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Long story short. I spun up a few VMs in an attempt to get sequential IP addresses. The next day I found they limited my account to only allow 1 IP address per VM and didn't tell me why. I tried contacting support, billing... 展開 and then sales but nobody could tell me why I was on a "limited" account. They insisted that I provide my drivers license before they would speak to me. I don't give out my DL to anyone especially when I did nothing wrong.
I then complained on another website and they asked me to contact them directly. Then they went silent, so when I complained again they sent me a message stating I had violated their acceptable use policy and then terminated my account. Their policy is vague and can be used to terminate anyone for any reason.
I still have no idea what my original "infraction" was and was told by several employees in my phone calls I had done nothing wrong. It's my person opinion I am being punished because I complained publicly.
I was treated unfairly throughout this entire process and YES I will go somewhere else. But, not before I let everyone know how I was treated.
I have given support 1 star for their unwillingness to communicate and reliability 1 star because it took ME making phone calls and tracking down what was happening when they limited my account. They didn't other sending me the email to let me know there was an issue until AFTER I complained online.
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Winner: GoDaddy

Delight Johnson Hosting Expert

GoDaddy and Liquid Web are two solid contenders if you’re looking for a hosting provider for your new website or to migrate to.

GoDaddy is one of the oldest hosts around and has evolved from a big-name domain registrar into a full-blown host with some of the best services today.

Liquid Web, on the other hand, even though a smaller host, focuses almost entirely on providing tailored scalable resources for businesses and enterprises.

In this data-backed review, I compared each hosting provider, and GoDaddy came out on top by a close margin. But still, depending on your kind of business, Liquid Web may still be the better host for you. So, read on and decide for yourself!


Overall Comparison GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

GoDaddy Liquid Web
Features Shared; Dedicated; VPS; WordPress; Reseller

Free domain/SSL

Unmetered bandwidth


Cloud; VPS; Managed WordPress; Dedicated


Pricing Starts at $5.99/month; 30-day money back guarantee


Starts at $13.30/month; 30-day money-back guarantee


Performance 99.9% uptime; 125 ms response time

SSD storage



99.9% uptime guarantee; 160 ms response time

SSD storage



Support 24/7 support; Phone; Blog; Knowledgebase; Video guides; Community and forums


24/7 support; Phone; Live chat; Helpdesk; Blog; Knowledgebase; Webinars


Ease of use Modern cPanel

Beginner-friendly dashboard

1-click WordPress and app installs


cPanel Integration

1-Click CMS Installation


Security Free SSL

DDoS protection

Malware scans; Daily backups



Free SSL


DDoS protection

Auto backups


Server location U.S.A




Lansing, Ml

Phoenix, AZ

Amsterdam, NL


Winner: GoDaddy

Overall, GoDaddy provides more versatile hosting packages, affordable plans, and more out-of-the-box features than Liquid Web. Read on to see what makes each host stand out.


About GoDaddy and Liquid Web

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web GoDaddy, officially the largest domain registrar in the world, was founded in 1997. Over time, the company started to add new offerings to its services and now provides a full suite of web solutions for webmasters at every level. Today, GoDaddy offers shared, VPS, dedicated, and WordPress hosting to its over 20 million customers and also serves over 80 million domains.
Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web Liquid Web was also founded in 1997 like GoDaddy with the mission of providing niche services to web and cloud professionals. The company currently provides cloud, dedicated, VPS, WordPress as well as other more technical hosting packages to over 45,000 customers and 500,000 domains worldwide.


Round 1: Hosting features – Key Hosting Features and Services

Hosting Feature GoDaddy Liquid Web
Disk space and bandwidth Shared hosting – Unmetered bandwidth; 25-100 GB diskspace

Shared hosting plus

Unmetered bandwidth; 100-400 GB diskspace

VPS hosting – Unmetered bandwidth and traffic; 25-400 GB diskspace

Dedicated hosting – Unmetered bandwidth; 1-2 TB SSD; 8-16 TB HDD

WordPress Hosting – Unmetered bandwidth; 20-80 GB diskspace

Managed WordPress Hosting – 15-800 GB storage; 2-10 TB Bandwidth

Managed VPS Hosting

Linux: 2-16 GB RAM; 40-200 GB SSD Storage; 10 TB Bandwidth

Windows: 4-16 GB RAM; 100-200 GB SSD Storage; 10 TB Bandwidth

Cloud Dedicated Servers – 16-128 GB RAM;

3.8-7.6 TB NvMe SSD; 5 TB Bandwidth

Dedicated Server Hosting – 16-64 GB RAM; 2 x 240 GB – 2 x 480 GB Primary SSD; 1 x 1 TB – 1 x 2 TB SATA Backup Disk; 5-8 TB Bandwidth

high-performance SSD storage Yes Yes
Free daily backups and restore Yes Yes
Free WordPress installation Yes Yes
Free site migration No Yes
Free website builder Yes Yes
Free SSL Yes Yes

Key GoDaddy Features

GoDaddy’s core plans – shared, shared plus, VPS, dedicated and WordPress all feature unmetered bandwidth to accommodate your data request demand. You enjoy a hybrid of HDD and SSD storage you can pick from – up to 16 TB HDD and 2 TB SSD on its dedicated plans.

