NameCheap vs Web.com

If you’re on the search for a web host, there are many options out there. Side-by-side comparisons can help narrow down the hosts that you are considering. The following will compare NameCheap with Web.com.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support
  • Uptime guarantee
  • Linux and Windows-based servers

Major Differences:

  • Web.com has better uptime
  • Web.com only offers 3 plans in total (all shared), while NameCheap has a variety of plans to choose from
  • Web.com has a 30 day money-back guarantee, while NameCheap has an unusually short 14 day money-back guarantee
  • NameCheap’s main service is domain registration
  • NameCheap does not offer phone support
  • NameCheap has many plan limitations, including caps across domains, disk space, databases and email addresses

Plans:

NameCheap hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • Reseller
  • Private Email hosting
  • WordPress available for installation
Web.com hosting:
  • Shared
  • WordPress available for installation

Prices:

NameCheap lives up to their name, with shared hosting can cost as low as $9.88/year, which comes out to about $0.82/month. Meanwhile, Web.com’s shared plans start at $5.95/month.

Conclusion:

Although Web.com has more reliable uptime and less limited plan features, we still prefer NameCheap. NameCheap has a wider-range of plans to choose from, making them more versatile than Web.com. However, the big difference is in pricing, as NameCheap is significantly cheaper than Web.com. Even though Web.com has superior plan features and uptime reliability, it’s not enough of an advantage to justify paying far more money.

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