Well, this last weekend I did a simple Wordpress install and set-up for a client. I have never used Godaddy hosting myself and have heard nothing good about it in general; however, she was already with them so I didn't try to push her somewhere else.
I set up the site and it was so freaking slow it was unbelievable.
The site has less than 20 pages and I just installed a handful of plugins that I consider "must haves." I had tested the theme on a WP install on my server, and it loads with no problem. The theme is really light.
So she called Godaddy tech support, and of course they told her that it wasn't their server, that it was the theme or one of the plugins.
BS! I have multi-site installations of Wordpress that have over 20 domains plus subdomains and five times the number of plugins installed . . . plugins that are much more resource intensive than anything on her site . . . and there is no problem with loading.
The tech guy loaded a static page to "prove" it wasn't their server. Their file server may load fast, but their mySQL server definitely does not.
I installed Super Cache, which is absolutely ridiculous that I would have to for that tiny site with practically no traffic, and it still isn't that fast.
What I don't understand is why they would push their Wordpress hosting if their Wordpress hosting SUCKS. If they aren't going to optimize and provide adequate resources for Wordpress, what in the heck are they doing promoting it?
So do they have "regular" hosting and "Wordpress" hosting packages? Because both sales pages look the same to me.