Decent for Domain Registration but Reconsider Hosting
February 23, 2022

Decent for Domain Registration but Reconsider Hosting

Jim Nelson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Modules Used

  • Web Hosting
  • GoSaddy Pro

Overall Satisfaction with GoDaddy

As a website developer, I support clients with their domain registration, web hosting, and development needs. Some clients come to me with existing sites hosted on GoDaddy. The platform does not address problems my clients have. Rather, its various tools and limitations tend to cause problems, technical complications, and stress.
  • Easy to register domains
  • Good at upselling products and add-ons
  • Very good at advertising
  • Poor implementation of cPanel interface
  • Complicated SSL Manangement
  • Admin/Support intervention required for many tasks
  • Some clients were forced to pay more than necessary for certain features.
  • I have spent too many hours in chat and on the phone with GoDaddy support than I care to count.
  • Transferring domains from GoDaddy has proven to be challenging.
Whenever new clients come to me for website development, I begin our relationship by asking about domain registration and website hosting. I cringe when they say they use GoDaddy and often warn them that additional time and effort may be required to accomplish their goals. Other platforms I regularly use like HostGator, Bluehost, and DreamHost make it much easier to manage to host and install CMS software like WordPress.

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Managing SSL for domains hosted on GoDaddy can be a nightmare for those inexperienced with configuring HTTPS for their website. The only way this platform simplifies the process of installing and configuring SSL is if certificates are purchased directly from GoDaddy - at some of the most expensive rates compared to other sources. When I last used their Website Builder tool years ago, I experienced numerous design and compatibility issues.