A client of mine was dealing with family matters for the best part of June; her web site – hosted with GoDaddy – went offline with a “This web site has stepped out for a while” notice.
Not sure what was going on, she returned to it once her important matters with family were addressed. By that time, the web site was fully parked at GoDaddy’s homepage.
The web site was built on WordPress because she’s a photography professional; it contained blog entries of her “photo of the day” and various portfolio galleries.
Upon contacting GoDaddy on her behalf, I was told that the data is deleted upon the expiration of the hosting plan. All gone.
Simply renewing the GoDaddy hosting would not restore the data; but they could bring it back to life from backups, for $150.
At that point, my client opted not to pay GoDaddy this exorbitant fee and instead proceed with a redesign of her web site, something that I recommended regardless. In the process, not only did GoDaddy lose her as a web hosting customer, but her domains will now be moved to another registrar.
Keep that in mind when you consider using GoDaddy for hosting.