I use godaddy. I just passed my one year mark and did a personal review of my website to see how I could manage what better and possibly get a better price.
I pay $95 a year now for 5 pages and some other little perks. I dont need a ton of pages as I am only selling one article so it might suite some vs others.
One thing I will say is their customer service is actually very good. I had to call them to review what I was paying for and whatnot and they reviewed all my plan options and told me what I should keep vs cut in a non-sales person way. They didnt try and sell me anything! They actually gave me a pro-rate (because I wasnt using something I paid for) and chopped my bill from $145 a year to $94 a year by cutting some clutter off the bill.
I again called them to talk about google analytics (tracking people who visit your site) and the guy spent about 45 mins on the phone with me helping me resolve a connection issue between godaddy and GA with my account.
As for the website creator and all that, its annoying and tedious at times so I would have someone who is familiar with that build your site to save you the headache, but as for the price and ability to monitor traffic with GA on your site plus the customer service I would give them a solid B+ (their customer service reps are from the USA too not outsourced)
I think it depends on what your looking for, if your trying to sell a couple things and have a simple site I would use godaddy or similar sites but if not I would pay the extra and own your domain name and get it built like a pro!
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