GoDaddy launches WordPress websites for India SMB market

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Web hosting firm GoDaddy on Thursday launched WordPress websites for the Indian market to help small business owners, individuals and web professionals to easily convert their ideas online into a professional website.

The offer features WordPress Quick Start Wizard that simplifies the website creation process.

“Getting a website up-and-running is a crucial task for a small business owner and we are focused on helping small business owners and those who support them, with flexible and affordable solutions,” said Andrew Low Ah Kee, Executive Vice President, GoDaddy International.

WordPress websites are available in three different pricing options ranging from Rs 99 to Rs 549 per month, depending up on the features chosen.

“GoDaddy WordPress Websites is designed to be an affordable and an easy way to create a powerful, scalable WordPress website” added Kee.

GoDaddy recently announced its agreement to acquire Host Europe Group (HEG) for $1.79 billion, including €605 million paid to the selling shareholders and €1.08 billion in net debt.

GoDaddy has expanded its partnership with SiteLock to bring security offering — TrueShield WAF and TrueSpeed CDN — to SMBs.

GoDaddy said its Q3 revenue was $472.1 million (+14.8 percent). Domains revenue was $236.6 million (+10 percent). Hosting and Presence revenue was $174.1 million (+15.5 percent). Business Applications revenue was $61.4 million (+35.5 percent). International revenue of GoDaddy was $129.2 million (+21.4 percent).

Earlier, GoDaddy acquired ManageWP to offer a single destination for WordPress management and hosting.

It launched WordPress Websites featuring an exclusive WordPress Quick Start Wizard that simplifies the website creation process helping our customers get started quickly.

GoDaddy also launched Email Archiving and Email Encryption add-on services for Office 365 users to transmit, store and protect data.