Is GoDaddy trying to be the best WordPress host out there? Is it working?

They’ve gobbled up both ManageWP and WP Curve in the last year, two of the coolest WordPress service offerings. What is GoDaddy up to?

Keep in mind that we here at Likoma no longer terribly care where you host your site as we’re out of the website design and hosting business. We’re now looking from the perspective of the end user–just like you.

In fact, what I most care about these days is Set It and Forget It. I honestly (no, really) don’t care where you host your website. In fact, I don’t even care where I host my multiple websites. In fact, I’d like to forget where they are, I’d like not to be reminded where they are because things are going so seamlessly that I don’t have to think about it. Things happen behind the scenes and if I have a question, maybe there’s a place I can get some help.

Manage WP

If you have several websites, you know that it takes time to keep them up to date with content and design–much less all of the techno blah blah that has to happen behind the scenes. If Manage WP being acquired by GoDaddy will have any improvement on managing multiple sites, I’m all in. So far, so good. GoDaddy now has something called Pro ManageWP which lets you manage (and even work with client sites) from a single dashboard. That sounds like a whole lot fewer dashboards than I’m used to.

WP Curve

I have recommended WP Curve since they started because I found their tagline (Unlimited small WordPress jobs for $79 per month) akin to death by a thousand needles in the world of WordPress client management. I happily sent people their way. Now if they’ve teamed up with GoDaddy (who have real people working there–lots of them) to help with the nightmare little jobs, it sounds like a match made in heaven.

If you’re looking for a WordPress host and you’re just buried in all of the competition, I can say with a high degree of confidence that I have most of my sites at GoDaddy these days for the above reasons. If you’re looking for a deal, this link should get you Managed WordPress hosting for $1 per month for the first year. For $12, you can either begin your online presence or get a bratwurst and a Hefe Weizen.*

* Ooh, bad example, that’s a tough one.