Top 5 Best GoDaddy Alternatives: 2020 Edition

Godaddy Best Alternatives

Seems like it’s a hard time for GoDaddy users, as almost all GoDaddy servers are down, along with thousands of GoDaddy users’ websites hosted on their service.

3 Best GoDaddy Hosting Alternatives

  1. Bluehost
  2. SiteGround
  3. Kinsta (For high end websites)

GoDaddy Alternatives to buying domain name:

  1. Dynadot
  2. NameSilo
  3. NameCheap

Alternatives for GoDaddy email:

  1. Google apps

According to TechCrunch, one of the members of Hacker’s Group Anonymous, (AnonymousUs3r), has taken responsibility for this attack.

GoDaddy’s people are working to repair the issue, but for now if you are looking for hosting options which are the best alternatives to GoDaddy, I have compiled a list which you can refer to if you choose to move your site away from GoDaddy.

Along with websites, email services and those using GoDaddy’s DNS for their domains, all users are facing downtime, as confirmed by GoDaddy’s Twitter site:

Since, there is no ETA on how much time it will take to get your sites on GoDaddy’s servers back up and running,  many GoDaddy alternative sites are coming up with special offers and support for GoDaddy customers facing downtime issues.

Best GoDaddy alternatives for hosting and domain registrar:

One reason I don’t like GoDaddy is their super cluttered dashboard. They do offer tons of features, but a normal user will find it complicated. They really should offer a simple version of their dashboard for non-power users.

If you are planning to transfer domains away from GoDaddy,  NameCheap is your most reliable options. In a short time, they have created a brand name for themselves, and they offer all of the features included with GoDaddy domains.

Other best GoDaddy domain alternatives are:

Web hosting Alternative for Godaddy:

As a hosting alternative to GoDaddy’s hosting service, there are many options, depending on which plan you are moving from. If you are moving from a shared hosting package and need to host 3-5 WordPress blogs or static sites, Bluehost, SiteGround, and A2Hosting are the ideal choices.

I have used both of these hosting services, and they offer great support, and in most cases you will see 99.99% up-time.

Bluehost Hosting

Bluehost hosting also offers one free domain with their hosting plans, offering additional savings.

If you are looking for a hosting based in U.S.A which also offers free migration, you should stick to SiteGround. They offer free website migration.

If you wish to move your WordPress site(s) from GoDaddy to any other host, you can read my guide to moving a WordPress site from one host to another.

If you are not especially technically inclined, you can use the WPXhosting. I have tried their free migration service, and they work fast and efficiently.

Sign up for WPXHosting

How about you? Have you experienced downtime on your GoDaddy sites, or have your sites not been affected?

Let me know your experience.  And if you have transitioned to a new hosting service, let me know which web hosting service you have chosen as an alternative to GoDaddy.

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A blog scientist by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart ❤️. Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and Cryptocurrency space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud and CoinSutra, and a Speaker at Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. He has won numerous awards for his work at ShoutMeLoud. Life motto: Live while you can! Teach & inspire while you could & Smile while you have the teeth.

8 thoughts on “Top 5 Best GoDaddy Alternatives: 2020 Edition”

  1. Here is the catch, if your DNS name is hosted on GoDaddy and you don’t have your DNS transferred to HostGator, you still will suffer the outage, not only hosted sites, but those who purchased domains at GoDaddy and are using GoDaddy as the DNS servers are also down, so make sure you transfer your DNS hosting as well to whatever hosting provider you end up with.

    Also, any hosting provider is subject to same outage, none would be immune, GoDaddy was just the big target, but the type of attack would bring down any of the hosting providers if done against them.

  2. Dude i have 3 domain names hosted with Godaddy DNS, still i haven’t face any problem yet. Thank god i am safe.

  3. I also do not recommend Godaddy for any one. My blog also hosted in Godaddy. but most time my blog is down. Next month I hope to go Hostgator

  4. Well, it seems tough time for GoDaddy. Yes it’s a good chance to grab 2-3 years of package to get most of of it from Hostgator hosting service. Thanks Harsh for this update 🙂

  5. Nilantha Jayawardhana

    Few months ago, GoDaddy came away from ShareASale affiliate marketplace.
    Is this the reason for this?
    Web hosting Buzz is also temporary offline since last month.

  6. Nilantha Jayawardhana

    Many bloggers say “Avoid from EIG Group”

    Then I searched what are companies in EIG Group and I saw that Wikipedia has removed the companies in EIG Group.

    Bluehost, HostGator, JustHost, GoDaddy, and iPage are in EIG Group.

    But, WordPress recommends BlueHost and DreamHost.

    Still, I can’t find a clear answer to “Why we should avoid from EIG Group”.

  7. Godaddy services is really become a pain in my ass. I am looking for some good alternatives and you have just sorted out my problem Harsh. Thanks for this post.

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