Namecheap

Namecheap is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web services company with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and throughout Europe. They have more than two million customers and over 4.5 million domains under management.

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Namecheap Security and Compliance

Overview

NameCheap is an ICANN standard domain company. It deals with domain registration, and it was founded in 2000. They do not only register a domain, but they also offer a complementary range of hosting services. NameCheap also offers email, site builder, SSL and a variety of 24-hour support services and a 30-day money guarantee. In addition to domain and complete web hosting packages, Namecheap sells SSL certificates, privacy services and more. Since Namecheap believes that the presence on the Internet is necessary for everyone, it offers affordable access to everything that you need to run a website.

When it comes to customer service, you are also very well covered. They have an excellent live chat feature that works very fast and is extremely reliable. They also have tons of helpful YouTube videos that will guide you through some of the most common issues with hosting domains. There are not many hosts who guarantee that your site will be active at all times. Namecheap is one of those rare hosts who are so confident that their Service Level Agreement (SLA) indicates that you would be eligible to receive hosting credits if your site's uptime is less than 100%.

Easy to Use Interface

Their account's page is not difficult to navigate and, unlike most competitors, they do not always try to improve every step on the road or fill your page with bids you are not interested in. And the interface in which you manage domain names is very intuitive. You have all your features aligned in a neat sideboard, so the whole page is not messy. More importantly, that is extremely safe. So far, Namecheap domain administrator has never been hacked, and not all competitors can say the same. They also have privacy protection in their hosting plans, so you do not have to buy it as an additional feature.

Security

The best hardware and software firewall and high-tech internal security system. SSL certificates are available to ensure the security of your website. SSL certificates help protect your confidential information (including credit card information) from stealing. WhoisGuard conceals your name, address, email and contact number. This prevents hackers, spammers, and marketing companies from communicating with you or accessing your valuable data. Everyone can see that their domain is already hosted, but that is it. WhoisGuard is free during the first year for each host of domains and domains transferred from another location. But they do not cover all WhoisGuard domain extensions, so check it out before moving on.

Company Brand & Values

NameCheap is a private independent hosting company. This is very rare in a world where a handful of companies own almost all the brand names. However, where NameCheap stands out as an independent company, is that it defines its brand values and seeks transparency in the perceived confusing industry.

Backups & Datacenter Choices

NameCheap also works well with several bonus features. When registering, they offer a choice between their US data center or UK data center. This makes it an excellent option for users outside of the US and serving web visitors closer to the United Kingdom than the United States. NameCheap also makes a 2-week backup of your hosting account. While you should make backup copies of yourself, it's a great security network to have. And the backups are included for free with the NameCheap.

Performance

Unforeseen website issues are, at best, uncomfortable and can seriously damage your business in extreme cases, so it is important for your hosting provider support system to deliver when you need it. Namecheap’s support starts a searchable knowledgebase. This is carefully organized into sensitive categories and covers all of the Frequently Asked Questions for Beginners ("How Do I Renew Domain?") to more professional issues ("DNSSEC Administration for Customized DNS Targeted Domains").

Most of these articles are long and detailed. Strangely enough, users of Namecheap can add comments on document support and see messages left by others. This is often used to ask questions about the topic in the article – staff of Namecheap then publishes the answers, and by posting these responses, the document is enhanced for everyone. (Non-clients can read articles in the top link but will not see any comments).

Namecheap has many useful functions. It is important to read all the terms and conditions before registering because there are some details that may be required for weighing. Since you have only a 14-day money back guarantee, be extremely careful to analyze everything before making your choice. Namecheap does not have as many specialized plans as some web hosts, but if you are looking for a general hosting service or you can work with any site creation task, it offers the right value and some useful add-ons.

Namecheap is an accredited web host, and you can be sure it will be there for many years. If you just start and want to reduce your hosting costs, Namecheap would be a solid choice. Their shared hosting plans are very cheap - prices start at $9.88 a year (renewal rate: $38.88 a year). In addition to the fact that they are a reliable domain registrar and you will find yourself in partnership with a firm to get started with your first site.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I transfer a domain to Namecheap?

When you sign in, choose Domains from the top menu and select Domain Transfer. Enter the domain name and the Auth/EPP code separated by a comma. Select "Start Transfer, " and the Namecheap’s system checks whether the domain is ready to be transferred and returns the results.

How do I unlock my domain name with Namecheap?

Sign in to Manage Domain section of Namecheap. Select the domain name you want to upload. The Edit Domain screen appears. Select 'Release the registrar lock to allow the domain to be uploaded to another registrar’ radio button.

What happens after I purchase web hosting?

When you receive a confirmation that your order is accepted, your shared hosting package may take up to 15 minutes to be active. After activation, their system will send Your Housing Welcome Guide with all the access data to your contact email address by email.

Why should I set up a URL redirect for a domain?

You can configure URL redirect to transfer your domain (for example, http://yourdomain.tld) or your subdomain (for example, http://tar.yourdomain.tld) to any landing page that you prefer. Normally, when you set up a domain URL redirection, it takes up to 30 minutes to take effect.

How can I change the nameservers for my domain?

Sign in to your Namecheap account. Choose a list of domains on the left sidebar and click the Manage button next to your domain. Find the Server Name section and select the desired option from the drop-down menu. Click the green checkmark to save your changes.

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