Godaddy Slow GoDaddy shared web hosting is slow for running WordPress, Joomla and Drupal as many customer complaints and the true test by our editors. As we compare the performance of GoDaddy with WebHostingHub, BlueHost, HostGator on running the same site based on WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, we found GoDaddy is the slowest one, approximately 600% slower than the fastest web host - WebHostingHub.

How Performance Tuning

The performance testing includes the time cost on database queries, web page generation, and the web page rendering time. The time for database queries and web page generation indicates the power of the web server, and the time for web page rendering indicates for the Internet connection and network bandwidth.

We have done some slight changes on WordPress, Joomla and Drupal to trace the database queries and the web page generation. On the client side, we use Google Chrome Page Loading Speed tool for the web page rendering time. We have accounts with GoDaddy, WebHostingHub, BlueHost and HostGator, and built 3 testing websites with each provider based on WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.

GoDaddy Slow For WordPress

We have tested the server response of GoDaddy and 2 of its main competitors BlueHost and HostGator. The result shows that GoDaddy is approximately 150% slower than BlueHost and 50% slower than HostGator.

GoDaddy Slowness Analysis

GoDaddy is the slowest on running WordPress, Joomla and Drupal in our testing. It looks GoDaddy servers are poor or oversold because the database queries and page generation is more serious than the downloading slowness. GoDaddy only has one data center in Phoenix in US that it's not a topnotch data center.

After all, GoDaddy's main business is on domain name registration. Their shared web hosting is relative new and accumulating experience. As a result, GoDaddy shared web hosting is slower than WebHostingHub, BlueHost, HostGator, and other professional web hosting companies.

GoDaddy Slowness is not first disclosed by BestHostingSearch.NET. Actually, there are many complaints about their poor performance as you can search "Godaddy" "slow" in Google by yourself, seeing the following screenshot.
Godaddy Slowness Found in Google

Avoid GoDaddy Shared Web Hosting

GoDaddy is the expert on domain name registration and service, but sure not on the shared web hosting service. The domain BestHostingSearch.NET is registered at GoDaddy, but we don't use their web hosting solution.

If you're looking for a reliable web hosting provider, WebHostingHub, BlueHost and HostGator are the good choices. We recommend WebHostingHub as the best option as it's the fastest in the testing and most recommended by the 482 real customer reviews, seeing the statistics chart as below.