GoDaddy’s Premium Hosting Plans
In addition to the two site builders, godaddy website builder has a wide-ranging suite of other hosting plans, including Virtual Private Servers (VPSs), and Dedicated servers.
So many plans, in fact, that it can be hard to find and compare them since they’re in disparate parts of their site. I don’t know if this confusion is intentional or if it’s simply chaos resulting from a recent redesign.
They offer both Linux and Windows servers, with the highest-priced hosting tier providing tools for developers.
Except for WordPress-only hosting, GoDaddy’s shared hosting plans give you access to Installatron’s library of 1-click installs.
VPS Hosting Plans
Aside from the confusion, I have managed to get my head around the VPS hosting plans which they offer in four separate tiers.
The cheapest managed VPS plan starts at $29.99/month and comprises of:
- 1 CPU core
- 2 GB RAM
- 40 GB storage
All plans are advertised as managed although self-managed options are available too. Those who prefer to self-managed lose out on:
- AutoSSL functionality with cPanel
- Automated weekly backups
- Automated software updates and patches
- Uptime monitoring
- 1-click installs
These plans are definitely on the higher end of the pricing and performance scale.
Small business owners may want to avoid diving in head first and committing to a dedicated plan of this magnitude — though familiarizing yourself with it never hurts.
The most basic plan priced at $169.99/month consists of the following resources:
- 4 CPU cores @ 3.1GHZ
- 4 GB RAM
- 1 TB RAID-1 storage
- Unmetered Bandwidth
- 3 Dedicated IPs
- Free SSL Certificate (1 year)
Further notable server specs for the savvy shoppers include root access and additional back-up services.
Management of Dedicated Servers
All dedicated plans come with three management options in form of Self-Managed, Managed and Fully Managed.
While the likes of migrations, additional dedicated IPs are included in the upper managed plans, root access is only available for self-managed plans. If this is something you are in desperate need of – keep an eye out.