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GoDaddy vs. HostGator vs. BlueHostThis GoDaddy vs. HostGator vs. BlueHost review is for the average small business, who expects less than 500 visitors a day to their website.  For a site with this amount of traffic we recommend going with a shared hosting plan which is going to cost less than $10 a month.

Best Site For Website Hosting: Godaddy

Godaddy HostGator BlueHost
First Year Monthly Cost
$3.49 $3.96 $4.95
Second Year Monthly Cost
Currently $6.99 currently $6.95 Currently $11.99
Free Domain?
Yes No Yes
Free Email
Yes (100 emails and up to 100 MB of storage) Yes (unlimited) Yes  (unlimited)
Customer Service
US 24/7/365 US 24/7/365 US 24/7/365
Bandwidth/Storage
Unlimited Bandwidth /100 GB of Storage Unlimited Bandwidth/Unlimited Storage Unlimited Bandwidth/Unlimited Storage
Free Coupons
$100 Google Adwords$50 Bing Ads$50 Facebook $100 Google Adwords $100 Google Adwords

Why We Chose Godaddy

First and foremost we chose Godaddy because we host a number of our sites with them as well as sites that we handle for some of our small business customers.  Their support is fantastic and will walk you through how to do just about anything you need to regarding setting up the hosting, installing wordpress or whatever else you need.

They are also the least expensive option and offer $100 more in free advertising credits than Bluehost and Hostgator.  While they do have a couple of restrictions (100 MB of email storage and 100 GB of web hosting storage) that the other two options reviewed do not have, this should be plenty of space for the average small business website.

Why we chose to rate Godaddy vs. HostGator vs. Bluehost?

We chose to rate Godaddy vs. Bluehost vs. Hostgator because they are 3 of the most well known hosting companies in the US.  Godaddy is one of the largest hosting companies in the world, and advertises heavily on Television so they are probably the most well known.  We also use them personally.  While Bluehost and Hostgator are both a lot smaller than Godaddy, they are very well publicized if you do any searching for web hosting reviews and the like on Google, due to their aggressive payouts to people who are willing to promote their company on their websites.

To sign up for our recommended Godaddy hosting package go here.  If you would like to know more about how website hosting works see our article on the topic here.

That’s our article for today.  If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comments section below.

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