NameCheap is a leading domain name registration and hosting company, and it is authorized by ICANN. This company was established in 2002 and has developed more than 500,000 domain clients till now.
In recent years, NameCheap is getting more and more popular with the expansion of business. But for many webmasters, it is still hard to get objective and authentic information about its hosting service. The company offers four shared hosting plans – Value, Professional, Ultimate and Business SSD which are priced from $3.98/mo, $7.48/mo, $13.98/mo and $19.98/mo respectively.
However, NameCheap is actually not a good choice for webmasters who desire cost-effective and powerful hosting solutions. It gives limited features with slightly high pricing level. Take the Value plan as an example. Unlike other hosts offering unlimited disk storage and bandwidth, NameCheap only gives customers 25 GB disk space, five hosting domains and websites and 50 subdomains in this basic plan. It doesn't support some important hosting features such as SSH, Ruby on Rails, Cron Jobs, etc.
Besides its limited features, customers also complain about its other services like spam filter. NameCheap claims that it has tough anti-spam protection, but as many customers reflect, it always identifies work emails as spam. It is clear that this company overstates the products and services.