I have started my blogging journey from Blogger.com and moved to self hosted WordPress always recommend new blogger that you should start your blogging journey from free platform like Blogger and WordPress.
Once your blog getting traffic then invest some money to buy Domain Name and shared WordPress Hosting and start making money with advertising and affiliate marketing but never use both. I have tried many Hosting Service like Hostgator, Bluehost etc and I found that services of major hosting companies are same because it is a very competitive business segment.
Namecheap is a domain registration company but also provide their hosting services. Namecheap Hosting plans are very cheap as compare to their competitor even Namecheap provide same quality of hosting service. The only downside with Namecheap Hosting is support system. They only have Chat Based support system on the other hand most of the major hosting service provider have dedicated phone based support system.
I have never feel any difficulty to solve my issue related to domain name or hosting with chat based support system of Namecheap. Chat Based Support system is good because it is single point support for billing, Technical support where as in phone based support system you have to dial different extension no depend upon your query.
In term of payment Namecheap is ahead with its competitor, Namecheap accept Bitcoin for payment. In the case if you do not have fiat currency then you can pay in Bitcoin they will convert current price of Bitcoin in USD and renew your any services that you have purchased with Namecheap.
On WordPress platform Shared Hosting #1 choice of WordPress user at entry level. Shared hosting is a type of web hosting where a single physical server hosts multiple sites. Many users utilize the resources on a single server, which keeps the costs low. Users each get a section of a server in which they can host their website files. Shared servers can hosts hundreds of users.
Each customer using the shared hosting platform’s server has access to features like databases, monthly traffic, disk space, email accounts, FTP accounts and other add-ons offered by the host. System resources are shared on-demand by customers on the server, and each gets a percentage of everything from RAM and CPU, and other elements such as the single MySQL server, Apache server, and mail server.
Shared hosting offers the most cost-effective way to get a site online since the costs of maintaining a server are split among all the users. This style of hosting is best suited for a small website or blog that doesn’t require advanced configurations or high bandwidth. Since shared hosting is not sufficient for sites with high traffic, high volume sites should look to VPS or dedicated hosting solutions instead.
Silent feature of Namecheap Shared Hosting-:
1. 100% uptime service level agreement.-:
Namecheap offers a monthly Up time Guarantee (“Guarantee”) for the Hosted Services You purchase from Namecheap. If Namecheap fail to meet this Guarantee, as solely determined by Namecheap, due to an internal infrastructure or equipment failure, You will be eligible for a Service cycle prolongation for the time the Service was unreachable. T
he maximum Service cycle prolongation given may be one (1) month of free hosting. Depending on the type of the Service You use, different remedies may apply: Downtime must be confirmed by a staff member of our Support Team. A 100% monthly Guarantee covers all Value, Professional, Ultimate, Business, Stellar, Stellar Plus, Stellar Business and Dedicated server accounts.*
2.Namecheap use latest server technology.
Namecheap very transparent about the hosting server they use. Namecheap shared hosting use Dell or Supermicro hardware, and all servers have the latest Intel Xeon processors, plenty of RAM and fast SSD disks.
- Dell R430 / Dell R440
- Dual Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz / Dual Intel Xeon Gold 6140 2.3G
- RAM 256GB
- RAID6 SSD
All servers run CloudLinux 6.x Operating System with Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl and more. Namecheap does not use NGINX server whose performance is far better than Apache. Namecheap Stellar Business hosting servers are now based on the Cloud Storage. It allows converting the traditional bare metal (physical) Shared hosting servers to a Virtual machines (VM), running on highly available VM infrastructure.
3.AutoBackup at Free of cost-:
Namecheap is not famous like other hosting companies like Bluehost, Dreamhost and siteground which are officially recommended by WordPress community but some the feature are free which famous hosting companies does not provide at free of cost.
If you purchase Stellar Plus or Stellar Business you will get Auto backup at free of cost. with free Autobackup you can access to 6 daily, 3 weekly and 11 monthly backups, you can choose to restore or download your backups locally. With Namecheap Autobackup do all your websites get backed up, but also your account files, databases, email accounts, settings, and more.
4.Free Website Builder-:
With all shared hosting plan website builder comes at free of cost. With website builder you can Effortlessly place images, text, and videos exactly where you like throughout your website. You can Effortlessly place images, text, and videos exactly where you like throughout your website. you can Grow your business with a full range of payment tools and gateways, such as PayPal, Skrill, and Easypay. you can Move your existing website over to Namecheap and edit away. All it takes is a few clicks to import.
5.Free SSL Certificate-:
All Shared Hosting plans come with 50 free PositiveSSL certificates for one year, which are automatically set up.You will get one free SSL for every unique domain and subdomain. There is a maximum of 50 free SSLs per cPanel account. After one year if you want SSL certificate from a Certificate Authority. In this case, cPanel will assign you a self-signed certificate for free.
6.Free migration of website from other hosting service provider-:
Namecheap provide free migration of website from other hosting service provider in less than 24 hour. All you have to do is provide your existing hosting provider account login credentials. Namecheap Support Ticket system is protected by an SSL encryption, so all credentials submitted this way are protected. As an added security measure, Namecheap ask that you create a temporary password to be used only with this migration process and then reset it once complete.
Conclusion-: Namecheap pricing is very fair they also shows your next renewal cost. Other major hosting companies user interface is full of ads and their value added service. Namecheap user interface is very neat and clean. Namecheap provide free website migration where as top hosting company Bluehost which is officially recommended by WordPress community is not offer this feature. Namecheap does not comes under top hosting companies but they are very fair with their pricing and service they offer.
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