To keep your website secure, you get free daily backups and restore of your data, plus a free SSL certificate out-of-the-box for a security seal. Installing popular apps like WordPress is also just one click away. GoDaddy also gives you a free website drag-n-drop builder to help you create your website’s front end from scratch conveniently.

Key Liquid Web Features

Liquid Web provides managed WordPress, VPS, cloud, and dedicated hosting plans, with its VPS plans optimized for Linux and Windows. On its basic managed WordPress plans, you get up to 800 GB of storage and 10 TB bandwidth.

Liquid Web boasts high-performance SSD storage, free daily backups and restore, and seamless WordPress integration. You also get a free SSL on every site you order on the platform, free migration, plus the Beaver Site builder to build your website from the ground up.

And the winner is… GoDaddy

GoDaddy offers more hosting plans, more bandwidth, and storage than Liquid Web… even though the latter shines with its free site migration.


Round 2:  Prices & Plans

Shared hosting GoDaddy Liquid Web
Entry Level plan Economy

$5.99 / month

Middle plan Deluxe – $7.99 / month

Ultimate – $12.99 / month

Highest plan Maximum

$19.99 / month

VPS hosting GoDaddy Liquid Web
Entry Level plan 1 vCPU

$4.99 / month


2 GB RAM – $25/month

2 GB Value Bundle – $40/month


4 GB RAM – $65/month

4 GB Value Bundle – $100/month

Middle plan 2 vCPU – $19.99 / month

4 vCPU – $39.99 / month


4 GB RAM – $35/month

4 GB Value Bundle – $50/month

8 GB RAM – $45/month

8 GB Value Bundle – $65/month


8 GB RAM – $85/month

8 GB Value Bundle – $120/month

Highest plan 8 vCPU

$69.99 / month


16 GB RAM – $105/month

16 GB Value Bundle – $145/month


16 GB RAM – $145/month

16 GB Value Bundle – $190/month

Cloud hosting GoDaddy Liquid Web
Entry Level plan N/A Standard

Intel Xeon E3-1230 v6


High Performance

Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4


Middle plan N/A Standard

Intel Xeon E3-1230 v6


High Performance

Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4


Highest plan N/A Standard

Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4


High Performance

Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4


WordPress hosting GoDaddy Liquid Web
Entry Level plan Basic

$8.99 / month



Middle plan Deluxe – $11.99 / month

Ultimate – $18.99 / month











Highest plan Ecommerce

$20.99 / month



Dedicated hosting GoDaddy Liquid Web
Entry Level plan DS-32:

SSD – $139.99 / month

HDD – $129.99 / month

Intel Xeon 1230V6


Middle plan DS-64:

SSD – $179.99 / month

HDD – $169.99 / month


SSD – $319.99 / month

HDD – $299.99 /month

Intel Xeon Gold 6226R SINGLE


Highest plan DS-256:

SSD – $419.99 / month

HDD – $399.99 / month

Intel Xeon Gold 6226R DUAL


Specialized plans GoDaddy (Reseller) Liquid Web
Entry Level plan Basic Reseller

$107.88 / month

Middle plan N/A
Highest plan Pro Reseller

$179.88 / month


GoDaddy Pricing Plans

GoDaddy has a very varied suite of hosting plans and each package is best suited for:

  • Shared hosting – Shared server resources best suited to small websites or new websites that have few pages
  • VPS hosting – Expanded shared hosting plans where pseudo-dedicated environments are created on the same server
  • WordPress hosting – Plans that are specifically designed to make businesses with WordPress websites get the most value
  • Dedicated hosting – Fully dedicated server resources for large websites or high-sensitivity businesses
  • Reseller hosting – Plans optimized for new hosting businesses and affiliates

Liquid Web Pricing Plans

Liquid Web, on the other hand, does not offer shared or cloud hosting. The plans being offered and who they are best suited to include:

  • Managed WordPress plans – Liquid Web’s basic and most affordable plans are centered around WordPress websites
  • VPS hosting – Virtual private servers on the same physical server for affordable, yet scalable resources
  • Cloud hosting – Expanded pay-as-you-go resources
  • Dedicated servers – Full control over your server and protection from mass attacks

And the Winner Is… GoDaddy

GoDaddy wins this round because the host provides more hosting plans that are also more affordable than Liquid Web’s.


