[closed] Do I need Godaddy ? (8 posts)

  1. foamy
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello out there! I recently had Godaddy host my domain name and signed up with their WordPress version. It cost $48. Do I need them? Can I just have them host my domain name and email and download the free version of WordPress from this site and build my blogsite that way?


  2. GoDaddy does not, to the best of my knowledge, have a WordPress 'version.' They do have an install script, but it's free last I heard.

    Are you sure the $48 wasn't just for your hosting?

  3. studmf1
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Please do not let GoDaddy confuse you. They are a great place to get a low price domain, but there is no need for special hosting. [advertisement redacted]

  4. Eyal
    Posted 4 years ago #

    true, and also their prices for domain name not that great also. i'm using a host company with better deal for hosting and cheaper prices for domain.
    do some search.

  5. AardvarkGirl
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I work for a small web development company, we build custom solutions in ColdFusion as well as do standard html, and also develop in WordPress.

    Our hosting, which is $150 yearly, is more expensive than GoDaddy. I recently did a website for a friend, and I set him up on GoDaddy because the yearly hosting was waaaaaaay cheaper than charging him for hosting through my work place.

    Now... I'm not about to give him tech support *wink* which is why I set him up on GoDaddy. But GoDaddy didn't charge any special 'hosting' fee for the WordPress set up. The hosting for 'WordPress' was the same as any standard hosting account - it just so happened to have the files for install 'right there'.

    Now, if you can find cheaper hosting and cheaper domain names else where? Have at it. I just set my friend up at GoDaddy because we buy all our domains from them at our office and I've never once had a bad customer support experience with them (and we purchase some 150+ domain names per year).


  6. magster
    Posted 4 years ago #

    NOBODY needs Godaddy. Their site led me to a place where it looked as thought I had to pay $2.99 to upgrade the server for WordPress and it turned out to be something else entirely.

    I highly recommend Hostgator.

  7. NickiP1
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have hosting through GoDaddy and installed Word Press for free through their apps link (they also have Joomla among other CMS apps). My initial install was not successful and I could not figure out why but I sent their support a mail and they quickly reinstalled it and got it up and running. I think their service is excellent, but you pay a premium for it. As a newbie to web publishing, I appreciate having the support, but more advanced players can probably save a bundle on hosting somewhere else.

  8. Okay, since we don't permit hosting rec. threads, I'm closing this.

    You need A webhost to run self-hosted WordPress.

    Find one you like :)

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