Web hosting and domain registrar GoDaddy says that it has surpassed the 50,000 user mark on its paid GoDaddy Pro program.
The subscription service provides tools for Web developers and designers who, GoDaddy says, maintain about 60 percent of small business websites. The company launched its GoDaddy Pro service late last year.
In designing GoDaddy Pro, the developers contacted and listened to businesses that create websites for customers. Their suggestions were incorporated, giving them the tools to streamline the Web experience for customers.
Jeff King, senior vice president and general manager of hosting at GoDaddy, says:
“It’s clear from the swift adoption rate of the GoDaddy Pro Program that this product has quickly become an essential tool for Web and design professionals. The GoDaddy Pro Program is focused on saving Web designers and developers time, and helping them exceed their client’s expectations. We are continuing to evolve the GoDaddy Pro Program based on user feedback to help them look great in front of their clients and have more time to do what they love and are paid to do – build fantastic websites.”
To celebrate the early success of the GoDaddy Pro program, the company says it is expanding the offerings included to members. Here is a rundown of those upgrades made recently to mark the milestone.
- Easier account access without the exchange of cumbersome passwords.
- Shared shopping carts with purchase domains and security products for clients using credit cards. This also allows for users to send their clients shopping carts with recommended products.
- Site monitoring which allows for alerts to be sent when the website is having problems
- Client dashboard which allows for viewing several clients at the same time.
- Support from pros and training. There will be a direct line to technical support for users of GoDaddy Pro.
- Hosting products where GoDaddy Pro can be linked up to products such as site staging, automated backups and security features.
GoDaddy was founded in 1997 as a second career by Jim Parsons as Jomax Technologies. Parsons had sold his first company, a software design company called Parson’s Technology. In 1999 during a brainstorming session, the name was changed to GoDaddy.
Starting out as a website hosting service, the company has branched out with extras to assist small businesses, especially, at improving their online presence.
I actually like seeing Godaddy evolve over the years. I have been with them since then. I know some people are not fans of their service but I’m good.