Namecheap Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 108 user reviews in 8 languages
5.4
DECENT

Customer score for Namecheap

  • Reliability
    4.9 / 10
  • Pricing
    6.2 / 10
  • User Friendly
    5.4 / 10
  • Support
    5.2 / 10
  • Features
    5.1 / 10

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Khaled DIFFALAH
Khaled DIFFALAH
Algeria
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support4
  • Features2
2.4
NEW

Never buy from them

I got before a shared webhosting and it wasn't good it was so limited but recently i got from them a Dedicated server and it was really a big shit (sorry for this word) it's the worst server i ever had i don't suggest it at all an...Read More
Ali Amin Agha
Ali Amin Agha
Pakistan
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing8
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
3.2

Pathetic Uptime

Service used: Shared
The worst host i have used in my life. Their uptime is pathetic. you will not be able to log into your website, why? because they are painting their servers every single day and will ask you to wait, 1-2 hours till the maintenance is over.
Mike Tyler
Mike Tyler
United States
  • Reliability2
  • Pricing2
  • User Friendly2
  • Support2
  • Features2
2.0

Stay Away

Service used: Shared - Value
Namecheap got hacked and my account had over $600 of charges come through on the credit card they kept on file. No way to contact them other than their slow to respond live chat which had me submit a support ticket and wait for so...Read More

Typical Namecheap Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $0.82 - $19.88 4 plans
VPS $19.95 - $69.95 4 plans
Dedicated Server $98.88 - $379.88 4 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.namecheap.com

Namecheap Expert Review 2020

Written by: Michael Lavnduski

Namecheap Rating

  • Reliability
    9 / 10
  • Pricing
    8 / 10
  • User Friendly
    8.5 / 10
  • Support
    9 / 10
  • Features
    8.5 / 10
8.6
Rated by Michael Lavnduski

Expert Overview

Domain Registration and Web Hosting

NameCheap's main service is domain registration, but they also provide good quality website hosting as well. They have been in business since at least 2001 and have a fairly good reputation for all their services.  They don't seem to put a lot of information up on their site about the company itself, which is unfortunate, but since they are a larger company in this industry it is not hard to learn more about them if you want to.

They offer a wide range of hosting options to choose from as well as other features.  If you're looking for a good company that can help you with every aspect of your website, this is certainly one to consider.

Uptime & Reliability

Stable Hosting with Some Speed Issues

The company has been in business for a long time and has a very stable infrastructure in place.  They also use nice hardware, including some servers with solid state drives, to help ensure no outages.  Due to their lower prices and what seems to be overselling of some of their servers, however, they do have a reputation for slow load times on some of their packages.  For smaller sites, however, that is not always a concern.

Features

Lots of Feature Options

NameCheap has a variety of great features to offer their customers.  First, they do all types of domain registration including traditional .com, .net, .org and others.  They also offer the new top level domains for companies that want to get those registred.  DNS is free and included and so is the transfer of domains to their service.

For hosting, they offer shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated servers.  In addition to that they provide private email hosting which can be helpful for some companies who don't want to manage it on their own.  They have a number of apps for things like eCommerce marketplaces and subscriptions too so you can set up your site in a way that works for you.

Support

Good Technical Support

The technical support from NameCheap is quite good.  They are there 24/7 and you can get in touch with them quickly.  They have a live chat feature, a phone number and a normal ticketing system that you can use to contact them.  They also has a nice amount of documentation to help users understand their services better.

Pricing

Low Prices

The prices offered by this company are quite compeditive, but there are some restrictions.  For example, the two entry level options for shared hosting are very cheap at $9.88 and $19.88 per year respectively.  You do have to pay annually for them though.  It is also important to note that this is only for the fist year.  After that, the price jumps significantly.  The value plan, which is the lowest, is $38.88 per year after the first year so this is a jump of almost 4 times!

When you get up to higher level packages the prices become more in line with what most other companies are providing.  They also let you start paying per month, which will be helpful given the higher price points.

Summary

Large Company with Lots of Options

Name Cheap is a well known hosting provider with a good history of service.  They do have some issues to be concerned with, but for many users the pros outweigh the cons.  They are also one of the better known domain registration services, so it may be nice to have all your hosting services combined into this one company.

Pros:

  • Lots of Features
  • Larger Company
  • Options for shared, VPS, dedicated and more

Cons:

  • Prices jump after first year
  • Some issues of slow load times
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Namecheap Prices, Plans & Features - 2020

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
Value 20 GB Unlimited $0.82 3.9
Professional 50 GB Unlimited $1.66 5.1
Ultimate Unlimited Unlimited $2.49 4.5
Business SSD 20 GB 5 TB $19.88 7.6

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
VPS Lite - Xen 15 GB 512 MB $19.95 5.4
VPS 1 - Xen 30 GB 1 GB $29.95 5.4
VPS 2 - Xen 60 GB 2 GB $49.95 9.6
VPS 3 - Xen 100 GB 3 GB $69.95 5.4

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
Xeon E3-1240 v3 1000 GB 8 GB $98.88 5.4
Xeon E3-1240 v3 1.95 TB 16 GB $139.88 2.4
Xeon E5-2620 v2 480 GB 32 GB $309.88 5.4
Xeon E5-2620 v2 960 GB 64 GB $379.88 5.4
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Server Locations

United States

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