Which is better, GoDaddy or Crazy Domains Even though GoDaddy is a more globally popular web host and domain registrar than its Australian competitor, they’re both not so different when it comes to unreasonable prices, limited features, and unstable performance.
To properly compare GoDaddy and Crazy Domains, I evaluated both services across five different categories. I was surprised to find that in order to get the best out of each service, you’ll either need to purchase add-ons and subscribe to their most expensive packages.
My advice? Before you make any decisions, take a look at Hostinger’s offerings instead.
Click here to see Hostinger’s latest deals or keep reading to see why GoDaddy and Crazy Domains didn’t manage to be the winners.
1. Plans and Pricing
Both Web Hosts Have High Package Renewal Rates
GoDaddy offers four shared hosting plans for Linux and three plans for Windows. Crazy Domains offers three shared hosting plans for Linux and three plans for Windows.
With GoDaddy, you can choose to sign up monthly, annually, biennially, or triennially. With Crazy Domain, you can be billed annually, biennially, triennially, or decennially (10 years).
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Both GoDaddy and Crazy Domains offer similar prices for their shared hosting packages and both services have high package renewal rates given their standard features (see the features section) as opposed to more feature-rich and resourceful hosts like Hostinger.
GoDaddy offers a free domain name with annual plans, free website migration (with WordPress hosting only), and a 30-day money-back guarantee with annual plans (48 hours with monthly subscriptions).
Crazy Domains domains doesn’t offer a free domain or free website migration. However, it offers a 60-day money-back guarantee.
If you want my personal opinion, neither GoDaddy nor Crazy Domains offers a good value for money. In this case, I recommend an affordable and more feature-rich web host such as Hostinger.
GoDaddy and Crazy Domains Offer Standard Features and Few Freebies
GoDaddy’s four shared hosting plans include from 100 GB to unlimited disk space (HDD), 10 to unlimited MySQL databases, unlimited bandwidth, and free Office 365 Email (for the first year only). You can also host from 1 to unlimited websites (depending on the plan).
Other key features that come with all Linux packages include cPanel and a software application installer. A free SSL certificate is offered with GoDaddy’s higher-value plans for the first year only.
On the other hand, Crazy Domains’ shared hosting plans for Linux come with unlimited bandwidth, from 100 to unlimited email accounts, from 150 GB to unlimited disk space, and you can host from 1 to unlimited websites (depending on the plan).
Other notable features include cPanel, an application installer, and you can get from 2 to 10 free stock images (from their image stock service). Unfortunately, Crazy Domains doesn’t offer free SSL certificates.
|Hosting Types||Shared (Linux and Windows), reseller, WordPress hosting (managed and unmanaged), VPS, dedicated servers||Shared (Linux & Windows), WordPress hosting, VPS (Linux & Windows)|
|Free SSL Certificate||With certain plans||✘|
|Disk Space||20 GB – Unlimited||10 GB – Unlimited (depending on the plan)|
|Control Panel||cPanel, Plesk||cPanel, Plesk|
|Email Accounts||1 Free||100 – Unlimited|
|Free CDN||With WordPress hosting only||✘|
|Free Site Migration||Only with the fully managed WordPress hosting plans||✘|
|Money-Back Guarantee||48 hours or 30 days||60 days|
If you want inclusive premium features with shared hosting, Hostinger for shared hosting offers weekly backups, Git, free SSL certificate, and the latest WordPress versions. Its higher-tier plans also come with SSH access and daily backups.
Both GoDaddy and Crazy Domains Have Disappointing Performance
GoDaddy has servers in the U.S. and India, whereas Crazy Domains has servers in Australia, U.K., U.S.A., Belgium, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Even though Crazy Domains mostly targets Australian users, it has a more global presence than GoDaddy.
SSD storage is used by both hosts only with specific plans. Unlike traditional disks, SSD drives make a remarkable difference in terms of loading speed, stability, and overall performance of your website.
GoDaddy offers a free CDN (Content Delivery Network) with WordPress hosting, but Crazy Domains doesn’t include it with any of its plans. CDN boosts the loading speeds of your website, among other benefits, by placing it on a global network of cloud servers.
