Namecheap Professional Shared Hosting

Namecheap Shared Hosting

$78.88/year ( $19.98 for first year). The regular pricing is expensive for me, but I managed to grab this plan for $4.88 (first year) on their Black Friday sale. I won’t be renewing with the regular pricing though.

Namecheap Professional Web Hosting - Cpanel Stat

Quick Stats from CPanel:

  • 50GB SSD Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 10 Hosted Domains
  • 4GB Virtual Memory
  • 1GB Physical Memory
  • PHP 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and 7.0
  • I/O Usage 1.5 MB/s
  • 20 Entry Processes
  • SSH Access
  • 300,000 File Usage

50GB SSD Disk Space

Enough for a regular wordpress site with backups stored in the server.

10 Hosted Domains

I have lots of domains and websites but  most are idle. Due to the limited number of domains that can be hosted in this plan, it’s preferable to host your websites with most traffic to fully use the resources.

1GB Physical Memory

A generous amount of RAM for wordpress and other web applications. That can be expected for a hosting plan that costs around $6.5/month (regular price).

20 Entry Processes

Scripts which includes shell sessions and cron jobs.

PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and 7.0 ready!

Namecheap CPanel PHP Version

I/O Usage 1.5 MB/s

The IO is limited to 1.5MB/s. That means your website’s download speed (including running of wordpress updates) and zip extracting  speed is limited to 1.5 MB/s. This should be enough if you have a regular sized website. But for me that’s a little low. At least 3MB/s should be fine.

300,000 File Usage

Has a 300,000 total files limit, that aside from the 50GB SSD Disk Space. This blog as of today has around 3.7k files.

Support

I had to send a ticket to their support to have them enable the SSH access as per instruction on their website. Support staffs replied within 10 minutes.

Hosting Server

I love SSH access. Here’s some info about the server:

Newly setup server readied for the black friday sale.

The server I’m hosted at has a 128 GB Ram. If each plan has around 1 GB, that means this server is shared on around 120 users.

Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v3 has a 15221 score in CPU benchmark.

Lastly, some notes about the CPanel…

  • When adding an add-on domain, you have to add the DNS of namecheap to the domain before it can be added to the cpanel. How’s that an issue? Other Cpanel doesn’t have that requirement; you just need to point the A to the shared IP of your webhost’s server and it’ll work.
  • The 1.5MB/s I/O is so bad if your website has large files. I tried to wget a 700MB something wordpress site (which includes zip backups) , with the 1.5MB/s speed, It’ll take around an hour to finish the download. I cancelled the download.