Weebly vs NameCheap

If you’re having trouble deciding between Weebly and NameCheap, we can help. Below, we’ll break down their hosting similarities and differences, and at the end, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support
  • Linux & Windows-based servers

Major Differences:

  • NameCheap does not offer phone support
  • NameCheap has many plan limitations, including caps across domains, disk space, databases and email addresses
  • NameCheap is primarily a domain registrar
  • Weebly has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee, while NameCheap has an unusually short 14 day money-back guarantee
  • Weebly’s technical support has a very poor reputation
  • Weebly offers a free plan that comes with 500mb of storage and all the basic necessities for website building/hosting
  • Weebly’s mobile sites are not customizable

Plans:

Weebly hosting:
  • Free
  • Starter
  • Pro
  • Business
  • Performance
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, Weebly has a very basic Free plan (detailed above) that is great for temporary sites. However, their next cheapest plan costs $8.00/month.

Conclusion:

Unless Weebly’s basic Free plan will suffice for your hosting needs, NameCheap is the superior host in terms of value.  Although NameCheap’s plan features are relatively limited, they are still a great deal for the price you are paying. Weebly has solid uptime and fast page-loading speeds, but their notoriously non-responsive technical support and limited amount of plans to choose from prevent them from being a top-tier web host.

For more information on Weebly and NameCheap, check out the videos below: