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Network Solutions vs GoDaddy

Last updated: Author Scott Whatley

You may think it harsh of me to claim that GoDaddy and Network Solutions aren’t even in the same race, but that’s the cold, hard truth. However, if you’re anything me when it comes to recommendations, you’re not going to take me at face value. Instead, you’ll take the GoDaddy vs Network Solutions match-up even further. You’ll want to see data and in-depth comparisons and, luckily, plenty of that is about to follow.

As a general rule, I dislike taking the easy stance by claiming that either GoDaddy or Network Solutions is the better of the two, but, in this particular case one service simply out-classes the other across the board.

You’ll see this throughout my value analysis of the two services. For example, GoDaddy’s Economy pack lets me register a free domain, gives me 100 GB of storage space, and free e-mail, while NS’s Starter is only 15GB of space and no free domain registration. You may disagree with me, but take a look at the features below and tell me if I’m not right.

GodaddyNetwork Solutions
PlanSharedShared
Pricingfrom $3.99/monthfrom $3.99/month
Storage100GBUnlimited
BandwidthUnlimitedUnlimited
Free DomainYesYes
SSD StorageYesn/a
SSL CertificateNon/a
Money-back Guarantee30 Daysn/a
Email Accounts1Unlimited
24/7 SupportYesYes
One-click installsYesYes
24/7 Security MonitoringYesNo
CpanelYesYes
HeadquartersUSAUSA

So far, this is the data I can offer to help you resolve the dispute between Network Solutions vs GoDaddy. From very basic plans, where the latter raises the stakes considerably, to high-traffic offers, GoDaddy has more features, top tier support, and a better uptime. I may see a different, better race in the future, say, if GoDaddy decides to stop competing for a season or two, but it’s unlikely that such a thing would ever happen.

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