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Score 8.9 out of 100

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Attribute Ratings

  • Namecheap is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Namecheap

100%
12 Ratings
8.6

WebWave

86%
45 Ratings

Usability

Namecheap

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

WebWave

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

10.0

Namecheap

100%
2 Ratings
5.6

WebWave

56%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Namecheap

Namecheap is the absolute best domain registrar that I have used, and I have used just about all of the big names. They are priced right; they offer excellent customer service, their FAQs and documentation are excellent. They don’t spam you with offers for things you don’t want, and they don’t have misleading practices like hiding that the first-year fee is 1/10 of the regular annual cost. They don’t try to sneak in a change to your bill and charge you for multiple years when you’ve already set it to a one-year renewal. The only negative of Namecheap is its brand name. I have had a few raised eyebrows when I have told executives that we are using Namecheap. It doesn’t sound like a professional service. It sounds like a consumer service. This is terrible because they are the MOST professional service and reliable service of all the services I work with on a daily basis.
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WebWave

My opinion is that Webwave is an excellent choice for the presentation of portfolios for photographers, videographers, and designers, as well as for the selling of digital products, eCommerce websites, blog content, and premium features that are protected behind a membership system, and educational websites. Although Webwave does not yet have the same compatibility with a wide variety of plugins or the same blog-friendly structure as WordPress, I am confident that it will ultimately reach that point given the current speed of development. Additionally, a larger user base will increase the community base and popularity of the product.
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Pros

Namecheap

  • Domain registration is easy. This is big because when finding the perfect domain name, you have to do a lot of domain checking to see what is available. Namecheap not only makes this easy, but they recommend other domains that you might like instead, if the one you want is taken. They also allow you to sell domains and buy premium domains from other sellers if they are already registered to them.
  • Free Whois Guard & privacy. This is HUGE. All those annoying phone calls and emails you get the second you register a domain, they will stop when you start using NameCheap to register your domains. This is because they provide free Whois and domain privacy with all domains, for the life of the domain as long as it is registered with them. I love this and it is a huge selling point.
  • Easy updating and management of domains. This is a must. At many time, I need to update the nameservers of multiple domains at once. Namecheap makes it extremely easy to do this and allows for bulk updating. Things also seem to propagate quicker than other domain providers.
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WebWave

  • Web designing--super customizable. It's really like a graphic design tool. Anything on the website can be changed the way you want. WordPress doesn't usually allow it, with its fixed rows and columns set up. But here I found out i could do anything.
  • Simple UX--Part of the reason why the builder works so well is the UX. It's simple but does the job, and you don't have to think too hard to find the buttons.
  • Has all features one would need, including ecommerce. I don't plan on using it yet though (my business doesn't require it) but it's nice to have in case the business grows.
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Cons

Namecheap

  • I wonder if it's feasible to have bulk discounts or a loyalty program?
  • They may have this already, but features to buy and sell premium domains, or browse ones for sale, would be great.
  • We don't use their hosting because there are higher quality options, but it'd be great if they did better hosting so we could keep it all under one roof.
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WebWave

  • Even if the page is modified and saved, the published site does not see the changes. It took up to an hour for the changes to take effect.
  • There is no integration of the Google rich schema settings.
  • Loading time is not as fast as many competitors—Gtmetrix performance rating is a maximum of 81 percent, although Google PageSpeed mobile (56 percent) and desktop (56 percent) are faster (91 percent ). Checked with a ready-made theme.
  • The WebWave website IP addresses have been blacklisted for malware. Malwarebytes frequently prevents the loading editor or live test pages. This could be because the backend framework IPs were previously utilized someplace, affecting WebWave in general.
  • Only payment gateway for the store settings is Stripe, which is not available in many countries.
  • Manual VAT/Tax options in the shipping/store page-single/fixed one tax type only.
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Pricing Details

Namecheap

Starting Price

$5.98 per year

Editions & Modules

Namecheap editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
domain - .com$5.981
domain - .net$10.982
domain - .org$8.983
Shared Hosting - Stellar Business$58.884
Business Email - Starter$10.885
Business Email - Pro$25.886
Dedicated Server Hosting - Xeon E-2234$915.887
Dedicated Server Hosting - Xeon E-2236$1175.888
Dedicated Server Hosting - Dual Xeon Silver 4208$2171.889
VPS Hosting - Pulsar$118.5610
VPS Hosting - Quasar$214.5611

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

WebWave

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

WebWave editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $7

    Additional Details

    Usability

    Namecheap

    No answers on this topic

    WebWave

    Very easy to use, intuitive, has many options and plug-ins, and is cheap.
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    Support Rating

    Namecheap

    We very rarely have to reach out to customer support because the service is so quick, easy and intuitive to use. But when we have had to use it, the customer service was quick, reliable, answered our questions and addressed our problems without too much back and forth, and was native English speaking.
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    WebWave

    1. The support person does not seem to understand the issues, and seems like they go off to talk to somebody and revert back every 5 to 10 minutes. It takes up a lot of time. 2. There is a lack of reading material to address simple issues like changing the website name in the dashboard, pasting a code, etc.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Namecheap

    Namecheap wins hands down on cost and ease of use. I have experienced zero compromise with using Namecheap. There was no trade-off to enjoy the cost savings. Namecheap does everything the other registrars do and more in some cases.
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    WebWave

    It's an easier, super complete option and cheaper Instead of paying everything separately like Wix, this option gives you all for a good price. And is the same with Elementor, you need to pay their license, the hosting, the domain, and connect everything manually, but this option is more affordable with high quality. They have time in the market and they reinvented their branding with a fresh and cool look.
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    Return on Investment

    Namecheap

    • Namecheap has saved us hundreds of dollars a year on services that we were required to pay extra for by NetworkSolutions that Namecheap provides for free.
    • Namecheap has made managing our domains simpler, saving us dozens of labor hours a year.
    • Namecheap has encouraged us to experiment with new domain names to see which ones work best. We couldn’t do this with our previous registrars because it was too hard to change from one domain to another.
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    WebWave

    • Reduce web hosting cost by 100%
    • Increase the speed of website creation by 70% by removing the developing phase
    • Decrease site management by at least 70%
    • Reduce critical incidents due to client's knowledge by 100% through defining the exact area where the client can edit the content and not giving him a full access to the site.
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