Pros / This website builder's editor is intuitive and easy to use.
Cons / It's missing some critical functionality, such as password-protected pages.
Verdict / GoDaddy is a good choice for creating a website quickly and easily. However, if you require certain features, like the ability to export your website to another web host, you'll have to find another solution.
GoDaddy is a household name in the world of web hosting, and many use its website builder to create professional-looking websites for personal use and for small businesses. With GoDaddy you don't get as many advanced features as some of the best website builders we reviewed, but it's a good basic starter service for you to create a website.
One of the best things about GoDaddy is that in addition to its accessible website-building platform, you get its hosting service. It's an easy website builder that includes a setup wizard and tools that are intuitive to use. You get more than 300 predesigned templates you can use without having to design a theme yourself. Many of these are responsive templates, which means your site will scale in size so it displays correctly on a desktop or smartphone. Plus, building your website is as easy as dragging and dropping whatever media you want into the space you want it.
As easy as it is to use, GoDaddy's website editing platform is also a bit limited and rigid. In fact, you're required to use this editing platform and not third-party editors. There's no way to add password-protected pages.
GoDaddy is strict when it comes to the creation of your website. As we said before, you must use its platform. Additionally, you cannot use an FTP to upload files – you have to use GoDaddy's services. Also, if you want someone else to work on your website, you'll have to share your login and password because this web builder doesn't allow for multiple logins.
The good news is that GoDaddy's website maker offers some decent marketing features, such as automatic search engine submission, which means when you publish your website, the popular search engines will know you're out there. You have your choice of using a PayPal widget on your website so you can accept online payments or donations, but a shopping cart from GoDaddy costs extra.
Hosting with GoDaddy is standard. You get 10GB of storage, which should be plenty for most small businesses. Additionally, you're not limited to a set number of webpages, but you only get one email address for your site.
GoDaddy offers helpful online tutorials and forums that are full of questions and answers that you can turn to anytime. Your only options for contacting support is through live chat on GoDaddy's website or by phone; the company does not offer email support.
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Although GoDaddy offers an easy-to-use website builder, it's missing some key features and functionality that other website makers offer as standard options.
Contributing Reviewer: Amy Smith