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NameCheap Promo Codes for December 2016
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NAMECHEAP DOMAIN COUPON CODES
|gets you standard discounts on one-year registrations or transfers of .com/.net/.org/.info/.biz||1 Jan. 2017|
|Register Domains From Just $3.98/yr||1 Jan. 2017|
|$0.99/year Whois Privacy for Namecheap domains||1 Jan. 2017|
|Get .xyz for just $0.88/yr||1 Jan. 2017|
|.Me just $6.88/year||1 Jan. 2017|
|Just $6.88 for .Design||1 Jan. 2017|
|.Biz $9.88/year||1 Jan. 2017|
|.Us just 0.88$/year||1 Jan. 2017|
|.Co 8.88$/year||1 Jan. 2017|
|.Club just 0.88$/year||1 Jan. 2017|
|Special offer: .Website now FREE with any hosting plan||1 Jan. 2017|
|.UK coupon for just $7.58/y||1 Jan. 2017|
|$8.49 for domain transfer (Free 01 year WhoisGuard)||1 Jan. 2017|
NAMECHEAP HOSTING & VPS COUPON CODES
|NameCheap Reseller starting $1.00/m (FREE .Website domain)||1 Jan. 2017|
|$7.9/year (20% off) Shared hosting. + free .Website domain||1 Jan. 2017|
|Save 20% (only $1.3/mo) on Professional Shared Hosting||1 Jan. 2017|
|Save 30% on Ultimate Hosting Package||1 Jan. 2017|
|40% off Reseller.||1 Jan. 2017|
|Save 40% VPS Hosting||1 Jan. 2017|
|50% off Reseller Hosting||1 Jan. 2017|
|25% off Dedicated hosting||1 Jan. 2017|
|40% off your first month’s Dedicated Servers.||1 Jan. 2017|
|PositiveSSL for $1.99||1 Jan. 2017|
|RapidSSL for $4.99||1 Jan. 2017|
NAMECHEAP RENEWAL COUPON CODES
|$9.97/yr for .COM/.NET renewal + $0.99 WhoisGuard||1 Jan. 2016|
|15% off domain renewals, Offer valid for single-year or multi-year renewals.||1 Jan. 2016|
|WhoisGuard Privacy renewal only $0.99||1 Jan. 2016|
NAMECHEAP TRANSFER COUPON CODES
|10% off domain transfer||1 Jan. 2016|
|Transfer domains from GoDaddy: $7.99/yr/each||1 Jan. 2016|
How to use Namecheap Renewal Coupon for the best?
You won’t need one for the savings Namecheap include with their multi-year renewal benefits. Just renew for several years at a time; a coupon is not required as the savings is included :).
Namecheap Clients’ Testimonials
“NameCheap is brilliant”
I’m rarely compelled to write testimonials but in the case of NameCheap, I can make an exception. I’ve been using NameCheap for years now and have never been anything short of extremely happy with their service.
I love simplicity and their control panel is just that, simple (yet powerful). I trust NameCheap and this isn’t something that can be said about any registrar.
“Kudos to Misha in Support!”
Just wanted to send out a HUGE thank you to Misha in support.
I had let a domain name slip away without meaning to, and it was dangerously close to hitting the Redemption Period, at which time I would have had to pay a $200 fee to get my domain name back.
Misha jumped on the ticket, explained to me that the domain was schedule to go to redemption status at any moment (a fact I had verified before I contacted support) and that she would attempt to renew for me *immediately* if I wished to try and avoid the $200 fee.
We were successfully able to retrieve the domain name before it went to redemption – saving me $200 that I may very well have spent in order to get the domain name back.
Thank you Misha, for being on the ball, explaining very clearly what was going on, and staying on the ticket so we could get this taken care of ASAP. Your professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile is noted, and greatly appreciated.
“Thank you to Lena S”
After stressing for hours about my domain, and wondering why it wasn’t propergating, I spoke with Lena S on the Live Chat – and boy, if I had of known they’d be so helpful, I would have spoken to them earlier!
