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EasyWP – Namecheap’s Affordable WordPress Host


Gary Stevens — Last Updated on February 14, 2021

If you’re searching for a high-quality WordPress hosting provider that offers advanced features for a reasonable price, NameCheap’s EasyWP may just be the provider for you. As the name implies, EasyWP seeks to make WordPress hosting a simple process, allowing you to seamlessly manage your WordPress site(s) without any difficulties.

While they don’t provide a completely free trial period as they do with their email hosting service, their plans start at only $3.88 per month ($0.01 for the first month).

Key Features
  • Simple, one-click backups and updates
  • 24/7 Namecheap support
  • Free PositiveSSL (with selected plans)
  • Free CDN
  • Convenient maintenance mode
  • Fast time to first byte
  • 99.99% Uptime Guarantee (with the Supersonic plan)
PROS
  • Extremely affordable
  • Great value for money
  • Simple backup options
CONS
  • Lacks free trial

Affordable Plans

At the time of writing, EasyWP doesn’t offer a free trial, though they have lowered the price of their plans to $0.01, $0.02 and $0.03 for the first month, which is essentially the same thing. If you conclude that EasyWP is no longer for you, you can get every penny back if you cancel your subscription within 30-days.

If you enjoy the service — and we’re sure you will — you can select one of their affordable plans that start as low as $3.88/month. That’s about the same price as a (decent) cup of coffee.

If you’re feeling really committed, you can even save some extra cash by opting to pay for the entire year all at once. Here’s a quick breakdown of everything you get with each plan:

Starter Plan 🎬
  • First month $0.01
  • Storage – 10GB SSD
  • Visitors – 50k/month
$3.88/month
Turbo Plan 🏎️
  • First month $0.02
  • Storage – 50GB SSD
  • Visitors – 200k/month
  • Free CDN and SSL
  • 1.5x CPU and RAM
$7.88/month
Supersonic 🚀
  • First month $0.03
  • Storage – 100GB SSD
  • Visitors – 500k/month
  • 2x more CPU and RAM
  • Free CDN and SSL
$11.88/month

If you generate more than 100k views/month, we highly recommend opting for a dedicated hosting service or even getting a VPS host to keep things running smoothly.


Quick and Simple Registration

Once you’ve selected the plan suitable for you, you will have to create an account with Namecheap to use EasyWP. If you already have one, both your username and password will work on both sites, making logging in a quick and simple process.

After giving Namecheap your card details, you can choose to either purchase a new domain name or use a free, temporary EasyWP domain.

If you choose the latter, you can simply swap it for an appropriate name at a further date. This allows you to quickly start building your WordPress website without having to spend hours thinking up a domain name. After all, you should never rush into choosing the right domain name for your website.


Excellent Uptime and Load Speeds

One of the main advantages of hosting with EasyWP is the reliable uptimes provided by their servers. Aside from a few partial outages over the last couple of months, overall, EasyWP has to be one of the fastest providers around.

Having said that, despite promoting a 99.9% uptime, only the most expensive Supersonic plan comes with a 99.9% uptime guarantee. The two other plans have a 99% guarantee. To EasyWPs credit, this is still better than what most providers on the market offer, especially for the price you pay.

Customer Sites Calendar

When it comes to speeds, EasyWP claims to be one of the fastest WordPress hosting providers on the market. The question is, does EasyWP live up to its claims? On their website, EasyWP features a comparison graph including some key metrics such as fully loaded time (0.7 seconds) and time to first byte (192 milliseconds).

In the chart, they claim to offer faster hosting than some of the top providers on the market: Bluehost, GoDaddy, WP Engine and Kinsta. Truth be told, they may just be right.


Simple, One-Click Backups

Regardless of how experienced you are when it comes to managing a WordPress website, one of your main concerns should be whether or not you can quickly backup important files and data. Which is exactly why EasyWP offers straightforward, one-click backups.

To restore your WordPress website, all you have to do is head over to the WordPress Backups section within your EasyWP dashboard, enter the backup name in the blank Backup Description field and select Create Backup.

It really couldn’t get any easier than this.


Security

Provided how many companies have experienced huge data breaches over the last few years (I’m looking at you Nintendo), it would simply be foolish to overlook security.

Fortunately, EasyWP offers caching, simple backups, free SSL, and free CDN with selected packs. When hosting with EasyWP, you have the option to purchase one of the SSL certificates by Namecheap.

You can also choose a trusted, third-party provider. If you opt to use an SSL certificate from Namecheap, there’s a convenient guide on how to add SSL to your WordPress site. Even newbies will be able to protect their site in a short space of time.


Customer Service

As with every hosting provider on the market, EasyWP claims that their “customer service is one of the most well regarded in the industry”.

While anyone can make that claim, many users mention how fast and reliable their customer service is. At the same time, a number of users online have expressed how poor their customer service is after they were left without answers.

support-serviceGiven the current global situation, it would simply be unfair to rate their customer service at this moment in time. With that being said, EasyWP is available to answer your questions 24/7, so be sure to get in touch if you require assistance.


Final Thoughts: Is EasyWP Worth It?

All things considered, EasyWP is an excellent web hosting provider for anyone looking for an affordable WordPress hosting solution.

In contrast with Bluehost, EasyWP is the perfect option for those of you who generate a large amount of traffic every month. This is all thanks to the Supersonic pack that allows for up to 500k visitors per month.

While EasyWP doesn’t provide near-perfect customer service as Siteground does, it’s not often you come across a provider that offers 500k visitors/month and 100GB SSD storage for less than $12 a month.

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