Squarespace vs Name.com

The following will compare Squarespace hosting with Name.com hosting. After we break down their similarities and differences, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support

Major Differences:

  • Name.com uses the industry-standard cPanel
  • Name.com has WordPress plans readily available
  • Name.com has a 30 day money-back guarantee, while Squarespace offers a 14 day free trial
  • Squarespace does not offer phone support
  • Squarespace functions as an all-in-one website builder
  • Squarespace is ideal for designers, portfolios, photographers, boutique businesses, online shops and bloggers
  • Squarespace is known for their aesthetically pleasing design templates

Plans:

Squarespace hosting:
  • Personal
  • Business
  • Basic
  • Advanced
Name.com hosting:
  • Shared
  • WordPress

Prices:

Name.com is the cheaper option, with shared hosting plans start at $4.99/month. Squarespace, on the other hand, has hosting plans starting at $12.00/month.

Conclusion:

We are not particularly fond of either of these web hosts, but we’d have to recommend Squarespace over Name.com. Although Squarespace is more expensive, they are worth the extra money, simply because of how terrible Name.com is. Name.com’s uptime, page-loading speeds, and technical support have all tested below average.

For more information on Name.com and Squarespace, check out the videos below: