If you’ve watched professional sports anytime during the last few years, you’ve probably seen commercials for the web host Go Daddy. These commercials typically place Danica Patrick and other attractive women wearing skimpy clothing in sexually suggestive situations. Does Go Daddy have anything interesting to offer other than the soft-core porn advertising? Read on to find out.
The Good – Go Daddy is cheap! For $5.99 / month, you can get a generous 100 MB of space. Go Daddy also offers numerous discounts. You can always find coupon codes on www.retailmenot.com and other similar sites. If that seems like too much trouble, you can try leaving your checkout process incomplete which often triggers a reminder e-mail offering a substantial discount. Go Daddy also makes it extremely simple to get started. In less than 5 minutes, you can have a basic website up and running.
Next we’ll move on to the bad news. Go Daddy has a tendency to make simple tasks needlessly complex. For instance, unless you opt for the auto-pay option, it is difficult to renew your hosting service. Before you can renew, you are forced to click through 3 to 5 screens with multiple available options. More advanced options have challenges of their own. For instance, if you want to use an FTP program, the necessary settings are not easily accessible.
On the whole, Go Daddy offers a good value, but is probably not the best choice for more complex websites. I would give it an overall rating of 4 out of 5.