Overall Satisfaction with GoDaddy
Being a GoDaddy Pro, I am able to gain access to users' accounts and have full control over their hosting plans and domains (obviously granted access by same). This access allows me to get and prepare all the needed information to get serious work done through development. Normally, inexperienced users are not quite sure what developers are talking about, so the "Delegate Access" control that GoDaddy provides its users, is very helpful for me.
- Delegation of Account Access: full control over hosting and DNS
- cPanel access for FTP/One-Click installs ( php scripts )
- WordPress Staging setup and URL, with temp URL for pre-launch
- GoDaddy does not have their own cache system, but could likely do a lot better in this area
- They could also use some further support in CDN for images and storage
- There is no access to full backend unless you upgrade to VPS
- GoDaddy has generated 50% of my business through their PRO system, having referred me many times for custom WordPress and WooCommerce work.
- GoDaddy does not protect their PRO's in any monetary way or 'contractually'. They are hands-off with the customer and the PRO.
GoDaddy is very user-friendly with BIG call to action buttons and the menu is very user intuitive.
GoDaddy support has been top notch through the times when I needed them most. However, you may have to go through levels of customer service in order to get to the right person that will definitely help you. If you are patient enough, I am more than sure your problem will be solved through their customer support. The fact that their support is 24/7, knowledgeable, and friendly allows me to lean on them when their might be an issue I am not sure how to solve.
If you are looking for a bargain, and are okay with shared hosting, then GoDaddy is perfect, there are 'cheaper' hosting companies out there, however, GoDaddy is by far the most for your money in terms of inexperienced users being able to navigate their way around hosting and DNS.
If you are looking for shared hosting, limited bandwidth and less access to the compute system, then GoDaddy is the right host for you. However, the price increases quite a bit after the first year, and they often lock you for two to three years. Domain registration is on the money though! So, if you are looking for a quality registrar and know what you are doing around DNS, GoDaddy is the perfect fit!