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1&1

6 Ratings

Namecheap

9 Ratings

1&1

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

Namecheap

9 Ratings
Score 9.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

1&1

I run five websites off of 1&1 for different outshoots of the company. For our web needs it works perfectly. We have a midgrade hosting package and it works perfectly. I know if issues arose from traffic or storage space 1&1 would have a solution for us.
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Namecheap

Namecheap is the perfect solution for getting your domains. $10 for .com domains is a great price and easy addons for privacy are inexpensive. Hosting with Namecheap is also one of the best solutions for simple sites that need brochure or blog style sites. Its perfect for new businesses that need an online presence fast.
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Pros

  • Their uptime is outstanding.
  • They have great customer support with real people.
  • They have all the technologies available I need to run my website.
  • Their dashboard is easy to use.
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  • Domain search: When you search for a domain you'd like to register, they provide a list of alternative options using other top level domains (TLDs)
  • Domain management: Managing domains in Namecheap is nice and simple. Plus, if you need to transfer ownership of a domain to another Namecheap user, the process is quite easy.
  • Domain sales: Namecheap always has some great domain sales/promotions going on. Need to pick up a domain for 88 cents? Check Namecheap.
  • Account security: They offer two factor authentication vie their Namecheap app. With that app, you're able to approve or deny login attempts. In my estimation, this is both easier and more secure than having a two factor auth security code emailed or sent to you phone.
  • Support: Their live chat support is a great option for getting in touch and solving any issues you might be having.
  • Hosting: They have some great low cost hosting options.
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Cons

  • I wish they'd let you use other SSL providers.
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  • Dashboard layout: Occasionally I find myself struggling to find the right page to go to in the dashboard. Overall it's a decent design/layout, but I think there's room for improvement here.
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Alternatives Considered

Rackspace I find to be too pricey for the service they offer. Pagely is very much WordPress oriented. I've had downtime with both that I haven't experienced with 1&1.
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GoDaddy is probably the most similar service I've used in terms of offering domain registration and website hosting. I've found I prefer Namecheap's domain search, pricing, sales, and management over GoDaddy's.While Namecheap has great pricing on hosting, they're not my top pick for hosting client websites. In that regard, I would choose Flywheel or MDD Hosting, depending on the client's particular needs.
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Return on Investment

  • There is no downtime so we appear dependable to our customers.
  • The cost of 1&1 is very reasonable.
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  • Namecheap's low cost domain registration has kept those expenses as low as possible.
  • The ease of managing domains through Namecheap has made sure I don't have to waste time in that area.
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Pricing Details

1&1

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Namecheap

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details