Whilst my issue was simple, Lena went into depth discussing how/why my issue had occured, and what I needed to do to fix it.
What I was most impressed with was their willingness to support me, even though my host was with another company. Walking me through the steps, and explaining them along the way, I was able to get my issue resolved.
I will rest easy tonight – thank you Lena!
“customer support was SUPER”
honestly, I must confess you guys are the BOMB ! simply the best in terms of customer support,I wanted to change my nameservers to another registrar and you went beyond my expectation, why am I saying this, other web host companies did not do as you did, they simply left me in the dark the same request and yet you went beyond them
thanks name cheap
“Live Chat saved my day. Thanks Lena S.”
I have to say I love namecheap for the live chat. I have worked with a few other registrars over the past 5 or so years and never got this level of fast and efficient customer service. I don’t mean to bad mouth anyone but namecheap, you are just great.
I was struggling with registering a .ca domain today and spoke to Lena S. She did everything she could to help me out from suggesting changes to trying out the registration herself. We finally got it registered and I have to say, usually I don’t experience live chat staff getting so deep with an issue. It was a surprise but I loved it.
Thank you NameCheap!
“3 Cheers for Marta K.”
I chatted earlier with Marta K about a domain transfer!
She was quick, responsive, knowledgeable and helped with all my questions!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
“Ilya.P on the graveyard shift is awesome!”
Just a quick heads up that Ilya P. was helpful, polite, knowledgeable and got our question taken care of right away!
“Thank you Asia K.!”
I had been on the fence about a domain name, and I was wondering how I would go about deleting it if I ever came to that, and how to get a new one, and Asia K. patiently answered all of my questions and gave me all the options to which I could go about doing so. The information was so good, that I copied and pasted it into a document so I could keep it reference sake!
Once again, thanks Asia for all your help!
“Sergey O rocks”
Thanks to Sergey O for assisting with my domain transfer. He spent almost half an hour looking into my account and offered to manually fix the issue for me. Top ratings for Sergey – Thank You So Much!
Namecheap is the popular domain name hosting and registration service provider. It is authorized by ICANN, it was founded in the year 2002 and has created above 500,000 domain customers till today.Recently this hosting company is obtaining becoming more famous with the development of business.
Namcheap is super domain name registrar: Low price, interface is easy to understand, user-friendly, service is instant
They have great services: I’m Namecheap’s custommer for more than three years and they are absolutely the best company out there when it comes to domains/hosting. Their customer service is great, they get back at you very quickly and they are always very helpful!
We have been a fan of Namecheap for many years, but not because of their shared hosting. Nope,… Namecheap are well known (and highly respected) for their domain registration services, and we have a separate Namecheap review on that aspect coming very soon. This does not mean that Namecheap are novices when it comes to web hosting though.
We must add that Namecheap and Webhostingbuzz are different companies despite being run by the same people, and we cannot say whether they share the same support teams or datacenters etc. Either way, the point is that Namecheap has much experience behind it in the web hosting field and that is reflected both by our editorial review and our Readers Namecheap reviews in the comments below.
The normal shared hosting plans are the following:
- Value – This comes with 20GB disk space and can host up to 3 domains. It costs $9.88 for the first year, and $38.88 per year thereafter.
- Professional – This comes with 50GB disk space and can host up to 10 domains. It costs $19.88 for the first year, and $78.88 per year thereafter.
- Ultimate – This is an unlimited disk space plan, and can host up to 50 domains. It costs $29.88 for the first year, and $129.88 per year thereafter.
The SSD Hosting Plan is called the “Business SSD”. It is significantly more than other hosting plans, but comes with some very cool specifications. It includes SSD storage (much faster than standard disks), 5GB Bandwidth, Cloudflare Railgun, PCI Compliance (required if storing credit card details on your server) and hosts fewer users per server. It costs $19.88 if paying monthly, or $17.98 per ,month when paying yearly.
