iPage vs NameCheap

It can be difficult to decide on which web host to use, since there are so many out there to choose from. Reading up on comparisons can really help narrow down your options. The following will compare iPage hosting with NameCheap hosting.

Similarities:

  • Linux-based plans
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Beginner-friendly

Major Differences:

  • iPage comes with a free domain
  • iPage has a 30 day money-back guarantee, while NameCheap’s guarantee is only good for 14 days
  • iPage uses the vDeck control panel, while NameCheap uses the industry-standard cPanel
  • iPage has faster page-loading speeds
  • NameCheap has pricey renewal fees
  • NameCheap’s main service is domain registration
  • NameCheap has both Linux and Windows-based servers
  • NameCheap does not offer phone support
  • NameCheap has many plan limitations, including caps across domains, disk space, databases and email addresses

Plans:

iPage hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress
NameCheap hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • Reseller
  • Private Email hosting
  • WordPress available for installation

Prices:

Both iPage and NameCheap are known for having very cheap prices. NameCheap’s shared hosting can cost as low as $9.88/year, which comes out to about $0.82/month! Meanwhile, the cheapest shared hosting plan you can get with iPage costs $1.99/month. However, it should be noted that NameCheap has expensive yearly renewal prices.

Conclusion:

NameCheap’s most appealing quality is definitely their cheap prices. However due to expensive renewal fees, they don’t have much of an advantage in this category over iPage. Since there is no significant advantage in pricing, we must look at features and performance in order to determine a winner. In our opinion, iPage wins this matchup; their plan features have fewer limitations and they have faster page-loading speeds than NameCheap.

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