GoDaddy was founded in 1997, it is a privately held company that is primarily an internet domain registrar and web hosting company. They filed for an IPO (Initial Public Offering) in 2006 and later canceled it due to “market uncertainties”, but is preparing for IPO as of March 2014. in addition to domain registration and hosting GoDaddy also sells e-business related software and services. On June 24, 2011 the Wall Street Journal reported that private-equity firms KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) and Silver Lake Partners, along with a third investor, were nearing a deal to buy the company for between $2-2.5 billion. On Jul 1, 2011 GoDaddy confirmed that KKR, Silver Lake Partners, and Technology Crossover Ventures had closed the deal. Although the purchase price was not officially announced it was reported to be $2.25 billion, for 65% of the company. As of December 2011, Bob Parsons (founder GoDaddy on January 6, 2013).
Nearly as old as the internet itself, GoDaddy was born to give people an easy, affordable way to get their ideas online. Today GoDaddy has more than 12 million customers around the world, they are No.1 the world’s largest domain name registrar and over 57 million domains under management, they have more than 4,000 employees.
They definitely know what they are doing and you can count on their service to be reliable and competent, they also provide a massive domain auction and you can expect GoDaddy to be somewhat more commercial minded and less personal. With that being said, how much you can trust, I bet is 100%, they are popular brand name and their Ads so impress that they get the prize on 2013.
Their plan package price is a little bit not competitive, starting from $3.49/moth with length 12 months with single website-this is Economy plan, if you want more than 01 website then you should choose the Deluxe plan $4.49/month, their all plan include 99.9% uptime guarantee. Beside that they not offer free set up the site, starting from $1/month for website builder, you can select 3 months or 12 months with this price.
4. Control panel:
This helps the beginners easily to set up their site, there are 02 options you should go with: choose Linux with cPanel control panel if you’re going to use PHP, Perl or CGI scripting. Their Linux accounts use a MySQL database, and choose Windows with Plesk control panel if you’re going to use ASP or ASP.NET. Their Windows hosting customers typically use a SQL Server (MS SQL) or Access database.
The file manager, domain manager and database manager are all fantastic, easy to use.
Likewise others, GoDaddy offer 24/7 with many options you can contact them, the time waiting is less than 5 minutes (normally) for phone call and live chat, and less than 24 hours for email response, the online FAQs section contains useful information is the best place for beginner to do research or you can contact them directly, despite of over 12 million customers out there, their support team perform their task great to solve the customer’s issues properly.
Although some people don’t like the fees for add-on features, but GoDaddy hosting has proven to be an efficient and versatile hosting provider, is well known brand name in the world. Their goal is much the same, help people easily start, confidently grow and successfully run your own ventures. In short, to help you kick ass, online and off!