Namehero hosting review

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In this article, we shall particularly review Namehero, one of the prominent web hosting companies, the plans and support services this company offers, the pros, and the cons.  

So, what is Namehero and why is it attracting many customers? 

NameHero is a web hosting company that was started and built by a group of entrepreneurs called “startup Hero” in 2015. Namehero is based in the United States and its servers are located in Michigan and Arizona. The website features in the English language and hosts over 30,000 websites.

What plans, support, and services does Namehero offer?

Name Hero offers cloud-based, shared and VPS hosting services to individuals and small businesses looking for cost-effective plans with reliable support and many features including email accounts, bandwidth, and FTP accounts.

The plans come with at least one domain included and feature support for MySQL and MariaDB database systems plus several programming languages including PERL, Ruby on Rails, and PHP 5.

If you are looking to create your own hosting company or provide different online services to clients, Namehero has reseller plans for you. Reseller plans share the same features like the shared plans but offer much more disk space and bandwidth allowances.

Name hero’s cloud VPS plans to support similar features like the shared and reseller services, but provide dedicated access to resources such as CPU cores, RAM, and IP addresses. If you happen to order for VPS hosting, you will enjoy a fully managed server with support for cPanel, WHM, and content management systems like WordPress.

Therefore, NameHero’s shared hosting comes with the following features:

99.9% uptime

Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate

Daily automatic backups

One free domain registration

Unlimited SSD (limited by inode)

Name hero has a contact form, maintains a Facebook page, and has a blog for updates. All this is put in place in case customers need to consult with Name Hero for help or any form of assistance.  Customers can also consult the blog and knowledgebase for tutorials.

How much does Namehero cost?

NameHero will have a plan for you from as low as $4 to $30. The prices vary based on the type of hosting plan one may pick on.

If you are a beginner, it is better to start with a cheaper plan; because visitors may take longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. As your visitors increase, the company will help you to migrate to a more expensive plan. 

What we like about name hero (pros)

Name hero offers a free domain and SSL.

It offers free complimentary website migrations 

24/7 dedicated customer service through phone calls, live chat, support ticket, and email.

Name hero offers a comprehensive knowledge base with text and tutorial videos.  

NameHero offers a reasonable price listing yet with quality.  

Name hero provides blazing fast load times for websites of all sizes. It uses the LiteSpeed webserver which is up to nine times faster than Apache. This improves page load time.  

Name hero offers a free Railgun connection in Cloudflare. Cloud flare helps in load balancing, minifying of code and images, and more. Railgun accelerates the connection between your origin server and Cloudflare by compressing dynamic content up to 99.6% and increasing your performance by an average of 200%.

NameHero also uses RAID 10 mirroring and stripping. That combined with the SSD provides excellent performance and reliability. Plus, it uses CloudLinux OS which provides dedicated resources to each customer.

NameHero offers a Softaculous applications installer so you don’t have to worry about manual installation and setups of WordPress, Magento, Joomla, and more.

What you may not like about name hero (cons)

No free trial offered

There’s no month-to-month payment plan

Offsite backups come at a cost depending on the backup space that you want.

Setup fee charged

Bottom line

NameHero is not our top web hosts but has enormous advantages most big hosting companies may not offer. For a beginner, this is the best hosting provider for you. You can start with Namehero’s cheaper plan and upgrade later. NameHero can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan.

We have also written an article on how to choose the best hosting provider, you can get it here.

 

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