THE CONTROL PANEL
When you manage your services with Namecheap you will find that there are a mix of different systems used to manage your account. This was somewhat made a little complicated when the website redesign happened, and you have the domain management still being on their old design, a somewhat more recently modified Hosting dashboard (which seems to incorporate Invoices and billing) and their Support department using the excellent Kayako support system. To be honest it does feel a little muddily, but it does seem they are still in the process of updating it all so we won’t dwell too much about it at this stage. These things do take time to roll out.
You can see a screenshot below of a hosting account we got cheap that we use as a backup hosting for this site (we have never needed to use it though). At $9.88 for the year you can’t really go wrong!
The actual Hosting Management Control Panel is cPanel. They have not modified the actual branding or cPanel interface, nor have they disabled any of its functionality. Some hosts will limit backup functionality, so it is good to know that Namecheap do not do this. You can see a screenshot of the cPanel dashboard below:
One interesting thing we noticed from the Stats bar, is that Namecheap uses Cloudlinux. Cloudlinux not only isolates each cPanel account for greater security, but it allows a host to set usage limits on RAM and CPU. This ensures no one account can bring the server to a standstill due a bad script, or simply overuse. We are big fans of Cloudlinux, and have extensive experience with this OS. We looked into the actual limits Namecheap set within Cloudlinux, and found some interesting things in their knowledgebase:
Shared hosting Limits:
- Maximal number of concurrent web-server requests: 20
- Maximal amount of RAM all client’s processes can use: 4Gb (virtual), 1GB Physical
- Maximal percentage of CPU time: 100 % (8 Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 @ 3.2GHz)
Ultimate hosting servers Limit:
- Maximal number of concurrent web-server requests: 30
- Maximal amount of RAM all client’s processes can use: 6Gb (virtual)
- Maximal percentage of CPU time: 200% (8 Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 @ 3.2GHz)
Business hosting servers:
- Maximal number of concurrent web-server requests: 40
- Maximal amount of RAM all client’s processes can use: 8Gb (Virtual)
- Maximal percentage of CPU time: 400% (8 Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 @ 3.2GHz)
The biggest surprise was the extra resources allocated to their Ultimate and Business hosting plans. Note that the RAM usage is pretty deceptive, as the important figure is Physical Memory and not Virtual memory that they have specified. We know from our own hosting account with Namecheap that the Limits for the Shared Hosting plan is just 1GB of Physical Memory. We say “just”, but that is actually very respectable and pretty much standard for normal shared hosting accounts running Cloud Linux.
In addition, we believe the knowledgebase specifying what hardware they use is slightly out of date, as a recent blog post seems to make much of their new Dell M1000E bladecenter chassis with M620 Dell servers with E5 CPU’s, not the E3 CPU’s listed above.
With regard the CPU time, we suspect each 100% relates to one core of CPU. When an account reaches the limit of their CPU usages the server throttles the usage. A higher CPU setting can make larger or busier sites feel more responsive. Of course, this is a shared hosting server, so you won’t be entitled to use that amount of CPU all the time, and the acceptable usage policy should be read.
Namecheap offers support via Livechat and Ticket. Unfortunately there appears to be no telephone support available. It very much comes down to personal choice what type of support people prefer, and for us telephone support is not that important. They also have a very busy community forum which typically receive helpful support from Namecheap staff within about 3-4 hours. In addition, you will find a representative (Matthew Russell) from Namecheap ready to help with any Namecheap issues on popular web hosting forums such as Webhostingtalk.
Namecheap use a fairly sophisticated third party support system called Kayako, which for the amount of customers they service is a must. This helps them keep wait times low, as well as prioritize, followup and generally monitor their response times.
It is always difficult to assess how good, or bad, a web hosting company’s support is unless you have used them for a long time. Fortunately, in Namecheap’s case we have been a customer for many years. Of course, our main dealings have been in relation to domain registration and SSL certificates, but over the last 4-5 months we have also had a Shared Hosting Account with them.
Take one example. We recently had a very quick query relating to our hosting account login URL and login details. Within 6 minutes of needing help, we had requested live support, had our query dealt with and finished the livechat conversation. Having an effective means to get quick answers is incredibly important, and Namecheap appears to tick all the boxes in how they deal with that. Our experience with their ticket support has sometimes kept us waiting for 5-6 hours, but equally we have queries dealt with within the hour. Overall, those kind of response times for ticket support are adequate, and a certainly over the many years we have dealt with Namecheap we have never had any problems.
