There are some instances where webmasters want to select a shared hosting solution from eHost and GoDaddy. Founded in 1996, eHost has developed into a large web host who focuses on the shared hosting. GoDaddy, established in 1997, is well-known for the domain name registration service. This article is useful for webmasters who want to make a wise choice.
In order to present an objective comparison, we not only make some tests for the two web hosts but also have a reference to the feedbacks from real customers. To start with, we would like to invite webmasters to read the below rating table which helps them have a general idea about the shared hosting quality.
The Advantages of eHost
To be honest, it is nice for eHost to provide a cheap hosting plan and include rich resources inside the plan.
Cheaper hosting fee
eHost has launched an all-in-one plan which includes everything webmasters need to manage website(s). With a 50% considerable discount, the new comers who place an order on the 3-year plan will enjoy the lowest price - $2.75/mo. With the same discount, however, the GoDaddy plans are charged for more than $3.99/mo. Here we have made a table for webmasters to learn the detailed pricing information.
|Full Refund||30 Days||45 Days|
It is obvious that eHost is cheaper than GoDaddy, but webmasters should stay away from eHost if they run an ecommerce site and need enough room for growth. Though webmasters are required to pay higher prices for the shared hosting plans of GoDaddy, they are able to upgrade their package. However, they need to pay attention that the GoDaddy monthly plans only come with a 48-hour full refund policy.
Under normal circumstances, webmasters not only want a cheap hosting plan but also care much about the features. For the better understanding, we take the eHost plan and a GoDaddy plan (Economy) as an example. It is eHost that comes with richer features, such as, a lifetime free domain, $100 marketing credits, unlimited websites, disk storage, data transfer, mailboxes, FTP users, and MySQL databases.
|Free Domain||Lifetime||1 Year|
|Disk Storage||Unlimited||100 GB|
|Free Website Builder|
The Advantage of GoDaddy - More Reliable Hosting Environment
However, eHost is inferior to GoDaddy who is able to provide a more reliable hosting environment. We have no idea how eHost has made its own efforts to get a 99.9% uptime because there is little detailed information about the hosting infrastructures, such as, data centers and servers. However, GoDaddy is the winner who achieves the average of 99.93% uptime due to the below efforts.
- GoDaddy houses more than 37,000 servers in 9 top-tier data centers.
- The data centers located across the world come with 24/7 monitoring, redundant power system, etc.
- GoDaddy also creates backups for the data.
eHost VS GoDaddy – Similarities
There are some similarities why eHost and GoDaddy are far from a good hosting provider. Both have a long way to deliver a fast speed and provide a good customer service.
Both long server response time
Since eHost and GoDaddy can guarantee a high uptime, webmasters may hold an expectation that the two web hosts can also do a good job in achieving a fast speed. To their disappointment, both fail to guarantee a fast hosting environment with more than 700ms server response time. We find the reason why many users have complained a lot about the slow speed.
Both poor customer service
Now that both are experienced in the hosting service, eHost and GoDaddy should know that webmasters will benefit a lot from a good customer service. However, neither of them attaches enough importance to the customer service quality.
eHost not only needs to create a knowledgebase with much more helpful articles but also needs to create a solid support team. In most cases, the GoDaddy support team can solve the issues in a quick and professional manner. However, the users may fall into trouble because the chat support is only available for business hours. Besides, there are some instances where the users are not able to well express themselves through a phone call.
After our in-depth review, webmasters can select the affordable eHost plan which comes with rich features and a good uptime if they just set up a personal blog. Due to the slow speed and poor support, eHost is not a good hosting provider for the improvement of online presence. Moreover, webmasters will be bothered to transfer from eHost to another when their business grows.
If webmasters have a higher requirement, they can jump out of eHost and GoDaddy and then turn their eyes towards some excellent hosting providers who can also deliver a fast speed and provide a good customer service.