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GoDaddy started off in 1997 and today, according to their own website, is one of the largest hosting providers with more than 10 million clients around the world. GoDaddy is well known for its handy and efficient customer support team as well as the flexibility of its packages that allow customers to pick and choose the exact features they require.

GoDaddy dedicated hosting offers its own custom control panel which gives users a vast variety of customizable and configuration options. The control panel is joint with the main GoDaddy website rather than being accessed through a separate login.

GoDaddy dedicated hosting also comes with bandwidth overage protection, meaning that instead of charging you for additional bandwidth should you exceed the allotted amount, your account will be temporarily suspended. Once the monthly billing cycle resumes, or you choose to pay additionally, your server will become active again.

You will also have access to numerous virtual dedicated servers as well as 24/7 FTP Access.

GoDaddy offers free SSL-certification and is protected by up to 256-bit data encryption. Security features also include TippingPoint Intrusion Protection systems, which searches and scans incoming data to quickly identify and block any that may be deemed harmful to your setup.

Unique Benefits

Unique Benefits

**Exclusive 20% off select dedicated hosting packages!**

  • Dedicated plans start off as low as $84.95 a month
  • No long term contracts required
  • Assisted dedicated service plans - Set-up, Maintenance, Monitoring
  • Servers are set-up within hours of receipt of payment

Key Features

Key Features

Dedicated plans start off as low as $84.95 a month

Setup with GoDaddy is fast and free.


The company itself offers a variety of operating systems:

  • CentOS (4 or 5)
  • Red Hat Fedora 7
  • Linux: Red Hat Enterprise (4 or 5)
  • Windows Server 2003 Web Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 Std Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Web Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Std Edition

GoDaddy also offers a variety of processors to choose from:

  • Celeron 2.0GHz
  • Pentium 4w/HT - 3.0GHz
  • Core 2 Duo - 2.13 GHz
  • Core 2 Duo - 2.66 GHz
  • Quad-Core - 2.5 GHz
  • Quad-Core - 2.83 GHz

Editors' Comments

Editors' Comments

GoDaddy dedicated hosting is definitely a great deal. They have massive capacity that provides technical quality and good service even for low-budget users. It’s quite easy to understand why this company is growing so fast and you will find many GoDaddy dedicated hosting reviews from very satisfied customers.

Uptime Guarantee

Uptime Guarantee

With a proven record of 99.9% uptime, GoDaddy dedicated hosting has demonstrated its high level of reliability.

Basics - What you need to know

Basics - What you need to know

Data Center

GoDaddy is definitely a world-class company that delivers on what it promises. Having clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia, they have an absolutely massive datacenter that is more than 70,000 square feet. In addition, this is supported with a multi-10G-bit Ethernet backbone that is DWDM powered, and includes Multi-protocol label switching and Virtual Private Networking. All in all, your dedicated server will have access to 9GBps of Tier-1 level bandwidth.

Power Supply

GoDaddy dedicated hosting provides uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and too has many backup generators that are capable of running the whole facility for over a week. There’s really no need to worry in this department!

Physical Security

Well-trained security staff monitor the GoDaddy hosting site, every day, week and month of the year. The site itself is filled with a host of safety features for cooling and fire detection. All equipment is locked in cages and monitored by secure video cameras. In order to gain access, there are a series of biometric requirements such as fingerprint and retina scans – this is definitely one secure project!

Server Access by Customer

Physical Access: Customers are not allowed to physically handle their servers.

Root Access: Any script can be ran or installed on the server, just as long as it does not violate any agreements made with GoDaddy.

Service Offerings

Service Offerings

With GoDaddy’s Assisted Service Plan (ASP), having a dedicated server just got a whole lot easier. They take all the hard work out of owning a dedicated server such as; Set-up, Maintenance and Monitoring, so you can focus on what is really important, your website. It is only an additional $99.99 a month and you get the piece of mind knowing that your servers are always up and running.

There is sometimes issues with web programming, scripting errors and kernel alteration due to customer mistakes. If you don’t opt for the ASP you can always have a GoDaddy support technician, rectify the issues for you for a charge of $49.99 per half hour. All jobs are quoted a certain time frame, so you are aware of how much the bill will be before you approve the work.