Hello guys, we’re here for another web hosting review! Today we will be reviewing a very competitive and world-class web host NameCheap. What I like about them is their pricing; they offer very cheap web hosting pricing. Below is a photo of their different web hosting prices, compared to other web hosting providers (which I will be giving alternatives later), they are one of the cheapest in the industry.
When it comes to supporting and service, they are not necessarily the best; but because of their “cheap pricing”, it is totally worth a shot.
Now if you look at their shared hosting plans, their hosting packages look very cheap.
Namecheap basic or Stellar package only costs $24.88 a year. Now you may not know this, but before they actually had a renewal fee which costs, if I’m not wrong, about $20 a month. But now, they had to rethink their pricing and offers made even much cheaper.
The Stellar package consists of a 20 GB SSD- Accelerated Disk Space, which means it has faster service for their clients, an unmetered bandwidth, up to 3 websites, and an extra website builder to get you started.
Now with their Stellar Plus, you get an unmetered SSD- Accelerated Disk Space which is perfect for websites with heavy traffic. Now for a$46.88 a year, that’s a bargain. While Stellar Business may look very expensive, in a different perspective, you’re a getting a bargain, but this is only recommended for those large companies that require a magnitude of web hosting power.
Speed, Uptime, Support
Speed is the greatest factor to judge a web hosting provider, and while Namecheap’s not the best when it comes to speedy loading, they’re rather quite competitive at it.
Namecheap may not be a household name when it comes to web hosting, you can say they are one of the profounds. Ranking at the 7th place in the best web hosting providers, their page speed is quite fast at 3.15s and a 99.95% uptime, and an average 2.2 hours waiting time for support.
Namecheap performs impressively in the Page Speed test, with an average result of 3.15 seconds. Its best run was 2.09 s but has been as bad as 72.71 s. Namecheap’s most recent result on Mar 23 was 2.40 seconds. Namecheap proves that they have consistent, low page load times. While I bet it could be improved if they enabled compression and caching headers, their stats are something other hosts strive for.
Namecheap performs pretty average in the Uptime and Reliability test, with an average result of 99.95% of the time. Its best run was 100% but has been as bad as 84.93%.
Namecheap performs also averagely in the Support test, with an average result of 2.2h waiting time. Its best run was 0.1 hours but has been as bad as 6.0 hours.
The 3 “Must Haves” of Web Hosting
What are the top 3 things I look for in a web hosting company?
If a host can’t serve your pages quickly, your visitors are going to leave. Studies have shown that internet users are very impatient (I know I am), so if your site takes more than 5 seconds to load, everyone’s going to abandon it.
Who cares how fast your site loads if it isn’t up? Not only does a down site ruin your reputation with your visitors, it also kills your search engine rankings. Strive for a host that has an uptime of 99.99% (that’s a maximum outage of 5 minutes per month).
I need help with my sites all the time. And who’s going to help me resolve my problems? The host’s tech support team. There’s nothing worse than waiting more than a day with a broken site until your host’s support can get back to you. Pick a host that responds quickly and has reliable customer service.