Ranking: 90 out of 100
Owners: Richard Kirkendall Founder/ CEO
Price: 3 pricing plans available:
$3.45/month Value hosting, $5.95/Month Professional Hosting, and $9.95/Month Ultimate Hosting
I use Namecheap myself for the purchasing of all of my domains, but I had to do a bit of digging for this review as I do not use them personally for hosting. That being said this review has been a quite pleasant learning experience.
I will explain why I do not use them for my hosting a bit farther into this review.
While namecheap offers much more in hosting services than websites, I am going to concentrate only on reviewing the web hosting services.
I read this company’s mission statements and about us page and I am quite happy to report that they are very much white hat. They care about the customer and offer a good quality product for a very reasonable price.
Their goal is to help the customer in need of assistance 24/7 and offer state of the art hosting and webmail services, all with a 14 day money back guarantee making it possible to try out their service for free.
Pros and Cons
- Great customer service
- 24/7 live and help desk support
- Reasonable pricing
- No upsells
- WordPress compatible with 100+ free apps.
- One click installs
- E mail included
- Supports all web design clients and FTP software
- 14 day money back guarantee
- Very low disk space offered on value hosting plan
- No Ruby on rails offered for the value and professional packages
As you can see, the con list is almost non existent. This company does have a lot to offer when it comes to hosting your websites.
Namecheap offers several hosting plans at a very affordable pricing.
The value plan runs $3.45 a month and offers hosting for up to 5 domains, with 50 email accounts, 50 mail forwarders, 50 auto responders, 10 mailing lists, unlimited parked domains and unlimited sub-domains.
The professional plan runs $5.95 and offers up to 100 domains, 100 email accounts, 100 email forwarders, 100 email responders, unlimited mailing lists, and unlimited parked and sub domains.
The ultimate hosting package runs $9.95 and month and offers unlimited disk space, unlimited domains, unlimited email accounts and lists, and unlimited parked and subdomains.
All three offer 99.9% up time.
Namecheap does offer 24/7 support both live and in help desk form. Someone is always available to get you going if you are having problems.
The wait times are not too bad depending on the time of day. I found all the customer service representatives friendly and helpful. They are knowledgeable in transferring websites, and name cheap’s DNS service is one of the fastest switch overs in the business.
One other thing I really like about this company is they do not hit you with up sells like most other hosting companies do. They do not fill your inbox with excessive offers and play games with renewal prices.
I personally recommend this service to any novice or professional who needs to use a hosting service for their websites.
I give it a 90 out of possible 100 ranking and would use it myself without any hesitation.
I would like to see more WordPress training offered by Namecheap but overall it does out perform the competition. Well, most of the competition, but not all.
Now, as I stated earlier, I do not usNamecheapap and I promised to tell you why earlier in this post.
I do not use Namecheap because I found a place that offers better hosting along with all the live and classroom training from some of the best marketers in the business, all at my fingertips. On top of that live support and all the training in WordPress a person will ever need.
If you have any experiences with namecheap you would like to share I want to hear from you! Please leave your comments and questions below!
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