I want to launch a website and since i am really new at this i am not able to decide what web hosting service will be best for me. Godaddy is the name i am hearing everywhere but few people say that its not good and theymake fool of us by applying hidden charges, stealing domain name etc. So i just want to know what are the alternatives present better than godaddy. And is godaddy really good.. would you suggest me to go with godaddy ?
Godaddy has had some DNS issues going on in recent months. In general they have quite a bit of reported slow response + downtime style hiccups over time as well. I personally would not use them considering for the price there are far more stable hosts. When choosing hosting there are generally 3 things to think about:
Is a cheap hosting plan going to be able to run my site(s) effectively or do I need a VPS? Are the servers overloaded? Do they guarantee uptime and speed?
Are they a homebrew re-seller of a bigger host? Are they able to support their re-seller environment and keep me safe? Do I really need the re-seller middle-man?
Is there a support response-time guarantee? Is there a managed hosting option? Do they have an actual phone number? What time zone are they in?