We had a quick search around the web for some third party Namecheap Reviews (avoiding fake review sites) about Namecheap. This review on the Warrior Forum for example gives a glowing review of their Support, saying that WordPress help was forthcoming within 3-4 hours.
Overall though, there were not many independent sources around the web that particularly commented on their shared hosting. There were many positive comments relating to their domain business though, particular with regard to the domain prices, support and interface. As a large company you would expect many negative reviews (people are more likely to post reviews due to a negative experience), but indeed these were similarly lacking in presence. Namecheap have had a few issues, like any other host, but their community representatives are quick to follow up and assist on public third party forums, and generally the issues are minor and of a limited nature.
As far as features go Namecheap offers pretty standard hosting. There is nothing wrong with that if they do it well, which they do, but you won’t find anything particularly special that makes you go “wow”. Of course, introductory pricing excepted. There are however several more standard common features that Namecheap has which are worth of comment:
- Softaculous – This is our favorite one-click installer, and allows over 100 applications to be installed in just a couple of clicks.
- Daily Backups – Whilst many hosts now do daily backups, their Business plan backs up twice a day with weekly backups available as well. Like all hosts, you shouldn’t rely on the backups from a host but you will also find a link in the cPanel to CodeGuard. Of course, anyone can sign up with CodeGuard but we are a big fan of hosts who promote third party backups. It is all too often people lose their data due to not backing up their data away from their host.
- Cloudflare integration – We love Cloudflare for speeding up websites. Just check out our W3TC and Cloudflare tutorial.
- Google Apps integration – If you are a Google Apps fan (for business), then Namecheap allows easy integration with automatic configuration tools for email, documents and calendar.
Uptime is probably one of the most important things when it comes to choosing a web host. The problem is, is that it is very difficult to ascertain how reliable a host is. Sure, you will see the Uptime Guarantee’s but all that does is guarantee a few dollars if your website is down for the day. We would rather see actual uptime figures over guarantees. The problem with this though is that larger hosts will always be prone to issues, and you may have some servers that never go offline and some that do, so it can be very hit and miss just monitoring one particular server as an example.
So, instead we think it is much better to look on the web for complaints about sites being down, as well as looking at how Namecheap deals with problems when they occur. It is much better to see Namecheap resolving problematic servers within 5-10 minutes, than seeing a smaller host have less problems but take hours or even days to fix the issue.
SO WITH THAT IN MIND, HOW DOES NAMECHEAP FAIR?
For a host of Namecheap’s size we do not see that many problems of downtime. Of course, there has been isolated incidents, and Namecheap has been the subject of some DDoS attacks the last year, but overall our opinion is fairly positive about Namecheap’s Uptime figures. To get a sense, and to make up your own mind about this, you can check Namecheap’s Status page, as well as their Twitter account (where they are very active in dealing with any issues). The fact that they are actively reaching out to customers to try and resolve issues is a very positive sign. Just check out the example below, where a problem was responded to and subsequently resolved in minutes, all via twitter.
We have changed our test slightly for testing the Namecheap speed. Whilst we are using the same theme as we have done for our other tests, we think it is useful to give an average Pingdom speed for all the different locations. In addition, we feel it is a little more revealing if we do the test three times. Once with no performance optimizations, the second with W3TC installed, and the third with W3TC and Cloudflare installed. You can find a detailed tutorial of the W3 Total Cache and Cloudflare settings we use here. We feel this will help uncover the raw speed of the server as well as what is technically possible. Of course, every website is different and indeed web hosting providers have many different servers and performance can vary depending on which one you are assigned. Hopefully though, this will serve as a useful indication of what you might expect.
|W3 Total Cache||3.69s||2.07s||1.90s||2.55s|
|W3TC & Cloudflare||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
You can see a screenshot of the fastest Pingdom Tools test result below, which was for the W3TC and Cloudflare setup. (coming soon)
Well, $9.88 for a year of hosting, and we have to talk about Value. This one is a slam dunk for incredible value.
