Now, your site may not be offline for hours at a time, and you may not be experiencing consistently slow page speeds. But for all of the small things, a good hosting company can save you and your company both time and money.
Overall website performance is essential not only to you, but it is also a key indicator to your customers. The faster and more efficient your website is, the more likely it is that your traffic stays on the page and leads to a conversion.
Cheap Or Expensive
I keep testing several different hosting companies. Some of which was incredibly cheap but lacking professional support. And some that were overly expensive but overlooked my site’s importance.
When I switch to Namecheap, I was very impressed with their consistency and reliability in keeping my website online and running smoothly. They even offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on their services.
Here are some Pros and Cons to using Namecheap as your web hosting service:
Incredibly fast hosting Very low downtime (2 minutes in the last 90 days) Easily test plugins before you install them on your live site Very easy to backup and restore your website Fix hacks for free Good customer support
Tickets are sometimes closed too quickly It is not the most affordable hosting service Server reliability and speed is definitely stable.
Backing up your website is easy and simple with Namecheap. It is very reminiscent of Window’s system restore. With one click, you can restore your website to its full working condition. This one-click backup restore save our sites on many occasions.
You can even set up automatic updating (one of my favorite features). When this happens, they will create a restore point before and after the update, just in case something goes wrong. This makes it easy to update while you are away from your computer without feeling insecure that your site may crash and require a lot of work to bring it back online.
Namecheap Hosting CPanel
The user interface of Namecheap is pretty simple and very usable once you get the hang of it, but the initial learning curve took me a few minutes to get used to it. This should be remedied with future updates as they refine their aesthetic approach to their web hosting platform. But maybe I just have incredibly high standards and think that everything should be beautiful.
Outside of its appearance, the CPanel is very much like any other. It is usable, but not ideal, though it functions a lot better than some I have used in the past.
If you want to rework your website or a client is asking for some grandiose changes, overhauling a website is made very easy with Namecheap. With a couple of clicks, you can backup and move the website to a test site as you make the changes. When you’re done it is quick and simple to make it live. This is another of my favorite features by Namecheap.
Namecheap Hosting Support
Namecheap support has been very good to us. Sometimes they get back to us within the hour, most often it takes about 90 minutes or so. A few times they close our tickets too quickly before the issue was completely resolved, but overall we have been very happy with their speed and accuracy in addressing our needs.
Namecheap Hosting Value
WP Engine can get pretty pricey depending on your needs. This can be a major deterrent, but we must realize that they are not trying to be a budget hosting company. And though you may be paying more for their services, the time and stress saved by their WordPress specialty end up paying for itself. We think that reliability and speed were more important to us and our clients than saving a few dollars a month.