Namecheap vs Bluehost - which site do you recommend?

by smodha
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Hey WF!

Just wanted to know which domain hosting service is better? Let me know what you think and why.

Thanks.

Sanj.
#bluehost #namecheap #recommend #site
  • Profile picture of the author Darnscotty
    Hey Sanj,

    i am with Bluehost. I am very happy and I use them for all my international websites (.com, .net. info etc). I was new with internet marketing and starting online and their site is very user friendly for a newbie. Straight forward. Unfortunately if you want to add more domains to your account, you must provide proof that you are who you say you are. Which is good in a sense of preventing scams.

    I wanted to add a second domain and didn't know what to do and contacted the customer support. Kept on getting the same email from them. So that took me some time to figure out what exactly they required from me.

    Probably because English isn't my first language. Other than that I have had no problems. Cpanel is easy to work with, they had videos that I watched so that I can learn how to start my blog.

    Although a lot of people suggest Hostgator, I must say I am very happy with Bluehost.
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    • Profile picture of the author andrealhendrick
      Blue host and host gator are both good solutions. Personally Ive had a slightly better experience using hostgator over bluehost. Not to mention Ive never had an issue adding more then one domain with host gator. I haven't had to add any extra information or proof of identity at all, just the initial information provided when I setup my original account.
      Originally Posted by Darnscotty View Post

      Hey Sanj,

      i am with Bluehost. I am very happy and I use them for all my international websites (.com, .net. info etc). I was new with internet marketing and starting online and their site is very user friendly for a newbie. Straight forward. Unfortunately if you want to add more domains to your account, you must provide proof that you are who you say you are. Which is good in a sense of preventing scams.

      I wanted to add a second domain and didn't know what to do and contacted the customer support. Kept on getting the same email from them. So that took me some time to figure out what exactly they required from me.

      Probably because English isn't my first language. Other than that I have had no problems. Cpanel is easy to work with, they had videos that I watched so that I can learn how to start my blog.

      Although a lot of people suggest Hostgator, I must say I am very happy with Bluehost.
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    • Profile picture of the author susansaunders
      I like Bluehost as too, Hostgator has also served me well. I would suggest that you use namcheap for domain purchases rather than hosting.
      Originally Posted by Darnscotty View Post

      Hey Sanj,

      i am with Bluehost. I am very happy and I use them for all my international websites (.com, .net. info etc). I was new with internet marketing and starting online and their site is very user friendly for a newbie. Straight forward. Unfortunately if you want to add more domains to your account, you must provide proof that you are who you say you are. Which is good in a sense of preventing scams.

      I wanted to add a second domain and didn't know what to do and contacted the customer support. Kept on getting the same email from them. So that took me some time to figure out what exactly they required from me.

      Probably because English isn't my first language. Other than that I have had no problems. Cpanel is easy to work with, they had videos that I watched so that I can learn how to start my blog.

      Although a lot of people suggest Hostgator, I must say I am very happy with Bluehost.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    When you say "domain hosting", are you referring to "web hosting" or "domain registrar"?

    Anyway, you should always separate your web hosting from your domain registrar.

    I'd use NameCheap for your domains and BlueHost or Hostgator for your web hosting.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      When you say "domain hosting", are you referring to "web hosting" or "domain registrar"?

      Anyway, you should always separate your web hosting from your domain registrar.

      I'd use NameCheap for your domains and BlueHost or Hostgator for your web hosting.
      THIS +1

      ... You should ALWAYS separate your web hosing from your domain registration.

      I've seen horror stories where hosting companies take your domain hostage if something goes wrong during your contract. Justhost did this once to a friend of mine, who lost his domain that he registered through them.

      Not only is it safer to separate registration, it's also slightly cheaper. You can register a domain for 6 or 7 bucks with Namecheap and a coupon code. Bluehost costs 10 dollars.
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      • Profile picture of the author M@tt
        Originally Posted by Brendan Mace View Post

        THIS +1

        ... You should ALWAYS separate your web hosing from your domain registration.

        I've seen horror stories where hosting companies take your domain hostage if something goes wrong during your contract. Justhost did this once to a friend of mine, who lost his domain that he registered through them.

        Not only is it safer to separate registration, it's also slightly cheaper. You can register a domain for 6 or 7 bucks with Namecheap and a coupon code. Bluehost costs 10 dollars.
        Generally I'd agree if it's some smaller operation. Unfortunately we've all seen many fly by night operations disappear in hours.

        I work for Namecheap and we treat domains, hosting, ssls etc all as their own individual products. Each is supported by a dedicated 24x7 team and customers are free to add/remove/modify/cancel services as they see fit, independently of each other.

        We also operate web-hosting.com which does just focus on hosting.

        I'm happy to answer any other questions you may have.
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    • Profile picture of the author smodha
      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      When you say "domain hosting", are you referring to "web hosting" or "domain registrar"?

      Anyway, you should always separate your web hosting from your domain registrar.

      I'd use NameCheap for your domains and BlueHost or Hostgator for your web hosting.
      Let me elaborate...

      I currently use Bluehost for Domain Name Registration and Domain Hosting. I've heard plenty of good things about Namecheap so I was thinking of using them for Domains Reg and use Bluehost for Hosting.

      At the moment I'm paying about $14.99 for reg & hosting and I want to streamline my costs. I ony need WordPress for my sites.
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      • Profile picture of the author M@tt
        Why not choose a reseller account where you can host a lot of sites for a single fee? It'll work out cheaper once you get to, say, 5+ sites.

        Most hosting companies, us included, don't make you actually resell the space. If you just want to host your own sites without having to pay for multiple accounts, that's fine.

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  • Profile picture of the author MMA1
    I will not advice you with neither of them I suggest hostgator they are the best by far
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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    For domain registrations use Namecheap and for web hosting Bluehost is a great option. What kind of website(s) are you looking to host?
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    • Profile picture of the author smodha
      Originally Posted by micksss View Post

      For domain registrations use Namecheap and for web hosting Bluehost is a great option. What kind of website(s) are you looking to host?
      I only create WordPress money sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author shakir
    Originally Posted by smodha View Post

    Hey WF!

    Just wanted to know which domain hosting service is better? Let me know what you think and why.

    Thanks.

    Sanj.
    M suggestion Godaddy, the best , reliable and all in one roof
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  • Profile picture of the author risingrank
    my pick is godaddy and hostgator
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  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    Another recommendation for Namecheap for domains here. I've been using Namecheap for my domains and they are very easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author BBery
    I always use a domain for godady, because GD is always issuing coupons for listing
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  • I like Namecheap because 1), they're cheap...and 2) domains and transfers are very easy. They have a good interface.
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  • Profile picture of the author IrfanJamil
    I use Namecheap For domain and hosting becoz it have good interface and easy to setup.
    They actice with live support also on namecheap facebook fanpage
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  • Profile picture of the author acaforreal
    I also use Bluehost and their service wonderful
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  • Profile picture of the author ahiddenkarl
    Well, first, don't read review sites articles to decide, ask real people. Warriorforum is a fantastic place and you can also try web hosting talk.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenrenolds
    For domains imo register with namecheap.
    Once you have a domian registered I suggest hostgator for your webhosting needs. You cant go wrong with them, there support and serer uptime are among the best.
    Originally Posted by andrealhendrick View Post

    Blue host and host gator are both good solutions. Personally Ive had a slightly better experience using hostgator over bluehost. Not to mention Ive never had an issue adding more then one domain with host gator. I haven't had to add any extra information or proof of identity at all, just the initial information provided when I setup my original account.
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  • Profile picture of the author andrej
    Bluehost is great for hosting and Namecheap is great for domains. In my opinion it is always better to register your domain with a domain registrar and buy hosting from a web hosting company. In such case you will have no problems to change your hosting provider if anything goes wrong and you will just change the DNS nameservers of your domain. This is how most webmasters do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    [UPDATE] I've decided to use Namecheap or Register.com for cheap domains reg and stick with Bluehost for hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author MoreTricks
    for domain registration namecheap is really gud.But if you are searching for a hosting provider then go with bluehost
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  • Profile picture of the author talking
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    Being in your place, I'd not concentrate my attention on only these two companies but widen your outlook.
    Think of having a deal with 4goodhosting.com.
    This company is able to satisfy the needs of the greater part of the webmasters.
    Support is active for 24 hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimseo
    i use godaddy and hostgator for web hosting. So far it's good
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    If it was between those two, I would go with Namecheap, because I would never ever use Bluehost again.
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  • Profile picture of the author KELLOGGS
    Out of those two Namecheap, but I'd say HostGator is better.
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  • Profile picture of the author jsmiz
    I'm using Bluehost. I'm pretty happy with them so far(been 2years). I've got my hosting account and 2 domains with it.

    Reading what some of you guys said about always using a different hosting & domain registar got me wondering: How do you guys set those up? Isn't it more expensive to buy domains & a hosting plan for each new site you want instead of having one hosting with multiple domains?
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  • Profile picture of the author wesawu
    I currently use Namecheap. I have used Hostgator in the past. I think either would be ok.
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  • Profile picture of the author WilsonA
    I use both of them right now and I recommend both of them
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  • Profile picture of the author nickjenkins
    namecheap is the best option
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