What is Namecheap Hosting?
Namecheap was founded all the way back in 2000 by Richard Kirkendall.
Over the past 18 years, they’ve reportedly racked up three million customers.
Domain names are the name of Namecheap’s game (sorry, couldn’t resist), with over seven million under their control.
But here’s the thing:
We’ve seen this story before; Hosting A is good at X, so they leverage their brand name and deep pockets to muscle into new service Y. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re any good at it.
Namecheap starts strong with a free domain name, migrations, and extra plan features like backups.
Here are the full details:
1. FREE Domain and Migration
Namecheap excels at domain names. So it only makes sense that they’ll happily throw one in if you sign up for their hosting plan.
If you already have a website setup somewhere else, they’ll also help you migrate the service for free.
Kinda, sorta. We’ll come back to this in the Cons section below.
2. 30-day Money-Back Guarantee
Namecheap does offer a rock-solid money-back guarantee. You’ve got a full month to see if their service is right for you. Otherwise, it’s not too late to back out and try something else.
3. Fully-Loaded Value Plan
We’ve reviewed over 30 web hosts to date.
And for each one, we typically sign up for the most basic plan to set up our test website.
The reason is twofold:
- We want to be able to base these reviews on real data and performance figures.
- Most ‘base-level’ plans at each hosting company are pretty similar.
In other words – this allows us to compare apples to apples (for the most part). Each shared offer is fairly similar, with the same features offered on each.
4. Third-Party Reviews Are Excellent
We always like to get a pulse from existing customers to make sure each review isn’t just based on our own isolated experience.