Should I Go with Godaddy Website or Go Custom?

This question gets asked a lot! I hear it all of the time from those who know I design websites and those who do not. My answer is what do you intend to do with your website and who do you want to attract? If you don’t know those answers then we need to work on a marketing plan for you. Based on what your answer is might be the answer to the first question. In this video I discuss the differences between renting a website [Godaddy.com] vs. owning one. Just like renting an apartment vs. owning a home, there are certain standards you have to adhere to in a rent situation that you have more say so in an ownership one.

12 Comments
  • Caleb Tierney

    Hey Chris, I was hoping you could give me some knowledge on exactly how to own “My Own” website. I recently went with a hosting site (free servers.com), that was a freaking nightmare! I checked out go daddy and looked them up on youtube, and thats when I stumbled across your video “Should I Go with Godaddy Website or Go Custom?”. I have created my own website with dreamweaver..however it took me forever because I’m not good with coding at all and I just want something simple and easy. I just got into this whole youtube thing and I wanna make it professional, check out my channel “GoProOutfitter”. I’m looking to make any profits off my website I should want to be able to post all my hunting and fishing pictures and youtube videos. If you could help me out with any information that would be awesome!! Thanks, Caleb

    February 18, 2013 Reply
  • Lia-lu-li

    I’m hearing both good and bad about it.

    So, what specifically are the good and bad features of GoDaddy?

    June 19, 2013 Reply
  • baldy eire

    Hello
    I want to create flash(swf) menu with transparency (glass) for my MMB (Multi Media Builder) project
    Please suggest program or website for me. (I prefer free apps)

    More info:
    My project language is Persian, so the app must be support RTL and Unicode.
    I want write my custom code, instead of link in menu.

    June 30, 2013 Reply
  • Harry

    Hi I have a photography website I just started (or should I say went back to and remade), its address is http://w ww.freewebs.com/stormfreak/ for those who are interested, (just remove the space). Anyhow I was wondering how I am best to go about getting a name for my site, or getting a few members. I am not interested so much in paying for advertising, I am after good free publicity if you have any ideas? Of if you have any feedback on the site (I dont know a huge amount about website building.

    July 2, 2013 Reply
  • Benihana

    I found a couple legit wholesalers and i want to use them to dropship products i want to sell from them… I have picked the goods and already have godaddy.com helping me with website design

    July 4, 2013 Reply
  • stingerms

    I am planning to start a merchant website but can’t decide on a host due to my lack of knowledge of the process. I am thinking of facilitating online transactions and daily maintenance of the site, adding and removing items (by myself). It’s going to be a site for jewelry sale and service and custom making of some items. I am on a budget. The jewelry items are going to be provided by a professional jeweler but I will maintain the site as my contribution in a 50/50 partnership. Which company will be most suited to my purpose?

    July 9, 2013 Reply
  • Only Business

    I have some custom themes i downloaded and uploaded to wordpress.org and i changed the header. I’m trying to upload it to the FTP file manager on godaddy.com (all of my custom themes are there and i am clicking on that specific theme’s image folder) but for some reason it doesnt appear. I’m thinking I am doing something wrong but i am not quite sure what.

    August 9, 2013 Reply
  • David

    I bought my domain name from godaddy but now wish i opened it with a different program. But I can’t make one because I already own the name. How can i cancel it on godaddy to open it and buy it from a different site?

    September 2, 2013 Reply

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