Namecheap Review

Namecheap Review Summary

Namecheap is another long-serving company in the web hosting business and was founded way back in 2000. They are an excellent resource for not just new domain names, but you can also bid for some existing ones as well. The offer a good range of plans at reasonable prices with even managed WordPress hosting plans available for less than $5 per month.

https://www.namecheap.com/
HostScore
70.80%
Response Time
212.33ms
Uptime
99.43%

Namecheap Pros

  • Budget-friendly shared hosting plans
  • Excellent domain name prices
  • Free domain name and privacy protection
  • Free site migration
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Perl, Ruby, and Python support
  • Unmetered bandwidth on all plans
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Dedicated IP for just $2 per month
  • 24/7 Live chat support
  • Choice of VPS server management levels
  • Full root access on VPS plans

Namecheap Cons

  • Limited VPS plans
  • Only US and UK-based servers
  • Pay extra to choose UK-data center

Editor's Review & Recommendation

Perhaps because of their name, the first encounter many have with Namecheap is more likely to be during a search for a domain name. In this, it has an excellent service with very reasonable prices for domain names. What is great however, is that with the domain name comes free privacy protection which many other companies will charge extra for.

Namecheap has a wide range of plans from shared hosting to managed WordPress, VPS, and even dedicated servers. Their shared plans come at an excellent price point, although there is slight weakness in-depth when it comes to their VPS options.

The initial Q&A section can clear most of the doubts before making any purchase.

To note is that their shared plans also offer some extras which may interest developers looking for cheap testing grounds. It isn’t common that a shared hosting provider will have environments that support specialized languages like Perl or Python.

For Newbies and Individual Bloggers

Because of the great startup plans and freebies that come with Namecheap hosting, many new users and bloggers may find this a strongly viable option. For less than $2 to kick off with, you get access to a very basic plan plus domain name, privacy protection, and SSL certificate.



Namecheap Performance

Namecheap Shared Hosting Uptime

Shared hosting uptime for Namecheap is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 99.43%.

Namecheap Shared Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for Namecheap is 212.33ms. Namecheap shared hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

Namecheap Plans & Pricing

Namecheap Shared Hosting
Stellar
$1.44
/per month
3 domains
20 GB SSD storage
Unlimited data transfer
Twice a week backup
$2/month - dedicated IP
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Stellar Plus
$2.44
/per month
Unlimited domains
Unlimited SSD storage
Unlimited data transfer
AutoBackup tool
$2/month - dedicated IP
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Stellar Business
$3.88
/per month
Unlimited domains
50 GB SSD storage
Unlimited data transfer
AutoBackup tool
$2/month - dedicated IP address
Cloud storage
eAccelerator / xCache
Priority support

Namecheap VPS/Cloud Hosting
Pulsar
$11.88
/per month
2 CPU cores
2 GB memory
40 GB SSD
1 TB data transfer
1 IP address
Fixed-price renewals

Quasar
$19.88
/per month
4 CPU cores
6 GB memory
120 GB SSD
3 TB data transfer
2 IP addresses
Fixed-price renewals

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