Your opinion about NameCheap

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Hello Warriors,

this is my first post on this great forum.
To make it short, I have the intention to buy a domain name and hosting service, and I was advised to purchase from NameCheap.

what is your opinion, and do you have any alternative ?

Thank you in advance for your help
#domain #hosting #namecheap #opinion
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by carllat View Post

    do you have any alternative
    There are probably thousands of alternatives to Name Cheap. Pick one you like or go with a friend's recommendation. Every company named here will have both supporters and detractors. Find the features, prices, and testimonials that are what you want and run with it.

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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    What Steve said.

    However, as a NC user for domains, I love them. I have been buying domains there since 2006 and have a little over 100. Never an issue.

    As for hosting, I have never used them for hosting, but I tend to keep these two eggs in separate baskets. There are a LOT of good hosting companies out there. If you are looking for a recommendation, I have used 2 primarily for most of my hosting - LiquidWeb - I had a dedicated server - not cheap. JaguarPC - shared, VPN and dedicated server over the years. Never had an issue and great support.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author magentawave
    I've been using NameCheap for about 7 years now and have no complaints. Their chat customer support is good too.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    Ditto - have hundreds of domains, never a problem. Never used them for hosting either - so no comment there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Tracey
      As far as domain and SSL certificate purchases Namecheap can be classed as a definite go to.

      However I'm a firm believer in keeping my domain registrar and hosting service in two separate pockets
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  • Profile picture of the author actionplanbiz
    ive always used namecheap for domain names. never got their hosting though.

    im not sure if a company that focus on domain names would have great hosting. so i do hostgator
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    • Profile picture of the author ScottCofer
      Originally Posted by actionplanbiz View Post

      ive always used namecheap for domain names. never got their hosting though.

      im not sure if a company that focus on domain names would have great hosting. so i do hostgator
      Multiple domains for a handful of years ... no issues and always a good experience.

      I have used their hosting as well with no problems ... though I personally wouldn't register a domain and host on the same service.
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  • Profile picture of the author bmcgehee
    Namecheap has always treated me well. After around 50 domains I've never had a problem!
    cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author carllat
      Thanks a lot guys, it was very helpful, as you said I will put my eggs into separate baskets.
      for domain name I will go for NC, for hosting I will us hostgator.

      Be safe!
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      • Profile picture of the author magentawave
        Originally Posted by carllat View Post

        Thanks a lot guys, it was very helpful, as you said I will put my eggs into separate baskets.
        for domain name I will go for NC, for hosting I will us hostgator.

        Be safe!
        Regarding Hostgator... I've been using Hostgator for the last 9 years and their customer support was OUTSTANDING and I recommended them without hesitation to everyone. Sadly though, their support has gone way waaaaay down hill in the last year or two. It used to be you could always get someone on the phone quickly with a tech issue. Now, or as recently as a few months ago, I've been on hold for over an hour before giving up. I even tried calling a couple times in the middle of the night and was still on hold forever. They still have chat support but it's nice to actually talk to a human for certain issues so you can avoid the endless back and forth that inevitably happens when someone with ADD doesn't read or understand your tech issue. Also, they used to be great for going in and fixing stuff on your site that wasn't their fault and at no charge. (Like maybe you did something dumb.) I never abused this privelege and probably only needed them for a situation like this 3 or 4 times in the last 9 years but it was nice to know it was there in an emergency. That's not the case any longer because now they will tell you to "pound sand" and go somewhere else to get the problem fixed. No doubt this is what most hosts will tell you to do for issues that aren't their fault, but again, it was nice to know that they were willing to go above and beyond duty to help me if I screwed up.

        I should probably start a new thread about this as I want to change hosts.
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  • Profile picture of the author natorob
    Namecheap is great for domains... For hosting, I'd look elsewhere. Lots of hosting recommendations in WF
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  • Profile picture of the author Whintaked40
    NameCheap is a good webhosting site. I have buy a domain from them and have no problem yet. Customer support is also great.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    For the average person you will have no problems and they offer free privacy protection for the first year. I have purchased tons of domains from them in the past..

    However, they now want to be the domain police and if you use any domain from them to mail with and you get on any blacklists that they follow, they will null route your domain until you get it unlisted. For this reason, I no longer use them for buying domains for mailing.

    Again, for the average person this is unlikely, but I'm a large mailer and I buy data, so the risk is higher for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author mathompson
    Originally Posted by carllat View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    this is my first post on this great forum.
    To make it short, I have the intention to buy a domain name and hosting service, and I was advised to purchase from NameCheap.

    what is your opinion, and do you have any alternative ?

