Namecheap Web Hosting Review

Namecheap is a global leader in domain names and web hosting. They were among the first companies to offer cheap, reliable services for people who need an electronic signature or two on their website (and even more). With over 14 million domains registered since 2000 – including many major industry-specific terms such as .NET, NameCheaps’ dream has become reality.


Namecheap’s headquarters are situated in Phoenix, Arizona where they monitor and maintain three data centers: one near their hometown of Nottingham (UK) another close by on Dutch soil at Amsterdam city center, and lastly but not least importantly- right here across town from us.

Their site is quick, intuitive, and easy to navigate. The color schemes make you feel welcomed as soon as you log on with their cute hedgehog mascots that are also tech-savvy! There’s more information about Namecheap found in the FAQ section of their blog where they answer all the questions made.

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You can choose between English, Euro or one of several other currencies for your payment and they also offer custom grip templates in addition to their standard ones.


Namecheap offers cheap domains, but that’s not all. It also provides absurdly affordable shared hosting which starts at $1.58 per month (if you subscribe for a year) and handled WordPress solutions to name just some.

With most hosting plans, you get to select your server location. However, some of these are cheaper than others if they have a US-based data center like Stellar does at $1.58 per month with no monthly fees! If you go for the UK or European ones though it will cost more expensively priced out pricing being around $2.44 month each time instead which may be worth considering before making any final decisions on where best suited in regards to what kind of internet connection speed that’ll work well enough.

Going with an annual or biennial billing cycle will get you a free domain name registration, while monthly ones won’t. With “Stellar” the total cost for your website is $25 per month! For this price not only do we provide support for up to three websites but also 20GB of storage (SSD space) and unlimited bandwidth; free positive SSL certificate protection on all domains available through our control panel.

Namecheap offers a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try out their services without spending any ether. They also accept credit card payments, PayPal, Bitcoin, and altcoin!

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The company’s data centers are located in the USA, United Kingdom, and Europe. Our shared hosting servers can be found near PhoenixNAP (Phoenix Arizona) while our VPS carriers have their headquarters at Timico close to Nottingham England. Finally, they maintain dedicated hardware for your website needs with an excellent service record from previous customers who were happy about how quickly it got up and running.

Namecheap has partnered with Afternic to give their customers an easy way of selling their domains – using the Fast Transfer option. This means that you can get your transfer done in just minutes, instead of days- which is usually how long these types of transactions normally take.

Website Building

You can start your domain name with NameCheap by picking out a hosting plan and tapping into “Get Started”. Their plans are all laid out in front of you, making it easy for anyone to choose one that works best. Keep in mind that for an additional $1, the UK and EU data center locations are available. You can also get up to 45% off if you go with a longer billing period.

You can register a new domain for as low as $0-500, depending on what kind of company you want it to be. Adding a free domain to your hosting plan is easy and only takes minutes. You can choose from over 50 different TLDs, including .fun or studio for creative domains! After setting up the basic information like username/password you’ll be ready to go on whichever platform best suits what type of site builder software you want their new website hosted through.

Creating a NameCheap account is easy and fast. After filling out some information, you’ll have your new hosting plan up in no time! There are even tutorials on how to use their services for beginners. But there’s more than meets expectations here: while waiting in line (literally), be sure to take time out for an email with helpful how-to guides aimed at beginners; this way when things go wrong or if something new pops up they’ll help keep everything running smoothly.

  • Free website building tools
  • 30-day money-back guarantee on hosting plans
  • Nice variety of hosting products available
  • Works with all entry-level plans supports up to 3 domains
  • No phone support
  • Price rise upon renewal


Namecheap has a pretty decent network connection, but it’s not one of the fastest we’ve seen. When testing their site out for ourselves though and doing some research on other providers in order to get an idea of what speed you can expect from each company – NameCheaps seemed quite speedy.

The site loaded quickly and successfully with a loading time of 2.5 seconds for each request, which is an excellent performance in today’s world where most websites take much longer than they should load due to their heavy usage patterns that often cause errors on the page such as broken images or missing plugins from social media sites like Twitter (which can be accessed through CKEditor).

With Namecheap’s official site up for two weeks, we were able to monitor its performance using UptimeRobot and recorded 11 minutes of downtime as well as a few major spikes in response time. This isn’t something you should worry too much about since the domain was accessed 99% times while active.


The Help Center is a great place to start for those who want help with their domain names. You can find a number of how-to videos on Namecheap’s website to help you get back up and running if your site goes down. The company offers email support for those who want instant assistance without having their computer screens filled with frustrating errors messages while they wait patiently at home wondering why all these things keep failing.

Namecheap’s support team is available 24/7 to help you with any of your questions or concerns. You can reach them via live chat, which will allow for quick responses on the go without having to worry about waiting in line at an office mysteriously near where one lives; as well there should be no need since both customer service representatives and knowledge base are linked directly from cPanel.

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