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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Namecheap

Namecheap is well suited for anyone wanting to register a new domain. Their prices are extremely hard to beat and the renewal costs are also acceptable. They make the search easy so it's the best place if you aren't sure which domain name you want yet. I cannot think of any scenarios where it would be a bad idea to use Namecheap. You can't beat the free whois privacy.
Joseph Condon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

I would recommend Wix 100%, due to the fact that the marketing strategy that it gives to the customer makes you want to register for such a great site. It also has a great user experience, without putting difficulties on the site creation process. Wix really knows what the user wants.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Namecheap
Wix
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Namecheap
Wix
8.3

Platform & Infrastructure

Namecheap
Wix
8.3
API
Namecheap
Wix
8.2
Internationalization / multi-language
Namecheap
Wix
8.5

Web Content Creation

Namecheap
Wix
8.3
WYSIWYG editor
Namecheap
Wix
8.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Namecheap
Wix
7.9
Admin section
Namecheap
Wix
8.4
Page templates
Namecheap
Wix
8.5
Library of website themes
Namecheap
Wix
8.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Namecheap
Wix
8.3
Publishing workflow
Namecheap
Wix
8.5
Form generator
Namecheap
Wix
7.8

Web Content Management

Namecheap
Wix
7.6
Content taxonomy
Namecheap
Wix
8.1
SEO support
Namecheap
Wix
7.1
Bulk management
Namecheap
Wix
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Namecheap
Wix
7.7
Community / comment management
Namecheap
Wix
8.1

Pros

Namecheap

  • 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.
Brandon Zell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

  • The most important strength of Wix is its simplicity and intuitive interface. Wix is, by far, the best web CMS that I've ever used because it's easier to navigate and understand than other CMS platforms. Once you start building your site, there are pop-ups explaining what to do next until your entire site is filled with content. Because it's so easy to get started, I've completed websites on the same day that I started them, which makes marketing managers and directors extremely surprised and excited.
  • Wix's design and theme options are the best I've seen. When using other CMS platforms, I've had a difficult time finding themes that fit the way that I want to organize the content on my website. I felt restricted because the themes were not editable. Wix, however, allows users to edit themes as much as they want. The platform will also take the information that you've already plugged into the site and find a theme that works, choose the best fonts, and even implement color schemes. Wix really gives you control over the way your site is organized but also provides a "hands-off" route for people who don't want to be too heavily involved in the design process. There are options for any and all levels of experience and involvement.
  • Wix has an option to add a contributor to a website, which I also have not seen on any other CMS platforms. In most cases, CMS users would need to create several logins to get their colleagues or partners to edit the site. But with Wix, I can have my own account with both personal and professional sites - and invite colleagues to edit a specific website without seeing anything else. It's similar to having a Google Drive of websites. I can see all of my Wix websites, but colleagues can only see or edit the websites that I invite them to.
Brittney Collier | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

  • Some of the features do not work consistently or they are not able to be seen at all times.
  • There are frequent bugs.
  • SEO optimization can be improved.
  • They removed some features that I cannot get back.
  • Form builder applications and plug ins can be slow to set up and slow to load.
  • Cannot customize certain features.
  • Handling the footer section can provide issues.
  • Event application / plug in has basic features but mostly not useful.
  • Paid plug ins don't work well or fast enough.
  • Paypal buttons take a long time to load.
  • Repeater boxes don't work well.
  • It doesn't allow you to copy and paste a section from one website design to another website design, which is an important function for saving time when managing multiple business websites.
Marian Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Namecheap

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wix

Wix 10.0
Based on 3 answers
We will definitely renew Wix. The ability to completely control our website has been invaluable to us. We will maintain this service as long as we are an incorporated organization, we've tried several other software options and this has been the best solution by far for all of our needs.
Kalyn Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Namecheap

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wix

Wix 8.7
Based on 6 answers
Great customization, but a pain to backtrack. They recently added the ability to set fonts etc as headings, title, body etc, but if you did not begin your build with these presets you are screwed if you ever try to change font/ colors/layout etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Namecheap

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wix

Wix 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Premium users can use any feature for a great website. There is no limit, so the availability that Wix offers is vast.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Namecheap

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wix

Wix 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Not complex at all. It teaches you how to use their platform in a dynamic way. Each tutorial offers an explanation that can be reviewed later on. The connection speed of a web page has been smooth so far, with no major problems regarding this subject. Overall, Wix can manage 10+ pages with great connection speed.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Namecheap

Namecheap 8.5
Based on 2 answers
They're decently responsive. Although agent switching can take a while they resolve most issues even though it may take a while.The knowledge base is decent but not always updated. Their agents are European and can sometimes struggle with the language but they try.I'd give them a 7 because I think although they're okay I still think they can go the extra mile like with siteground or another host.
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Cameron Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

Wix just has a better repertoire of templates, default design formats for displaying images and video, and a wider control over what I can tweak to make the site truly my own. I love Wix’s simple to grasp user interface and speed with which it works to upload my images. It also contains just more options in templates and plug-ins in my opinion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Namecheap

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wix

Wix 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I give this rating to Wix because it's a great content creator. It has a great platform and also offers great customer service. If you encounter any technical issues, with Wix you will find a solution. For premium members or domain holders, this is the same as for Trial members or non-domain holders.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Namecheap

  • Namecheap has had a positive impact on my overall business objectives. We have been able to register more domains in less time and for less cost. The process of finding a domain and checking out couldn't be easier with these guys.
  • The free whois privacy has saved us from many headaches because while it is free, it also prevents many annoying telemarketing calls and emails since our information is not floating around on the internet.
Joseph Condon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

  • For clients, it has had a positive ROI. The site I built for them using Wix was able to function as their hub for events and for marketing their events.
  • For myself, it has had a small negative impact. I've let my premium account expire due to not needing it anymore. For generating leads for my freelance business I've found that LinkedIn is by far the better choice.
  • Overall, I have been able to add my experience using Wix to my personal portfolio and resume. I can advise clients on its pros and cons as well as jump in and help them with the Wix interface if they ask me to do so.
Deven Bhagwandin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Namecheap

General

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

Wix

General

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

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