Round 3: Website performance (Uptime & Speed)

Your host’s servers are your servers and how they perform is how your website performs… and how well business does. It is important that you consider your host’s uptime and speed when making a decision.

Your host’s uptime is how consistently their servers stay up and running while the server speed is how quickly your host’s servers send data to your users going through your website. It’s a no-brainer that you want your host to have a very quick response time and an uptime as close to 100% as possible.

To test each host – GoDaddy and Liquid Web – I ran each of their domains through GTMetrix and Google PageSpeed Insights, two popular website performance tools to measure their response times (time to first byte) and overall performance.

These were the results:

Test GoDaddy Liquid Web
GT Metrix 0.125 s 0.160 s
PageSpeed Insights 1.90 s 0.80 s

GoDaddy Uptime & Speed

On GTMetrix, GoDaddy had a very impressive time to first byte (TTFB) of 125 ms and an overall performance of 83%:

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

While on Google PageSpeed Insights, GoDaddy had a TTFB of 1.9s and an overall performance of 90%:

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

Liquid Web Uptime & Speed

Liquid Web performed exceptionally well and had a TTFB of 160 ms and an overall performance of 98%:

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

On Google PageSpeed Insights, Liquid Web also performed impressively with a TTFB 0.8 s and an overall performance of 99%:

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

And the Winner Is… Liquid Web

Both hosts performed excellently well in the speed tests but I’d go with Liquid Web for this one as it had a rather impressive overall performance.


Round 4: Customer Support – Who Has the Best Support System?

Type of Support GoDaddy Liquid Web
24/7 support Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Live chat No Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Ticket support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes

GoDaddy customer Support

First up is GoDaddy, a premium host with all you’ll need. The host provides 24/7 support through a busy hub of support great for you whether you need help or prefer figuring things out on your own.

First, the host’s phone directory is rather impressive with a call line for different regions of the world:

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

Next, for self help, you get email and ticket support plus a really vast, easy-to-navigate knowledgebase with answers to questions you might have that are not an emergency:

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And then comes one of my GoDaddy support favorites – video guides. I personally love learning visually as it makes complex concepts easier to grab and if you’re like me, then the GoDaddy video tutorial center is just for you:

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

Another golden nugget in GoDaddy’s support is that they have a thriving community and forums where hosting experts share their insights on topics that less experienced website owners may have – and everyone’s willing to help!

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

I couldn’t find GoDaddy’s email lines or the option for a live chat so it’s possible these extra features are reserved for their current customers. But overall, they’re still excellent.

Liquid Web customer Support

Liquid Web is another healthy host in terms of support and customer help. Right from their homepage, you can start a live chat – with a human. I loved that you don’t have to go through a bot first:

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

For self help you get a vast knowledgebase:

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The Liquid Web content hub:

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And the Liquid Web blog:

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I had to try Liquid Web’s live chat and I was really impressed. Even without giving my name or any other lead resources, the portal opened and an agent joined in less than 10 seconds:

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They answered my questions in detail and promptly too, and to be fair, it is one of the quickest live chat portals I have tested in a while.

Liquid Web also has a ‘Webinars’ page with video guides and tutorials on discussions between industry experts:

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

And the Winner Is… Liquid Web

Liquid Web has a thriving support hub and also live chat even if you’re not yet a customer and the response time is excellent.


Round 5: Ease of use – Which Platform Is Easier to Use?

GoDaddy Liquid Web
Account management dashboard Easy Easy
Control panel Easy Easy
Setup process (Install OS) Easy Easy
Transfer an existing website Medium Easy
Easy creation of backups Easy Easy
Emails Easy Medium
Enable CloudFlare Easy Easy

GoDaddy Ease of use

GoDaddy offers a lot of features and they manage to showcase everything nicely right from their homepage:

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

From there you can figure out everything else very conveniently even if you’re new to web hosting.

Next is the host’s account management dashboard that carries on the front-end theme and is also incredibly intuitive:

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

From here, you can manage most of your account’s shenanigans and directly access your cPanel.

And finally, on GoDaddy backend is a modern cPanel that looks great and still retains the familiar cPanel functions:

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

Liquid Web Ease of use

Liquid Web has a friendly UI that is easy to navigate. You can access all products and essential pages right on the home page. Everything is clearly outlined for your convenience.

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

Once you become a paid customer, you will have your own account management dashboard. Here you can easily manage all your domains, billing, tasks, and access to support. There is no complication and you can find your way around even if you are a newbie.

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

If you prefer the old-school cPanel, Liquid Web is your preferred host. You can manage all things backend from right here.

