InterServer Vs Godaddy: Which to Choose

There are many reasons why an online business might want to use InterServer instead of Godaddy. There is a lot of information out there about the benefits and disadvantages, but in this article, we’re going to focus on some key points that can help you decide which one is right for you.

First, let’s talk about pricing: how much does it cost?

InterServer offers shared hosting starting at $2.5 per month (with discounts available for yearly packages). That means with an annual package, your first year would start at $2.5 total ($2.55 * 12 months). If you need more power than what a standard shared hosting package provides, they offer VPS Hosting starting at $6 per month.

Godaddy offers shared hosting starting at $8.99 per month (with discounts available for yearly packages at $5.99 a year). If you need more power than what a standard package provides, they offer VPS Hosting starting at $4.99 per month.

The Benefits of using Godaddy

One of Godaddy’s main advantages is that they offer free domain name registration when you buy hosting. This can be big savings for many developers who are only interested in the hosting and are not worried about purchasing their domain name (although you can buy domains from InterServer too). However, there can sometimes be limitations on how long you can use this domain name.

Godaddy

Godaddy
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SPECIFICATIONS

Domain name | Share Hosting | VPS Hosting | Dedicated Hosting | WordPress Hosting | Customer Support

REASONS TO BUY

High-End Security

Affordable

Simple Interface

Easy to use

REASONS TO AVOID

Not Good Customer Services.

Hosting is slow sometimes.

VPS Expensive

The Benefits of using InterServer

InterServer offers a wide variety of hosting packages, which can be beneficial for developers who are unsure about what they are looking for. They also offer free domain registration when you purchase hosting with them. In addition, InterServer has 5 9s of uptime, which means their servers are unlikely to go down.

InterServer has its own “free domain” offers in the form of Seasonal Deals throughout the year, which can beat Godaddy’s offer, but it depends on your needs.

InterServer

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SPECIFICATIONS

Domain name | Share Hosting | VPS Hosting | Dedicated Hosting | WordPress Hosting | Customer Support

REASONS TO BUY

Uptime guarantee

Best VPS Services

Award-winning

Customer support

REASONS TO AVOID

Limited services

Slower load speeds

How quickly will you get help when you need it?

InterServer has a support phone number, and tickets can be submitted in real-time for your convenience. In addition, they have a very active support ticket system that will give you an update on the status of your issue every five minutes until it’s resolved or given a reason why it can’t be fixed right away.

While Godaddy also has a phone number, they provide 24/7 email-based customer service with guaranteed responses within eight hours. They also offer a knowledge base that makes it easy to find solutions without waiting for someone to reply to your question.

For any experienced web developer, downtime can mean big trouble. InterServer has an advantage in uptime with five 9s of reliability (99.999% annual uptime). Godaddy’s uptime is unreliable, with four 9s of reliability (99.90% yearly uptime).

Another thing to consider is the control panel you’ll be using to manage your hosting account.

Godaddy uses cPanel 86.0.30, which has a wide variety of administration tools that are easy to use.

InterServer uses ServerPilot, which they claim is more powerful than cPanel 100.0 and makes it easier for developers who are familiar with the command-line interface.

Overall, InterServer offers a wider range of hosting packages and gives you more value for your dollar when you choose an annual plan (and as we mentioned earlier, they also offer discounts on all their products). With that said, Godaddy is very competitive and the cheapest option for developers who already own a domain name.

InterServerGoDaddy
Hosting TypesShared (Linux and Windows), reseller, email hosting, e-commerce hosting, VPS (Linux, Windows, WordPress), dedicated serversShared (Linux and Windows), business hosting, reseller, WordPress hosting (managed and unmanaged), VPS, dedicated servers
Free Domain
Free SSL With some plans
Disk Space30 GB – Unlimited20 GB – Unlimited
Bandwidth1 TB – UnlimitedUnlimited
Automatic BackupsDaily, Weekly
Control PanelcPanel, DirectAdmin, PleskcPanel, Plesk
Email AccountsUnlimited1 Free
Free CDNWith WordPress hosting only
Free Site MigrationOnly with the fully managed WordPress hosting plans
Money-Back Guarantee30 days30 days for annual plans and 48 hours for monthly plans

Both InterServer and Godaddy provide for security. They both offer a firewall to block hackers, spambots, malware, trojans, phishing attacks, and DOS attacks. That being said, one is not necessarily better than the other when it comes to features related to security.

What makes InterServer more appealing is that they are ISO 27001 certified. This certification provides an added layer of protection for your online transactions. For example, suppose you are using SSL encryption on your hosting account with InterServer. In that case, you will be able to take advantage of that certification – this means that passwords and personal information will be encrypted through the use of private keys and public keys while also encrypting archives and files before transmission.

The company also offers Network Firewall to block hackers, spambots, malware, trojans, phishing attacks, and DOS attacks. Suppose you are using SSL encryption on your hosting account with InterServer. In that case, you will be able to take advantage of that certification – this means that passwords and personal information will be encrypted through the use of private keys and public keys while also encrypting archives and files before transmission.

Furthermore, as an ISO 27001 certified company, they also follow audit guidelines that include data security, security policies and procedures, physical controls, access control measures for staff and contractors involved in processing your data, etc.

Final Words

InterServer and Godaddy are great hosting companies with a lot to offer, but the best choice for your business will depend on what’s most important to you. For example, if price is an issue, InterServer may be the perfect match because it’s often less expensive than comparable plans from other providers like Bluehost or HostGator. However, if customer service and live chat support matter more to you (or if you’re not confident in your technical abilities), go with Godaddy, who has over two decades of experience working with customers who need help getting set up or troubleshooting problems when they arise. But again, this depends on what’s most important to you! If budget is a key factor, for instance-Godaddy isn’t going to be the best choice.

Mike Anderson
Mike is a PC hardware enthusiast who has been writing about PCs and technology since he graduated from Iqra University. He started blogging about 5 years ago as a way to share his passion for technology with others, and he continues to write today because he loves it.