5 Reasons Not to Use Godaddy Hosting

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Before I start discussing my reasons, I have to say that I like Godaddy domain name service and I’ve been using it for over 6 years and they’re just great as a domain name provider.

But when it comes to hosting, that’s a completely different story…

My Top 5 Reasons why Not to Use Godaddy Hosting

  1. It doesn’t play well with WordPress most of the time.
    I can’t remember how many times I installed a website on Godaddy hosting and was able to do that without any problems, they often have issues with WordPress, for some reason they just don’t work well with it.
  2. They don’t let you use a  number of plugins calling them Blacklisted plugins and this is really very strange for me as it includes a number of my favorite plugins and you can see the full list here,
    Blacklisted Plugins on Godaddy
  3. They force their own caching on you once you install WordPress and I find this very annoying when I developing a website in the early stages as having caching on by default at that stage is unnecessary and makes my work a lot harder.
  4. Most of their Economy plans are very restricted in the server resources and last night I spent a whole day trying to simply clone a website to create a development site to try something out, I tried to use most of the top rated backup and clone plugins but none of them worked. I tried Updraft Plus, BackupBuddy, WP Clone, All in One Migrations and Duplicator, and none of them was able to complete the process due to limited server resources.
  5. They don’t sign you out of their Control panel when you’re idle for a while; I’m still logged into my account for two days which is a great security issue IMHO!

How about you?

What’s your experience with Godaddy Hosting?

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2 comments on “5 Reasons Not to Use Godaddy Hosting

elmalak Post author

Hi Fred,
Thank you for pointing out this solution, I didn’t actually know about it.

However, for me, I don’t really like hosts telling me what to use and what not to use, that’s the main issue for me.

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