Final: GoDaddy vs Liquid Web

And the Winner Is… GoDaddy

GoDaddy has a better-looking and better-structured UI optimized for webmasters at every technical level


Round 6: Security – Which Platform is More Secure?

GoDaddy Liquid Web
Free SSL certificate Yes Yes (Automatic)
DDoS protection Yes Yes
CloudFlare Yes Yes
Daily backups Yes Yes
Malware scans Yes Yes
SiteLock Security No No
WAF (Web Application Firewall) Yes Yes
Security Features Free SSL

DDoS Protection


Daily Backups

Malware Scans

Web Application Firewall

Free SSL

DDoS Protection


Daily Backups

Malware Scans

Web Application Firewall

GoDaddy Security

When you sign up for a web hosting plan on GoDaddy, you get the basic security measures for your website. This includes a free SSL certificate, DDoS protection, and CloudFlare security.

GoDaddy also offers you daily backups on all plans so you don’t lose any vital website data. Its in-house firewall keeps your website safe and the regular malware scans ensure that viruses are found before they can cause any damage.

GoDaddy does not offer SiteLock security. However, they provide specialized security plans where you get to enjoy scheduled cleanups and repairs along with unlimited site cleanups.

Liquid Web Security

Liquid Web also offers extensive security features on its hosting plans. When you sign up on this platform, you get a free SSL certificate, DDoS protection, and CloudFlare security. Your website data is also backed up and restored in case of data loss. All these features are attached to the basic hosting plans.

When you sign up for more advanced plans, you gain access to a web application firewall, periodic malware scans, data protection, and VPNs.

And the Winner Is…GoDaddy

This round was a tough one. However, GoDaddy came out on top because its security features are more available on cheaper web hosting plans.


Round 7: Server locations

In the final round, the final factor to consider is each host’s server locations. A host with a wider server footprint (i.e more servers and data centers around the world) will, in turn, give your website a wider presence and load more quickly.

GoDaddy Server locations

GoDaddy has a very impressive server footprint made of nodes in three continents – North America, Asia, and Europe.

Its U.S. servers and data centers are located in Phoenix, Arizona (USA), Scottsdale (USA), Mesa (USA), Los Angeles(USA), Chicago (USA), Ashburn (USA) and Virginia (USA). The host also has more data centers located in Amsterdam (Europe), AND Singapore (Asia).

One great thing about GoDaddy is you can choose the country or region where you want your website’s data to be delivered from.

Liquid Web Server locations

Liquid Web has data centers across just three locations in Lansing, Phoenix,  and Amsterdam

And the Winner Is… GoDaddy

GoDaddy wins this round by a sound margin as the host has way more data centers than Liquid Web, and across three continents.


GoDaddy vs Liquid Web: final recommendations

When to Choose GoDaddy?

GoDaddy is a wonderful web hosting provider and it can accommodate a wide range of business needs. They offer nearly every kind of web hosting at affordable prices and small businesses can easily start their journey here. So when should you choose GoDaddy? Choose GoDaddy if:

  • You are starting your website from scratch
  • You are on a budget
  • You want more bandwidth and storage space for your website
  • You want an easy-to-use UI
  • You want multiple web hosting choices


Go for Liquid Web if you:

Liquid Web is an excellent web hosting provider for businesses with more ambitious plans. Schools, hospitals, hotels, and big eComm businesses can find their home on Liquid Web. In summary, you should choose Liquid Web if:

  • You are looking for expanded plans from shared hosting
  • You want to target a U.S. or Europe-based audience
  • You run a medium/large scale business
  • You want consistent uptime and super fast server speed
  • You want quick and effective customer support


The Bottom Line

In the 7-round GoDaddy vs Liquid Web matchup, GoDaddy came out on top.

GoDaddy offers a wide range of web hosting plans. Both younger and more established businesses can find a plan that suits their needs. They also have better pricing that suits different budgets. GoDaddy offers more bandwidth and storage space on its basic plans. They have a wider server footprint and more security features to keep your website safe.

Liquid Web didn’t fall far behind. They also have their own strong points which include access to quick customer support and better web performance. They also have a more consistent uptime and their UI is superior. However, GoDaddy still trumps them in most areas and that is why I picked them as the winner.


1. Is GoDaddy better than Liquid Web?

Yes. GoDaddy has better features and more robust hosting plans than LiquidWeb. However, if you are looking for a hosting provider with excellent customer support and web performance, opt for Liquid Web.

2. Who uses Liquid Web?

Liquid Web is perfect for medium and large-sized businesses looking to grow from shared hosting and targeting customers in the United States and Europe.

3. What are some great Liquid Web alternatives and GoDaddy alternatives?

Some excellent GoDaddy and Liquid Web alternatives are Cloudways, Ionos, Hostinger, Bluehost, HostMonster, Siteground, and Hostpapa.