NameCheap vs Flywheel

With so many web hosts out there, it can be difficult to decide which to use for your hosting needs. Reading up on head-to-head hosting comparisons can help you narrow down your top choices. Below, we’ll break down the similarities and differences between Flywheel and NameCheap, and at the end, we’ll give our best hosting advice.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support

Major Differences:

  • NameCheap has both Linux and Windows-based servers
  • NameCheap has a wide-range of plans, while Flywheel only has VPS WordPress hosting plans
  • NameCheap has many plan limitations, including caps across domains, disk space, databases and email addresses, while FlyWheel is equipped with highly advanced features
  • NameCheap has an unusually short 14 day money-back guarantee, while Flywheel has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee
  • Flywheel is designed specifically for freelancers, creative agencies, and designers
  • Flywheel tested as one of the fastest web hosts, and is much faster than NameCheap
  • Flywheel is known for their beautiful interface
  • Flywheel has more reliable uptime

Plans:

Flywheel hosting:
  • VPS WordPress (Pay-per-site and bulk plans available)
NameCheap hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • Reseller
  • Private Email hosting
  • WordPress available for installation

Prices:

While Flywheel’s performance is top-notch, their plans are quite expensive. Their cheapest plan, the ‘Tiny’ plan, costs $15.00/month. Meanwhile, 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! Significant advantage for NameCheap in this category.

Conclusion:

Flywheel and NameCheap are extremely different, making for a very interesting comparison. While Flywheel is a premium VPS WordPress-specific web host, NameCheap is a far more basic, yet very affordable host that offers a wide-range of hosting plans. When it comes to performance, hosting quality, and features, Flywheel dominates NameCheap in just about every category. They are much faster than NameCheap with more reliable uptime, and their interface is quite popular. However, Flywheel only offers one kind of hosting, making them less versatile than NameCheap. On top of this, NameCheap is significantly cheaper.

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