    Thank you in advance for your help
    Namecheap is a smart choice for buying domain
    i have bought 3 time here
    but there are a lot of places to buy domain like godaddy, 1&1...
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Sammut
    I have used Name cheap before, no problems with them. I use Godaddy regularly and they are great as well. Godaddy has lots of coupon codes which is awesome too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin McNally
    Very user friendly and at the moment they have lots of domain extensions for under a dollar that I am using to test some sites on,, for example .tech, .xyz etc...

    Also good if you are building PBN as they have private protection for a year free and most other domain companies charge a fee for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Namecheap is good for domain registration. But I suggest you to buy hosting from a reputed hosting companies which is not a part of EIG group. For hosting you can go with siteground.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Jackman
      thank you for your advices
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        I have Go Daddy, Google Apps, and Namecheap. I am inclined more towards Namecheap.

        I do like Google Apps but any problems with your C-Panel it can be a nightmare trying to get in touch with Google Customer Service


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        • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
          I've been with GoDaddy for YEARS, but just discovered that their affiliate program has been discontinued for quite a while and didn't find out about it until I tested my redirect link, which went to a rather wonky site.

          So I checked and for some reason, the redirect link was to a site you definitely want to stay away from.

          Godaddy didn't have a good answer how that happened, but they did tell me they no longer have an affiliate program. They DO have a partner program I could buy into for about $180 or so, but I don't really want to go into the domain registry business.

          So I explored and checked out NameCheap, and they do have a functioning affiliate program. I signed up and changed my redirect to THEIR link!

          All fixed. Now, I'm thinking I might want to register some of my names over there too and give it a shot.

          As for hosting, I'm using Hostgator to date, though the phone wait times are really a pain! Eventually, I think I'll upgrade to Liquid web... I also have a reseller account with HostTheName, which is good but doesn't really offer phone support that I can find.

          They do respond to emails VERY quickly though and fix things very fast if needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Jackman
    i think it's good for every newbie, everyone. very comfortable, stable and easy to use.
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  • Namecheap has been our choice for more than 10 domains we have. No complaints, fast customer service and there has been no problems so far since the time we choose them for our domains. I'm not pretty sure about their hosting though, other people choose other alternatives for hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author David McGimpsey
    I can only speak for the domain side, but I've always used Namecheap for domains and think they're great. Way back, once I reached 50 domains in my account, they gave me a permanent discount too! In 9 years I have never had an issue with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author asiabd2016
    NAMECHEAP is good, beside the namecheap you can see the GODADDY. Most of the time I use these two site & Hostgator. Thanks for your advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarriorWasim
    Hello, Namecheap is good and you can get domain for around $10 and free who is protection for one year. I normally use godaddy and namecheap so both are good. Thanks :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author ruthl3ss
    i started using namecheap a few months ago and has no problem with it. Try namesilo as well if you like an alternative
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  • Profile picture of the author avowzone
    Name Cheap = Service Cheap!
    The best and alternative service is godaddy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ackroyd
    I like Namecheap. They have the most competitive prices I've found and their support is good too.
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  • Profile picture of the author linux7802
    Namecheap is really good but while selecting hosting be careful, don't trust on fake reviews
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    • Profile picture of the author Ackroyd
      I have hosting with them too and it seems like good value to me. I've never had any problems with their web hosing or their domain hosting.

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  • Profile picture of the author buymebrand
    Namecheap support is better but they do not ensure hosting speed. So I think we should avoid their service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Namescheap is fine. Just don't spend too much time picking a domain name.

    A domain all by itself (no matter how good it sounds or where you get it) is worthless and useless.

    It's the marketing (traffic, leads and your ability to convert all of that through influence)...skills etc...along with taking consistent action daily doing these income producing activities...

    Are going to need your focus and determination more than just the domain purchase.

    So get on with it
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  • Profile picture of the author dburk
    Hi carllat,

    I have used Godaddy and Namecheap for a long time and have purchased hundreds of domains from both.

    If you are looking for high quality/low cost hosting on Cpanel servers then Namecheap would be my 1st choice. The price is low and the hosting is very secure and reliable. Even though Namecheap built their reputation on domain registrations their hosting is first rate (it is actually a data center ran by Dell computers who are not newcomers to data centers and hosting).

    Namecheap offers a great, low cost, world class hosting solution ran by Dell computers.

    HTH,

    Don Burk
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    NameCheap is the best place to register a domain.

    However, I have never heard anyone talking about their hosting either good or bad. There is cheaper hosting elsewhere if your budget is tight.
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