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The Comparison Between WebHostingHub VS GoDaddy on WordPress Hosting Service

updated on Nov 04, 2014
The Comparison Between WebHostingHub VS GoDaddy on WordPress Hosting Service WebHostingHub is a relatively small company compared with GoDaddy, but does that mean GoDaddy has done a better job than WebHostingHub in every aspect? Don't make the conclusion too easily before having a deep look into the service they offer.

The 2 companies have a lot of differences, while in this article, their comparison mainly focuses on the quality of WordPress hosting service, including WordPress hosting compatibility, reliability, performance, features, technical support, and price. The analysis and results are based on our real hosting experience and hundreds of verified customer reviews.

Editorial Ratings

Before writing this comparison, we have carefully reviewed the 2 companies' backgrounds, reputation and all the aspects of their WordPress hosting service, and then worked out a series of detailed ratings on their overall service, control panel, reliability, and technical support. The reviews are largely impacted by the performance of the sample WordPress site hosted with WebHostingHub and GoDaddy respectively.

Editorial RatingWebHostingHubGoDaddy
Control Panel
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WordPress Hosting Price

WordPress Hosting PriceWebHostingHub offers its high-quality web hosting plans designed to meet various demands such as blogs, small businesses, forums, and so on. What's more, it allows subscribers going through the promotional link below to get a considerable discount for the plans, which reduces the price down to $1.95/mo. Note that the best price is only valid for at least two-year registration and applies to the first three months of hosting service.

The plan is fairly cheap, but it still includes many beneficial extras, such as 1 free domain name, $100 Google AdWords credits, $75 Bing/Yahoo search credits, and $25 Twitter ads credits. These pay-per-click ads credits play an important role in promoting WordPress blogs and driving quality traffic to them.

WebHostingHub Promotional Link Activation

Being different from WebHostingHub, GoDaddy has 3 upgradable web hosting plans named Economy, Deluxe and Ultimate which are priced from $3.49/mo, $4.49/mo and $7.49/mo respectively. To be honest, this price is not quite affordable – even much higher than some cheap VPS plans, especially considering that the guaranteed server resources are a little bit limited.

There is one advantage coming with the plans. GoDaddy is generous in providing customers with ads credits. For example, subscribers to any plan among the 3 have access to $100 Google AdWords credits, $50 Bing ads credits, and $50 Facebook ads credits.

WordPress Hosting Features

When it comes to features, WebHostingHub and GoDaddy are really set apart from each other. Because the WordPress hosting features included in their web hosting plans have not so many similarities except for unlimited bandwidth. In below, we have taken WebHostingHub all-in-one plan to compare with all GoDaddy plans. Read the following table for details.

Plan in ViewStarter PlanEconomy PlanDeluxe Plan
Free domain $1.99/mo $1.99/mo
Multiple Sites
Disk space Unlimited 10GB 150GB
Email Storage Unlimited 100MB 500MB
PHP 5.2.17 & 5.3.10 5.2.x 5.2.x
MySQL Unlimited 10x1GB 25x1GB
Money Back Guarantee90 Days30 Days
ConclusionRecommendedNot RecommendedNot Recommended

In fact, WebHostingHub is more rich-features and they doesn't restrict the customer usage although it doesn't mean the UNLIMITED is really true in the real world. If you're looking for a web host to host multiple websites on 1 account, GoDaddy Economy 4GH is certainly not enough. GoDaddy Deluxe shall be an option, but it's up to 50% more expensive than WebHostingHub.

WordPress Hosting Reliability

Both of WebHostingHub and GoDaddy claim to offer 99.9% server and network uptime. According to the close monitoring of the sample WordPress site, they have well fulfilled the commitment, but there is still a small difference, just as the following uptime statistics.
  • webhostinghub: averages 99.99% in the past 6 months.
  • godaddy: averages 99.91% in the past 6 months.

WordPress Hosting Performance

WordPress Hosting PerformanceWebHostingHub operates 2 state-of-the-art data centers located on the east coast and west coast of the US, both of which utilize 100% factory-tested Dell servers, BGP smart routing, 10 gigabit Ethernet connection, route optimization, as well as 24x7 server to guarantee the best network performance.

GoDaddy owns, runs, and supports several data centers in Iowa, Arizona, California, etc. the data centers also feature full network, firewall protection, virus detection and cleaning, etc. However, website performance is always the biggest concern for GoDaddy, as we have kept receiving complaints that GoDaddy is really slow for WordPress.

To verify the true condition, we searched Google and found that there were really many user complaints about the slow WordPress site loading speed of GoDaddy. Even there were many discussion in the WordPress official support center, seeing the screenshot as below.

GoDaddy WordPress Slow

Also, in the past half a year, we have monitored the server response time of both WebHostingHub and GoDaddy, and the result shows that the servers of the former company respond 100% faster than those of GoDaddy on average. The monitoring statistics of the past 30 days are in the following chart.

WordPress Hosting Technical Support

WordPress Hosting Technical SupportThe common feature in this aspect is that both of the 2 companies have a dedicated support team professional in WordPress hosting and reachable 24x7. The difference, however, lies in the ways that their customers can get in contact with a real staff.

WebHostingHub allows customers to access the support team via phone, live chat and email, while GoDaddy doesn't support live chat, the recognized easiest and most efficient way of chatting with a support staff. Another common complaint about GoDaddy is that this company sometimes outsources the support to lower salary countries like India.

Our Recommendation

Based on the facts discussed above, we personally recommend WebHostingHub, for the web hosting service from this company is more affordable, and performs better for WordPress reliability and performance. GoDaddy has been the recognized #1 in domain registration, but is just a little bit lagged behind in WordPress hosting.