More and more new websites are created almost on a daily basis and with the increasing number comes the increasing demand for web hosting services.
Web hosting is actually an internet service that allows people to make their website accessible whenever other people search them through the World Wide Web. The companies that provide this service is known as Web Hosts. These web hosts allow their clients to access their servers for their websites. These hosts may also provide internet connectivity, typically for data centers. When clients access the servers provided by the web hosts, through subscription, these hosts become responsible for making sure that the websites are up and running, as well as, make sure that the websites are secure and the software are all up-to-date.
At the present, this service is widely gaining popularity and many web hosting providers have surfaced. Two of the well-known web hosts today are GoDaddy and HostPapa. Many are quite confused which of the two is better, so to provide a sort of insight to which is better, below is an overview of what each host offers, their feature and the pros and cons of each.
GoDaddy is a public trading web hosting and domain registrar company that was founded in 1997. Its data center, with 65,000 square foot area, is situated at the United States.
According to the most recent internet web hosting account of web hosts, as of January 2016, the site is said to have reached 61 million domain names under its wings and more than 13 million clients all over the world. Due to this vast number, it is now hailed as the world’s largest accredited registrar for ICANN.
GoDaddy mainly provides both domain registration and web hosting services. However, it also provides website security services for those of you who want your websites to be secure, as well as, website building for those who want to have their own website, email plans for those who want professional looking emails and authentication tools, business and marketing solutions such as search engine optimization, and GoDaddy product reselling. Purchasing a subscription will cost you around $1/month.
Although GoDaddy is a go-to for many website owners to host their websites, it has been also a subject of many controversies and complaints, as well as, many positive and good remarks. To provide a clearer view of the company, here are the pros and cons:
Pros: largest domain registrar, wide array of services provided, can host either Windows or Linux, unlimited bandwidth and disk space, host unlimited number of websites, host unlimited websites, and many special offers and promotional discounts
Cons: not consistent fast internet website speed, no live chat customer support, high site restoration cost, limited MySQL database, abrupt removal of site due to complains.
HostPapa is another web hosting service provider that has also become popular in the past years. The company is based in Canada and has another in New York. The web host supports green hosting, a web hosting which uses green technologies to minimize the repercussions and impact to the environment. These technologies include using low-voltage computer hardware and equipment, isolating cold air from hot air that is produced by servers, and many other methods.
The main service provided by HostPapa is its web hosting service. The company provides shared web hosting for those who want the cheaper hosting service and wish to have the host deal with most of the jobs, as well as, VPS web hosting for those who want independence on their subscription which includes being able to customize the disk space and have a personal set of services. The company also offers website building services for those who wants to own their own site but do not want to create their own or do not know how. Each monthly subscription is worth about $1.95.
HostPapa has many loyal customers for their services, as well as, bashers for controversial issues. Below is an outline of the pros and cons of the service provider:
Pros: flexible pricing, unlimited data transfers and unlimited domains in all subscription plans, self-help tutorials, 24/7 live customer support through phone or chat, 30-day money-back guarantee, free domain name registration with hosting subscription
Cons: No dedicated WordPress hosting, no available single-month shared hosting option, no free domain, lagging server speed and performance
Whichever of the two you will choose take time to consider what each can offer and which can provide you with the best service.