Hostinger Vs NameCheap: A close competition
Hostinger and NameCheap, both have a close match, with both of them having certain good and bad sides. It can be confusing to choose one of these for your site. Though Hostinger provides value for money with its better pricing, great user experience and other features. Both have a great infrastructure but Hostinger has a slight edge over NameCheap. When it comes to security, you would definitely want to go for Hostinger because of its robust security.
Plans and pricing
Hostingers plans considerably saves your money as compared to that of NameCheap. Hostinger and NameCheap both provide shared WordPress, VPS and email hosting. While NameCheap provides reseller hosting and dedicated hosting and Hostinger provides cloud VPS hosting.
Hostingers’ monthly term is more expensive with its renewal prices. Hostingers’ VPS prices are lower with a long-term commitment in order to get the cheapest rates.
The overall prices for Hostingers’ plans are lower than NameCheap.
Hostinger offers slightly better features as compared to NameCheap.
Hostingers’ shared plan comes with CloudLinux OS, 1x-4x memory and processing power, hPanel dashboard which is custom developed for improving user experience by simplifying the navigation. LSCache, SSD disk space, Cloudflare protected nameservers, WordPress acceleration, free SSL, domain and site migration, and a website builder.
NameCheap, with its shared hosting offers one free domain, automatic SSL installation, auto-backup, free website builder, free site migration, and jailed SSH.
However, free CDN is available on all 3 WordPress plans of Hostinger whereas NameCheap offers free CDN only with its two higher WordPress plans.
Both the hosting providers offer great features but NameCheap lags a bit behind compared to Hostinger.
Hostinger has a faster response time as compared to NameCheap.
Hostinger offers 24/7 live chat, ticket, email support, and has ‘priority support’ at some rates. NameCheap offers support through tickets and 24/7 live chat but it can be quite slow.
Hostinger provides professional help, it also offers multiple tutorials together with a blog and a well maintained knowledgebase.
In terms of providing quality user experience through professional support, Hostinger has an upper hand.
Similar to Hostinger, NameCheap also utilizes SSD for storage. NameCheap allows its users to choose from the UK and the US datacenters while Hostinger has Tier-3 redundant datacenters across 7 different regions.
To make sites load faster, Hostinger uses LSCache plugins, Cloudflare CDN, dual uplinks which has multiple ISPs for achieving high availability, and GZIP compression while NameCheap fully redundant datacenters along with eAccelerator and xCache, CDN, and cloud storage.
Analyzing the infrastructure of both Hostinger and NameCheap, NameCheap has a slight edge over Hostingers’ performance.
When it comes to security, Hostinger is the best compared to any web hosting provider, and the results are not different when the comparison is against NameCheap.
Hostinger offers robust security to protect your website from a wide range of cyber threats. It uses SSL certificate, CDN, RAID-10 for data redundancy, weekly/daily backups, LVE containers for account isolation, prognostic and proactive monitoring of server, Wanguard anti-DDoS protection, and Bitninja/Imunify360.
When compared to NameCheap, its basic security measures include account security measures, two factor authentication, and DDoS protection. And provides CDN and VPN with an extra price for that.
Hostinger clearly outperforms NameCheap considering security offered by both the hosting providers.
Final thoughts on Hostinger Vs NameCheap
Hostinger and NameCheap are close competitors in terms of pricing, features and performance. While Hostinger has a clear edge over NameCheap in terms of security and support. On analysing the services provided by both the web hosting providers we can deduce that Hostinger wins the overall competition.
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