Making the Case for Website Builder
In the past, building your own website from scratch could seem daunting, tiresome, and downright expensive. No wonder so many businesses would choose to forgo a website in favor of a Facebook page or some other social media presence.
Thankfully nowadays, if you’re not a coder, it’s not a problem. With Namecheap, we believe building a website should take less time, cost less, and perhaps most importantly for all you not-so-technical users, require less effort than you think.
What is Website Builder?
Because we want every business to grow and be successful, each of our Shared Hosting Plans (Stellar, Stellar Plus, and Stellar Business) now features a complementary Website Builder. This means you can start building your own fully-fledged website to expand your customer reach or even edit an existing website design.
Website Builder gives you the freedom to either build your website from scratch or edit an existing website design (more on this in a moment). Featuring a visual editing interface with simple drag-and-drop solutions, it’s inherently easy to add such elements as images, text, videos and the like. The result? An aesthetically-pleasing, easy-to-use website that is up and running in virtually no time at all.
Do you have an existing website already? No worries. It’s easy to import an existing website from another hosting provider with Website Builder. The import function makes it super simple, without needing to hire a web designer to do so.
And, when compared to the ever-popular WordPress, where editing code for themes or plug-ins is commonplace, Namecheap’s Website Builder is ideal for those “self-professed” tech novices who have little-to-no specialist knowledge.
The best part? Website Builder is included at no additional charge. And, with Shared Hosting Plans that start at $2.88 a month, there’s never been a better time to start building.
Why Should I Use Namecheap’s Website Builder?
1) It’s Simple & Intuitive
Whether you’re a small business or would like to promote your own personal brand, Website Builder includes a simple drag-and-drop solution that requires little technical skill. By supporting the import of existing websites, your business can keep running as usual.
2) It’s Easy to Transfer
Already built a website with another website builder but want to transfer to us? You can! Just follow these easy steps.
3) It Adapts to Your Language
Select from 45+ languages, from French to Finnish, Mandarin to Malaysian.
4) It Offers a Variety of Designs
With almost 200 fully-equipped templates at your fingertips, the design possibilities for your website are endless.
5) It’s Plugin-Friendly
Website Builder features various plug-ins such as social media buttons, payment options, as well as videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Google Maps and more. So, it’s up to you to decide how simple or complex your website will be.
6) It’s Fully Responsive
A built-in responsive design automatically adjusts to all devices, providing an optimal viewing experience on everything from your mobile phone to a desktop computer.
7) It’s Ideal for E-Commerce
Website Builder features a wide range of payment options, dynamic attributes, and customizable views that are ideal for selling a product or providing a service.
How Do I Start Using My Website Builder?
Once you purchase your Shared Hosting plan, all you have to do is follow the set-up instructions that you’ll receive in your welcome email.
Now locate the Website Builder icon from your cPanel (the control panel that acts as a separate account, designed for managing your hosting service on the server) and choose your domain name. From here, you’ll be able to select from the wide variety of ready-to-use templates and start building your website in minutes.
For those of you with existing websites, simply follow the steps listed in our handy tutorial for a hassle-free import. Here, it’s easy to modify your design and publish right away!
If you need a little more help, our Customer Support Team is available 24/7 to lend a hand.
The Bottom Line?
Unlike other competitors out there, Namecheap does not charge an additional fee for our Website Builder. Even better, all features are enabled by default, meaning you do not need to upgrade to access more, i.e. customizing your favicon or footer. Best of all, our customer service team is on standby who is happy to answer any and all of your hosting questions.
So, what are you waiting for? Start building!