Both hosts promise a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Neither host has the perfect actual uptime, but GoDaddy users reported slightly more downtimes than Crazy Domains.
Despite being a big name in the website market, GoDaddy has one of the worst loading speeds I’ve come across.
On the other hand, Crazy Domains loading speeds are slightly better than those of GoDaddy, but still not good enough to be considered as reliable.
Check out more performance tests and their detailed results in this expert Crazy Domains’ review.
Despite Crazy Domains performing slightly better than GoDaddy, neither host is good enough for the price. On the other hand, Hostinger is one of the top performers on the web hosting scene.
A Limited Range of Security Features are Offered by Both Hosts
Both GoDaddy and Crazy Domains secure all their servers with DDoS protection, strong firewalls, and 24/7 server monitoring. All account emails are secured with antivirus/anti spam software.
CloudLinux OS is used by both hosts in all their Linux-based shared hosting plans. CloudLinux OS’s purpose is to securely isolate each account on the server from the rest of the accounts to protect it against any problems (threats) targeting the other accounts. It also ensures the fair allocation of the server’s resources among all accounts.
As previously mentioned, GoDaddy includes free CDN with its WordPress hosting plans. Another benefit of a CDN is that it acts as an additional layer of DDoS protection.
Crazy Domains includes free automatic weekly backups with all its plans while GoDaddy includes daily backups with specific plans only.
Both hosts offer a limited range of security features, but GoDaddy’s features are slightly more. However, I would recommend going with one of the bigger names, such as Hostinger, if you really want a secure host.
Both Hosts Have Responsive, but Unhelpful Support
Even though Crazy Domains’ Knowledgebase is more comprehensive than GoDaddy’s, it’s less organized making it more difficult to find helpful articles and tutorials.
GoDaddy’s customer support is available 24/7 through live chat and phone. GoDaddy also has multiple global call centers serving different countries and languages. I went for the live chat and even though I was connected instantly, the agent wasn’t as helpful as I expected and was a bit misleading.
Crazy Domains has 24/7 support via live chat, phone, email, fax, and mail. I tried out the live chat, but like GoDaddy, I was instantly connected and the live chat agent wasn’t very helpful either. I was also misadvised by the representative.
Both hosts definitely have responsive support, but what good is it when the staff isn’t properly trained, right? Unfortunately, neither host has reliable support.
You Don’t Get Your Money’s Worth with Either GoDaddy or Crazy Domains
As you can see, there are several unflattering things with GoDaddy and Crazy Domains. Both hosts offer standard features at slightly expensive prices in comparison with other more affordable and more feature-loaded hosting services in their tier, Like Hostinger plans.
They both also fall behind in terms of performance and security, and they offer average customer support. It’s no surprise that neither GoDaddy nor Crazy Domains made it to this expert list of the best web hosting services, but Hostinger did.
|Plans and Pricing||More hosting plans. Offers a 48-day and a 30-day money-back guarantee.||Fewer hosting plans. Offers a 60-day money-back guarantee.|
|Key Features||Free domain, free site migration (with certain plans), HDD storage with most plans, and free SSL (with higher-value plans).||Free site migration and up to unlimited email accounts.|
|Performance||Fewer server locations, free CDN with specific plans, 99.9% uptime guarantee, several downtimes, slower loading speeds||More server locations, 99.9% uptime guarantee, several downtimes, slightly faster loading speeds|
|Security||DDoS protection, strong firewalls, 24/7 server monitoring, antivirus/anti spam, CloudLinux OS, daily backups with specific plans||DDoS protection, strong firewalls, 24/7 server monitoring, antivirus/anti spam, CloudLinux OS, weekly backups with all plans|
|Support||More organized Knowledgebase, 24/7, live chat, phone, international call centers, staff is responsive but not helpful||More comprehensive Knowledgebase, 24/7, live chat, phone, email, fax, mail, staff is responsive but not helpful|
- Access your cPanel.
- Scroll down until you find Software or the [ v ] arrow symbol.
- Click on the Installatron Applications installer button.
- Scroll down to Content Management, then click on the WordPress icon.
- Click on +Install this application.
Use the wizard to complete the WordPress installation.