Are you having difficulty choosing between Bluehost and Namecheap? If so, then this Bluehost vs Namecheap review is just what you need to read.
In this comparison, we’ll dig into the features and prices of the WordPress plans that both hosting providers offer, share the results of page speed tests that we ran, and take you through the experience at each host with real interface screenshots.
By the end of this post, you will have a clear idea of which host and package best matches your site’s needs.
Let’s get started…
Bluehost vs Namecheap: Comparing the features
Both Bluehost and Namecheap are reputable and well-established companies in the domain name and hosting spheres. Although Bluehost is the more popular of the two, Namecheap has recently shifted its focus, building on its reputation as a leading domain name registrar and providing an improved range of hosting packages.
Bluehost and Namecheap each sell a selection of shared hosting plans, which incorporate an assortment of WordPress appropriate features. Let’s check them out…
Bluehost offers both shared and managed WordPress hosting. Here are some of the features you can expect to benefit from if you opt for shared WordPress hosting…
- Free domain name (for the first year)
- Unmetered bandwidth
- Unlimited websites and storage (excluding the low-tier Basic package)
- Free SSL certificate
- Automatic WordPress installs
- Automatic WordPress updates
- Easy WordPress staging sites
As you can see, these shared packages offer a selection of useful WordPress tools and features. However, if you are looking for more advanced WordPress hosting options, check out Bluehost’s managed WordPress hosting packages.
Namecheap also provides both shared and managed WordPress hosting plans. Again, here we have focused on the shared hosting features…
- One-click WordPress install (via Softaculous app installer)
- Free .website domain name (for the first year)
- Unlimited websites (excluding the bottom-tier Stellar plan)
- Unmetered bandwidth
- 100% uptime guarantee
- Backups (and automatic backups on top-tier plans)
- Free website migration (this is unique as Bluehost does not offer free migrations)
For anyone wanting to access extra WordPress specific features, check out Namecheap’s managed
This article was written by Megan Jones and originally published on ThemeIsle Blog.