Of course, make sure you check the renewal prices, as the introductory pricing is only for one year. But, what we particularly like about Namecheap is the upsell of their SSL certificates when you purchase either hosting or a domain. They always seem to have an offer for SSL for just $1.99, and of course their domain prices are some of the lowest around (with free Whois for one year). Unlike other hosts, they won’t charge you a fortune for helping you install your SSL on their hosting either!
The change to their aggressive introductory pricing only occurred in the last quarter of 2015, and has rapidly in our view made them one of the cheapest and best budget hosting providers out there. That being said, we wouldn’t class these guys as a budget host as their service is way above that.
- Reliable web hosting services – As far as we can see when problems occur Namecheap work hard to resolve the issues, and are very proactive in reaching out to people in the community who are experiencing issues.
- CPanel – They use the standard cPanel, which is extremely user friendly, and has all the tools and features that make managing your site very easy.
- Great Upsells – Fantastic pricing on SSL certificates and domains.
- Great customer support – Their support staff know what they are doing. They have been around for a while, and you won’t find much bad against them precisely because their support is so good.
- Experienced Domain Registrar – This used to be their core business (and we guess still is). They have developed a comprehensive interface to manage your domains that you will find easy to use. After using Namecheap you won’t ever want to leave.
- Integrated Cloudflare – We are a big fan of Cloudflare in combination with shared hosting. Cloudflare can increase your site’s performance, whilst reducing the strain on your server, which for shared hosting matters. We particularly like it when Cloudflare is able to be setup via a one-click install solution via the cPanel. Cloudflare is one of the first things we recommend to implement when hosting providers try to get you to upgrade to a VPS due to CPU over usage.
- Cloudlinux – Added security and stability due to isolation and limiting of hosting accounts.
- Short Money Back Guarantee – Namecheap only offers a 14 day money back guarantee which is far less than many other hosts. We don’t think that you can truly evaluate a host in just 14 days, and if this were a less well known brand we would certainly advise you to proceed with caution. Namecheap however, are well established, and extremely well known for their domain registration services so we don’t think you need to be overly worried about this.
- Value Plan limitations – Be sure to check all the specifications of each shared hosting plan to ensure to get all the features you might expect from a cPanel host. Their Value plan has several limitations, although most in all our time of hosting we have never used anyway. So whilst it is worth checking, we doubt you will be worried about this.
NAMECHEAP REVIEW FINAL THOUGHTS
Namecheap is a well renowned company with a rock solid reputation. You cannot go wrong hosting with this company, and we even use them ourselves for domain name registration. Their support is great, and you will find their online chat support staff very knowledgeable. Namecheap don’t offer anything spectacular, or innovative, but they seem to be fairly reliable and they offer superb value.
Whilst this Namecheap Review seems very positive, we would be hesitant to say WOW, you must host with Namecheap. Equally though, we would find it very hard to say anything bad about them, and if you are looking for reliable and secure hosting then this should definitely be on the list of hosts to consider.
For more opinions on Namecheap, check out our readers Namecheap Reviews below in the comments.
As a final point, we currently have some exclusive Coupons for Namecheap giving not only discounts on their domain names, but up to 40% off their hosting plans.
THE DIFFERENT PLANS
There are 4 different shared hosting plans at Namecheap, but really these need to be divided into two different types; normal shared hosting and their much higher specification Business SSD hosting.
What is NameCheap ?
In the year 2000, a man named Richard Kirkendall founded a company called Namecheap, with the idea that the average people of the internet deserved value-priced domains and stellar service. These days, Namecheap is a leading ICANN-accredited domain name registrar and web hosting company. We’re happy to report: Namecheap has over a million customers and more than three million domains under management.
NameCheap offer domain names at some of the best prices in the industry, along with full-featured hosting packages, secure SSL certificates, WhoisGuard privacy protection service, and more.
How to buy domain at NameCheap
Again, first thing you want to do is visit Namecheap.com (or a registrar of your choice)
Second, you will see a box that says “Enter a domain search” or something similar like that.
