American accent who is able to fix your problem from their end. Other hosting companies only offer email support that can take 24-48 business hours for a response or offer call in customer support with a foreigner who you can hardly understand and who will only walk you through the steps to fix the problem yourself.
The difference between these types of customer support is days of waiting to fix your problem versus an hour or less.
I’m Pretty Good With Computers So Why Would I Need Good Customer Support?
So you’re pretty confident in your ability to work around the internet… Until you aren’t…
Plain and simple, in this case it’s beneficial to be humble. There are thousands of tiny details surrounding website creation from SSL to name server redirection, SEO, website speed, HTML/CSS/Java script coding, and more that would make your head explode if you tried to master them all.
Not even the most experienced website designer has mastered all these areas in most cases. You could spend hours researching the solution to your problem or just ten minutes by receiving some help from a techincal wizard on GoDaddy’s customer support team.
GoDaddy Premium Support AKA The Secret Sauce
Have you ever been lost at sea, dehydrated and starving and been saved by a passing boat? That’s what GoDaddy’s premium support product can make you feel like when you really need them.
Premium support by GoDaddy is basically an affordable way to hire a developer to solve almost any issue your website could ever have. From getting hacked to a majorly devastating glitch; GoDaddy premium support is there to save the day like the Avengers (before Infinity War).
You can call into GoDaddy customer support and describe your issue to them, if your problem requires help from a developer then you can hire their in-house team for less than 100$ with a guaranteed fix. The GoDaddy customer support will create the case for you and everything. All you need to do is cry and complain over the phone and your issue will be solved in a day or two by a 24/7 working team of developers. This team has saved me on multiple occasions from complete disaster.
GoDaddy Is The Complete Package
GoDaddy offers everything you need to get set up online. I admit that some of their products are redundant (like email marketing product and a few others) but some of their services are invaluable. Their product structure makes it easy to set up your business with everything it needs to look professional and be functional.
To wrap things up, GoDaddy is a great choice for creating your website with; whether it’s your first website or your 1,000th. If not for their customer support then for their team of in-house developers who make the extra cost of GoDaddy hosting totally worth it.
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About The Author
Peter Heise is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. He has over a decade of experience in SEO, online advertising, website design, and marketing for small businesses. Peter is currently president of Correct Digital Inc. and advertising manager of South American Initiative (sai.ngo).