GoDaddy and WebHostingHub are two large web solution providers engaged in domain registration and hosting services. In case our readers are puzzled about which one is the superior choice for web hosting, we have made a comprehensive comparison of their services.
We’ve been following GoDaddy for several months and WebHostingHub for more than a year. So this review is based on our firsthand information. We’ve also collected verified customer feedbacks to be more objective and convincing. The comparison involves every key aspect including pricing, features, performance and technical support.
GoDaddy VS WebHostingHub > Plans & Pricing
GoDaddy offers three web hosting solutions named as Economy, Deluxe and Ultimate, each priced at $6.99/mo, $8.99/mo, and $14.99/mo regularly. Currently, this company is offering a 50% discount for all plans, thus the discounted price for each plan stands at $3.49/mo, $4.49/mo and $7.49/mo.
WebHostingHub used to offer only one hosting plan called Spark priced at $3.99/mo. To meet the growing needs of their regular patrons, it has created another two powerful and budget plans called Nitro and Dynamo with a starting price of $6.99/mo and $10.99/mo. The price is as low as $1.99/mo for the first three months with 2 to 3-year plans.This special price is exclusive to people signing up through this promotional link.
|Money Back||45 Days||90 Days|
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As for refund period, GoDaddy offers a 45-day money back guarantee while WebHostingHub offers a 90-day full refund guarantee and an anytime money back guarantee as well. In this sense, it is a more secure choice than GoDaddy even though its price is somewhat higher than GoDaddy’s discounted price. It can be inferred that WebHostingHub is more confident with its hosting services.
GoDaddy VS WebHostingHub > Features
GoDaddy is never a match for WebHostingHub in terms of hosting features. Take the Economy Plan for example. The resources and tools included in Economy only meet the basic demands of personal websites. Judging from its customer feedbacks, many Economy users had to move to Deluxe or Ultimate or cancel services directly because of resource inadequacy.
WebHostingHub, on the other hand, offers the best of everything for its users. The scalable Spark plan comes with unlimited resources to cater to the needs of beginners and skilled webmasters. The following facts are enough to speak for themselves-
- Unlimited storage, bandwidth, websites, email addresses, parked domains and MySQL databases;
- Flexible and secure email features: SPAM Safe Protection, Secure POP3/IMAP, 3Web-Mail Clients, Mobile Device Compatible;
- Shopping Carts: Zen Cart, Cube Cart, osCommerce;
- $175 marketing offers on Google and Bing&Yahoo;
- Multiple popular CMS including Joomla, Drupal, Moodle, WordPress, etc;
- Useful tools for hosting blogs, forums, photo galleries, and more.
The following table is a comparison of resource between Economy and Spark to help readers get a better understanding of them.
|Plan in Comparison||Economy||Spark|
GoDaddy VS WebHostingHub > Performance
There are many complaints about the slow speed with GoDaddy hosting plans. Not all of these complaints are groundless. According to our real-time monitoring, its loading speed averages 785ms during the past four weeks. WebHostingHub does much better than this. The following chart shows that its server response time is about 390ms.
As for uptime, we haven’t experienced serious downtime with either of them yet. The monitoring result looks pretty good for both of them as shown by the reliability chart.
However, we did find more stable performance with the Spark plan. This is partly because WebHostingHub is a more experienced web hosting provider. It uses a propriety method called HUB Power Unit to calculate the power level of each hosting plan. Thus the resources allocated to each account are 100% guaranteed.
GoDaddy VS WebHostingHub > Technical Support
GoDaddy provides technical support through phone, email and chat. But the chat channel is only available from 5 a.m. to midnight. Users can also browse their blog or articles in the support center for useful tips.
In comparison, WebHostingHub offers better support channels and more considerate services. Their friendly technician can be reached via chat, phone and email anytime. Its help center offers a variety of tutorials and know-hows written in plain language. The best part is their on-boarding call service. Shortly after we signed up their Spark plan, a professional staff reached us via phone and accompanied us through the whole setup process and answered all our questions patiently.
Conclusion > WebHostingHub Is Recommended
With the above aspects reviewed, we conclude that WebHostingHub is a much better hosting provider than GoDaddy. It offers more cost-effective plans, more reliable performance, and heartier customer services.