NameCheap vs HostMonster

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 NameCheap hosting with HostMonster hosting.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support
  • Industry-standard cPanel
  • Uptime guarantee

Major Differences:

  • NameCheap does not offer phone support
  • NameCheap has many plan limitations, including caps across domains, disk space, databases and email addresses
  • NameCheap has Linux and Windows-based servers, HostMonster only has Linux
  • NameCheap is primarily a domain registrar
  • HostMonster lacks month-to-month payment plans
  • HostMonster’s customer support has a better reputation
  • HostMonster has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee, while NameCheap has an unusually short 14 day money-back guarantee

Plans:

HostMonster hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress available for installation
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 just $0.82/month! Meanwhile, shared hosting with HostMonster starts at $9.49/month, and that’s only if you agree to a 3-year plan.

Conclusion:

If you’re looking for the highest-quality hosting, regardless of price, HostMonster is the superior option. They have less limited plan features, better technical support, and more reliable uptime. However, NameCheap is significantly cheaper, offering shared hosting that costs about the same for a full year as HostMonster does for just one month. While HostMonster has the edge in performance and features, hosting with NameCheap is the better value purchase.

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