Godaddy is currently running a 50% off hosting promotion for new customers! If you do not have a website and are thinking about getting started in the online world, Godaddy is a great place to get everything situated. You can register your domain, host it, design it, & manage it all in one place. They have an easy to use admin which you can control everything as well as a vast help section to keep you going if you do get stuck.
There are three types of hosting plans available, all of which are on sale for 50% off right now. All three plans include unlimited hard drive storage, free 24/7 support, a 99.9% up-time guarantee, & a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. If you decide to purchase a 12 month hosting package or higher you will receive a free domain with your purchase.
- Economy Hosting: $2.99/month Economy hosting is the most basic hosting setup you can select. The only downfall to this plan is that you are limited to 1 website which could be an issue in a few months if you decide you want to launch another site or host a site for a friend. Also the custom mobile site feature isn’t available, but you could always create your own mobile site in a sub-directory and redirect traffic to it yourself.
- Deluxe Hosting: 4.49/month Deluxe hosting is the next step up above economy hosting and is a solid starting point for most users. You can setup an unlimited amount of domains & use as much hard-drive space as needed. This is my most recommended hosting plan because there aren’t any real features missing from it. You can setup 500 email addresses, have 25 databases etc. Plenty of room for growth. Keep in mind you can always upgrade to the Ultimate hosting plan if necessary in the future.
- Ultimate Hosting: 7.49/month The only real differences between the deluxe hosting plan and the ultimate hosting plan is the ability to have unlimited email addresses and the 4 value added features. These include: Website Accelerator, Premium DNS, an SSL Certificate, & Malware Scanner. If you need an SSL cert this plan is for you otherwise I’d stick with the deluxe plan.
To compare the various packages yourself and view more details, click here. Remember that you get a free domain when you purchase the 12 month hosting package.