• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Wordpress hosting - Namecheap or Siteground?

Joined
Dec 13, 2008
Messages
330 (0.07/day)
System Name The Browser
Processor AMD FX-8350
Motherboard Asus 90 Aura Gaming
Cooling Noctua D14
Memory Crucial Balistix Slim 16gb
Video Card(s) Sapphire AMD 7950 3GB
Storage Crucial MX 240gb + 2X3TB WD Reds
Display(s) Dell 2515H 25"
Case Corsair Carbide 540 (piece of shit case)
Power Supply Seasonic G-650W Gold
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB
Keyboard Corsair K70
Software Win 10
Alright, I opened another small business here that is mainly to do with athletic coaching...
I purchased a domain of my choosing and I need some managed wordpress host for cheap that can handle a simple blog/about us/contact us website with maybe 500 clicks per month.... But that can also grow into adding forums with 500-1500 users.
I already have an email domain I'm paying for via tutanota, so I won't be needing that.

There's Siteground at 14$ a month and Namecheap for 78 a year. Which would you go for and why?
I know they are both trash, but do you think I need more than that for what I am aiming at?

For security/plugins I'll do my research, just need a good starting ground.

Thanks :)
 
Last edited:

dreamingCode

New Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2022
Messages
3 (0.07/day)
Try Siteground it is more expensive than Namecheap, but offers more features, like SuperCacher , Free CDN and Daily backups (namecheap backups: twice per week)
 

dgianstefani

TPU Proofreader
Staff member
Joined
Dec 29, 2017
Messages
1,588 (0.91/day)
Location
Swansea, Wales
System Name Silent
Processor Ryzen 5800X3D @ 4.55ghz
Motherboard Asus Strix X570i Gaming
Cooling Optimus AMD Raw Copper/Plexi, EK Copper 240/40mm, Utilitube D5, 4x NF-A12x25, Mayhems XTR Nano White
Memory 32gb Dominator Platinum RGB 3933mhz 14-16-16-30 w/2x NF-A4x10 fan
Video Card(s) Rtx 3080ti Founders (Kryonaut Extreme, 15W/mk pads, Corsair XG7 Waterblock)
Storage Optane 800p 118gb, Samsung 980 Pro 1tb
Display(s) 32" 240hz 1440p Samsung G7 , 32" 1440p 60hz
Case Sliger SM570 Custom 13-Litre
Audio Device(s) Schiit Hel, Vmoda Crossfade M100 Master, Razer Nommo Pro
Power Supply Corsair SF750 Platinum
Mouse Razer Viper Pro V2 Mercury White
Keyboard Razer Huntsman Elite w/Mercury PBT keycaps
Seconded Hetzner. recommended by der8auer who is reliable with endorsements.
 
Joined
Aug 4, 2020
Messages
1,046 (1.32/day)
Location
::1
would recommend hetzner. some/most of the projects im (partially) responsible for are hosted there.
 
Joined
Sep 13, 2022
Messages
10 (0.40/day)
System Name Intel® Core™ i7-8700K
Processor Core™ i7
Motherboard Gigabyte Z690 Aorus
Cooling M.2 cooling
Memory 16 GB RAM
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Storage 512GB SSD
Display(s) 1080p FHD
Case Red Dragon
Audio Device(s) DAC and standard 3.5mm
Power Supply XPG Core Reactor 650W
Mouse Normal Gaming Mouse
Keyboard Normal Gaming Keyboard
VR HMD None
Software None
Benchmark Scores 40%
Namecheap has worked well for me, especially for lower-cost/smaller clients who don't mind shared hosting. If you need anything, their support is usually adequate. Their cPanel setup/permissions are usually sufficient for general needs such as WordPress hosting, PHP version selection, basic database management, and so on.

They do have some downtime, but if you or your client are panicking, you can check namecheap.com/status-updates/ to see if anything has changed. Alternatively, as previously stated, contact their support team for additional information/assistance.
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,551 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
Hetzner is alright for low-priority projects that are cost sensitive. For our servers it's the biggest source of bad traffic (bots, hacking, scraping, etc) on the Internet
 
Joined
Aug 4, 2020
Messages
1,046 (1.32/day)
Location
::1
i mean ... cheap servers/services tend to attract the unsavory crowd asw, they're trying to nickel & dime their way just as well soxd
 
Top