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HostGator vs NameCheap shared hosting

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by pirxus, Jan 22, 2016.

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Which shared hosting is faster?

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  1. pirxus

    pirxus Newbie

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    Hello,

    just wondering, how could I test the website speeds on HostGator and on NameCheap? I'd like to know which one works faster.

    I want to start a website on a shared hosting plan (I already have one at HostGator), but eventually, I plan to upgrade to VPS (if/when the traffic picks up). I saw some comparison test and HostGator always wins, but I suspect this was due to the fact that every "reviewer" used their affiliate links to HG, which pays a LOT more, than NameCheap. That's why I'm looking for independent tests or personal experiences.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Vanrithy

    Vanrithy Power Member

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    I've faced not good experience with them before. In my opinion, it's better to not use them for hosting. Namecheap is perfectly fine with there domain registrar but not for hosting. I used to move to HG and request a site restoration; it took them a whole week while others hosting just took an hour. For Namecheap, my website was very slow when I was hosting with them. HG is having normal speed but support is a nightmare for me.
     
  3. mensagam

    mensagam Registered Member

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    The way of your planning is right to go. Begun with Shared Hosting than upgrade to VPS is the excellent idea. I don't have any experience with Namecheap. But I have been using Hostgator services for the last 8 years. There are many shared, reseller & VPS hosting packages we have handled with them. So my best suggestion is go with Hostgator.

    And, I am not a affiliater of Hostgator.
     
  4. pirxus

    pirxus Newbie

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    Thanks, guys. While browsing around I learned about the "traceroute" option to test the servers. So I did a test and here are the results:

    traceroute.jpg

    I did a test from my location in EU to both US based servers (HostGator + NameCheap). Then I used my VPN (US based, from ExpressVPN) to do the same. But I can't really interpret the results. HostGator has less hops. NameCheap has more hops and while it starts faster, if finishes slower. I guess more hops = bad, right? I'd appreciate your help. :)
     
  5. manjeet036

    manjeet036 Elite Member

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    hostgator give nice service..
     
  6. bugeast

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    +1 for namecheap. fast SSD+ fast respon when submit ticket
     
  7. Aatrox

    Aatrox Supreme Member

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    Heard only bad things about hostgator. Have a few hosting accounts with namecheap, pretty happy with them.
     
  8. NoirHat

    NoirHat Regular Member

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    I had hostgator..
    changed to namecheap for a year..
    now BACK to hostgator

    Hostgator is Faster- hands down.
     
  9. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I have client websites and my own websites hosted by different web hosts (except Namecheap), so I can at least tell you about HostGator.

    HostGator's shared server speed is "decent", meaning your site will probably load in under 2 seconds most of the time if you optimise it correctly. To me, their support is bad in the sense that it seems to take quite a while for them to solve basic issues, but they've at least been able to resolve the issues each time.

    There are much faster web hosts out there that charge the same if not less than HG does (I had a very positive experience with HostWinds).
     
  10. TodayNotTomorrow

    TodayNotTomorrow Newbie

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    Have used HostGator in past with no problems. Good CS.
     
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    I'd strongly suggest you look in the BST to see if HOSTWINDS has a special for you as neither are quality from the list you provided.

    Nobody really cares for HostGator or Namecheap services anymore due to their policy and acquisitions + fee increases.

    Do your due diligence so you don't have to keep switching from one to another.
     
  12. juanpopo

    juanpopo Power Member

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    stay away from hostgator
     
  13. webaff

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    I've used hostgator and never had a problem, so I would recommend them.
     
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    seogiantking Power Member

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    My vote is for Namecheap too.
     
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    Hostgator support is nothing to talk about.

    You can try KnownHost for basic shared hosting and WiredTree for VPS and anything above.
     
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    I never liked HG or NC for hosting. You can have better hosting providers for less price imo, and that too with a better support.
     
  17. pirxus

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    Thanks to all for sharing your opinions! I've never heard about HostWinds, but they look like an interesting option. I had a WireTree account and they are great, but at the moment, they are a bit too expensive for my needs.
     
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    Neither, paying cheap prices and wanting premium 24/7 service just doesnt happen. You pay for one or the other.
     
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    Revlocker Registered Member

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    Your honestly better off with amazon due to the fact that you can scale quick without any problems.
     
  20. pirxus

    pirxus Newbie

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    That's an interesting idea, I totally forgot about that option. But I always found their website and pricing a bit confusing. I really don't now what to choose for starters and how much would it cost.