Comparing Amazon Web Services (AWS) to GoDaddy is similar to comparing apples to oranges. Both have their own merits and demerits, they host the different number of sites at a given time, they target different markets, and their pricing is different. The concept of GoDaddy is simple and it is meant for beginners, while AWS is targeted to developers and advanced users. Having said that, both of them make the web hosting world go around in their own inimitable way. This blog presents a comparative view of both AWS Web services and GoDaddy in an objective manner. Take a look.
A quick glance at the plans, offerings, products, and solutions of AWS and GoDaddy will show there’s a vast difference between the two. Beginners get overwhelmed with AWS’ range of web hosting and cloud computing solutions divided into more than dozen categories. They include developer tools, storage, database, application integration, machine learning, and the Internet of Things. In contrast to this, GoDaddy’s plans are simpler and more straightforward. They are divided into the economy, deluxe, and ultimate. Clients can go live with the essentials by availing the economy plan, whereas if they own complex sites with heavy traffic and need more data storage space and flexibility, then they may go for the higher plans.
Individual developers and businesses who take the services of AWS and GoDaddy are located in disparate geographies. A majority of the AWS clients are from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Japan, and 180 other countries. GoDaddy is more popular in South Asian countries such as India and Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, and 50 other countries. So, numerically, AWS is in the lead.
AWS has an uptime offering of up to 100 percent. GoDaddy follows closely with nearly the same figure at 99.94 percent. The difference is attributable to the fact that AWS hosts sites that work for a longer duration than GoDaddy. Also, GoDaddy hosts almost a million different sites at the same time, while AWS hosts less than 3,000 a day. Both are huge numbers, but they won’t cause clients’ websites to crash, or hurt their performance or reliability. Service buyers get nearly the same results with both hosts, but still, if they need to choose one of them, AWS is the better option with slightly better uptime.
AWS and GoDaddy host different types of websites and concentrate on different industries around the world. AWS leads in Domain Names & Register, Arts & Entertainment, Education, Video Games, and 27 other categories. GoDaddy has better usage coverage with more website categories, which include Business & Industry, Internet & Telecom, Marketing & Advertising, Shopping, and 211 other categories.
Both web hosting players price their plans differently and keep their prices competitive. GoDaddy charges a fixed cost that can be as low as $1 a month. Their promotional pricing is an example. AWS, on the other hand, offers multiple price options, which can be fixed prices or chargeable by the minute. Depending on the business requirements, clients also choose different plans that are of different prices.
In a Nutshell
Based on the above comparison, you may conclude that AWS and GoDaddy are going neck and neck. It would be unfair to pass judgment that one is better than the other because they are not. Each has its own unique features that are advantageous to the particular client availing the hosting service. Determine which one is best for your needs, but neither of them will disappoint you. If you’re looking for a dedicated web server hosting in India, i2k2 Networks can help. We offer a gamut of enterprise-level solutions for web hosting, cloud server, and IT infrastructure to developers. For more information on our services, reach us at +91-120-466 3031, or request a callback by filling out this form here. You can also email us at email@example.com. Do let us know how we may help you, and we’ll take it from there.