Name.com Hosting Review

Name.com offers options for domain registration and web hosting, including WordPress. However, right off the bat, we’ll let you know that Name.com does not have VPS or dedicated hosting, so if that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll need to look elsewhere. Name.com simply offers a few basic and affordable shared hosting plans. The cheapest plan, called Startup, starts at $4.99/month (if you agree to a yearlong plan). Check out the details below:

Startup ($6.99/month or $4.99/month for 1 year)
  • Supports 1 website
  • 10 GB of disk space
  • 100 GB bandwidth
  • 100 email accounts
  • 10 MySQL dbs

Name.com has received pretty mixed reviews. First, let’s focus on the good stuff.

Pros of using Name.com:
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Name.com supports several non-profit organizations
  • WordPress options
  • Relatively cheap

Now, for the bad.

Cons of using Name.com
  • Speed, uptime reliability, and support have all tested below average for a web host
  • While the plans are relatively cheap, there are other web hosts that perform far better for the same or even less money
  • Limited options — only shared and WordPress options

In conclusion, we wouldn’t recommend Name.com, simply because there are multipleĀ web hosts that are superior in function and costs the same or less. Furthermore, their hosting options are limited. While it does have some redeeming qualities, it’s tough to argue that Name.com can give you the best bang for your buck.

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