Our Expert review of NameCheap
Read this review till the end and decide whether you should choose NameCheap or not?
What is NameCheap?
NameCheap is a well known and an ICANN accredited domain registrar since 2001. This company provides domain registration at cheap rates. The other products offered are shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, email hosting and managed WordPress hosting at the lowest price.
They claim, that over 10 million domains are under NameCheap management.
They offer supercharged or fully loaded hosting for individuals, businesses, and resellers. This company provides world-class support for its customers. NameCheap offers a wide range of SSL certificates & premium DNS service at cheap rates.
NameCheap Uptime & Reliability
100% uptime SLA
NameCheap claims that they deliver amazing server speeds, unparalleled website performance, and 100% uptime. If they fail to meet their 100% uptime SLA, they’ll issue credits to the user account. All the servers are the most secure and private around.
In our test, their server goes down whenever there is scheduled maintenance. The downtime may for a few minutes to an hour. The maintenance schedule can be checked on their status page. We are continuously monitoring their service for more than 2 years.
Fast Customer Service with Quick Issue Resolve
NameCheap customer support is quite fast and superb. They offer Real Human help through Live Chat. The whole NameCheap staff is the most helpful humans. Users just need to choose the right department for faster technical help.
The support staff handles every issue very politely. Since 2011, as a NameCheap old customer, I always got a quick response through their live chat and got the issue resolved by their support agents, whenever I need it. They are available 24 hrs a day to assist you. I’m really impressed with their fastest issue-resolving team. They solve most of the issues on live chat.
Full of Features
NameCheap fully loaded hosting that comes with a free domain, free whois guard and up to 50 Positive SSL certificates for a whole year to help get you started.
NameCheap has 3 shared hosting package named Stellar, Stellar Plus, and Stellar Business.
Each hosting plan has a different configuration. Stellar Plan costs $2.88 per month and it is billed for one year, including 20 GB SSD, unmetered bandwidth, 3 websites hosted. For first-year users can buy it in just $15.44. The Renewal cost of the Stellar plan is $30.88 after one year.
Stellar Plus Plan costs $4.88 per month and is billed for one year and includes Unlimited GB space and unmetered bandwidth and unlimited domain hosting.
However unlimited space must be used in accordance with NameCheap AUP (Acceptable User Policy). Stellar Business Plan comes with 50 GB of pure SSD space and unlimited bandwidth and allows unlimited domains that cost $8.88 per month. Stellar Business plan renews at a cost of $98.88.
Namecheap’s hosting plans include unlimited parked domain (domain alias), cPanel and 14 days money back. If you need dedicated IP, it will cost $24 for one year. You can Deploy WordPress or the app of your choice in just seconds with a Softaculous application installer from cPanel.
Security is most important for websites from being escape hacking. Luckily, NameCheap provides the best automatic security feature with every plan. If any unsafe or encrypted file is uploaded to their server, it gets automatically deleted.
The USA server location is free. If you want to go with the UK data center you have to pay $1 extra.
EasyWP is a managed WordPress hosting service from NameCheap. You can choose from 3 existing plans. EasyWP Starter includes 10GB of SSD storage and allows up to 50k visitors per month that costs $3.88 per month. EasyWP Turbo has 50GB SSD space and handles up to 200k visitors per month. This plan costs $7.88 per month. EasyWP Supersonic is the plan for advanced WordPress sites including 100GB SSD disk and holds up to 500k visitors per month. It costs $11.88 per month.
All EasyWP plans are billed monthly and annually. You will get 24/7 technical support and If you are happy with Easy WP service you can ask for a refund within the 30 days.
If we talk about the EasyWp plans renewal price, all plans renew at full price. EasyWP Starter plan renews at $29.88 with one year contract. This plan renews at $68.88 for a year. EasyWP SuperSonic plan renewal cost is 98.88 with one year contract.
EasyWP hosting account comes with a custom dashboard where you will be able to backup and restore your website.
NameCheap offers 2 VPS plans named Pulsar and Quasar. VPS pricing starts from $11.88 to $19.88 per month. Pulsar VPS costs $11.88 per month & includes 2GB RAM, 2 cores, 40GB SSD and 1000GB bandwidth. Quasar VPS costs $19.88 per month & includes 6GB ram, 4 cores, 120GB SSD RAID10 and 3000GB of bandwidth.
Both the VPS comes with pure SSD storage and both VPS plans are easy to upgrade and downgrade. This means you can quickly and efficiently change your VPS plan as your resource, disk space and bandwidth requirements change.
Easy to Use and Navigate
Whole NameCheap website is neat & clean and easy to use or navigate. Friendly cPanel interface is easy to manage a site and all other features.
- United States
- United Kingdom
NameCheap Pros & Cons
- 100% uptime
- Free domain with every hosting package
- Affordable renewal price
- 2 Weekly backups
- Fast technical support
- Knowledgebase for self-help
- No extra cost for Upgrade/Downgrade
- $1/mo for UK server location