Namecheap Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 19 reviews in 4 languages
8
Good

Customer score for Namecheap

  • Reliability
    7.7 / 10
  • Pricing
    8.3 / 10
  • User Friendly
    8.3 / 10
  • Support
    8.2 / 10
  • Features
    7.5 / 10

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Adam Weinberg
United States
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 2.0
  • User Friendly 2.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 2.0
2.0
NEW

Namecheap WhoisGuard SCAM

Namecheap recently emailed me about renewing their WhoisGuard product - which is basically domain privacy. I have one domain registered in June and one registered in February and yet, they say WhoisGuard is expiring within 30 days...Read More
Andreas pap
Cyprus
  • Reliability 6.0
  • Pricing 6.0
  • User Friendly 8.0
  • Support 8.0
  • Features 6.0
6.8
NEW

Only two server locations

Service used: Shared
Pricing is okay but the website speed is way too slow, i would love to have an option to choose Amsterdam server. Good domain name registration company though.
Ayman Fadl
Egypt
  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6
NEW

Good support and Features

Service used: VPS
Purchased VPS hosting with Namecheap, Support team is very professional and helpful, they chat with you online and directly attend any technical request until the issue is resolved completely, other hosts just open support tickets...Read More
Andrew Jones
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

Best host i have used

Service used: Shared
To be fair this is only my 4th host but they are definitely the best. I've never had any actual issues in 5 years but when i have contacted their support it was very timely and they were able to assist me, even taking over the issues and doing the work themselves. Good stuff. Highly recommend.
Nishat Mahmud
Bangladesh
  • Reliability 8.0
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 6.0
8.8

Not bad at all

Service used: Shared
At first by checking the price I thought it won't be a god idea to switch from HostGator to Namecheap. But their features caught my mind and i took the decision to try them for a year. And it turned out to be a good decision. I ha...Read More
 
Pierre Bisaillon
Canada
  • Reliability 2.0
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 6.0
  • Support 2.0
  • Features 4.0
4.8

All is good ... until it isn't

Service used: Shared
Web hosting has been fine for the past two years and decided to set up our email with them. BIG MISTAKE! 1 month in, hundreds of our emails disappeared in a flash. I switched my Outlook settings to not update in case anything more...Read More
Mihailo NC
Montenegro
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

Mihailo NC

Service used: Shared
I was using Namecheap for 2 years and I have had no problems with them! Support is great and really fast! This year I will buy my first Shared Web Hosting! :) The best web hosting, for me.

 
Aaron Solomon
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

Wonderful hosting company

Service used: Shared
I have been using namecheap for a couple months now and I have had 0 down time. I needed help with something and with there support being online 24/7 I was able to get help without issue and the pricing is wonderful too along with all the features best hosting company ever
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Aaron Solomon
First time my new website has been down
Up 2017-01-26 09:59:12 1346 hrs, 47 mins
Down 2017-03-23 12:46:27 0 hrs, 17 mins
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Aaron Solomon
I started with the shared value plan and upgraded to professional they are both great plans and namecheap has wonderful support my website has not ever been down once
D. Bostipur
Bangladesh
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8.0
9.6

My First Namecheap service

Service used: Shared
This the first time I'm hosting my website with Namecheap and I'm really happy with them.
Specially there customer service is really good.
I just got the hosting, so far it is working good for the price. And the $1.99 SSL was re...Read More

Typical Namecheap Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting CA$1.04 - CA$25.09 4 plans
VPS CA$25.18 - CA$88.30 4 plans
Dedicated Server CA$124.82 - CA$479.52 4 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.namecheap.com

Namecheap Expert Review 2017

Written by: Michael Levanduski

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 Levanduski

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

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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

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8.5

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

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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

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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 - 2017

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Number of Sites Price
Value 20 GB Unlimited Unlimited CA$1.04
Professional 50 GB Unlimited Unlimited CA$2.10
Ultimate Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited CA$3.14
Business SSD 20 GB 5 TB Unlimited CA$25.09

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
VPS Lite - Xen 15 GB 1 core 512 MB CA$25.18
VPS 1 - Xen 30 GB 1 core 1 GB CA$37.81
VPS 2 - Xen 60 GB 2 cores 2 GB CA$63.05
VPS 3 - Xen 100 GB 2 cores 3 GB CA$88.30

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
Xeon E3-1240 v3 1000 GB 4 x 3.40GHz 8 GB CA$124.82
Xeon E3-1240 v3 2 TB 4 x 3.40GHz 16 GB CA$176.57
Xeon E5-2620 v2 480 GB 12 x 2.10GHz 32 GB CA$391.16
Xeon E5-2620 v2 960 GB 12 x 2.10GHz 64 GB CA$479.52
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