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GoDaddy vs Namecheap

Comparison
Compared options Visit GoDaddy Visit Namecheap
Pricing
21 hosting plans 8 hosting plans
Starting price $4.99 / month $1.58 / month
Free domain Yes No
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.5
2.4
Reliability 1.5
2.0
Pricing 1.5
3.0
User Friendly 1.5
2.5
Support 1.5
2.5
Features 1.5
2.5
User Reviews
586 reviews 164 reviews
Latest positive review
Nice Hosting
Muzaffer Bhat,
8.8
I host a blog site http://digitalbhat.com with GoDaddy and found it satisfactory. I recommend this host to all on merit basis and overall experience I had with the service provider.
Almost Perfect...
Alee Amjed,
8.8
I have been using Namecheap for about 5 years now for both domain and hosting and I have had a great experience up til now. Although I still have my domains with Namecheap as domain management and their support is super smoot... More h, the only reason why I migrated my hosting from Namecheap is because of the speed and customization factor. Unlike other managed hosting services where I have the freedom to choose my server size, scalability options, server-level caching, I found Namecheap to be a bit limited, but for starters, Namecheap is the best in the whole industry. Less
Latest negative review
Their hosting and customer service used to be good but is very poor now. Over two hour on-hold time.
Frederick Berry,
3.6
I have been a customer since 2014. Their customer service standards are poor at best. Their on-hold time is poor at best with hold times of two hours. Today was worse - after holding for 1:58 mins for a rep to pick up, he ... More talked for 3 mins then went away. Fifteen mins later it shows we are still on the phone but he is no where to be found. VERY POOR!!!! Less
bait and switch
pet aad,
2.4
all promo code show's accepted and will be deducted on checkout.
Then when you check out, it charges the full amount without the promo reduction.
watch out.
Shared Hosting
6 plans from $5.99 to $39.99 3 plans from $1.58 to $4.80
Under $4 No

Stellar

$1.58 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 3
View Stellar plan
Under $8

Economy

$5.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View Economy plan

Stellar Business

$4.80 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Stellar Business plan
Over $10

Ultimate

$12.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
View Ultimate plan
No
VPS
4 plans from $4.99 to $69.99 2 plans from $8.88 to $15.88
Under $4 No No
Under $8

Enhance

$4.99 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Enhance plan
No
Over $10

Launch

$19.99 / MO
  • Space: 100 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Launch plan

Pulsar

$8.88 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Pulsar plan
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $129.99 to $399.99 3 plans from $48.88 to $159.88
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

DS-32

$129.99 / MO
  • Space: 4 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View DS-32 plan

Xeon E3-1230 v5

$48.88 / MO
  • Space: 480 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Xeon E3-1230 v5 plan
SSL
3 plans from $63.99 to $135.99
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Standard SSL DV

$63.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Standard SSL DV plan
No
Data Centers
2 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No No
Asia Yes No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
6 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support Yes Yes
Video guides Yes Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
4 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 2 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
0 of 8 1 of 8
PHP No Yes
Java No No
Python No No
Node.js No No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
0 of 3 2 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL No Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No Yes
Second

Second

Winner

Winner

Winner: Namecheap

Bruno Mirchevski Hosting Expert

The primary service of both GoDaddy and NameCheap is domain name registration, but they also offer web hosting services to their customers. The hosting solutions provided by Namecheap are quite a bit less expensive than GoDaddy, and still remain more stable and come with better features. NameCheap also has more powerful hardware available for their higher level hosting solutions, which gives customers plenty of room to grow within this company. NameCheap has a lot of positive things going for it, which is why they won this comparison.