Next You’ll want to enter the name of the domain name that you want to register.
It is highly recommended by myself and others who are knowledgeable in search engine marketing that you use a keyword rich search term for you domain name.
A keyword rich search term is a term that users are search for in a search engine.
However the only search engine that we are really concerned with is Google.
For more on keyword search your can visit my blog post on the subject.
That being said, let’s say that you have a local business.
You’ll want to go with a local search term that users are looking for.
In this instance we are going to go with “Coupon Wap” 🙂 and I happen to know that that great keyword domain name is still free.
Almost instantly (depending on how fast your Internet connection is) the results will come up with various top level domain extensions available.
The most recognized is .com which almost everyone tries to register.
However, if .com is taken and you are a local business you can try the country extension from where you are reside.
While its disputed amongst search engine marketers some tests have revealed that a local domain extension will give you a small edge over one that isn’t.
For example since I am from Canada a .ca domain name may have a slight edge over a .com, again I’m not saying this is gospel and there is more to ranking a website than the choice of the domain name extension but it is important.
If .com is available you may want to register both to protect your brand.
In this instance, calgaryroofingpros.com is available and so I’m going to register it.
Next step is to select all of the domains that you would like and click “Add to Cart”
Now you’ll come to the shopping cart screen.
And before you decide which method of payment to use, I’ll let you in on a little hint.
Open a new browser window/tab and type in the name of the month follow by “name cheap coupon”
Ok moving forward, I’m going to enter the coupon and get my discount.
(It may be small but hey, better in my pocket then someone else’s)
Now we have two options we are presented with when checking out.
To choose Express Checkout or Checkout.
Express Checkout will allow us to skip a few step of entering administrative details and DNS settings etc. etc.
Also if you have registered a domain name before you won’t have to enter these settings over and over again.
However, I’m going to take the “long” route in order to help you out.
The next screen that you’ll be presented with will be to either create a new account, if you haven’t purchased from name cheap before or to login if you have.
Since I’ve registered quite a few domain names with Name Cheap I’m simply going to login.
You’ll then be presented with four different Registrar Contact Information fields to fill out.
The first one is for the main registrant or owner of the domain.
The second is for an administrative contact.
The third is for a Technical Contact.
The fourth is for a Billing Contact.
This is in case you are a large company and delegate certain functions to certain people.
However, if you’re a small business you’ll be assuming all of these roles and can enter the same information for all contact information.
(Here’s a little hint, use Roboform and fill in your “Identity” with all your personal info and then you simply have to click one button to fill all the forms)
You’ll then be presented with a domain name options screen.
The first option is to enable or disable “whois guard.”
Who is guard will protect your domain name registration details from the public.
This can be good as it can stop you from getting unwanted emails.
Namecheap offers if for free for the first year but afterwards you will have to pay for it.
Frankly I use it for the first year and then don’t bother after that.
The choice is up to you.
The next option is for Name Server settings.
These are what you will have to get from your Web Hosting Company.
I recommend that you use either www.Hostgator.com or www.Bluehost.com as they are two of the most reliable hosting companies on the web today.
You will have received this information from the hosting company when you signed up for hosting.
If you haven’t secured hosting yet, simply use Namecheaps custom name servers.
Once you’ve decided click “next step”
(Unless you’re using your domain name to cloak an affiliate link you don’t need to worry about URL Forwarding Settings and I have never bothered with Email Forwarding Settings as I always use Google Apps to power all of my email)
Next, You’ll then come to the fun (or painful) part we’ve both been waiting for.
The part where we separate from our money and pay for the domain name.
Namecheap has several different options for you to pay.
You can add credits to your account, use pay pal or their payment gateway and enter your credit card information.
I used to use Pay Pal all of the time but I now simply use their check out system.
Enter your credit card information and then click charge and process.
The order will then start to process and with success you’ll be presented with an Order Summary Page that will have your registration details which you can either print or download as a pdf.
If you have any issues along the way you can contact Name Cheap live chat support and they will help you out.