Namecheap review Pro’s & Con’s

Website: namecheap.com
Founder: Richard Kirkendall
Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA
Overall Ranking: 71 (out of 100)
Designed for: Newbie – Professional

At the time of this post, namecheap.com has a sale
of .48 cents, but that is for a .bid site

Names

Namecheap is a place that people buy their domains from but a lot of them transfer them to a better hosting site. The thing to remember is that the specials are for the first year. After that they go up in price and it is a yearly fee.

 

Namecheap has a good lead price of .48 cents for a .bid domain name, but if you want a .com its $10.69, a .net costs $12.88, a .org is $12.48. They’re all pretty comparable to other sites, but there are some that get pricey. For example a .build site is $64.88, but overall their in the ballpark. 

Namecheap is first and foremost a domain registrar. It’s a privately
owned company, not owned by a holding corporation.

Hosting

The Value plan $9.88 first year, (first column), is good for 3 websites, 20GB of storage, you also get 1 free .website Domain name. (renewal is $38.88 a year).

Professional plan is $19.88 first year, its good for 10 websites, 50GB of storage, you get 1 free .website domain name. (Renewal is $78.88 a year).

Ultimate plan is $29.88 a year, you get unlimited storage space, good for 50 websites, you get 1 .website domain name. (renewal is $129.88 a year).

Business SSD plan is $215.78 a year, 20GB of SSD(storage devise), 5000 GB os transfer storage, good for unlimited websites, 1 free .website domain name, and also you get PCI compliant, CloudFlare Railgun, eAccelerator, xCache, priority support. Renewal is the same 2nd year, $215.78. The Business SSD plan is also much faster due to the SSD storage.

They have caps on domains, data storage, etc. If you have a site with pictures and video’s, you’ll most likely hit an upgrade trigger. Even the top plan has a disc space cap.     

A screen shot of namecheap TTFB or time till first byte.


Summery of customer reviews:

Ron said: It’s time to ditch namecheap, started fine now lost its goodness

Rishabh said: Worst support ever, don’t use as a server
Jason says: Cannot get access to my domains
Bob said: Very responsive, bought a domain, lost my email, but its back
Mark said: Without warning blocked my site because of # of visitors
Bill said: Worst hosting I have ever dealt with
Tim said: Great price, very poor service


Pro’s :
1. Cheep to buy a Domain Name
2. 1 year of privacy free
3. Transparent with their plans and cost
4. 14 day money back guarantee

Con’s
1. Renewal rate is dramatically higher
2. Limited disc space
3. Low server speed
4. Not WordPress (You can download it)

Designed For: First time buyers of Domain names. If your going to have a small (limited pages and pictures) site,it may be right for you.
Tools and Training:  Basic tools to build your site, limited training via a walk through video.

Support:  24/7 reviews state quick online support, no phone support.

My Opinion:  If your going to have a small site with limited pages, it may be good for you. Great to buy domains, but transferring them to another host can take time.

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Hope you found this information useful.
All my best to your success,
Doug

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