GoDaddy shares a long history with Lunarpages, launching in 1997 as Jomax Technologies. GoDaddy is a publicly traded company known for its domain registrar service and edgy marketing commercials with Danica Patrick. While Lunarpages, one of the oldest web hosting companies have been independent and family owned since 1998.
So how does GoDaddy compare to Lunarpages? Let’s take a look at the shared hosting plans.
GoDaddy currently shows shared hosting prices starting at $2.49 for the Economy plan and ending with the Ultimate plan at $7.99. These are promotional prices, common in the industry that renew at $7.99 and $16.99 respectively. All plans assume a 36-month commitment for the discounted price and the recommended plan is the Deluxe package.
The Lunarpages shared hosting (Linux) plans are the Starter and Basic package. The Starter package begins at $3.95/month and the Basic is $4.95/month for the 60-month plan. Comparatively, the Lunarpages 36-month plan is $5.95/month.
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Shared Web Hosting Features
So, what do you get for your money? Understanding the features of a shared web hosting plan are important but just as critical, determining the features needed for your business.
Will your website use WordPress or Joomla? Does your business need email accounts or is your email hosted somewhere else?
These are just a couple of features to think about, but common shared web hosting features include:
- Website Builders
- cPanel access
- Unlimited storage, bandwidth, FTP and MySQL accounts
- Email Accounts
- Easy WordPress installation
- 24/7/365 Support
GoDaddy offers unlimited website, storage and subdomains for the recommended Deluxe package. Lunarpages offers a comparable feature set with the Basic Linux Hosting plan.
cPanel is available with Lunarpages and GoDaddy limits the FTP accounts. Lastly, GoDaddy and Lunarpages offer a free domain name with the comparable plans.
Both Lunarpages and GoDaddy offer a great variety of web hosting features.
GoDaddy and Lunarpages are known for excellent performance, security and reliability. Additionally, GoDaddy and Lunarpages offer 99.99% uptime guarantees.
Uptime refers to the quality of web hosting and how long a computer is available. Wikipedia defines uptime as, “…a measure of system reliability, expressed as the percentage of time a machine, typically a computer, has been working and available. Uptime is the opposite of downtime.”
In plain English, this means 99.99% of the time a visitor lands on your website, it will be available and open for business.
You can learn more about Lunarpages 99.9% Uptime Guarantee and the technology that makes their web hosting so reliable and secure.
GoDaddy offers 24/7 sales and support with a US-based support team. GoDaddy also offers chat support from the hours of Mon – Fri 5 am – 6 pm PT. Additionally, there is a support library and community forum to get your questions answered.
Lunarpages has a comparable technical and customer support structure, offering US-based phone support, 24/7/365 email support and sales chat support. Lunarpages also offers a support Wiki, FAQ’s section and community forums.
Both Lunarpages and GoDaddy give customers multiple options to get support when it’s needed most.
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GoDaddy and Lunarpages offer comparable plans, but it is up to you to understand what features are most important to you. There are many hosting options available, in the end, you’ll want to find a web hosting company that offers the needed speed, reliability and customer support.
Sign up for a Lunarpages shared web hosting plan today or reach out to our sales team with any questions.