NameCheap and are two very similar and evenly-matched web hosts. However, we do believe we can crown a true winner. Below, we’ll break down their similarities and differences, and at the end, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.


  • 24/7 customer support
  • Industry-standard cPanel
  • No phone support
  • Short money-back guarantees (15 day for, 14 day for NameCheap)
  • Primarily domain registrars
  • Both have many plan limitations

Major Differences:

  • has a starter plan that starts at just $.25/month that comes with basic features, perfect for small blogs or email hosting
  • does not have an uptime guarantee
  • NameCheap has a far wider-range of plans to choose from
  • NameCheap has both Windows and Linux-based servers, while only uses Linux


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


These are two of the cheapest web hosts out there. 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. As for, aside from their extremely cheap Starter plan (costing just $.25/month), their next cheapest plan is their Professional plan, which costs $2.50/month.


This is a close matchup, since both and NameCheap are incredibly affordable, popular, and useful hosts for anyone with basic hosting needs. However, overall, we’d have to give the advantage to NameCheap. NameCheap is more versatile, since only offers shared Linux hosting. NameCheap also comes equipped with an uptime guarantee, allowing for more peace of mind. Other than these two major differences, NameCheap and are nearly a draw, so therefore we would recommend NameCheap over

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