Review of Namecheap Web Hosting – 2021
Namecheap is a globally renowned Domain Registrar, founded in year 2000 by Richard Kirkendall. Today, Namecheap is managing over 10 million domains.
They are now expanding their footprints and few years back they started web hosting service as well.
In this page, you will get detailed Namecheap Review with live case study, links and proofs. We have covered every thing with images after a proper research.
Pros and Cons : Namecheap Web Hosting and Services
- Economically Priced,
- Option to Host 3 websites in base plan.
- Free SSL
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Free Website Builder
- CPanel with 1 click Installation (over 100 apps)
- Choice of Shared Hosting, VPS, Dedicated Server and Even Managed WP
- 24×7 Chat and Ticket Support
- Free Domain with Annual Plans
- Choice of server is USA and UK only.
- Windows Hosting not available
- Lack of resources for high traffic websites.
Review : Namecheap’s Uptime and Speed 2021
Namecheap stats of uptime and speed is mentioned in the table below. For your website, both loading speed and uptime are critical factors.
For latest figures of uptime and speed mentioned in our Namecheap review, you can click on the link provided below.
Just for knowledge, if you want to know the importance of Uptime SLA, you can check how .01% downtime impacts your website’s on this free Uptime calculator.
|May 2020||100%||385 ms|
|April 2020||100%||506 ms|
|March 2020||99.99%||619 ms|
|Feb 2020||99.99%||664 ms|
|Jan 2020||100%||529 ms|
Case Study: Real and Live Test of Website’s Hosted with Namecheap
To make this Namecheap Review honest, transparent and unique, We decided to check the performance of one live website hosted with Namecheap. You can check the details of this website here.
We checked its loading speed through Pingdom and GTMetrix and the live results are displayed below. We have attached all the proofs of nameservers with test results of Pingdom and Gtmetrix.
As you can see the snapshot attached (whois report) above, it is clearly mentioning the name of website and name servers.
This is a live third party website (in no way associated with us) which we have used to conduct speed test. The only purpose is to give you actual and transparent review.
We checked the fully load time through GTmetrix and server location was Canada. It only took 2.1 seconds for the page to load completely, which is superb for this one of the cheapest hosting. (GTmetrix snapshot attached as a proof)
We further decided to test it again and this time through another tool called Pingdom and from a different location, i.e. London.
As you can see above (proof attached) it only took 2.2 seconds for the page to load in a completely different geography.
This is a kind of unique test in itself which you will not find anywhere else. We tested a live third party website (which is not at all associated with us) and we have not made any efforts to optimize its performance.
In most of the reviews you will only see a dummy website which is hosted only for the test purpose and results may vary.
This case study with all the proofs will help you check everything yourself.
Our Verdict about Namecheap – Awesome choice if you have a tight budget.
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Review : Namecheap’s shared hosting plans
Namecheap offers three shared hosting plans which are – Stellar, Stellar Plus and Stellar Business.
All three shared hosting plans are affordable for new bloggers and small businesses.
Even with the base plan (Stellar) you get flexibility to host three websites which is rare. You cannot host more that 1 website with most of the web hosting companies.
This makes Namecheap an awesome choice for those who want maximum features within a tight budget.
Note: Namecheap has recently launched a managed WordPress hosting plan. Read EasyWP Reviews for detailed opinion
We have curated the list of all important features of Namecheap web hosting plans-
|Features||Stellar||Stellar Plus||Stellar Business|
|Number of Websites||3||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Free SSL for first year||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Storage||20 GB SSD||Unmetered SSD||50GB SSD|
|Free Website Builder||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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Stellar is the base plan which is full of features required for a small website. You get free domain, backup, unmetered bandwith and a descent storage of 20 GB which makes Namecheap really affordable.
For more details, you can all important features mentioned above (plan wise) and can choose your plan accordingly.
Special Note – Stellar Business customers will get free of cost “On Cloud” feature for better speed, security and uptime.
Review : Namecheap’s Customer Service
Namecheap offers 24×7 email and live chat support. Chat support team is helpful but few times, you will find their staff taking longer then required time.
We liked the concept of “Concierge Department” which is a dedicated cell to deal with complaints or queries which could not be resolved by chat team instantly.
Namecheap’s knowledge base is extremely helpful for beginners and will resolve most of your queries. The panel is interactive, easy to understand and solves most of the queries.
You can check this out before initiating a chat request to get the instant answers to most of your queries.
Have a look at knowledge base’s snapshot above.
Conclusion: NameCheap Review & Expert Opinion (Key Parameters)
- Customer Service
- Ease of Use
We will recommend NameCheap for low budget and new websites. Namecheap is a renowned Domain Registrar who is offering web hosting service as well. They have kept their pricing really low and this makes them a good to go choice for new blogs (specially when you do not want to invest too much in the beginning).
Their speed is excellent in USA and UK but in Asia, you need a CDN to get better speed.