You will agree that having a successful website involves much more than just creating a great looking website with tonnes of features. One of the major challenges is to maintain the site after getting it hosted on a reliable web hosting platform.
Different people give importance to different criteria when choosing their ideal web host for their site or blog. You will definitely look for a reliable hosting company that has a good relevant experience to make your task easier, irrespective of whether or not you have hosted a website before.
GoDaddy has the brand, pricing, and mind-share in the website industry. HostForLIFE is one of the most reputable ASP.NET Core hosting companies on the Internet. Here’s our comparison of HostForLIFE vs. GoDaddy for best choice in web hosting – with a specific focus on ASP.NET Core hosting.
Hosting Overview HostForLIFE vs Godaddy
Founded in 2008, HostForLIFEASP.NET has become one of the largest web hosting provider in this industry. Their service are recommended by Microsoft since 2012. HostForLIFEASP.NET is operated from their registered office based in Manchester. They have different data centers in many countries, UK, Netherland, Germany, and also France. They offer many hosting solutions start from shared hosting, cloud hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated hosting, SharePoint hosting and also domain and SSL registration.
GoDaddy also became the world’s largest ICANN-accredited registrar in 2014, with over 59 billion domain names under its own management. It is also an online provider for several small businesses.
GoDaddy has always been known for its aggressive advertising, for example, its Super Bowl ads. This has made the company very popular in the general world, while HostForLIFE is only famous in the ASP.NET hosting world. But, that doesn’t mean that GoDaddy is a better ASP.NET hosting than HostForLIFE.
Pricing Comparison Between HostForLIFE and Godaddy
The primary problem with comparing hosting companies is that it’s tough to truly compare apples to apples. We have checked their price and compare it one by one. They have clearly pricing and there are no hidden fees on their ASP.NET Core hosting plan.
HostForLIFEASP.NET offer affordable ASP.NET Core hosting pricing start from €3.49/month. Besides their low price, HostForLIFEASP.NET also offer big discount for their customers, like FREE domain for life or discount up to 50%. HostForLIFEASP.NET also offer 30 days money back guarantee if customers don’t satisfy with their hosting services.
HostForLIFEASP.NET has 4 ASP.NET Core hosting plan that you can choose. You can see the pricing below:
On other hand, GoDaddy ASP.NET Core hosting includes 3 solutions, named as Economy, Deluxe and Ultimate. Since the web host comes to realize that the regular $6.99/mo, $8.99/mo and $14.99/mo are really big costs for most webmasters, it enables 50% discount for $3.49/mo, $4.49/mo and $7.49/mo respectively. Within the first 45 days, this company allows customers to ask for a full refund if they are not satisfied with the service.
If you compare about their pricing, they are almost the same. Both HostForLIFE and Godaddy almost offer same pricing, so let’s take a look at their ASP.NET Core hosting features.
ASP.NET Core Hosting Features Comparison
We have discussed about their pricing structure above. Now, how about their ASP.NET Core hosting features? Which providers have great ASP.NET Core hosting features? Below is complete explanation about their hosting features.
Both HostForLIFE and Godaddy use Plesk control panel as their UI. Plesk is very favourite and most ASP.NET hosting providers use this control panel. Customers can easily manage their site, database, email, etc through Plesk. In addition, customers can install more than 50 famous CMS with 1 single click. Plesk also keep evolve and always follow the latest Microsoft technologies. It also comes with great security and usability.
ASP.NET Hosting Technologies and Features
Both HostForLIFE and Godaddy also offer the latest Microsoft technologies, such as the latest ASP.NET, MSSQL, MySQL, ASP.NET MVC, Classic ASP, Silverlight, etc. HostForLIFE and Godaddy have their own strength. The following is the table comparison between HostForLIFE and Godaddy hosting features:
|Disk Space||Unlimited||100 GB|
|Lastest ASP.NET Versions||Yes||Yes|
|Isolated App Pool||Yes||No|
If you see table above, you will know that HostForLIFE offer rich ASP.NET Core hosting features than Godaddy. HostForLIFE lowest package Classic plan has offered unlimited space, bandwith, unlimited domain hosted too. For ASP.NET Core hosting features, HostForLIFE is clearly the winner.
ASP.NET Hosting Performance – HostForLIFE vs Godaddy
No one likes their sites or blogs to be down for long and the actual uptime performance does have a strong bearing on how satisfied you are with your web host. GoDaddy’s actual uptime percentage is less than HostForLIFE and so you ought to prefer HostForLIFE for their very high uptime.
Both of HostForLIFE and Godaddy offer multiple data center locations and utilize many advanced technologies to guarantee the uptime and speed of their ASP.NET Core hosting services. HostForLIFE and Godaddy perform almost same on performance. As we have monitored the uptime and server response time of all the 2 companies for over 12 months, HostForLIFE is very reliable, their uptime is 99.9% as they promise on their website. For speed, HostForLIFE is 52% faster than Godaddy. See the real-time statistics chart as the following.
So, going by our own experience and by reading consumer reviews online, we find HostForLIFE to be the winner for higher uptime and better speed.
Customer Support – HostForLIFE Clearly the Winner
You would not want to wait for support when thousands of visitors to your site are becoming impatient due to some technical glitches on your website. In such an emergency, you would prefer to have a technically proficient support team that can quickly resolve the issue.
Thus, a solid customer support team is priceless for any webmaster.
Both hosting providers offer 24/7 support for 365 days a year. With HostForLIFE, you can count on them and they are always willing to help anytime you contact them
With GoDaddy, you will wait comparatively longer for a response from the support team. Hence, customers may become impatient with GoDaddy, especially in an emergency.
HostForLIFE is the clear winner here, because of the flexibility and quick response time of its customer support staff.
Final Verdict – We Choose HostForLIFE
After going through the above comparison between HostForLIFE and GoDaddy, it may seem obvious that HostForLIFE is the outright winner.
However, if you are looking for a hosting company that delivers many other services in addition to hosting, then GoDaddy could be the right one for you.
Also, if you want to spend less money initially with a cheap shared hosting plan, then GoDaddy could provide it to you. But if you are really looking for truly ASP.NET Core hosting, then HostForLIFE is the best choice.
We hope that the above information helps you make the right choice for your web host, based on your requirements. Thanks for reading!