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Namecheap vs Shopify: What are the differences?

What is Namecheap? Cheap Domain Names Registration. We provide a set of DNS servers spread across the US and Europe to deliver highly reliable DNS services to everyone. By choosing Namecheap.com as your domain registrar, you are choosing a highly reputable and reliable partner. Namecheap.com is rated 4.6 out of 5 - Based on 1,395 reviews via Google Checkout.

What is Shopify? Quickly and easily create a beautiful online store with Shopify. Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.

Namecheap belongs to "Domain Registration" category of the tech stack, while Shopify can be primarily classified under "Ecommerce".

Some of the features offered by Namecheap are:

  • URL Forwarding (no-ads)- Redirect your domain visitors to any URL or website of your choice. You can cloak the URL to hide the destination.
  • Email Forwarding (no-ads)- Create and redirect @yourdomain.tld email addresses to other email accounts of your choice.
  • Reliable DNS servers- Modify record types like A address, MX, MXE, CNAME and TXT in real time and at no extra cost.

On the other hand, Shopify provides the following key features:

  • Choose from 100+ professional themes
  • Customize the look of your online store
  • Start accepting orders in minutes

"Cheap" is the top reason why over 19 developers like Namecheap, while over 14 developers mention "Affordable yet comprehensive" as the leading cause for choosing Shopify.

According to the StackShare community, Shopify has a broader approval, being mentioned in 150 company stacks & 32 developers stacks; compared to Namecheap, which is listed in 46 company stacks and 33 developer stacks.

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What is Namecheap?

We provide a set of DNS servers spread across the US and Europe to deliver highly reliable DNS services to everyone. By choosing Namecheap.com as your domain registrar, you are choosing a highly reputable and reliable partner. Namecheap.com is rated 4.6 out of 5 - Based on 1,395 reviews via Google Checkout

What is Shopify?

Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.
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        What are some alternatives to Namecheap and Shopify?
        GoDaddy
        Go Daddy makes registering Domain Names fast, simple, and affordable
        Gandi
        Gandi VPS Cloud Hosting offers you a flexible server with dedicated resources. The VPS virtualization is made possible by Xen technology.
        Amazon Route 53
        Amazon Route 53 is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating human readable names like www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like 192.0.2.1 that computers use to connect to each other. Route 53 effectively connects user requests to infrastructure running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) – such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, or an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket – and can also be used to route users to infrastructure outside of AWS.
        Google Domains
        It is a domain registration service which includes top website builders. The privacy is included at no additional cost. It also includes simple domain management tools.
        Wix
        Creating your stunning website for free is easier than ever. No tech skills needed. Just pick a template, change anything you want, add your images, videos, text and more to get online instantly.
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        Avatar of tpkemme
        Web Developer at codeBOX
        Review ofNamecheapNamecheap

        Namecheap may not be the CHEAPEST hosting provider (check out GoDaddy's disturbingly cheap shared hosting ) but I would also not consider it expensive. Hosting and domain registration are about $9 a month typically. Considering how high quality Namecheap's products are and how much customer support Namecheap provides, I would honestly expect their prices to be higher. But if you're patient like me and buy your domain and hosting package on Black Friday, you can get a year of registration and hosting for only $2.00!

        For someone looking for a hosting provider that is a perfect mixture of budget and features, Namecheap is the one!

        Also, I can't stress how great their customer support is. I would say their customer support agents are close to rivalling the support agents at WPEngine, and that's saying a lot because WPEngine is probably one of the most expensive hosting options.

        How developers use Namecheap and Shopify
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        datapile uses NamecheapNamecheap

        Namecheap is the best domain registrar in the universe, hands down. They provide a solid product (the domain-name blood that keeps us flowing online) at an extremely reasonable price, amazing management tools with a solid UI/UX on the control panel, and the CEO did an AMA on reddit (we love reddit).

        Avatar of BookAuthority
        BookAuthority uses NamecheapNamecheap

        We used Namecheap to register https://bookauthority.org

        Avatar of Shirtigo GmbH
        Shirtigo GmbH uses ShopifyShopify

        We allow users to push products to their shopify shop and fulfill orders.

        Avatar of Adrian Harabulă
        Adrian Harabulă uses NamecheapNamecheap

        free 1 year .me domain for students; condr.me

        Avatar of Circle Bot
        Circle Bot uses NamecheapNamecheap

        Namecheap is Circle's domain registrar.

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