Press Release

March 21, 2016

GoDaddy Announces Worldwide Launch of Cloud Servers & Cloud Applications

GoDaddy, Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today expands its hosting offering to offer Cloud Servers and Bitnami-powered Cloud Applications.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - March 21, 2016 — GoDaddy Cloud Servers are virtual servers which run on GoDaddy’s cloud computing environment, enabling customers to deploy Cloud Applications and host their websites. GoDaddy Cloud Servers and Cloud Applications are designed to help the underserved market of individual developers, tech entrepreneurs and IT professionals quickly build, test, and scale cloud solutions as well as help their clients.

Known for its award-winning 24/7 customer support, GoDaddy provides a distinct competitive advantage against hosting-only providers. Cloud Servers are integrated with a suite of GoDaddy products and multiple APIs, such as Domains and DNS that allow customers to manage and maintain new and existing domains and subdomains. Unique to GoDaddy, the product is also releasing in 26 languages, 44 countries/territories in 53 markets.


With 54-second (or less) provisioning, virtual instances can be built, tested, cloned and destroyed almost instantly. Powered by a simple yet powerful API or User Interface, Cloud Servers provide developers complete control over their servers and include concise in-app documentation. Additionally, by featuring snapshots, users are allowed to save their configurations and launch new servers with that image in seconds, instead of starting from scratch.

The platform offers a “pay as you go” utility billing model and the flexibility to meet the needs of customers. They only pay for what they use on an hourly basis and up to a monthly limit if they choose.

Bitnami Partnership

GoDaddy’s Cloud Applications are powered by Bitnami, the leading library for open source server application deployments. This partnership provides one-click optimized installation for application solutions like CMS (eg: WordPress and Drupal), CRM (eg: Odoo and OpenERP) and eCommerce (eg: OpenCart and Magento).

OpenStack Build

In line with GoDaddy’s commitment to open source technology, the new Cloud Servers offering is built on OpenStack and powered by purpose-built KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization. With SSDs across the board, Cloud Servers offer excellent performance due to very fast I/O.

“With the launch of Cloud Servers, GoDaddy aims to extend our lead as the number one trusted provider of Cloud Hosting solutions for individual developers and technologists. We’re looking to make it easy for developers to serve small businesses with the technology they want. By offering a powerful yet simple cloud offering, that integrates domains, DNS, security, and backups all in one place, developers can save time and exceed their clients’ expectations,” said Jeff King, SVP & GM Hosting, Security at GoDaddy.

“As GoDaddy’s technology partner on Cloud Applications, we’re excited for GoDaddy’s international customer base to take advantage of our capabilities - joining the millions of developers and business users who save time and effort with our library’s consistent, secure and optimized end-user experience. We’re proud to partner with GoDaddy in serving this global market of advanced SMB-focused developers,” says Erica Brescia COO and Co-Founder at Bitnami.

The launch is the latest example of GoDaddy’s commitment to technology and product development with and for the professional developer community, for whom it provides GoDaddy Pro, a program offering free tools and support for designers and developers.

  • For peace of mind, automatic backups without downtime are in place to keep Cloud Server user data and configuration covered; 99.9% uptime is guaranteed.
  • Private networking will maintain secure communication and protocols to keep user servers in constant contact with each other.
  • IP assignment is permanent and multiple IP addresses can be assigned to a single server, with as many available as required.
  • Supported distributions offered are Ubuntu 14.04, CentOS 6 & 7, Fedora 20 & 21, Debian 7, CoreOS and Arch Linux. At launch, GoDaddy Cloud Servers are US Datacenter only.

About Bitnami

Bitnami is a library of popular server applications and development environments that can be installed in a click, either on your laptop, in a virtual machine or hosted in the cloud. With over a million deployments each month, has become the world’s most popular destination for many of today’s most popular applications. Bitnami-packaged apps provide a consistent, secure and up-to-date optimized end-user experience on any platform. We take care of compiling and configuring the application and all of its dependencies (third-party libraries, language runtimes, databases) so it works out-of-the-box. The company is also the largest source of applications for the leading cloud marketplaces. Bitnami is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has a major development center in Seville, Spain. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter (@Bitnami) and Facebook.

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 62 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business. To learn more about the company, visit