Yes, it sucks. I can’t believe they get away with selling it as a “premium” service. It’s the same crappy GoDaddy shared hosting service with a cleaner/simpler UI and more expensive resource limits (imitating higher-end hosting services).
Don’t believe me? Let’s go over the issues…
PROBLEM #1 – slow as hell
Yes, slow server. Slow website load, slow server response. It’s a good thing they don’t have much of a control panel for you to realize how slow it is. The server is bad. Is it the worst? Not the worst but it’s slow for sure. I saw a client on php 5.
If you don’t mind your website taking more seconds to load, then by all means use them. But at least we can agree
PROBLEM #2 – php 5
SERIOUSLY?! This is 2018. They’re selling managed WordPress hosting with php5?! It would be like buying a new car that didn’t come with air conditioning.
PROBLEM #3 – slow file transfer
They use SFTP, sounds like a cool security thing, right? WRONG! SFTP is slow as heck. 1gb of files took me several hours on a FIOS connection. They don’t have a web-based File Manager like cPanel.
PROBLEM #4 – locked-in backups
I made this note but can’t remember why I made it. Whatever it was, I must have been really angry to mention it here.
PROBLEM #5 – misleading advertising
Look at their developer plan which says for only $13.99, it can handle ~800,000 monthly visitors. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Your site will feel slow as heck the moment you even get to around 50k visitors/month.
Still want to try GoDaddy Managed Hosting?
Why not? Maybe they’ve improved but I highly doubt it. My experience with them (via a client) was extremely sub-par. You have been warned!