GoDaddy Alternatives For 2020. Last year, we made a blog post discussing alternatives to GoDaddy in the categories of web hosting, domain name registration, and concluding with the best overall alternative. Not much has changed in the past year, but we still feel inclined to provide an update for 2020
GoDaddy Domain Name Alternatives
GoDaddy is one of the largest domain registrars currently around, and they really do perform quite well in this department. They frequently run sales for domain names, and while Sunshine Tech and Media still sells domain names for cheaper, their prices are admittedly quite fair.
Domain names renew on a yearly basis, meaning that you get charged based on one year increments.
GoDaddy currently registers .com domain names for $17.99/year (without a discount).
Some notable competitors for domain names are NameCheap and Ionos. NameCheap currently registers .com domain names for $8.88/year (on the first year), while Ionos famously registers .com domain names for $1/year – again, for the first year.
Even we, Sunshine Tech and Media, are a notable company to look into for domain names, as we sell .com domain names for just $9.99/year for the first year, followed by $11.99/year.
GoDaddy Web Hosting Alternatives
Second to domain names, GoDaddy is known for their web hosting. Currently, they offer shared web hosting which starts at $8.99/month. It is worth noting that GoDaddy, for this price, still utilizes non-cloud servers, mechanical HDD drives, and doesn’t provide the amenities which should be included in this price.
Typically, web hosting plans are charged by a monthly fee, with discounts for those who register for annual plans.
Now, we may sound biased, but web hosting is a department where we, Sunshine Tech and Media, are overall superior in. We start our shared hosting with unlimited NVMe SSD storage, unlimited websites, cPanel, 3GHz+ Intel® Xeon® processors, and much more at just $2.99/month, and we include a free .com domain (with a biennial subscription) and a free SSL certificate with all hosting packages.
Click here to view a chart comparing us to some of our competitors.
Best Overall Alternative To GoDaddy
Obviously we have a bias towards Sunshine Tech and Media, and we will always recommend ourselves to you. However, if you do not feel comfortable taking our word for that, check out some of our features or look at some notable alternatives, such as NameHero or SiteGround.