domain.com vs GoDaddy

For some time now, GoDaddy and Domain.com have been head-to-head in terms of landing new customers. It’s a well-balanced match that’s likely to go on for a while. Both hosting services offer great prices for those who also want to register a free domain, although GoDaddy’s basic subscription is slightly cheaper. Nevertheless, users who have tried these services have reported similar levels of satisfaction.

It’s enough to look at their most popular plans to get a feel of how the match between GoDaddy vs Domain.com might go. Where Domain.com offers unlimited storage space, GoDaddy gives me 100 GB – which is still way, way more than I need for a starter website. On the flip side, GoDaddy guarantees unlimited bandwidth, which I care much more about than space, at least at this point. Domain.com has “scaling” options, which is to say that they’re going to make me pay if I want to maintain my website’s responsiveness.

I wouldn’t necessarily jump to conclusions and vouchsafe for either GoDaddy or Domain.com right now, but you can take a look at the figures and judge for yourself.

GodaddyDomain.com
PlanEconomyLinux Basic
Pricingfrom $3.99/monthfrom $3.75/month
Storage100GBUnlimited
BandwidthUnlimitedUnlimited
Free DomainYesNo
SSD StorageYesn/a
SSL CertificateNoNo
CpanelYesother
RAM1GB1GB
Email Accounts1Unlimited
24/7 SupportYesYes
Ideal forSmall to Medium EnterpriseBest for blogs and social websites
HeadquartersUSAUSA

It’s sensible to have a Domain.com vs GoDaddy showdown. The two are, after all, aiming for the same market segment. However, the only thing Domain.com has to show for its higher price is the SSL Certificate, which appears only in GoDaddy’s Ultimate plan. But, to be fair, I can easily setup a free and secure SSL plugin on my WordPress without having to pay anything to anyone, so I don’t know if that should be a deciding factor in any equation.

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As a programmer and a geek, Scott always had a passion for servers. This passion has eventually led him to a deep dive into the hosting world for the past few years. Now he shares all the accumulated knowledge with all of our readers through detailed reviews, comparisons, and guides. His only purpose is to help users make the right choice for their websites, with no exceptions.
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