NameCheap vs DreamHost

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 DreamHost hosting with NameCheap hosting.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 support
  • Wide-range of hosting plans
  • Uptime guarantee
  • No phone support

Major Differences:

  • NameCheap has many plan limitations, including caps across domains, disk space, databases and email addresses
  • NameCheap has pricey renewal fees
  • NameCheap has both Linux and Windows-based servers, while DreamHost uses only Linux
  • DreamHost has superior uptime reliability
  • DreamHost has top-notch technical support
  • Unlike NameCheap, DreamHost does not use the industry-standard cPanel, which can cause difficulties for those accustomed to this format
  • DreamHost has a very lengthy 97 day money-back guarantee, whereas NameCheap has an unusually short 14 day money-back guarantee

Plans:

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

Prices:

NameCheap has some of the cheapest hosting available. Their 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 DreamHost costs around $7.95/month. However, it should be noted that NameCheap has expensive renewal prices, which evens the score a bit.

Conclusion:

If you’re looking for the best host in terms of performance, DreamHost is the clear winner in this matchup. They are more reliable, have better support, a far longer money-back guarantee, and superior plan features. However, NameCheap does have a few advantages over DreamHost. First of all, they are significantly cheaper, with plans for less than a dollar a month. Secondly, NameCheap is more beginner-friendly, as they use the industry-standard cPanel.

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