Without a doubt, VPS hosting is the ideal bridge between dedicated servers and shared hosting. It is very popular with web masters as it seeks to attend to both the needs and budgets of the users. This is the reason many web hosting company seek to move heaven and earth to offer competitive VPS plans.
Hostgator and NameCheap are one of the two top providers of VPS hosting service. If you are looking to get a VPS service provider, you probably are curious as to which offers better service between the two right? If you are in this dilemma, this comparison will come in pretty handy to help you make the decision. Find below a comprehensive comparison of their features, price, technical support and performance in a very comprehensive manner. Hostgator vs. NameCheap overview.
Hostgator provides 4 managed plans and 5 Semi-managed VPS hosting plans. You probably are wondering what the difference between the two is right? Well, the difference between managed and semi managed comes in the exclusion and the inclusion of the cPanel. The standard price for the semi-manage plans range from $19.95 – $149.95 per month and th price for the managed plan, at the same level is normally $10 per month higher and ranges between $49.95 – $159.95 monthly.
NameCheap on the other hand makes available VPS packages namely; VPS 3, VPS 2, VPS 1 AD VPS Lite. The price for each are $69.95, $49.95, $29.95 and $19.95 every month. The prices are all competitive right? You should know however that these are plans that are unmanaged. You would have to pay about $30 – $75 more to get server management.
· All of the Hostgator VPS plans and accounts come inclusive of the below features;-
· Full root access
· Unlimited sub domains, domains, email accounts, FTP accounts and MySQL databases.
· Private name servers among many others.
With the managed plans, HostGator provides a free onsite builder software for all the newbie site developers, cPanel, free site transfer, MySQL, domain transfer, script transfer along with 4500 free site templates.
NameCheap offers close to the same features only that when it comes to the CPU core it has 1 as opposed to 0.5 as that of HostGator, 15GB of disk space, 100GB of bandwidth and 1 IP.
Speed and Uptime
Performance is a very important factor for webmaster, and HostGator provides and operates at a high performance network making use of the technologies that are the latest. Its network infrastructure is powered by equipment from companies including Arbor Network, Cisco and Juniper. NameCheap also makes use of the latest technologies and companies. Its reliability and speed are of the highest quality.
Hostgator provides high end tech support in a variety of ways namely; phone email and chat, available 24/7. They also have available blogs, forum and video tutorials. They excel in their response time too.
NameCheap on the other hand offers help through live chat and email only. It does not make available a toll free phone option which seems to be the most effective. In addition to this however, it makes available community forums and how-to videos.
With the above comprehensive comparison, you should be well on your way to making the right and informed choice.