Overview & Packages:
Namecheap has been established in 2001 and is not only ICANN accredited registrar but also slowly gaining momentum and becoming a leader in the web hosting business. The company is independently owned (Not part of EIG group of companies, i.e. HostGator/BlueHost)
The company is famous for offering cheap domain registration and Free domain privacy protection (Whois Guard).
Namecheap has a wide variety of service offerings, including Linux based shared hosting, WordPress hosting, Reseller, VPS, Cloud, and Dedicated servers. You can easily upgrade from one package to another, and be able to scale when you need more resources. Windows hosting is currently not available with any of their packages.
The company also operates from multiple 2 data center locations: USA, and the United Kingdom.
All of their packages come with free SSL, and free domain name and cPanel hosting control panel. The company also provides bi-weekly free backups, 100% Uptime guarantee, 100+ free scripts.
Some of the other more prominent features include: unmetered SSD storage, free website builder, unlimited MySQL databases.
The company also offers free website migration from another cPanel based web hosting provider.
Couple of developer friendly features include: SSH access, support for Python, NodeJS, Ruby, Perl, and their premium package includes support for eAccelerator and xCache.
Their support team appears to be very prompt, they have support via livechat for pre-sales/and first level support issues which works really well. They also offer support via their ticket based help desk. No phone support is available at this time.
Their overall pricing is really competitive, with current specials including 50% with 1 year commitment, which means for the lowest package you pay $15.44 for 1 year! You can pay also monthly, with starting price of $2.88 /month. Their renewal prices are also very reasonable.
Its noted to say that there is $1 extra per month if you select to host your website in their UK data center.
Live Chat: yes
Address: 4600 E Washington St suite 305, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Email: [email protected]
Why Choose This Company
Namecheap has a very wide range of web hosting services, which should meet the requirements for most clients, except if you are looking for Windows based web hosting packages.
Their pricing is really aggressive, they domain name offering with free whois protection is hard to beat.
They offer good customer service, and plenty of support options, and reasonable renewal pricing for most of their plans.
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