GoDaddy Ultimate Hosting Package Review – My Personal Experiences (2021)

Some personal experiences from my week long search for a new host. GoDaddy Ultimate package was my first host. Sadly even with their higher level shared hosting my site speed was enough to make customers leave.
So I tried Siteground. Really good speed. Nice backend with a cpanel clone and good optimization plugin, similar to WP Rocket I think.

GoDaddy WordPress Hosting Package Review

Sadly there are a few issues that they could not address. If you want to use the integrated Cloudflare option they offer, you are forced to use WWW URLs. Fine if that’s how you like it but I spent years and money on my branding so that was not an option. Setting up your own non Integrated Cloudflare requires you to set up the name servers/dns with cloudflare so it does become rather complicated. Pity…

Then I went to cloudways, More expensive but more customisable. The backend is not cpanel looking and you do need to know a few old school tricks, like what FTP means. But ultimately it has its own CDN built in (not free) and also cache so pretty good all round.

In the end because of the www issue, I had to go with cloudways, but bottom line is that either of the two are lightyears faster than GoDadday’s Ultimate shared WordPress hosting.